Thursday, April 16, 2015


for a graduation of my son Daniel who is getting his MFA in Graphic Design from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Flying there with my dg-in-law Tina and four grandchildren ages 9 to 16. What an adventure and celebration. I'm proud of all my sons who have each pursued higher education and the opportunities that result. (All photos taken by Daniel in Vermont.)

Vermont College of Fine Arts in Burlington, Vermont has an online MFA.
WELLSPRING thesis on the left--I helped edit it. Lots of work...but it's done!
The happy graduate after two years of work and much traveling back and forth.
Exhibit on typography-the final letters X, Y and Z... now to teach college.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Different Size Houses

Recently we were out for a drive in Little Valley a new suburb of St. George where huge mansions are being built. It was amazing to us the money expended to built such castles and the care, upkeep involved. We're happy in our smaller retirement home with two casitas for visitors which comes in very handy.

Note the breezeway to the back yard and garages?
Convenient circle driveway and another breezeway.
This house goes on forever...
We think that part on the left is a casita or guest house w. small garage. 
Here's our little casita in comparison, it sits in front of our house.
All that is needed is a bed for guests to stay overnight or longer.
Sink, closet and attached bathroom is available.
All the modern conveniences...
Welcome to small comforts!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Whirlwind WEEKEND with grandkids

My youngest son Jeff and wife Rachel brought the family to visit Friday through Saturday.

Playing time outside and inside at the Children's Museum & water park.
Sunday morning breakfast before heading to church together...
We walked to church in warm lovely weather.
Grandma and two lively little grandkids!

Friday, April 10, 2015


How appropriate, just got notified that an anthology of Utah poet's poetry is now available at LuLu. I have a poem/s in there. Can't remember what they selected. I submitted two: Garden of Balm and Wildfires. This is a month of lots of winning and losing...Will be fun to be in print.


Whether you win or lose
it's important to keep on trying
improve always––dare to compete.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Happy Birthday #45, Brook

Well, I made this 5 years ago, the growing of Brook, my son that I love!
He's tall 6'9" and in India for his work in 2008
A new car in 2009...he likes black!
In Jan 2007 at my mom's funeral, I had all my sons together...a rare occasion.
2009-our last visit in Seattle, hope to see Brook in Aug on my way to Alaska

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Taxes are DONE!

Hubby is happy to have the ordeal over with even if we will end up paying extra for our taxes this year. What an task, but a relief when it's done. Time to celebrate! And it's not even April 15th yet. We pay about a tenth of our retirement income to taxes, but it could be worse.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Happy Birthday James

This was James 3 years ago at age six, now he's nine and growing up fast.
Talented singer with a great smile.
The cousins helping James on left play the piano
At age 8, getting baptized.
At age two, he loves to play the piano-still does!