Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How To Trim A Tree???

I've been quite the hermit the last few days.
I've been working on decorations for my husband's office.
I made some wood blocks

Some material/button balls,

and a whole bunch of other decorations.

You'll have to go to Dry Creek Chiropractic to see the rest!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gobble Gobble

Our Thanksgiving was great this year.
We celebrated it with Aaron's side of the family.
We didn't have as much family attend this year as we have in the past.
Suzy, Teresa, Karie, and Sam weren't able to make it.
We did get Grandma and Grandpa Walker there though.
(Which almost didn't happen, since Grandma's leg is still broken).
The food was fabulous as always.
Here are a couple of pics I snapped.
My cute little shy Alyssa

My silly handsome hubby
My sister-in-law Deanna (The one who made it happen)

Lots of yummy food.

Lots of loud children. JK Breelyn

A very happy Thanksgiving!

Sasha's Birthday

My niece Sasha turned one this past week.
Shane and Svetlana had a little birthday party for her Monday evening.
My parents, all of my siblings, and their families came.
We had pizza, eclairs, cookies, cake and icecream.
It was great to see everyone.
Happy Birthday Sasha!

A Couple Of Wonderful People

A couple of wonderful people passed away last week...
Beverly was in my ward (The old 3rd ward) growing up.
Her husband Wendell was the bishop when I was baptized.
She was a very sweet/kind woman.

Beverly Ann Dodge Terry

1926 ~ 2010

Beverly Ann Dodge Terry, 83, of American Fork, passed away at home on November 21, 2010. She was born December 5, 1926, in Salt Lake City, to Vere and Clarisse Bagley Dodge. On January 14, 1944, she married Wendell Bradford Terry, in the Salt Lake Temple.

Beverly's loving family was the central focus of her life. She loved reading and singing to her treasured little ones. She was an active member of the LDS church and served as a temple worker in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. Throughout her life, Beverly faced many hardships and struggles throughout her life but weathered each trial with fierce courage and quiet humility. Her legacy is her unwavering faith and quiet service.

She is survived by Marcia (Richard) Plothow, Judy (Michael B.)Terry, Susan Terry, Christine (David) Durfey, 19 grandchildren, and 43 great grandchildren.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband Wendell, son Mike, and grandson, Kent Terry.

Funeral services are set for Monday, November 29th, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Hillcrest Stake Center, 165 N 350 W American Fork, UT. Family and friends may call at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 E 100 N, American Fork, UT, Sunday from 6 - 8 pm and at the stake center, Monday, from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Interment at American Fork Cemetary.

Online condolences and memories may be sent at andersonmortuary.com

Jolene Lara was my daughter (Abby's) primary teacher.

Jolene P. Lara

1960 ~ 2010

Jolene Pearson Lara, 50, passed away November 25, 2010 in American Fork, Utah. She was born April 26, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Aliaff Joseph and Carol Gregory Pearson. She married John Anthony Lara, November 8, 1985 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Jolene was a life long member of the LDS Church, serving faithfully where ever she was called. Among the callings in her ward she served as a 1st counselor in a Relief Society presidency, 1st counselor in a Young Womens presidency and serving as a primary worker.

She loved her family and enjoyed being with them.

She is survived by her husband of Eagle Mountain; children, Dallas (Charlene) Lara of Eagle Mt., Brittney (Dennis) Olsen of Logan, Austin Lara of Salt Lake City, Chandler Lara of Eagle Mt.; four grandchildren; mother Carol Pearson of Salt Lake, brothers and sister, David (Mary Kaye) Pearson of West Jordan, Brian (Calene) Pearson of Riverton, Leigh (Heidi) Pearson of West Jordan and Elaine (Dave) Miller of Eagle River, AK. She is preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Kiowa Valley 1st Ward Chapel, 7241 North Ute Drive, Eagle Mountain, where friends may call on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 and again on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be held in a pending cemetery. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any Zions Bank in behalf of Jolene Lara's name.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Parent's and Pie

Yesterday I got to go to Abby and Bree's preschool.
Mrs. Alesha had a "Parents and Pie" event.
All of the kids sang some Thanksgiving songs,
they passed out some cute cards,
and then everyone ate some yummy pie.
Alyssa and I really enjoyed ourselves.

FHE Crafts

Monday night for family home evening,
we painted sun catcher christmas decorations.
I found them at the dollar store.
My kids loved them.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Even though it's not Thanksgiving yet.
Check out our snow!

Friday, November 19, 2010


I really wanted to meet George Bush.
George did a book signing at Costco in Sandy today from 1-3.
We arrived at Costco at about 12:45.
The parking lot was completely full,
but we were able to find a spot clear out in the boondocks.
We waited in what I thought was the end of the line for about 10 minutes.
-Then a man asked to see my wrist band.
A wrist band...I had no idea I needed a wrist band!
Wrist bands were on the back east side of the building.
We ran back there, got a wrist band, and stood in line again.
I had Brody, Bree, and Alyssa sitting in a cart.
Everything was great until another security guy came up to me
and informed me that kids weren't allowed to see Mr. Bush.
I was told I could hand them off to someone as I went through the line,
but that was my only option.
I was sad to go, but at least I tried. :)
Maybe some day down the road I'll meet him.
Who knows?
George Bush

Making our way to "The Line"

So many people!

The wrist band

Everyone look excited!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Feeling Pretty Good

I'm feeling pretty good right now...
It's only 9:45 in the morning.
I made german pancakes for breakfast.chocolate chip cookies

and chocolate chip banana bread!

Dry Creek Patient Appreciation

Monday, November 15, 2010

California Trip Day 4

The last day of our trip we went to La Jolla Shores Beach/Kellogg Park.
May I just say that I love the beach.
The weather was perfect.
The water was a little cold...but hey, I'm not complaining.
We saw a ton of fish, a seal, and a dolphin!
We lost Brody for about 5 minutes.
While I was out playing on the boogie board and Aaron was feeding the girls,
Brody sprinted to the playground.
That was the most excitement of the trip
The beach was by far my favorite activity.