Tuesday, September 30, 2014


I have good teeth; at least they aren't falling out, unhealthy, etc.

I'm unhappy how they look, but they work.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Primary Class

They are so adorable,

But I love them.

And, I'm grateful.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wide Variety of People

We work with two other couples in one of our church callings:

They are so interesting, fun, unique, different than us.

And, I love that.

Hooray for the differences in people.

I am grateful.

Friday, September 26, 2014


I've never really been much of a water drinker.

But, now, I'm trying to drink much more.

And, I'm grateful it's so readily available.

And good.

I'm grateful!

Thursday, September 25, 2014


It's hard for me to get up off the floor,

but, I'm grateful I can get up at all!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My Bread Mixer and Wheat Grinder

I have had it for 12 years.

I bought one after Linda Ricks gave me a loaf of her bread....

I had to be able to make bread like that!

It was light, airy, delicious, healthy,

and ever so tasty.

So, since that day 12 years ago,

I've been baking bread.

And, I'm so grateful for the tools to make it so tasty.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A New Day!

I get to have 24 more hours:

to exercise,

to eat,

to work on family history,

to run errands,




And, I am grateful.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Every night I go to bed hungry.

Not because I don't have food, but because I'm trying very hard to not eat after 7 p.m.

So, I eat a small dinner, then nothing else after.

And, I get hungry.

But, IF I wanted,

I have plenty of food available to eat.

And, I am so very grateful.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Good Husband

He's good to me.

Good for me.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, September 19, 2014


What a great blessing to be able to


And, I am grateful.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two Little Girls

They stop by most nights on their way home from school.

And, now, they've started stopping by in the mornings.

Hannah Shakespeare; Abby Heineken

Oh, they'll stop coming soon enough.

But, for now, I like seeing them.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Good Entertainment

We went to see


at Tuacahn last night.

Okay. it was amazing; the music, the sets, the dancing, the FUN.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


I have been blessed with a wonderful family.

Both close and extended relatives.

This is Rachel, who just moved to St George; she is my first cousin's daughter.  We had lunch together and she has a cooking blog.  Today, I am making one of her recipes....She's beautiful, talented, good, fun, and I'm blessed to be related!

When I read or hear about some people's families, I am just astounded at how blessed I was and am.

I am so very grateful.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Free Day

Sometimes I'm so busy...

I'm glad when I have a day to just do ordinary things.

And, I am grateful!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Allen's Pension

I say it often;

But, I am so grateful Allen has a pension.

Many companies are not offering pensions any more.

But, I feel certain that - through the church - ours will continue.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Incredible World!

Today while driving to do some shopping, I looked at the sky!

I was awestruck:

the clouds,

the blue....

Amazed, inspired and intrigued me.

I couldn't remember seeing anything quite like it before.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Allen is Home!

And all is right with the world.

I am grateful.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

My Hands

While putting on some make-up today,

I was overcome with the feelings of gratitude that I have two hands that work....

Every day.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My Little Corner of the World

...which is my office; I love working in this bright, cheery room.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

50 Years of Marriage

We've had ups and downs;

But we're still together.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Good Writers

I love a good book!

I am listening to the Scarlet Pimpernel.

And, it's just exciting, and a page turner.

I'm grateful for writers who keep me interested.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Answers to Prayers

Double Sunday.

Recently, I realized that Heavenly Father has been so good to me;

He answered two very significant prayers.....

And, I am so grateful.

1.  Job for Brent.

2.  Good guy for Kristi; one who is her equal.

Oh, I am so thankful.

Food and Water

It's Fast Sunday...

I'm hungry and thirsty.

It always reminds me that I can, at any time, just head to the kitchen for food....

unlike many people in the world.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Many Hours a Bishopric Puts Into Their Callings

I cannot even begin to imagine how much time the Bishop spends on his church calling.

But, I know that I am grateful.

Friday, September 5, 2014


Sometimes I'm so busy that it is beyond frustrating.

So, I'm always glad when I have some


I'm grateful.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

On-Line Banking

I've been reading in my journal a little bit and what I have learned is that I could never keep my banking accounts straight.

But, now, I'm vigilant, and am quite aware of our finances.  Because I can look online on a regular basis.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Weddings are usually such joyous events.

It's so fun for families to get together.

And, I am grateful for the two we just had; both were wonderful and great reminders of the value of family!