Friday, December 4, 2009


Okay so here we are doing our big ride...John & Wendy came for Thanksgiving weekend had a wonderful time..yah doing the ride thing that I love....well we were not even on the trail yet and with Nathan on the back I hit a small tree stump and pow! off I went...this time it was bad I got smacked on the tail bone....which one week later I am still in agony....ouch ouch it really hurts...but Grandma is tough I still did the ride....Nathan was not hurt he landed on all fours.
So this is our big picture of the day Nathan drove the quad for the first time ....he was a great driver!
So here is the big guys.....Brian taking them to the mine on the quads.....not bats today to bite them....ooooooh!
This is our BYU fan getting ready to watch the game.....maybe.... she is the busy one!
All done riding and watching the game....what a game....notice the red shirt in the crowd...yah your right a traitor in the group but........Yeah! BYU WON! It was a great weekend having all the Petersons with us... being together with family is great. The Best! We are truly grateful for our wonderful family!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Funeral for Aunt Donna in Santa Maria

Ah yes we had to take the picture for posterity....take a look kids great huh?

So as you all know our Aunt Donna passed away October 20, 2009 of cancer. The funeral was this last weekend. Kathy and I traveled to California to attend. It was sad but it was great to be with family especially those we don't see very much. It sure didn't seem right not to see Aunt Donna with Uncle Pete you never saw one with out the other. The greatest blessing we have is that we are a "Forever Family" and I know for a surety they will be together again!
Debbie, Eric, Denise, Tom, Kathy, Lisa, Sheri and below Will & Dad Tom....Lisa & son Trevor

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yea! They are married!

What a wonderful weekend we had....traveled to Utah and attended the wedding of Gary & Sara who were sealed for Time & Eternity in the Bountiful Temple....It was wonderful to be there and share in their beautiful day!
Introducing .......Mr. & Mrs Gary Peterson just coming out the door!
Gary showing he is going to be the tough guy here picking his loving bride up in his arms...awe....
Love you you more!
Family group....parents and grandparents.
Of course had to have one with the old folks.
The group how great lots of family! And for the finale the party man! Yes we actually got him dancing....had to hold him up however but oh well we danced! Wonderful time was had by all so glad we could be there and share this special day with Gary & Sara....We all love you Gary & Sara and wish you a happy life together!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Totally awesome weekend !

We were so surprised Friday when Randy announced that Tyson & Autumn were coming that night and then they all arrived for breakfast and to my wonderful surprise Gary walked in with his sweetie just great to have them this is our weekend group....beautiful yah!
And nothing is more beautiful then to have the Grandkids....however church was a little noisy ha much fun and what a blessing to be able to be around to enjoy them....thank you kids!

Now you must realize we didn't sit in church the whole weekend.....that's right we spent most of the time out on the lake and those picture will be coming.....tired tonight will post them tomorrow!

Okay so I said I was going to do lake pictures right? Well Autumn did such a good job of showing the great weekend just go to the"Wells family blog and you will get a fantastic set of pictures.....thanks Autumn great job!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Our kids....all in a day of entertainment!

So this is the man of the house....he is always checking to make sure the girls don't get into trouble! He also like to eat their food.
Nappie time for Lily....she always snuggles up to Grandpa's armpit while he naps...oooops we woke her up!
Mini is just that....when you come near her she will always roll over so you can scratch her tummy! ....she is just sweet and lovable.
Now here is our intense one zipper....she always has her eye open for anything that moves...and if it moves she zips and catches it before you can blink your eye.
Lilly up from her nap love to write letters....the only thing she never uses paper! ...just table etc.
Then when she is done she chews off the eraser so to make everything permanent ....smarty!
Then there is our Susie below....her answer to all this is no ! never! never! will you take my picture my hair is a mess......and under the bed she goes!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Yes Clouds, Clouds, and more Clouds

So here is the deal....I really love clouds! So we are getting this really big storm....lots of wind, thunder and not much rain.....out here in the desert you really get the clouds.
So clouds really have lots of things to look at....when all you guys were young and we were traveling do you remember all the times we spent figureing out what we saw in the clouds?
Now what do you see here you guys ....maybe a dog or dogs?????
There is for sure dogs in this one yah ? how fun is this
Ah yes the storm cometh as I type lots of thunder just what everyone wanted when all the visitors come to the lake tee hee! sends them home real quick!
Check this one out do you see the coyote in the clouds? And of course after every storm the rainbow and boy did we get a rainbow....I just couldn't get the whole thing but it was a complete rainbow , the brightest colors I have ever seen and then a second one started above it...God is really a great artist!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Okay so here is the story....the company coming tomorrow so I was trying to get everything done and was hurrying and turned around real quick and bam! hit the wall behind me right on the corner....bump was 1 inch high....came up real fast ....was hard to put ice on it ....moral of the story....instead of haste makes's haste make bumps!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Great Memorial weekend yah!

So here is how the weekend went. Sandy and the girls made it up also Kenzie brought a friend...we just fell in love with her ....we want her to come os course when you're in Meadview in may you head for the water....lots of people Saturday but Monday was just about as perfect as it could be everybody went home and we had a great day on the water.
Now this is our new toy....really moves ....lots of fun love it!....okay so something weird happened.....I was typing under the next picture of McKenzies birthday and the picture disappeared!!!!!so well we had her birthday which was fun to have her here for that. sorry Mckenzie!
On Sunday we took a nice little drive in the desert ....a drive that is on the I introduced Sandy to my world of Bling Bling hats which I always were on my Quad rides really catches peoples attention ....Sandy decided she really liked the hat about it ? cute huh?

This one is inside the Gold mine you go back about 800 feet and you will find some real cool stalagtites...we just had one little problem....we had a bat that kept flying at us ugh! lots of screams.
So that was our very pleasant weekend ....the desert in bloom......the sunshine above....and...
the water was fine....doesn't get better than that what a great leaving with this thought....THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE AREN'T THINGS....IT'S PLAYING WITH THE ONE YOU LOVE!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Man of the Day

So take a good look at this guy.....does he look like a guy who could inspire people?.....well guess what the Lord thinks so! We had a wonderful day Sunday but also very surprised....Our wonderful Randy was called to be (hold your breath) SECOND COUNSELOR IN THE BRANCH PRESIDENCY! Cool huh? The Stake President stated that he knew without a doubt it was a call from now he is my Superior in branch....imagine the Queen of Everything having to obey my Grandson.....well guess what I sustained him! we are all really proud of him and I am sure we as a family will all be praying for him! Good luck Randy we love you!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ah at last Leo Cabrillo and sunny days!

It has been quite awhile since we have been able to go to the beach with the family well here we are enjoying the wonderful beach and the days were wonderful!
There is no one who enjoys this beach more than me UNLESS you say SANDY! she is always the last one off the beach at the end of the day and usually the last one to leave to go home!
What a wonderful way to spend the day just sitting around and watching the little ones play or reading and eating yah!

This one says it all neat it was to have all our Great grandchildren together at once...wasn't exactly easy getting this picture in fact I think we made a memory...what beautiful babies they all! fun! This one is for posterity for sure!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Jasons out the door and in the Mission Home!

We went to Utah for the Mission Farewell for our big handsome Jason here he is ready to go out the door to begin a wonderful two years in Switzerland. What a great day!
Great picture of the three generation men. Pretty nice looking group don't you think?
You have to think that they are family!
John and the boys having some fun with whose the best looking!

And of course had to have one of Grandma....had to give him the Grandma lecture and that was to be the best missionary he can be....make us all proud.....I know I will say what you all are surely saying GOOD LUCK JASON....WE LOVE YOU...GOD BE WITH YOU!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Utah trip and the Greatgrandkids & grandkids

So I had this great day with Tami, Melissa and the greatgrandkids . We went to Thankgiving Point to the Animal Farm where busy Riley threw fed goats, sheep, and horses corn. Funny to watch because he really threw the corn at the animals. So fun to see how these precious kids have grown.
Here is our sweet little Catherine our miracle girl.....of my how she has grown....she wasn't too happy to have anyone hold her she is in "I love my Mommy the best mode!"
And here is our smiley young lady who is really growing up TIFFANY......we had fun yesterday we did our nails...everyone painted nails like french tip and pretty flowers fun!

Kathy & Bruce

Kathy and Bruce live in Arizona. Two of our kids life here also. Randy & Carrie have 3 kids, Melissa & Stephen have 1 kid and Tami & Micah have 2 kids. We love being grandparents.
Bruce has his own business, a redi-mix plant and a septic installation business. Kathy does the books and Randy and Brian work for their dad. Grandpa Gary does the MSHA certification for us. We love our vacation town. It is small, no fast food here, but close to the things we love to do.

Joe & Trina

Joe and Trina live in Northern Idaho, where Joe is currently serving as Bishop. Trina works with many community projects. They have 4 kids. Gary is married and has one child. The girls are all attending college.

br-Emily, Gary, Trina fr-Julie, Joe, Jaime

Sandi & Ken

Sandi & Ken live in Southern California. She works in the billing department at a hospital. Ken is helping Tyson with his contracting company. Tyson, Morgan, Holli, and Cassandra are married, and Mckenzie still lives at home. They have 3 grandkids,and three on the way.

br-Holli, Ken, Sandi, Morgan fr-Autumn holding Hunter, Tyson, Cassandra and McKenzie

John & Wendy

John and Wendy live in American Fork, Utah. Johnny is in College and just got married, Jason is on his mission in Switzerland. Josh is about ready to leave for Brazil. Danielle, Nathan, and Tiffany are busy going to school.

Dani, Josh, Wendy, John, Tiffany, Johnny, Nathan, Josh (clockwise)