Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Zoey's 1st Birthday

I wasn't able to be with my little Zoey for her first birthday,which was sad for me. I have empty arms that long to hold her and Whitney, but I don't get to do a lot of things that I would love to do.

I did have an unusually experience on Friday night. About 9:30 I received a call from Becky Wood, I had been to her home during the day to drop off brownie for a bake sale they were having for her daughter Lynsey who has cancer. I told Becky that I had a baby crib and if she needed anyone to tend Lynsey's baby I would be happy too. Becky said that the whole bunch of them were very tired and not feeling well and Lynsey had, had a treatment the day before and they had, had it. She asked if I would take the baby. I was surprised and a bit worried because I wasn't ready to go to Sarah's for a week and was ironing and packing but I said sure I would love to. I had to leave by 9:00 the next morning to get to Tooele and take Dan and Sarah to the airport by noon.

Little Jane arrived and was a beautiful baby with the full head of hair in pig tails. I hadn't ever seen her before. She is three months old and had the sweetest smile. I felt rusty as a new mother but Jane and I settled in with bottles, burping and diapers. I love how cuddly and cute little ones are. It was such a blessing to me to have that sleep over with Jane. Not much sleep but a special feeling of well being. It's funny how when we think we are going to be the one that serves we always end up being served. I didn't get to hold my own little grand daughters but my arms were filled and so was my heart. Thank you Little Miss Jane.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Women's Conferece with my beautiful and fun daughters

We have had amazing talks, food, and fun. Sarah even got to the conference shuttle.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fun with the Stathis kids.

Emma on her Career Day at School
Emma would like to be a News Caster the boy next to her would like to be a motor cross racer.

Jacob wants someone to count his teeth. Nanna is wondering what going on.

We made cookies Nana!

Cookies can be dirty job but somone has to do it.
The best part of cookies is eating the cookie dough.

We went to the church to ride bikes.

There was another family doing the same thing and they had a great time.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

What a week

I got to Cedar City. Kathryn and Jonathan left on their cruise. So I got to spend time with these cute children.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Party on Dudes

I get to be in Cedar City this week and live the grandmother dream of being with the children with out the parents. Kathryn and Jonathan are going on a Mexican Riveria Cruse. We are going to have fun!!!!! Party on Dudes!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I love the Sabath day. Today was so good. It was our ward conference, Bishop Keller spoke he was so loving and kind. He quoted Elder Neal A. Maxwell. "One's life... cannot be both faith-fille and stree-free...Therefore, how can you and I really expect to glide naively through life, as if to say, "Lord, give me experience, but not grief, not sorrow, not pain, not opposition, not betrayal, and certainly not to be forsaken. Keep from me, Lord, all those experiences which mae Thee what Thou art! hen let me come and dwell with Thee and fully share They joy!

Real faith...is required to endure this necessary but painful developmental process."

I went with Sister Marsing to see sister Rienheart who in the hospital with blood clots in her lungs.

Janet Pattrick called to remind me of Bounco, she asked me how Christmas was. I told her about being sick, getting the wrong percripsion, and getting a visit from Bill. She told me that Tom gives Bill credit for being him back into activity by being a home teacher that came every month and helped he come back into activation.

I was very happy to hear such a good thing and know that Bill has done many good things in his life. I didn't know about this one, that made me happy.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Weather has been cold, the snow is frozen and not melting. Christmas was a hard one this year. I was ill, I had a visit from the green eyed monster, my sweet little niece that got tangled up in a bad situation ended up in the poky. Kathryn and I had a visit from Bill Painter. He looked healthier and happier which I was happy about. He didn't seem any different. I know that the Lord stands ready to welcome him back with open arms, I don't think he is ready and that hurts.

Today was a cold be beautiful Sabbath day. It was fast and testimony meeting. I fasted for my dear friend Dennis Polmen he is so very ill. He wrote me the most wonderful letter which has giving me a lot of peace. He has, had such a struggle with his health and had to have surgery this week. I haven't heard how it went. No news is good news.

I taught my last Family History Class today, it went well. At Relief Society I was given the "Shining Start" Award, which I was honored but also feel a bit sad. I needed the blessing in heaven and now feel like I have to do so much more.

I had a funny thing happen, I took the wrong meds for a whole week, the drug store got the bags mixed up. I am so thankful that it was only for stomach acid. I have cought myself from sleep and people but now I have the correct meds I am feeling better.

I have been very impressed with President Uchtdorf conference talk. He said "Love is the defining characteristic of a disciple of Christ." At the heart of joy, you will find the love of good things"

"The greatest of all good things is God." Though we are imcomplete,God love us completely.'

Though we are impertfect, He loves us perfectly". " Though we feel lost and without compass, God's love emcompasses us completely." "We are improtant to God not becasue of our resume but becasue we are his children." " He loves everyone of us even whose are flawed, rejected awkaward, sorrowful, or broken." "God's love is so great that He loves even the proud, the selfish, the arrogant and the wicked." What his means is that, regardless of our current state, there is hope for us.' "No matter our sorrow, no matter our mistakes, our infiniely compassionate Heavenly Father desires that we draw near to Him so that He can draw near to us." "The closer we approach HIm, the more profoundly we experience love." "Ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."

I want to do better this year love is the great commandment, I want it to be the center of all and everthing I do in my faily, in my chruch calloings, and in my job.

I am so delighted with my daughters and son in laws, they are so good to me and help me and make me happy. No one could have more excellent, beautiful, smart, talented and wonderful grand children. I love them all so much.