How does one post on their blog without a picture? This is so strange. Did you know camera's have a hard time surviving when you drop them not once, but twice. I could baby it along for some time. I went to a program at a school and remembered to take pictures. But, alas, the camera refused to perform. The grandchildren did a fabulous job. Then I went to other programs for other grandchildren. No camera. Then there was Thanksgiving weekend! I missed taking pictures of that. I will survive, though. I will not let this get me down. I will be stronger, bigger (Thanksgiving just got over...bigger is a great word), and better!
Once a year Tim and I are invited to attend a banquet in Salt Lake City called Utah Manufacturers Banquet. We are served a wonderful meal, enjoy entertainment, conversations and at the end of the evening we are given a box full of goodies from people who manufacture things in the state. As you can see we get calculators, tape measurerers, cleaning supplies, paper supplies, treats and just other fun stuff. It is always a treat to come home and dig through the box to see what is inside. It is like an early Christmas gift. So much fun. Maybe some of the stuff should find its way into a Christmas Pie.
Tim and I finished the gift wrap center on Friday. We think it turned out well. It was fun doing it together. What do you think?
Sister's Party, 2010 Sister's Party weekend began by going to the Twin Falls, Idaho LDS temple together. Only about half of us that got together could be there in time for the temple. After going to the temple,we drove to Kathie's home where we ate a great dinner of baked potatoes (potatoes grown in Kathie's garden), stroganoff, fruit salad, green salad, dinner rolls, dessert and enjoyed re-aquainting conversation. We sat up and talked for hours and then I remembered to get out my camera. By this time it was way after midnight. As you can tell by the picture of Misty (below) we were getting tired. Of course Misty is 6 month's pregnant and has every reason to be tired. We got to have 2 pregnant women with us. They were troopers to stay up and talk forever while fighting exhaustion. See, we don't look too bad for 2:00 a.m.
The next morning we made some crafts. We made something to take out with us visiting teaching in December...
Can you see the angel wings on Sheila and Arlene's shoulders? The wings are the glow you see on their shoulders.
Brooke and Danika went up with me.
The mature women in the family. Kathie, Georgia, Becky, Sherryl, Arlene, Carolyn, Dianne and Sheila. This is a picture of women of strength, integrity, wisdom, fun, and incredible love. They are women I look up to.
Kathie ad Cindy doing the other craft. A saying rubbed on to a tile. The saying is by Elder Worthlin, "Come what may, and Love It"
When I got home this afternoon I got two surprises. Tim met me at the door (granted I had a granddaughter and daughter with me) and he made me a gift wrap center! Cool! I was totally surprised! What color(s) do I paint it?
It was a big day for Tai and Mike's family! Today Kailie was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Congratulations Kailie!
My little Kailie just before going to the church to be baptized. Such a beautiful little girl!
After Kailie came up out of the water her dad picked her up and gave her a big hug. It was a sweet moment. Lana and Rylee were quick to give Kailie a hug after the confermation.
The Parson family from our ward came to share the day with us. Tai babysat the Parson triplets many years ago and now the two girls will babysit Tai's children. Thanks for coming Rachael, Marissa and Alex! Thanks to your dad and mom, too.
Pictures of family and friends gathering to share the joyful day.
Great- grandma Jennings with Hayden doing his best to smile a goofy smile. Cute!
During dinner Kate and Danika didn't want to be bothered with the job of eating. They just wanted to play. So, of course we let them build a bond of friendship. Food came later.
Tai's high school buddy and her two daughters came to the baptism. Good friends are a treasure. Good to see you Cami!
It is always good to see Jay and Carolyn. Sorry I didn't have your fudge, Jay. (Inside joke)
Jason and his children! What a brave and good man to come without his wife, Lindsey (who was working), all by himself.
I found Mickey Mouse in his Halloween costume hiding in my garden. Can you believe he dressed up as a carrot?
My friend, Linda, and I just got done decorating t-shirts. We learned how to doll up t-shirts at Relief Society a week ago and thought we would give it a try. It took us a couple of hours to do it. I am sure someone else could make one quicker. It was fun!
My mother-in-law finally moved closer to us. She only lives 10 minutes away and is able to come visit more often. The grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her children love having her closer. Kate loved snuggling her one day.
Mr. Isaak can now do the winkie! So cute!
Last Sunday I got to teach the Relief Society lesson. For a visual aid I had Hayden pose for this picture to display.
Brielle posed with her grandfather on this picture. The picture goes with a story Elder Hales told last General Conference. It goes like this:
"Several years ago I was reading the newspaper when one of my young grandsons snuggled up to me. As I read, I was delighted to hear his sweet voice chattering in the background. Imagine my surprise when, a few moments later, he pushed himself between me and the paper. Taking my face in his hands and pressing his nose up to mine, he asked, "Grandpa! Are you in there?"
September 12 Jordan and Nikole hosted our monthly get-together. They fixed a wonderful meal. We loved hanging out, laughing, eating, playing, etc...
Brooke and Kaili
Brooke and Danika
Tim and McKenzie
Nikole and Kate
Just a bunch of us gathered around to talk and take pictures.
Hayden...it is tough getting him to let you take pictures of him.
Sara and Kate.
Brielle, Kailie and Andrew. The little kids love being with their Aunts and Uncles and cousins
Rylee and Sara
Darn it! I have the pictures in the wrong order. But this is Hayden the first day of pre-school. He couldn't wait to go! He ran ahead of everyone else. Hilary tried to take some pictures of his big adventure.
Hayden ran by me and kind of slowed down long enough for me to take a quick picture!
I thought Hayden was running to give me a hug and tell me he was excited to see me. That really wasn't the case. Love seeing all the excitement!
Brielle went to pre-school earlier this month also for the first time. She loves it, too! She paused for me to take a few pictures.
Brielle walking on the sidewalk looking way cute!
First day of pre-school! You look so cute, Brielle!
Late night at grandma's. All 9 grandchildren were there. Great memory builder.
What do you say about yourself that would interest anyone else? I am a mother of 5 children and 10 grandchildren with 3 fabulous son-in-laws and, two daughter-in-laws to keep me in line. To top it off I have the best husband any one woman could have. My basic schedule for most days is to get up early have a personal devotion of scriptures and prayer and hit the road jogging, come home, clean up and play with grandkids, clean house, read, make cookies, eat cookies, think about cookies, look for new cookie recipes...and why did I name my blog what I did? Good times!