Thursday, May 31, 2012

Katie's H.S.Grad

 Our beautiful Katie graduated from H.S. last night.  She came down the stairs looking so lovely and feeling so excited.  The ceremony went really well.

 Proud Daddy couldn't resist picking up his little girl.

My son and his beautiful wife have done a great job raising Katie.  She is a wonderful young woman.  We are so happy to have her for a granddaughter.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Katie's Seminary Grad

 Last night we went to Katie' seminary graduation.  It was so nice and we're so pleased with our granddaughter that she finished seminary.
Her parents are so happy with her too.  She is a wonderful, bright young woman with many of talents. One of her talents is that of an outstanding artist.  It's so nice that we are able to be here to share these important days with her.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

In Idaho

 We drove to Idaho yesterday for our granddaughter's graduation.  Andrea and Reggie came too.  Today is her seminary graduation and tomorrow is her high school graduation.  I just don't know how time passes sooo fast.  She was just born a couple of months ago after all. HA!

Of course no trip to Idaho is complete without a trip to Alec's office.  There he is with his faithful nurse, Lisa.  She is a sweetheart and they work well together.  Monday is black day.
 The Boise River runs right behind his office.  It is so beautiful in that location.
 Katie has some laser done on her legs.

 It's not often that a grandmother and granddaughter get to go and have laser work done together.

After our visit to Alec's office we all went out to lunch at Mongolian BBQ.  The food was good, but poor little Reggie was not a happy camper.  He did not want to be happy at all and so poor Andrea did not even get to eat lunch her lunch.  He even screamed to get in his car seat, but the moment, the very moment we started driving, he went straight to sleep.  It's odd for him to behave this way too because he is always so good.  He must be a tired little boy.  Hope he's happier the rest of the week.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Papa Fell

 Yesterday John was running as per usual.  He usually runs around our green.  Then he continues on to a little lake nearby, around it and then home.  While he was running around the lake he  didn't see something in his path and fell right on his face.  He came home all bloody.  He has also hurt his knee .He didn't want to go to urgent care but when Andrea came home she said he needed to and they went off together.  They cleaned him up and said they couldn't tell if his nose is broken because it is so swollen.  It will take a few weeks for the swelling to go down and then he might have to go to a ear, nose, and throat Dr.  Luckily he didn't break his teeth or his glasses.  Poor guy!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Oquirrh Mt and Jordan River Temples

We, together with our dearest friends the Andersons, decided to visit some Temples together.  A couple of weeks ago we went to the Oquirrh Mt. Temple.
 Last month we also wanted to go there and checked the times and all was clear.  However, when we got there, the temple was closed.  So we quickly changed our plans and went to the Jordan River Temple.  Both of these temples are very beautiful.  In fact I think all temples are beautiful.
 A temple is a place where people go to have sacred ordinances performed.  Many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints go to the temple to get married.  There they can be married for time and all eternity by one who has the proper authority to perform such a marriage.  Baptisms for the dead are also performed in temples.  These baptisms are done so that every person who has ever lived on this earth can have the opportunity to either accept or reject the principles and ordinances of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
 The day we were at the temple there were about 6 couples walking around with their photographer having their wedding photos taken.  I always love to see all the beautiful brides.

After going through the temple we usually go out to lunch.  We have been having a really nice time together.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Russian Lesson

A couple of weeks ago Val volunteered me to do a class on Russia for their R. S. Enrichment Night.  I was happy to help her out.  Here are some things from Russia that I used for a display.  For little treats I made Russian Tea Cakes and Piroshki which were still baking when Ang. took the photos.  The class turned out really well and from the comments, I'm pretty sure everyone enjoyed the treats.

Friday, May 18, 2012

A Boy and His Treasures

 This little cutie stays with us 2 days a week now while his Mommy goes to work and his Daddy is away selling for the summer.  Usually Papa and I or sometimes just Papa take him to the trampoline and swings or just for a walk.  He is a little collector.  The other day he left with only his little rake, but came back with all kinds of treasures.  He LOVES to collect things.  He did not want to let go of this disgusting rawhide dog bone.  Yuck!!!!!!!!!  He wanted to chew it too.  Haha.  I didn't let him.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Busy, busy girls

 J is all ready for her first dance.  She did great in both of her dances.  Unfortunately yesterday she broke her arm.  I feel so bad for her.  Poor baby.  She was riding her scooter home from school when the wheel suddenly hit a crack in the sidewalk.  She fell right off and broke her arm, scraped up her other hand and also her face.  Her arm is so swollen right now that she is just in a sling.  They will cast it in about a week.  Then she will have about a 6 week wait.  Hopefully she will heal well and have no residual repercussions.
 Val's kidos are always so busy.  This past week-end the girls had a dance competition.  It started early in the morning and ended around 7:30, I think.  I actually had to leave about 6:30 after all of the dancing was done.  I couldn't wait for the awards ceremony.  

 Here is cute J in her second costume.

 Mommy helping her girl get ready.
 M was in 3 dances.  She is a beautiful little dancer.  She's very graceful and doesn't miss a beat.  Val herself loved to dance and danced all through school.  She took lots of classes and also taught classes as well as work in the front office of the dance studio.  Unbeknownst to me she used to drive from high school to the studio and change into her dance clothes while driving.  "SO SAFE".  Not!  It's amazing how many things I find out as the years go by that I didn't know while they were happening. Ha.

 Second dance.

 Third dance.

 Just look at that kick.
 Monday M was in a school play called Wicked Cindy.  It was a spoof on Cinderella, but everything was backwards Cindy was not nice and the sisters were.  M played the role of one of the sisters.  She did a fabulous job.  Not only is M a great dancer, she is also a great little actress.