|Stott Family, circa 1991: Three one-year-olds and one three-year-old|
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
December 2020 marked our 35th anniversary, and what a year it has been! The worst of times has definitely brought out the best of times. For all of the challenges of this year, it has been an amazing year of incredible major firsts in our married life:
* Home Worship.
With the shutdown of large gatherings due to COVID restrictions, it has been especially poignant to do our scripture study and worship together at home. Sunday mornings would normally find me downtown Salt Lake City at Temple Square to rehearse and sing with the Tabernacle Choir for our weekly broadcast of "Music and the Spoken Word." I was set to retire from the choir last April, but still being able to watch re-broadcasts from home has been a blessing in disguise. It's as though my mission has been extended! When the choir does reconvene, I will get to perform one more live broadcast. Meanwhile, I'll continue to sing along and we'll continue to include the broadcasts as part of our home worship services.
* Lake Powell Houseboat Vacation.
Lake Powell in Southern Utah is one of the largest man-made lakes and visited by over 2 million people every year. I had never vacationed there, and Evan hadn't been since he was a teenager. We joined friends from choir, Joan and Janet and their husbands, pooled in for groceries and gas, and enjoyed a few days on Joan's houseboat. It was amazing! The lake was beautiful! We spent many hours exploring some of the 2000 miles of shoreline, and took a hike Rainbow Arch. Evan and I are not real water-skiers, but we did take a great tube ride! What a treat! We LOVED that vacation! See more photos HERE.
* Bobsled Ride!
The 2002 Winter Olympic Games were held here in Utah, and venues for many of the events were held near where we live, including the Ski Jump and Bobsled venues. These are now training facilities and even offer tubing down the ski jump site and rides in the bobsled! For a mere $85 per person, we got to strap in and take an exhilarating, terrifying 1.014 kilometer ride with 14 curves and up to 4 to 5 times the force of gravity all in around 1 minute. Well, our driver did slow down a tiny bit so a squirrel could cross! Happy 65th birthday to Evan, indeed!
* Built a House together.
* Rock Crawling in Southern Utah.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
|Gnomies Pincushion/Plush Pal/Ornament digital pattern HERE.|
Soft GINGER Cookies
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
One of the chickens just happens to have a lot of twinners....
Mmmmm, mmmm! Looks so delicious! And we still have 4 eggs left for omelets!
Saturday, January 4, 2020
On this day, half my lifetime ago, there was a big party in a delivery room at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City with about 18 people attending. This included the Momma (me), a few doctors, the Dad, the mother-in-law who manned the camera, the anesthesiologist, plus a team of four people per baby, waiting for each little girl to make her appearance, about six weeks prior to their due date.
For the previous 36 days, various tocolytics had been used to try to keep the babies from coming before their lungs were mature, then finally, at 34-1/2 weeks along, they had had enough and were ready to come!
A Cesarean Section was performed and little Lali was born at 12:47 pm weighing 4 lbs 6 oz., Coco at 12:48 pm even smaller at 3 lbs 10 oz., then tiny Sassy came at 12:50 pm and weighed 3 lbs. 1 oz.
Happy Birthday, Girls! Funny, I consider it my birth-day too... after all, I'm the one who gave birth...
I don't remember much about the first year, but this picture proves that we survived it! Here we all are in 1991 with three one-year-olds and one three-year-old! I really want to re-enact this photo next year when there will be one thirty-three year old and three thirty-one year olds. 😂
Snapshots over the years.
Three twenty-year-olds with their "Turning 20" quilts they each made.
Plus, BONUS... a couple of precious little grandbabies arrived last year to fill that space on my lap.