Monday, February 16, 2009


Carter & Dawson
"Sticker Man"

Playing Pac Man

"6 Years Old!!"

Born on Valentines Day!

We had a great time with the family this weekend. We had a grandkid sleepover, Valentines Party, Taco Party and Birthday party. At one point we had all 6 grandkids here (at least it kinda felt like it when we i-chatted with Joshy & Todd & Lindsay) It was a good week-end and one of those moments when you realize that this is what it's all about.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Young Men playing the "trust" game in our basement!

Derek is the Young Mens President in his branch in Mt. Juliet, TN. His young men have earned the money for the second year in a row to come to Gatlinburg for a retreat for 3 days. They come by our home the first night for dinner and stay overnight in our basement. They are the "cutest bunch" of boys,(sorry guys, I mean "handsome Young men") so well behaved and well mannered, and we thoroughly enjoyed having them stop by and "make some noise" in our otherwise very quiet "empty nest" home. Derek is a super cool leader to them and really had some fun and challenging activities planned for them to help them increase their testimonies and learn skills they will need as future missionaries!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

WOW!!! 32 YEARS!

February 4, 1977!! 32 years is a long time. But, on the other hand, it seems like yesterday that we were driving to the Salt Lake Temple and got a speeding ticket!! 4 children and 6 grandchildren later all I can say is good!! Happy Anniversary to us!