Sunday, May 31, 2009


It has been one month since I graduated from Dixie State College. As I have thought about this accomplishment there are some special people in my life who deserve recognition.
  1. My fabulous husband- friend, and support system. I could never do anything, and I mean anything without him.
  2. My children - All six children, wait, I have four married children which will give me ten children. Oh, yea, don't forget the wonderful grandchildren that I could not go and visit easily because of homework and classes. These people have given a ton of support and cheering me on as I traveled this journey.
  3. My parents, both sets. They have encouraged, cheered and pushed me along when it was easier to give up.
  4. My close friends- YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! The many classes and hours of blood, sweat and tears. The people I can call in a pinch and have them proof a paper or ten! The frustration the help and the friendship. I would have been lost without you. I look forward to a long lasting friendship and many more fun times. Thank you , thank you , and THANK YOU.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Ladies in My Life

No cooking, no cleaning and a relaxing day. This was a great day! I heard from all 6 of the kids and my husband cooked the best steak dinner, YUM.
Sacrament meeting brought a tear or two to my eyes as I thought about the women in my life and the examples that they have been. I had the absolute BEST grandma in the world-Grandma Dixon.
When I would visit she always had a candy drawer and it was a special treat to get candy at her house, it tasted better than anywhere else that you could get candy. She also had only one extra room and two hide-a-beds. When she would have me sleep in that room in the single bed, it was like it was made for me. If I didn't like what was fir dinner and my dad sent me away from the table hungry, Grandma always made me a bowl of rice with butter and salt - nobody made it better than my grandma. We went on trips together and I loved being with her. My favorite trip was to Hawaii. Grandma died when I was ten and I have missed her in my life but I try to be like her, if that is possible.

My mom:
I could not ask for a better mother, she has been patient when I probably didn't deserve it and loving no matter what. As a child I was not difficult, it was when the teenage years hit that the "fun" began. My dad always said that one girl was harder to raise than the 5 boys - some days I agree. Mom has given me advice over the years and we survived those awful teenage years. She encourages me in everything that I do. When it came to education my mom wanted o see me compete my education, there was nothing more important to her. May 1 she and my dad were in the stand watching my graduation and I was thrilled that they could be there for that event.
I owe so much to these ladies in my life, I wouldn't be who I am today without them!

Catching Up

So, I am beginning my catch up phase. I have had so many things to post about but note the time to do it so if my dates and post look strange - I am playing catch up.


There are so many mothers in the world. Grand mothers, Great grand mothers, Step mothers, new mothers, mothers in general. To all of the mothers out there - I solute you! There is no job more difficult and yet more rewarding. I know that things can be hard and you want to sit down and cry or scream out in frustration but hang in there, it is all worth it.

I have thought about the kids that I have and I think there is no greater joy (and frustration) in my life - I love all six and each have their own personalities and quirks.

All of you mothers smile big because you have your own special day and children who love you.