Thursday, February 23, 2017

She Will Find What Is Lost

Jer bought me this painting for Mother's Day a couple years ago.  It brings me hope and comfort.  Jer always sees it from a genealogy stand point.  I see it as God always sending help and support.  When we were at the conference center I saw the original.  I loved the blurb down the side.

In Luke 15:4 we read, "What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?" And so it is with us.  Heavenly Father seeks us when we are lost. In this painting, angels descend from heaven to comfort a woman and assist her. No matter what has been lost in our lives - a loved one, our hope, our health, or even our faith - we are never left alone, for He will send enabling help to find what was lost.

Robyn's birthday

This year, instead of taking Robyn out to eat for her birthday, she decided to pay for a whole day together.  She took us out to eat at Zest, hang out at This is the Place state park, horseback riding (she's on Lightning McQueen and I'm on Katie), and to the Desert Star theater to watch a comedy called Indiana Bones and the Crystal Brain.  It was a fun day, and it was fun to spend the day with this lady that I've known for over 30 years.

Just love these girls

Yoga at Kohl's

The workers were all giggling down the other isle.


We've been so blessed to be near both our families.  I love spending time with each other and our parents.  During Roots Tech, Jer and I went on a date with my parents to the Mormon Tabernacle choir concert singing the Roger's and Hammerstein songs.  It was neat that they had a grandson talking about the background and challenges they faced.

Jer and I also went to Mozart's Requiem with his parents.  Good music and good company.


Cristina did Evelyn's hair for school while we were waiting for her doctor's appointment.  I really wish I had the patience to do this.  I do this very few times through the year, and not as carefully.  Evelyn loved it.

Seth has been coming to help me at the mini-fencing class.

Evelyn's acrobatics.

I was driving home from church and found this gem.  I thought this was a perfect representation of Utah.... snow, arches, school crossing.....

Happy camper.

I found this note from Sam to the hotel we stayed at in Ogden for Sharon's sealing.  Love it.

At home

The angry bird "mad" at the pig.

I forgot to lock the new front loading washing machine.... Seth decided to help wash his cars.

Evelyn showing me her dance.

Seth helping clear sidewalks.


Cause where else should a car go.  Thanks again Seth!


We hosted Cung and Pau for dinner.  That was fun.  We did French dip sandwiches and it went over well.  Notice, they never take off their coats!  Cung says she likes the snow though.

We finally went out to eat with the kids.  They earned free Texas Roadhouse meals through a reading program at the library months ago and we just never used them.  The kids had a blast and didn't mind sharing with Seth so that we didn't have to buy him a meal. 

Our friend Emilia was baptized a couple weeks ago.  The kids were really wiggly until the actual baptism part of it.  They loved watching that part.  Sam kind of has a crush on her.  Jer said it was the first all Spanish baptism he'd been to.  I loved the lyrics to the Baptism song in Spanish.... it gave some new insights.

Baby Cristian

So my friend had preeclampsia and I was asked to take her to the hospital instead of home after her pre-natal appointment.  I did and this sweet little 5 lber came out of the bargain.  He's a very sweet baby.  Today is his one month birthday.  He loves to watch mom wherever she goes and cuddle with her as much as possible.


About 5 weeks ago, we all went up to Logan to visit another Ecuadorian friend of mine.  We lived together as missionaries.  We ate a typical Ecuadorian meal of rice, beans, and meat.  The kids LOVED the beans. There was so much snow.  And it was the kind that gets hard on top.  The kids were running back and forth on top of the two to three feet of crusted snow.

Standing by my Ecuadorian ladies, I feel tall.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Seth our buddy

Laundry room

Before and during makeover of my laundry room.  I'm forever grateful for my family for always being willing to help me move forward with wish list items.  I love my new laundry set up.

Cousin game night

A couple weeks ago, we had a Wilcox cousin's game night..... Caught Ada braiding Mitch's beard.

Deborah Bonner

My parents, Ada and I went to the Deborah Bonner Unity Choir concert.  It was fun.  She was my singing teacher in High school.  It was fun to reconnect and to listen to the fun stuff the choir's been working on.  It was fun too that the composer of all the choir numbers that they performed was there.... He did "Joyful, Joyful" from the Sister Act and lots of other stuff.

older pictures

These ones are all from way back.... I just found them on my phone again.
Service project

Kindergarten pajama party

happy little stinker

Train buddies

Great-Grandma telling the Night Before Christmas story

Ada's ears

Like father, like father, like son....

Cy and Seth

Hal and Evelyn