Thursday, September 29, 2011


Nana is what my grandkids call me. When my first grandson was born the word grandma was hard for him to say, so he started calling me Nana.
Here they are! Ryker is 4, Hope is 2, Saylee is 1, and Hyrum is 1 week old. We are expecting our fifth grandchild to arrive the first of March, and we are so excited! Being a Nana is the greatest!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This week in class we spoke about family theories. I am excited to learn more about families and some of the reasons they re-act and act the way they do. These theories are just that, theories meaning that they will not work for all and all families do not fall into one of these theories.
One of may favorite comments this week was when Katie said "when I change myself for the better it will help any relationship because I can only change me." (or something like that)..It wasn't so much what she said as the determination to be better..I admire that.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

This week we had a new addition to our family! Baby Hyrum came straight from Heaven. He is so cute and nice, cause I don't have to get up in the middle of the night with him! I just love him and give him to his Momma! (Kassie our oldest daughter and Jeremy Harris are his proud parents making my husband and I the over-joyed grandparents of 4, thanks guys)
This semester in family relations we have been asked to start a blog and keep it updated weekly. I will be able to read over my posts as well as others in the class to remember and learn what was discussed that week.

For our first week we discussed research and the importance of creditability and the sources in which the research was obtained. We were asked to research good and bad trends regarding the family. There were many opinions that would lead one to believe that the research they provided are legit. We went on to talk about the trends concerning family and marriage and the effects they are having. The number of divorces, out of wedlock births, live-in's and many other stats that are very disturbing.
This research to me re-enforces the truths that are taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. If we will follow what we are asked to do, and live by the council of our prophets and scriptures, our life on this earth can be so much more enjoyable and peaceful!