Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thank You Thursday

Today our newest little blessing is one month old.

Our sweet Eloise Adele Miller was born
September 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm
Eloise {7 lbs,14 0z}

 We are so blessed to live close by.
Eloise had lots of visitors to give her a big welcome!
Nana & Grandad with all the grandkiddles

Marci captured this precious little moment … 
Sweet Oliver and his new baby sister.

 We love you Little Lulu 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Another Anniversary

Happy Anniversary Mr. Mark!
via i heart inspiration
Today marks 34 years since 
Mark and I were married
A little  piece of valuable advice 
from wonderful President Monson: 
via facebook/mormon channel
I'm so Happy to Say
I did choose 
My Love”
and I do LOVE my Choice
truly I do!

Last year I got to teach a little class on marriage for one of our
quarterly Relief Society meetings. 
I love the topic and had so much fun preparing and finding resources. 
Should you ever want to read an amazing talk on marriage,
I found this one by non-other than Jeffrey R. Holland.{Truly I could listen to him every minute of every day.}
Love you Mark 
forever & always!

Thursday, July 11, 2013


How's everyone's summer going?  We are having a good one here.  It seems extra hot and humid but I fear that is just partly "me".

Mark got me a new lap top so when Scott took off to Fort Riley, I gave him my PC.  I thought I got everything off of it that I would need but I have had some weird things happen since then.

I'm finding them all to be
curiouser and curiouser.

In iTunes all of the music that I downloaded myself from CD's is no longer in my account.  I had downloaded iTunes on to an iTouch and an iPad. When I sync those to the computer I am able to access the previous downloads but I haven't found an option to somehow get it back into iTunes.   So in short if I want to listen to any of the content previously downloaded I have to  sync the iTouch or iPad..  

When I go to sync music a note appears are you sure you want to sync this i(whatever) with your iTunes account and loose all of that content.  Well, why would I want to do that?  Curiouser

The other problem I am having is with my blogs.  I'm not sure if that is related to the PC issues or my doing from messing around with the privacy settings in Picasa.

So many posts have this beautiful gray circle in place of the picture.

 In 'Pinterest' where people have pinned something from a post the picture shows up on their boards but when you click through to go to the recipe, or what have you ... the picture is not there....just that  big beautiful gray circle.

I do want to get back into the swing of things and start blogging, at least a tad ~ but these days whenever I have a spare minute here and there I have been trying to locate and replace all my missing pictures. Some of these posts are from several years ago and  I can't even remember exactly what picture goes where! It is so exciting when I manage to find them. In some ways  this whole challenge has been kind of fun.  Finding the posts with missing pictures and figuring out what picture had been there has taken me down memory lane.♥

NOW ~How's that for a good attitude?   I AM trying.  Hopefully that counts for something.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day
"It should have great meaning that of all the titles of respect and honor and admiration that could be given him, that God himself, he who is the highest of all, chose to be addressed simply as “Father.”"
—A. Theodore Tuttle, The Role of Fathers, Ensign, Jan. 1974, 66 
The Role of Fathers

Love these guys so much! 
Mr. Mark, Husband, Best Friend, Bishop, Grandad
Great Frog, Dad, Hero

Monday, June 10, 2013


Happy Birthday


On May 24th we attended 198th Infantry Brigade Graduation.  Scott had completed his training at the United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence in Ft Benning, GA.  Because it was the Memorial Day weekend, the ceremony was especially meaningful.  The graduation was two days.  The first day was the “Turning Blue Ceremony”. Mack shared this link on his Facebook  page :

The Infantry Blue Cord is presented to all qualified infantryman in the U.S. Army at the end of their Initial Entry Training. Officers commissioned into the infantry receive their Blue Cords at the end of the Infantry Officer Basic Course (IOBC)

Mack was there to put the blue cord on Scott at the  “Turning Blue Ceremony”.

It is hard to believe he earned his 10 years ago. 

The Infantry Graduation takes place at the National Infantry Museum. We had the opportunity to spend some time there when we visited Scott for Family Day. It was quite an experience.  You can learn and even experience through the eyes of a soldier  wars from 1898 to present. I really hope my dad can go there sometime.  He would love it.

It was quite an experience.  You can learn and even experience through the eyes of a soldier  wars from 1898 to present. I really hope my dad can go there sometime.  He would love it.

{Scott is in the 2nd row from the left 2nd from the front}

We were honored to hear from Brigadier General David B. Haight for the Graduation and Memorial Day Ceremony.

They have taken grass from our countries different battle fields  
to have placed in the grounds here. 
You can see in the picture above.

Thank you Cheryl Joy for taking all of the wonderful picutres!

Happy Birthday Scotto! 
You  have  made us  proud

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Happy Easter

"Jesus Christ lives. He is our Savior, our Redeemer. He is a glorious, resurrected being. He has the capacity to communicate love that is so powerful, so overwhelming as to surpass the capacity of the human tongue to express adequately. He gave His life to break the bonds of death. His Atonement made fully active the plan of happiness of His Father in Heaven.” -Richard G. Scott

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Our Love is Here to Stay

Last Tuesday THS had a Jazz Concert. Here is a clip of Hope singing "Our Love is Here to Stay".
Thanks for getting this for us Marci!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

4 More Days!

via Purple Onion

via Holly Mathis Interiors


via Martha Stewart

To help you create decorative place cards for the Thanksgiving table,
Martha Stewart has free clip art. Download and print the place cards
(cream or neutral-colored card stock will work best),
cut along the dotted line, inscribe your guest's name,
and score down the middle with a bone folder.
You can also make a flat card with a border by using double-sided tape to affix the place-card design to a piece of card stock 1/4 inch larger than the place card. You can punch a hole in it and use twine to tie it to a napkin, or simply tuck it into the napkin.


Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Breakfast Roll

via picky palate

note from Jenny at Picky Palate: 
Another simple recipe that’s perfect for brunch or any 
time of  day for that matter.  
The cream cheese frosting on top is good enough to keep on
 hand for dipping fruit or crackers.

  • 2 packages/cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 4 0z cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup canned pumpkin (Libby’s)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Unroll crescent rolls to form 4 rectangles placed side by side.  Pinch seams together to form one long rectangle.  Place cream cheese, brown sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg into a mixer; beat until well combined.  Spread mixture over crescents leaving a 1/2 inch border around edges.  Starting at long end, roll up then cut into 1 inch pieces.  Place around 2 9 inch cake pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray.  I left the centers open so the rolls form a circle.
  2. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.  Remove and let cool for 10 minutes.  Frost warm rolls with cream cheese frosting recipe below.

  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon canned pumpkin (Libby’s)

 Mix all ingredients into a large bowl until smooth.  Spread over warm rolls.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

a new recipe

via The Cottage Journal


·        1 cup sour cream
·        2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
·        1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
·        2 teaspoons lime zest
·        1 teaspoon ground coriander
·        1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


In the work bowl of a food processor, combine 
sour cream, cilantro, and peppers; pulse until smooth.

Add lime zest, coriander, and salt; pulse to combine.

Store, covered, in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
{Makes approximately 1 cup}

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hope you had a
 Happy 4th Of July

Oliver, Ella, Addie & Preston