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

Saturday, March 2, 2019


Seven years ago I took over leadership of Poetry in the Park from LaVerna Johnson who started it in 2009 when she was Utah State Poetry Society president. She directed it for 3 years then as she turned 80, she retired and I vounterred to keep it going. Now I'm turning 79 this summer so it's time for me to find someone to take it over for me. I found a young energetic talented poet locally who teaches at Hurricane Middle School-Reuben Wadsworth whowill do a fantastic job and was my co-chair this year. Here's photos of workshop held yesterday on Friday, March 1, 2019 in Zion National Park.

34 poets attending including students scholarshipped by ZArts from DSU and SUU

Reuben Wadsworth the tall one and his students he brought along
Our visiting poet Kimberly Johnson form BYU was excellent
We had poets from all over attending from Kanab to Wyoming
Held at Zion Park Lodge, we had a full house
Kimberly Johnson helped us in learning to Pay Attention to our words
A beautiful location in any weather-ZION NATIONAL PARK
The wild turkeys were out in full force taking over the highway.