Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Bowling With Janessa

In the end, the score didn't really matter at all.   (mine was 42!)

What did matter, was the great time we had together in her final days before she moves to Las Vegas.

Oh, it's so fun to spend time with dear Janessa.

And, I am grateful!

Thursday, January 17, 2019


Landon made it into dental school!

First try, but third school interview.

He's so excited; his mom is so excited; his sister is so excited; his dad is so excited, his brothers are so excited;

And, we are so very grateful.

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for your many blessings.


Thursday, January 10, 2019


Yeah, yeah, I get it.

Indoor plumbing has been around for a very long time.

But at 4:00 a.m. this morning, I was so grateful that I could just go indoors and not go out in the cold.

I remember my mother telling me experiences she had about going outside.  It was NOT PRETTY OR FUN!

So, I don't think of this a lot.  But, man, am I grateful.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Eyesight and Mobility

Went to the eye doctor....need new glasses because I had cataract surgery.

My left eye is very difficult to see out of for distance....my right eye is much better, so I'm grateful for that eye.

But, I can also move.  Man, what a great blessing to be able to move.

I feel so grateful for these physical blessings.

Monday, January 7, 2019



Who'd thunk it would ever happen?

Yes, I know that we have a big responsibility to go thru the manual, etc., but that's a good thing too.

So, let's hear it for shortened church time.

Oh, yeah, I am grateful.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

OUR CHURCH and Opportunities to Serve

Yesterday I took a name to the temple for an endowment session.

There were some small changes made in the endowment ceremony; nothing major that I could notice, but some slight alterations.  I loved that there were a lot of old people there, but also young couples too.  Our church gives opportunities to serve for people of all ages.  It's wonderful.

This morning, Allen and I went to the temple grounds at 8:00AM to take the lights down.  It was cold, but it went so fast because there were so many people there to help.  There were young kids, adults, and they were chattering and having such a good time.

I was grateful that we could help.

Every section was assigned a specific stake to take down the lights around the temple yard.  Our stake provided donuts and hot chocolate...thank you very much, even though we didn't partake.  But, it was so heartening to see so many people come out to help.  It made the last go very fast!

I'm so grateful for our church; it's such a great way to live and serve.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Being Alive to Welcome 2019

This morning, before the exercise class started, Joy mentioned how glad she was to be UPRIGHT!

Oh, yes, what a blessing .

I feel so grateful for health, being uprights, able to walk, move, enjoy life.

And, speaking of enjoying life, here are a couple of memes to make me smile as the New Year starts....

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for all these many blessings!