Thursday, April 18, 2019

Busy times last weekend

It was Allen's birthday and three of his four daughters flew in to help him celebrate and one grandson. We visited the St. George Family History center and explored how to find our ancestors and learn more about them.
Allen and his daughter Alicia check out their genealogy links
Daughter Katherine learns how to search out her hubby's family tree
Daughter Sarah shows her son Alexander how to explore
Grandpa Allen explores his Native American ancestry
Not sure Native Americans wore!
A fun day at family search center in St. George
Grandpa shows his coin collection to grandson Alexander
Sarah and Alexander carefully exam each coin and there were many
He collected coins from age 10 to about 20 something.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Last Saturday was my grandson James birthday. He is now a teenager. That went fast...
It's also my son Brook's birthday today. He's 49, and that went fast too...
And it's my husband Allen's birthday this Saturday, he's 75 and that went fast too.
Next year in 2020, I'll have my 80th birthday and I can't believe how fast that went too....

Thursday, April 4, 2019

April is National Poetry Month

Lots going on this month starting with this poetry reading at our local St. George Library. Our 3rd year in a row to do joint readings with Dixie Poets and Dixie State University. It's always fun to hear other poets read their own poetry. It was organized by Ruth Tanner-reference librarian, Dr. Cindy King of DSU English dept and myself prez of Dixie Poets. About 20 poets attended.

l-r: Ruth Tanner, Cindy King and Lin Floyd
Poets of all ages from 18 to 88 participated.
Markay Brown-pres. of Redrock Writers
DSU Student poet

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sunday Afternoon Drive

We heard about all the waterfalls at the nearby Gunlock Reservoir because of all the recent rain and snow in the mountains. This reservoir is filled and overflowing on the spillway making waterfalls on the rocks going down to the riverbed. Quite spectacular and many going to visit it before it's over with.
Driving past Ivins with Pine Valley Mountains topped with snow
Walterfalls in the distance from down below
Lots of families out hiking on a beautiful day
This is as close as we got with a telephoto lens

Monday, March 18, 2019

Visit with Family

Dan and Tina with their family stopped by for the weekend on their way to Mexico flying out of Las Vegas to Cozuma, Mexico for a spring break. We enjoyed a quiet sabbath going to church then napping and being together.

The twins l-r: Emilee and Heather sure look alike.
We enjoyed playing a new game Rummikub with Emilee above and Heather
The boys: Dan the dad, Nathan with eyes closed and James making a face!
The parents: Tina and Dan
James the live wire is exhausted as Grandma looks on while indexing.
It was warm outside so we had family scripture study there.
Dan and Emilee make sandwiches to take on the trip to Las Vegas airport

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Relief Society's 177th Birthday has a new ap that shows you if you have Mormon pioneers- if any of your ancestors were members of the original Relief Society organized in Nauvoo, Illinois in 1842. I have three: Sarah McGuickin Malin and Catherine Essick on my Vernon side, and Adah Winchell Clements on my Johnson line. How fun! Check it out if you are interested We had a special party today and luncheon to celebrate and honor our pioneers Relief Society founders.
Poster advertising our Birthday party
Our RS secretaries in cute glasses greet our guests
Our RS presidency with secretaries and counselors
Cathy one of our past RS presidents
Helpers in the kitchen preparing the luncheon
We had 14 tables all decorated with special china and goblets, etc.

Akemi our Enrichment leader and Renae our choristers

Our RS Prez Jolene
Displays of past RS presidents starting with Emma Smith in 1842