Saturday, November 5, 2011

We're still alive-promise! Just busy getting the house in order, painting, unpacking, decorating..*sigh* the list goes on!! :) HOWEVER, we are absolutely in love with our new house, and can't wait to post some pictures.  {Soon I promise!!}    Thank you to everyone who has helped us move, unpack and everything, you are all the best!  Maddy absolutely loves her new primary class.. 12 kids to be exact.  I don't think she quite knows what to do with herself.  She has met her new best friend Sophia, that lives 2 houses to the west.  They were instant friends from the first day they met.. which was the day we moved in!   Our culdesac has 8 girls living in it.  So much different than the West Valley house.   I'm so grateful for such a wonderful blessing this move has been and grateful that our prayers were answered when they were. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Is it too Early…

To change my background to Halloween..? Because, I absolutely love this time of year!  Yesterday after work, I felt that “fall breeze” in the air and it made me really happy!!  Don’t get me wrong I love summer, but I love fall even more.  :}   The past few months have been full of changes and surprises…
First of all my dear sweet Maddy started Kindergarten on August 29th.  I still can’t believe she is old enough to be in school!  The time has flown by way too fast, and I truly can’t stand that she is growing up SO fast!  We put her in Rolling Meadows Elementary in West Valley, near her daycare.  Which funny enough is the same school I went to!  She threw quite the fit that she wasn’t going to Hunter Elementary in our neighborhood, but once she found out it was MY school, and that Aunt Karen worked there… she was pretty happy!   We got her in Mrs Carnley’s class, who I heard from several sources was the best one there.  I must agree with them! She has been so good with Maddy, and it’s a small class so she is getting the attention and help she needs.   I am so proud of my Maddy girl and all that she has accomplished so far in her short 5 years.   I love you sweetie!

Secondly, drum roll please!!....  We have sold our house!! FINALLY after 3 ½ years of waiting, praying, fasting, waiting some more, lots of emotions and tears, the right Family has come.   We found out on Saturday August 20th  that the offer we had out on a house in Lehi, was finally approved.  We put an offer on this house back in March of this year!  I was completely okay with that because our house hadn’t sold yet, and it was “buying” us time when we hadn’t heard anything.   We had a lot of people looking at our home, and about 5 offers came through since we put it back up on the market in March.   Each offer we just didn’t feel right about, and there were some pretty sketchy people!    Sam and I had changed our prayers instead of saying: “Please let our house sell” to “Please send the right family to replace us.”  Sam and I really felt like we wanted a good LDS Family to replace us, and that is what we found!  When we got the news they wanted us to close on August 31st on the Lehi house, I admit, I panicked!   Fear, and our “human nature” set in.  Sam called it my “freak out session” but I wouldn’t say it was THAT drastic..   Anyway,  we resorted to putting it up for rent.  Not our favorite thing to do, BUT we definitely loved the Lehi house, and truly felt this is where we were supposed to be so we didn’t want to give up yet.   After a week of no calls, we decided to lower the price of rent.   Can I just say there are some CREEPY people out there?    I made one last ditch effort of posting on FB about our new rent.. and wa-la!  Our good friends in the ward referred a family of 5 to us.  We couldn’t be more happy!   I have been praying all along that if this is the right house, that it will all work out.. and it has so far!   We are set to close on September 30th {we asked for an extension from the original August 31st date}  Here are a few pictures of it: 

Lastly,  I have been a Hunter’s Widow the past week… yeah this happens every September and October.   Sam has been Elk hunting with my Dad and Cousin Brian up by Flaming George/Vernal area.  We went camping last weekend, then it’s been Me and Maddy having fun!  It will be interesting to see if we can keep our routine up when Sam gets home!    

Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Loving Grandpa..

I truly will miss this sweet man! Words cannot even express how grateful I am for the life and legacy he left behind him.  I can't help but think what a wonderful reunion between my Grandma and him.  Together Forever with their children that were only with them a short time.  I'm a little jealous that he is able to see her again! How I am going to miss both of them, but I know I will see them again.  I am so grateful for the knowledge and testimony I have of the gospel, to know that this isn't the end.. it's more of a beginning.   I am so grateful for my loving Heavenly Father and his son who marked the way for us to return home again, and to be together forever with our families.  Love you Grandpa!


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Milton Lloyd Bartholomew 1922 ~ 2011 Milton Lloyd Bartholomew returned to his Heavenly Father and rejoined his eternal companion, Celia Reeves, on July 6, 2011.Born April 15, 1922 to V. Lloyd and Florence in Fayette, Utah. Survived by his wife Eleanor Stephenson Page and children Lani (Roshelle), Ricke (Jill), Cindy (Randall) Hammack, Kelli (Roger) Sellers, Ronald (Susan), Todd (Lisa), Troy (Clarrisa), Kristi (Perry) Merrity, Beverly Queep, 32 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and step children Robin Page, Eugene (Rosanna) Page, Martin (Denise) Page, Holly (Joel) Walton with 15 step grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his daughter Alice. Milt was an active, faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was an Eagle Scout, served in the Navy during World War II, served a mission with Celia 1947-1948 in Kauai, Hawaii, served for many years as a scout master, a member of the bishopric, a member of the Utah Polynesian Choir, and a temple worker for 11 years. Viewing: Sunday, July 10, 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 255 S. 200 E. SLC. Funeral: Monday, July 11, 11:00 a.m., viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Rose Park Stake Center, 760 N. 1200 W., SLC. Interment in the Fayette City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to your local Boy Scout Troop.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

iPhone test

to found a cool app for my iPhone to blog.. Hope it works

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We are still here!

YUP, we are still here.   Just crazy busy as ever!  Sam has been busy with work, “Honey To Do” Lists, and his new found love..Old School Mario Brother’s on the Wii.   Since my last post, we celebrated Christmas, and the New Year, graduated from Nail school, have new church callings, trying to sell the house {yet again!}, keeping up with the nail business, added a new member to our family, put an offer an a house, lost 4 teeth, did some remodeling, and turned the big 30.   Lots to catch up on!  Stay tuned for sporadic postings over the next little bit.  Until then- enjoy this adorable face!