Friday, November 30, 2018

On to CHRISTMAS, celebrating the Holy-days

Our Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormons) put together a wonderful display of nativity sets from all countries and open it to our community along with a musical program. Here's some photos of some of the wonderful displays focus on the true meaning of the season.
Part of the village of Bethlehem

Murals of life in ancient Bethlehem
Fun palm trees made out of paper tubes, etc.
Marketplace looks real

My nativity sets

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

LUNCH BUNCH with church friends

 Each month on the last Tuesday our group of Relief Society sisters from my church go to lunch. It's a fun time to get to know each other better and enjoy exploring loyal restaurants in St. George Utah area.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Family returns from Mexico

Happy to see my son Daniel again after his long drive to Mexico and back
Teenagers: Kalib-friend of my grandson Nathan on right
Ready to head home: l-r grand daughter Emilee and her mom Tina
Helpful hubby doing dishes after group breakfast
Grand daughter Heather visiting with her I-phone-Hi...
Grand son James visiting with his I-Phone-Hi! bye...

Friday, November 23, 2018


With Daniel and family in Mexico for a service project, this was our first Thanksgiving Day home alone. We didn't feel like fighting all the traffic to go visit our families which are spread out all over from Utah to Arizona to California to New Mexico to Washington and in Texas. Instead of cooking a big meal for just us, we decided to try eating out which is so popular with many retired folks. We went to Hash House a new restaurant in town. The food was plentiful,but not as good as homemade. Just look at the size of the plates or rather platters. We couldn't eat it all, so we took some home for leftovers.

Friday, November 16, 2018


Had a quick visit from the Hatches-son Daniel, his wife Tina, two sons James and Nathan plus his friend Kalib and the twins. On their way to Mexico for a service project with some other Utah Valley families, they usually go at Christmas time but this year, it's THANKSGIVING. I was busy cooking breakfast for 9 so didn't get a photo of the table full of eaters including 3 teenage or almost boys. They eat a lot. Did enjoy hugs from all the grand kids and especially talking with the twins.

Identical twins: l-r Emilee and Heather both students at UVU
Both want to teacher Heather (l) elementary school and Emilee-HS English
Off they go loaded for a service project in Mexico.

Thursday, November 8, 2018


Took a day trip through Zion Park. We only live an hour away and get up there several times a year to enjoy nature's beauty and the change of seasons.

In the center bottom just above the tree tops is a window inside the tunnel