Friday, October 12, 2012

A visit to Mitch and Tiffany Spence's home

This home originally belonged to Heber C. Kimball and it is located in Bountiful.  The rafters in the ceiling are the original and the door casings are original. They removed the lath and stucco from of the walls which resulted in this beautiful  brick.  The original home is in the center and new additions surround it.  IT IS AMAZING.
The finished door casing! Remember the old windows and doors we had when we lived in Granite and Orangeville!  These are just beautiful!
This is another angle.  This home is truly a work of Art!  This young man, Mitch has done an awesome job.  He is married to my cousin Jim Ivin's daughter Tiffany.
This home has lots of charm and a wonderful family live in it.

Finished a quilt last weekend

Sherilyn is teaching me how to make rag quilts.  They are fun to make and OH SO SOFT!
This quilt is probably for a little girl.  All you need to do to win this quilt is to be the first to have a baby girl!

Weekend trip to Cedaredge to visit the Mortensens

Mark and Sherilyn are enjoying their new home in the mountains of Colorado. (Not to Shabby)
Over the weekend Jorden, Bennett, Laura and I drove to Colorado to spend time with Mark and Sherilyn.  We enjoyed conference together and went in to town to an event called Apple Fest.  I can truly say that I have never tasted better apples in my life.  The Honey Crisp apple is something to die for.  Sherilyn also kept busy cooking her kids favorite food.
Sherilyn has been busy unpacking boxes and also is managing to get some sewing done.  Mark is busy working and building shelves.  They will make a difference wherever they go.  The ward will keep them very busy.
Sherilyn hangs out here when she is unpacking boxes.  This area is an apartment attached to the home.  What a perfect place for Sherilyn to work on her creativity.  Its also a nice place for Grandma Passey to hang out when she comes to visit.
We had a wonderful time.  It was fun for me to spend some time with all of the Mortensens.  We arrived in Provo at about 10:30 Sunday evening and then I drove to Salt Lake from there.  Sunny was a little sick coming home so her ride was not the best.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Morris Family visitors

Saturday  Lowell, Charlotte and their family arrived late late in the evening and spend the night with me.  They had spent the day in Provo shopping, attending the BYU game and they also attended a temple session in the evening.

Sunday morning they had a little time to relax before we had to attend George Michaelis's farewell which was held in Ogden.  Lowell is helping Jacob put a puzzle together.

Eli is having his turn!

Abby and Hannah are just hanging out.  Their mom Charlotte gave me a lesson on the computer.  I have to catch my kids when they stop by so Grandma can learn the skills needed in creating a picture book.

Mortensen Family came to visit

I was driving home from the funeral in Lund and Sherilyn called and said that dinner would be ready when I arrived home.

I drove into my driveway at 6:00 Sun. evening ant there to greet me was Jorden, Laura, Bennett, Sherilyn and Mark.  Sherilyn had made Chicken and Dumplings for dinner and their kids from college had just arrived to partake of their mom's delicious food.

Two pictures I added to the funeral post

I forgot to include Aunt Marsha and also Wade and Carol's entire family

We sure enjoyed seeing Marsha again.  It had been a long time since we had been able to visit with her.  This was a last minute picture.  I realized that I did not have a picture of her so we stood in the middle of the room and we took a picture of each other.

My brother Robert Gardner's funeral

Family and loved ones of Robert Gardner gathered in Lund Nevada for his funeral.  People traveled many miles to pay their respects to my brother.  I can truly say that it was truly a time of healing for many of us.

Tyson   Wade  Carol

Al  Tyson  Wade

Wade's Cousins, Aunts and Uncle
Janelle, Alice, Cherie, Aaron, Wade, Robin, Uncle Al, Lowell, Aunt Sherril, Aunt Mary Ann, Sherilyn And Denelle

Wade and Sherilyn

Wade and Lowell

Sherril and her Grandchildren
Eli, Hannah, Abby and Jacob

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Grandson's Mission Call

August has been such a busy month filled with many activities therefore I have not taken the time to post.

Faith George Grandma Passey

George has been called to the South Carolina Mission.  He is so excited about his mission and I know he will serve the people well in So. Carolina

This was my first visit to the Logan Temple and it was very special to share this evening with my grandson George, his mom Faith and his brother and his wife's family. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Celebrating the 24th of July in Lund Nevada

The evening sky in Lund, Nevada

Laura Hendrix is 107 years old and she led the parade.  She is quite a gal.  She participated in all of the activities of the day and attended her church meetings the following day.  She was born in 1905. 

The Carter Float.  Phil Carter is on the old tractor.  I love floats depicting the era that I grew up in.

I am so sorry.  I thought I had taken more pictures of the home but I got busy visiting and I neglected to take more.  They removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room and put two matching windows in replacing the door and the old window.  A beautiful view looking out the window at the apricot tree covered with apricots.  If you look really close you can see Grandma's favorite apricot tree.

The refrigerator and stove are on the west wall with  beautiful cupboards and the sink is located on the South wall.  Yes, the bathroom door is still there leading into the bathroom. They are making a large bathroom which includes the closet in Grandma's room and also the bathroom.  They have built a clothes closet where the sewing machine was and where the door from the bathroom was located. The screen on the side porch has been replaced with windows and they will be putting windows in the ceiling on the porch because a plant nursery will be located there.
The yellow bedroom in the back has been completely gutted and they have put in a new ceiling and insulation in the walls.  They are putting in a door that will go directly into the new bathroom from the back bedroom. 

Connie,  Brittany's mom is the lady in the picture.  She is the daughter of J.L. and Dawn Whipple.  If you ever go to Lund, I am sure they would let you visit your Great Grandma and Grandpa's home.  Aren't we pleased that the home is being updated and improved?  We have fond memories of this home and now another family is making their own memories.  Isn't that what life all about!!!

The yard is also beautiful with a large garden and not a weed in sight. That is,  in Brittany's section.  Wade and Brittany each have their own section that they keep weeded.  They have 3 children.  Two little boys and a 7 month old.

This is the home that your Grandma Helen grew up in.  Clint, Anita's son has  recently purchased it and he is continually improving it. They had renters in it for many years and it was very neglected.  What a blessing that Clint is putting in the time to make it nice.

Ava  Kelly  Anita  Isa  Sherril
I sure enjoyed getting to know Clint's wife Kelly and their two girls.  Kelly is from Korea and she met Clint at the Univ. of Utah.   

Guess What!!!!!!  After 6 years I finally finished my basket quilt.  No I haven't been working on it that long.  It has been just waiting for me to bind it and get it hung on my bedroom wall.  This is one of the first quilts that I started when I came up to Salt Lake.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Reunion ----Addition

Oh the beauty of God's Creations

Faith, Dezi and George

The Beautiful Lodge that we all enjoyed.  Eight master bedrooms, computer room, pool table, large family room on the bottom floor and plenty of rooms to have a good game of Scum.  In fact we were having so much fun, the family members who tried to get some rest finally just gave up.

Cousins having fun together
Trayton   Hannah  Taylor  Brittany  Abby  Leeah  Carter

Hannah Leeah  Brooke

Rachel  Eli  Jessica  Leanna  Sherilyn  Helen

Brittany  Trayton  Seth

Our Lovely Cinderella and Prince Jacob

Family Reunion at Castle Valley Outdoors in Emery County

I will give you a glimpse of the fun that we had at our Reunion July 5,6, and 7 2012

We all participated in swimming, floating, golfing, shooting the guns, hiking, 4-wheeling, talent shows, eating and just hanging out.

Brittany, Brooke, Jenny, Toby, Helen and Sherilyn enjoying a lazy afternoon.

Rachel, Jenny, Sherilyn, Jeana, Zazz, and Lowell looking at the Indian Pictographs.

Lowell is our teacher


Jacob is our little rock climber

Toby, Trayton and Abby  ( Great Pals )

Jenny, Helen, Rachel, and Faith are out for their early morning hike.

Charlotte, Jenny, Jeana and Sherilyn are ready to go for a ride.

Helen, Jenny, Lowell and Sherilyn sharing their wonderful singing talents.

Rachel, Leanna and Seth sharing their talents

We had a great time being all together and reconnectioin with cousins, aunts and uncles and with Grandma Passey.   I hope you got a glimpse of the fun we had.