Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sewing for Norah is a lot of fun

Not only is sewing for Norah fun. Just being with Norah is fun!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Rylie's last day of school party.

Hot-N- Ready only $5.00 each.

Rylie invited only a few people over for a small party. That is how it goes. You invite a few, they invite a few. The next thing you know its a ton of people. It was a lot of fun. I just wish that the weather was warmer and I could of sent them outside. Maybe next year.

Sister's trip 4th day.

We all love Our Savoir. 
We did a Temple session in the Salt Lake Temple. What a blessing that we all love the temple and can go together. 
Barb, Judy and Debbie at Tyler's Grave. (Don't do drugs)
Judy is a great example of Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. She can do hard things and teach us to trust in the Lord and never give up. 

We as sisters had a wonderful time together. We are so much alike and yet so different. We all are going after the same goal. To live with our Father in Heaven and with our families. We all try to live the Gospel the best we know how. We may do it differently. But we also do it the same.  We each have a strong desire to serve and care for others. My sisters are a great example to me. They both have taught me different things. Thank you Debbie for coming out so we could spend this time together to strengthen our  relationship and our testimonies. Can't wait for the next trip.  

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Shopping at the Park City Outlets sister's trip day #3

We went shopping at the Park City Outlets. It was freezing!! I did very well not buying anything until we hit the last store. J.Crew. We had a blast and bought the same skirt. The deals were great and because Debbie is a Student at BYU. We got another discount. It was fun but a very cold day.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lion house and Church Museum more of day 2 sister's trip

At the church Museum we saw a movie. "The stone cutter". Loved it. This is a to repersent those pioneers and their straggles.    
Elder Wirthlin came to my mission and I got a hug from him. He has been on of my favorites! I miss his great talks and sweet spirit. 
Lunch at the Lion House Pantry.

We had a great time this day. The weather was a little cold. Glad I wore long pants.  

Monday, May 23, 2011

Thanksgiving point-Sister's trip day 2

What is a sister's trip with out ice cream?
Jessie the photographer. 
Me and beautiful Norah
Jason, Norah and Jessie

The Merrill girls tradition. Can't have a sister's trip without taking this picture. 

We went to Thanksgiving point for some shopping, ice cream and to take pictures for our Dad's father's day gift. What do you get an 84 year old for father's day? We couldn't think of any thing so we thought pictures of his three lovely daughter. With the beautiful flower's God created for our enjoyment. Thanks Jessie!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Salt Lake City Cemetery. More of day 1. Sister's trip

Debbie, Barb, and Judy at our 4th great grandfather Samuel Merrill 
We meet this way cute girl from France. She was so excited to find President Hinckley's Grave. He was the Prophet when she was baptized. You could feel her love for this great Prophet. She had a heavy accent. A little hard to understand but she was adorable.   
President Spence W Kimball was  the Prophet when I was called on my mission. He came to Florida while I was serving.  I had the blessing of meeting him. He gave me a kiss on the cheek. Wow!! now that was a great experience for me.  This was at the begin of my mission. I was so ready to convert the world. I really felt something powerful in his presence.  
Judy, Debbie and I at the grave of Brigham Young.

Click here for the information of all the Prophet's gave sites it was so much fun. Debbie is the one in our family the loves family history. She spends a lot of time in cemeteries. We laugh a lot, smiled a lot and just really enjoyed our time doing what we like to do.
Salt Lake temple.
You can see the temple from Brigham Young's gave site. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sister's trip in Utah. Day 1

Debbie, Judy and I eating at Parker's Drive In  in American Fork. When Judy and I were in High School in Lehi we would go to Parker's. I use to get a hamburger, fries, and a fresh lime for .92 cents. Now the Fresh limes are $1.50 with out the fries or hamburger. It was one of our favorites places to eat.  I still like it.
Then we went to Gardner Village for a little shopping.  
Our niece Cami lives in Day Break so we went to visit her. 
This is her cute son Carter.

Each year Debbie, Judy and I go on a sister's trip. This year Debbie only had a short window of time because she is take some classes so she can graduate  from collage. (Way to go Debbie)  Debbie came up here and we just did some fun things in Utah. More pictures to come. But lets just say we laugh a lot and had the time of our lives. We love to be together. When we are together I always think how can we be so different from each other yet so much alike. We all get along so we. My sisters are the BEST!!

Just for fun.

Carlie in Stacy's wedding dress.
Rylie in my wedding dress.

Carlie and Rylie found my wedding dress and played dress up. Stacy was here so Carlie tried on Stacy's dress.  Jessie use to try my dress on all the time growing up. Carlie and Rylie loved my dress . For reals. They loved the sleeves and the neck. Don't you just love the hat? So fun. They of course loved wearing Stacy's dress. So beautiful!   

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pizza Factory with Stacy

My Beautiful girls!!

Monday May 9th we took Stacy out to dinner before she leaves to go be with Geoff this summer. Stacy is going Oklahoma. Geoff is doing summer sales again this is his 4th summer. He works for Vinvint, selling alarms. We will miss her. I talked to Geoff last night just after Stacy got there. He is so HAPPY and so is Stacy. Best of luck to the both for you. Have a great summer. Love you both!!! 

Monday, May 9, 2011


Justs had to share it. She is so much fun!!

Carlie and Ryan. Prom date

Carlie and Ryan Bascom

Carlie helping Lacey get ready for Prom. Beautiful hair Lacey.

Carlie went to OHS Prom with Ryan Bascom. He is in our stake and Carlie cheered with his sister Brittany. She had a great time. It was a very cold night and the dance was at River Woods outside. There was a small dance hall inside. Carlie said it was very crowded. But a lot of fun. They ate at La Jolla Groves. The food was yummy. Thanks Ryan Carlie had a great time.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Lunch with some of my favorite ladies. Yea for girl friends!!

My dear friend Diana Jesperson come home for a week from her mission in Guadalajara.  Her husband is serving as Mission President. We meet Diana and her family on a cruise. We went on a Book of Mormon cruise about 6 years ago. With the cruise lady. This is a friendship that I cherish. One of those people God sends you because he knows you and loves you. Sue Gubler is another one of my favorite people. We have been dear friends many years. Our kids grew up together. Jessie and Elise went to preschool, all the way through high school. They cheered together. Geoff and Shandon also went to preschool all the way through high school. Still great friends. Rylie and Kim preschool and elementary. The Gublers moved to St. George about 5 years ago. We still keep in touch. Sue has been there for me through the lost of my mother. She has always been a dear friend. This is another friendship that I cherish. Yea for girl friends!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

MaKaye Strong's wedding

Makaye and Brandon
The Kiss
Makaye's girls friends, Carlie was supposed to be there but she had school. She came for the dinner
Barb, Annette, Karen (Makeye's mom) Melany and Breta

Makaye got married April 20. She was a good friend of Carlie's. She grow up with Carlie and went to the same school as Carlie, Karen and I have been good friends for a long time. We wish Makaye the best!

St. Martin tree top adventure.


This thrilling excursion suspend you about St Martin's private forest reserve where you'll soar between majestic 200 year old mango and mahogany trees. the course, consist of sequence of zip-lines, rope swings an bridges suspended from platforms mounted in the trees of the forest will leave you in a state of euphoria! 
The adventure was 3 hours45 mins. It was a lot of fun. Not as thrilling as I had hoped. But for Carlie who has a fear of heights it was a trill.