Tuesday, June 5, 2012

An Actual Blog Post!

I've become an absent blogger. I'm not sure how it happened and I'd like it to change, but apparently not enough to really do anything about it.

Life is good and continues on.

A few highlights.

 My beautiful oldest daughter graduated from BYU in April. She's as lovely and kind and accomplished as I hoped she would be and more. What a deep-down-in-my-heart-pervasively-joyous thing it is to see what beautiful person she has grown up to be.

My youngest son and I ran the Joplin Half Marathon on May 19th. We did this guys training program, something that made a half marathon actually possible for me. I couldn't have done it without Michael. He's a great running buddy and such a good son. I loved going back to Joplin and see all of the rebuilding happening there. What a resilient and lovely community!

Our second grandbaby is on the way!!! David and Jess are expecting #2! 

Hubders continues to smooch me on a regular basis. That's nothing new, but it certainly does add to the happiness of my life. (TMI?)

Jess continues to send lots of pictures and videos of Emily--a constant source of happiness around here. She's getting soooo big! Here's three of my current favs:

We're having our first ever family reunion with our kids in July. I can't wait to see them and hug them and laugh with them and chit chat to our hearts abandon!

We'll get to see these three people that we love.

 And these two people that we love.

And these two people that we love.

CANNOT wait!


  1. It's crazy how as kids get older a family renunion becomes necessary! We are doing the same thing in our family..well have been for a few years now!
    I can't believe David and Jess and expecting again I thought for usre they would be done with the one they have!!!! So when will you be a grandma of 2?
    So exciting!!!
    Oh and congreats on the half marathon. You are a super star! That's nothing I would even TRY!!!! I'd die for sure

  2. I approve of this posting. It gave me several minutes that were relieved of boredom....well, self administered boredom. I could be working on my defense for my prospectus.

    Looks like life is happy in general for you guys.

  3. YAHOO! I love all the pictures and the updates! That will be a fun reunion! Hope there are more pictures to come from that!! Love you guys lots!

  4. It sounds like things are so wonderful.
    Such great accomplishments.
    Marathon! Wow. You are my hero.

    congrats gramma!

  5. What a great update. Nothing I didn't know, but I LOVED the pictures of some of my most favorite people. Love you ALL!