Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 - A Good Year

It was a good year.

I'm thankful.

We did a home exchange to Germany.

We stayed in Manila, Utah and met some mighty fine folk.

We had a fantastic family gathering in Rexburg, Idaho in July.

Our health is still okay.

And, I am so incredibly grateful.

Monday, December 28, 2015


The entire world seems to be at unrest; at war; on the fringes.

But, here in this little corner of the world,

There is peace and stability.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas Season

I can't explain it, but I have felt so much


This season....

for our wonderful, thoughtful, caring family,

for the SAVIOUR,

for life,

for our home,

for the Gospel.

I am filled with gratitude.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Last night, we spent the evening at Gardner's home....for dinner and afterwards, a little music.

It was so delightful.

I love all those 8 little kids of Nathaniel's and Gardner's.

I just felt peace and joy.

I am grateful.

Monday, December 21, 2015


He turned 12 and received the Priesthood yesterday.

Oh, yes, I am grateful for that.

Saturday, December 19, 2015


What a dear heart our daughter-in-law is.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

So Many Things Today...

I'm just feeling very grateful.

That's all....

Just filled with gratitude.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Online Shopping


IT's Sunday, and I just went shopping...not so good possibly.

But, I am so grateful for Amazon and other on-line stores.

Now, if only I could get my groceries this way.

Friday, December 11, 2015


It's so fun to hear from friends and family at Christmastime.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Christmas Seasson

Even though we should think about Christ all year round,

It's so much more focused at Christmas and Easter.

And, I am grateful for the moments to cause and reflect.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Music

Kristi sent me a gift of a Christmas album;

It's different, but so fun.

I love music and feel blessed to be able to hear it.

Oh, I am grateful.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Monday Mornings

So much to do,

So many errands, phone calls, laundry, projects.

Ah, yes,

I'm grateful for Monday mornings.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Books on Tape

I love to listen to books on tape while walking, exercising, cleaning, etc.

I just finished listening to A Christmas Carol, and am currently listening to The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

It's especially fun to listen to a book with a good reader.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Windows - From Eli

About a week ago, a lady was telling me how dark and gloomy her home is.

She wishes she had lights and WINDOWS.

So, today when Eli said windows, I realized that that was something I'm so very grateful for.

Our home has lovely big windows, with lots of natural light.

And, I am very grateful.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Our Home

Every single time I walk in the door, I have a feeling of great appreciation.

I just LOVE our home.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Allen's Help in the Kitchen

Allen helps a lot.

This morning he made a delicious smelling soup.

And, he cleaned up, doing all the dishes.

He grinds the wheat and slices the bread.

He will often mop and sweep the floor.

I'm lucky.

And, very grateful.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New Friends

It's great to have old friends; long-time friends.

But at our age, it's also pretty valuable to have friends that we just met.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, November 30, 2015


What can I say that I haven't already said.

I am so thankful for my health.

Ysterday we saw Jennifer, a marvelous, good, cheery person.

But, she has's hard to watch her body as it shakes and wiggles and has spasms.

Not only is it hard on her, but it is very painful for her.

She is in a very bad way.

My heart just aches for her.

So, it makes me realize how grateful I am for good health........

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Bright Sunny Mornings

I'm grateful to live where most of the days are sunny and pleasant.

Because I'm in a BIG downer right now,

I am grateful the weather outside is beautiful.

It does lift my sunken spirits somewhat.

Saturday, November 28, 2015


Sometimes when I get discouraged and feel like no one understands,

I turn to Heavenly Father....

I pour my soul out to him.

And, I know HE listens.

I am grateful.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


It's the day before turkey day.

I was doing some baking/cooking.

And, I needed some hot was taking FOREVER to get hot water to the kitchen sink....

And, then, I was HUMBLED.

....I remembered the pioneers; heating the water, plucking the turkey, etc. etc. etc.

I felt so small and humbled and appreciative.

It made me grateful for so many things.

And, I feel grateful indeed......

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pictures From the Past

It's so fun to see pictures that you had totally forgotten about.

Whether it's from a long time ago, or just a few years ago,

Looking at pictures is fun.

And, I'm grateful we have them.

Monday, November 23, 2015


Man, I am so thankful I can see.

I am grateful.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Justin, Amy, and Boys

This morning Amy face-timed me....

It was a joy to see her boys....Calder is growing; he's so very cute.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, November 21, 2015


I love music.

And, I'm grateful I can hear it and enjoy it.

Oh, Yes, I do love music.

Friday, November 20, 2015


I say it often,

I mean it often.

I feel so blessed and grateful.

I am so thankful for health right now in my life.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


I can have warmth or cool,

lights on,

television blasting,

computer business,

oven cooking food,

pots a-boiling,

vacuum going,

hot water running through the pipes,

and it's all thanks to


And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Companion

Even though I'm quite solitary, I love having someone to share my life with.

we have had struggles, disagreements, challenges a plenty,

But, how I love having someone around all the time.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


I'm looking out the window at my droopy flowers, and it makes me realize how essential

WATER is to every living thing.

Right now, we have plenty of it.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ability to Read and Write

I so take it for granted.

But, I am grateful I can read and write.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Peace in My Corner of the World

The world is a war zone.

Yesterday, there were mass murderings in Paris; the city is totally on edge and people are terrorized.

So, I am grateful for my little corner of the word where there is peace in the valley.

Such a marvelous thing to be grateful for:


Thursday, November 12, 2015


Sadly, as I get older, I get less and less social.

I just want to be home.

If I go somewhere, even shopping in town, I am always in a hurry to GET HOME.

I'm kind of obsessed with it,

But, I am grateful to have friends and family.  I'm grateful for being a little social right now.

It's a good and healthy thing.

And, I'm grateful.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


I absolutely LOVE bananas...

I eat one almost every day.

Such a great way to start a morning...

with a tasty banana.

I can't imagine someone not loving this tasty fruit.

As for me, I am grateful.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Good Food

It's fun to try new recipes....

That is, if they taste good.

I'm very grateful for good food that is home-made and healthy.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Monday mornings...

I always have a long list of


So, I like to get up and get going.

I know others don't like Mondays,

But, I am always grateful.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Our Church Calling

Allen and I serve as Baptismal Coordinators; it's a fancy term for mopper-uppers and laundry-doers.

Yesterday, there were 18 baptisms, so that's a lot of clothing to wash....a lot of white jumpsuits.

And, men are just getting bigger and it's a couple of full loads each month.

We share the duties with other couples and it has been a great blessing to get to know the other couples.

Oh, yes, I am very grateful.

Friday, November 6, 2015

My Three Grandsons: Eli, Miles, Calder

I can't believe I didn't take even one picture in the 24 hours we were there.

But, they are delightful, noisy, active, lively, loud boys.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Allen's Help!

I decided to make bread this morning...

It's pretty easy with a wheat grinder and bread maker.

But, the clean-up is a pit.

And, today, Allen ground the wheat and cleaned up the bread mixer.

Hooray for husbands.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Blue Skies

I recently met a woman who had just moved here from the MidWest.

She hate winters and wanted to be where the SUN SHINES - a lot.

Well, she moved to the right place.

I'm totally with her....

I love being where the sun shines....a lot.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

A Beautiful Sabbath Morning

It's peaceful, lovely, and beautiful.

I am grateful.

My heart is aching because of many family matters,

BUT, I do love the peacefulness on a Sabbath morning.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Eating Out

No planning,

No dishes and cleanup...

Just good food.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Toilet Lid - from Miles via FaceTime

Truthfully, I'm very grateful for toilet lids...

Having lived in China and not even having toilet SEATS, I realize what a great convenience toilets and lids are.

And, so I, like Miles, am very grateful.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Great Weather

It's October 26; if we lived in Rexburg, Idaho, it would be cold and windy.

It's absolutely perfect weather here.

Sunny, warmish, flowers still blooming.

And, I am very grateful.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Beauty All Around

We are in New Mexico...

Yes, it's still a desert....

But, the Organ mountains are striking as they rise in the distance of a blue, blue sky.

Such beauty everywhere.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, October 16, 2015

My Two Daughters

They are different.

But, both are tremendously thoughtful and kind.

I am grateful.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

My Three Sons

They are all different,

But they are good fathers.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Beauty and Peace

We are on Coronado Island....the Navy base to be is so beautiful and peaceful here.

This morning at 8, we heard the bugler play a wakeup call.

Shortly thereafter, the Star Spangled Banner was played.  I was so moved by the beauty of the moment as we gazed out towards the ocean.

It was a beautiful moment and I was grateful.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

St George

Yesterday we were out running errands.

The afternoon was absolutely PERFECT....warm, but not hot; a teeny breeze, but not windy.

It was so delightful and it made me so appreciate living here.

I'm very grateful for St George, Utah.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Car

Today, as we drove along the freeway, a man was standing by the side of the road hitchhiking.

It occurred to me that a car is something I often take for granted.

And, I was so overwhelmingly grateful to have reliable transportation.

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for a job, which has allowed us to have cars in our married life.

I am grateful.

Monday, October 5, 2015

A Living Prophet

During conference yesterday, I felt the distinct feeling overcome me that


was the prophet.

It was such a warm, enveloping feeling.

He is old, feeble, not in good health.

But, I felt love for such a wonderful man who has dedicated his entire life to being the Lord's servant.  The feeling was rare, and that made it the more was so fleeting, but it was REAL.

And, I was grateful for that momentary testimony.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Can I Ever Say it Often Enough


Our dear Amy's mother has

the dreaded C word.

She got more bad news this week.

It's worse than they thought.

So, their family is troubled.

Which puts me in a funk.

And, reminds me how great it is to have


And, I am grateful.

Friday, September 25, 2015


Allen's eye surgery has reminded us both of the wonder of vision.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Inspiring Talks in Church

Today's talk by the high councilman was so meaty and helpful to me, in particular.

He spoke about the Fall and its importance to the Plan of Salvation.

Other churches see it as a bad thing, but in our church, we recognize that is part of the Plan and was essential.  Also, that Eve was very wise to partake of the fruit as she realized its significance in eternity.

I enjoyed it and was grateful I had gone.

Saturday, September 19, 2015


There is so much war and horror and ugliness in the world right now.

While I am in a tiny little town where I look out a window and see brilliant blue sky, green trees, hear the sounds of a Saturday morning in the campground, and

I am so very grateful.

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Allen's eyeoperationa makes me realize even more how wonderful it is to SEE.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Good Night's Rest

Some nights are better than others.

So, I'm grateful when I can get a really good night's sleep.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Allen's Successful Eye Surgery

 He was nervous to have it, but Dr. Chris Gee assured him it would be fine.

So far, it seems to be.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

A Washing Machine

Once a month, we do the laundry from the Stake Baptisms.

There are a lot of them.

So, that means washing a lot of white baptism jump suits...both men and kids.

I'm just grateful for an automatic washer and dryer.....

Friday, September 4, 2015

Mornings when I Just Chill

Usually I get up to go exercise pretty early,

but lately, I've just been relaxing and taking it easy.

I'm grateful.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Modern Conveniences

Today, I made bread.

I used a bread maker which did all the hard work for me.

And, I am very grateful.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


People all around us are sick, in bad shape, mentally losing it.

I feel grateful to be in the situation I am in.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday Mornings

A new week,

A new start,

A fresh beginning.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Good Husband

I'm so grateful we are on the same page in terms of the Gospel...

We might not be on the same page in terms of living in Manila, but

in many respects we are on the same page.

And, I am grateful.....

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Second Chance

I was not a good mother.

I didn't give advice to my children.

But, boy, I sure do that with my grandchildren.

And, I'm grateful for this 2nd chance!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Safe Travels

I just returned from Manila, Utah.

It's a long drive.

I'm glad I made it safely and

I'm grateful.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Honestly, I can't imagine how we survived with cell phones.

There are so many practical uses for them.....

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Being Married

It's lonely when one is alone.

And, I'm grateful to be married.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Good Books

I love to read

And to learn.

This is a true story of women in Afghanistan at the time the Taliban came in and put so many restrictions on women.
The tragedy is that things are probably much worse now than at the time this story takes place.  But his book demonstrates the resiliency of women in trying circumstance.

And, I'm grateful to have access to so many good books.

Sunday, August 23, 2015


I'm in LOVE.

With chocolate.

I have some almost every day.

I'm trying to not buy chips any more.  I've given up soda.

But, there's still chocolate.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Being Born in America

Man, the world is in a terrible mess....

So is America, actually.

BUT, we still have food, electricity, water, the ability to move around, and so much more.

And, I could not be more grateful.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cozy Little Camper in Manila

It's small,

but it's just right for the two of us.

And, it makes Allen happy, which makes me happy.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


I've said it before, will say it over and over.

I'm so very grateful for an income.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Moment of Peace and Quiet

It's so fun to have family around.

Nothing like it.

But, then, when everyone is gone.

I'm thankful for a little down time.

And quiet time.

It's all good.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

From Eli -

fun and family

OH, yes, I am grateful for both of those!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sean and Lisa

One year later; they are so happy, so fun, so Gospel oriented.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Missions for Young Men

Man, they are something else -

those two returned missionaries....

Early to bed, early to rise; studying the gospel.

What a difference a mission makes to an obedient servant.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Stockton and Landon

Such truly FINE young men.

They went to bed last night studying their scriptures.

This morning, Stockton was reading his scriptures.

Oh, they are good, fun, thoughtful.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Days When I Get a Lot Done

Man, I worked hard today.

Cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry.

Getting ready for the BIG DAY tomorrow!

And, I feel grateful for the ability to do so.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Our Grandsons' Missions

Stockton and Landon will be back in the US in two days.

It will be great to see them.

I'm thankful they worked hard to finish their missions and that they are returning with honor.

They are good young men.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, August 8, 2015


I now have floaters in both my right and left eye.

They are definitely annoying and bothersome.

But, at least I can still SEE....

And, of that, I am grateful.

Friday, August 7, 2015

The Temple Being So Close

It's great to be able to drive to the temple in about 12 minutes...

It means I can go early in the morning and get out fairly early.

I can do initiatory, sealing or a session and it's not an all-day event.

Of that, I am grateful.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Washing Machine in my Home

That may sound a little ridiculous.

But, we have been living out of a camper/trailer for a month.

So, we take the laundry down the little hill to the office.

It's not hard, but it's inconvenient and it gets pretty expensive.

Thus making me grateful I have those appliances right in my own home!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The SUnshine

It's rained quite a bit here in Manila.

We are leaving today to head to St George for two weeks,

But, we'll be back...

In the meantime, I'm grateful for the sunshine!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Another Day; Another Chance

It's very early morning.

I'm alive

And grateful for another day.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mornings When Allen Gets Up Singing...

Oh, What a Beautiful Day!

What a great way to start a day!

And, I am grateful!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

God's Beautiful World

Yesterday, we took a long ride on the Green River through the steep canyon walls of Flaming Gorge.

It was beautiful, peaceful, serene, and just a beautiful way to spend an afternoon/morning.

I am grateful.

Friday, July 31, 2015


So, here we are in the teeny town of Manila, Utah.

Population about 900.

It's remote; internet is slow.

BUT, it works, and we can stay connected using our devices;

Phone, computer, tablet, etc.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Food and the Ease of Preparation

I am often reminded how accessible our food supply is.

I don't have to cook over a wood stove.

I don't have to go out and kill the chicken, then pluck its feathers.

I'm not even growing and harvesting food any more.

I just buy the food.

And, maybe quickly prepare it.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What I Have

If you can't be happy with what you already have,

What makes you think you will be happy with something more?

Great quote.

And, it reminds me how grateful I am for what i have.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Allen Being Such a Handy MAN!

Right now, he's trying to fix the toilet in our camper!

And, he likely will.

Oh, he's such a handy MAN!

And, for that, I'm very grateful!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Seeing Colors

I've never really thought about it, but yesterday my cousin, Margo mentioned that her son-in-law is color blind.

He wanted to fly his own plane, but can't because of his color blindness.

Man, it suddenly made me so appreciative of seeing


And, I am grateful!

Friday, July 24, 2015


Man, I take it for granted....

But, I could not be more grateful.

Ah, yes, I'm thankful for electricity.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

My Cousin, Margo

There were only three girl Gee cousins.

About every other year or so, we see Mel and Margo.

I love her happy disposition, her happy smile, her positive personality.

It's a joy for me to be with them.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Peace for Now

Many places in the world are at war.

I hate war (and cancer,)

But, WAR is HELL.

No one  ever ever wins.

Lives shattered, towns destroyed, men and women coming home disfigured, and scarred for life - emotionally, physically, and psychologically.

War is about selfishness and greed and power.

At this exact moment in my life, I am in a peaceful setting, in a peaceful place, with mostly peace in my soul.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Rhubarb Desserts

Since being in Manila, Utah, two people have given us Rhubarb desserts.

Janeil Larsen andher granddaughter made the most delicious rhubarb pie EVER!  Man, it was tasty.

Last night, Mikayla brought over a rhubarb, blueberry crumble; so very tasty.......

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


I take it for granted.

I forget how marvelous it is to have electricity.

And, I am very grateful.

Friday, July 17, 2015

The People We Meet in Manilla

We meet some interesting people while we stay in the KOA campground in Manilla.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Days With Nothing to Do

Well, that's really not correct.  I have a to-do list and all.

But, what I mean is that I don't have to be anywhere, go anywhere, meet up with anyone.

And, some days that is just fine with me.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Little Down Time

June was crazy busy.

Lots of things happening and going on.

So, here I am at Manila, Utah with a little down time.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Stories and Lives of People

It's so fun to get acquainted with people and to hear their stories.

I've said this before, but everyone has a story to tell; most people don't listen or are not interested, but Allen and I love to hear the stories of other people.

The world is filled with amazing people who will share their stories.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Allen's Commitment to the Gospel

All around us faithful people are giving up on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

It's so confusing, distressing, and sorrowful.

And that makes me appreciate even more the fact that Allen remains steady and strong.

We go to church when we are traveling and it's fun to meet the Saints all over.

Oh, yes, I am very grateful.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Family Get Togethers

We are the picture of a modern family:

An avowed Atheist,

Staunch Democrats,

Republican Leanings,

Gay Person,


2nd Marriages,

Inactive Church members,

Step children,

Happy people,

Grouchy People,

Lots of kids,

But, in spite of it all;

it's just FUN to be together!

Jordan and Family left before we got the picture taken....Lots of laughter on this night!  But, where's Jeremy?

And, I am grateful!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Toast With Jam

I love


Home-made Wheat bread,

Raisin bread,

English muffins,

all with a little bit of jam.

And, I am thankful.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Quiet of Early Mornings

I love early mornings;

it's peaceful and pleasant....

Before the day begins in earnest.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Air Conditioning - by Lucy

The other day someone said it was 117 degrees.

Now, I don't know if that is entirely true or not.

But, I do know it is


From early morning till late at night.

I mean it's too hot to even go outside.

It's sweltering.

So, air conditioning is an absolute MUST.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Food - from Anna

Yesterday, I was pretty tired, so we went to Taco Time...

It was fast, convenient, and tasty.

And, I was grateful.

I was hungry this morning, so I had a snack....just so convenient.

Oh, yes, Anna, I am grateful for food.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Having a Home - from Lucy

I love my home!

It's clean, mostly orderly, adequate.

And, I am beyond grateful for it.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Being Alive - From Anna

Well, what she actually said, was:

"Not being dead!"

Because of this comment, I have learned that God does indeed have a sense of humor.

Too long to go into at this point, but I guess that

I am grateful for


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Sun to Give Us Food - From Hyrum

Well, said to say, the Gees are leaving today...what a bummer.

But, Hyrum wants to remind me that the sun helps the plants grow; without the sun, we would have no food to eat.

And, the trees would have no food.

So, I am very thankful for the SUN!

And, thanks to Hyrum and Haven for their thankful lists the last couple of days.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Life and God - From Haven

Without life or God, there would be nothing at all, not even a piece of matter.

And, I am grateful for God and for life.

Thanks, Haven.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Lights - from Hyrum

Hyrum is visiting for a few days; he said I should be grateful for lights, which I definitely am.

I think of early people having only candle light and it's so bleak to think about.

Lights, oh, I am definitely grateful.

Sunday, June 21, 2015


It's funny because I don't even listen to music every day.

But, when I do, I love it.

I'm grateful I can hear it.

I'm grateful to live with a man who is musical.

I'm grateful for the music in our home growing up.

Of MUSIC, I am very grateful.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sense of Taste

I love food;

especially -





and more sweets.

I'm grateful that I can taste them.

Oh, yes, I am grateful for the sense of taste.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Health Insurance

I'm sort of naive about a lot of things.

Growing up, my dad went off to work, came home, did church and civic responsibilities.

There was always food on the table and for school some new clothes.

He drove mostly old cars and there was nothing fancy about his or my mother's clothes.

When I had to go to the doctor, mom took us.

She also took us to the dentist when needed.

I just took all of that for granted.

Even when Allen got a job, I didn't really understand the true value of HEALTH insurance.

But, NOW I get it.

And, I am so grateful we have it.

It's a HUGE deal in our country right now.

I'll be forever grateful for Allen's job at Ricks College and the health benefits that came with that job.

Oh, YES, I am very grateful indeed.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

My Children and Their Jobs

They may not like them.

They may wish they had gone into something else.

They may be discontent.

But, at this moment, they all have jobs.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fresh fruit from the Tree

I've been eating apricots for a lot of days now.

In fact, I think it has affected my stomach and other areas of my body because I have eaten so much.

But, it's so healthy to have fresh fruit.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fruit and Vegetable Workers in the Field

I'm so grateful that I am not a field hand.

But, I'm grateful for the people who are.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday Mornings


Pick Apricots....check

Eat breakfast....check

Check email....not yet

Work on bills...not yet,

BUT, It's Monday and I have time.

I am grateful.

Saturday, June 13, 2015


I've been thinking about homeless people this week.

I can't imagine being homeless.

So, while we don't make a ton, and we watch what we spend.

I am so grateful for an income.

Friday, June 12, 2015

A New Day

Sometimes life is such a challenge....

Things happen.

We get worn down.

Sad things occur.

But, there is always the


of a new day.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Relief Society Camaderie

Last night the RS sisters came to my home to make jam.

There were 11 of us.

Sadly, I would not have gone if the event had not been held in my home.

But, there was so much laughter, fun, getting acquainted, camaderie.

Sitting around in our kitchen, I felt such LOVE and sister hood.

I would have been sorry to miss it.

And, that would have been foolish.

So, I am very grateful that Jessica asked to have it in our home.

Thank you, Jessica.

I am grateful.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Not Being a Field Laborer

Yesterday I worked out in the yard.

I will do so again today.

I did a lot of bending over, stooping, being on my knees.

It was hard, hard work.

I thought of people picking strawberries, lettuce, carrots, etc.

And, I felt a mound of gratitude for them.

I was only outside for awhile; I'll only be outside today for awhile.

And, it made me grateful for those who do that hard, back-breaking work.

It made me even more grateful that that is not my job.

Oh, I am grateful.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Being Born of Godly Parents

I was so blessed to have the family I did.

I am so very grateful.

They were:







And, I am very grateful.

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Lesson Given in Relief Society

I was having some semi-bitter feelings over a situation in our family.

It was eating away at me.

The lesson in RS yesterday was all about serving and not giving in to feelings of being tired of serving;  we should serve with all our hearts, bear one another's burdens, help others at whatever the cost in our precious time.

It was like the lesson was directed towards me....and me only.

I had actually driven home, but turned around and went back to RS.

And, then, THAT lesson.  I so needed to hear it...even more importantly, I need to act on it.

Will I still get bitter sometimes.

Of course.

Will I still be upset at this situation.

Yes, unfortunately I will.

BUT, if I can just reflect on the movie clip we saw, remember the scripture reference, it should help me to be more willing to serve in the way I should.

And, I'm grateful for that lesson.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Church Calling

Allen and I are - along with 2 other couples - the Stake Baptism Coordinators.

The title is a big  fancy way of saying that we

Mop up, and do the laundry.

But, I love the people we work with; they are inspiring, and it's always a fun Saturday on the first of each month!

Linda Keller and Joan Sorensen
It's a great blessing to work with these two fun ladies.....

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

My Brother, Erin Preston

He is the most thoughtful brother on THE planet.

Man, he and his wife are just so great.

He just sent us a box of chocolates as a belated mother's day gift wince we were in Germany on Mother's Day.  He is always doing good stuff like that.

And, I am so grateful.

Friday, June 5, 2015

What in the HECK is WRONG WITH ME!

I just sent out a birthday card for Kristi's birthday and her birthday is tomorrow;

this really bugs me that I would be so stupid.

I've got to get over this.

So to turn this into a thankful post,

I'm grateful I don't do this more often!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Allen Caught a FISH!

He's waited almost a year.

he's been so excited.

Yesterday was a dud and he was pretty disappointed.

But, TODAY, he caught 4 large kokanee salmon and he is one happy camper.

Which means I am also happy.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


I just had to make a call about an appointment.

And, as I was hanging up, I thought,

That is just so convenient.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Space to Work

I love this little office...

there's plenty of room for my computer and other necessary "Stuff."

It's bright and cheery when I come in the mornings.

And, I'm very grateful.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Not Having a Drug Addiction

Man, when I hear the stories of some of our friends and their children, it makes me so very grateful for the church and its stance on drugs.

I know that church members take drugs and get addicted, but so far, I haven't had that problem.

I have lots of things to work on, but drug addiction is not one of them.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, May 31, 2015


I hope I never take America for granted.

But, traveling abroad is always a good reminder of just how wonderful


And, I am grateful.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Our Beautiful Yard

Look what was waiting for us when we got home on Thursday night:

When we left exactly one month ago, this was just green, green, green.

No pink evident at all.

So, this was a very fun surprise.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, May 29, 2015

HOME Safe!

I wonder who first said,

There's no place like home.

Because it's so very true.

I'm grateful for the grand adventure we just had.

But, man, I love coming home to our lovely home with its incredible yard which Allen has worked so very hard to beautify...

Oh, I am grateful.

Monday, May 25, 2015

My Beautiful Wonderful Daughter, Kristi D Anderson

Man, what would we have done without our dear daughter, Kristi D?

She has been immeasurably helpful on our trip in Germany and then in Holland.

She is the most pleasant traveling companion....always cheerful and amenable to anything.  She's always flexible when plans change at any time.

It has been the most wonderful blessing to have her with us.

I am beyond grateful.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Even Floors

This might sound like a strange one, but we are staying in a home where all the floors are uneven, bumpy, etc.

It makes me grateful for the floors in my home that are mostly flat and even.

It's a little thing, but I'm grateful.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Safe Travels so Far

What a blessing to be safe, thus far.

And, I am very grateful.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy People

It's so fun to travel with


And that describes Brian Wright.

I'm grateful.

Friday, May 8, 2015


Traveling is such a good way to see and learn a out other cultures.

I'm grateful for this opportunity.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Modern Medicines

I'm sick;

but grateful to have modern medicines.

Flowers the World Over

If I look out the window where we are staying, I see white lilacs, tulips, little daisy-like flowers sprinkled through the grass, green trees and shrubbery.

It's truly a lovely sight.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Safe Travels

Well, we made it to Solingen, Germany.

All in one piece and without any harrowing incidences.

And, I am grateful.

We are staying in a 300 year old home;

it's very cold.

I'm tired, but feeling grateful.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Grand Adventures on the Horizon


it's scary, exciting, fun, adventuresome, and one-of-a-kind.

It's a month-long stay in Germany.

It's been in the planning for a long time.

And, now it's here.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Early Mornings... much to do.

So, it's good to get up and get going.

And, I'm grateful to be able to do that.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Rain in the Desert

It's always a good thing when it rains in Southern Utah.

When it happens, I am very grateful.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Our Lovely Home

I'm very grateful for our home;

it's just perfect for the two of us and any guests we have.

I feel blessed that it is paid for.

A home is a wonderful thing to have....

And, I'm grateful.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


I've been struggling with a cold/cough for three weeks.

It hasn't been pretty or fun.

But, it certainly makes me so appreciate my relatively good health.

Oh, yes, I've grateful.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Good Night's Rest

I haven't been sleeping very well at all.

So, last night when I slept the whole night through.

It felt so good.

And, I am very grateful.

Monday, April 20, 2015


I know, I know...

Most people don't like Mondays.

But, I do.

I have for many years.

It's a week plan, improve, work on, center on.

I'm really grateful for Mondays.

And, now, if you'll excuse me, I have things to do.....

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Good Books

I love a good book.

They take me to places I'll never go,

people I'll never meet,

and situations that leave me wondering and pondering.

Being able to put words together just so is such a talent.

And, I'm grateful for authors who leave me speechless and moved.

Good books thrill me.

And, I'm grateful.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Humble People

Some people are just so humble,




I admire that.

They are inspiring.

I'm thinking right now of Stephanie Gee and her brother-in-law, Andrew Gee.

They inspire me.

And, I'm grateful.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Motivating People

The guy was on the elliptical machine behind me.

He was going at a very fast pace.

I wanted to quit, but he was working so hard, as were others around me;

lifting weights,



So I soldiered on.

And, I was grateful for their inspiration.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Another Day With Lots to Do

I just love that there is another day...

to run errands,

make phone calls,

clean something,

make something,

I'm so grateful for another good day.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Little Bit of Money

A neighbor, with hat in hand, and overwhelmingly humbled, came today to borrow some money.

Not a lot.

Just a little.

But, I was thankful we had it to loan.

We do not have a lot of money compared to many of our friends.

But, we have


And, today - and every day - I was grateful for that.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Calm Waters - For the Moment

I even hesitate to be grateful for it....

Things can change so quickly.

BUT, at this moment, things are going okay.

Of course, there are challenges.

Of course, our children have some situations.

BUT, for this exact moment, there are no dramatics, histrionics, overwhelming problems.

And, I am so very grateful.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Neighbors - Iveys and Ures

Sunday afternoon...

Late afternoon.

Doorbell a little soft knock.

Standing there in the doorway, two little neighbor girls with a plate of chocolate cookies....not just any chocolate cookies, but made by Andrea; best cook in the neighborhood...

So sweet.

And tasty.

Also on Sunday afternoon, the Ures brought over some grapefruit and lemons, fresh from a relative's tree.

And, I am grateful to have such generous, kind, thoughtful neighbors.

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the goodness of people.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


I've been trying to not eat after 7 p.m.

It's very hard and sometimes I just don't make it.

Like last night...

I was so hungry.

So, I had some popcorn, a little Cutie, and a couple of tastes of yogurt whips.

It wasn't a lot.  It was just a little.

But, it was easy, fast, and available.

I'm so thankful that when I'm hungry, I have access to food.

Oh, yes, I'm grateful for food.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

My Thoughtful Daughters.

Man, I was blessed in the good daughter department.

And, I'm so grateful.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Neighbors and Friends

Last night I was relaxing on my new birthday gift -

a Hammock.

When I saw through the window four of my favorite people:


It was the Stout family - minus Jason.

And, they came to say Happy Birthday with a plate of cookies.

There are so many people like that in our neighborhood...

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

My Granddaughter, Janessa

These post-it notes were scattered all around.  I just put them on the door to take a picture and to have a good reminder of what a dear granddaughter I have.  I'll probably leave them there for about three years.

Yesterday was my 71st birthday.

Early in the morning, I got up to go exercise.  On the floor leading into the kitchen were the three large white papers a the top...saying there were 71 one things Janessa loved about me.

Then, scattered all around the kitchen/living area were 71 post-it notes.  Totally made me cry; then laugh.  Throughout the day, I would discover these little notes and it was just so FUN!

What a thoughtful gift!

What a girl!

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

71 Birthdays

and in honor of that I'll list 71 things I'm grateful for:

1. Saviour
2.  Atonement
4. Gospel
4. Allen
5. My father
6. My mother
7. Jenni
8.  Brent
9. Sean
10. Lisa
11. Janessa
12. Stockton
13. Landon
14. Justin
15. Amy
16. Eli
17. Miles
18. Calder
19. Jeremy
20. Carisa
21. Bridger
22. Oscar
23. Kaelyn
24. Alyson
25. Sayre
26. Kristi
27. Bobby
28. Will
29. Lilly
30. Jordan
31. Janna
32. Oliver
33. Lucy
34. Imogen
35. Anna
36. Eyesight
37. Hearing
38. Mobility
39. Health
40. Home - paid for
41. Car - paid for
42. Truck
43. Flowers
44. Food
45. Fingers
46. Toes
47. Clothing
48. Garn
49. Dorothy
50. Linda
51. Jerry
52. Kaey
53. Gavin
54. Preston
56. Shauna
57. Libby
58. Janice
59. Brian
60. Lois
61. Bill
62. Donna
63. Jerry
64. Ava
65. Extended relatives
66. Neighborhood friends
67. Education
68. Sunshine
69. Flowers
70. Modern conveniences
71. Life

I ran out of numbers before I ran out of things to be grateful for.

My heart is very full today.  Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the goodness that surrounds me.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My Brother

I was a little surprised when the package came in the mail; but I shouldn't have been...

He's always so thoughtful and doing kind things.

And, when I unwrapped it, it totally made me laugh!

Oh, I'm so thankful for my baby brother, Preston Gee.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Time to Rest

I've had a terrible cold/cough/etc. for over a week.

It just keeps hanging on...

and on....

and on.

I have places to go, things to do, but I feel weighted down and exhausted.

So, today after the family left,

I was so grateful to be able to just lie in my room for awhile.

Just relax.

It felt good.

Even though I don't.

And, I am grateful for a little time.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

From Miles - EASTER!

I"m very grateful for this beautiful morning.

It is so significant,

and I don't think most of us even understand how significant it really is.

But, I am grateful.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

from Eli scissors

  I am thankful for scissors.

Friday, April 3, 2015

My Office

Man, I just love coming in here every morning....

Checking mail,

Updating my finances,

Making calls,

Doing family history.

And, I get to do it in such a clean, neat, sunny environment.

Oh yes, I am grateful.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Good Readers

I love listening to audiobooks as I:

drive around town,


lay in bed.

The books I listen to have multiple characters, so it requires a very talented person to use a variety of voices, inflections, dialects; and then to remember them all!

Man, it is just so fun to listen to a well-recorded book on tape with an artful reader.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Allen and the Trees

Wherever we have moved, Allen has planted lots of trees.


In fact, at each place, he's ended up having to take trees OUT!

But, my goodness, they make a home so lovely.

And, I am grateful for Allen and the trees he has planted over the years.

Of course, when Allen plants the trees, they are little, scrawny, puny, teensy, stick-like.  We have been gone from this home for 10 years.  And believe me, the trees looked nothing like this!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


I don't take a lot of medicines.

I don't take a lot of pills.

But, when I need something,

I'm so glad it's available.

And, I am thankful.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Our Children

Lots of people our age are having children move in with them....or grandchildren....or entire families.

In fact, we have a granddaughter living with us right now.

But, it's okay.

I'm proud of our children for trying hard to be independent.

Some have financial struggles,  all could use some help.

BUT, they are making it, living on their own.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Flowers in the Spring

I love flowers; I can never get quite enough of them.

This year we have quite a few pots of flowers around the yard, in contrast to last year when we didn't put out flowers until September.

So, my heart is filled with JOY when I see them.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Home-made Bread

About 13 years ago, Linda Ricks showed me how to make her bread recipe.

So, we paid bucko bucks for a bread machine and wheat grinder.

Since that time, I've made probably hundreds of loaves of bread....given away dozens of loaves of bread, and eaten much of it.

It is so delicious.

Freshly ground wheat; yummy morning toast.

What's not to love?

And, I am grateful.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Books on Tape

I love to listen while I drive around town or exercise.

Just finished listening to this today; Fabulous.  I didn't know anything about Truman;
he was a very honorable person and a man of integrity.

Not my favorite, but my grandsons, Eli and Miles, asked me to read this, so I will listen since I'm not really getting into the book.  Listening will be much easier and I will jus listen as I drive around town.

It's just a great way to get through a long book.

It's a great way to get through a long exercise session.

Holy cow!  I do love me some Dickens; this is a great story with such interesting characters,
including the kindest of women...Amy Dorrit.

Let's face it;

Books on tape are great.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Man, sometimes technology is so amazing.

So, here's a lovely picture...old, fading, but precious.

What can I do with it so it won't continue to deteriorate?

Why, digitize it of course.

Scan it into the computer.

Put it on a website where it will be for eons to come.

I have hundreds of pictures and documents.

I'm scanning away.

Preserving these little suckers...
My Uncle, Orrin S Merrill receiving a citation of merit.  He was a good, funny man.  And, the best story teller ever!

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Ability to Read

I am watching a movie based on a Charles Dickens' novel.

One of the main players cannot read.

He wants to read very badly, but cannot.

It's a skill that I definitely take for granted.

But, I am so very thankful to be able to read.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Some days I forget to listen to music.

But, I do love and appreciate music.

On Sunday evening, Gardner Gee sang for us.

Man, I do love to hear him sing.

I love Allen's music.

Allen shows Chloe and Cody how to strum a guitar.  Notice the look on Cody's face.  Priceless!

And, I am grateful.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Stephanie and Gardner

Stephanie is a saint.

Pure and Simple.

Gardner is pretty close by also.

They invite us over for dinner frequently.

It's so thoughtful and kind.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

People in My Life

It's so amazing when you think about


the people a person meets over a lifetime.

Cousins, Annette from Germany; Marie from France.  They were guests at Stephanie and Gardner's last night for dinner; such amazingly interesting women.

So many different kinds and

so many different personality types.

And, for all the people I have met over a lifetime.

I am grateful.

Saturday, March 21, 2015


I like mornings.

Sometimes it's hard to get up and get going.

But, at least I can.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Working Internet

For about two months, out internet was sporadic and sometimes even non-existent.

I was BEYOND frustrated.

So, when we changed companies and it now works...

Holy Moly, am I grateful.

Oh yes indeed.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Running Hot Instant Water

I'm very grateful for:



And Hot in seconds.

In this day and age, it seems like a for-granted-thing.

But, not everyone enjoys these blessings.

And, I am very grateful.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The View From My Window

The tree is bursting with little tiny green leaves.

There are three flower pots with colorful spring flowers.

I can hear the birds.

The sun is trying to penetrate the clouds.

The kids have walked by on their way to school...

It is peaceful.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


There are so many events that I forget.

Places I've been that I can't remember.

Events that slip my mind.

And, that is where the value of pictures plays such a significant part.

I love that pictures can remind me of something I had long forgotten or perhaps didn't even recall because I was too young.

I'm just very grateful for pictures.

And, here's a great one.

I'm about two years old, headed to Germany for two years.  This is the passport picture of my mother, older brother and MOI.

Oh, Yes, I am grateful for pictures.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Allen's Jobs Over the Years

Yesterday I heard about another person losing his job.

That's two men in our ward....

in one week..

Far too many.

Jobs here are scarce.

They are low-paying.

And, it makes me so grateful for Allen's job over many, many years.

He never had to come home to say he had lost his job.  He may not have always liked it, but he did it and went back day after day.  So now, we have a small pension because of it.


Oh, yes, I am grateful.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Sounds of Children Playing

We live next door to the URES.

This is Joshua Ure; he's in my Primary class.  I adore this great, good kid.

They are a marvelous family with four little children.

They are also the most well-behaved children on the planet.

And, they love to play outdoors.

They jump on the trampoline, ride their scooters, play games.

And, I love the sounds of them playing.

I am grateful.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Books on Tape

I love to learn.

I hate to exercise.

BUT, when I combine those two;

it's all good.

Right now, I'm listening to a book about Harry S Truman, whom I knew nothing about.  He's very inspiring and a good man.

So, it's great to be able to listen to books as I exercise or drive around town.

And, I'm grateful.

Friday, March 13, 2015


Yesterday I talked to a lady who had a serious fall and shattered many bones in her foot and ankle.

The pain was unbearable.

Now, six weeks later she is feeling somewhat better,

BUT, it's very hard for her to get around..she uses a sort-of leg scooter in which the broken leg rests on a pad.

It's awkward; it takes her forever to do just the smallest thing.

Listening to her made me realize; once again,

how grateful I am for mobility...

Oh, yes, thank you, Heavenly Father, that at this point in my life I can MOVE and WALK and have the use of my legs....

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Good People

Over the years, we have met so many people.

And, I realize what a great blessing people are in our lives.

Today, I'm thankful for my orthodontist...

He is a PRINCE.

And, that just happens to be his name.

Dr. Prince.

Ha. Ha.

I am grateful.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Flowers That Bloom in the Spring

They make my heart happy...

It's so beautiful to see them every day outside my window....

They are lovely,

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Yesterday, we were in a public place where we overheard a very loud man talking to his friends.

A large portion of his conversation centered on his health -  or lack thereof; operations, medications, etc.

And, I was reminded, as I often am, of what a great blessing HEALTH is.

I am so very grateful.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Eating Out

I love to eat out.

My mom didn't really like it, or maybe she just got pickier as she got older.

For one thing, I think taste buds decline with age, so the food never tasted that good to her.

But, to me, I just love someone else doing the cooking and the cleaning.

So, when we eat out, I'm very grateful.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

HOME, Sweet Home!

I love our home.

It's just COMfortable...

and suitable.

And pleasant.


And paid for.

Oh, yes, I'm grateful.

Friday, March 6, 2015

From Miles - Clay

Oh, he's a modeler this guy.

He loves to play and model with clay....

He's extremely creative with his clay and it makes him happy.

So, it makes me happy also.

Yesterday he made a water molecule out of clay and an atom out of clay.....

Oh, he loves that clay.

And, that makes me grateful.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

From Eli - Beds

Whenever I stay with the Justin Hackworth family in Provo, Utah,

I get to sleep in the guest/baby room.

It's nice of them to move the toddler out and let me sleep in there.

But, oh man, what a treat!

It was the comfiest beds EVER!

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

From Miles - A Pack-n-Play

Whenever we visit Justin and Amy, we take over a child's bedroom.

So, it's good there is a little portable bed for Calder to sleep in.

We have his cozy warm room

He has his pack-n-play.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

From Eli - Sleeping In

It's so great to be able to just sleep in.

I don't do it often.

Eli likes to do it.

But, when Ido it, I'm grateful too.

Monday, March 2, 2015



I am grateful.

Rain in this desert is such a good thing.

Thank you, Heavenly Father for the much-needed moisture!

Sunday, March 1, 2015


I looked out the window and what did I see?

Green buds forming on the big front tree.

There's a bid in the top of the tree.

I hear their songs in the mornings.

I just planted some flowers.

Okay, it's just a lovely time of the year.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Recurring Theme

Back surgery,


Knee surgery,

Breast Cancer,


Were just a few of the ailments mentioned at a party last night.


So, once again, as always,

I'm so grateful for our health!

Friday, February 27, 2015

I love family search.

It's a great repository for pictures, stories, certificates.

I have stacks of papers and pictures with no place to put them...

Until now.

I put them on family search.

Additionally, it's a great resource to find my relatives and to learn about them.

It's improved 150% since the days of our two missions.

I love it, and I am grateful.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Moments of Fun with Friends

We went to lunch yesterday with friends we have not seen for a few years...

Dave & Deon Ballard.

It was fun to see them and just share stories.

Friends are such a treasure.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Moisture in the Desert

A desert needs rain.

But, lately it has been so dry.

So, when it snowed yesterday, that was a wonderful gift.

And, I am very grateful for the moisture....