The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion

The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion
These kids know how to have fun!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ganado Granny's life in West Valley City

Here's some of the cute people I saw while in SLC: 

Autumn had her gall bladder surgery on Monday April 14, out patient, and she was pretty sore when she came home.  Hinckley was a very cooperative baby and took the bottle, and drank up every bit of milk his mom had pre-pumped for him.
I had lots of fun and lots of work while at Autumn and Theron's so it was a good mix for me.  We appreciate having fun, if we've done hard work first.   Hunter and Peyton were very good little helpers both for me and mommy.  I took my steam cleaner and we attacked anything that wasn't moving.  I can't believe what a good helper Hunter was especially. 

   Peyton helped me make cinnamon rolls and bread--we even ground our own!  Got to walk Hunter to school a couple of times, and before Autumn had Gall bladder surgery we all went out to eat, then to a movie (How to Train a Dragon in 3-D).  Did a little gardening, though it was snowy and cold the first week.

Meanwhile back at the ranch on the mesa...Steve and Corey batched it.  Steve had the house spic and span when I got home, especially our bedroom, where he had even dusted and put all the things away in his closet and dresser top.  Wow!  Shined up the bathroom and tub to boot.  He also cooked a scrumptious roast dinner for Sunday, plus he entertained and fed Paul and Kenni's family for 6 days.  They got along pretty well.  It was nice to have all the snow melted when I got home, plus tulips and daffodils blooming all around the house.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April Conference in SLC

We had the great pleasure of taking three of the Young Singles we mentor, to April Conference, and go to the Sunday Session.  For Corey, Kayla and Kim it was a first time experience.
On Friday afternoon we took of tour of temple square taking lots of photos.  Here we are in the Tabernacle.  We had two sister missionaries talk to us and also take us into the Visitors Center.   Corey developed an immediate crush on the sister from Korea!
It was a wonderful experience being able to share these special places with these young people.  After we finished exploring, we drove out to Tooele and stayed with Nathan and Tammy.  Kim and Kayla stayed with the Blacks in Grantsville.  Nathan got in that night from Wash. DC and we had a good visit and also played games with the kids a bit.

Brendan and Laurie are always fun to be around and had lots to tell us.  Tammy fixed us several delicious meals.  We are so happy they are finally in such a lovely home of their own.
   On Sat. we listened to conference, and then got groceries to take into Autumn's so we'd have food to feed the kids Sunday, before Steve started home with them. Also got to see Hinckley for the first time.  Hunter and Peyton are being doting little "big" sister and brother.  Andrew and Amy and their kiddos met us there, with their vegetable basket and the strawberries I had ordered.   (I made jam a couple of times while at Autumn's).

Sunday morning Kim and Kayla met us back in Toeele and we flew into conference.  We were in our seats by 9:30.  The girls were blessed to find us 5 seats together.  It was a great thrill hearing the choir, and wonderful speakers. 

We drove out to Autumn's, ate, and then Steve and the kids headed back to Blanding.  Corey stayed awake the whole time to keep Steve company.  Good for him!
It was a wonderful Conference weekend!

Monday, April 5, 2010

New Grandchildren arrive

We are so happy to welcome two new grandchildren into the family.  Emily Hope was born March 3, 2010.  Emily Hope arrived  at 12:32 PM March 3.  She is 19 1/2" long and 6 lb 11 oz . Her parents are Chris and Pam Wilcox.  She is blessed to have six wonderful brothers and sisters, four adoring grandparents, and 30+ first cousins (I'm not sure how many on the Tripp side) but she is #21 in our family.  We are very blessed to have her in our family

Hinckley William Jeppson was born about 3 weeks early, on March 26 at 9 PM.  He weighed 6 ' 10 oz. and 19 3/4 " long.  His mom was especially grateful for his arrival, as she had been having gall bladder attacks for two weeks.  Grandma Jeppson came and helped out prior to his delivery, and for the first week.  Then Grandma Wilcox got to come help.  He was battling jaundice for about a week, but had a good report today.