Why this blog...

I am the mother of the three most talented, intelligent and beautiful children ever to live on this earth. I am also privileged to be married to the most wonderful man! He has added three additional talented, intelligent and beautiful children to our family! I have a job that I mostly love, a wonderful education, a beautiful home, marvelous family, and I have the privilege of belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have been greatly blessed in my life, but I sometimes forget that. So, I decided to create this blog as a way to remind myself of all the many blessings and miracles that surround me. (I'm also terrible at keeping a journal- so this will be something for my kids to enjoy as well.)

I hope you enjoy what you read. I would love to hear what you think!


Friday, April 20, 2018

Only Six Long, Short Years Ago.....

Met this amazing man for the first time in the same spot we took this picture a couple of years later!

Best decision I made in online dating: meeting this man! I am blessed.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Another ONE!

Olivia is one! And such a darling too!

She is all smiles!

And even puts up with Parker wanting to hold 'the baby'- referring to Olivia, of course.

They look about the same size in this blurry selfie...

Can't wait to see Olivia's smile again soon.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Putting Away Christmas...

I love putting up my Christ-mas tree and nativities every year!

I enjoy them so much- but Char's birthday is so close to Christmas that, in years past, I felt like I had to hurry and put Christmas away so she could have a special day all about herself!

This year, Char was back at her own home for her birthday; so I left Christmas up and enjoyed it longer...

And then February came, and although I could have put it all away, I found things I wanted to do even more with my time- like take a short road trip with Luke, enjoy doing projects around the house, and just life!

So putting away Christmas took a little longer this year. And that was okay. Life is so good!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Happy 60th to us!!!

We made it to 60...

60 months!

I am so blessed! Happy anniversary to us!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Today is my mother's birthday.... I miss her very much. But what a blessing to have such a great mom!

And here is an article about her birth while her father served his country.

Thanks for sharing, Aunt Karen.

Love you Mom!!!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

These Turned Out Pretty Well...

Now to see what the Littles think!

Grandma Dee’s Healthier Cookies

3 Mashed Bananas (ripe)
1/4-1/3 c maple syrup
1/2 c coconut oil

Add and blend:
2 eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla

2 c oats
1 1/2  c fine ground whole wheat flour
1 1/2 - 2 tsp. baking soda
1 c Raisins or dark chocolate chips or other chips...

Preheat oven to 350. Bake for 13-15 minutes! Yummy!

Monday, January 8, 2018

A Very Good Anniversary

I am beyond thankful to hear Luke and Jon both express how very glad they both are for this day 2 years ago!

Jon wanted a dad for so many years- and Luke is so grateful to be able to adopt Jon!

It warms my heart to see them together!