Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Bowl of Cherries suits me fine~

In my life-dream.........as an 8 yr old, a 15 yr old, a 20 yr old, a 30 yr old................working 40+ hrs a week outside my home was not in the plan.  I wanted to be a wife with a ring, a mom, a homemaker~~~with attention to raising responsible, creative, loving and happy kids to go out and make their way in the world.  I wanted to attend the ballet, theatre, the arts and yes, going to good movies to eat popcorn and drink diet cokes with my sweetheart!  I wanted to learn to cook great Chinese food in a wok and bake the perfect chocolate chip cookie!  I wanted to go to Hawaii, Jerusalem, Nauvoo and Palmyra and sit in the Sacred Grove. 

Now 60 yrs later~~isn't life just a bowl of cherries (with some pits thrown in) but most of all quite delicious!  I buy frozen chocolate chip dough and keep in my freezer so I can bake and enjoy the smell with grand kids when they come over.  If I want the best Chinese food in the world........that is at the Mandarin in Bountiful, Utah!  My diamond ring is now a CTR ring and I like looking at it.  I go to plays occasionally, enjoy granddaughter's dancing and rent old movies like The Hot Rock and Bus Stop and laugh out loud as I enjoy it from my recliner!  I cheer and scream for grandchildren playing soccer, football, baseball, basketball.  No one can split my sides with laughter like my adult children and their spouses~They all have been blessed with amazing senses of humor!   I've been to Nauvoo and tell my little cub scouts about the mighty Mississippi and how big it is and watch their imaginations as we talk of Emma Smith walking over the frozen river.   I've saved for two years and my Israel account looks promising~~......Life is pretty good at taking you down an unusual path but I am enjoying the journey!  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

6 is nifty!!!

Happy Birthday

Tonight is your last flag football game and it's also your birthday
so go and get'em bud!!!!

love you and those big blue eyes!!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Kelly D~

Hey birthday Kelly
.........28 is awesome......as Abraham Lincoln said, "it's not the years in your life, but the life in your years that counts!"

and fella..............you've put a lot of life in all your years for so many!!

I love you and am thankful you are a part of my life!!

Hope today is great, smile a lot, it's your birthday!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Someone is turning 9 today~

Happy Birthday


~i love you soooooooooo much!~

Monday, October 3, 2011

Hope & Charity

For me, General Conference reaffirmed what I've been thinking about lately.................there is always hope for people, relationships, future ~~~

and....the most valued character trait we can and should develop is charity (the pure love of Christ) for everyone!!!!  friends, family members, new acquaintances ~ They may not be like us but with Charity we can value their different strengths and let their weaknesses blow away like chaff in the wind - Just love them and do things to show that you care about them!