Friday, December 30, 2011

No Fun Wearing Out

So, blue text is the color for today. I went to the doc about my right thumb hurting so much the past 6 weeks or so. I couldn't identify a singular moment of injury so I was suspecting this and it is true. The old gal has arthritis in her thumb and a bone spur to boot! Doc says I'm wearing out--bone on bone. Dang!

Is this the future???? AHHHHHHHH!!!!


I really have this but that's just life!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

David's Family at Christmas in Boise, Idaho

I know I stole these photos from Shannon's (Ashley's sister) blog but sometimes you do what you have to do to get a photo.

Ok, Ashley has gone blonde. TOO CUTE!

David -- well it looks like he's taking a break and what is that chain around his neck?

Lil' Luke is a darlin' boy!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is pretty laid back this year. Adam and Jessica and their family are in AZ. Cheri and Daniel in Portland. Whitney and Ben and Cameron and David and Ashley and Luke are in it's just going to be Andrew, Taylor and me. I have a HUGE choir program in sacrament meeting tomorrow and Grandma Nielsen will be attendance so that is nice but then it's pizza and relaxation.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lovin' Those Babies

If I can, I go over to see Adam and Jessica's children and help out where I can. It's really a selfish thing because I just adore them.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Last night when I was walking the girls out to the car to go home, Hailie and I were talking about how her daddy will buy her a house some day. I told her "yes, now you live in an apartment." "No," Hailie replied somberly," I have a building."

It's so hard not to laugh when she is so serious.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Coming to Work with Grandma

Today because of a work Christmas luncheon and doctor appointments for the boys, Natalile and Hailie visited Grandma at work. First we ate our lunches together and then we got out a movie, coloring books, puzzles and pencils with pads of blank paper. There was a lot of running around and taking the elevator. I think we were all worn out and ready to go home!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Adam and Jessica's Family

Latest pictures of the kiddos. Jessica took these and I just LOVE them!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Happy Open House to Me!

I've been working like CRAZY getting the food bought and prepared for our Christmas Open House at the Cottonwood Memorial Mortuary. One day before Thanksgiving I drove up and down Highland Drive between 4500 South and Murray Holladay Road, up Murray Holladay Road and up 4500 South a bit writing down the names of businesses and then going back to my Mortuary to look up the mailing addresses and mailing the fliers to invite business leaders to our open house. I had also previously collected the names and addresses of rest homes and assisted living businesses. So I'm hoping for a good turnout tomorrow. We also invited employees and leaders of our parent company and other employees of our parent company and our other mortuaries.

Friday I went to Costco with my general manager, Brandon Burningham, and we bought a lot of ingredients and other things. I had previously purchased ingredients for cookies, peanutbutter fingers and brownies, which I made today. See photos below.

I don't know why I just don't buy all of these things and not go to so much trouble but I like things I do to be done well and right. Well, that's what I've been doing.

This last photo is chicken salad. I couldn't find a large enough bowl so I bought this ice bucket and filled it with homemade chicken salad.

Sorry if you see this same post of Bigarade Beet Farm. My error.