Sunday, June 28, 2015


My newly repurposed craft table! It is tall so will be perfect for my crafting! I love FB got it for $20.

My new daubed also purchased through FB for $20, it gives me more room in the craft room than the queen bed did so I am super happy!

My new Do

Well yes I went to the hie salon and they got me a wee bit short by thankfully hair grows- it sure is nice and cool.
Just a color shot of me!

Love me some Juju

This little two year old has me wrapped tightly around her finger! I just melt when I see her.
She loves to dress up in anything she can find and is girl through and through because she especially loves shoes! Maybe she gets that from her daddy!
Juliet find 'Fun' in everything! We went to the Foothill Mall on Saturday and she found this table and immediately found some fun! 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

San Diego LDS Temple

The grounds around the temple are so beautiful, Juliet lived the flowers more than anything!
Juliet loves her Papa more than anything, she is always making sure Papa is looking at her!
Papa look at the flowers, they so pretty she said!

San Diego LDS Temple

Today was Sunday so we wanted to take the kids by the temple in LaJolla so they could touch the temple! They really enjoyed walking around the gardens and smelling the flowers!
Jordan really didn't want to have his picture taken but was a good sport and let me get a couple!
Juliet at 2 is too young to understand but lived all the beautiful flowers and is always ready for a picture!
Jackson at almost 7 is such a good boy, still trying hard to be like Jesus, he has a hard time being grateful for what is given him and often gets angry when he doesn't get his way but for the most part is a very helpful good big brother.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

San Diego Vacation 2015

Pictures from the beach on Coronado Island, Jordan chasing waves and laughing so hard!
Papa and I just love this place, we have come so many times that it feels like home to us more and more!
Juliet and Jackson, everything he did she wanted to do - she really looks up to him and wants to be like him. That girl has no fear!
It was fun to see Pete enjoy his little family and relax! Water was perfect and the cooler weather wAs so welcome as we left temperatures of 109 in Tucson!
This is a very rare sight and I felt so blessed to capture it on film! These two really love each other!
Jackson teaching his little sister how to play in the surf, such a cute little relationship between brother and sister!
Run fast here comes the wave... They were all trying to get away unfortunately Jordan didn't quite make it and got pulled under by the wave... He was done after that was pretty traumatic for him and the salt water burned his little eyes!
The reflection on the water was so beautiful and the sillouette was so fun! Jenny and Jack having fun in the water!
Hey everybody look at me!

Coronado Island

We got to San Diego safely, changed clothes and went straight to the beach!
I really thought the kids would be a little frightened of the big ocean but they took right to it and had so much fun! Jackson said, "Grandma, this is the best day of my life!" My heart grew ten times that day 

Juliet was having so much fun running and chasing the waves in and out! She had so much fun as did the little boys!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Today I don't have aid true to go with my blog, but I wanted to write about my scripture reading this morning. How wonderful are the scriptures? They are a powerful influence in my life. Today I read in 
1 Nephi 17, Nephi was commanded to build a boat, something he had no experience or knowledge of how to do it, yet he didn't whine or decline to command...he went forth with faith in the Lord. How often in my life am I asked to do hard things,methinks that maybe I feel inadequate doing? There are many times.moften I get a calling and I wonder to myself How does the Lord think Incan do this? I want to decline or whine about it. Several years ago I was called to be the Stake Primary president, I couldn't believe that the Lord wanted me to do this,most of all the more qualified women in the stake. I remember going to the scriptures when pondering counsellors to be called to serve with me and I was directed to 1 Nephi 17-18 I soon came to realize that if the Lord could direct Nephi to build a boat (and not like the manner of that time but what the Lord designed, then He could help me build a Primary Presidency. So I completely trusted the Lord. He came through for me as he did for Nephi. He called great women of faith and knowledge to serve with me. Together with the Lords help we built something wonderful. We were more hands on than any stake primary I have ever been privy to. We visited every week one of the wards,Mae helped and served beside our sweet sisters. We held workshops that built confidence and strength. I feel the sisters felt loved and supported during my 3 1/2 years. During that time a Spanish branch was formed and I went every Sunday to play the piano for them and help them get up and running. I felt through my service during this time that I truly had found the promised land. It was way out of my comfort zone, something I would never believe I could do, but through these chapters in the Book of Mormon I knew the Lord would help and bless me. As I read these chapters again today I am reaffirmed in my convictions and trust in the Lord. It is a great day and I feel loved.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Cinnamon Roll Cake

I have grown to love baking. I try out new recipes all the time. I guess I have too much time on my hands LOL, but I love it. Today we are trying out Cinnamon Roll Cake. Supposed to taste like a cinnamon roll only in cake form. It uses sour cream or buttermilk in the batter so it should be yummy.

Car 54 where are you?

We bought a little car for Juliet at a yard sale -  Jack folded himself inside and I just couldn't resist taking a couple pictures!Just chillaxin trying to figure out how to get out of the car! You can do it Jack!

Summer Water Fun

Summer fun at grandma's swimming pool - well not ours but in the neighborhood where we live!
Over the course at a few weeks of swimming nearly every day the kids are getting more brave in the water! At first we could barely get them in past their knees and Jordan not at all! Now they use their pool noodles and Jack pretty much goes everywhere around the pool.
Jordan uses the side of the pool to get around and is doing quite well! Heaven forbid though don't splash even a drop of water on him because he throws the biggest fit and screams like you are killing him! So pretty much you can't have fun with any of the kids because they all throw a fit if you even suggest having fun or doing what the other kids are doing! So we just leave them alone - sure would be fun to play with them though! Maybe someday when we are too old! LOL

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Not a great week

Not much blogging this week to speak about! Pete's family had the flu bug which hit Juliet worse than anybody, next in line though was grandma! We both got hit hard and it took several days to feel human again! Love being healthy! Papa and Jackson didn't get hit at all lucky them!