Monday, August 6, 2012


A month ago Wayne Co. hadn't had much rain.  It was so great when it started to rain.  A month later it is still raining.  I haven't had to water the grass for the past 3 - 4 weeks. 
With all that rain the ground has been soft enough to pull weeds.  And weeds I have pulled.  I spent one evening, with the help of a neighbor, and pull the weeds that were in front of my house.  I then spent a couple of days pulling the weeds along my driveway.
Today my Home Teachers came and hauled all the weeds off for me.  Thank you so much!

These are just the weeds from my driveway.  The ones out front went in another load.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


It's Raining!!!!!!
The sound of cars splashing on the wet roads.  The sound of raindrops hitting the rain gutter.  The sweet smell of rain.  Love it!
So you might be wondering why the excitement over rain. . . . it's been almost 40 days since it has rained.  We need it.
I am so glad I got the grass seed down yesterday.
Let the rain continue!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


One of my favorite smells. . . .rain. And I'm smelling it right now. :-) I checked and don't see rain but it's in the air. YEAH!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

More Summer

I have also taken a trip to Salt Lake.  Carlye and I spent one day together and visited the Living Planet Aquarium and Kennecott Copper Mine.  We had a great day!
Watching the penguins.

Little blue frog.

Teeny tiny seahorse.

River Otter

Actually size. . . average 2 story home.

Actual tire from a hauler.
While in Salt Lake I went to Shaileen's baby shower.
Tristen, ?, Calleen, Stacy

Shaileen opening my gift.

Kurt and Carlye

Trip to Vegas

Boy, summer is sure going by fast.  I guess I've been so busy I haven't had time to blog. . .lol!
I started the summer with a trip to Vegas.  While there we took a drive up to Mount Charleston.  Driving up the canyon sure isn't the same as driving up the canyons in Utah.  No lush green trees surrounding the road.

Davis and his birthday present.

Picnic area closed so we had lunch on the side of the road.

Caleb and Davis chasing after a deer.

Loren had fun one day with my iPad.

If you ask the kids where they have been or going they may just answer to the Alley or the Desert.
Desert . . . empty lot next to their home.

Alley . . . road behind their home.
I had a great time.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fire Scare

I was sitting around the house this afternoon, OK having a nap, when I got up and looked out the window I was blown away with what I say.
This is all smoke.  I was headed to Torrey for a hair appointment so I grabbed my camera.  As I was driving I could tell that it was burning on Boulder.  It wasn't until I got to my appointment and her husband (firefighter) was called to try and save homes that I realized how close it was to Teasdale.  While I was there he called and said the the out-skirts of Teasdale had been evacuated. And that there were a couple of homes they didn't know if they would be able to save.

The air was just thick with smoke.  Here's a look at the sun.
Driving home looking over the top of Parker this was the view, more smoke.
I guess it's fire season.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Views of Life by Me

Right before school got out each teacher in the school district was given an i-pad.  I have always had fun playing around with photo both on my computer, distorting me.  But now I'm mobile.  I love the kaleidoscope feature.  I have had a lot of fun with it.

Memorial Day Weekend

Yes, I know that Memorial Day was last weekend.  So I'm a bit slow posting.  Lecia, LaVon, Chris, and Nash spent the weekend with me.  Scott, Cindy, Carlye and some cousins camped at Capital Reef. Sunday after church we drove down to the park to visit.

It was fun as always to have family come.