Monday, March 10, 2014

Gramps and M have a two sleep over weekend

Skyler, Sage and Micah came up for a two night sleep over.  It was a ton of fun and we had great times.  It's pretty funny how different each of the boys is.  Skyler wanted to stay in Pajamas on Saturday, Sage wanted to get dressed and go with M, Micah was just along for the ride.  The two little boys went to granda and grandpa great and ate lunch with them.  Skyler tuned into sponge bob and ate waffles with Lena. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

What's been going on...

Well, things are busy. I've been Blogging  a lot.  Just not on my own blog.  I have been keeping up two blogs  for both my niece and nephew that are serving missions for the LDS church.  This weekend I found myself with out anything planned for two whole days. Before I knew it I was cutting out denim I had been toting around for 10+ years.  In just a matter of a few days I have pieced 2 tops together.  I have a second ready to lay out and sew. Hopefully it won't take 10+ years to quilt it.  Thank goodness my sister was there to encourage me and help me out a bit. I would probably been sitting at starting top 1 with out her.  

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The past 8 weeks

The following photos are not for weak stomached people. The last week of May John underwent surgery to fix an old skin graft that was failing.  When it all started we were not sure what all this would entail but as things got started, other than worrying a bit that things would turn south here we are looking back 8 weeks, watching in amazement, a small miracle.  I'm not one that likes to point out miracles or even reference things as such. Life is life, there are great things that happen every day. This is a crazy thing we have been through. You see, Johns head was no longer covering his skull. There was bone showing through.  For about 6 months we thought it was an infection.  Little did we know it was skull bone.  The doctor scrapped the skin off, removed skull to get to a healthy blood supply.  Then started layering on this fairy dust and pig bladder, that created John's cells to regroup and make new tissue. We still have some healing time but we are out of the woods for now.  Here are a few shots. You can see where it started and where it's come.  

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A little bit of Texas

We came all the way from Utah to visit a little piece of Texas. You see, baby Ira was born a few months (oh that sounds too long ago) 10 weeks ago and yesterday Papa and M boarded the plane and headed to Texas. We flew to Phoenix for just a few minutes and then headed to Texas. While in sky the pilot told us we were over El Paso. M couldn't believe how long it took to fly from one side of Texas to the other. She was glad we were flying not driving. We got to the airport and called baby Ira and his mom. They were just getting to the airport so we headed out to find them. M did a fantastic "run down" while they were trying to do a "drive by" and we loaded up to come to Baytown. Papa sat in the back seat with Ira for a while. He was so excited to let the world know he was in Texas he was on his phone when M took this photo.

We stopped at Whataburger, just because that's what you eat when you come to Texas. M loved the spicy ketchup and Papa loved the pickles. Ira just enjoyed laughing and smiling and getting loved on.

Papa got a lot of laughs and that made his day. M decided that is she lived in Texas she would have a haircut just like Papa. He assured her they wouldn't move to Texas anytime soon. They would just come to visit. 
We came home to Baytown and M and Ira spent most of the afternoon cuddling on the couch. M says its hard to hold the baby and take the photos.  Maybe Papa will take some pictures while they are here.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Playing ball

Tonight we went out to play a game of volleyball. The dogs were not very happy about it. They spent the whole time chasing after the ball, the girls and anything that moved. It was all we could do to get them to stay still for the picture.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


We had a great visit with Tim, Leslie and Zack. Among our favorite spots was this memorial that we walked through and learned about the state of our nation during his presidency. Amazing stories, the feeling is great as you walk among the four "rooms" symbolizing the four terms he served. We had a great tour guide telling us the in's about what we were seeing. We posed for our family shot right here,
A fun day in Washington DC.

A wonderful weekend to quilt

This quilt has been in the making since November. It is a birthday/ Christmas present for Nash. Well, the top was finished in time for the Christmas season, but there just wasn't time to quilt it by Christmas. You see, the best weekends to quilt are the LDS conference weekends. It makes for two whole days you can quilt and listen to conference of course. Thank goodness Lori has a basement room big enough to quilt the king sized quilt. We laid it on the floor to mark it. That was a great project. Then the fun started. Stitch by stitch minute by minute we were making a quilt. It turned out beautiful and. My fingers were only sore through Tuesday. Not bad for 8 hours of quilting.