Jackson always gets to model for his moms creations, soon he will think he's too old!
Sunday, August 30, 2015
...GO! What a beautiful photograph!
Well it might take a drink of water and some dinner to get the courage to make that leap!
Brother Lee did well for himself both in the military and in his civilian career! He was a great friend and mentor to Len! It was as if no time had passed in our friendship and it's been 24 years since we saw them last. Insung is retired now and they help take care of grandchildren, he also served 3 times as a bishop like Len!
Sunday, August 16, 2015
This sweet man of mine is quite something! He works nights until 1:30 am and then sleeps for a couple hours and gets up at 5:30 to teach early morning seminary. He does it with a smile on his face and a glimmer in his eyes! He then sleeps another hour or so and gets up and spends 2-3 hours preparing his next days lesson. I am amazed at his live for the Lord and his willingness to serve! He is a great example of discipleship!
My mom posted this picture of my great grandmother that she came in possession of just recently. It is one I had never seen and just wanted to share. I had the great opportunity to know My great grandma Johnson, as she was still alive when I was an adolescent. I remember her coming to visit and U.S. Going to visit her. She had a dry hi ore but was full of life, she had a little dog called Queenie Baby that she loved more than us, we thought in those days that was nuts to treat a dog like family, but nowadays everyone treats their dog that way. Funny how times change. I remember grandma a,ways had a story about someone I didn't know about but just to hear her excitement made me happy. She is buried next to grandpa in the cemetery in Joesph Utah.
Got to spend the morning with these cute girls. We made 8 loaves of brea ( which we shared with four other people) and then we made play dough for the kids. Juliet made her own loaf of bread and the boys gobbled it up when they got home from school. It was a fun morning, topped off with a bargain find at Goodwill Thrift Store. Family time is the best.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Miss Juliet is being a stinker about having herbpicturebtaken today! She looks so cute!
Jordan was especially animated today and had such a fun time.
My cute dad celebrated his 83rd birthday this week. One of the things dad looks forward to all year is Halloween! At Ace hardware where he still works he plans for weeks what he will dress up like! This year it was Bat Masterson, in the past it was Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp and other western Herod, he just loves it!
Juliet is starting to be like the big boys, she loves to ride her Cinderella scooter!
August 5, 1980 this fine young man came into our lives. Born in Frankfurt Germany in the American hospital.
Cory shipped out this morning aboard the Coast Guad Ice Breaker Healy. He will be gone for 2 1/2 months, which puts him back in Alaska somewhere around the middle to end of October. He is going to document through photographs and stories the mission of this ice breaker. He said there were 140 aboard the ship. This includes crew and many scientists. The scientists will study all kinds of things from ice flow, water temperatures, medical, environmental and other studies. It is the very first unaccompanied trip to the Arctic. Usually the ship has escorts and a helicopter but this time they are floating solo. That is a little unnerving, but got to trust they know what they are doing.
Cory has spent the past three days here at Dutch Harbor Unalaska. He got to see them preparing the ship to go out to sea. The logistics are incredible he said. Food and supplies and I hope some 'ordinance'. Dutch Harbor has a history from World War II as it was the only other place on American soil that was bombed at the time Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was bombed. It has been rebuilt and serves as a major fishing village grossing several billion dollars in fishing revenue mostly haddock and cod.
While Cory was there at Dutch Harbor he was able to take advantage of the water and went kayaking. That boy never wastes an opportunity to have an adventure of some kind. Communication will be spotty at best while he is gone, mostly just email. We eagerly await the photos to start coming. Cory will photograph all aspects of life aboard a Coast Guard Ice Breaker, from stem to stern and the work they are doing aboard. All his work will go through Seattlebefore being posted on the Coast Guard website. Cory has an eye for photography and he is the best there is. He finds the best shots and captures the essence of what is going on around him in the best possible light. So excite...prays and ,I've shipping out with him today and everyday he is gone.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
The closest temple to us is the Gilbert Temple outside of Phoenix. We went fasting and praying today to get some direction and strength for this next leg of our journey! We reviewed the revelation we were seeking and it was strong and beautiful ! We are supposed to be here in Tucson at this time and we love it here! We are excited for our next chapter to begin- here we go!