PROM 2018

Prom was this past weekend. 

Prom ain't what it use to be. What is what it once was? I don't know, man.

Zoe went with a group of friends, 6 pairs. She went with a friend from church. 

They were lined up for a reveal, to which her date responded with a "Holey Smokes!"

I don't blame him. So did I.

Zoe isn't much for make up and fussing over hair. So to see her as gussied up is fun, and a big change.

She was stunning!

I can't believe how quickly time is flying by. It's depressing. I am excited for my children growth and experiences, but sad for me. I can see a bright future with me and my husband and yet, YES, it is still sad. And that's how I feel about that. :)


So Zoe

Zoe is definitely one of the leading stars of this old blog. Why wouldn't she be??? She is cute in all the ways! So fun, so funny! So beautiful. So sweet. So entertaining. So... so. 

She showed me this picture someone took of her at school and posted.... somewhere. I asked if I could take a picture, she thought it was silly but let me. It's so.... her!

Yesterday Zoe sent me these texts. 

Zoe is so good at listening to promptings. She is so in tune. I could learn from her. I NEED to learn from her! It's so much better than my usual- not listening and regretting. I do that more than the other way around.

If we all leaned more on listening, oh what a difference that would make!!

One day I hope I grow up to be like Zoe. 


I'm a Gramma

I am a Gramma now to two of the cutest, funnest, yummiest, sweetest little ones. They live in Idaho while their parents finish school. They are so close. But we don't expect them to move closer to home any time soon. Tis a shame.

I am doing my best to make sure they know who Gramma Dubya is. Thank goodness for video chat. But another attempt is sending Claire (because Thomas will need to grow a little more before he can appreciate it) letters. Her mom made a cute little box for her to put her letters from Gramma in. I try to add other fun things, like stickers and doodles from her aunts and uncles and such.

The other day Zoe was talking about what I am doing to her sister and said, "in other words, mom isn't going to do this for our children."

haha! I do hope she is wrong!


Oh, Life.... Ain't You Somethin'?!

Naomi has been at the MTC for almost 2 weeks now. I can't really say that I remember it being this hard when Rae served a mission. Maybe because of the excitement, I wanted a child to serve so bad. 

Yesterday was my birthday. 

It couldn't have been more "eh". 

But I set myself a pretty table...

And I made myself a delicious soup. 
Poblano Corn Chowder. 
SO good. 

Nolan and his hair came to visit. 
I keep telling him that I am not opposed to beards but I think its sad that he is in his 20's and keeping his pretty face covered. I mean it.

 But mostly I spent the day missing Naomi. 

Pardon me while I got cry some more.


All Growed Up

Naomi leaves for college in 2 weeks and is brace free as of 2 days ago. 

Two nights ago at the dinner table, Naomi and Zoe had grape juice (my dinner favorite) in PLASTIC cups and Zoe was tapping her plastic up with her fork as though she was going to propose a toast, while Naomi was swirling her grape juice in the plastic cup while saying, "Indeed" repeatedly. 

These are the things I will miss.

Will Zoe be as silly without a silly buddy?

Because we all know that I am silly, but Zoe doesn't seem to know that. Which is normal yet hurtful yet not all that hurtful just a wee bit. 

I love my little family. I will forever regret not having more children. (we can blame Gary) It is easy to let the older ones go when you still have plenty left at home. haha!! 

True though.


Game Overrrrr

When your 16th birthday party ended days ago but you can't move on.


Naomi Gots the Talent

Naomi and friends shared a talent at church over the weekend.

She is the petite blonde wearing black and grey. Not that one, the other one...