Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Timothy Charles Egan
8 pounds 4 ounces
Sweetness from heaven. 

Grandpa and I get to hang out with Teddy for a couple of days. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


I wish I lived on a farm.
Away from crowds and noise.
Where there are big stars at night.
And the sound of sprinklers in the fields.
 I did once.

 But until that dream comes true again...

 I'll enjoy my little "farm-let"

The dill smells so good!

My two little baby Americanas. Deiter and Dashy
Then the laying hens.
An Australorp
A Buff Orpington
and a Barred Rock
and a Blue-Lace Wyandott that I raised from an egg two years ago.

 They grow up so fast! sniffle sniffle

How many people can say their pets made their breakfast?
Those 4 eggs came from the girls today.

Today I picked my first picking of Seascape strawberries.
And two green peppers.

I need to pick the basil and the sage.
Smells heavenly.

I love my raised beds.
It makes gardening so much easier.
My corn hasn't been this high this early ever.

Little cabbages in a row like little soldiers.

Tomato plants as tall as me.
I started these from seed in March.

I'm trying cantalope this year under the plexiglass.
It's an heirloom variety called Noir de Carmes Melon.
It's black skinned until it's ripe then overnight the skin turns orange.

For now I'll be content with the farm-let.


Saturday, June 27, 2015


Trifecta complete.
Miles of trail runs
Up these beautiful mountains. 
Traverse rope climbs and multiple other obstacles.
Nice mud pit on the trail to cool off.
It was rather warm-ish.
And when you don't think you can do one more thing.....

There's one more thing. 
He had a blast.
And I think he's a stud muffin!!!

Medals from Whitefish, Montana
Boise, Idaho and Park City, Utah. 

"I'm proud of you and am amazed at your tenacity!"

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

37 YEARS!!!!

We haven't always had it together. 
But together we had it all. 

I love you. 

Monday, June 22, 2015


We drove partway to Utah after church yesterday. 
To meet Matt and pick up these two. 
Josh is 15 and Jaren is almost 14. 
They tower over me. 

They were coming to BYU-I to attend AFY. Adventure For Youth at Badger Creek. 

Since BYU-I is just a few blocks away I got to be the designated dropper-offer. 

Before I took them over at noon I figured is get a little Slave Labor out of them. 
Moving wood to the wood pile. 

That was supposed to happen. 

But there was a lot of this...

 And a lot of this...
The job got done....


These two are a blast!

Thursday, June 18, 2015


After enjoying Crossfit for a couple of years, Howie decided to do a Spartan Race.
His first one was in Whitefish, Montanta. 

Crawling under barbed wire, slogging through mud, climbing mountains and ropes. 

He loved it. 

He told me he didn't want to be obsessed about it but would like to do a few more. 
If he completes three this summer he will get the TRIFECTA, apparently a really cool medal. 

I told him to go for it. 
What a great way to celebrate turning 60. 

Last Saturday was spent in Boise at the race there. 
He's up there somewhere. 

Candice decided she wanted to give it a try. 

Crawling in the mud under the barbed wire seems to appeal to her. 

They had a blast and completed it and didn't do too bad at it either. 

She will be joining Howie in Park City, Utah in two weeks to do it again. 

Howie's favorite saying....

"I may have to grow old, but I don't have to grow up."

Way to go old man!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015


I got to babysit this.....
And this.....
And this....
Pretty stinking fun!!!!

However, I was happy to sleep all night long after they went home. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015


Lynsey and Lexi have lived with us for nearly 2 1/2 years.

Lynsey has been through so much. 
She has grown and become so strong. 

Lexi went to kindergarten last year
and just finished first grade. 
Last day of 1st Grade!

They are going back to Denver. 
To start a new chapter. 

It will be an adjustment for me. 

I will miss them both so much. 

This child.....
Has kept us laughing. 

She has been grandpas little pal. 
I've been given the opportunity to develop such love and friendship with Lynsey.
She truly became my best friend.

My heart aches I miss them so much!