Wednesday, April 30, 2014

An Income

Last day of the month....

Paycheck time...

But, there are also three other paydays.

And, I am over-the-top grateful.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

God's Amazing Creations

Seaworld Time.

And a reminder that God created the most amazing, incredible creatures...of so many infinite varities. 

It takes ones breath away....


And, I am grateful.

Monday, April 28, 2014


This is from Kaelyn.

I love food; I enjoy food.

I'm appreciative of the abundance of food available to us in America.

Food is so essential to our lives....

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Sayre suggested LIFE...and

I feel thanful this morning.

There are many challenges, but there are many things to appreciate.
I am grateful.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Jordan's Safety

Jordan ran into a deer; his car got smashed in.

But, he's okay.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Safety on Our Travels

We've traveled quite a bit over the years...

So far, we haven't had any serious mishaps.  And, I am grateful!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Good Food

We don't always eat very regularly when we travel, so it reminds me how significant food is.

I enjoy good food...

And when I get it, I am grateful!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Adventures on the Horizon

Time to travel...

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Our Neighbors, Bill and Barbara

..they are so thoughtful,



and so very good to us.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Gorgeous Sunny Days

Such incredible weather.

So gorgeous outside.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Morn...

...and all that implies.

The Resurrection,

The Atonement,


Eternal Life,

The Plan of Salvation,



I am grateful.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Friday night...

Brigham Playhouse.

Lots of LAUGHS.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, April 18, 2014

This Time of Year...

Flowers blooming,

Trees greening up,

Birds Singing,

Green grass growing,

Bees buzzing,

What's not to love?

And, I am thankful.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Clean Windows

Big party at our home.

Time to clean the windows.

They are looking good.

I love looking out through clean windows; makes me happy.

I'm grateful for big windows that are CLEAN.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Women in Our Ward

Such good, good, good women.




Committed to God,

Oh, they are inspiring.  It is humbling.

And, I'm grateful.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lovely Weather

I LOVE spring!

And, I'm always glad when it is good weather; makes me happy.

So, I am grateful.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Indoor plumbing

I know, I know; outhouses (at least in America), are long a thing of the past.

I know that.

And, I also know that I normally don't have to get up in the night to take a bathroom break.

But, this morning at 2:30, as I was awakened by that strong pull of the bladder wanting to be emptied, I thought about what if I had had an outhouse.  Terrible!  I would have hated that!

And, it made me so appreciative of that little room right next door to the bedroom.

I am so very grateful.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Friends From the Church

Let's have a party!

I don't think I would have gone, but it WAS at our home, so I showed up; glad I did;

such good, good, good people.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Concert in the Tabernacle....

Heaven in the Tabernacle...

Spirits soaring in the Tabernacle.....

Music my father introduced me to in the Tabernacle....


a fantastic night.

Oh, the ability to hear -

I am grateful.

Friday, April 11, 2014

So Many Things



Home-made Toast,

Children's laughter,





Friendly People,


Kind People,



Comfortable Shoes,


Oh, my I'm stopping here, but it doesn't mean I'm stopping with the just goes on and on.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Room With a Desk

My office is such a pleasant place;

it's got a place for everything....

HA...everything may not be in its place, but there's IS plenty of space for:

office supplies, computer, paper, family history stuff, etc.

Oh, yes, I do like this office.  Sometimes I think about my mother paying the bills, writing letters; she really didn't have a place to do it very well...makes me feel sad for her.

Because a handy office is such a great blessing.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Plethora of Friends and Family

My goodness; what a great blessing;

to have so many good friends and family.

I am overwhelmed, humbled and grateful.

Thank you, dear Heavenly Father...

I am grateful.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Recurring theme....

Allen just learned about his first girlfriend; she is recovering from a wretched, wretched ailment.

While reading about it and her, I was so overcome with gratitude for good health; vision, mobility, hearing, ability to serve, get around, drive, and everything that goes with being healthy.

And, I am beyond grateful.

Monday, April 7, 2014


When Jenni and Brent moved, it just tore me up; still does.

Oh, how I miss them.

But, at least Janessa and Jared are here.

And, I am grateful.

Every six months, it's time to get my toenails painted red.  Thanks, Janessa.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Extended Family

My brother's family came for a short while; it went too quickly, but for a brief moment, here's what it looked like; (except that we didn't get a picture of Becca and Christopher who are likely going to get married in the summer...)
These are Gardner's three kids; Nathaniel's four children, plus an exchange student from the Ukraine, and Natasha's 3 boys.  All so gentle and good and fun.  Look at those cousins in their twin jammies; now that is just CUTE!

Five of the seven Gee siblings were at our home this morning.  I wish Becca and her boyfriend could have gotten in the picture.  They came over later, so by then the cameras were put away, conference had started and the party was over.
I have such marvelous nieces and nephews;

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, April 5, 2014


Ha!  It was down this morning.

And, that was distressing.

I really use the internet A LOT.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, April 4, 2014


It's an oft-recurring theme in my head.

But, I am so grateful for MUSIC.

And, that I can HEAR it.

Oh, it is a beauteous thing to be able to listen and to hear music.

I am grateful.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


I don't really like going over in the early mornings;

But, I guess it's good for me.

And, I CAN do it right now.

I can move my arms and legs.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Good Weather

It was a challenging winter for most of America...

It was pretty cold here in lovely SG.

But, MOST of the time, it's beautiful, with many many sunny days.

Cold, windy early morning, but this lovely pink hyacinth stands tall among many lovely flowers at the temple on April 1.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


I don't like it when Allen is gone, nights are long and scary.

So, I love it when it becomes light.

Oh, yes, I love mornings.

And, I am grateful.