Saturday, May 24, 2014

Just for a smile

I am getting ready to send home journals.
But I couldn't do it without saving some of their great work.

Here is one of the last and one of the first entries.

I love this kid's hand writing.

 He wrote this all by himself.

Lupita can write her name now, but I love the picture of her homework.

The question is, Who is worth more to you than gold?
They all said their moms or dads.
I love where he said he would go if he could go anywhere in the world.

I thought this little project would be easy, but they all turned out different.

The Christmas tree with glitter is by far their favorite.

The questions to the President were by far my favorite.
This kid is always asking when President Obama is coming to answer his questions.

These are by the same child.

This little picture melts my heart.

As does his desire to go with his dad to Burger King.

And this kid wrote a pretty good story about his penguin.

It has been fun.  Will miss them this summer.

Friday, May 23, 2014


So, my doctor sent me to an Ortho a couple of weeks ago.
He said maybe he could help me.

I was kinda shocked to say the least when the Ortho sent me home with this book.

I didn't want a knee replacement, but then I thought,
"I can't even begin to think about another year working without one."
So, I set a date and refused to think about how much pain I would be in for a month this summer.

Then came the not surprising  news from Blue Cross of Idaho.
I am not old enough for a knee replacement.
I am 1 year and 6 weeks to young.

I sure wish they would have told me that before I paid for their insurance for the last 8 years.
Oh, how I would love to blame this on Obama Care,
but it is simply Blue Cross of Idaho.

Friday, May 16, 2014

State Baseball

I feel like we are in fast forward.  
We have been going to baseball games, senior banquets,  
and trying to finish up one more school year.

I woke up this morning in Boise Idaho, with  this song on my mind.
The youth in our Stake did a beautiful job on this song last week in Seminary Graduation.
I was also thinking of this video -
which was mentioned in a talk at one of the banquets.

Although we were in Boise for State Baseball,
Wes and I went to the Boise temple this morning,
where I was reminded that good things will happen in life,
and they probably won't involve baseball.

I know, sac religious,
but I know that Richard has many good things coming his way.

--I promise, no more baseball pictures--

We stayed with Wes's cute niece and her family.
All I have to say is that little kids sure can make you feel better.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Paper Flowers

We do journals on Thursdays, and it is my favorite day of the week.
We made these little flowers out of hears.

Here is my 'impressionist'.
I told him, "Your art makes me so happy."
He said, "It's because it is beautiful." 

What I love about this face is that it looks just like the kid who drew it.

Well, I just thought I would share some flowers and joy with you.