I go to my post-op dr. appt in a little while. I can't believe the difference the surgery made! I'm a new woman! :) Tonight is Russell's last concert for the year. I will take pics and post them for the world to see.
I just love this picture! The beach...it's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.
Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!
I am thankful for so many things. Cloudy skies, rain - and even snow when I stay home. I am thankful for my health - that I can walk, bend, stretch, think, rest. I am thankful for my family. The little guys and the big guy too! And extended family too! I am thankful for my talents - which allow me to express myself in different ways. I am thankful for my callings - being with the kids in Primary sure lends a different perspective on things. Cub Scouts keeps me on my toes and helps the boys learn what they need to know. I am thankful for so many things. Thank you Heavenly Father for blessing me so much!
29 May 2008
A family picture taken at Russell's band concert.
2 May 2008
Nephi and his brand-new pair of glasses! He was so excited when the eye doctor called today to let us know they were in! :) He looks so handsome!
21 April 2008
Picture of the day! I could look at this one all day long! It's so....springy.
12 April 2008
Picture of the day!
28 March 2008
My favorite picture of the day. Notice the snow on the tips of the tulips. It just happened to fall that way. It's like a balancing act!
28 March 2008
Another favorite picture. Donovan's snowman friend.
A clean house
Being my own boss
Complete Book of Sherlock Holmes
early morning hours before family wakes up
Falling asleep to rain
good scrabble game
Jane Austin Books
My dear, kind, wonderful husband
My four boys
Wave watching when it's stormy
A really neat poem to remember President Hinckley
Someone wrote this after the news that President Hinckley had passed. It's beautiful, so I thought it was appropriate to share.
I imagine he's running to Marjorie now, Yes, running, not waving his cane. I see him embracing his father and mother While they keep repeating his name.
I see him now meeting his forebears, Brother Brigham and Joseph are there. Sweet reunion of prophets, united by service That only such noble men share.
I see him embraced by the Savior While Father says, "Good and well done. So faithful in stalwart endurance, I welcome My noble, most excellent son."
I then hear the ripples of laughter As he says the reception's just fine, But he hopes that he'll get an assignment or two Since there's no need to waste any time.
I can hear his clear voice in the stillness At the close of this sweet Sabbath day, Have faith and move forward — there's work to be done. President Hinckley would want it that way.
Anna M. Molgard January 27, 2008
An ode to Aprons.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath. Because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven. It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears. From the chicken coop the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven. When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. And when the weather was cold, Grandma wrapped it around her arms. Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees. When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds. When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner. It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.
*Disclaimer* I didn't write this. It was posted on another site I visit. My love of aprons compelled me to add it to my blog.
I love flowers. Especially when I can grow them myself!
Summer fun 2007
Brother helping brother helping brother.
Is this snowball BIG enough?
January Snow 2006
We had 10 inches of snow overnight - the boys are enjoying it!