Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sundays When I DON'T Teach Primary

That doesn't sound very good, I know,

but it's true.

I like to just go and relax and just go to the meetings.

And, I'm grateful I can do that today.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Beautiful Saturday

Lots to do...


I'm very grateful on this gorgeous Saturday morning.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Good Neighbors

Bill and Barbara and Kathy had us over for Thanksgiving Dinner;

That was so sweet of them

The food was delicious.

And, I'm grateful for good neighbros.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Our Grandchildren Arriving Safely...

in New Mexico;

it will be a quick trip.

But, they wanted to surprise Brent and Jenni.

So, they drove all day on Wednesday

And, arrived safely last night.

I am grateful.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


I am so glad that I can see.

What a great blessing.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Legs That Work

Yesterday in a store, the clerk had a hard time getting up from showing us something on a bottom shelf;

 "My knee," he said.  "I just had knee surgery.  It's the 4th one."

I just can't imagine having to have surgery 4 times on the same knee.

Man, I am so thankful that I have the sue of my legs so far.

Oh, I am grateful.

Monday, November 24, 2014


Over the years, I have needed this so much.

I'm 70 now, and still need it.

So, of course, I'm grateful.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Having Janessa live with us

It's a great blessing to have her around.

I'm sure it's very hard for her...

But, it's fun for us.

And, I'm grateful.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Heat and Warmth

I'm so grateful for a heater.

I do not like being cold.

So, when it is warm, I like that.

And, I'm always grateful to have a heater in the car and our home.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sunny Days

I just LOVE


And, here in SG, we get it a lot.

Right now, it's cold, crisp, but so sunny and.....

Oh, yes, I am grateful!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Aspirin/Mild Painkillers

I get headaches sometimes.

And when I do, I often just take an aspirin.

It makes me wonder about the pioneers as they struggled across the plains....

What did they do for a toothache, stomach, heartache?

Well, okay pain killers don't do much for heartaches,


when I need one, I'm very grateful!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Living in SG





Living in SG, I only have to contend with one of those, and even that is not as bad as in other areas of this great frozen country.

I am so grateful we moved here.

Oh, yes, I am grateful!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Day With NO Obligations, No Plans

It rarely happens, but when it does...

like today.

I am beyond grateful.

Monday, November 17, 2014


Recurring theme.

And, I am definitely grateful.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


I can't say this often enough, but I am beyond grateful to live in this great country.

Reading about other times and places always reminds me of the great blessing I have to be born in this free country.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

From Miles - NUTS

This is a little surprising for Miles to say, NUTS...

He's all about CANDY and SWEETS and COOKIES and SODA.

But, he's right about one thing.

Nuts are a good thing to be grateful for;

And, I am.

I love:





So, yes, I am thankful for nuts!

Friday, November 14, 2014

From Eli - Home & Family

Oh, such good things to be thankful for.

I love our home.

My brothers recently visited; they each said how lovely our home is.  I'm always happy here.

And, family.

Well, that's so incredible...I have the best family from my ancestors to my descendants.

I feel so blessed.

Oh, yes, I am grateful.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

From Miles - Television

We have a couple of favorite programs.

One of them is Shark Tank...

We also watch the news...

And, conference, of course.

So, oh yes, I'm grateful for a television.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

From Eli


I have an awesome computer; it was my Christmas present a year ago, so I've had it for nearly a year.

The screen is big.

I like that.

And, I am grateful.

From Miles

I am thankful for plants....

I was thinking of their beauty value.

Miles reminded me of their value to our health; without plants we would have no oxygen and would die.

So, oh yes, I am thankful.

Monday, November 10, 2014

From Eli

I'm thankful for my thankful journal.

It's fun to look back and see what I am grateful for.

And, I am very grateful for my thankful journal.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

My Brothers

I don't know how I got so lucky, blessed, fortunate, whatever.

But, I am so grateful for my three brothers:




They are outstanding role models in every way, and I am beyond grateful.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


What a great blessing to be able to see.

Oh, yes, I am grateful.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Heated Seats

I first heard about a car having heated seats when I was just out of high school.

It seemed like an impossible luxury to me.

My parents never had heated seats.

I wish they had been able to have them.

Heated seats are the BEST in cold weather.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Clean Windows

Oh, yes, they get dirty so fast...

But, when they are clean,

I love them.

And, I'm grateful.

Sunday, November 2, 2014


It doesn't happen a lot in this little corner of the world;

but when it does, I'm glad.

The desert always needs moisture.

SO, I am grateful.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Having Janessa Live With Us...

It's a great blessing for us to have her here...

She scared some little kids last night; one little kid turned and ran away when she answered the door. It was fun!  Hey, even like this, she looks beautiful!

Okay, I said, help me organize the silverware drawer....boy, did she ever whip that into shape!
Allen HATES getting hair cuts (time and money).  I HATE giving him haircuts (I'm bad at it.)
So, here's Janessa on a Saturday morning...oh, yeah, she did it right!

It's easy to see why we are so grateful.