Wednesday, August 31, 2011

DANCE... like theres no tomorrow! :): 6th Grade

DANCE... like theres no tomorrow! :): 6th Grade: Well school started one week ago and so far its going pretty good. I got the teacher i wanted (her name is brooke) She is really nice!! We d...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

We've all been given POTENTIAL

Please watch this inspiring video of an amazing Father and son!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Speaking in Church.....

Yesterday, I had a very interesting experience speaking in sacrament meeting.  The lady that spoke before me wasn't there when the meeting started and I was getting pretty nervous about taking more than my allotted 15 minutes!!!~~~She arrived with her husband and adorable golden curled haired 2 year old son. They sat on the front row and when she came up to talk, so did her son.  He rode the railing at the pulpit, threw his shoes over the side, smiled, made faces, ran around in front of the bishopric - needless to say it was amazing to see that the father didn't ever offer to take him out.  The bishop leaned forward at one point to catch him, thinking he was going to fall, a counselor had to sit at the piano because he kept opening up the piano and playing it.  I didn't know this family and found out after the meeting what was going on, but needless to say the spirit was not there...............and I was getting a little nervous that they were going to let him be my companion when I got up to speak as well.!!

When she finished, the choir sang and she and her husband still did not try to reign him.  He kept coming up the stairs and running around the pulpit area.  I was getting quite interested in the reaction of the ward members.  From my vantage point I could see some getting a kick out of it, mainly the youth and some getting quite red-faced............ready to stand up and tell them "get your kid!".

When it was my turn to speak the father again picked up the little boy and they moved to the back of the chapel, where he proceeded to act up and eventually the mother took him out.  I completed my talk and felt a peaceful feeling that finally the spirit was there in our meeting.  When the meeting ended the Bishop came up to me and apologized saying, "Sister Jewkes, I'm so sorry.  This family has just become active again and are unaware obviously of how to help their little son~they told us recently on a home visit that "they do not believe in telling their son no." all came together

.....spare the rod and spoil the child?....................Maybe just a little bit!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


It's a very special day....
when your birthday time is here....

you're a beautiful birthday girl, Amy~

wear a party hat all day long!!!!(smile)

love you, sweet daughter!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Happy Birthday

Have a rip-roaring rootin-tootin-time today!

I'll eat an "in&out" in your honor!

love you sooooooo much!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

A "FIND" from 1952

One of my favorite songs has always been "When He Comes Again" -I learned it in Primary and have sung it all my life.  But always just two verses, well my friend's mother passed away and they found a 1952 copy of this song while going through her papers.  The sheet music has a verse 3 in it and it is beautiful!!

so..........sing along and when you get to the 3rd verse, sing it then look up the scripture:
(Matthew 25: 31, 32)   "When the Son of man shall come in his glory...before him shall be gathered all nations."

I wonder when He comes again, will herald angels sing? 
Will earth be white with drifted snow, Or will the world know spring?
I wonder if one star will shine Far brighter than the rest;
Will daylight stay the whole night through?
Will song birds leave their nests?
I'm sure He'll call His little ones together round His knee,
Because He said in days gone by, Suffer them to come to me.

I wonder when He comes again, will I be ready there
To look upon His loving face and join with Him in prayer.
Each day I'll try to do His will and let my light so shine
that others seeing me may seek For greater light divine.
then, when that blessed day is here, He'll love me and He'll say,
You've served me well, my little child, Come unto my arms to stay.

I wonder when He comes again will all the nations bring
Their children to His waiting arms to hear the angels sing?
And as they heed his loving voice, and seek His outstretched hands, 
Will children of the world rejoice to finally understand:
That, only, as we do His will can happiness increase.
That love, alone, can make this world A Haven of His peace.

~Back to School Blues?....really?~

The kids may have the back to school blues but the mom's.............

                    ARE ROCKING OUT!!

Friday, August 19, 2011


I love to watch my grandchildren do their thing by attending football, baseball, soccer games, swim meets, dance recitals, violin recitals, choir concerts ~ it is so much fun to watch another generation discover new talents, improve their skills and have fun doing it! ~ The unconditional perspective of being a grandparents is amazing and gratifying.  I see only my posterity on the field or the stage, looking for their smile or laugh or approval of what just went down~~

Last night I took Emma & Katelyn to see the production 7 Brides for 7 Brothers in Centerville....they were enthralled with the production, Katelyn squealed as the stage curtain rose up, they both knew a lot of the songs (from the movie) that were performed.  It was a long production and yet these little girls' eyes never left the stage.  Afterwards, I introduced them to the lead, Danny Inkley who I taught along side of my oldest son, Troy in primary.  He lived just up the street and now has honed his talents with an amazing voice!  We saw him later that night at In & Out with his own kids - Katelyn remarked as we were walking to the car, "you know Grandma, they look different up close!"................yep, they do, Emma!

I like being a grandmother. I think my main task in this role which began about 14 years ago is to make memories that my grandchildren will remember ~  Even sending phone messages to tell them about the "Harvest Moon"!  (did ya enjoy that one, Mason?)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August 8th

It's almost midnight and 31 years ago Jennifer Jewkes Horton was just an hour and half away from being born! 1:17 AM on 8/8/80!

She was an easy and fun baby/toddler and enjoyed by her brother and two sisters.  

She's the pied-piper to kids and grown up kids alike!  Parties go up a "notch" in noise and every other way when she arrives~

We love you sooooooooo Jen - many, many, many happy returns of this day!

Happy Birthday!!