Friday, September 30, 2011


I've been missing my mother lately, she was quite a woman. She basically raised three children while working fulltime at a commercial laundry. I remember the things I liked about her that she taught me, like being honest and obedient and I'm so greatful for that. She also taught me how to make a bed properly and I still do it to this day. I loved her flour tortillas she made and I have never found any that were as good s hers. I remember how to make them but haven't done it. Her Mexican food was exellent!! and anyone who ate it would totally agree. She made the best tamales and no one has ever topped it. How i wish I could eat her cooking again. That was the one thing I wish I had learned to do is learn to cook like her. I can't wait to see her again and talk to her again.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

So many blessings

I must have done something right in my life, I have the most amazing family. All my grandkids are great. Here I am living at David's and seeing these grandkids and what they accomplish. Sara is amazing, she is doing so well in school, she's singing in a concert choir here in Nampa, she's working making herself a dress and working on her personal progress and best of all she has a very sweet spirit. The boys are working hard and making it on their own.

Regina's kids are doing great, Rickie has a job he loves and is loving his family, Valerie is talented at working with children. Beth dshas a wonderful family and her Dexter is just the sweetest thing, I can tell by the pictures.

Lisa's boys are keeping busy at school and sports and growing up to be wonderful young men. Michael is coming home from his mission in a month and we're so looking forward to seeing him again. Mike is building their new home which should be finished I would guess by September.

Theresa and her family are doing great, She certainly knows how to make money with the talents she pocesses. She's got a good husband and very smart boys, I know they'll do some great things in their lives.

Dorothy with her sweet spirit will always be a blessing in my life. She's so good to her family and Natalia and Manuel are working hard to take care of their family.

Jim is a go getter and works hard in his business and as usual is always ready to help someone in need. Eddie is right there with him working along side him.

So, what can I say, I feel so blessed. I'm happy with my family, they're the greatest.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

So sad it's over

Well my mission is over and it's so sad. Had a wonderful visit with my Zone Leader and he gave me some things to thnk about, I just may come back. The temple assignment is over as well, since I will be moving to Nampa, Idaho to live with David and Ladelle. I will miss my girls, but thank goodness for cellphones. I am so greatful that the Lord has opportunities for us when we retire from work, we need not feel useless, there is always work to be done in the Lord's church. I'm excited to serve, and know that there's more for me to do where ever I live. So we'll see what happens, I just might decide to serve a full-time mission and come back to the Salt Lake Family History Library, who knows what a year may bring. I'm leaving some very good friends who will still be there another year. I love my Zone Leader, he and his wife began the same time I did on the mission and they will be there another six months and when they finish, they will stay and serve at the library. My Zone Leader, Elder Teeples, has known President Monson many years and gave me a run down on who the man is, and all he has done and accomplished in his life. I want to get the book To The Rescue and learn more about this wonderful man the Lord has called to be our Prophet. I love this church!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Things on my mind

Well, I've been thinking about my mission and that it's ending soon. Already I am getting teary andsad for it to end. I've met some wonderful people on this mission and will miss them greatly. The thing I love most about the time I've spent at the Family History Library, is that my testimoy has grown and I love the spirit that is felt there within it's walls. Helping patrons gives me a great feeling of love, to see how excited they are when they find what they're looking for and they think we're so amazing to have helped them in their search. I'm going to try to extend, but it doesn't look too good right now. However, I can still work at the Temple and I love it there, the spirit is just as wonderful and I love my fellow workers. When I move, I'll be going to Idaho and live with David and Ladelle and get to be closer to their family. I have another Great Granddaughter due in April this year, and I'm looking forward to being close to her. I can't remember if they've picked out a name for her yet. Things are happening for me right now that keeps me busy and thinking all the time. I love my girls and will miss them so much when I leave, it's going to be hard for me.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

So now I'm finding out more about my Great Grandfather, Jose Maria Perez. He was 56 years old when he married Maria Sabina Contreras who was 30. They were both married before but their spouses had died. He was widowed 7 months and she for 9 years. I even got their spouses names and will be able to do their work at the Temple soon, but first I must make sure it hasn't been done already.

I'm so glad I made copies of all the records I've found cause I get to go over them again and find more inormation. In fact I think I have some things wrong and so back to the Library I have to go and do more research so I can fix everything. I have one of my Great Great Grandfather down with 15 children, and I think something is wrong. The thing is that so many of these people have the same name and then I find different spouses for them so I have to look again.

These are the joys of doing Genealogy, search, search, search. But when you get it right, oh what joy. I just hope someone is up there helping me. If so, I think it's Linda, cause she was just getting interested in doing her Family History before she died. We had planned to come to Salt Lake and do some reseach in April and she passed away in February.

Well, the family is growing and it makes me feel good to see that we're finally getting some girls coming down. I''m getting the itch to sew again, we'll see how successful I am. I've got patterns already and now to organize the time.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

At Last

Well at last I got my internet working again. I can't believe I was without it for so long, it's almost like not having a phone.

So yesterday I had a Bronchscope done at the hospital and if I get it right Dr. Farrukh said he took a biopsy of my lung to try to find out why I cough so much. Also , he said he wants me to have a sleep study done for Sleep Apnea. I hope I can get that done soon. Well things are happening, right? I guess I can't be without doctor visits anymore, I think I've been to the doctor for one thing or another more in the last three months than I had before in the past 5 years.

I figure, if I want to continue serving the Lord the best I can, then I have to take care of myself and do what the doctors say now. I sure don't like going to the doctor but what the heck, if they can get me to keep going as I have in the past, then why not.

I appreciate Regina being there for me when it comes to my health and I need her advise and encouragement, thanks Regina for taking time out from your busy life to be there for me.

It's pretty quiet here in this house, but I keep busy putting things away from the move from downstairs and I still have more to bring up, but it's looking pretty good down there and should be ready for painting soon.

had a great time at Lisa's for Thanksgiving and look forward to going to Theresa's for Christmas and the time I can spend with my family. I wish the boys can be here, it would make it complete. Gee, I love my kids.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


I guess it's been awhile since I've posted anything, so let me catch up. Lisa, I started writing in the journal book you gave me. It might take some time for me to think of how to answer the questions you wrote. Okay so that's one thing I've done. Now to talk about what's going on here at home. Vivian will be going into an assisted living apartment next month and I'm staying here to watch over the house until Scott can get it ready to sell, so I guess I'll be here for a few more months. I'm so glad I'm doing better on my coughing, so that I'm able to control it during the times I'm at the Temple and FHL. The doctor is still concerned about the saturations levels in my blood so that will have to be taken care of, but I don't know how yet. I know the Lord is aware and that knowledge calms my heart. I just love the service I can give to the Lord right now. My kids are a big help with encouraging me in my life and I need it. Thanks.

I found my good friend Don Taylor on facebook and he just hasn't changed with his great humor. He's such a fun person and I love hearing from him. Love you Don!