Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lunch Out with Allen

I spent a lot of money on food today...

It's so expensive to eat....

So, it was especially fun to eat out with a gift card from our dear daughter.

Thanks, Kristi.

I am grateful.

Friday, January 29, 2016

This Day

Lots to do,

Lovely day in which to do it.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Little Extra Money Each Month spend at our discretion.

I am going to a girls vacation in May with Jenni, Kristi, and Janessa.

It will cost a little bit of money,

So, I'm glad that I have some to spend on things like this.

I am grateful.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Online Banking

I was never very good at keeping our financial records....

I really didn't know how to budget or keep track of stuff.

But, with online financial record keeping; a handwritten ledger, and a spread sheet with our budget; it's so EASY.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Allen's Constant Help in the Kitchen

How lucky am I?

Allen has taken over doing the dishes entirely?

Now, that is just awesome.

And, I am grateful!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Sabbaath

Good time to review what is really important.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Warmer Weather

It is so very cold all over the northeast, but

FINALLY, it is warming up a little in SG.

And, I am grateful!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Music - Bring It On!

Last night, Allen and I went to hear an Elvis impersonator.

It exceeded our expectations; he was so good.

And, the amazing thing was that his voice was absolutely FANTASTIC; he totally sounded like Elvis.

Travis Allen as Elvis; he sounded just like was awesome!

Let's face it; it was just a super fun night, and I'm grateful.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


It's so fun to meet people and to hear their stories.

I'm glad that I have a natural interest in people; Allen does also.

It's been a blessing inner lives because we will listen to their stories while others just talk.

And, I am thankful.

Monday, January 18, 2016


Several of our friends are facing health issues.

So far, Allen and I don't have tremendous issues that weigh us down.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, January 16, 2016






Computer chores.

Saturdays are good for these things.

And, I am grateful.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Outings With Allen

We went on a little drive today...

Somewhere Allen hadn't been before.

Just the two of us...

Then for a nice lunch.

And, I'm grateful for these pleasant times at the present moment.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Fresh Fruit

This morning, I've already eaten a:



They tasted so good,

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Family Home Evenings With New Friends

We met Bob and Janeil in Manila, Utah.

They winter in St George and summer in Manila.

They have belonged to an FHE group for many years and invited us to be a part of it.

I feel a little awkward as no one knows us and they probably wonder why we get to belong, but I've enjoyed it so much the few times we have gone.

Last night's was particularly meaningful and inspiring.  It was presented by a man who worked at church headquarters for many many years.

He told some marvelous stories about the prophets and apostles and I was so grateful I got to hear him speak and share his delightful, inspiring stories.

Oh, I'm grateful for good people and friends.

Monday, January 11, 2016

A List A Mile Long


easy access to food,

an income,





a good husband,



lovely town to live in,

a home,


sunny skies,








clean air,



Oh, I am grateful.

Saturday, January 9, 2016


Oh, it's so beautiful this morning.

I'm grateful.

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Wisdom of My Children

Man, sometimes, well, a lot of times,

It's my kids who teach ME.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


I do say it a lot.

But, I am so grateful for our health right now.

Thank you, Heavenly Father.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Eyesight and Hearing

Man, I hope I never take those senses for granted.

I am so grateful for both.

Monday, January 4, 2016

A Sunny Disposition

I don't mean to brag or sound conceited.

But, I'm grateful for a sunny disposition.

Most mornings.....99%....I get up cheery.

Now, that is not to say that I don't get in funks or out of sorts,

But, in general, I'm a pleasant person, not given to deep, dark moods.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year! 2016!

I feel so grateful for the year just past.

Here's to another year with lots of adventures, fun, laughter, and family.

And, I am grateful.