Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Catching Up...

Been super busy this past week with a quick trip to SLC for poetry conference then visit with Dan and Tina's family. Allen's daughters visiting for his birthday then reception at Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery for our Poetry to Art competition. Also Spring has sprung.

James now officially a TEENAGER with parents Dan and Tina
Celebrating James' birthday a little late.
Another cake withTeppanyaki Japanese food
Fun to eat with chopsticks
In Mesquite Nevada shopping for a large decorative yard pot at Baja Imports
Fun tin artwork
Lots to see here every where and we did find a new pot
The old pot on left wasn't an outdoor pot and it's disintegrating
This one needed a brick base to stand straight
Lots of work and hubby enjoys working outside.
Finished pot, the other one lasted 10+ years
Love our southwestern decor

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 familysearch.org
Grandpa Allen explores his Native American ancestry
Not sure Native Americans wore glasses...lol!
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