Monday, April 3, 2017

Grandkid photo shoot

The last Sunday in March found us in Heber City where my daughter and her husband had prepared us dinner.  The grand kids had a great time hanging out with their older cousins visiting from Arizona.  My youngest son and family also joined us.  I realized that half of my grandchildren were there which called for a picture.

The youngest little sweetheart in attendance didn't want to sit or smile so her father entered the picture as well.

We still hoped for a smile and tried hard to make it happen. 

Soon there was smiling and laughing.

This was going to be harder than we imagined!

I just kept clicking hoping for a great shot.

What I got was a great series of my grands enjoying each other.

Thanks Ceci!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Temple Square with TJ and Heather

It has somewhat become a tradition to take family visitors to Music and the Spoken Word and Temple Square on Sunday morning.  During the winter/spring months it is recorded in the historic tabernacle which is know for its great acoustics.  The music was beautiful and the Tabernacle was full of listeners.

After listening to the preview and final version we took a walk and enjoyed Spring.

It was a beautiful morning.

I love that these two are such great siblings.

Walking the SLC streets.

We exited by the Conference Center which is must busier today with General Conference.  Their father has joined us this weekend and I'm sure is now seated for the afternoon session.

Friday, March 31, 2017

BYU Volleyball

Heather may not have been at Prom but she did enjoy some BYU Men's Volleyball.  She went with us both Friday and Saturday nights.  TJ joined us on Saturday as did my Provo sister.

Number one Long Beach was playing against third place BYU.  On Friday night BYU won over Long Beach in a nail biting five sets.  Saturday was a bit shorter as Long Beach won in three sets.  All of it was exciting with over 5000 BYU fans in the Smith Fieldhouse making noise.  Goodtimes!

Prom pics

This beautiful girl is a good friend of TJ's sister.  They met while at writing camps at BYU over the years.

Often TJ was also in town in the summer and soon they were all friends.

Thus TJ went to the Riverton Junior Prom and got the privilege of dancing in the State Capitol Building.

They had a great time.

And they both looked smashing!

Long weekend with grandkids

Our two oldest grandkids flew into Provo using their birthday gifts.

These Arizona kids were in awe over Spring.  Blooming trees and snow on the mountains is indeed stunning.

These two are close siblings and each was looking forward to a special event.

TJ would be going to Prom.

Heather was looking forward to a special writing conference.  I was just happy to have them in town.

Navajo Bridge and the Colorado River

On our trip to Arizona in March we took the Utah cousins to visit the Arizona cousins.  We didn't stop much on the way down but coming back we stopped at the Navajo Bridge to get our wiggles out.

All the way across makes for a fun quick walk.

The Navajo Bridge was completed in 1928.  A newer bridge carries the cars and trucks these days and the old bridge is for walkers.

The green Colorado River flows below.

The new bridge is visable in the background.

These two were good travelers.

So was their dad.

Warren's quilt and birthday

My youngest grandson is a lover of tractors, farm animals, outside, and dirt so using Lori Holt's Farm Vintage book I created a farm quilt for his birthday.

He wasn't too happy about a photo at first but I finally caught a smile.

We celebrated his birthday at the park not far from his home.  He wanted a "blue" birthday.  Grandpa came through with a crazy flower candle.

His sister and cousins had fun digging in the sand.

The sand digging crew just kept growing . . .

and growing.  It was a beautiful March day in Arizona.