Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Great Trip To Yosemite

This past June, I took a great trip to Yosemite National Park with my sister. It's a place we often went on family vacations when we were growing up, and I always loved my time there. The park was very busy, so we had to stay abt an hour away, but the drive in and out was beautiful! We hit right around the peak as far as water pouring into valley over the many large waterfalls and smaller, seasonal cascades that spill over the rim in unexpected places. My sister has a convertible VW bug, so we were able to enjoy a panoramic view of nature as we drove around Yosemite Valley and up to Tuolomne Meadows, which unfortunately was not yet in its summer season.
All in all, though, it was just wonderful and I'm so glad I got to go 'back in time' for a couple of days!
Yosemite National Park mug

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Graduation Coming Soon!

This next week, we celebrate the graduation milestones of two of our sons from BYU. Nathan with a master's degree and Jared with his bachelor's. Nathan reminded me he has already graduated once. :-)
And Annette will leave on her mission in May. So many wonderful things happening this spring!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February 2, 2010

Wow, can it be six months since I last wrote in my blog here? Bad Nina! We've had so many fun things in our family since then. A new grandbaby born last September to Jared and Margaret, the return of David from his mission in Thailand and the publishing of his book Mrs. McFig and The Very Big Wig, a great Christmas vacation at home with six of our seven kids, and so much more.
One highlight was the temple trip in December to complete the temple work for my Mother and Father. What a special day! I had long looked forward to the time when that would happen. Now, it is a treasured memory.
2010 has many more milestones ahead, as we look forward to the graduation of Nathan and Jared from BYU in April, Jared entering the Army Band program this summer, Richard and I celebrating our 30th anniversary in August and so much more.
Life has been good, and whatever it brings in 2010, I am grateful for my husband and kids and all that I have been blessed with.