Saturday, December 5, 2009


I haven't blogged for months. And I have a lot to say. It's fun looking back at how young my kids were. I miss them being little and the funny things they would say. But I love to hear about how the day went for them now. They are growing up too fast and it makes me sad. I'm thankful that they are all healthy and great kids. I love them so much.

In three years we have lost 3 of our grandparents who we miss so much. And we have another grandpa who wasn't expected to live after Thanksgiving, but he is doing better. He is a great man and it's sad that he has to live with Alzheimer's. It's such an injustice for anyone that has it.
I am so thankful for the memories that we have shared with them. I'm glad my children have had the opportunity to have had a relationship with our grandparents. I miss my Grandma Elfors for always being there for me, her great cooking, advice and beautiful music. I miss my Grandma Liljenquist's sweet voice, crocheted sleepers, love for Willie Nelson and wonderful homemade candy. I always looked up to both of my Grandma's and have been thinking about them a lot the last couple of months.
It has been one year ago this month that I had my pacemaker put in. I can't imagine what my health would be like now if I hadn't got it done. I am so excited to be able to celebrate xmas with my kids. Last year I was so weak that I didn't want to do anything. I didn't want to decorate for xmas or go shopping. My words will never be able to explain how I felt last year and they will never be able to explain how excited and grateful I am to be here with my family. I love them so much and appreciate everything they do for me. Max is such a great husband and father. I love him so much, he is my best friend.
My wish is for everyone to have a wonderful holiday! Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Collin's Baptism

On August 1st Collin was baptized by his dad. Collin has been so worried about getting dunked and water in his eyes. Thank goodness he only had to be dunked once. It was such a wonderful day to be with family and friends. Bria and Garrett were married the day before and we had a great time. It was a busy weekend for all and I think we were all little tired. We appreciate everyone who helped with Collin's baptism.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bria & Garrett's Wedding!

Congratulations Bria & Garrett. We are so happy for you. It was a great day to be able to celebrate with them. We all had so much fun. Cute couple!
Family pictures by the Temple doors.

It's almost Mom & Dad's 50th wedding anniversary.

"This is called blendin in like a ninja." Transformers 2

Darling couple.

Four Generations!

Lots of Great Aunts & Uncles!

Cute children!
We had a great time visiting with family and friends. Some we haven't seen for a long time. I think we all had fun dancing the night away. Thanks for the memories Bria & Garrett.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Finally posting about Erin's Graduation! She looked so pretty even though it was so hot in the high school gym. Erin is so smart I hope she does well at Utah State. She is really excited to get up there and meet some new people.
We are really going to miss her. She has always tried to please everyone. I think we will all be in shock when Erin isn't there.

All of her Grandparents and Family are so proud of her and her accomplishments. Emilee and Collin are sure going to miss their big sister.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Collin had his tonsils out yesterday. He was sick all last week because of them and finally got them out . I feel so bad for him, he won't talk, eat or drink anything. I have to make him drink a little bit of sprite. And he has a fever already today. I wish I knew how to make him feel better. It was a long night. He slept all night but Max and I were both up checking on him. Hopefully in a week he will feel better.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Erin turned 18 on Tuesday. Ugh! I can't believe she is that old and in a couple of months leaving for college. I wish I was as organized and ready to accomplish everything as she is. She is so amazing and beautiful. Erin loves everyone around her and wants to please everyone. She always has since she was little. Her brother and sister look up to her so much. They think she rocks the world. I hope she is able to accomplish everything on her list that she wants. Happy Birthday Erin!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

My Incision!

Here is my incision along with my fat and the ICD the Dr. connected to my heart. I hope it's not too sick to look at. He cut by my collar bone to the beginning of my arm pit (by the crease). So the muscles and nerves to use my arm are cut. It was very painful to even move my fingers. But I have to exercise my fingers and my forearm. They are getting stronger.

My husband and kids are so awesome. They have never complained when I ask them to help me or do something for me. I love them so much and are very thankful for them. Erin cleans up the house without being asked and does anything else to help me or the family. My mom has been great in helping and feeding us. Thanks Mom! I am truly grateful for every ones support.