Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Last night Dennis and I went to the St. George Visitor's Center and saw the exhibit of sculptural masterworks created by Angela Johnson depicting the healing miracles of Jesus Christ. It was an inspiring exhibit. There were exquisite depictions of Jesus Christ's biblical miracles which bear quiet witness of the Son of God. The exhibit was fantastic. When we got there, there were several Young Women groups that were viewing the exhibit. They said the groups were full for the evening, but we stayed around a few minutes and some of the people did not show, so they took us in. There were young Missionary Sisters that were directing the tour of the exhibit. They took us through and told us the stories behind the sculptures. There were about about 10 or 12 sculptures. They were absolutely fantastic. It was a wonderful evening.

Monday, May 26, 2008


Today we went over to Dennis' brother Kevin's house and had a barbeque. It was fantastic! We had hamburgers, brautwurst, and I had barbequed fish. We had all the trimmings, relish dish, watermellon, macaroni salad, my baked beans, corn on the cob. It was all wonderful. Kevin and Nadine's yard is absolutely beautiful. Accalia and Daren are living in their second house next door, and that's where the beautiful yard is. It used to be Gloria Tunbridge's home and when she moved they bought it. It has tons of trees and bushes. To the side of the house there is a beautiful walkway path over to Kevin's original house. The birds were chirping, it was cool and nice, just the right temperature. A perfect memorial day.

Then we went inside and played Wii. We played baseball, bowling and golf. Kevin must practice a lot because he was really good at all the games. Nadine won bowling, she got a lot of strikes. It was lots of fun.

Also, it was Amarissa's birthday. We had ice cream cake roll for her birthday. It was lots of fun.

Hope all of you had as wonderful a memorial day as we did. Only thing, I wish Randy, Oyunn, Kaya and Nathan had come over. There was tons of food left over. We missed them a lot.

Goodbye till next time.


A young army officer who had a history of anger-related problems was ordered to attend a mindfulness training class to reduce his level of stress. One day, after attending the class for some weeks he stopped for groceries on his way home. He was in a hurry and and a bit irritated, as usual, and the checkout lines were long.

The woman in front of him had only one item but wasn't in the express line. She was carrying a baby and talking to the cashier. He became more irritated. Then she passed the baby to the cashier, who spent a moment cooing over the child. He could feel his anger rising, but because he'd been practicing mindfulness, he became aware of the heat and tightness in his body. He breathed and relaxed. When he looked up again, he saw the child smiling. As he reached the cashier, he said, "That was a cute little boy." Oh, did you likehim? That's my baby," she said. "His father was in the military, but he was killed last winter. Now I have to work full-time. My mom tries to bring my boy in once or twice a day so I can see him."

How wrong our perception of things can be at times. Challenge: Look for the inner nobility and dignity in three people. Notice how this affects your interaction with them, as well as your own heart. Choose five more days when you're in a good mood to do this practice with as many people as you can. After that, add more days and include strangers and difficult people, until your heart learns to silently appreciate and bless all whom you meet. Watch how it will improve your own self.

Do something special for someone today, something you would not ordinarily do. It will brighten your day and improve yourself. It will take a little effort, but it is well worth it.

Have a GREAT day!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I love being a grandmother. I have the most wonderful grandchildren ever. Each one of my grandchildren are beautiful, wonderful individuals, each with their own unique personalities. Tonight I went to a violin concert of my granddaughter Cassidy. She is in the 6th grade and this is her second year playing the violin. She played about 10 songs in the violin orchestra with about 30 members. She was awsome.

My grandkids are the light of my life. I love you all so very much. I love spending time with them, anytime, anywhere, and in any way. One of my fondest memories is last spring when I was able to go to my daughter Sarah's and spend a couple of weeks several times during the spring. I was between jobs, and it was so wonderful just relaxing and not worrying about work. I had so much fun with Sammie and little Felicity. It makes me smile just thinking back on the time we had together. Sarah is a wonderful daughter. She is very good to me. I love her very much.

I feel so fortunate and blessed to have my wonderful five children.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


It has been a goal of mine to create a blog of my own. Today with the help of my beautiful and talented daughter Sarah, I have my own blog. Wahoo. Life is good. Life is great. I will start tomorrow with a little introduction about myself, my interests, hobbies, etc. Till then, a bid you good night.