Monday, January 25, 2016

Uncle Des & Aunt Lorraine

My favorite Aunt and Uncle are in Edmonds, WA. I just love them and have missed them being so far away all these years. My Aunt isn't doing very well and was in a rehab facility trying to get her health back in check. I thought a road trip was in order and boy am I glad I went. I took my mom and Kelsey. We had a great day!


Desmond still super handsome at 93!

Lorraine is the prettiest lady I have ever known!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Shawn came to town! aka the Beast

Joe's brother Shawn is the best. I was so happy he and his wife Traci came to visit. 

 I think Joe and Shawn look more alike now than they ever have!

The Beauty and the Beast!

Steffanie's baptism and Tyler was in town!!!

This weekend my sister-in-law Steffanie got baptized. Tyler flew in for that. It was really fun being together again. I gave the talk on baptism, Kelsey prayed and Alison & Josh (with the other grandkids) sang I'm trying to be like Jesus. Great day!

 Still looking good!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Christmas and Skyping with Jon

Well 2015 ended pretty good. It's nice to be close to family again after 20 years. We enjoyed Christmas Eve at my parents and Christmas afternoon with the Feldman's. Jonothon didn't have internet on Christmas to Skype so we settled for the next morning. It was fantastic to be able to see his face and have him tell us some awesome stories. I miss that kid so much!

Jimmy is our Halloween demon baby. Janis made him a Santa suit and he got to stick around for the holidays. We love him!

Christmas Eve at the Caudle's
Bryce, Jennifer, Steffanie, Jeremy, Joe & Stephanie
2 of my siblings!

We were all playing a dice game my mom got us. Super loud & fun!

My parents with the grand kids. Missing 11

Merry Christmas from Alison and Kelsey!

Christmas Eve Jammies

Even Jon is in the pictures!

Elder Saucedo & Elder Garry

Elder Garry live from Honduras! So good to see him and have lots of face time!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Wow I am the worst! 3 years since I updated the blog. I will try and be better. I got on today and updated photos. We are currently doing another round of Christmas Kindness so please read the previous posts to see what it's all about! It's a lot of fun and you didn't need to start yet. Every day can be a kindness day. Get out there and change the world for better! Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

12 Days of Kindness Day 12

Day 12 Kindness: Call Grandparents

To be fair we cheated with this one. It's Christmas Eve and we always talk to my parents. It's the best! We do a conference call with all the kids on the phone and my dad reads the Christmas Story out of the Bible. Then the grand kids open their presents from each other. Send their thank yous and love yous. It's a nice way to end Christmas Eve. 

We love you all and hope you had a very Merry Christmas. We had a great time doing these act of kindness. It's nice to go out of your way to make others feel a little better. Life is tough enough! Don't be the person that makes it worse. 

Have I Done Any Good?

 Have I done any good in the world today?
Have I helped anyone in need?
Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad?
If not, I have failed indeed.
Has anyone’s burden been lighter today
Because I was willing to share?
Have the sick and the weary been helped on their way?
When they needed my help was I there?

Then wake up and do something more
Than dream of your mansion above.
Doing good is a pleasure, a joy beyond measure,
A blessing of duty and love.

There are chances for work all around just now,
Opportunities right in our way.
Do not let them pass by, saying, “Sometime I’ll try,”
But go and do something today.
’Tis noble of man to work and to give;
Love’s labor has merit alone.
Only he who does something helps others to live.
To God each good work will be known.

12 Days of Kindness Day 11

Day 11 Kindness: Clean Your Room!

I hate housework. You make the beds, you wash the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again. -Joan Rivers

This might as well be an Alison quote. It is an event, borderline WWIII every time I ask her to clean. I love a clean house I love clean it calms me. So having Alison clean her room sounds great in theory but usually it's more stress than the final product. I appreciate the other kids and their clean rooms for this day. Maybe one day Alison will catch the vision. It isn't today though!