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.