Friday, January 1, 2010

I started my blog one year ago today and I'm sorry to say that I haven't done as well as I would have like to have done. I'm still trying to catch up on the last 5 months of 2009 before going forward into 2010. Some may ask why I don't forget about catching up. Well the reason I wanted to blog is because I keep a journal and I have tried scrapbooking. Blogging is both of those put together and a lot easier, so now that I started on 2009 I can't just leave part of it off. I plan on making a blog book once in a while and my posterity who may someday read it would always wonder what else happened in her life the last five months of 2009.
The reason I have gotten so behind is because after suffering with hip, back and leg pain for several years and not being able find out what was wrong, I ended up in the ER the last weekend in September. They took an xray and discovered that I had bone on bone in my hip. After getting in to a specialist and finding out I needed a hip replacement, I had to wait 7 weeks before they could do the surgery on December 15th. My daughter Kortney was staying with us for a couple of weeks and she and her dad took really good care of me as I recovered. Jeff and Chell came and helped out too. They brought sweet little Briston over almost daily to cheer me up and he sure did a good job of that! Thanks to all of you, I love ya lots!! I have so many loved ones who called to check on me and I love you all! I have the best family in the whole wide world!! I have been recovering fairly well until a few days ago I had an allergic reaction to the aspirin I was taking to thin my blood to help prevent bloodclots. I got hives all over my body, my eyes swelled and my upper lip doubled in size! Itchy, scary, and miserable to say the least! Thanks to a good doctor, an IV and more meds, we got it under control and I've had a good 1st day of 2010!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


This year Lance, Suzy, Barrett and Suzy's mom Vera, my cousins Joanne, Minnie and Joanne's husband Clark joined us for our 4th of July celebration in Round Valley. Jeff and Chell were our only kids home this year. The rest missed out! We started the day off with the parade. I have no proof we were there cause I forgot to grab my camera on my way out the door. Dang it! 
Craig and I always have a cookout at our house after the parade for anyone who happens to come. It's a fun afternoon, usually topped off by watching fireworks, which we either drive so we can see them closer, or we just watch them from our back deck. Our company didn't stay for the fireworks cause they were staying in time shares over in Pinetop and wanted to get back over there. Sure was fun to have them for the day. Who wants to join us next year?!!

                                                   Joanne, Minnie, Clark and Lance

                                                            Craig likes to grill out
                                                              Need some help dad?!

                                                                   Jeff and Chell
                                                    Joanne, Minnie, Vera and Suzy
                                                                    Suzy and Lance
                                                     Barrett getting a ride on the 4-wheeler
                                                                      Craig and Roz  
                                                            Minnie, Clark and Joanne

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Craig and I surprised our grandkids by showing up with Kindy and Briley for Kya's birthday party in June. They were so excited when they saw us! It was so good to see them and share in the fun!

We all went to "Build a Bear Workshop" so the kids could build their own stuffed animals. It was so fun watching them.

We stayed a few nights with Nate and Kindy before going back up to stay a few nights with Tom and Krista.

Briley getting a ride on the "Massey Swing"!

Back at Krista's

I was assigned to take care of Crew while Craig helped Krista put cages around the tomato plants at the stake farm garden spot where they were able to grow three long rows of veggies. As you can see, Crew didn't last long on my lap, he wanted to help!

Love that precious face!!

Kindy, Nate and Briley came up to go out to dinner with us at Chuck E.Cheese one of the nights we were at Krista's. We all had a lot of fun.

Sweet, sweet grandkids!!

Kya twirling around in the new tutu aunt Chell made her for her birthday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Craig and Jeff have been wanting a fishing boat for a long time now, cause don't you know that when they are fishing from the sidelines, all the fishermen in the boats are catching all the fish!!
They searched and searched for the best buy and finally found it. They really have had a lot of fun in it, I must say! Jeff even has a seat reserved for his son Briston, even though Chell says it will be a while before he gets to go out on it!
Our square foot garden is looking pretty good, there is some green coming up!


Craig and I were married 33 years ago on June 12th. We were getting ready to go on a little getaway to Flagstaff on Friday morning when we heard my cell phone make a sound letting me know I had a text message. Pratt and Kort had sent a text of an ultrasound picture with "Third time is a charm" written above it. She had 2 miscarriages before this pregnancy, so the third time was a charm! Yeah another precious baby coming to our family! That will be our 6th grandchild. Our last 4 will be born within 16 months of each other!! We love it! 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


In our area we usually plant our gardens on May 15th, which just happens to be my birthday! So on May 15th my good husband was out planting green beans, carrots, peas, and peppers in the grow boxes he made.

                               Flowers my sweet sister Jen sent for my birthday
Chell graduated from Northland Pioneer College with her associate of arts degree on May 16th
                                       We're proud of you Chell!

Kindy and Nate flew to Phx and drove up to our house with his parents to bless Briley on May 27th. Since Nate works on the weekends it didn't work out for them to come on a weekend. It was a special experience to have her blessed in our livingroom.

                                      Uncle Jeff, Briley, Kindy and Aunt Chell 
                                       Nate's parents Jeannie and Mike
                                         Papa, Grammy and Briley
                Briley wore the blessing dress her mom wore on her blessing day
                                     Craig, Jeff, Nate, Briley and Mike
                                           Flowers for Briley's blessing
                                     Taking a bath in Grammy's new sink