Grandparents/Parents Day!

I had a wonderful time at Grandparents/Parents Day at Natasha’s school this morning! 


She was so excited, and so was I, to spend time together. I got to see where she goes to school, where her play ground is, and visit her classroom.

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We did a word search together. It was fun to hear Natasha and her class sing a cute little song about wrapping themselves up and being delivered to my mailbox! So cute!

Being a Grandma is the best! No kidding!


One Year Ago…Today.

DSC03792One year ago today the world lost an amazing man.

This man, was my father-in-law. He led a wonderful life. He blessed many while on this planet, one person blessed by him was me. He taught me how to ski, he helped me and my sweetie buy our first home, he always encouraged our family to do good and bless others.

He had a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

He served and loved others.

We miss him.

We know that we will see him and be with him again though, and that knowledge is so important to us.

Families are Forever!


Sunday Best!

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“The wise use of your freedom to make your own decisions is crucial to your spiritual growth, now and for eternity. You are never too young to learn, never too old to change. Your yearnings to learn and change come from a divinely instilled striving for eternal progression. Each day brings opportunity for decisions for eternity.”-Russell M. Nelson

Hope your Sunday is the Best! Love, Joy

Friends: Sydney


         Sydney & her daughter Rachael!!

I have a friend. She is amazing.

She is one of the people that I know I can call at a moments notice and she will be at my side helping me with…whatever. Her opinion is valued. Her taste is impeccable. Her friendship is the best!

About a year ago, when me and the girls were doing a baby shower for Janet, we invited a lot of people one of which was Sydney to come to the shower. She knew when the party was, and I knew she was coming to it. The morning of the party I realized I was not going to get all the things done that I needed to in time. Knowing that my friend Sydney is someone you can count on I texted her one word: “HELP!”

Within 5 minutes she was calling, “What can I do?” Within 10 minutes she was at my house helping me finish up the last few things.

She’s almost like a super hero!!!

Since we decided to sell our home, she has been over multiple times to help and see how things are going. I love her!

Thanks Sydney for being my super hero friend!!!

Sunday Best!


“If we seek earnestly, we can reach into that spiritual dimension for answers that will secure for us not only great blessings, but also the sublime witness in our hearts that our acts, our life, and our labors have the seal of approval of the Lord and Creator of us all” Harold B. Lee

Hope your Sunday is the Best! Love, Joy


I heard an excellent quote recently,

“Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a row boat

 and taking tarter sauce with you.” Zig Zigler

This quote is perfect, because we have made a decision that is going to take a lot of confidence. We decided to sell our home and downsize.

This is a huge endeavor.

We have lived in our home for many years, and we love our neighbors and neighborhood.

We have decided that our home is just too big for us. We are cleaning out our closets and selling and getting rid of things. It has actually been very nice to de-junk.

Our house is so clean, I wonder why we didn’t do this sooner.

One part of selling our home that takes a lot of confidence is believing someone will come along and love our home like we have, another is believing and having confidence that we will find a smaller house that fits our needs; that this will all come together in a way that is best.

I believe it will.

We have started saying to each other as we come and go, “Don’t forget the tarter sauce!”

So…if I miss posting, please forgive me.