Wednesday, November 10, 2010

And Time Goes By...

Just yesterday, Jared and Susan reminded Mike and I that it was a year ago that they had brought the twins home from the hospital. What little miracles these two little girls are. Might I say that they are just the cutest little girls too. Their little personalities are coming out so cute and I just love them to pieces. We now have 5 little Granddaughters with one more baby on the way. We don't know if it is a boy or a girl, but we are excited all the same. Chase and DeAnna are expecting...due in June. Congratulations to you all! I have just added a few pictures of the last few weeks to keep everyone up with all that goes on in the Christensen Family. Jakes favorite picture is him combining Grandpas corn field.


We are adding another new member to our family. Tara and Derek are getting married in December (the 18th to be exact). We are very excited and happy to have Derek in our family. He is such an awesome person and just what Tara needs. Derek is from Delta also; he and Tara were the same age in school. They didn't date in High School but they were always good friends. Derek came home from his mission in Brazil and attended UVU, Tara was already up there going to school and working. The rest is history!

Monday, October 4, 2010


We welcome the newest member to our family, little miss Riley Christensen was born 10/01/10 at 7:08 a.m. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 8 oz. We are so proud and excited for Jared and Susan, they have such a cute little family. The twins are not quite sure what it is that is making funny noises in that blanket, but I am sure these three little girls will become the very best of friends. Sisters are the best!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Today was Meghann's "White Coat Ceremony". She has officially started Pharmacy School. I am sure it will be a hard 3 years for her, but if she and AJ will remember that "This Too Shall Pass", (one of Grandma Bills' favorite sayings) they will come out being more than ALL RIGHT and their hard work will be ohhhh so worth it. Remember, your dad and I are here to help. Congratulations Sweetie!!!


Earlier in the year I mentioned that Mike and I have leased Dad's Farm. We have been excited to see his farm grow corn for the first time that Dad can remember. Boy, did it grow corn!!! There were days when dad thought he could just sit and watch it rise higher and higher. We are getting pretty close to harvest, the lush green will turn to ugly brown; but it was worth everything to see Dad so happy with his farm.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


As most of you know, Tara is in Dental Hygiene School. She is now to the stage where SHE NEEDS PATIENTS!!!! So anyone who really would like a good cleaning for ONLY $5.00, P L E A S E get a hold of her. I am excited to be one of her patients, but I live too far away to be there every day she needs patients. It's a really good deal for anyone needing a cleaning, the last time I went it costs me over $100 at my dentist. She is at UCDH in Orem so give me or Tara a call.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Out with the Old and In with the New...

You know it seems just like yesterday when Jake and Jared had a toy replica of a John Deere combine. OMG those two boys would combine the carpet in my house all day long. Jake could even imitate the sound of a combine pretty darn good. Well today is wheat harvest time and Jake is harvesting in the real thing. It might not be the combine of his dreams but I'm sure I can see a smile on his face with this machine. It is hard to believe that our forefathers used sickles and stacking grain in bundles all by hand. Today all we have to do is sit and listen to your favorite radio station in the air-conditioned cab and get about 40-60 acres harvested a day.

America The Beautiful...

I haven't done a lot of traveling, but I found out that you don't have to go very far to find the most beautiful wonders of the world. Right in our back yard is the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, the wonderful farms in Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Utah. Mike and I just took a few days and did a road trip to places that I have never seen. We got to see the Bar J Wranglers in Jackson Hole (great entertainment). Believe it or not, I have never seen Yellowstone. I have seen many buffalo, elk, & deer but nothing like the way you see them in Yellowstone. I have seen rivers, but nothing like the rivers in Yellowstone. For 4 days we just relaxed and took in the sights and gabbed with good friends.


Barbara, Grandma Barbara and Mom has turned 80 years old. As with tradition, we have to have a big party bash. Barbara wasn't to hip on the idea but then she does love a party. All the kids, grandkids, and good friends made it for the special occasion. What a great life Barbara has had and better than that a really wonderful posterity. As of this year, Barbara has 23 grandchildren with 13 grandchildren in-law, she has 21 great grandchildren with 4 more in the ovens... CONGRATULATIONS,

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Yep, this one is for me...of course you can read it too. I just don't want to ever forget this .
Three years ago my Dad decided that he was getting to old and tired to keep up the demanding work of farming. It has been hard for him to let others take care of his farms, but he has endured. Little by little my sisters and I have seen just how hard it has been for him to let go of farming. My Dad is such a proud man and he has been a good just runs in his's just what he knows and knows well. This year, Mike and I decided that we needed to take over Dad's farm and get it back to the kind of farm that Dad has always had. It has been interesting because Mike farms a little different than dad. Mike has no patience for canvas dams and several outlets on every dike, so we tore up Dad's ditches and put in the trusty "red gates". We put pig slats on every gate so we had a way to get across the ditch without walking clear around the ditch. Really and truly, we did it to make it convenient and easier on Dad. I am sure Dad was thinking "What in the Hell are these guys doing to my Farm". But it was funny too, because for some reason my Dad started to pick up his feet and walk a little lighter and much faster. I am sure I see more sparkle in his eyes too.
This week, we started irrigating...something both Mike and I were worried about. We wanted the fields to water straight and the ditch to hold. The first day we sent the water down the field, we tried to figure just how long it would take to water. We spent hours waiting and waiting. Jake, Mike and I were sitting at the end of the dike, trying to guess if it would finish if we turned it, when we saw dad coming up the road behind us in his truck. He pulls up to the side of us and says, "I already changed the water". No sense waiting at the end of the dike! Lo and behold, the water finished to perfection and Dad was hired. We didn't do this to give Dad work, but I think he is really enjoying being back in to action. He and his little truck can be seen going round and round that farm all day long (starting at 7:30 am). I think he is loving it!!! I can't wait for him to see his farm all green and producing again. My dad is the greatest man and I am proud to be his daughter. I Love you Dad!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


We have someone very special in our family...she has had a year like no other. Truly, when I tell you all about her year, you will feel the same.
Today, Susan got her official Masters of Education Degree. It was only a year ago that she started her Masters Program. It was only a year ago that she also was going through IVF. She started off doing pretty good until late July, when she started to have complications with her pregnancy...little Haley wanted to jump the gate at 23 weeks. Susan was then put on bed rest in the hospital for 7 weeks. Then when the babies were 30 weeks, they decided (the twins) that it was time for their appearance in the world (09-09-09). They were born C-Section at only 2+ pounds each. Susan kept a constant visitation schedule at the hospital until the twins were 2 months old. On November 9th, the girls got to come home. Oh, and by the way did I mention it was a new home. Susan had to move in and decorate before the girls arrived home.
Then sometime in January, Susan was surprised with more news...she is pregnant. As most young mothers know...sleep is something you only dream about when you have a new baby let alone twin babies. I honestly don't know any one who can handle all that in a year but Susan has and she has never complained or suggested dropping her schooling. She has done everything a young lady could possibly do and then some. I have heard many who have gone back to school to get their Masters... they were so deep in writing papers and studying for that time in their lives they had little time for anything else. We are so proud of all that Susan has accomplished and want her to know how excited we are for her. Congratulations, Susan...We Love You!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Today we traveled to Cedar City for Chloe's blessing. We love any excuse to get together and see each other. Chase and DeAnna have a nice home and offered a wonderful dinner to all. We were happy to see Grandma Barbara and Dale. They have been gone for 5 months with the exception of 4 days at Christmas time. Chloe is so blessed to have so many Grandparents. She has Great Grandparents on both sides. They all seem to be healthy too.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Easter 2010

I know, I am posting a little late; but the weather has finally turned nice and I am loving being outside and working in my yard. I sort of hate the first lawn mowing of the year...with all the dog poop and whatever, but it sure refreshes the soul to see that first touch of green. We had Easter in Mesquite this year, but the weather wasn't always too cooperative. The guys went golfing all day Saturday...the girls just lounged around the pool and waited for the guys to come to the 12th hole. When they finally got there, they were expecting us to make them a sandwich and pass over the cold drinks...WHAT DO THEY THINK WE ARE....Tara didn't like their thinking at all, she just told them to go buy something from the little gal that comes along selling food...we are busy tanning!!! Sunday, we had a great Easter Egg Hunt...for the adults...Before I could tell them the rules, they were scattered all over the place. When the dust settled, they had two eggs that weren't found...sad thing was that the Easter Bunny couldn't remember where she hid the eggs...IT HAD ONLY BEEN AN HOUR! The kids think it is time for the CC (Care Center).

Monday, March 29, 2010


Last weekend we finally had all 4 granddaughters together. Jared and Susan blessed their two little girl, Haley and Kelly. What a blessing these two have been to our lives. They have taught us so much in so little time. Mostly, they have taught us patience. They might have had a early start on life but they are catching up so fast. They are perfect!!! Chloe is a delight, she is our quiet one...maybe because she is the smallest. She isn't very big but her cute little face speaks volumes.
Sienna is so busy, she isn't going to let life pass her by. Her mommy is busy trying to pick a school to go to for Pharmacy. Meg has been accepted into University of Utah and University of Southern Nevada....big decision! Susan just gave us a big announcement...she is expecting!!! She and Jared are going to be very busy. Congratulations you guys!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Just the other day, I was working in my kitchen and on the TV I heard an advertisement about
Carole King and James Taylor coming to SLC for a concert. They were singing parts of
their old songs on this add...then she started singing: "'s too late baby, now it's
too late, though I really did try to make it. Something is inside
just died and I can't ...." so on and so forth! This just
spurred a weird memory for me... bear with me:
I'm not even sure how old I was
but my cousin, Dave, had
picked me and Deb
up for softball
we were sitting
in the back seat of his
car and he had the radio on real
loud. This Carole King song was blasting
over the radio and I was just a singing along with it
totally oblivious to anything going on. All of a sudden, Dave just
flipped off the radio and there I was singing to the top of my lungs all by my
self. I was so embarrassed and all Dave could do was laugh and laugh. I love my cousins, but those older boys really had a way of making us younger ones look and feel silly! I think it is so neat the way music can bring back memories some 40 years ago.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


We just got back from a great week in Loreto. It was a good week for fishing and sunning and eating. Mark and Bonnie really spoiled us. The fishing was good as long as the wind didn't blow (I guess fish are like me, they don't like wind either!) The sunrise in the morning is unbelievable. We get up at 5:00 in the morning to catch our bate before the sun comes up. The pelicans really love fishermen, maybe they just love the fish that the fishermen catch. On one day we caught 10 Yellow Tail Tuna...we brought 6 of them in to eat. I have lots in my freezer now.
Bonnie has all of us looking for Sea Glass whenever we walk the beach. It is kind of addicting.
It is a bummer to have to go home, but it is nice to get back to the real world too.