Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I Treasure You

The gentleman pictured above is Bruce's dad,
Thomas Richard Decker.
Amanda sketched this charcoal from
a black and white photograph of her grandpa.
The writing on the back of the photograph
indicates Thomas was age 12 at the time.
The charcoal is Amanda's Christmas gift to her dad.
I took a picture of the original charcoal
and printed a copy for this scrapbook page.
I had most of today to PLAY!
I have been looking forward to this day
for about three months now.
I chose to play with pretty paper, scissors,
paint, ribbons, glittery stuff, and photographs.
I like 'play days'.

Monday, January 10, 2011

There Really Is A Good Reason

If you had received these adorable ornaments as a Christmas gift you would want to leave your tree up a little bit longer, wouldn't you? So I took the tree down and all the other Christmas decorations today. Everything is boxed up . . .well . . . except a few wooden blocks which I forgot I had set on a bookcase. I guess they will just have to sit there a few days more.
Shucky darn, They will sit there out in the open and I will have to look at them everyday until someone finds the time to put them away for next December.
P.S. Just another amazing thing made by Liz. :)

A Few Fun Pages Created By LIz

My very beautiful and talented daughter-in-law, Liz, creates the best super cute and fun scrapbook pages using on-line digital format. I have only recently figured out how to post copies of them onto my blog. (I feel so accomplished.) Now I just need to figure out the simplest way to get these printed on 12 x 12 paper so I can add them to my scrapbooks. Then I will feel VERY accomplished. Thanks Liz for sharing moments of your life, even the tough ones, like those of scopes and being sick. P.S. My favorite page is the hot air balloons. I LOVE the photo angle of Tyler watching the balloons.
My other favorite is that adorable frowny face you captured on Chris. They are ALL my favorites!!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Wish Come True

Aurelia's birthday wish for 2010
was to have as many of her siblings and family
as possible to attend a temple session together
in the Manti Temple.
Knowing this would not likely happen on it's own
I set a date and invited family to attend.
Saturday September 9th a small group of us
were privileged to perform baptisms and receive
temple endowments for deceased persons in the Manti Temple.
A kind gentleman took this picture (above)
of Amanda and I after Amanda took a photo
of his group on his camera for him.
Melanie, Aurelia, Mom, Nani, and myself
after the session and baptisms.

It was a treat to get together with a few of my extended
family to create Aurelia's birthday wish.
Greg, Bradley, Nani, Mom, Celestia, Aurelia, Ben,
Jessica, Melanie, Amanda, Karen (me), Sarah.

The youth in our group.

Amanda, Jessica, Bradley

Photo shoot while we wait for the rest of our group to join
us after we completed proxy baptisms.
An endowment session takes more time than baptisms.

The Manti temple is built on the side of a hill.

This door is normally not used.
Except, as in this case, as a prop for picture taking.

On the drive to Manti
we drove past a Llama farm.

We didn't have time to stop on the way there,
but the occupants of my car allowed me five minutes
to indulge in getting closer to the animals
and take a FEW pics on the way home.

Obviously the 'black sheep' of this group.

Is your Momma a Llama?
Mines not.

Architectural Details of a Magnificant Castle in Manti, Utah

I LOVE the details in the construction
of the Manti Temple in Manti, Utah.
My parents were married here in 1955.