Thursday, October 20, 2016

Busy week...

The weekend was judging for the Youth Poetry Contest I put on yearly with about 200 entries this year-Sat is the awards program-more later on that. Monday was DUP-Daughters of Utah Pioneer lesson on Utah history, then my Healing Memoir class, Tuesday was RS-Relief Society preparedness meeting, Wed was  gathering books and making award certificates for giving to the winners of the Youth Poetry Contest, today I attended the St. George temple in the afternoon. Accomplishing lots this week. We;ll take a short vacation trip next weekend to Kanab for a writers conference.

This sign says it all.
Always lots of nice decorations at our luncheon meetings
We learn more about preparedness.
Yes our mem are very supportive of Relief Society activities.
We even got some of the hubbies involved.
Deann helped organize the activity
Kathleen gets around very w ell with a hurting foot.
Akemi leads the suitcase shuffle dance routine.
Our new Relief Society president Heidi is full of enthusiasm and love.
Great pumpkin cookies
Lots of homemade soups!
Carolyn's a real live wire....
Hubby's been busy to say the least....
Floor boards all cut now they need to be stained and attached.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Looking for Autumn Leaves

It was time again for a trip to Pine Valley to escape our desert climate. It was cool up there and windy. Took a picnic lunch along and had to wear a jacket to keep warm. Lots of autumn leaves and deer everywhere. Nice day away.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Lots of feasting on good food and family memories

Sarah, the youngest Floyd daughter volunteers to cook a meal.
How fun to have someone else cook a meal-we're having chicken enchiladas!

Sarah cuts the casserole while Rebeccah, new grand dg in law watches on.
Homemade Mexican rice, beans and pico de!
Lots of Floyd family, daughters and grandson+wife enjoyed a lovely meal.
All grown up with families of their own, it happens quickly as they will see.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Visit of the Floyd Daughters

Allen's four daughters are visiting this weekend from Seattle, Stockton-California and Phoenix. Meeting in Las Vegas they will stay for the three day weekend. So we got our two casitas all ready for company and the house cleaned. Then I made bean soup and corn bread to feed them all which included a grandson and his wife also.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Well, time moves on and after many months like five months or so of letting my hair grow out, it is white! Depressing to me cause I'm not ready to be a little old lady. Being 5' 9" that's difficult. So after a weekend at grandparents day and traveling by air to Utah Valley plus my grandson James asking me if I didn't used to be a blond, I decided to make a change back to light blond. Here's the before and after photos.

The old granny felt washed out and colorless.
The modern grandma used Clairol and $7 and 30 minutes later-colorful me...
Hubby's been busy with the flooring of the boat
and seats, but it all needs staining and finishing which will take quite a while.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Home safely with photos

Utah Valley in the rain...
Grandma, Mom and James at grandparents day, he's in 5th grade
Today is Tina's birthday and James made the cake-3 layers with frosting.

Tina blos out the candles and makes a wish but doesn't tell anyone her wish.

Surprise Emilee came home from BYU_Idaho and we went to pickup Heather
Heather's dorm room at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah

Jeff and his two kids joined us for Sunday dinner, that's Eddie and Lorien in back.
Eddie sits on Grandma's lap while Daddy Jeff watches on

JAmes, Lorien and Emilee enjoy the BBQ ribs that were cooked for dinner
Heather and her roommate Emily or Lu as we called her came to visit.
Lu and her family came to Sunday dinner, they live in So. Jordan
Daniel cuts up the tasty beef I think brisket
James, Nathan and Emilee dish up the artichokes and stuffed peppers to eat.

Lorien learns how to play chess with Uncle Daniel while Eddie watches
Soon it's time for everyone to head home after a busy family get together.