Oct 5, 2022

Playing Volleyball? Really?

You know I love both playing and watching volleyball, and every Thursday, I am in charge of coed volleyball at our church.

It might sound pretty tame, but for those of us on blood thinners, there are a few extra risks. Like maybe trying to pick up the serve with your leg when your arms can't quite reach is not the best idea.

The next day, I had one of these.

And, at the risk of offending you, a few days later, even without a break in the skin, it decided to become infected.

Now I thought this was a pretty obvious infection, so I went to the Urgent Care for some antibiotics. Unfortunately, the on-call doc didn't care that I was on blood thinners because she was pretty sure it was a clot. Guess what happened next...

I was escorted to the ER for an ultrasound!! Three hours later...

I was NOT as happy as this picture looks, but it wasn't long before they wrote my prescription for antibiotics and sent me on my way.

Such a waste of one of our beautiful fall days.

Oct 4, 2022

Baby Cuts

Remember last weekend when I was telling you about our family birthday party? I forgot to tell you what we did after dessert. I cut hair.

We started with Little Warrior and Little Squire. At 5 and 3, they are pretty good at sitting still although Little Squire preferred to keep his mama close. (Sorry. No pics. I was sorta busy...)

Then it was Queso's turn.

He was NOT happy!

Not even with his mama close by. The entire haircut was a huge ordeal for our poor little guy.

But after all that trauma, he looks amazing!

Don't you think?

Oct 3, 2022

Swimming with the Grandkids

Some of our happiest summer days this year were spent at the pool. Last Friday, we tried to recreate some of that fun since the older kids were out of school for the day.

They grow up so fast!

Oct 2, 2022

More Volleyball for Baby Doll

It is so much fun to watch Baby Doll play on the Jr. High Volleyball Team! Every Wednesday, the evening is filled with competition.

Baby Doll is one of the best players and their team is at the top of the league.

They only play a few more weeks, but I have a suspician that pretty soon she will be playing year round.

Oct 1, 2022

STEM Fieldtrip with Baby Doll

Now that my baby is a 6th grader, my days of helping in the classroom and going on fieldtrips are numbered. I love spending time with her and the STEM trip is one of my favorites. Thankfully, we didn't even have to ride the bus this time!

I was assigned to Baby Doll and only 2 other kids. Just having 3 seemed like an easy task... except that they all had different things they wanted to do. Baby Doll wanted to collect candy. R was after swag, and L just liked anything that moved. 

So we came up with a plan where each student got to choose. R, then L, then Baby Doll. That way they each got to do what they wanted at least one third of the time.

As it turned out, we had a great time! 

Fieldtrip with my Baby Doll...check.

Sep 29, 2022

Wordless Wednesday - Beautiful Bossy

I know I did Bossy a few weeks ago, but Baby Doll, Scout, Bossy and I all got our hair cut on Saturday and I think this is likely the first haircut I have paid for her to have in three decades.

Sep 28, 2022

Elder Sport: News from North Dakota

Hey Everyone! 

I'm leaving Standing Rock and headed to Williston ND! I'm sad to leave but also hyped! I'm gonna miss Elder H!

This week Elder Meredith of the seventy visited our mission and it was super awesome! We also got to go to the temple for the first time in like a year which was so refreshing. 

Scripture this week is from Elder Meredith at the mission conference, it's Jacob 5:71-72

71 And the Lord of the vineyard said unto them: Go to, and labor in the vineyard, with your might. For behold, this is the last time that I shall nourish my vineyard; for the end is nigh at hand, and the season speedily cometh; and if ye labor with your might with me ye shall have joy in the fruit which I shall lay up unto myself against the time which will soon come.

72 And it came to pass that the servants did go and labor with their mights; and the Lord of the vineyard labored also with them; and they did obey the commandments of the Lord of the vineyard in all things

When we are engaged in the Lord's work, he promises us that he will work alongside us!

Love you all!

Sep 27, 2022

Happy Birthday, Princess & Crafty

These two girls have been birthday buddies for as long as they can remember. Princess was born on September 24 and she had just turned 4 when Crafty was born on September 28. They have been friends ever since.

Now that they are grownups, they don’t mind sharing their birthday, but when they were little, that NEVER happened!

I'm so proud of them and the amazing women they have become.

Happy birthday!!

Sep 24, 2022

Girls in Aviation Day

We had so much this morning at the Girls in Aviation Day at Airport 2 in West Jordan. They opened up Hangar 3 for us with 25 or so little tables set up with swag and pilots and actual airplanes the kids climb up in.

My grandsons loved getting up in the airplanes!

So did Curly.

Even Baby Doll had a turn.

I think she would be a pretty awesome pilot, what do you think?

She just needs a pair of real aviators...

This one is my favorite. Such good people willing to donate their time and talents. Thank you everyone, for a fantastic day!

Sep 23, 2022

Playing General Contractor

We have talked in the past about how busy I get with all the kids and now the grandkids, but you probably didn't know that I am also working as a "General Contractor" too.

Grandpa's house, the one I grew up in, had fallen into disrepair. So much so, that his insurance company gave us one year to make changes or lose insurance privileges. So my brother found a guy who agreed to take a look, but I am the one who has been working with him since my brother lives halfway across the country.

Anyway, the house is looking pretty amazing now with new concrete and stucco. We are still waiting on windows and some paint, but I can hardly wait to give you a sneak peek.

So excited to see it finished!!

Sep 22, 2022

Just Finished

You all probably remember that Teach is expecting a little girl around the middle of October (she shared this pic on Facebook at 35 weeks, so I think I'm ok...).

So a few weeks ago, I started working on a quilt for her little one. Then last weekend I just randomly put it on the frames.

October is coming fast!

Tonight I finished it up and I wanted to show you before I put it in a box and ship it off to Teach.

I'm so happy with the way it turned out! Now if only that baby girl turns out to be as awesome as her big sister...