Sunday, March 22, 2009

Reflections on glorious grandbabies while I get ready to fly the friendly skies

I'm heading out this week for Oakland. Next month it's Dallas, the month after that Lubbock.

I love to travel. I REALLY love interesting work - that will be Oakland and Dallas.

MORE than that I love a good vacation.

The only thing better than that is visiting grandbabies.

I have 11 glorious grandchildren. I'm about to have my 12th. There is nothing better in the world than that (note to children - I'm happy with 12, really. I'm been blessed enough - y'all can take a break now).

Breanna is beautiful, talented and causing us no small amount of discomfort in the fact that she is about to graduate. This places us closer and closer to the probability of sometime in the next decade becoming great grandparents. Luckily, it looks like Breanna is a patient girl. I think we have a few good years left pretending we're not old.

Richie is talented and a big tease....AND he's turning into a handsome young man to boot.

Maddie is level-headed and delightfully honest. She's a treasure.

Amber is my elfin prize - the joy of my heart.



















Katie is an impish gem.

Harley is a tender sparrow with a beautiful song



















Samuel is the star of the show


Jade is the ultimate heroine




















Ruthie is the talkative genius
















Gareth is golden one
















James Ronald is the giver of joy
















and #12? Well, we'll have to wait and see!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ron's going to kill me for this one.....

But sometimes, you just gotta break loose and have a good reason to laugh...


“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckeley

- Marjorie Pay Hinckley









Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I'm just feeling too much, carrying too much and trying to control just far too much right now. My brain can't process - I've decided that it's time for a breather. I'm going to simplify my life for a while. I don't know how long that while will be - a day, a month, forever....but for now there's only one answer. The truth of the matter is, the world will continue rotating without my trying to turn the wheel. Peeling the fingers off now - and breathing a sigh of relief.

WORD OF GOD - by Mercy Me

I'm finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it's okay
The last thing I need is to be heard
But to hear what You would say

Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That You're in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
Word of God speak

I'm finding myself in the midst of You
Beyond the music, beyond the noise
All that I need is to be with You
And in the quiet hear Your voice

Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That You're in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
Word of God speak

I'm finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it's okay