Crinkled Oranges

Monday, April 25, 2016

Today our

baby turns 32 year old.  Yes, 32!   I was two years younger than her when she literally flew into our arms.  

I've been looking through her and Trent's wedding pictures, and the memories have brought a smile to my face.  We went out to dinner with her and Trent on Saturday to celebrate.  We gave her a MuMu (which I know is somewhat controversial with some members of the family), but I heard that Aria (our grandbird) likes it and pecks at the flower.   That is all the confirmation I need that it is an acceptable gift.

Happy Birthday, Natalie!  
We love you.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fun cakes and decor

from our Relief Society Birthday celebration.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Today we had

an open house for a friend and neighbor, Pat, who is moving to Arizona.  I know this is a hard move for her, as she has lived in her house for 50 years and her health is not good.  I was grateful that a ward member found out she was leaving so soon, as she pulled together this gathering and asked if I could have it here at the house.

It was so nice to have so many friends from the ward and neighborhood come.

Sunday, April 17, 2016


being sustained as a 2nd Counselor in the BYU Young Single Adult 50th Ward.

After being sustained.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Anderson Family.

I remember when these cousins sat at the kids table and we aunts and uncles were the age they are now.  What a great time with family today. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Bunny Hollow

Sharing our "Favorite Things" with our favorites.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Flashback from 2009.

I thought this would be an appropriate thing to re-post on Justin's birthday.  I was searching for pictures of their wedding, as they just had their 16th anniversary too, but I guess I don't have any of the pictures scanned in.  As I was searching, this blog post came up.  

Thanks again, Justin, and Happy Birthday!


many years of a faulty doorknob on the side door, we got a new one today.  It finally happened for two reasons.  One reason is because a few days ago, as Gary was doing the usual jiggle of the doorknob to get it to open with the key, the key broke off inside of the key hole.  (Since then he's had a screw driver sitting outside to unlock the door.)  That was one motivating factor for finally getting a new door knob.  

But the biggest factor was that Justin and Tiffany took it upon themselves to go out to Lowes and get new doorknobs. While at Lowes, Justin also bought a new spring for our downstairs toilet so the water won't run constantly. Then he actually came home and put the spring  in.  

He and Gary put in the new side doorknob.
And when Gary and I got home from
a wedding reception tonight, 
we found Justin had put in 
the new front doorknob.  

Ah, the joy of simple things.
I will so love not having to do 
"a song and a dance," 
to get the door to open.    
Instead of feeling that familiar annoyance, 
it will be a pleasure to unlock the door.

I think we need to get Justin 
down here more often.  
Thank you.