Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Addendum to Pictures from Family Visit Down South

 Banter went back and forth - Paul was so tired from working on the front bathroom, but he hung in - except for the short nap both he and Ron had somewhere along the way during the afternoon.

 We did laugh more than a little - One of the joys of brothers and sisters!
And, we got to add to our visit by stopping to see Louise in Layton.  She had this beautiful quilt on the frame to begin quilting.  Her self-discipline puts me to shame!  She has made so many beautiful things in the last year.  Like the Ever ready bunny, she just keeps on going.  The compensation for having to go to Salt Lake to see doctors is that we get to include these visits - probably not often enough, but thoroughly enjoyed when they happen!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Visitors Come to Riverton July 26 2015

Ann, Dwight, and Elizabeth

Ann and Paul, Elizabeth and Ron come to Riverton

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Two More Birthday Pictures for Louise

Here are a couple of pictures of Louise that we haven't seen quite as often to add to the birthday festivities. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Tuesday is Louise's Day - Time to Celebrate Our Sister

 Here we are - all spiffed up for the first day of school.  I was beginning sixth grade - note the penny loafers with the penny in each one.  Louise looked so put together with her matching brown and white dress and shoes.  Didn't we look grand?  Dwight was ever the "poser" and picture taker - thank goodness for his passion for pictures so that our family history is more complete.  (You really did do Family History work, Dwight.)
 This is a favorite picture of my beautiful older sister.  This was excerpted from a picture of friends who were working on the high school annual.  About 1948-9?
 And I love this picture! Is this a pleased look or a quizzical one? - but where is our paradise of Penrose remembered?  We really must have had fun playing in the dirt.
And this is my quilting mentor.  Louise always paved the way for me.  She was tidy, I was not, but later in life, I realized that was the only way to go.  She wanted to be a teacher, and cut pictures out of all of the magazines to save for future use, so I had to find pictures in the discarded ones and do the same.  She loved paper dolls, so I loved them.  She loved to do puzzles, but wouldn't let me put a piece in her first 1,000 piece puzzle.  Oh, well.  But, it was the quilts that got me.  She made quilts for her first babies, so when I was going to become a mother, I had to do the same.  Louise was always there to help me when I became stuck on a project.  One example she is to me is that she has such a funny sense of humor, and, in spite of a tough life, looks on the bright side.  She is a fantastic Mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and is very blessed to have children close by.  She earned it!
And, to cap it all off, Louise continues to set the example for all of us, by living a full life, with enthusiasm for new projects to do.  I wonder if she ever counted how many quilts she has made????
A Very Happy Birthday to You, Sister Dear!

But, how could I forget our dishes sessions?  She was the boss, so she washed, and I dried.  Lots of important conversations and topics were covered during this time.  Always remember that doing dishes together is a a wonderful together time?