Monday, August 20, 2018

Matilda Meets Great-Grandma K. (aka The Queen)

We were delighted to have my daughter and new grand-daughter fly in for a visit.
Matilda, at 4 months old was able to meet my mother
for the very first time.
They hit it off nicely!
I adore this little darling and only wish she wasn't so very far away.
Her parents are terrific about sending daily photos and updates.
Thank heavens for technology.
(photos by my daughter Coryn)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Just call me Grammy

(8 hours old at our first meeting)
 Meet Matilda!
Our first grandchild.
I am in love.

 She is named for a character in one of her mother's (Coryn) favorite childhood books:
Matilda by Roald Dahl.
(Her parents kept the name under-wraps until she was born.)
Thankfully, this Matilda will be MUCH more cherished and valued by her parents than her namesake.

 She is a tiny miracle and has been long-desired and dreamed of and prayed for.
 I only got to spend a few precious days cuddling her.

My heart cracks a little realizing we live across the country from each other.

 I am grateful for technology, now more than ever.

Precious, tiny little human!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Autumn Wedding at Salt Lake Temple

Our daughter Caitlyn married her sweetheart Jeremy on a crisp October day.
(My husband and I were married 34 years before in this same spot a week before their date.)
I wanted to finally share some of the gorgeous pictures taken by her talented
photographer, Talia Jensen of
It was so hard to narrow them down to just these few.
(I'll share some fun ones from the reception in my next post.)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Love Makes the World Go Round

Glorious day for our family this past weekend
as our daughter Caitlyn was sealed in the Salt Lake Temple
to her sweetheart and best friend Jeremy.
We are delighted to welcome another
 terrific son-in-law into our family!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lovely London Shoppes

 One of my favorite things in London is all of the inviting store fronts.
This trip we were determined to find the famous Peggy Porschen Cakes.
Believe me, we walked a long ways to find it!
And it was so pretty and worth it for the photo op.
However, I will be honest and say that when we went inside and saw
that a single cupcake was $12 American, we turned around and walked out:)

 But really!
These beautiful store fronts!

 Courtney loved this store in Covent Garden.
The Moomin comic books 
(by Swedish-speaking Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson)
are some of her favorites.

 Some of the most delicious chocolate ever!