Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lights of Provo

While up in Provo, Tami and I went looking at Christmas lights. So here are just a few that we saw, and tomorrow, I think we are going out to Thanksgiving point. Check back tomorrow for more.
So, This tree is called Eleanors Tree, because she is such a pink girl.

Quad Ride to Grand Wash Cliffs

And Friday, the day after the big turkey celebration, Brian, Maddie, Melissa, Catherine and Me (Kathy) went on a quad ride to the top of the Grand Wash Cliffs. Unfortunately, we got lost. But.....we did find our way. But.....we only made it to one of the two locations. But.....it was beautiful.

Thanksgiving 2011

So, for Thanksgiving, we had a nice family dinner at our house.  Grandma and Grandpa Peterson, Randy and family, Melissa and family and Brian and Maddie joined us for dinner.  We eventually finished dinner and then had a wonderful birthday cheesecake for Melissa.


Work and now Play

Well, it has been a very busy time for me. I have worked through the summer and into the fall.  Usually I work 4-6 days a week and my days begin at 4:30 am and end about 8:00 pm, so my days are long and very busy. It is finally slowing down (like a sudden stop) and now I am getting only 2 days a week, so it's time to have my life back.  So, I decided to go visit Tami and her family.  I took up their Christmas presents. 

This morning I woke up to the sound of the little kids in my room looking for a snuggly grandma.  It seems that their mama (Tami) told them if they have nightmares to go snuggle up to Grandma, she gets rid of bad dreams fast.  So Riley got all excited and told his mom he hoped he has a nightmare tonight. 

Here is a picture of Eleanor and myself showing off our red nails.  She is so girly. Poor Tami. It is so nice to have time to blog again.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Oh where oh where did Kathy go?

So, I have been very busy lately and have not put out any blogs.  Trailways Magazine is doing an article about The Grand Canyon West Rim and in paticular the Skywalk.  And to be even more specific, a driver who does tours to the Skywalk.  And even more specific, they interviewed me and wanted some pictures of me and the skywalk and my bus.  So here are a few of them.  But, I will let you all know when the article comes out.  It was kinda fun.  But, long story short, it has been a busy summer.  I have not had too much time off, but am getting smarter at scheduling it better.  On my days off, I am usually busy with the family, holding all of the little grandkids I can, helping Mom with Dad (who requires constant care now). I will be taking them up to their doctor appointments in Utah this coming week, You know Mom NEEDs her botox. lol lol lol  So, this is my attempt to keep up with the blogs.  I should get my life back around the end of November or early December. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Family Weekend in Utah

Well, here are some more photos from this weekend. We also came up for the missionary homecoming of my brother John's son Jason. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of his family, but all of my grandbabies were here and I did get them....with me.

Here is Great Grandma with her Great Grandchildren.

And here are three very very handsome guys, Randy, Gary and Brian.
And last but not least, Catherine the poser. Yep, she did a photo shoot and posed.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Grandpa Barker's Weekend

So, the entire family got together this weekend to come visit Grandpa Barker. He has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and well, his memory and ability to form his thoughts are very much compromised. Here we are The Wendell & Dorothy Barker and Number one son Bruce Barker Family, complete with all the living children and grandchildren.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I am so lucky to have such cute grandbabies. Cambria arrived a few weeks ago and she is such a sweet little girl. I could just hold her all day and give her loving kisses over and over and over and over.....well, you get the point.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Holli had a cute little boy (Seth Tyler) and this weekend had him blessed in church with the largest crowd I have ever seen. So, Mom and Dad (Little Seth's Great Grandparents), Bruce and Myself all came down to participate in this event. Above are just two pictures, the four generation photo and one of Sandi and I with Dad. It was a busy weekend for us all and we enjoyed being together with family.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy New Year Everyone

Yep, I decided even though nothing is happening, things are happening. Beginning of the new year was busy. I continue to work hard at taking tour groups to the West Rim of The Grand Canyon. A long time friend of our family (Dick Johnson) passed away shortly into the new year. I took Mom & Dad to the funeral in St. George. It was wonderful to see old friends and renew those friendships again. It has literally been years since seeing any of them. We then came home and Dad broke his shoulder in another fall. Now we have to learn new ways to pick him up off the floor. (Big steps Dad.....please). We bought him a step to get him into the car. Dad and I are checking into a sleep clinic to see which one of us have........well........issues. We will keep you all posted. Mom and I continue to visit our favorite restaurant for another helping of wonderful healthy food. Mmmmmm.

Our Family

Our Family
Sadly Outdated again. Kids???

Caroline and Kimmee

Caroline and Kimmee
This is just precious. I love these old fashion pictures.

Sweet Becky

Sweet Becky
Becky is no longer with us here on this earth. She died December 9, 2005 from brain trauma. She was hit by a car while crossing the street. She lived for 10 days. During that time she called everyone and told them how much she loved them all. We thought she would make it. Sadly she slipped back into a coma and died. She touched many lives and we treasure the times we had with her, especially those last days in the hospital. Her organs live on in 5 other people, one of them was a 3 month old baby. Another a young man 6 months younger than her. He brought her heart home. He came to see us last summer. Becky I am sure would have wanted to do this. We will always miss her.