Saturday, October 18, 2014

Temple Square

Tim and I took little Luke up to temple Square for a concert.  Luke didn't end up staying in the tabernacle for long, but I enjoyed the symphony very much and we got to see the visitor center too!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

General Women's Conference

I don't want to forget this wonderful day!  Amy, her friend, Brielle, and I went out to dinner at a place near Thanksgiving Point called "Cubby's".  We then went to the Stake Center for the General Women's Conference Broadcast.  It was amazing!  They had beautifully decorated cupcakes for us afterwards.  I thought it was fun how Amy and Brielle matched without even planning it!
Fall Break!

Luke had his first day of Fall Break today.  He was up early and we got some shopping done for Brian's birthday package.  Luke wanted to go swimming at the Legacy Center Pool.  He is like a little fish and taught himself how to swim in the deep end.  A cute little blonde haired girl came up to him and said, "Hi."  She told me she was in Luke's CTE class at the Jr. High.  She said Luke never responds to when she says, "Hi."  I said that he has autism and doesn't talk much, but if she asks him how he is doing, he will usually say, "Fine, thank you!"  Then Luke started showing off, swimming in the deep end under water for a long time.  When we left, she hollered "Good bye Luke!" across the pool.  I said, "Say Bye Haily!"  Luke said, "Bye Haily!"  So cute that he has a little friend at school!

Also today we went out to the garden and dug up 14 red potatoes and that was in a very small area.  There are lots more out there.  This is the first time I've ever tried to grow potatoes and I'm pleased as punch that it actually worked!  It's nice to think that whenever I need some potatoes, I can just go outside in the backyard and get some from , mother earth!  Fantastic!

Our garbage disposal finally quit and Tim installed a brand new one for me!

Sunday, October 12, 2014


We had a big wind come in along with some much needed rain.  The fall colors are in full bloom this time of the year and we are enjoying it.

The big news for the week is that Jared is getting married to Taylor (he met her at BYU-I) on January 2nd in the Columbia River Washington temple.  Her family is from Washington State. It is about 10 hours from here, but we are planning on making the trip to see them get married.  He is so above and beyond happy.  She is a neat girl.  She flew out to Oklahoma to meet the family and everyone is excited for Jared.

Mindy came by on Monday with the kids and we had a fun visit.  Lexi Beth is doing very well  She is sleeping and eating perfectly and is growing like a weed.  Mindy made me some delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

This week I caught the bad cold that Tim has been battling for a couple of weeks.  He is feeling a bit better.  Fortunately, I was able to take a couple of days off of work to rest.  I'm starting to feel better now. Tim has been taking very good care of me while I've been down.

Luke has picked up playing catch with the Frisbee and he is very good at it.  Tim took him to the park to roller skate a few times this week.  

Rick and Shauna took Grandma Shaffer and Grandma Stout to St. George to visit Aunt Glenda.  They had a fun time.

I've been working on a few organizing projects in the laundry room and ways to increase our food storage.  It has made a big difference in how smoothly the laundry gets done now.  I usually finish it all by the end of each day (don't think I've ever been able to say that)!  And the pantry is organized much better too.

We are having a Stake wide fast for missionary opportunities.  I know I need to let my light shine that others may see my good works and glorify my Father in Heaven.  I'm grateful for the blessings the gospel has given me.  Especially for Tim, my children and for the opportunity I had to serve a mission. It was a wonderful experience for me and I think of it often.

Food storage projects are coming along!