Thursday, April 30, 2009

Heaven on Earth

I captured all these pictures during my visit north this past weekend. On Sunday it had snowed and rained all day off and on. Those of you who know me......know that "I LOVE SNOW". I loaded the grandkids in the vehicle and the camera and off we went.

A Little Slice of Heaven


You can barely see the two ducks on the this little pond but the grandkids and I had fun watching them until they flew away.

I am definitely a "farm girl" at heart. I grew up on a big farm in the midwest and LOVED IT.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Eleven Days to Go

Eleven Days until I see Tom....................
The anticipation is building!!!

My Poor Utah Jazz

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts while taking on the Utah Jazz in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 27, in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 107-96, winning the series 4-1, in five games.
That's alright..........We will be back next year!!!!
And..........I still love my "Utah Jazz"

Mother and Daughter it was a little bright outside........

All dressed up for church

We love to go to church....

Oops...........I see a tooth missing.

Sunday morning before church Layni lost a tooth. Actually she and dad were playing and he bumped her tooth........just enough for it to come out..........We had a little drama for a while but then all was well.
And........wouldn't you know the tooth fairy left her two $2.00 bills.

See Me...........

For Baby Henli's birthday last month she got this cute little tyke car..........
And how cute is she?

Look out Everybody

Rocket Ride

We always have to do some shopping when my daughter and I are together. The malls are so amazing now a days........Food Courts and Rides??
It was actually pretty quiet the day we were there. Not alot of shoppers and we really didn't buy much. However we did let the kids ride a few rides. Oh yeah............and I had to have a slice of PIZZA!!!

Happy Baby Henli

Baby Henli

Mother and Daughter

Purple Orchid

So Beautiful !!
For my daughters birthday her sweet hubby bought her two beautiful orchids. The other was yellow and orange in color. This picture does not do it justice.

The Thumb

It's funny how some kids don't even think about sucking their thumb. Well........not this one. From day one she has loved her thumb.


Wow.........We even have "Dad" in the background.

Dance Recital

This past weekend I went north to attend my grandaughters "Dance Recital". She is so sweet and loves to dance, dance, dance. I once traveled to Seattle when she had a recital there. We grandparents just can't hardly say "No" when they ask.

Such Cute Little Dollies

Flowers from Nana

Nana, Layni and Lukie Bear

New Life

About a week ago I was looking out a window at work when I spied a nest and some hatchlings. There appear to be three babies. The mother bird had been ever so watchful. I have told everyone they better not mess with her. She swooped down on someone the other day that had gotten up on ladder to "gaze closer".
Well it has only been 8 days and I swear they have doubled in size. Today it appears that they could almost fall out of the tiny nest. I guess it won't be long and they will be on their own. It has been fun to watch.

Friday, April 24, 2009


This was one of the most exciting Jazz playoff games ever..........

I stayed up until 11:30 to watch this victory. The last 7 minutes were awesome.

Final Score 88-86 when with 2.2 seconds Deron Williams made the winning point.

Next game is Saturday night and again on our home court.

I will have a "Jazz Hangover " today..........

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Memo Okur

My favorite Jazz player.........#13
The "Money Man"

NBA Playoffs

Deron Williams
Well.........tonite is game 3 in the playoffs. We have lost the first two games to the Lakers on their turf. Tonite we are back in Salt Lake. Half time score is 43 - 39 Utah Jazz leading.........
OH YEAH..................

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tom Goes Grey

Tom has gone grey !!!!!!

I just didn't think he could get any better looking.
Come on...........He's 68 years young now.........

I am listening to his music everyday and am so excited about seeing him at the MGM Grand.

He made the comment... "I should have quit coloring my hair years ago. Women love it".

Yes Tom..........We love it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day I thought I would post some local art. Local artist and my friend Michael Fatali has "AMAZING " work. No one captures the environment like Michael. Please visit his website here:

Dark Room

Canyon Voices

Horseshoe Overlook

Lone Pine

North Pole

River of Fortune

This framed print sits over my desk at work!

Sheltered Life

Zion National Park

My beautiful "Zion Canyon"

Monday, April 20, 2009

National Debt Clock

It's interesting, that as I have gotten older I have become more "aware" of certain things.
Who knew there was such a thing? This is not current but only a picture of the clock. To see the current debt facts please see the following post.
The National Debt Clock is a billboard-sized running total digital seven-segment display which constantly updates to show the current United States public debt and each American family's share of it. It is currently installed on Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) in Manhattan, New York City.
The idea for the clock came from New York real estate developer Seymour Durst, who wanted to highlight the rising national debt. In 1989, he sponsored the installation of the first clock, which was erected on 42nd Street close to Times Square. In 2004, this clock was dismantled and replaced by the new but virtually identical current clock.
Seymour's original clock was erected while the national debt remained under $3 trillion but was rising, but it was temporarily switched off from 2000 to 2002 due to the debt actually falling. In 2008, the debt exceeded $10 trillion for the first time, leading to press reports that the clock had run out of numbers. Following the transition, plans for a third clock were announced, to be installed in the same location, with extra capacity.
The original clock outlived Seymour who died in 1995, with Seymour's son Douglas taking over responsibility for the clock through the Durst Organization
Invented and sponsored by New York real estate developer Seymour Durst, it was installed in 1989. After Seymour's death in 1995, his son Douglas Durst became president of the Durst Organization which owns and maintains the clock. According to his son Douglas, Seymour Durst had been toying with the basic idea of drawing attention to the growing national debt since at least 1980, when during the holiday season he sent cards that said "Happy New Year. Your share of the national debt is $35,000" to senators and congressmen. In the early eighties, when Durst first developed the idea of a constantly updated clock, the technology required to implement the project was not yet available.