Sunday, October 14, 2007

Happy Birthday David !

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It's David's birthday today so I found some old pics and made a "mosaic" of his 58 years. I love him a lot! We've been married 35 of those years and he's irreplaceable.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Casita Update

Over the last couple of weeks David has been working on the rough plumbing, electrical and gas. Above is the manifold for the water. They don't use copper anymore.
He's installing an electrical box here.

Jared helped with the gas line.
(Good luck Granny!)

New Calling

Jocelyn recently received a new calling (to her dismay) as Relief Society pianist. I guess she feels unqualified. She has worried more about this calling than any job she has ever had. I think it will probably work out ok for her since Jared has been helping with quality practice time.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Primary 1984 "A" Street

This is Jocelyn's Sunbeam class. Her teacher had to bribe the three girls to sing and do their parts in the Children's Sacrament Mtg. Program. They were all SHY! (Can you guess who they are?)
Ryan's 10 -year-old class is pictured above. The one on the far left is a doctor now. The one on the far right is a lawyer. (Can you guess who?) Let's just say this group was together all the way through Primary and they were BIG trouble!
I was the Primary President at the time and I took these for an activity that I now do not remember.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Flashback Friday

My youngest sister, Teresa, had a birthday this week. So, this is a flashback from her wedding reception held in my parent's backyard in 1981. Jocelyn ( age 1) is smelling the flowers. Amanda and Aimee are holding the pink roses. Teresa is a wonderful sister. I wish we lived closer so I could see her and her family more often.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Stake Relief Society Dinner

Friday my fridge was crammed with 37 quarts of half and half, 21 pounds of bacon, 10 pounds of butter, 13 pints of sour cream, 7 pounds of sharp cheese, 21 bunches of green onions, and 12 stalks celery and.. stacked around my house was 90 pounds of potatoes and...

192 sourdough bread rounds... and
an ice chest full of various vegetables.
All this was purchased for the Stake R.S. dinner on Saturday.
We served:
Loaded Baked Potato Soup in Sourdough Bread Bowls
Vegetable Trays with dip
BYU Mint Brownies
Pumpkin Squares
As Jocelyn and I were hollowing out the sourdough rounds to make bowls, David had a great idea. POWER TOOLS! Here he is hollowing out a sourdough loaf with a hole cutter while I am protesting. He almost lost a finger.
This, on the other hand, was a great idea, and saved me cooking 21 pounds of bacon in my fry pan.
Here is part of my crew after it was all over. That's why they are smiling!
Here is the remains of the feast. We were asked to pack it all up for the Relief Society Presidents to take to those in need.
Here's the story:
Last Saturday our stake had an enrichment activity in conjunction with the Relief Society Satellite Broadcast from LC. It began at 3:00 p.m. with a musical program prepared by members from all nine wards in our stake. At it's conclusion, dinner was served, followed by the broadcast at 5:00 p.m.. I was asked to prepare the dinner by our past Stake Relief Society President. Then, a couple of weeks ago, a new presidency was sustained. Sister Phillips (old president) had suggested serving soup in bread bowls. At first, I was opposed to the idea because it seemed so labor intensive, but I like to do what is envisioned, so I agreed. Also, my niece, Maryellen, was considering a similar menu for her upcoming wedding reception, so I thought it would be good for a trial run. I'm glad she changed her mind, since it ended being pretty labor intensive. Also, they called me after I had done most of the shopping and passing out of ingredients to tell me to add 50 to the count. So, I had to do all the shopping twice. The bread bowls had to be special ordered in quantity, so I scoured every Vons in town the day before and bought all they had just to get 42 more. Thank goodness for all my wonderful family members who agreed to help me cook and serve! David, Jocelyn, Anita, Randy, Gaye, Karl, Maryellen and my other sister who doesn't like her name or picture to be blogged all were all wonderful helpers! Dayna and Georgette also came in to help serve and were greatly appreciated. We were so busy we didn't have time to take pictures during, so that's why have only the "before and after" pics above. It was yummy and I think everyone enjoyed it. (We didn't tell them the calorie information.)

2 New Grandbabies for Us!

March 3rd and April 1oth are both due dates for our grandbabies! We are delighted with the news that we will be adding these new little ones to the family. After their arrival we will have a grand total of 8.