First Signs of Spring

  “The spring came suddenly, bursting upon the world as a child bursts into a room, with a laugh and a shout and hands full of flowers.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) Isn’t spring such a refreshing time?  This photo is one of my favorites taken by my son, while on a camping trip.  […]

Treasuring Christmas with Grandparents

Treasured memories stay alive longer than gifts.  A beautiful idea was just shared with me yesterday while I sat in a salon chair getting a hair cut and a little color to bring some life back to my whitening/graying hair.  Halli, my hair dresser,  shared with such excitement how her mother holds a grandma sleepover […]

I Am Ready Now – Life Story of Ephraim Hanks

“I Am Ready Now” by J. Phillip Hanks. This new publication brings to light the events in the life of Ephraim Knowlton Hanks which are not widely known or have been hidden in archives of the past. Phil (the youngest living grandchild of Ephraim Hanks) has spent many years researching and studying the journal entries […]

Happy 80th Birthday to a Wonderful Lady!

We just celebrated my mother’s 80th birthday.  What a special day to be with her and my wonderful dad.  These two are such amazing people.  Together they are complete!  My parents are a true example of what marriage and family are all about. They are both so selfless, loving and giving of all they have. […]

Amazing visit to Florences Candy Shop

Our final stop as we left town from our Sister’s getaway to Teton Valley, was to stop at Florence’s Candy Shop located in Rexburg Idaho. What an amazing candy shop that has been owned and operated by the same family, originated by grandmother Florence.  Walking into this candy shop, was like walking into another world.  […]


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