Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cincinnati for Memorial Day

For Memorial Day, Dave and I drove to Cincinnati (well, Dave drove) on Friday and back on Tuesday.  Kara, Luke and their children Jacob, 8, Bake, 6, and Ava, 2 drove from Saratoga Springs to meet us at Dave's mom's house in Cincinnati.  Saturday Dave worked around his Mom's house.  Sunday at church Dave saw some people he knew from many years ago.  Dave's sister Nancy was also up on Saturday, so it was nice to see her too.  Monday was a nice warm day and we enjoyed seeing the Cincinnati Zoo together!  They had a few fun animal shows.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Andrea prepares for her mission

Andrea attended the Washington D.C. with David and I in preparation for serving a mission to Calgary Canada.  The temple is sacred to us, and it was a joyful day to have her there with us.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Boise Slideshow

Andrea put together a fabulous slideshow of our family reunion on Boise. We had all of our children and their families with us, as well as my Mom and Craig.  We had such a wonderful time.  Click on the 2 1/2 minute slideshow here and enjoy!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Grow Strong!

Grow Strong! has been released by Free Spirit Publishing.  It is the eighth book of the series, "Being the Best Me".  I am pleased with how it turned out, and hope that many children are able to use it.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Daniel graduates from BYU

   Dave and I flew out to Salt Lake City for Daniel's graduation from BYU in Statistics.

We visited with Dan, Meg and Claire at their apartment.  Julia and Matt also live in Provo.

This was the Commencement ceremony on April 21 with all the graduates
in the Marriott Center on campus

 I was glad my Mom was also able to come up from Southern Utah to be with us.

                                                         Yay, Daniel!
                               Graduating from this great university is a 'bridge to their future'.

                                      Dan's official pic in front of the Brigham Young statue.

The next day, April 22, was Convocations in the respective colleges.
Dan receiving his diploma.

       Father and son BYU graduates.


   Mother and son BYU graduates.  
   I was very honored to be the recipient of Dan's white 'Stole of Gratitude'

                        Dan and Meg- BYU students together.  Meg graduates in August.

After graduation, Dan gave us a tour of campus and where he studied.  

Lunch in town.  Claire's first time in a booster seat.

We bowled on campus, watched a BYU Baseball game that evening
and enjoyed the feelings of relief,  joy and pride in Dan's important accomplishment, and of being together with our family.

The proud parents

Monday, April 18, 2016

Boston with Andrea and Kara's family

Andrea is home from college, so we decided to take a long awaited trip to Boston.  It was the first time for Dave and I, as well.  We drove up to Kara and Luke's house first to see them and their new house in Saratoga Springs.  Then we met up again in Boston for the weekend before the Boston Marathon.  

It was a very beautiful spring day, and the Bostonians were very friendly and helpful! I was particularly interested in the Revolutionary War period, and seing Paul Revere's house that was built in 1680.  It made a great family outing!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas 2015

We were fortunate to have so many of our children home for Christmas this year, and to see all of them within a month.  We were able to see Erika and James, and their families, in Seattle at Thanksgiving, and Kara, Daniel, Julia, Andrea, and their families for Christmas.

Double piggy back ride for Jacob and Blake from Grandpa David.

              Andrea was home from her first semester at BYU-Idaho.

Christmas Eve. Kara found the almond!

 It was fun to have young children here to enjoy Christmas morning with.

The Deckers were all actors in our Christmas play.

 Kara and Luke drove down from Saratoga Springs, NY with Jacob, 6, Blake, 4, and Ava, 7 months.

                      Julia and Matt flew in from Provo, and were able to spend time with his family, as well.

  Daniel and Meg flew here from Provo with Claire, who was just two months old.

                                                                   Our family hike behind the  Savage Mill.

    Merry Christmas, everyone!