Sunday, November 22, 2009

Quiet Sunday Afternoon

It is beginning to look as if autumn is giving way to winter. A few flakes drift from the heavens throughout the day- yet none of it stays. The tree branches are mostly bare and the darkness comes quickly each night. It is early afternoon when Amanda and Puma curl up together in a chair. Amanda enjoys the last of the daytime light as she reads the scriptures, and Puma basks in the attention of his favorite human. There is indeed peace on earth.

Autumn View

Just wanted to share the view from my moms window.
Her bed was not situated for
her to look out the window much.
But I sure appreciated the beauty for her.
I love the mountains and their ever changing colors.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Grandma Lambert Update

My Mom came home from the specialty hospital/rehab on Friday (yup, the 13th). She has a hospital bed and air mattress set up in the living room. Ca mode, wheelchair and walker are all right there handy for her.
On Sunday the primary children in our ward tied a fleece blanket for her and delivered it to her home after church. It was so sweet and lifted mom's spirits greatly. The children sang 'Families Can Be Together Forever' and 'I wonder When He Comes Again'. Mom was able to testify to the children that Heavenly Father does watch out for us all and that He does hear and answer our prayers.
I am grateful that my mom is doing so well and at a much faster rate than the doctors expected. Dialysis is still three times a week, but we expect that will eventually not be required. Thank you for the past prayers and the continuing prayers in my mother's behalf.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I came home from work one night to view a canvas with a bit of oil paint on it. It was the beginning of what would be Amanda's first attempt at using oils. The skin tone and details were beautiful so far. I think I actually did a little dance of excitement at seeing so much talent on that 11 x 17 piece of artist background.

Tonight the project is complete. I feel just a tad bit proud. I am excited to see what beauty will find its way onto Amanda's future canvases.

P.S. to Katy. Amanda says she can attempt your special request when time permits. I am SO excited for that project!

Guess Who Came To Visit On Sunday

Ben enjoyed sitting with Grandpa Decker.
Isn't he a cutie?

Amanda helped entertain by reading books
and playing with puppets.

Jayden made a NEST for the birdies
out of the many knit scarves.
The ball weights are hidden underneath
the assortment of birds as large blue eggs.

It was a real treat
to have a houseful of fun little people.
It made Grandpa and Grandma
smile really BIG.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Kauai 2009

The spot we ate lunch
on our last day there.
Looking down towards a beach
we had to climb down tree roots
to reach the shore.
The area we climbed down to.

I think this is the same beach.
Photo taken from the point
we descended the cliff at.
Bruce and I
This is the waterfall Aurelia
passed everyday when she rode
the school bus to and from school.

Yvonne and my older brother, Richard.

My older sis, Aurelia and her husband Ben.

In the condo right before we
left to go to church at the
same chapel we attended so many years ago.
Even Kauai has it's autumn colors.
Roosters can be found EVERYWHERE
you go on the island.
Leaves on a tree.
Photo taken near the wet and dry caves.

These are Ne Ne's.
Pronounced nay nay.

Probably taken just outside our condo.

Bruce and I were treated to a remarkable vacation by Aurelia and Ben. This trip had been planned since last February. At the last minute Dad and Mom were not able to make the trip with us as expected. Richard and Yvonne were able to make the hurried arrangements to join us. The whole experience was amazing and definitely memorable. I feel very blessed that I was able to be in Kauai with my two oldest siblings and visit the home we lived in 46 years ago. The places we went were beautiful and worth remembering. I was so young at the time we lived there that even with being in the same place again, nothing sparked any memories from the past for me. Happily both Aurelia and Richard were able to recall things from their memories and experiences. My favorite activity was snorkeling and being on the beaches. Bruce especially enjoyed the big waterfall we drove to on the last day we were there. Poor Bruce got sick the second day we were there. He did his best to enjoy everything despite being miserable. Today we found out that he has bronchitis. Silly guy!
Thank you, Aurelia and Ben, for making this vacation of a lifetime possible! Thank you, Richard and Yvonne, for dropping everything and being there! We had a GREAT time!