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.

Monday, February 27, 2017

February grandchildren time

I was able to spend time with every grandchild during February, some in Arizona and some in Utah.  Ruby rode to Utah with her dad so I was able to take her the Young Ambassadors program at BYU.  We also talked, made ebelskivers and sugar cookies, visited the BYU bookstore and art museum, and went out to lunch.  It was so fun to have one on one time with her.

Right now the highlight of any Arizona trip is to mug on and play with this sweet little girl.

My oldest grandchild, TJ is now 18 and willing to be a perch for his uncle's birds.  He came over to watch the Super Bowl and eat pizza with us while we were in AZ.

Ceci has spent some time with me this month while her dad and brother ski and do other things.  Those pacifiers are a Grandpa Glen staple.  She found this one but insisted that I wash it before she popped it into her mouth.

The Utah grandsons joined us for a BYU volleyball game at the Fieldhouse.  Grandpa likes to be early and we were.  Do you see Raymond sitting at the top all by himself?  That will become my seat.  When you buy four tickets you will always need more.

Aren't they handsome boys?  Henry and Oscar came up to join Raymond.  I sent them all back to Glen when it got crowded.  I sat next to the parents of former club and high school volleyball players.  Once we watch our kids play this sport, it seems to get in our blood.  Yes, BYU Men won in three sets.

A date with Julianna

I love to take my grands to plays based on children's books.  While in Arizona this month, I took Julianna to Childsplay's "The Cat in the Hat."

We had a great time in our seats in the second row where we could see everything.  She chose a Cat  in the Hat over a book about the Cat in the Hat for a souvenir.

After the play, we enjoyed being out in the sunshine by Tempe Town Lake and the Arts Center.

There is something about water being so magical.

She loved getting her energy out.

Grandpa chose not to attend the play with us.  Instead he took a walk of several miles around the lake.  We then drove through Tempe on Apache Boulevard and reminisced about our Arizona days until we reached Pete's Fish and Chips in Mesa where we had to stop to eat.  It was a fun afternoon with our girl.