Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Birthday, Amber

Happy Birthday, Amber from Loa. We've been visiting all your favorite haunts--the bakery at Royals and did you work at Maria's or was that just Courtney? Anyway--wish you were here. Have a Happy Birthday. Love ya'!!! Grandma

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Birthday, David!! From Loa and a day late, but Cathy knows how to post pictures (we think). Anyway, here's one with Jason learning to use a BB gun. Hope he learns that as well as baseball. I love it when you call to tell me about their exciting successes in all their activities. You've got a great family!! Hope you have a great birthday!!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, Johnny!

Happy Birthday, Johnny!! I'll never forget Your birth day--Sunday Morning--Listening to "How Great Thou Art" between contractions, and then the doctor having Stan Push on my stomach during contractions when you were emerging. 10 lbs 9 ounces of blond baby protesting coming into the world. And there you were. Well, now your kids can know about your birth. Have a happy day!!! Love ya', Mom

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Birthday , Rob

Happy Birthday, Rob! What would we do without our computer guru? You are definitely a great help to the entire family. And you are always such a fun leader at the Family Reunions, leading out in games and keeping others happy, especially the kids.
And you know I love your insight on politics. Yeah, you're just one of my favorite sons-in-law!!!
Love ya', Grandma

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Happy Birthday, Aubree

Here it is--Your Happy Birthday Blog. I'm coming down to see you in a few days. And I emptied the swimming pool so the cousins up here can clean it out, while I'm gone. So next time you come up, bring your swim suit. Your card might get there today--I hope so!!! You're such a sweetheart!!

Happy Birthday!! I love you!! Grandma

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Happy Birthday, Cathy.

Well, it certainly doesn't seem like 40 years ago that you were born. And I guess that officially you are mature. Your family has so many May birthdays that we may have to have a May birthday party when I come down there. I hope you have a great day and a great year!! Love you, Mom

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Birthday, Isaac

Happy birthday, Isaac. Yesterday I took Isaac's card to him but we couldn't find him. I left the card with instructions for him to come over and get his hug when they found him. He was downstairs and didn't hear the call. So a few minutes later he came over and we had a nice hug just as I was about to write his blog. So that's why I am writing his blog now. Isaac is reading chapter books now. Hurray!!!! He has excellent auditory memory and is working on his visual memory.
This is the big number eight birthday for Isaac.
Happy Birthday, Isaac Love ya', Grandma
P. S. I also got a piece of his yummy lemon birthday cake!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Birthday William!

Wow a year old! This is actually Jenny writing this because Mom's going to bed. We were invited to Williams first Birthday party. Here are some fun pictures.
William enjoyed all the fun presents he got, and loved eating his cake, once he figured out you were supposed to eat it, and not just squish it.

Happy Birthday William!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy Birthday, Caib

Caib, I forgot your Birthday Blog!!! How could that happen to one of my very favoritest grand sons?? I hope you had a happy day and You did get the card didn't you? I love to hear you say your Cowboy poems and I like it that you write your own. Did you know that I wrote poems when I was your age and younger, too. Just think!! You're at least as smart as I was.
You're doing a great job with life. Love ya', Grandma.

Happy Birthday Courtney

I got to looking back over my blogs and it seems that I really goofed up in April! I didn't get a blog done for you or Caib. Guess when I got the cards sent, I forgot. So now that I talked to you and told you I did one I'd better do it. It sounds like you have good plans for this summer and I'll be excited to hear how it goes. (For the rest of you she's going to help as a student nurse with a diabetic camp like she used to go to.) Courtney, you'll be so good at that.

Happy Belated Birthday Blog!! Love ya', Grandma

Happy Birthday, Roger

Roger, you are such a fun son-in-law. Remember the time we went for a ride after Laura Beth was born and you came to the deep snow on the road and said, "should we try it or turn around?" And I said, "Stan would!" And you took right off through the snow. And then at Thanksgiving time just before Stan died you went after the Christmas tree you wanted even though some places took several tries? Stan loved it. I love to go on drives with you and your family. For your birthday I'll say with Chance--"Don't just sit there, Drive!!!"
Love ya', Happy Birthday, Mary

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Birthday, Trevor

Your birthday commemorates one of the most interesting births of all of our grandchildren. You weren't due for another couple of weeks, and your mom had a bad case of the flu--throw up and diarrhea--so your Dad thought they'd probably not be going anywhere and loaned your car to someone whose car wasn't working for an overnight trip. But your Mom went into labor from the flu and they had to borrow one of our volkswagen beetles to take her to the hospital. But you were born into the world and were fine.
Perhaps your birth was a preview of your life--You are probably capable of coming into hard times and able to not only make it fine yourself but help others through the bad times. I've enjoyed watching you grow up and helping others. You're just a good kid and I love you. (Are you saying, "Oh, aargh.)? Have a happy birthday!!!
Love, Grandma

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Nicole!!!!

This is actually Amy because mom is having some kind of a problem logging in on her computer. But she wanted me to wish Nicole a happy birthday and share her memory of David walking her up and down the street as a baby and showing her off. I then told her this experience and she told me to blog it also.
When I was serving in Guam the Young Women leader was giving a message on marriage and chastity. She was trying to help the young women avoid the teenage pregnancy problem that they have. She wasn't really satisfied with how the lesson went but we ended and had the closing prayer and then I somehow mentioned that right before I left on my mission my brother David and his wife had just had their first child. I would laugh to see my big macho brother come running home from work, throw off his muddy landscaping clothes, wash his arms up to his elbows and then hold and cuddle his little girl. He was so proud of her and Erin his wife would just beam. And then we discussed how much happier and easier parenthood was when we waited until the right time and were married and were hoping for children instead of it being an accident, not knowing if the dad would be around to help, not being able to finish school, etc. The girls stayed an extra 10-15 minutes just asking questions about David and Erin. You could tell that they desired the love that David and Erin had by having you Nicole. We love you!!