Sunday, October 31, 2010


Halloween is one of my favorite
"little" holidays. It is so full of fall! Maybe it is just the time of year that I love so much but either way what could possibly be cuter than your grandchildren showing up at your door to 'Trick or Treat'!

I'm not going to lie, Halloween wasn't as fun when my children were little and I had to actually "go" Trick or Treating". Now, I just wait for the door bell to ring and hand out candy in the warmth of my coke in hand and favorite music playing
in the background. SOOOoooo much nicer than braving the elements
for a couple of bite sized candy bars. Mostly, this "grandma thing" suits me just fine! The one draw back I find, the thing I feel needs to be figured out is how come time goes by so fast now that I am "grandmatized"? Everything else seems to have slowed down but time seems to have gained speed. I have moments when I wish I could go back and enjoy things a little bit more, you know just really soak it in. Appreciate the people in my life who made me who I am. Who made my Halloweens special, who taught me to "feel" Christmas. Those people who brought Easter alive with trips to the desert, canyon or sometimes our own backyard. Those who knew that a family reunion was an important event that would keep us in touch with our home after we had flown far, far away...

As I begrudgingly say farewell to October I will try to keep in mind how blessed I have been these past few months...Not just because the weather has been glorious but, because "time" has brought us two new grand daughters to watch grow...I will try not to blink for fear I might miss something!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Do you see what I see?


That my friends is snow on Maple Mountain...Now there has been snow on Timp. off and on for the last month or so but, Maple has not had ANY!

Isn't it breathtakingly beautiful!

I just happened to be outside yesterday
when the sun squeezed through the clouds
just long enough to turn everything...GOLDEN!
It always amazes me how beautiful this world is but, when you get a chance to witness moments like these you can't help but wonder what the future holds...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


We had SO much fun today taking pictures of our newest little member of the family.


I really think that they should consider ch
anging her name to
"CHARLISA"...She looks SO much like her mommy it is UNREAL! Lisa's "mini me"!

Thank you Stephanie for coming
down on you day off to show off
your talents and also your patience in posing this little one
'just right'. Steph worked with her for about 2 1/2 hours and little Charly didn't even have a melt down. How great is that? Somehow I managed to get out of the OR early today...something that NEVER happens (twice n
ow in the last month!) so I was so happy to be able to sneak in some pictures of my own. Cambria was here with Rozzy who is growing so fast it is hard to believe that she was once smaller than Charly. What cute
little friends they will be one day
in the very near future. I hope
they love each other the way I love my cousins. They are truly
my sisters...

Just as soon as Stephanie gets her pictures edited and all the fancy stuff done to them I am sure that they will be posted on her photo blog. {You can get there from mine if you don't have the link} Her pictures are SO much better than mine...Not only is she a better photographer but she knows the ins and outs of the world of Photo Shop! I may never become proficient with that program!

Monday, October 4, 2010


..."But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day"...Need I say more?