Friday, February 15, 2013

Victoria came for a visit.

 Victoria came in for a visit to Utah in November 2012.
We went to temple square took lots of pictures and we also went to Park City. We had a great time. On this visit she listened to conference and the age was changed on when you could go on a mission. So Victoria decided she wanted to go.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

First Snow-Holy Cow

 We got our first snow. It was just a tad bit shocking to us warm blooded
Texans. It just kept snowing and it lasted for a week. We are used to it snowing
and melting the next day. Everybody played and played in it. Even Izzy thought
it was great. We had to use warm water to melt the snow balls on her fur.

 This is our church on Sunday morning.
 This is one of my views out my windows. This has got to be my most favorite part of living here.

 Sledding a new found love. This hill had three huge drop offs. It was so cool. I went down once and decided I'lll keep taking pictures. I'm getting a little too old for this. I've never seen so many different kinds of sleds while we were there. Our cheap five dollar saucer was the fastest and the favorite.
Looking forward to more fun in the snow.

Corn Maze

 After visiting the witches we went to our first corn maze.
The kids loved it. As you can see in the pictures. They would run in and out of the corn stalks and "sort of "follow the map. Even Stella came and had a good time. So glad they moved up to Utah too so we can still get together with the Humphry family.

The Witches were out at Gardner Village!!

Witch on a bicycle
                                          Outhouse Witch

Porter even found one that made him laugh.
Hula Witch
       Spell casting Witch
Hannah found a student driver like her.
Camping Witch

Swimming Witch

Claire and Emilia found a real one.
                                                    Porter and Carson are the best buddies.
Hannah finally found a witch after her own heart. Full of Bling and Pink!

We had so much fun spending the day with the Romy,Todd and their kids.

October Fun

Halloween came and this is the 
crew. I wanted Claire to be Merida
from Brave but she, "no I'm going to make it easy  on you mom and be a witch."
That costume was in the dress up  box and was easy.
Porter was a Florida State football player. I think since we moved to Utah
he has become a stronger fan of our teams in Texas and Florida. Then 
there is dad  aka Elvis who wanted to pass out candy and give all the kids a hard 

Yes this was her collection of candy! Plenty if you ask me.
We missed our cousins to trick or treat with this year but it did turn out to be a fun Halloween.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My home away from home

Ok these are some pictures of my home away from home for the past 18 years. I have worked for Dr. Ken Wallace full time and part time. I also cleaned this office for over the past 10 years.

The girls( Kathy,Delphine,Stacie,Emily,LaRue, and Cheryl) in the top picture are some great friends and co-workers. I know its because of them that I loved working at Dr. W's office.

Kathy is a dear who taught me so much through her kindness and her love for her family.

Delphine I love because she's from Canada and loves raspberries like me. We thought a like on a lot of situations in the office. Her openness about life I love and she made me laugh more than I can count.

Stacie and I worked together the longest. She and I had baby boys in the same year. I never saw her cry until we said goodbye. She is the rock in the office.

Emily was my partner in crime. We did some dumb stuff but, had fun doing it. I felt like her big sister. She has CF, because of my tender heart I took it upon myself to take care of her when her mom wasn't around. I saw her take her disease and accept it as apart of her life.

LaRue was my other mother. She listens oh so well and gives THE PERFECT advice. I watched her go through cancer treatments and win. She is truly a woman who loves the Lord. She shared and gave so much to me and my family. I will never be able to repay her.

Cheryl just started working at the office but in the short time of her working there she fit right in.  She is so kind and so grateful. She laughs and smiles all the time. She is a genuine person.

Mary Jo was another one not in the picture but that I worked with for many years. She and I worked really well together. She and I had many talks. (What is talked at the office stays at the office)

Last but not least is Dr. Wallace. He was a great boss. There were some difficult years in the beginning, but as time went on he mellowed and it was much better. I'm sure a fantastic staff had something to do with it too. He was always in a good mood unless we ran behind. That is why we never (or tried not to) double booked. His wife often made the comment that I was his other wife only because I had worked with him for so long and I could read his mind while we were doing procedures. After 18 years if I couldn't then there would have been something wrong with me.

I miss working at Dr. Wallace's office because of the comments above and it was my home away from home.