Sunday, September 22, 2013

Grandparents Day!

I went over to Phoenix for Grandparents Day at Lincoln, Ruth and Jane's school on Friday.  This is the third time that I got to go and I loved it.  It is so fun to see all of the grandparents lining the hallway outside of the school cafeteria and seeing them light up when their grandchild approaches (me included!).  The first year I went, Lincoln's teacher had a little program after lunch.  This year Jane walked into the hallway holding a cute grandpa and grandma cutout with cotton ball hair and a list of things she loved about us.  After lunch we visited the book fair (smart school for doing it when grandparents are on campus) and I bought each of them a book.  It was a fast trip over but a great one. 

Monday, September 16, 2013


Our grandson Lincoln turned 12 last week so we went over to Gilbert to see him being ordained a deacon on Sunday.  What an exceptional experience we had.  Apparently in their ward when the boys turn 12 all the Aaronic priesthood holders come into Primary during senior Primary sharing time..  The Bishop then invited Lincoln to come up and told him that he wanted him to know they were glad that he was joining the boys as a new member of the deacons quorum. All the young men (about 40 ) began to sing "We'll Bring the World His Truth".  I can't even explain how beautiful it was to hear these boys sing to Lincoln.  There were tears shed by many of us as the Spirit was so strong.   I knew that Lincoln would never forget how he felt as he listened to the boys sing.  Afterwards the Bishop said to the Deacons it was time to take Lincoln to his new assignment.  Wow!  What am amazing experience.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wood Connection

Kim and Marlarie told me about a place in Utah called the Wood Connection and when we visited Bill and family in the summer I made a visit to check it out.  BIG mistake (to my budget)!  I can't wait until I make my next trip.  Here is a school project, a birthday project, and I did a Y for Perry and Ellis for their room which I don't have a picture of.  I also found some really cute letters which I made for Ava.  Fun, fun fun.

Monday, September 9, 2013


We had the "empty nesters" tonight for family home evening.  I had three recipes for tortes I have wanted to try for almost a year.  This was the perfect place for that.  I made a Chocolate Pistachio

, Pumpkin Creme, and Cherry Creme torte.  Everyone of them were delicious!