Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Yesterday I went to a class sponsored by the American Cancer Society. It was a class to help people with no hair, no eye brows, no eye lashes, dry skin, skin color changes, fingernail changes, etc. look a little better. Quite a daunting task wouldn't you say? Actually, it was quite fun. The best part of it was the bag of expensive makeup we received. All big name brand stuff like Bobbie Brown, Este Lauder, Clinique, Elizabeth Arden, Chanel, etc. There must have been close to $200.00 worth of good stuff. Everyone else there had lost their hair, so it was good to see what a difference a good wig and makeup could do.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


At the risk of being humiliated - this is an old mans view of life!

These are not in a prioritized order.

#1. Good health - even with concerns about Linda's health I am confident she will be OK.

#2. Good marriage - Who can find a virtuous woman? I did! Her price is far above rubies and the heart of her husband doth safely trust in her.

#3. Children that are good people and good parents - I worry very little about my grandchildren.

#4. Grandchildren who are bright, righteous and kind to others - especially their grandpa. It doesn't hurt that they are all good looking - I would compare mine with anyone.

#5. A comfortable home - I love sitting in my chair in the computer room with the sunshine coming through the window, reading the sports section of the newspaper or trying to finish the crossword puzzle.

#6. Getting my hair cut - I have found a barber that takes his time, is gentle and wears a CTR ring - he gets a nice tip!

#7. In and Out Burger - my palate is not very discriminating but I do love food that is basic, tasty and cheap.

#8. Reading a good book - this can take many venues but nothing beats good history and with lots of time and effort I have come to enjoy and appreciate the scriptures.

#9. Visits from family - you are welcome at anytime.

#10. Having adequate financial resources so we can enjoy life and help others.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I'm taking the challenge from Shannon so here it is.

1. Remembering the sweet moments holding baby, Macey.

2. Taking a nice walk in a beautful place, whether a beach or out my back door through the red dirt to the water tower.

3. Looking out from my deck at the beautiful red rocks with majestic Pine Mountain covered with snow towering behind.

4. Hearing from friends I haven't seen for a while.

5. Getting good news about my grandchildren's successes.

6. A cup of frozen custard from Nielsen's.

7. I good read.

8. Hanging out with my hubby watching a basketball game. (BYU just beat San Diego in a good game.)

9. Phone calls from my children.

10. Getting a card from Anya with money in it! (Now that is a first)

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I so much appreciate all the cards, emails, phone calls and good wishes that have come my way. It is so nice to know that people care. My brother brought the flowers, some very dear friends in Seattle sent a box of wonderful surprises and a sweet daughter in Manson sent a box of gifts to be opened each day I have a chemo treatment. I have had phone calls and heart-warming blog messages. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


It was so fun getting acquainted with sweet, little Macey. She is a jewel. Also, notice my new shorter haircut. UGG! It doesn't look so good, but better than the next step ---well, let's not talk about that!

This is my favorite picture. She always has her fingers in her mouth.

Just another outfit and looking as cute as can be. She is such a happy and peaceful baby. The only time I have heard her cry is when she is startled by a loud noise.

It was fun having Kyle here. He seemed to enjoy holding Macey. Course, he did say that he is not planning on having any children. (I don't really believe it, however!)

Macey and Mommy ready for the blessing.

It was nice doing the blessing at home and just having family there.

It was special that Jacob's parents and his sister and her family were able to come, also.
The whole good-looking group.

The kids love it when Kyle played with them and threw them around.