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Hello, We came to Missouri from California and absolutely love it here! Missouri is now our home! I never even dreamed that when I wake in the morning, I can step out on my porch and see a deer or an unbeleivable sunrise without a neighbor in sight! The sounds of the birds singing is the music for me here in the ozarks every morning! This is what I call living! Live in the moment, every day, every moment!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Having grandchildren is probably the highlight of my life right now! Who would have known!!!!?????!!! I always knew that there was another purpose for this ranch, now I know it was meant for us to share with family.
I am amazed every day in the love I feel for all of these special little souls that Heavenly Father has entrusted us with. I can only pray for all of the tools that I need in order to do right by all of them and be the grandma that I need to be and that they all deserve!

I think I ate more blueberries than I picked grandma!
So Kent and I are on 23-1/2 now and absolutely thrilled with them all! We only wish that they were all closer. However, we know that they are all happy and healthy and we are so very proud of all our children and the parents they have become. So here is a few pics that we have, enjoy!

I don't know where they all went, honest!
Pickin' Blueberries!

HMMM how does this camera thingy work??

Prettiest girl in the whole world!

Grandma love these special moments!

Really, it is a fish! not a sardine!! I think it's a trout!

I am so proud of my baby, holding his new baby!

Love those girls!!

Cotton Candy is sooooo good!

Prettiest flower girls ever!!

Princess Zoey!

I will fit grampa's hat soon!!

Peek a Boo!!

Daddy's girl!

Family forever!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

April and Kevin's big day!

Today is April and Kevin's big day! They are off to Vegas to be married! I am so happy! I could not ask for a better son in law, I will be proud for him to call me mom and Zoey to call me Grammy :)
I am sad that I won't be there to enjoy the big day, but I get to watch it on video and will post some pictures just as soon as I have them.
See you there my sweet baby girl! I love you!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sei Bella "You are Beautiful"

Meet Bella, her name means, "you are beautiful" and she really is! We already love her very much. Bella is our newest member of the family and she fits right in!
Karma, Ginger and Molly like her too, it took a little while, and she still aggravates them from time to time, but she really is loved.


Welcome to Nauvoo and Carthage!

We had a fabulous time in Nauvoo and Carthage!
We went to the Carthage Jail first and met up with Eric and Rozanne and the kids. Took a tour and found it to be an incredibly spiritual experience!
After Carthage, we went to the Nauvoo Temple! The Temple is just awesome! We were fortunate to be able to do a session there, considering the pageant going on and all, they also had several weddings but thanks to Rozanne, we made a reservation and got in! Loved it!
Next, we drove around and visited as many places in the town as time permitted before going to the pageant. The pageant was absolutely fantastic! We are so very proud of Rozanne and Eric and the kids, and Rozanne's parents! they all really worked hard and did a great job. It was very interesting to watch the way they all portrayed the life of Joseph Smith. the actor that played his part was spectacular. I would suggest that anyone who has not been to Nauvoo or one of the pageants needs to go!

Friday, July 23, 2010

It's too hot in Missouri!

Wow, it's been awhile since I have posted!
Well, I just wanted to give a little update.
It is hotter then ever in Missouri! I suppose this is typical for July, I am ready for winter!

I did not post this earlier, but now that some of the sadness has worn off I will say a little something.....
We have lost Bob! We will miss him very much! It is so hard to lose a pet, they are so much a part of our lives and we don't even realize how big a part until they are gone.

I will always keep a place in my heart for Bob!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Our very special day!

April 21st, 2010 Our very special day! We started our trip in St. Louis! I had a fantastic experience for my first time in the Temple of our Lord. I cannot even begin to describe the feeling of wonder, awe and peace at the opportunity of entering into the Lords House!        

We went to the Temple in St. Louis again the next day because we didn't have to fly out until later that evening, so we took advantage of the time in St. Louis together.

Later that evening, we flew into Salt Lake where Jeanni picked us up at the airport. It was so good to see her and the kids! The kids sure are growing up beautiful and fast! we miss them very much!
On Friday, we went to TJ's graduation then dinner at Sunshine and TJ's house, what a great visit! we had such a good time and loved seeing everyone!
On Saturday, we went to the Salt Lake Temple where Kent and I were sealed for time and all eternity! Now I know that I will be happy forever, I will be with the love of my life not only now, but forever! I am so blessed! This was such a special day for me, TJ and Jared were able to be there, and many people may not know this but they are both very special to me, both of them were an example to me when I first knew them, they shared their testimony with me and this stayed with me for years. I think that if it was not for the honesty and sincere devotion to our Heavenly Father and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I would not be where I am today and I would not have the testimony that I have! Thank you boys!!!! I love you!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I can't stop thinking of next month and what a special time this is for Kent and I.
Preparing myself spiritually and emotionally is one thing, I have been doing that all year with the anticipation of the blessings that will follow my Endowments and our Sealing, now it is less then a month away and I can't believe it!!!
Am I really ready to enter into the Lords House???? Well, as amazing as it seams, I believe that I am....  Most of you who know me would have never thought it to be true, but surprise, it is! And I have  never been happier and more at peace with myself having learned so much this year, the knowledge of our purpose here is a precious thing to have and hold dear. I am so grateful for the testimony I have been given.

The thought of Kent and I being sealed together for all eternity in the Temple is just incredible! Kent has made me the happiest person on earth and I hope I do the same for him. We are truly meant to be together forever, I know this!
I am so happy and excited! I can't wait to see everyone who can make it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Workin' at the ranch

It's good old fashion hard work! It's also a lot of fun, I am working with my dad building this fence, and the greatest part about it is spending some quiality time with my dad!
I also like the outcome!

It may not be perfect, and some people may not like it, but I LOVE IT!! Me and dad made it and it is extra special for that reason alone!

I love you dad!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

April, Kevin, Zoey and Adison come to Missouri!! Fun in the snow!

We had such a great time!
Adison is so smart and fun! I just absolutely had a blast playing in the snow and just spending some quality time with her and April.
Kevin and Zoey are wonderful, it was so nice to get to know them.
The visit was way too short as usual, a week needs to last longer!!

I miss them already.......

Thursday, December 17, 2009

December on the ranch!

Lil' Miss comes over for a visit! She is mom and dad's little girl!
MoJo...Donalds kitty! She is really cute, but never opens her eyes for pictures....her eyes are really light blue. She is super fat and loves to go inside Donalds house when he lets her in, but she gets into lots of trouble so she stays out most of the time. She looks very much like Steve's cat RIP "Ozzy". We all miss Ozzy!
This is Girda, She is our first Hereford and produces really pretty babies! Girda is very friendly and loves to be petted, but she especially likes to eat, watch out if you have range pellet's in your pockets, she will find them and you might find yourself knocked over on the ground with her digging in your pockets!
Meet Girdie, this is Girda's baby! She is in the earlier pictures when she was born, she is growing up so nicely! She was born in September.

This is our newest member of the ranch, she is due to have her baby in February and we are really hoping for another heffer! We have not named her yet, but are thinking of Birtha, if anyone has any suggestions, let us know :) . She is a bit shy and doesn't like to be petted yet, but give me some grain and a couple weeks with her and she will be just like Girda!
Daisy, Lady and Tucker, cruisin' in the ranger with me. I really don't think they know they are dogs, otherwise would they not be in the back???? Oh well, we love our pets very much!
This is Buster, mom and dads other dog! He enjoys visiting and running all over the ranch! His favorite hobby is chasing deer! That doesn't make Kent very happy. Buster is a good boy though, he was what people call dump dogs around here. Someone just drove out to our creek and dumped him off, he moved on over to the ranch and called it home. We like him because he is very protective! and quite cute too!

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