Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Another Day In Arizona

Another hot summer day in Arizona here. It's about 104 at the moment. Not too bad considering how hot we have been so far this year. Plus the humidity is lower today. Wish it would rain again though. We need more rain!
Today has been okay. Kodi babysat from 5:30 AM til 2:30 PM. The little girl she tends can be soooooooooo busy. She keeps both of us hopping at times. And she can be so "bored" and not wanting to do anything. I had to tell her today that she has a job to do when she is here with us. It's her job to not be bored. To choose to do the fun things we have for her to do. And that if she does choose to be bored, then that is her choice. That Kodi doesn't have to do things with her every minute that she is here. And I lined up all her choices for her to see on a table and pointed out several other things to do for her to choose from. Things went better after that. It's nice to be able to tend her, but it's nice to send her home with her mom some days too. LOL
Okay! Scrapbooking!! Here are a few of my latest layouts. I had them on here before I redid my blog, so I'm just adding them on again. If you click on the layout it will bring it up bigger so you can read what is on it easier.
Kodi and Shey at the fireworks.


Kyran's Blessing Day when all the family came up to Show Low.

My Dad and Kyran on Kyran's Blessing Day. This was right before my Dad's surgery when the drs thought he had cancer. He was always tired during that time and he fell asleep holding Ky.


This is a layout I did a while back. Stephen R. and Shane dressed up. This was at Kathy's house.

Kodi took this photo of Chris when we were at the cemetery for Uncle Jack's funeral. I just LOVE this pic of him. Don't know if he even knew she took it.

I used to live in that little beach community in the photo on the bottom of this layout. Played on that beach, too! That's Pedro Point, California.

I LOVE California Poppies!!

This is one of my favorite recent layouts. It's Kyran. I did it for a challenge. We had to draw a sun for our page. I thought mine turned out pretty good. A little cheesy. But, hey! Not bad for a first try!

Chris licking the beaters. Cute, cute!

Jake, Kyran and Chris - Cousins!

Chris and his dimples.

Stephen when he had his moustache. Love this photo!

And I guess that's it for today. Will post more later! Have a great day and be sure to enjoy the simple pleasures that are all around you!

Monday, July 28, 2008

More Cydney Pics!

We got to go over to Chad and Heather's last night (Sunday night) to see Cydney for the first time. She is soooooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!! I was able to cuddle her to my hearts content. It was so wonderful! This Grandma will never get tired of holding new grandbabies. I feel so grateful every time a new little one joins our family and arrives safe and sound.
Anyway, here are some pics of Cydney. This one was taken before we got to see her.

These next two are pics Kodi took last night. Heather brought the baby out all dressed in pink, wrapped in pink and with that cute headband and bow on. Talk about melt your heart away!

And here is big brother Tristin holding his new little sister and the photo after that is of big brother Rylin with her. Heather said that she didn't think Cydney had spent any time in her bed yesterday. She was just passed from one pair of arms to the next all day. Those big brothers are so proud of this little sister and just can't get enough of holding her.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hi All & New Grandbaby Has Arrived!!

Hello All! I have started my blog over again in hopes of getting things back up and working like I want them to. I'll try to repost some of the layouts I had on here over the next few days.

Our new grandbaby has arrived! Cydney Dawn weighed in at 8 lbs. 1oz., 21 inches long, on Friday, July 25th at 8:20 PM. Mom and baby are doing well and Dad survived also. He's such a great Daddy. Stephen and Kodi and I all heard Cydney crying over the phone. She has a good set of lungs on her and I think this will come in handy seeing as how she has six big brothers to go home to.
Chad and Heather were coming home Saturday evening if all went well. The hospital they had the baby at is a three to four hour drive from here so we are waiting til Sunday evening to go visit them. Hopefully Heather will feel up to us coming for a little while. I can hardly wait to cuddle this new little one and tell her that her Grandma Jan loves her. Here is her first photo!

I am looking forward to Church . Stephen teaches his lesson in High Priest Group. He really studies hard for it. I'm glad I don't have to do a lesson right now. I think I'm really going to enjoy being a Family History Consultant and I'm feeling more confident about being able to help teach other people how to use the new Family Search program the Church has put out. Our Temple District is one of the first to receive it and to learn how to use it. It's still in the process of getting all the bugs worked out of it. It will be so wonderful when everyone can have access to it. I really love the new features it has on it. It's a great program!
I found new information on my great, great Grandma Magdalena this past week!! Someone who had information about her has finally posted it in the Family Search! I'm so excited. I have spent the past 10 years looking for anything I could find on her and my Mom searched even longer than that before she passed away. So this is wonderful to finally have all this new information! She is listed with her parents and siblings, and grandparents and great grandparents on both sides of her family. What a treasure!!! I would soooo love to visit with the person who had this information. I want to ask so many questions and hear whatever stories they have on her and her family. See photos if there are any. It has been such a long search. I feel myself becoming hook, line and sinkered into genealogy again and it feels good to be active in it again.
I wish you could have seen the beautiful cloud formations today and yesterday. The whole sky was just full of them. Huge, wonderful formations with blue sky in between them. I should have taken pictures. We had a 30% chance of getting rain from the remnants of Hurrican Dolly but it hasn't happened yet. I'm thinking all the cloud formations were because of that storm. If the sky is that way again tomorrow I'll have to take pics! It was amazing to see the sky that way.
Well, I hope everyone has a very happy Sunday. Remember to enjoy the simple pleasures that are all around you.