Monday, January 23, 2012

The Pecans

While we were in Arizona, Kira asked my sister, 'Lene if she would take some pictures of Miss H.
'Lene knew a place not far from where she lived that would have some green in the grass and a beautiful rock wall for a background.
We ended up getting to 'Lene's house later in the day than we had planned on.
So, when it was time to start taking Miss H's pictures...

Well, she really wasn't in the mood just to set around.
and heck, Ham was could you not just want to squeeze him, and Miss H was going to hug on him as much as he would let her.

While 'Lene & Kira were busy chasing taking pictures of Miss H.

I found a childhood memory.
The Pecan Trees.
As I have mentioned I grew up in Arizona.
We had pecan trees around our home.
I can remember my dad climbing up in the trees and shaking them
until he had most of the nuts on the ground.

Our job was to gather the nuts from off the ground and put them in bags.
 I want to say they were gunny sacks.
But, everything is bigger when you are a kid.
As I walked around I found myself gathering the pecans,
squeezing two of the pecans together and cracking them open to get the meat out.

ALMOST as amazing as the pictures that 'Lene was able to capture
while I was crawling around taking pictures of the nuts!

Dang she is cute!
Good job 'Lene and I LOVED the location.

A Few Days Away From Home

My nephew McKay is getting ready to go on an LDS Mission to Richmond,Virgina.
Kirk asked if I thought I could handle the trip.
I was excited to go on a trip that did not include a clinic or hospital visit.
My parents were married in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple so it has a special place in my heart.
I grew up in Mesa, I always loved it when we could drive by and see the temple.
It was neat when we walked out the temple it was just getting dark. I loved the temple glowing in the lights.

Our last night in AZ my dad came over to my brothers to play cards.
between hands I was able to get a 4 generation picture.
Pretty Neat Hu?
myself, my daughter, Kira
my father,Willie and my granddaughter, Miss H.

Priceless picture if you ask me.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


My laptop's hard drive crashed about a month ago...YES the one I got last year for Christmas...GGRRRR....
My other computer is to slow to down load anything to blogger and I still can not figure out how to use kira's even if I have not visited your blogs or posted for a very long time will you still be my friend?
Hopefully I will be back to the blogging world very soon, because I really miss you.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Whoa...I Think I Missed December?

I know that December came...I remember celebrating Derek's 23rd Birthday.
Even if I can not find the pictures of the terrible cake I made for him.

I know December came because I found out that neither of my little granddaughters like Santa.

I know that we had a great time playing Christmas bingo, eating and watching fireworks for Christmas Eve.

I know that I loved seeing our sweet grand babies in their matching dresses that Ali had made for them.

I know that by Christmas Day I no longer cared that the two little ones had removed all the decorations from the bottom of the tree. I was just happy that I was getting to watch them enjoy the "balls".

I know that I loved having all my kids home early Christmas morning even if they were up all night making doughnuts.

I know that seeing someone so tiny in awe of all the "things" under the tree wasn't as fun
as playing with a manger and baby Jesus.

I know that I loved watching  my  sweet little granddaughters opening their gifts and enjoying each other.

and I know that it was wonderful to spend Christmas day going to church with my family and being surrounded by the music and spirit of Christmas.