Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Someone told me about a great website with a voter guide for the conservative voter.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Love that Smile....

Sam sent home his disc with more pics.
I just love that smile of his!
I just love that boy!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A little bit of heaven...

Mike & I spent the last week in a little California town celebrating our 25th Anniversary.
It was delightful, we went on long walks, had long naps, and just enjoyed life!
Everywhere we go, we think it is "Beautiful Country"
and we ponder if we could live or retire in that town.
We decide we can really live just about anywhere.
We love to explore small town America.

We went to see the Sequoia's, they are so BIG!

The Magnificent Seven for your Marriage

Our Stake had monthly Marriage Firesides, they were really good.

At the first one, they gave us the Magnificent Seven.
These are seven things to do EVERY Day to have a better marriage:
One - verbal "I Love You" a day with eye contact
Five - second Kiss
Ten - second Expression of verbal Appreciation (in person or on the phone)
Fifteen - minute "Honey Do. . ." (A talk, touch, or visual message of your mate's choosing. It is a gift of time given with a great attitude.)
Twenty - second Hug
Twenty-five - seconds of written expressions of acceptance, appreciation, of affection know as "The Living Journal.
Thirty - minutes a day of "Talk Time"

For more info on the The Magnificent Seven go here

Friday, May 14, 2010

Clean Reads

There is a wonderful new web site... Squeaky Clean Reads...

It is a wonderful resource and they have a list of books that are "Squeaky Clean"

I have been wanting a site like this for a long time.

Last night at bookclub one of the gals gave us the scoop from her sister in law:

"We are so excited to announce the official launch of our new website, Clean Reads! Our website is

It's a website where readers can go to give or get reviews about the content of a book. Readers rate each book on our site in the areas of violence, sexual content, profanity, mature theme, and appropriate age. They can also give an overall book rating, vote if it is a good bookclub selection, and leave a written "content" review (a content review is a review of any possibly objectionable content found in the book, to let other readers know).

One great resource that we offer is a "Squeaky Clean Booklist", which is a compilation of books that readers have rated and voted on as being clean reads. So we think it's going to be a great resource for readers who are interested in books that meet strict content criteria, and are great, clean reads!"

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

A perfect Mother's day... to talk to my favorite missionary. He is loving mission life!

You have nothing in this world more precious than your children.
When you grow old, when your hair turns white and your body grows weary, when you are prone to sit in a rocker and meditate on the things of your life, nothing will be so important as the question of how your children have turned out. It will not be the money you have made. It will not be the cars you have owned. It will not be the large house in which you live.

The searing question that will cross your mind again and again will be, How well have my children done?
If the answer is that they have done very well, then your happiness will be complete."

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Katie Graduated!

Of course we went for the festivities...

Katie had a fun few days planned.

What a treat to see Katie accomplish one of her goals.
She has always been a joy in our life.
Jeremy just adds to the joy!
Katie was the perfect child...starting with
sleeping through the night at two weeks
and continuing to be a delight and a wonderful
older sister to Sam and Riley.
What a blessing she is in our life.
Family is the treasure of life.

Katie in Kindergarten/First Grade.