My dad loves to start pomegranate bushes from scratch! When we moved to Tucson he gave me a start! It looked like a dead stick for most if the winter but now look at it! We are so excited and. Would love to plant more! Thanks dad!
Getting us some Temple Time! Our day date this week was a drive to the Gilbert Temple! It is a suburb of Phoenix! What a beautiful day it was with my sweetheart! Got upe. Ally and drive the 2 hours to Gilbert!
The session was so spiritual, one if the best experiences I have had at the temple! The new film is inspired and well done we both felt the spirit strongly today! The decor in this temple was simple and elegant! The colors and stained glass were so soothing and simply exquisite! It added to the special spirit there! We felt blessed to be able to spend this time at the temple!
My weeks pretty mush consist of the same things, the ones that bring me joy and that is spendin time with the kids! Jackson learned to ride a 2 wheel bike this week and that was a huge accomplishment! One of those life altering things we learn to do that defines us as moving up in the world! At first he was just too scared and didn't have self confidence (we have all been there). Then with some great encouragement and some bribery from grandma he tried it! We are all a little wobbly when we first tackle something hard or new, he kept trying and before you knew it he was riding like a pro! His confidence is through the roof and he and grandmas went to get the promised Banana Split!
Juliet is such a darling little girl! There is no fear in this one! She tries to do everything and anything even things that the boys won't attempt! She climbed up on this electrical box all by herself! Gave her mom a heart attack at church when she disappeared from the nursery and had the whole ward looking for her! She was hiding in a room with the door closed! She climbs monkey bars, slides and walls at the park with no apprehension at all! She can be very, very loud and then soft and sweet! She is very musical and know several songs and keeps in tune very well! Loves he Papa!
Went to babysit while the kids are meeting with the realtor about their house ! Juju always says "tubby, tubby" when she wants a bath! So I out her in the tub with bubbles and before I knew it we had a full house! Tabbies for everybody!
This picture was so cute I just had to include it in the blog. I was babysitting Juliet while Jenny took Jackson to the doctor (he has strep throat)! So we took some ice cubes out in the back patio and did some "ice painting" making pictures with ice and watching them magically disappear! She loves doing it and even Jordan joined in the fun!
We took a little day trip and went south if Tucson to Patagonia, Sonita, and Nogales! What an interesting rude that was. As we went through the rolling hills it felt like we were in California!
The hills were rolling and grass covered with even eucalyptus trees and bay trees! It was so much fun. We stopped at a little bakery in Patagonia and bought some fun pastries and the lady there told us about an old ghost town not too far away. Only one adobe home still standing but there was a cemetery there that was interesting to poke around!
We sure live for our day dates there is no one I would rather have an adventure with than my sweetheart!
I have been thinking a lot about my kids lately. They are all grown with their own lives. We rarely hear from Dusty as he is so busy with his shop. He needs more employees but is finding it difficult to find good help so he works 14-16 hour days. He lives in Murphysboro Illinois. Cory is also busy, we hear from him a little more often, he is in the Coast GuRd stationed in Mystic CT. He is a public affairs person at the Voast Guard Academy. He gets to write, draw, photograph and interview guardsmen and public figures in his job. Right. Is he is researching and writing a book. He recently took a trip overseas to France to research WWII sites for his book. Misty is also busy teaching school. She ,over it. Recently she started designing and making her a craft room at their house. She has a
new sewing machine. She likes to paint, craft, and sew and I see great things blossoming in that girl. Pete I in the process of buying his first home here in Tucson. They have an offer in on one now and are very excited to finally put down roots and have a place they can call home.
My brother Dan had a birthday this month. He is living in Midland Texas right now where he is the foreman on a large hotel construction. He is such a great husband, father and brother, I sure miss him! Happy 58th little brother!
Len is working for BE Aerospace! They build airline cabins and supply parts for building aircraft components! He likes it and it is something he is familiar with.. He works the 3:00 PM -11:45 PM shift! He gets home to sleep about midnight then has to get up at 5:30 to teach early morning seminary for the church! Then he rushes home and sleeps a couple more hours then spend the rest of the day until work time preparing the next lesson for seminary! He loves The Lord and wants to serve him as best he can! He never grumbles just is happy to be working and serving! Insure love this man!
Pretty excited about all this citrus! One of the homes Pete and Jenny were looking at had a grapefruit tree in the yard so we asked if we could have some and therealtor said sure! Then a friend gave us some lemons and oranges - I think I am in heaven!
Misty said she came home from work and Kyla had dyed her hair black and had make up on. This is not like Kyla at all but it is fun to see her experiment and go outside her comfort zone! I think she did a great job! Beautiful young woman!