Friday, October 31, 2014


I just read about an entire family that died; apparently the parents poisoned each child and then drank poison themselves.

They were plagued by continuing financial problems.

We are not rich...sometimes I'd like more.

But, we have what we need.

And, I am grateful....

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Sunshine

It happens almost EVERY day.

And, I LOVE it.

I'm so very grateful for the sunshine....bring it on.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


It is a recurring theme.

But, today as I walked by the pills aisle in the grocery store, I was reminded of what a break blessing health is.

And, I'm so grateful for my situation at this moment in time.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Missionary Grandsons

They are working so hard;

Trying to be so obedient.

They are committed to the Gospel of Christ.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Atonement

Yesterday during the Sacrament portion of church, I really pondered and reflected and repented.

Sometimes, I'm so foolish and so dumb.

And, it makes me so grateful that I can repent.

Oh, yes, I am grateful.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Primary Class

Oh, it's a challenge.

And with six of them, they are a handful.

But, individually, they are priceless beyond words.

I can truly say that I love them ALL:







Smart, cute, talkative, and DEEEEE-lightful.

What a blessing,

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A New Day....

Clean, fresh, pure.

A new start.

A day to try to:

do something for someone,

be kind,

be happy,


Oh, yes, I am so grateful for a new day!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Grocery Store

I can't imagine cooking everything from scratch.

I had some unique ingredients to add to a new recipe, and it was so great to just go and get what I need.

Oh, I am so grateful.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Going to the Temple

When I'm in town, I try to do it every other week.

Usually I do initiatory, but this time I did a session with Vonnie Andrews.

It was good to hear the covenants we make.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


I am so grateful that we have water in this desert.

So far, we have not run out....

It is a great blessing to have fresh water.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Air Conditioning

Yesterday we went on a hike;

it was


When we arrived at the car, I was so very thankful for AIR CONDITIONING.

Then we came home to an air conditioned home.

Oh, I am grateful for that wonderful invention of air conditioning.

Monday, October 20, 2014


Jeremy called; fun to talk with him...

Jenni called this morning, fun to catch up with her.

Later this week, I will talk to Amy and Justin.

I'm just thankful for the wonderful invention of the PHONE..

Sunday, October 19, 2014


with the promise of a new day....

whether Sunday or any day....

I love the feelings in the morning of...

an entire day to do....

I am grateful.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Rexburg didn't always have sunny days,

But, St George has many sunny days.

And, oh, I am so grateful!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Windows in My Home

Sometimes I sit in this office and it's great to look outside.

Front yard on October 17, 2014

I don't have a spectacular view, but right now I see trees, flowers, sunshine....

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Conference Talks and Technology

Today I exercised at Planet Fitness...

Nothing unusual about that.

But, I also listened to 3 conference talks...

All three were helpful and inspiring and what I needed to hear.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


I'm so grateful for food.

I'm trying to eat less.

And, I often go to bed hungry.

BUT, I have access to a wide variety of foods.

And, I am so grateful.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


I'm so grateful that I can see.

It is such a blessing.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, October 13, 2014

It's Monday...

That means I get to try again to get things accomplished.

I love the start of a brand new week.

Oh, yes, I am grateful!

Friday, October 10, 2014


Janessa is moving in.

STUFF has to move out to make room for her.

And, I'm grateful that we are actually getting rid of some stuff.

It's hard, but it's okay.

Less is better.

And, I'm learning that out of sorrow, some good things can come.

I'm grateful to reflect and realize that.

Thursday, October 9, 2014


I love popcorn as a snake.

And, I am grateful to have it on occasion.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Man, I just learned that another friend has serious spine and back problems...

She said she is bent over double.


She's headed for surgery.

I'm so thankful for my health at this point in my life.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

This Time of Year

We don't get the fall colors like some places in America and the world,

But what we get instead is:


And, I am grateful.

Monday, October 6, 2014


......which remind me I need to be thankful in all circumstances.

And, that is not always easy.

No indeed.

SO, today, I will be grateful that - though my heart is aching -

we are all in good health.

And, I'm grateful.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Beautiful Day for Conference

Oh, yes,

It's beautiful today.

What words of inspiration will we hear today?

Whatever they are, I will be grateful!

Friday, October 3, 2014


Big fight.


I like it when we get along.

I hate disagreements;

I'm passionate; so is he.

So, I'm grateful when we are in agreement.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Just learned a very dear friend has breast cancer;

It was a stunning blow.

Oh, I feel so grateful for good health right now.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Good Friends

We may not see each other a lot.

But, we still connect whenever we see one another.

And, I am grateful.