Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I've Become a Peddler (of sorts)

Yes, I have become a peddler.  And, quite frankly I enjoy it.  Except when the wind is coming out of the south and I am heading south! Or vice versa with north.  Below is a photo of my trusty partner in crime.

 Isn't she just cute?!?
The previous owner was June Reid, Aunt June.  I think she would be pleased to know I ride June around town.  The basket was a Mothers Day gift.   It holds my valuables.  Bank bag, purse, Pepsi, or mail.  Of course, it only holds one of those items at a time!!!  I have quite fallen in love with the childhood pastime of bike riding all over again.  

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This is the peach shower curtain
that hung in the turqoise blue bathroom
that was in the house
that Beulah lived in.

This is the olive green carpet
that lay on the floor
in the turqoise blue bathroom
in the house
that Beulah lived in.

 This is the bathroom scale
that use to be pink
that sat in the bathroom
in the house that Beulah lived in.

This is the bathroom
that use to be turqoise blue, peach,
and olive green
in the house that Beulah lived in.

'Bassett' meets Szilagyi

A Bassett is introduced to a Szilagyi and once again it is love at first sight.

 At least for the Bassett it was!
 My own children were raised with Bassett Hounds.  Delightful, loving, easy going (speaking of the dogs), but they love to roam. I was tempted to purchase this little guy, but then I remembered....he would  grow up!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"The Bachelor" and his party!

For Uncle Phil's bachelor party we walked (did I mention I love living in town!) over to the pool.  Phil was the shark and these were his little snacks!

Uncle Phil with his sister, brothers, nieces, and nephews.  Perhaps swimming was not such a great idea as the majority of the family came down with sore throats and colds!  Scott ended up in the ER room Saturday morning and Claudia has not caught one germ yet!!!  I attribute it to the Wells-Hardy last names I claim. 

Friday, August 19, 2011


     Zip, Zero:  I am done posting the facts of life A to Z.  Headed to Manti to witness the sealing of Phillip Noel Bassett and Kristina Kay!  Hope we all can catch some zzzzzz's tonight!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

'Y' because I love you!

     Yes:  The word Phil and Kristina will say to one another tomorrow!!  
     Yippee:  The word I will say to myself Saturday night.
     Yak:  Something your little ones will want to do when you are tired and it is their bedtime.
     Yield:  It is okay to give the other person their way.
     You:  The most important person in the world to me!  Especially if you are a grandchild!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

X-tra X-tra Read all about it.

     X-Ray:  Why does it have to be Ray?  Can't it be Mark or Steve or Sam?
     X-cited:  An emotion your little ones will have when Santa is coming.  An emotion Grandpa and Grandma will have when the grand kids come!
     X:  You are better off if you don't have one.  It can make life more complicated.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"W" why am I doing this?

     Work:  "Work will win when wishy washy wishing won't."
     Worry  Wort Syndrome:  This syndrome tends to run in the Wells/Hawkins gene pool.  They have medication for it.
     Wives:  One is all one man needs!
     Wise and Women:  Isn't it ironic they both begin with the same letter.
     Weekends:  T.G.I.F. always leads into Monday Monday.
     Wedding:  A very joyous occasion. Especially when your son finds a most wonderful wise woman for a wife!
     Wee Ones:  The blessings of a union.  Grandparents love them!!

Monday, August 15, 2011


     Vacation:  "Are we there yet?"  "I have to go potty."  "I'm hungry."  "He is touching me."  Yes, family vacations are a must!
     View:  The view changes dramatically during ones life span.
     Vegetables:  Everyone knows how good they are for you.  Your goal is to convince your children of this.
     Vision:  Tis true, tis true parents have a pair of eyes in front of their heads and also in back!
     Voice:  You have a right to be heard.  So does everyone else.
     Visit:  This is when the grandchildren come to grandpa and grandma's house.  This is not to be confused with the visit St. Nick makes once a year.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


     U:  There is one and only one U in my life.
     Us:  Once you marry u and i become us!
     Understanding:  To place yourself in another persons shoes and see the view from their position.
     Umbilical Cord:  This cord is much easier to cut at birth than it is the first day of school, the first date, the first day of college, etc.
     Utah:  "This is the place"!
     Ultimate Sport:  Parenting!!!!
     Unique:  Each and every one of my grandchildren!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

"T' for two!

     Time:  We all have enough time and money for what we deem truly important.
     Thrifty:  To be wise with your finances.  Something I am not.
     Temple:  A place where families can be sealed together forever.  We shall be going there in 6 days to witness the sealing of Phil and Kristina!
     Tithing:  The Lord blesses us with all that we have and only requires 10% back.  He then takes the 10% and reinvests it in us!  What a blessing.
     Teachers:  All parents have this job.  Some realize its importance more than others.
     Truth:  It is a truth your mother needs to follow her own advice!
     Tiny tots and toddlers:  Love em especially when they call me grandma!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

The 'S' word!

     Service:  I have discovered great joy and happiness serving in the church. does not matter where you serve, but rather how you serve.  And, yes you can say no to callings.  You need to understand though  the work of God will go forward with or without you.  When you say no you will never know what blessings you missed out on.
     Sacrifice:  "Brings forth the blessings of Heaven."  A subject I really need to work on!
     Silence:  Is golden or else someone is way ticked at you!
     Sanity:  Speaking from experience...if you lose it I promise it will come back. 
     Sex:  It is a fact of life that this is what determines the gender of my grandchildren!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

'R' U Ready

     Reminisce:  Thirty three years ago Scott and I were sealed in the Manti Temple!  My how time flies!  Happy Anniversary Mr. B!  Love ya!
     Relief:  The feeling I will have when next weekend is over!
     Respect:  To receive it you must give it.
     Remember:  This word plays an important role in the scriptures.  Obviously our Heavenly Father wants us to remember.  Remember our covenants, remember our ancestors, remember our blessings, remember, remember, remember.
     Reflect:  Take time out to reflect on all the things you are to remember!
     Recreation:  Take time to play. It is good for what ails you.
     Replenish:  To provide ones parents with grandbabies!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Q T Pie

     Quilts:  Families are like quilts.  Different styles, sizes, shapes, colors, all pieced together with love.
     Quality vs. Quantity:  Children need both quality and quantity time with their parents.
     Quiet:  Early hours before the kids are up or late evenings after they have gone to bed.
     Quarrel:  Usually a way of saying my idea is the best or I am right.  Which the woman most always is by the way!  No sense quarreling about that one.
     Q  T  Pie:  That would be all my grandchildren.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

P...Plain O P

     Pessimism:  A feeling you get when you watch the news!
     Peace:  A feeling that comes from knowing who is truly in charge!
     Perfect:  You are NOT a perfect parent.  You do NOT have perfect children.  It is NOT a perfect world.  So deal with it  and enjoy Mothers Day!
     Pack:  Lightly.  It makes the load so much the easier.
     Posterity:  This would be my perfect grandchildren!

Monday, August 8, 2011

O My Gosh Only 12 More Days!

     Offense:  If someone offends you intentionally then feel sorry for them and their rudeness.  If some offends you unintentionally then why should you even be offended. 
     Obedience:  The way to obtain blessings, the only way.
     One and Only:  Your spouse!
     Occupation:  There is no greater occupation than that of parenthood.  
     Opinion:  Everyone is entitled to their own.  Respect that in others.  Agree to disagree.
     Old Age:  At this point it beats the alternative, but I suppose there comes a time when it does not.
     Optimism:  Definitely takes more mental exertion than pessimism, which seems to come so natural to man.  President Gordon B. Hinckley.  Wonderful example of optimism!  Love the man.
     Offspring:  Your offspring means children for you and GRAND children for me!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

'N'....Naked, naked

     Necessities:  "Fathers are responsible to provide the necessities of life."  Clothing is a necessity, fashion styles are not.  Shelter is a necessity.  Monster home is not.  Food is a necessity.  Chocolate and Pepsi are not.....well then again maybe they are!
     Nurture:   Your children, your spouse, your testimony.
     Naughty:  You definitely do NOT want to be on this list at Christmas time.
     Nice:  Yes, this is the list you want to be on at Christmas time and all year through.  But if by chance you end up on the naughty list remember the word repentance.
     Naked:  The word we have all been waiting for.  It is a fact of life that we all enter this world in this condition.  Nothing is more beautiful than a brand new naked baby! Except a brand new naked grand baby!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

M...then comes Marriage

     Marriage:  "Is ordained of God."  Amen
     Money:  Manage it or it manages you.  It is your choice.
     Mother:  The most influential job title ever!
     Music:  Has a most powerful influence on the soul.  Choose an uplifting positive influence.
     Multiply:  And replenish the earth or at least Grandma's house!

Friday, August 5, 2011

'L' first comes LoVe...

     Laugh:  At yourself but never at others.  Rather laugh with others.
     Life:  It has been a most wonderful one.  Hope yours is also!
     Less:  Is sometimes more.  Less house means more time and money for you!
     Loyalty:  Be it to your family, country, and God.
     Love:  Some are easier to love than others, what more can I say.
     Learn:  From your mistakes and the mistakes of others! Then they aren't mistakes, but rather life learning experiences!
     Labor:  May be difficult for pregnant moms, but grandmas love the results!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

'K' Kay soon to be Bassett

     Karma:  Yes, it does exist.  What goes around comes around.
     Kisses:  Are definitely sweeter than wine!  Like I would know much about that.  Coming from toddlers, those are the best!
     Knowledge:  Teenagers have it, parents don't.
     Kindergarten:  "Everything I needed to know I learned in Kindergarten."  Everything I need to know I learn from kindergartners!
     Kinfolk:  Can be so annoying, but love us anyway!
     Kids:  So much fun, especially when they are 'grand'!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

'J' umping for Joy 10 days down!

     Jolly:  Some days you are, some days you are not.  Unless, of course, your name is SANTA!  Then you are always jolly!!!
     Jewels:  Precious stones that  most women love.  But for me, my grandchildren are my jewels!
     Joy:  "Men are that they might have joy."  Not to be confused with fun.  Totally two different topics.
     Jobs:  Some pay money, some pay internal rewards, some pay both.  Motherhood is the best job, next to grandmother!  It, of course, pays in hugs and kisses!  And the great reward of seeing your offspring grow up to be intelligent, hardworking, service oriented adults!
     Justice:  Watching your children raise children of their own!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I lOvE yOu!

     Imagination:  Visit this playground often.  Use it to positively create a beautiful personal world.  Never use it for the 'what ifs' or 'if only'.
     Influence:  Never underestimate the power of your influence!  Always use this power to lift and build the good in yourself and others.
     Inquire:  The Lord loves an inquiring mind!  Inquire, inquire, inquire!
     Investments:  When investing your time and money remember to keep an eternal perspective.  You are my best investments!
     Infants:  My grand children when they first leave their Heavenly Home!

Monday, August 1, 2011

H Hot Diggity Dog

     House:  A structure. Larger means less.  Less free time, less paycheck.  It is not to be confused with home.
     Home:  A place in your heart.  It consists of people not furnishings.  It consists of memories, laughter, love.  It is portable and can always go with you.  You may lose your house, but you never lose your home.
     Happiness:   "Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ."  Family Proclamation
     Honesty:   Relationships thrive on it.  Lightens our load. 
     Heart:  Grandchildren tend to steal them from Grandpas and Grandmas!