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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Phone dump


Salt Lake City's LDS temple.... very pretty plus we saw famous Phil from Modern Family while we were walking the grounds!

This was at Salt Lake City's City Creek Mall....very pretty.

A really pretty shot of the temple.

We've had quite a bit of snow this winter.  Luckily, the boys had a great time sledding while their grandmother was here.

This was taken at Hill AFB.

Brothers......nice.

A trip to Antelope Island right after a big snow had us seeing so much wildlife.  

Porcupine pic-a-boo.

I have truly never seen so many buck in my life.  Easily saw 10 to 12 in various groups.  They were huge.


Small start to valentine project.

Salt and Pepper shakers of pigs with wings....a personal favorite....right up there with unicorns.

A very tech-savvy Christmas this year.

I personally love doing up my kitchen at Christmas.  We spend so much time in there and everything just looks sooooooo cozy with the twinkly lights and Christmas houses.

Cookies with grandma.  I had made a couple of different kinds of dough and thought I'd only made enough for a few dozen..........4+ hours later.....we were sick of baking cookies!!!!

This was actually the breaking of the wishbone from our turkey...done a bit later than Thanksgiving.  Oops.

Darth Vader....awesome-sauce!!!!  I was quite proud of this makeup since he couldn't wear a mask to school.

This little guy had wanted to be a pumpkin since mid September....and then the morning of, he had doubts.  Fortunately, I think he discovered quickly that we all thought he was one dang cute pumpkin.....he loves the attention.

I started an epic and awesome hair cut and then...........he screwed it up trying to fix a 'spot'....bless his heart.....he ended up having to basically shave his head after his 'fix'.

Small hike with the daughter-in-law and rest of family in Ogden.

We finally went to the annual bison round-up at Antelope Island.  I can only say it was cooler than I could of imagined.   ........just go if you can.



No order whatsoever......simply wanted to get 2016 pics on here.    We had an awesome year.  I like to think I'll blog and do wonderful online things but it's not top priority so.......there you have it.  ....may 2017 be as awesome as this past year!!!!!

Monday, October 3, 2016

A little Mother Teresa share plus photo dump.


I definitely need to find a cleaner picture of this.....She didn't actually write this.  It was written by Kent M. Keith in 1968.  Mother Teresa simply loved this and had cut it out to place on the wall for all her children to see in Calcutta.  She did doctor this a bit too because Keith made the point that the last two lines were different.  It is between you and God...but it's between you and them too.  The great teaching was to love God first and then to love your neighbor as yourself...so yes, it's between you and the great "them" as well.    ....I too love this though and have a gorgeous picture of a tree that has this highlighted.  I just like to remember that society has a way of tampering with things so to remember things for myself. 




Things I don't want to forget...like little hands.




Times they get along so well!!




Occasional shots with mom...this is the Spiral Jetty out at Golden Spike.




Random...I-give-up...because this will hopefully be a good memory of just splashing around....it was good...actually, very good.  Salty...but good.


We keep a National Passport book for stamps.....really need to get these guys each their own.



Tristan's random kitchen art for me...this was for September....now, we'll need a new one.




This is how the walls tend to look...not too shabby since that I love mom is in there....and really, that's not even my handwriting.  




Something healthy.


and then this happened....soooooooo good and toooo easy.


My excuse is the oldest son and daughter-in-law....they come pretty much every Sunday and it's the day we eat very, very well.  Celebrating a good week done with and new days to come.  Plus, I'm so thankful they do this.     love love love




Random robe love from Wal-mart....Santa...please see this.....very warm and cozy.




Ignore messy kitchen...notice these huge guys....4 and 5.  Oy.  Why oh why can't baby times last longer.




We so heart our chickens.  

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Long overdue photo dump

 From the beginning of June until  now....a fun summer.




Kitchen silliness.


A terribly long viral thing for both boys....ending with Connor having an allergic reaction to what they think was Augmentin in amoxacillin.


Tire swings.


BUGS!!


Baseball games!


The Angels!!!


Wal-mart shenanigans.


Epic Camping.


Discovering.



Hiking.


Tristan's 21st.


Baby chicks.


Willard Bay


Selfies.


Brotherly love.


Lollipops.


Fancy Fiiz drinks.


Bible school.


Mutton Bustin for the first time.


A few trips to VA for me to see family.


Ben visited and here we are with Lori!


Selfie.


Garage sale score.


My 22nd 21st birthday at Alpine Church's 15th anniversary celebration.


First day of school breakfast for Sawyer.


Lazy morning.


Garden love.


Pre-wrestling move.


Porch selfie.


13th anniversary....Bear Lake


Dreaming


Tree climbing love.


Play-doh fun.


Chicken egg snobbery.....