Thursday, January 6, 2011

I told this story at Nathan's baptism

“An older boy and his young companion were walking along a road which led through a field. They saw an old coat and a badly worn pair of men’s shoes by the roadside, and in the distance they saw the owner working in the field.
“The younger boy suggested that they hide the shoes, conceal themselves, and watch the perplexity on the owner’s face when he returned.
“The older boy … thought that would not be so good. He said the owner must be a very poor man. So, after talking the matter over, at his suggestion, they concluded to try another experiment. Instead of hiding the shoes, they would put a silver dollar in each one and … see what the owner did when he discovered the money. So they did that.
“Pretty soon the man returned from the field, put on his coat, slipped one foot into a shoe, felt something hard, took it out and found a silver dollar. Wonder and surprise [shone] upon his face. He looked at the dollar again and again, turned around and could see nobody, then proceeded to put on the other shoe; when to his great surprise he found another dollar. His feelings overcame him. … He knelt down and offered aloud a prayer of thanksgiving, in which he spoke of his wife being sick and helpless and his children without bread. … He fervently thanked the Lord for this bounty from unknown hands and evoked the blessing of heaven upon those who gave him this needed help.
“The boys remained [hidden] until he had gone.” They had been touched by his prayer and felt something warm within their hearts. As they left to walk down the road, one said to the other, “Don’t you have a good feeling?” (Adapted from Bryant S. Hinckley, Not by Bread Alone, Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1955, p. 95.)

Nathan's Baptsm

Nathan hang'n out with grandpa's horses.

He waited so long for his sissy to come he would get so lonely and beg me for a brother or sister. He is so grown up now and such an awesome big brother.Here he is when he was three years old.

Nathan and his Dad just before his baptism.

Nathan with his cousin's Brinley and Boston.

Nathan had a game after his baptism. We decided to go ahead and go since Rhett was the coach. Lance wanted in the picture too. How cute is that.

Four Generation Picture. Bailey got not looking at the camera from her grandma.

Nathan with his Grandma Udy after his baptism.

Nathan with his grandma and grandpa Grant.

Dinna Freeman, Joni Grant, Kyle Whipple, Milan Grant, Marlin Grant, Marilee Udy, Sonnet Udy, Mike Udy, Taegan Udy
Alesha Grant, Missy Grant, Bobbie Jo Udy, Bailey June Udy,RhettUdy, Lance Udy, Nathan Udy, Boston and Brinley Bingham

Nathan's Baptism was a great day! Nathan you are so cute. I am so proud of you.

Monday, November 1, 2010

HaLLoWeeN FuN WiTH thE liTTle OnEs

Bailey at gymnastics.
Bailey with her fun Gymnastics Coach Chelsey. Bailey and her cute friend Hadley. She goes over to her house almost every day! We have a halloween picture of them together when they were babies and now they are three years old and playing. How cute is that!! Bailey fell asleep after the primary Halloween Carnival. What a cute little dog!!! I mean Lance :) He was so excited to get into the car with Bailey and Nate. Gavin, Nate, Evan, Brandon, Hailey Trick or Treating! Nate ran off on his own with his friends. Us parents were a little nervous. Glad they made it back safe. Napolean Dynamite and his girlfriend Deb! We are truly nerds.
We had a fun neighbor night with out kids. Our neighbors were way funny. My favorite were the gangsters. Nathan had so much fun. He has been singing patriotic songs all week. His class is doing a patriotic program for veterans day and his uncle Caleb is serving in the US ARMY. HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Morna May Merkley Grant

These are my Grandma and Grandpa's tomatoes and the ones in the widow sill are mine. I thought it was so funny and kinda ironic. I had been reflecting on my Grandma's life thinking how far I would have to come to be like her. She is truly someone I admire and I hope one day my tomatoes can be as good as hers, figuratively speaking. It was a reminder to me that I need to work hard at my life every day if I want to be with her again someday.
This is me and my cousin Jenacee she is such a neat girl.

All the boys spoke at the funeral. They did such a wonderful job. She loved her boys so much. They said she never complained about all the ball games, camping, hunting and just plain boys.
My Grandpa's heart is broken. Hopefully he can join her someday soon.
left-Daryl 2nd oldest, Tony youngest, Dennis oldest, and Dad Marlin 3rd youngest.Every cousin was there besides Caleb(US Army) and Brennan(LDS Mission).
We all loved our Grandma! I think that makes 27 of us Wow! God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around you and whispered, "Come to me".
With careful eyes we watched you
We saw you pass away.
Although we love you dearly,
we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

FiRsT DAy Of schOOl

Bailey is Going to Preschool every Wednesday with her friend Hadley. Sometimes we wonder if they are ready to go but Bailey wants to be like her Big Brother and go to school.

Nathan is starting 2nd grade. His teacher is Mrs. Jacobsen. We got switched to a new school this year River Heights Elementary. Nathan was excited for his first day.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

sUmMeR LOve

Caleb Graduates Basic Training.
Braeden leaves on his mission to California. Swinging at Great Grandparents Home
My Grandma and Grandpa sitting on their porch, enjoying some of the last moments of this earth life together. My Grandma has been diagnosed with throat cancer and the MD has told her that she does not have much time left. That will probably be the last time I see her. Some of my great memories of her house, Dove soap, swinging love seats outside, rocking chairs inside, using her nail polish and all of her Avon products, eating all of her Popsicles, her photo albums out on the table with a table cloth right when you come in, different animals every where, the window from the kitchen into the TV room where she would serve Grandpa the best sandwiches ever, twirling on the twirly chairs and looking out the long window towards the cows and the beautiful yard, the cow bell gate that I loved to hear every time I would come, all the trophies in the living room, the beautiful garden. I buy dove soap always now to just remind me of my sweet Grandma.
Swinging at Dennis and Monica's. They live right next door to L & M Grant.
They truly live in a beautiful place. So much peace.Apricots from Dennis and Monica's tree. The kids loved them.
Before I left I hugged my Grandma and said, " I don't know if I will see you again" She said, " If not I will see you in Heaven" I just cried and told her goodbye.Lance's one year B-day party was fun. We had family come from both sides. We had hamburgers and the kids smashed cake all over their faces with Lance. Lance didn't really like that tradition. He had a good time! We love our sweet bubbers. He feels big with his own car to drive. Going to church with Addy, Lyla and Diana.A few trips to the Aquatic Center. Not many because Bailey and Lance were hard to keep track of. A good way to cool off in the evenings when it wasn't as busy. The annual walk to the temple with the Primary. It was so hot Nathan dunked his head in the fountain.Nathan did two basketball camps. He was named one of the all stars for his age division. Nate's coach was one of the Aggie B-ball players Brian Green.Staying in Park City with my family and Rhett's family. I think the boys are smiling for Lyla! (Desmond and Lance)
Desmond is Dixon's Baby. Bailey and Addy got to play together so much this summer. It was so fun for the both of them. They are just like sisters and I hope even though they sometimes fight that they can always be good friends.
Two trips to Lava Hot Springs. One with Rhett's family and one with my family. They were both relaxing and fun.Bailey eating Turkey.
Nate jumped off the highest platform to try and keep up with his cousin Zach.Bailey's 3 year old B-day. It was kinda low key. She wanted a cake with strawberries on it so that is what we made her. I can't believe she is already three. Nate loves to play with her. Bailey and Lance are still trying to get along. Hopefully soon they will be playmates forever more. Bailey wants to go on a date with Daddy. That is what she told me.We can't forget backyard baseball!!!!!
So long summer. I think I did more making memories than making beds but it was sooo worth it.