Friday, July 21, 2017

Jenny and Jenny

Today was Jenny Giles special day! The Giles family have lived three houses south from us for the last twenty years. Jenny and Jenny have been good friends for a long time. Jenny Giles will start her student teaching this fall at a middle school in Saratoga Springs.  She first met her newlywed husband in Chile when they were both serving as missionaries.


 Manti Temple July 21, 2017
Jen and JJ 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tonsils, Youth Conference, and the 4th of July

Jen got her tonsils and adenoids out on the 28th of June. She has the entire month of July to recover before she starts getting ready to teach Science at Payson Jr. High. It's been a week and she is still having a hard time eating, talking, and sleeping. Doctor Money informed us the older you get the harder the recovery. He was right! JJ has been a great comfort to Jenny and I sure have appreciated it!




Youth Conference was great fun up at Pineview Reservoir. The lake was beautiful and Huntsville Utah was very green.  I slept in our little two man pup tent with one air mattress, one thick foam mattress, two thin foam mattresses and two sleeping bags. I was comfortable and slept pretty good until the last night. The campers next to us drank too much beer.

Indy Jaines and Katie Tuinei
That's my ghostly figure in the background. he he

 Taylor Beorge and Tanner Sorensen

Ho'ola and Kekau Arakaki showing off their muscle's and giving the Moana sign.

Country dancing at the Huntsville Stake Center

Julz enjoying the ten minute skits.



Eden Utah's ropes course.

 Sophia Schetselar


Last day ended with a testimony morning side under the pavilion. I'm glad the stake needed more leaders and drivers for Youth Conference. I wasn't looking forward to sleeping in a tent and having no shower.  But the experience was very worthwhile and I'm glad I went. Having extra mattresses also helped.

July 4, 2017
Provo High Marching Band got new uniforms! They sounded great for the Freedom Festival Parade and looked awesome!!
 Julz and her sax.
Getting ready to march.

Jessie enjoying the 4th with Jesse up at the Homestead Resort in Heber Utah.
Carter Family

Jacob smoked me a large brisket on our Treager for the 4th. That's all I wanted for my birthday this year. A great big, tender, yummy piece of meat that would last me a few days. I didn't realize what all goes into preparing a good smoked barbecue. I was very grateful.
GW took us to to see Wonder Woman at the theater in the afternoon. It was great to be inside air conditioning. The movie felt very patriotic even though it took place in Europe and on the island of Themyscira. 
I couldn't get over how pretty and strong Wonder Woman was. I give her a thumbs up rating.

Utah County Fireworks 2017



Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Marching Band

First Parade
Julz is the one with her mouth opened.

My brother's youngest son got married on Saturday.
 Jennifer and Kevin

Two Aunts and one Uncle
Aunt Linda Maxwell, Aunt Lois Woody (mom's sister), Uncle Gene Maxwell (mom's brother)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Mia Shalom First Week in June

Julz was a YCLeader for camp this year and Jessie was the Assistant Camp Director. They came back dirty and tired but very happy! I kind of wish I could have gone but I get to go to Stake Youth Conference in two weeks. It's fun being around the youth, their energy is contagious!













Thursday, June 1, 2017

San Diego

Jess had to take one last trip to San Diego. This time she took childhood friend and neighbor Hanna.

 Potato Chip Rock

They went for eight days all by themselves. Yes I was worried since they were driving in Hanna's family car. But they made it back safe and sound with good memories to remember.


 GW and I spent one night at the Hotel Coronado on our Honeymoon twenty-eight years ago. Hanna, Jessie and Lily liked sitting on the same beach watching Navy guys go by.

 La Jolla

Hanna got to meet my favorite couple Jared and Jennie.


Former Sister Missionary, Sister Lily Atwood met up with the girls for some beach time, and to attend Mission President's Farewell Reunion.







Hanna, Lily, and Jessie

Monday, May 15, 2017

March Wedding