Sunday, June 25, 2017


Kotten Kandy went to our stake girls camp this week.  It was supposed to be from Monday to Saturday.  It ended early due to a rabies scare with bats!  (We joke that Kotten Kandy has rabies - although it probably isn't funny.  Rabies is scary.  But I believe she's OK!)  Actually the whole story is quite exciting!  And everyone was in good spirits - even when the health department made them come home early.  I love these young women!  Especially my Kotten Kandy!  She was a beautiful, kind, funny, youth camp leader!  And she tried to be positive and upbeat despite all the exciting adventures they had.
My cute camper!
I LOVE these girls!
Kotten Kandy, Maple, Waffles, and Apple Jacks
Kotten Kandy and Apple Jacks have been friends for 7 years!
They are so silly!
Kotten Kandy with her 3rd years!
And they all fell down....
In other news, my other daughter decided to do an extreme before and after make-over.  I like her new hair cut!
Kiara is beautiful with long hair and short hair!
What's more important is that she's beautiful inside and out!
This week, Scott and I enjoyed time out on Scott's new swing.  He got it for Father's Day.  Kotten Kandy joined us when she got home.  We all love it!  And the evening weather has been perfect for rocking and visiting and enjoying....
Thank you, Chris, Hammond and Paige for helping us put this together!
Loving our outdoor time!
Last night was SUPER fun and surprising!  As Scott, Kotten Kandy and I were visiting on the couches, a young woman came up the stairs and sat down to join us.  I recognized her.  But something seemed strange - First, we weren't expecting anyone.  Second, although I recognized her, she was not "supposed" to be in Kentucky.  And Third, was it really my niece from Florida?!  THEN - I saw my nephews and my brother and sister-in-law!  They just showed up without any notice!  It was an AWESOME surprise!  We talked for 3 hours.  Then we all crashed.  We laughed.  We caught up.  We hugged.  I was soooooo glad they came to visit me.  They were on their way to Minnesota and decided to drive and extra couple hours to stay one night with us.  Yes, I was surprised!  And yes, I was over joyed!  I LOVE my family!  And the Zane McCallister family ROCKS!
She was so cute when she "scared" me!
She has grown soooo much!  What a beautiful young woman!
This kid is amazing!  And according to my brother - he says things like they are!
I love his fun, contagious smile!
He has such a great smile, and attitude!  He is a bit laid back...
But is well rounded!
This boy is hilarious!  And is going to have his associates
degree when he graduates from high school...  You go, Chowder!
Yogurt, Elderberries, Kumquat and Chowder in MY living room!
Last but not least a few pictures of one of my favorite little people, Raisin:
I'm practicing for future grand-babies!  I'm in heaven!
Raisin tried on her mom's Mother's Day hat!


  1. The camp thing is a downer for Katia. The haircut thing a fun change for Kiara. The swing a neat thing I can relate to (I love mine too)!
    The surprise visit sounds like it was a great evening for you all!
    No dull moments!!! Mil