Wednesday, February 24, 2010


As I was finishing up this snowy quilt, I was hoping for a snowy day so I could take a picture of it. Well, on Monday, I saw the street cleaner out. As soon as they clean up the sand and gravel, it will snow again, and BiNgO, we woke up to snow today! It is almost magic. Cleaning up the streets too early is a result of having a city manager who grew up in San Diego, because everyone knows the last snow of the year will come in March, or April, well.... or maybe May.

Friday, February 19, 2010


I was looking at the camera today and thought I would post some of the random photos that are on it. To start with, here is a Hero Scape day with the boys.And here is ls with one of her favorite people. She looks happy, don't you think?
Wes is in the middle of this picture, doing what he does best.
Here is the one and only. He is getting so bored. I will miss him, but he can't wait to leave.
Here is r with the wonderful Senator Crapo of Idaho. Their group received the 'Spirit of Idaho' award for the free clinic they do once a month. R's best friend is standing right next to him. When I see them together, I have a memory of Keith and Atlee at that age. Atlee was already 6 feet tall and Keith was just a little bitty thing.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

No Quilting this Week

I have not been quilting this week because I had to make ls a dress to go the dance. I have said it before and I will say it again, construction is my first love. I love it when the sleeve fits in and and the zipper lines up. She picked out the fabric and we settled on a pattern on Tuesday night. Since I worked all week, I was happy to have it all together in time for the big date.

In my quilt group, we give each other a little do-dad for Christmas. I was not ready for that meeting and told them I would get mine out for Valentines day. I made these little pincushions. They were super easy and cost about $ .50. Can't beat that.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Missions and Missionaries

First, Scott has been called to the Canada Vancouver mission and will be leaving on April 7th. He is ready to go and I am going to miss him. No other child has made me laugh until I cried so many times.
Second, the news is all about some Idaho missionaries who are being held by the Haiti government. Someone asked what I thought. Well, I think they are stupid. Enough said.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

We're so happy you came

My mothers mother, had 5 brothers. They loved her and called her little Kay. And since she was not 5 feet tall and they were all over 6 feet tall, it was easy to understand why. Her Uncle Joe lived on a great piece of land just outside of Challis, Idaho right on the Salmon River. When we were kids we went to see him a couple of times. We thought he was so cool because he had a pig named Chester.
After we moved to California, they started having a family reunion at his place. I only went a few times, as it turned out to be a 2 day trip from California, but I always enjoyed it and found strength in getting to know my relatives. The last time I went we got out of the car and were greeted by Joe. He looked at us and said, "We're so happy you came."
Uncle Joe passed away yesterday. He lived a good life, and had many friends, and was a favorite uncle to all. I have no doubt that he was greeted by his brothers and sister, who have already passed on with a "We're so happy you came."