Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Good Year

We finished our mission.

We went on a long trip to the East Coast to visit family and friends.

We worked in the church.

We sent twin grandsons in the mission field.

It was a good year.

I am grateful.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Gifts...

A numeric keypad; how did I live without it for so long?

Automatic can opener; who knew a can opener could be so easy and so cool?  Makes me want to make everything from cans!

A gift certificate from our kids for maid service!  Now, that is a COOL gift!

Harry & David gift pack from Preston and Janice; man, I LOVE that stuff; the truffles and the pears are simply to die for!  They make a nice little cookie also.  And, chocolate covered cherries; now that's what I call - YUM!

Family portrait from Jenni and Brent.

Book about China, chocolates from Virginia and roasted honey peanuts from Jordan/Janna.

A big variety of gifts from the neighbors and friends......

And, of course, the very thing I am typing on right now.  What an incredible gift....

So, here's the deal...at this moment, there is not one techno gift I need or WANT.  I'm satisfied for two years.

Oh, yes, I am grateful.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Warmer Weather

Across this marvelous country, many people are without heat/electricity in the frigid cold.

We had unseasonably cold weather for about two weeks, but we had heat/electricity.

But, it has finally warmed up somewhat and we are back to normal temps in Southern Utah.

And, I am so grateful.

Saturday, December 28, 2013


Is that story true?

What is this movie about?

When did....event occur?

Who was the.....?

What is the difference between.....?

What are the reviews on this product....?

Okay, I'm officially hooked.

The internet is such a great resource.

And, I am very grateful.

Friday, December 27, 2013

My Husband

He's GOOD.

And, that is a blessing.

I am beyond grateful.

Thanks to Jeremy for getting RAH interested in producing music; it has been a marvelous hobby for him - and ME!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Janessa and Jared..

It's fun to have them come over.

I'm glad they live close.

At least, we have some family here!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Saviour

Merry CHRISTmas everyone.

I am very grateful for the Saviour; I know that I need one.

I fall short so often.

SO, I am grateful.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013



All replaceable,

But, I'm glad I have them.

Thank you very much...oh, yes, I am grateful.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Back to Normal Weather

I love St George weather, so I'm glad it's back to normal.

Oh, yes, I am grateful.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Good Health and Mobility

Allen wrenched his back; it has been very bothersome for a few days.

And, it reminds me what a grew blessing health and mobility are.

I should enjoy it while I can.

And, oh yes, I am grateful.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Living in St George

For over two weeks, a patch of ice was on our driveway;

That is a FIRST for us here in SG.

It totally reminded me of Rexburg...which I was so glad to leave because of its harsh winters.

So, I was very GLAD to be here, with its rare snows and even rarer icy roads/walkways/driveways.

I'm so thankful to live in St George.

I'm grateful every day.

Even in the heat.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Ability to Think

So far,

I can still think.

I like to solve crossword puzzles every day, do a word game on the IPhone, work on finances, etc.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Letters From Long-Ago Friends

We don't correspond on a regular basis; that's for sure.

So, it's so fun to get a letter from someone in the way past.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Warming Up Weather

Last night, I heard a dripping sound - INSIDE the house...

whatever can that be?  I wondered.

It was dripping - inside the house

from the melting snow.

This snow has lasted over a week.

I hate walking/driving on ice and snow.

So, I'm very grateful it is melting!

Oh, yes.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Gardner & Stephanie

Such good, kind, thoughtful folk.

It's a blessing to have them live in the same town;

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

My good husband

I should say it a lot more than I do;

but I am grateful for Allen;



And, I am grateful.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Water is UNFROZEN!

...and I am grateful....

Still so very cold....

Still snow all over....

But, the water unthawed.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, December 13, 2013

My Home

We were gone 24 hours.

Not long at all.

And yet, when I walked through the door.

I was so glad to be home.

I love my home.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

People Doing Good

There are so  many in need;

and so many marvelous volunteers who help.

I'm grateful they are willing to give their time and efforts in making our community such a marvelous place.

There are:

animal shelter,
civic events,

They all have volunteers, and I benefit from their kindnesses.

I am grateful.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Heat and Water

It's cold.

Our water pipes are frozen in the shower.  So, no shower there.

But, we have another shower AND we have water elsewhere.

Our heater is working, the fireplace is working, we have blankets.

Things are good.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Great neighbors

It is such a blessing to live amongst GOOD women;

I am so very grateful.

Thank you, Heavenly Father.

Monday, December 9, 2013

An Income

I'm always grateful to have some discretionary money each month...

It is a tremendous blessing.

And, I am so very grateful.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Rare Rare Rare Snow Days

Good day to stay hunkered inside and give thanks for all our blessings.

And, oh, yes,

I am grateful.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Thanksgiving Being Last Week...

instead of this week...

It's been VERY cold.  Very very cold for Southern Utah.

So, playing pickelball, sidewalk drawing, cave exploring, shooting; none of it would have been fun or even possible.

So, all this week, I have been so grateful that our family was here LAST week...

when the weather was fantastic!

Oh, Yes, I am grateful.

Friday, December 6, 2013

A Place to Work!

I have a big desk; it's the perfect set-up.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Warm Home

What a great blessing to have a home that is toasty warm....

Oh, yes, I am grateful.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


I likee.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Heated Seats

Have I mentioned this before?

But, I LOVE having heated seats.

And, I am very grateful.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Family Gatherings

Oh, yes.

It was wonderful.

And fun.

And funny.

And joyful.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, December 1, 2013


For a couple of nights, we slept in the pick=up.  I was glad to do it.

So, now, that we are back to normal,

I'm very thankful for a BED!