Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My life

Cute background. I must be clever and creative. Summer is almost gone and it was a good one. We are all safe and sound. There are a few health problems to go around but hopefully those will be gone soon. It was great fun to have Kris and Scotty's families here for awhile. We have lots of pictures to remember the good times. Dallas and Anne had a great time in Disneyland. Hope they have a wonderful life together. It was a party month.

I am trying to soak up these last few warm days. I love sitting out on my deck and listening to the waterfall and birds and sometimes if it's still early, the crickets. I definately don't like to rush the holiday season but I did get Nutcracker tickets for Dec. 6 at 2:00.

Hopefully everyone will have a nice, long, safe fall and holiday season. Let's all try to enjoy the journey. Life has been pretty good to us.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A walk through a week at the West's

We have had kind of an eventful last few days. It all started with Jordan falling down while riding his long board and breaking his collar bone. He may still have to have surgery to remove 2 little pieces of bone. I hope not. Then Hayden had all four wisdom teeth out and was pretty miserable. On top of that misery he got a dry socket. Ouch! The good news is April has a new "career". Way to go April! Porter has to be out to go to his dentist appointment because he got so upset last time they couldn't finish. Poor baby. James is working in Florida. Hope his back holds out.
Brett and Whitney both graduated from high school. Yay! {I'm not sure how to spell that} We took Whitney to the Five Alls for her graduation dinner. Abbie and Jordan are out of Jr. High. Christopher turns 12 today. We are all going to dinner. His dinner request included steak and creme brulee. He and Conner will be going to Junior High. Scary. Whitney is at a job interview as I write. Hope she does well.
Kris and Scott and their families spent a few days in Florida at Disneyworld. Sounds like they had a good time. Ryan's birthday was yesterday. The Hunts and their rats are doing well. Julie has been doing lots of yard work. I don't know who she got that from. That gene escaped me. Jessica has a birthday this month. She is enjoying her 3 horses. Kris and Julie also have birthdays this month.
Lucky me I got to spend Sunday morning in the emergency room for a kidney stone. After a few hours the pain went away. I don't know if I passed it or if it's lurking in there just waiting to strike again.
We spent a few days in St. George with the kids. It was fun. Abbie went on to California with Liz.
My brother Jeff and his wife Kim are about to become grandparents. Joey is in the hospital right now. Kim and Jeff got the news while we were at lunch today. Nohing in the world like getting a new baby.
So far it's been an interesting summer. If it would just warm up. Love to all. Mom

Friday, May 30, 2008

Summer is here.

These nice warm days are great. Hope it stays warm and doesn't get beastly hot for awhile. We spent the last 6 days in St. George. It was very nice. The kids had fun swimming and shopping. I got a lot of reading done. I read James' book. It was very sad but very gratifying to see how he has overcome some pretty severe obstacles all through his childhood. I have a few questions. I told April you should include a list of 10 most asked questions. Like, "Didn't aybody ever fix you a bowl of bean with bacon soup and crackers?"

We are going to Zac's Sunday for his birthday and to see his new house. We are excited to see everyone.

Love Sharon

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Isn't the computer age great?

Computers are wonderful. Caitlyn and Savannah love to play games on them. This morning they started telling me they wanted a dog and they were going to ask their dad to buy them one and keep it at his house. So they were figuring out how this was going to work, because there are quite a few pets over there already. So they were having this funny conversation between themselves. Savannah started by telling Caittlyn if they got a dog they were going to have to delete one of the cats. They didn't really want to delete any of them but decided the best one to delete was Elliot because he was kind of mean. I was just laughing to myself while they were deciding what to do and who to delete. Aren't kids great?

Love to all of my dear, sweet family that I love with all my heart. I pray so hard for each one of you every day. Grandma Sharon

Friday, April 18, 2008

Gathering Honey

One of my favorite sayings is "I expect some new phases of life this summer and will try to gather the honey from each moment". I am hoping for a great spring and summer. I want to plan some fun outings with the children. April can ride light rail up here to Salt Lake so we can go to lunch at the Lion House and the museums. If it's hot we can go to Gateway and the kids can get wet in the fountains.

Looking forward to a fun summer, Grandma Sharon

Friday, April 4, 2008

Chili Fest/General Conference

I am so looking forward to Sunday and our semi-annual "Chili Fest". Please let me help bring something. I would love to. I will call you. It will be great to see everyone again and catch up on birthdays and other very exciting things like engagements and fun things like that. Congratulations to Dallas, Anne and of course Alexa. We are very excited. I think the birthdays are Hayden's, Michelle's, April's and Anne's. Let me know if I've forgotten anyone. We love you all.

Also, I am looking forward to General Conference with a new prophet. That first time he walks into the Conference Center and 21,000 people stand to reverence him and also the first time we get to sing "We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet will be so touching. Also the first Solemn Asembly in the Conference Center will be exciting and very spiritual. All in all it will be a wonderful day. I even think the weather is supposed to be good on Sunday.

Love to all Grandma Sharon

Friday, March 21, 2008

Each day is free

I was reading a poem the other day and it was telling me that the beautiful daffodils outside were free. All I had to do was look at them and it didn't cost me anything. I thought what an interesting idea. Look at all the things that are free. March 21st is free! A free day! I can do any thing I want wih it. My pond is melting and there have been 2 ducks in it. Free to look at and enjoy. The kids have been jumping on the trampoline the last week. You guessed it, free! Look around at all the free stuff. Tomorrow when you wake up it will be another free day to enjoy. Happy 3 days before Easter. Going to church on Easter Sunday will be free.

Hope you are all happy or at least relatively so. Love, Mom

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Bevyn's Blessing

What a great day for a baby blessing. Bevyn looked adorable. I really need to learn how to add pictures. The whole day was nice. It was a little cold but beautiful and sunny. Life is pretty good to our family.
Zac and Kylee slept in their new house last night. Hey, I hadn't noticed this before but tomorrow it will be 5 years that we moved into our house out here in Draper. We could always remember the date because it was 3-3-03. Now if they ever forget their move in date I will remember it was 2 days before ours in 2008. [3-1-08]

Love, Sharon

Saturday, March 1, 2008

About those really good salads.

I think of you [Jamie] every time we make our "really good" salads. Also every time I use my glass salad bowl like yours, except mine isn't so fancy, yours has all those chips along the top.

One of the "really good" salads we're making is your chicken, pasta, spring mix salad with the plum sauce. We make it all the time, except I always forget I'm supposed to marinate the chicken. Usually I forget the chicken, but this time I didn't.

I'm not a very good typist and it takes me a few minutes to clean up my mistakes. I may just get lazy one of these days and sent my message as is. Hope you all won't mind.

Much love, you're always in my prayers, Mom

More Snow?

We are having a "white out" here tonight. It's hard to believe the kids were out on the deck and trampoline today in their bare feet. Robyn is downstairs fixing food. She is having her friends from work over for some ping pong and other assorted games. They sound like a fun bunch.

April fixed me up with a fancy new background. I love it!

I bought 2 new Mary Higgins Clark novels. I'm going to snuggle in bed with one eye on T.V. and the other on my book. My favorite thing to do, especially on a very cold, snowy March night.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


We got the house all clean yesterday and so this morning I shined the hard wood floor. I had the door open. The sun was shining and the birds were just a singing. Boy, did I have spring fever. Except for the fact that soon I'll have to start on yard work. I kind of like all that snow covering up all that work. Maybe it won't be as bad as I think. I wish I loved it like some people do. Oh well, I'll do my best.

Jim took some cute pictires of the twins. Maybe April can find one of them.

I just looked at everyone's blogs. It's fun. We talked to Kris this morning. He has 2 more days in Radiaology. Then he starts the rest of his life in orthopedics.

Joshua wasn't getting his way the other day and he told Jamie it was a good thing she was cute. Also when he couldn't have something he said "mom you're killing me".

Aren't kids great?

Christopher starts his pre-comp swim team tonight. He will practice mondays, wednesdays and saturdays. Hope he likes it. Also, the girls are starting their gymnastics class next week.

We'll see everyone Sunday with our salads. Love Forever. Mom

Monday, February 18, 2008


Robyn and I took Savannah to Nightime Pediatrics last night. She has been complaining of a bad tummy ache for about 3 days. You know off and on not constantly. Actually Robyn took her to the Dr. on Sat. Sunday she was crying really hard. They checked her and she has the same thing Conner had awhile back- FOP. She took some medicine and Jim gave her a blessing and she is doing much better. You start to imagine all kinds of things. Also Caitlyn has had a fever and passed out on Sunday morning, She seems fine. She asked Robyn if she was going to die. Scary for little children.

I just finished writing Zac and Kylee's "Doggie Door" story in my history. I laughed while I wrote it.

Hope you are all doing well Love, Mom

Monday, January 28, 2008


It was so fun to see everyone at Scott and Michelle's on Sunday. Scotty and Heidi looked great. Of course Tayton was darling. I knew she wouldn't come to me willingly so I forced her and sneaked a kiss when she wasn't looking. Sounds like they are all doing great in Kansas. [Pretend like there's a picture of Tayton and her parents]

So sad to lose President Hinckley. Thankfully he didn't have to suffer or linger. My prayers are with his family and the General Authorities. [Pretend like there's a picture of Pres. Hinckley]

Whitney got accepted to the "U". She is very excited but still doesn't know for sure what to do. [Pretend like there's a picture of Whitney with her acceptance letter, which we haven't taken yet] Maybe April could doctor these up a little for me.

(From April: "I done my bestest" )

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Jim fell down

A couple of weeks ago we went to a viewing out on Redwood Road. Jim let me out by the steps. When I got out I told him it was very slippery and not to fall down. He didn't mind me. He stuck his foot out and down he went! It all happened very fast. He layed there in the snow thinking now what am I going to do. He had a hard time getting up. Finally he grabbed on to the door and pulled himself up. He didn't have his jacket on but his white shirt and suit pants got all dirty. I was inside talking to relatives. I wondered what was taking him so long. I didn't know he was outside falling down. I thought he would be sore the next day. He either wasn't or he didn't complain. Be more careful. That black ice will get you every time.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

misspelled words

I do know how to spell "and". I proof read my comments too. That's sad. That's what I get for making fun of all of you when you misspell words. Sorry, I will be nicer.

New Years Day 2008

I can't believe 2007 went so fast! What happened? Where was I? It is a beautiful, sunny day today the first day of 2008. That's a good sign.
I love looking at all the blogspots anf websites. It's a cool way to keep in touch.
We love you all and care for you so much. We truly hope the new year will be a wonderful one filled with good health, good choices and lots of fun and happiness.