Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Babysitting on Spring Break!



I'm on Spring Break (one of the benefits of working for a school). My daughter thought this would be a great chance for me to spend some time with my granddaughters and she could paint her kitchen cabinets. I was willing, with a little help. I have a sore knee so my daughter Diana and her husband are also here to help out. Caroline and Holly are so adorable. I love having them here. They sure can make some messes though. It is really fun to take them out to the trampoline. They love to jump. Holly is almost 2 and she takes us by the hand and leads us to the back door and insists, 'Jump!'. Being a grandmother is such a privilege. I'm so grateful for the blessing of having these two girls in my life. I can't wait for more grandchildren. Here are a couple of pictures of the cuties too. Caroline is blowing a kiss to her Uncle Matt in Brazil and Holly is jumping on the trampoline.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

My new opinion blog

I just started a blog just for my opinions on politics and news. Anyone interested in my thoughts on todays happenings should drop by and get an earful : )
Here is the link
http://speakingoutforamerica.blogspot.com/

Friday, March 20, 2009

Elder Lee's video of his transfer on a bus

Here is a video of Elder Lee on the bus during his transfer to Sao Borja. I really enjoy the part with the Sister missionaries, since I was once a Sister missionary! By the way, when she refers to Elder Lee being with his dad for 3 transfers, that is missionary talk for being with his trainer for 3 transfers. They refer to their trainer as their father, or their dad.
We just got this video along with others from Elder Lee. He has been in Sao Borja now for 2 transfers and he thinks Elder Meireles will be transferred this next week. They will know for sure on Monday.
The Other video is of Elder Meireles and Elder Lee riding with a family in Brazil. It is one of the few times he has been in a car on his mission.
video video

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A picture from Elder Lee


This week when Matt emailed us from his mission in Brazil, I asked him if he could take a picture and email it to us. I am always trying to picture where he is as he is emailing. So I was really excited when he sent this picture. Thanks Elder Lee! I love the picture! He has completed 8 and a half months of his 2 year mission. He is getting fluent in Portuguese, and has gained experience and has been having lots of opportunities to teach the gospel. He is loving it. I love him and miss him. Last night I had a dream about him. I just couldn't quit hugging him, so when I woke up I missed him so much. But I'm thrilled that he is doing what he knows is right. Being the mother of a missionary is a wonderful experience. While you miss your son, you are also very proud and happy for him. I know he misses us too, but he is happy to be in Brazil working as a missionary. Go Matt! Keep up the good work.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I'm so excited! I just found out that the new 'World Wide Ward Cookbook' that was put together by Deanna Buxton has two of my recipes in it. Michelle has two recipes in it too. Last April I got an email through my missionary moms email group that gave us the information to submit recipes for the cookbook. If your recipe was selected, you would get a free cookbook, so we decided to go for it. We submitted recipes and then forgot all about it. Friday, Michelle suddenly got the cookbook in the mail. It is really cool. I am supposed to get a new cookbook too.

Here is a link to see it at Deseret Book.
World Wide Ward Cookbook

It was so fun to see our recipes in the book. There are a lot of great recipes in the book. Even Ethan was excited about some of the recipes.