Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Grannybird meets Martha!

Martha Stewart was at the Rampart Williams-Sonoma signing her books today so Kris and I took Grannybird. She LOVES Martha as you can tell by the pictures she was chatting it up and had Martha spellbound and speechless. Grannybird told her she has taken her magazine since the first one and has never thrown one away!! Martha told her the first edition ones are worth 400.00 $ and she should sell them on Ebay! It was a treat....

Another Year....

I really can't believe another year has flown by! I blogged about Darren's last birthday and here is another one.(so I've been blogging for over a year....to bad I haven't been consistent or I could have a book made of the last year...good new year's resolution...)
Darren you are a joy. I love you SO much, you will not understand until you are a father one day the kind of love that comes with being a parent. Thank you for so many things you do right. You are loyal and loving and sensitive. We have watched your testimony grow this past year and look forward to watching it increase even greater this following year. Thanks for being a great son, brother, uncle, and friend. Keep up the good work, you are loved...Happy Birthday!!!! xoxoxox

Friday, October 23, 2009


While I was doing that last post...this is what Kate was doing! Daniel, Britt came upstairs and we were talking and in came Kate, ohhhhh where did you paint your toes?? In Mimi's room...Brittney and I walked downstairs slowly, I'm thinking new carpet....but it is a miracle, not one drop on my bathroom carpet....she is amazing. I think its time to child proof the house:)

Empty Nester??/Overflowing Nester...

Now that Ron and I are officially 'empty nesters' something has come over me and I am making up for time I didn't have before. Ron has told me no more classes!! These are some of the fun things I've been stretching my brain around...http://thejuliejanepapercompany.blogspot.com/
*A Photoshop class, once a week for ten weeks...it has been great! Julie is an awesome teacher and I don't have to call Brittney as much..."Britt, how do you...???"
*Bernina sewing machine class...at http://www.quiltique.com/...dangerous store...I have a few projects going...
* Just one baking class, two cute sisters Brittney knows that give them. Daniel said to me, Mom its a really fast class, I don't know if you'll be able to keep up...well I may be an 'empty nester' but I held my own!! This is where you can sign up! http://twobakingsisters.blogspot.com/ This is a scary picture...(I can't believe I'm putting this on my blog, ) but focus on the pizza...barbecue chicken, it turned out really good....but I'm thinking papa john's no mess, no time...seems like what a real 'empty nester' would do!
*Genealogy...I wish I could have a private tutor...I've had a few late nighters with this one. I am not a patient learner, in my world seriously just plug into a USB cord,( I think your belly button would work perfect) and push Download!! Can you imagine...but no pain no gain I guess. The reward wouldn't be as sweet if it was that easy. I really have found some names on Ron's moms lines and it is truly rewarding. She is the only member and there is SO much to do. It is
an amazing feeling, I am so excited to be in the temple doing these family names.
*So now that I'm an 'empty nester' I guess the next thing I must attempt is to twitter or tweet?

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mimi's babysitting....

Help, how did we do this?? We were much younger and could move faster number one!!! Kate is so much fun to watch, she really does not stop. It takes me back to the early days when my kids LoVEd to go to Grannybird's. She always had time for them, they have great memories of the time spent with Gramps and Grannybird. I'm really grateful for their examples....big shoes to fill...help I need some lessons...Grama Linda...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


This little bum has turned into NEMO!! She loves her orange goggles. She loves to get on a noodle, preferably pink, and swim all around the pool...it is scarey, thank goodness for
Uncle 'DA'!! P.S...I think we're going to miss him!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Ok, I give in...

I have layed here for a few hours trying to sleep but it will not come. I read Linda's last post this afternoon and have not stopped thinking about Amber. This is the third time that I have strongly felt like we need to have a fast for Amber. I even talked to some people about the idea month's ago and asked what they thought, Kathie that is personal for the Schlauder's, so ok but tonight I'm thinking about the books I've just finished per Keri's recommendation, Sarah's Quilt and These are My Words and the strongest message I got from these books was how these people could have Never made it by themselves. They made it because their family and friends, neighbors provided for each other in every way, emotionally, spiritually, physically. They ralled together in times of trials. We need to learn from those pioneers. I want to help Amber and I know so many people do. Can we set a date to have a fast for her? I know I can't do alot but I can add my prayer and go to the Lord fasting and specifically ask what Pres. Schlauder and Linda would have us pray for, for Amber maybe that just simply she will feel the Saviors Love for her. Can we also have a fast for Adam Bergquist? I don't know if this is the right place to put this out there...I'll remove it immediately Linda if its not but what does everyone feel about it? Maybe we could even have a break the fast and have Amber come. We stopped at Cove Fort on our way home Sunday and there were some missionary couples doing dutch oven and I asked do you eat together every Sunday and she said no just Fast Sunday. Some of the men went fishing and we have a turkey cooking in the ground, so we're having our Break the Fast...I thought just college kids did that.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Oh Canada!!

My mom was born in a very small town in Canada. She was the only child out of eight that made their way to the good old'e USA. My dad served his mission in Canada and the story is that she chased him home (my dad's version). As kids we vacationed almost every summer in Waterton Lakes, the International Peace Park, still to this very day as we make the turn and round a few corners and spy the famous Prince of Wales Hotel a flood of feelings, all good, overwhelm me. Those of my family, my pioneer heritage, the beauties the Lord created for us, the safety I feel in this small little spot. As kids we roamed freely, mingled with our Canadian cousins, spent our time in a modest cabin, one bathroom for 30 to 40 people and loved every minute of it. Even the longgg drive to get there is part of the journey and cherished memories. The year I was 16 and helped drive I was into antiques, we stopped in Butte and my dad patiently drove to store after store and after an all day treasure hunt, we found a dresser and strapped it to the top of the car. He joked saying it would help me to drive slower but we only drove one hour that day Butte to Dillion and to this day that means so much to me because it reminds me how much my Dad loved me! Oh Canada...P.S. You should all go sometime! You should go with Kris she always meets the nicest people!

Friday, July 3, 2009


So many great things have happened the past couple of months. I feel so blessed to have such a great loving, supportive family and so many loving supportive friends.  A picture is worth a thousand words....so I'll let the pictures be my words and express my love and thanks:)