Thursday, December 30, 2010


So just as I was going to bed last night I was turning off the lights and locking up I looked outside to check the temperature and lo and behold it was snowing.....we got an inch in just a half an of course I watched for awhile cause I love to watch it snow....finally I went to bed with over two inches on the ground.....usually when it snows in Meadview it melts pretty quick but this morning it was still there....beautiful!
Now here is someting interesting these animal footprints were by my back door then when back up the hill... it is an animal paw about three to four inches....what I suspect it was probably our bobcat that we see once in awhile coming thru the!

Believe it or not it is really pretty in the desert when it snows....the down side is you sure wouldn't want to go sleding here lol!

So this is our big adventure for the day....Kathy was driving a bus load for work and couldn't get through had to turn around and go back to Vegas...roads icy....buses slid off the road...roads closed for pretty much the day....ah yes a day of snow in the desert.....good is doesn't happen often!

Saturday, December 25, 2010


So here is the story.....I had a paper route and Santa was one of the carriers that I used to see every night....during the holidays he would come in every night dressed like Santa....I told him we could use him on Christmas Eve because all my family was coming for Christmas.....Well much to my surprise he drove up in his RED PICKUP the kids were all in the family room and Holly saw him and just squeeled over and over again "It's Santa"....the kids were so excited they asked him many questions, gave him cookies and milk, tugged at his beard (which was real) told him what gifts they wanted and of course gave him lots of hugs......At Christmas time it is so fun to reflect on times past and remember the special times in our lives....this was for sure one of many special times......there is nothing like a child really believing in Santa....Christmas after all is about loving and giving and being happy......It is wonderful when shared with those you love and remembering the one whose Love this is all about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.....Merry Christmas family may his atoning Love be with you today and through the coming year....Love to you all!

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)