Sunday, September 7, 2014

Ogden Temple Open House

Yesterday we had the opportunity to tour the newly renovated Ogden Temple.  It used to exactly like the Provo Utah Temple, but not any more.  It is amazing what has taken place.  I could see some resemblance of the Provo Temple, but it is beautiful.  Glad we had the chance to meet Aaron, Stephanie, and Bridget and go with them.  Such a great day.  Wish we had more days like that, but then if we did, I wouldn't appreciate them.

After the tour we found a place close by for lunch,  turns out we went to the same place after we attended the Brigham City Temple open house.  I guess good things are worth repeating.  

 Such a cutie.  She made the whole day even more fun.
  Can't seem to get enough of her.  

Just one more look. 
 Hope to be able to go back soon.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Summer a nutshell

WOW!!! Where did the summer go.  It is hard to believe that fall is in the air.  
Starting to feel a bit chilly in Springville.  Here are a few events of Summer 2014.  

Paul graduated from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia on May 3 
with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering.

The next morning, May 4, Stacy graduated from 
Utah State University in Logan, Utah with a 
Bachelor's degree in Math Education 

A week after graduation, Paul and Kellie moved to Tucson, AZ.  Paul is 
working for Ratheon and Kellie is working from home for Georgia Pacific.  

Elder Bartholomew, serving in Dapto, Australia
had the opportunity to baptize Sarah.  

On August 9, Stacy moved to Riverton, UT.
She is now teaching 8th grade math at Fort Herriman 
Middle School in Herriman, UT.    

On August 15, I finished at home what I started at 
Brigham Young University. I received a Bachelor's degree in 
General Studies with an emphasis in Family Life.   

Paul and Kellie surprised me by flying in from Arizona that morning,
 Aaron, Stephanie, and Bridget came from Logan.  Stacy came from Riverton.
 Such a fun day for me. So grateful for the support and help I received from
my family, especially from David, in accomplishing my goal.  

August 19 was Tyler's last first day of public education.  Doesn't seem
possible that the youngest in our family will soon graduate from high school 
and head off for greater things.  Where did the time go???

The summer was finished off with the beautiful wedding of my niece, Sierra.  
She and Dane were married on August 23 in the Manti Temple.  
It was so neat to be with them as they began their lives together.  

So there it is.  Summer in a nutshell.  Wonder what the fall will bring?  

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Georgia on my mind...

Tyler and I just returned for a wonderful trip to Atlanta, GA.  Paul and Kellie have lived there since August 2012 so that Paul could work on his Master's Degree at Georgia Tech..  In May they will move to Tucson, AZ.  Paul has accepted employment with Ratheon.  So it was now or never.  We had a wonderful time and got to experience some southern culture.  

Our first stop was Six Flags over Georgia for a some roller coaster fun.
This will be remembered as the place I took my last roller coaster ride.

Food trucks for dinner.  A good variety of food sold at a small park not far from
Paul and Kellie's apartments.  Lots of choices.

Spend a day at the Georgia Aquarium.  Lots and lots of sea creaturers.
Even took in a dolphin show.  No camera's allowed.

The robot Paul worked with to write his Master's Thesis.

Here we have a demonstrations of Pauls Master's thesis.  
Tyler did something and then the robot would imitate.
Not too bad. 

A tour at the CNN studio allowed us to ride this unsupported 
escalator up 6 floors.   Amazing.

We had lunch from the top of a revolving restaurant that overlooked
the city of Atlanta.  We were able to see the whole city during our hour lunch.  We 
 located Paul and Kellie's apartment, Turner field (home of the Atlanta Braves, 
Georgia Tech, and had a close up view of the Georgia Pacific building where sometimes 
Kellie works at. 

On the campus of Georgia Tech.  Wanted to see where Paul spent
a lot of his time during the past almost 2 years.

We even got a chance at some southern food.  
Fried chicken, sweet potatoes, and fried okra along with a turnip green soup.  

We had a wonderful time.  Good to be in the south again.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Blessing Day

Yesterday Aaron and Stephanie's Bridget was blessed by Aaron.
  He  gave her a wonderful blessing to help guide her through her life.  

Bridget's 6 great grandparents and 
4 grandparents.  

Great grandpa Anderson getting to hold 
Bridget for the first time.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

The end is in sight...

This is how I spend mornings lately.  Just a couple more assignments, and I will
 be finished with Adult Development and Aging.  It has been a good class.  I have learned 
much about what I can expect as I get older, and also how I can best assist others. 
 Just one more class after this one and I can say I finished at home what I started at BYU 
(a long time ago).  

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Gingerbread Houses and a new baby

Once again we made gingerbread houses.
It is more fun to do it with some one so
 we invited a cousin's daughter to bring her children.
 It was fun to watch them,  
They knew just want they wanted to do and
mom and grandma helped make their ideas a reality

Here is the Brandt Family with their finished product.  I
hope they had a good time.  We sure did.  
Thanks Jake and Ashley.  

Stacy and Tyler couldn't decide how to do their house.
So they decided to turn it into a duplex and each 
decorate their own side.  Good thinking. 

Looks good and they had fun creating to their
hearts content. 

On December 3 at 12:06 p.m. a new baby arrived.
Aaron and Stephanie's little Bridget was born in Logan
Grandpa and I couldn't get their fast enough.
Weird to think of ourselves as grandparents, but we sure love this
little one.  I was amazed at the feelings of love I had for
her as she was placed in my arms for the first time.
I believe I am going to enjoy this next phase of my life.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

What was I thinking?

This morning after arriving home from a temple assignment, 
I decided to make applesauce  and bread. 
 Didn't think it would take that long.

32 quarts of applesauce. 
Thanks dad, for the delicious apples.

20 loaves for bread.  Last 4 came out of the 
oven at 6:27.
Not bad for a days work.
I think I will probably sleep well tonight.