Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A miracle

We had a little miracle around here this morning.
Yesterday afternoon Brooke mentioned that she lost her contact - on Saturday! She forgot to tell me until then. She'd been in the bathroom and her right contact flicked off her eyelashes and she looked and looked and couldn't find it. Her dad helped her for a bit but they never found it.
She had an old one she wore yesterday but its not the right prescription so it makes her dizzy. I was supposed to call the eye doctor this morning and order a new one. Before I called the eye doctor I felt like I should go look myself, even though it seemed pretty hopeless since it had been almost 3 days since she'd lost it.
I looked all over! I shook out the 3 rugs in there and listened for a little tiny tinkling sound but nothing. I scoured all over the floor and under the cabinets and all along at the edge of the tub. At the very last spot, by the tub under the door - I found it! I couldn't believe it. Jared and Kamryn had stood right there Sat night after their baths. It must have been on the one rug and when I shook it out there it landed to be found. YEAH!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010


So here's what's been going on since I've been MIA:
  • Finally finished up with the roadshows and had our cast party last week. Another post with pictures coming up for that. Now I have my Wednesday nights free again - yeah!
  • I've been helping out with Paul's dad a bit. I took him on some errands one afternoon and I think he enjoyed not having to drive. I'll have to make a regular schedule for that. I also helped him with moving his home office from one room to another. Now that is a huge project. We've also been going through some of Carolyn's things with him and distributing wanted items to daughters, DIL, and grand-daughters.
  • Allergies have been wiping me out. I worked in the yard two different times last week getting rid of weeds and that nearly did me in.
  • I dealt with Justin's first accident - actually still dealing with it. Brooke called me last Thursday after school to tell me that there had been an accident in the back parking lot. I went over and Justin and a Sr girl had both tried to leave at the same time. Initially it looked like it might have been his fault because her whole front bumper was knocked off. But upon the insurance investigating it looks like it was her fault because she actually kind of read-ended him but his bumper caught hers I guess and pulled it off. Luckily no one was hurt and I don't think we'll end up paying anything.
  • Paul and I have been teaching a temple prep class at church. Actually Paul has done all of the teaching so far but I've been very supportive - I bring the chocolate.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Carolyn Truman Adams

Carolyn, my mother-in-law, passed away on Tuesday, March 30. This was a blessing to her and her family. She has not been well for several months, especially since she took 2 serious falls last September. I am grateful she is no longer in pain and not suffering anymore.
She is a beautiful lady and was a wonderful example to me and my family. She LOVED her grandchildren and they loved her.

This is her obituary that is in the paper today:

Carolyn Truman Adams
1934 ~ 2010
Carolyn passed away peacefully in her home the morning of March 30. She was born July 15, 1934 in Enterprise Utah, the daughter of Alma Truman and Alta Holt. She attended and received an Associates Degree from Dixie State College in St. George, Utah. She married John A. Adams on May 14, 1960 in the St. George Temple. Carolyn loved music and had a beautiful soprano voice. She sang in the chorus of the Salt Lake Oratorio Society performance of the Messiah prior to her marriage. She sang in various ward choirs and led several women's choruses. She played the piano and was the favorite accompanist for several vocal soloists. She also played the organ and played for many funerals. She was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many callings throughout her life including that of a full time missionary together with John in Oakland, CA. She always enjoyed being with family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband John, her children Kaye (Dale) Madsen, Steven (Tina) Adams, and Paul (Lisa) Adams, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters Delmont (Karol) Truman, Deneice (Dexter) Snow, Ada Jane (Lee) Kleinman, Lonnie (Leslie) Truman, and Margaret Marshall. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of First Choice Hospice for their loving, tender care of our wife and mother. Funeral services for Carolyn will be held Saturday April 3 at 12:00 noon at the LDS Chapel located at 6350 S. Rodeo Ln (1545 E.). The family will receive friends at a reception Friday April 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary 3401 S. Highland Dr, and one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the LDS Chapel. Carolyn was a wonderful example of righteous living and unconditional love. We love you and will miss you - until we are together again.