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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Another New Year...

Usually every year I make a bunch of New Year's Resolutions that I don't do very well in keeping.  This year I'm only focusing on a couple of them and I'm going to work on them for a couple of months at a time.  We'll see how that goes...

This year a big change in my life is that I have started working at Robert's office part time.  I haven't been in the work force (outside the home, that is) since 1977!  It feels a little strange, but I feel very productive at the same time.  I am in charge of the filing and I help Cindy with whatever she needs done around the office.  Right now we are working on making binders for all the clients.  I don't understand everything yet, but I hope to soon!

I still have my Etsy business, but it's very slow, which is okay with me and I also have started a new business with Taylor, Larry and Bradley.  We are part of a team that sells Nutritional Supplements made by a company called Kyani.  I've been taking the product since I joined the team in November and I like it a lot.  I've been sleeping like a rock for the past month or so and that makes it worth every penny!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tonto Natural Bridge

One of the activities we wanted to do with everyone was a hike.  Tonto is really beautiful and a fairly easy hike, so we thought it would work.  It was a perfect day!
We gathered in the parking lot while everyone arrived and we figured out which trail we would take.

We were treated by seeing a wild herd of javelinas in the parking lot.  They had a few babies, too.

Grandma          Ben & Tessa,        Robbie, Emy & Brad,       Nicole, Taylor and Emma
Catherine, Noah and Ethan        Lindsay & Ivy           Nickie, Richard & Bennett                                                                                                                  

first stop... a little pool where the river meets the trail

the trees were all changing colors and it was beautiful!
it looked more like Fall than Winter, but it was amazing.

Taylor and Emma

This was one of the prettier spots

Richard and Bennett

Taylor, Nicole and Emma

Nickie, Richard and Bennett

We reached the bridge!

Brad, Emy & Robbie

Lindsay, Ivy and Wesley

Catherine checking out the cave

Ben and Tessa

Catherine, Noah, Ethan and Uncle Taylor

Grandma & Grandpa

Wesley and Grandma picking out souvenir rocks

another beautiful spot

crossing the river sometimes was a little tricky

it was a good thing we had lots of helpers!

hiking back up the trail 

someone was getting a little tired!

but Wesley cheered her up...

the bridge from the top...

 Yes, in spite of what the the bench says, Ben DID survive...

Monday, October 26, 2015


This past weekend we went to Utah along with Lindsay and Darren and their kids for the wedding of Darren's sister, Sara, and one of our missionaries, Jacob Olsen.  Last year Janet introduced the two of them to each other over Facebook and they liked each other!  We're so excited to have Jacob in the family and are so happy for the two of them.  They were sealed in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple and we all had the most wonderful day.  Congratulations Jacob and Sara Olsen!

Wesley, Darren, Lindsay and Ivy        Jacob and Sara          Kevin, Danelle and David       

Jacob's family


Wesley was really enjoying his cake...