Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Germany and This and That

Just got back from a trip to Utah to witness the very special Blythe Butler baptized, and the scrumptious Charity Bishop blessed. It was also the first time I met, said Charity. What a darling!! Both events were tremendous. Thank you so much to the Bishop family for hosting us. They are always so gracious and do all they can to make us comfortable! It is also good to be home. The weather had been beautiful. Andy and I have been making further plans for our upcoming movie. It is getting very exciting to see it come together little by little. Andy is working on a web site right now and hopefully we will soon have a sight you can visit to see the progress.
Now, some of you may not believe that I actually went to Germany, so I am going to post a few pictures, provided I can upload them. Wish me luck!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

OK Blogger Land. It has been a long time, but I haven't heard any complaints. I refuse to let that get me down! I spent a great month out of the country. First two great weeks with my hubby. We took the Queen Mary II from NY to England, (a super luxurious ship) and then spent a great week in England exploring places we haven't been before. I now have a new favorite village in England called, Lavenham. It is so cute it could put you into sugar shock. Then we spent a few days in Germany together and had a wonderful time. We met up with Mary and her friends in Frankfurt. Greg left for home and I started a new adventure with Mary, Peggy and Fawn. We had a great time. We covered a lot of territory in two weeks. Germany in the fall is really fantastic! The colors were unbelievable, and the whole beauty of the country put my eyes on overload! While on this trip I came up with a great idea for a movie script. Lucky me! I just happen to have a son who is a movie producer, and is looking for a script! Andy and I have put our heads together and we are collaborating on a movie!! Amber is our third partner, and we are set for the adventure of a life time! At least I am. This is old hat to the others. But I have a new passion and am so excited I can hardly stand it! I'm sure we will be setting up a website about the movie sometime in the future. The script is finished, crew is being assembled, funds look promising, we are on our way. It won't be long before I am "Somebody!" (If cans start exploding around me I'll let you know.)

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I have been away for weeks, but it was all worth it! We spent a very exciting two weeks plus in the Mojave Desert watching Andy be brilliant, and rubbing shoulders with big stars in the making. Oh, and we made a bunch of food while we were there. It was hot as the dickens, and dirty as ..... uhh .. dirt, but we had an absolute blast. I can't wait until the finished product is ready for view. EVERYONE will have to make the trip for the big premier because this may be your last time for you to be "the little people" as Andy makes his way to the big time. We are so proud of him, and so happy for his success to come.

In the middle of our big adventure on the desert, we made a whirlwind trip to Utah to see our number one grandson, Wm Brigg Butler, receive his hard earned Eagle Scout Award. We have no buttons left on our shirts after popping them off over Brigg and Andy. We have been on excitement and pride overload!! Congratulations to both our boys on their major accomplishments!

There is one more MAJOR happening during this exciting two week period. Our number 5 child (Amanda Luce) gave birth to our number 23 grandchild, Charity Gene. We are grateful for her safe delivery and for Amanda's good health. We can't wait to hold the little darling ourselves. Congratulations to the Bishop family of Lehi. Hope to see you soon.

I have been waiting to publish this post so I could add pictures of all these events, but alas, I can't seem to make the pictures appear, you will just have to use your imagination to see how great it all was. Maybe sometime in the future I will be able to figure it all out. In the mean time, close your eyes, and imagine ......

Monday, July 27, 2009


These events are backwards, but basically involve the same people ... my family.

This was our fun visit to Utah,
and Anna Celeste is showing off her sewing skills.

I don't remember what Amanda was showing me, so that gorgeous face
is all that remains of that memory. That's the most important part.
Then there is "that" part.
Can't wait for Charity in our lives.
This was the girl of the hour.
Eden Elizabeth was baptized that weekend. She is such a joy.
We enjoyed Sarah and Eden for a couple of days to celebrate their 8th birthday.
Unfortunately, my lens was broken by then and I didn't get any pictures.
Jonah's shirt says it all.
Hayden dodging a bad pitch.
This time he nailed it!
Micah was unimpressed, but was wearing his heritage proudly across his chest.
Kennedy and Celeste are growing up way too fast, but are lovely young ladies.
Once more, the girl of the hour.
This catcher means business! He's also very handsome in his catcher's gear.
Not many get past Hayden.
Here we get a peek at the man behind the mask.
He even looks serious (major cute) from behind.
Here he is running in for the score. They won, of course,
and went on to become state champions!
The Butlers came for a rare visit in June, and to my horror and dismay, Brigg was all grown up!
The upside is, for a teenager he was still lovable.
Then there was the Queen of the Pool, our darling Blythe
Tucker was the young Prince.
He was a happy man learning to swim.
We had all kinds of divers showing off their best tricks.
Charlie was a little tentative...
But her made it off!
I believe this is Riley flying through the air like Superman.
Charlie still not sure about this swimming thing.
I think this is Micah

I think this is Hayden doing a back-flip.

I'm not sure how this ended ...
or this ...
But this looked like a perfect 10 to me.
This is a darn cute kid having a stare-down .....
with another cute kid.
I think the word is frusins? A very sweet image.
I guess Brigg was the champion, so another contender came along.
He looks a little more serious than the last guy. Maybe he has this one in the bag!
Blythe is a girl of many moods. This is my favorite mood.
This is her "I'm thinking about it" mood.
Maybe this is my favorite. I think this is her
"I love you Grandma" mood.
This might be her, "Don't mess with me" mood.
Now you've done it! This is her "Why do I put up with these peasants?" mood.
This is Riley at his swim meet, on the start ..
swim like crazy ....
and pick up your metal!
In June we also got a visit from Mark and Cherie, which led to a visit by this cute fellow.
Jonas definitely has that, "pinch my cheeks" face!
This is his, "I have a mission" look.
This is his "who is this camera freak chasing me around?" look.
Aunt Jenny saves him!
It was funtastic getting to see all these special people.

Now, we had one more fun weekend with Sam and Michelle. I have been trying for days to upload my pictures from that trip with little success, so I finally gave up and will post that when I do have some success. You won't want to miss it, because you can see what I learned from Sam the camera man.