Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Roses, roses , roses aaahh!

Okay so here is the story......I come from a long line of rose lovers.....I grew up always having fresh roses in this vase which is in the picture....now this is not just any vase...it is Dutch Delft which is hand painted pottery....this vase is probably one hundred years old...my mother brought it from Holland and always had fresh picked roses which my dad grew....so now I have the vase and yes even in the desert I have been able to grow some mighty fine flowers...this is the best year I have had .....I got a little teary when I arranged the roses in this special vase it took me back to very fond memories...so children remember how precious memories are of our loved ones...so share this moment with me and maybe someday one of you will fill this vase with special roses! thank you God for the beauties of the earth!

Jason's home!

So I am a little late in my blogging so here is the story....We traveled to Utah for the homecoming of Elder Jason Peterson.....what a great weekend. It was so good to see him and he still had the missionary spirit with him....wonderful day lots of good food and lots of family....doesn't get better than that.....welcome home Jason

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)