Sunday, August 31, 2014

My In Law Family

Boy, there are a lot of weird, screwed-up people in the world; thankfully my inlaws were normal, good, marvelous people.  Allen's brother and sisters are wonderful, kind, and good.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, August 29, 2014


I enjoy listening to music.

I am grateful.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Seeing Allen Enjoy Himself

Allen has had such a great time fishing this summer;

He loves catching the Kokanee.

He's like a child at Christmas.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Relief Society Wherever I May Be!

Last night:

Relief Society dinner and lesson.

It was so wonderful to get acquainted with some of the marvelous sisters.

What a soul-satisfying program.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Allen's Job Over Many Years

I am so grateful to have an income.

It's modest,

But adequate for what we NEED.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Safe Arrivals For All My Family

Lots of family events;

Lots of travel.

So, I am grateful when everyone arrives home safely!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

From Miles....BARK ( not a dog's, but the candy kind!)

So, I asked Miles what I should be thankful for...

He said, BARK...

Which we are making for Kristi's wedding.

LOTS and LOTS of it.

So, Miles is thankful.

Me, I'm thankful I could help Kristi, so I'm grateful too.

Friday, August 22, 2014

People Who Help

Brenda is doing so much for this wedding.

It inspires me.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Having Things To Do

Many times I am frustrated by having many things to do;

Run errands:

dollar store,
grocery store,
gas station,
hair cut,
church work,
etc., etc., etc.

But, on the other hand,

It is good to have things to do.

And, I am very grateful that life is still busy for me.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Not Being Born a Slave

Reading opens my eyes to the horrors in the world...

Past and Present.

 I am so grateful to have been born FREE...

And, in America1

Monday, August 18, 2014

Family Gatherings

I love it when our family gets together;

we have such a great time.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Today, I got my hair highlighted.

I got acrylic nails.

I bought a few things.

And, I'm so grateful to have money to do these things.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


I have read (or listened to) three books

about people enslaved.

It makes me so incredibly grateful that I was blessed to be born in America.

Oh, I am beyond grateful for that marvelous blessing!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Being Debt Free

What a great blessing to not have any debt at this point in our lives;

And, I am very grateful!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Optimistic Attitude on Sunday

Ha Ha....

Every Sunday, I am optimistic about my Primary class.

I envision the little darlings behaving.

I envision them loving and enjoying the lesson.

Oh, yes, I envision them as little darlings.

But, it NEVER happens the way I envision.

So, I'm grateful I start off each Sunday with positive thinking.

Because by Sunday afternoon, I've sunk to new lows!

Ha Ha.

Friday, August 8, 2014

LIFE as It Is Today!

Things will be changing soon.


I am grateful for how it has's been very wonderful.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Clean Air

Today I smelled a smell I have not smelled in over four years.

It's a smell that we smelled very often during our year in China...

SEWER smell and it was awful.  Every time we walked down the street, that STENCH permeated the air; it was ubiquitous in all of the areas we visited and lived.

So, catching a whiff of it today as I walked across a parking lot as I looked around and up into the clear blue sky, I realized I had never given thanks for:


And, I am so very grateful!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Janessa Behunin

She is my granddaughter.

And, she is a good friend.

I am grateful.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SO Many Things

Today as I sat in the temple,

I was overwhelmed with


for my life right now.

I am beyond grateful!

Monday, August 4, 2014


I said I wasn't going to do it,

But, I am....

That is, reading a book about life in a 3rd world country during a war.

BUT, the thing is,

It totally reminds me how blessed I AM!

And, I am grateful!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Stephanie and Gardner Gee

They are so very dear and thoughtful.

And, I am grateful for all they do for us!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Church Callings

I have two church callings;

I like them both...

Sunbeam teacher  and

Stake Baptism Coordinator with two other couples and with Allen.

I'm grateful to be able to serve!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Jenni and Brent

Happy Birthday to J & B today!

I am grateful for them!