Friday, November 28, 2008

Flash Back Friday - Christmas

Christmas Time - Clovis, Calif
1971
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I love looking at old photos; there are time capsules, moments captured in time. Christmas has always been a magical time for me. My Mom would set the scene, the glow of the fireplace, the twinkling of the Christmas lights on the tree, I would lay under the tree and would listen to the bulbs, make a "dink, dink" noise as the bulbs would twinkle on and off. The colors would reflect off the tinsel, it was beautiful. We had wonderful memories of going down Christmas Tree Lane, going to Cobb Tree Farm to cut a tree, having a hayride and eating fresh pistachios by the fire. Christmas music would play all day and night, It was a big part of adding to the Memories. We would go the local True Value Hardware Store to pick up the new Christmas album for that year.

A Lot to Be Thankful For...

Forever Families
The Gospel in My Life
The Freedoms We Have
For Blessings
The Beautiful Fall Weather
Thanksgiving Programs with really cute Indians
Thanksgiving Crafts, made with love
Being all together (I know as time goes by there will be times I won't get to have all my children with me)
For Mom and Michael being here in Utah
For Great Food and lots of it!!
For Memories and Longevity of Life
I truly have a lot to be thankful for


Devin

Derek


Shelby

Lindsay


Ashly & Tu'a

Sierra, Devin, Derek, Shelby & Ashley


Kristen, Alissa, Katie, Sierra, Devin & Lindsay

Nana/Marie & Kristen


Christi & Donny

Michael & Mom/Grandma/ Lois


Nana sharing memories and pictures of the past

Christi, Nana, and Mom
Nov 27, 2008
AF, UT

Friday, November 21, 2008

Flash Back Friday - Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving with the Family
Clovis, Calif - Nov, 1982

Every holiday was a celebration at our house. The whole extended family would come, I loved being with everyone. I also remember Mom cooking and cleaning herself to death. As you can see she paid great attention to all the little details, the food was always wonderful. Thank you Mom for all the great memories and your holiday magic.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Another fun web site!! LDS Fabric

I can across another fun web site.
Look at some of this great fabric.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Flashback Halloween - 1990

Halloween - 1990 - Fresno, Calif
Alissa 6 1/2 months, Christi, Ashley 3 1/2 years old and Donny

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The effort it takes to go well, anywhere!



The work to go anywhere is quite a feat. Think about how much time and effort it takes to go well, anywhere.

Shower, hair and makeup x the girls I have and the WWF take down to get the boys to take a shower is a sight to see. The rule is No one can shave on Sunday morning; they take all the hot water. So that is a no no. You would think some of them could shower the night before but “no way”. If we do all shower, there is another load of towels to wash. By the way I buy only white towels (two each person) so I can bleach the heck out of them. You would think they could hang them up to dry, but that doesn’t happen either.


When we finally do make to the car with everyone dressed and ready to go, it is an accomplishment. That’s after the fighting about that someone has someone else’s shirt or skirt on. What can you do?