Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Family is Growing

This beautiful angel joined our family on Saturday December 11 around 4 pm. She weighed 7lbs 8oz and was 20 in long. She already has her daddy wrapped around her little finger as well as everone else in the family. Welcome to the world Natalie June. We love you.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Jess bought a table saw ( he said it was for me and my crafts but I think it's for more than that) so I have been busy with a few fun things.  These are 3 of them and I have a few more that I want to do when I find the sander to make life easier.  I like to do stuff like this, it's relaxing. I need to get at my scrapbooking but this is less work for now.

Monday, September 27, 2010


This is from one of the 3 Salsa making nights I had.

All the ingredients chopped and ready to cook.

 All cooked and ready to put in the bottles and process. Still lots to do before bed. Yawn.

 The finished product. Now I just have to wait for that lovely popping sound to know they have sealed.
Notice the time.  Not an early night for this old woman but the end product is YUMMY!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What's keeping me busy these days!!!!

Steph is getting married in August so I have been busy these last few days making wedding invitations. My daughter in law Amanda, wonderful girl that she is, has designed the invitation so all I had to do is put them together. This is what they will look like when they are all finished.
So far I have 200 of the 525 invites done. I am hoping to have them all done soon so that I can move on to something else. Bridesmaid dresses perhaps?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

We were on our way to Fairmont today and decided to stop at a rest spot by the highway to eat some lunch and take a break. While we were sitting there this huge raven decided to come and check us out. I was a little nervous that he was going to fly right into our car as he was not afraid of us at all. I think he was used to bumming food from unsuspecting motorists. Kind of cool but kind of creepy at the same time. I hope seeing a raven isn't an omen for the start of my holiday with my good friend Joan. Lots of golf and also making Steph's wedding invitations.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

If this is Narnia would someone please kill the Ice Queen

Ok enough already!!!! It is snowing again today and I am beginning to think spring will never come. I think winter has hung on long enough. I am anxious to plant my garden, go golfing, see green grass(and I will even mow it), go outside without boots and winter coats, and see the sun.
Please go away Ice Queen and let spring come again.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


I have always hated having my picture taken and usually try to avoid the camera at all costs but today I have had a change of heart.
I was trying to find a picture of my mom for my Primary lesson and I looked through about 8 albums and could only find only 2 pictures. My mom hated having her picture taken and would almost get mad at us when we tried to take her picture, but now we have very few pictures of her to remember her by.
I came to realize that by being so paraniod about how I look in the picture I am taking something away from my children and grandchildren. I really miss my mom and I wish I had more pictures of her. Her grandchildren are hard pressed to remember her and what she looked like. I will try to be more co-operative of picture taking so that I can leave a photo geneology for my family.
After all a picture tells more than a thousand words.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Some of my greatest blessings call me GRANDMA

Joshua age 3

Trenton age 10 months

Isaiah age 2 (almost 3)
I am so blessed to have such cute grandsons. They bring joy into my life every time I see them. I was fortunate enough to have Jonathan, Amanda, Josh and Trent to visit this last weekend. They are able to visit often and I really enjoy having them come. I wish that Erin and Darrin and Isaiah lived closer. I miss not seeing them as often as I would like but I am excited about visiting them at Easter. I can hardly wait. I really enjoy being a grandma and love my kids and grandkids. Family is everything.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Maui In February! Just another day in Paradise!!!!! We have been having a blast here in Hawaii.
This was taken during a calm space before the waves got the better of me. Nadyne thought it was too calm here and that we should move in closer to get more of the wave. BAD IDEA!!!!
When we moved in we both got sent tumbling head over heel and when I came up I was missing my sunglasses. Gone forever in the surf, or so I thought. Jess decided he would go look for them and while I sat on the beach writing them off and trying to decide where I would go to get a new pair he went snorkling around the area where I lost them. And to my total surprise he FOUND them, a total miracle.
We have been on a helicopter tour, whale watching, on the road to Hana, and various other things. It has been so much fun. Tiring but fun. No rest for the wicked or those married to Jess Olsen hahhahaha.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

When she wasn't looking...

I'm Lori and I never write on my blog!

Actually, it's Steph, but lets see how long it takes her to notice that I wrote a post for her. It's been forever since she's written on here!

Leave comments and tell her to write more! Hahaha.