Sunday, December 29, 2013
Stake Sacrament meeting today, we saw some deer on our way in,
there turned out to be about 8 of them.
December 28th ~ two today
We attended Jenny and Will's wedding reception,
and even got a picture with them.
we got to attend Chris and Tina's
I found this today,
cut outs of Liam's hands from 9 years ago
We sure love him!
our attempt at a self portrait of us wearing the coats Rick sent
two from today
The Pope family carolers
a small part of our big family gathered around mom and dad's bed
to read Luke 2 and sing some Christmas Carols
Monday, December 23, 2013
the birthday of one of my heroes today,
Joseph Smith was born 208 years ago.
I'm so grateful for all he did.
we invited all ward member who had not left town for Christmas
to have dinner with us, we got 10 of them.
Drake and Christina, Eric, Brenda, Kramer, John, Michael, Daniel, Xerenie, and McKie.
candle light dinner commemorating the winter solstice;
we talked about darkness and light,
so grateful that the Savior came and overcame all darkness
with His light.
Santa did me a huge favor in delivering this box of gifts.
Robin and Dennison celebrating a birthday and a graduation in a beautiful place.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Christmas at our house
more wedding cookbooks for Christmas weddings.
I think I've made about a million of these.
Dave had the lens in his eye replaced this morning,
then he slept off the anesthetic all day.
He vision is much better now.
some YSA ward members after the stake musical fireside
this is Cache's method of keeping Ella out of the cupboard, clever boy.
guess which 'stage of Christmas' we are in
this package came in the mail today!
new rule at our house ~ we need to eat the salad
before we can fill the bowl with ice cream
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
my mom and dad's Christmas mantle
Bishopric and High Councilor with wives at the ward Christmas dinner
Clark and Saralee Swenson, Dave and me, Chad and Michelle Barlow,
and Spencer and Gaylene Call.
Megan, Cameron, Kayla, Ryan, Ann, Rachel, and Marc
and our home teachers Skyler and John Clark
Dinner at the Swenson's, I should have taken a picture with people in it.
two for today
above, my clever sister taking dad down the hall for breakfast
and below, me with Vienna and Carter a couple years ago,
happy birthday Vienna!
my scripture study this month,
harmony of the gospels ~ it's been a great experience so far.
NuSkin employee Christmas party.
Yes, that is LeAnn Rimes, in person.
first real snowstorm of the season,
Dave got to use the snow blower.
two pictures of French Christmas decorations,
Monday, December 2, 2013
the sunset we saw on our way home from church
Steve and Cache at Dylan's baptism lunch
a classic picture we found today,
Lindsay, Robin, and Annie
three for today,
a pickle grab,
our Thanksgiving table,
and almost all of the pies
our turkey with Tootsie Pop feathers
I made Broccoli Cheese soup
and Lemon brownies this morning.
went running this morning
Sunday, November 24, 2013
a fun dinner group
Krista, Gretchen, Chris, Matt, Justin, Lauren, and Ashley
Vienna's birthday gifts
projects for birthdays and Christmas
mid-week dinner group
we had breakfast for dinner then watched '42'
Brian, Lisa, Joey, Jessica, Anna, Brenda, Lincoln, and Will
for Ella for Christmas
books I want to read next
what I'm reading now, in my not too frequent spare time.
Monday, November 18, 2013
A few ward members after the fireside last night
where we were pleased to hear Elder and Sister Worthen.
Lisa, Jessica, Jessica, Michael, Lloyd, Joey, and Cameron.
my third day in the temple this week,
I was a substitute Saturday morning and saw about 10 people I know.
My beautiful daughter who is far away, in front of a famous lady.
Yes, she really was at the Louvre.
an updated picture of the construction of the Provo City Center temple.
It's coming along nicely.
I read about the brother of Jared again today, I learn much from his experience.
Nov 12th ~ these two pictures are a hold over from yesterday, Veteran's Day
Dave in his very handsome Marine days
and my dad as a young sailor on the USS Iowa in WW2.