Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Chili Cookoff at Church tonight

Lots of good chili and we voted for the best one.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Playing in the Snow or SHOPPING

Just the right thing for a cold snowy day, shopping for spring stuff

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Always amazing but welcome moisture and especially because it melts quite quickly...

It snowed quietly through the night then when morning came-surprise!
This palm tree was almost frozen several years ago but survived
About 3-4 inches is what we were told fell
Notice the pathetic Charlie Brown Christmas pine tree on the!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Valentines and LOVE in MY life

So thankful for a companion to share life with...daily for the past almost 26 years. Love that I got yellow roses for Valentines. Today we went to a lecture on pioneer photographs then out to lunch. Beautiful scenery with our redrocks and snow in the mountains while it's 50 degrees in town.

St George temple with Pine Valley snow covered mountains
View from old airport road looking east
Looking north at Tabernacle below
Love our winters with snow in mountains and 50 degrees below

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


Our theme this month was "Learning Expo." Trying to get some interest in exploring some of the many options for learning that we are surrounded by in our communtiy. We had 5 classes organized: 1. Growing Microgreens, 2. Navigating LDS tools and Gospel library on your electronic devices, 3. Basic Crocheting, 4. BYU Talk Faith and Fear, and 5. Beginning Ukulele. Elaine was in charge.

Lots of tables filled with eager learners
Lots of talking and getting to know each other better
Plus great refreshments
Veggies and dips, crackers and cheese and a Valentine cupcake of course
Another theme was connections with each other and our community

Classes-how to grow micro-greens from seeds by Jan
How  to use our smart devices to navigate and use LDS tools by Branch Prez
Lecture-discussion on Faith vs. Fear by Pat

Beginning crocheting with Claudia, Wilma and Muriel
Beginning ukulele with guest teacher

Friday, February 8, 2019


Fifty-three years ago, I became a mother on a cold snowy day in Provo, Utah as the first of my four sons was born to me while I was teaching Dance at BYU. I taught until the day before he was born, then returned to teaching 2 weeks later. He was hungry from the beginning and wanted to eat every two hours. The doctor recommended that he be given cereal at an early age which perhaps helped him grow to be over 6 feet tall. He now lives in New Mexico with his wife Nedret and son Hakan. Love them all.
Frank V, wife Nedret and son Hakan-he's tall now

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

SPRING vs. WINTER-who will win?

Too early for Spring but love those rare days of 60 degrees. BUT then comes a STORM with a cold front and turns our mountains into WHITE reminding us it's not Spring but WINTER still for a month or so.
Grackles  enjoy the sunshine and warmth
Pine Valley Mountains covered with snow
Waiting for SPRING, me too!