Friday, May 29, 2009

Deer Me !!

We've got some new "guys" hanging around our pond these days.  All male, young and with velvet on their antlers.  There are three of them in the photo sitting around 20-30 feet apart.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


The past two weeks our daffodils have been at their peak.  We have them literally all over the place.  Maya and Sage decided to make bouquets of them and they used every vase I owned and placed them everywhere all over the house.  Sage even decided to hang them from the ceiling in her room!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lais at prom

Lais and her date, Irving.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Mari and Lais were off to the Prom this past weekend.  Mari had been at Regionals for track in Cody, Wyoming and got home about 45 minutes before her date picked her up!  Kara helped out by doing her hair and makeup.  The theme for prom was "Las Vegas".  Here's some pics of Mari--Lais still hasn't given me her pics yet...soon to come.

Monday, May 18, 2009


I am trying to have more gratitude in my life these days.  I remember Elder Bednar's talk in the fall conference when he talked about prayer and how it becomes more meaningful as we express heartfelt gratitude.  It's been 2 weeks since Kirk was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  Cancer happens to others, not to my family...ha ha ha.  It's been surreal at times, but I AM grateful.  It's only through our trials that we get out of our comfort zone and get stretched by the Lord.  I am grateful for a "young" husband who is in good physical shape.  The prognosis looks good with these two factors on our side.  I am grateful for modern technology and good people who have found their callings helping others (doctors, nurses, etc...)  I am thankful for the information age that we live in and how helpful the internet has become through our discovery of this particular cancer.  And I am grateful for good friends and family.  We  have felt your love and prayers in behalf of our family.  Most of all I am thankful for the gospel which gives me the resources to deal with adversity...prayer, fasting and the blessings of peace that can come through temple worship.  We got good news last Friday.  Loma Linda University Medical Center called and said that Kirk was admitted to the program using proton therapy.  We were thrilled, but not as thrilled as the next thing the gal said on the phone and that was that my insurance is covering the procedure 100%!  What a blessing!   Loma Linda called this morning and said that they would call probably in about 4-6 weeks to schedule the appointment to meet with Kirk.  Kirk is trying to get them to do it sooner, but we have to wait till there is an opening in the program.  Kirk will have to stay in Loma Linda the duration of the treatment since it is like 5 days a week at the same time slot.  Right now, since we don't know the dates, we are in limbo for the summer as to where we might be.  On another note, Kirk decided since he was dealing with cancer, he might as well get himself "fixed up", so he had surgery on his shoulder on Thursday afternoon.  He was having pain for about 3 years and was just tired of dealing with it, so he got an MRI and found a doc to fix him up.  So, here's a picture of my guy the day after surgery.  I think we'll be saving all the gear and spray painting it silver so he can be the terminator for Halloween next year!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Spring Sports

Track is the preferred sport for the girls in Spring.  Only, here in Wyoming it's kind of pointless, because most of the meets are cancelled due to snow!  On this day, it wasn't but they had to run in the snow and rain mix anyway.