Wednesday, September 25, 2013


I can't believe that I deleted the post about my sisters!!  Thank you, Karen for apprising me of that or I might not have noticed:)  I definitely want them back on here for the book of posts that I am going to make (with Sarah's help:)  I don't want to leave them out!!
We got together as a family for Terri's son, Sam, who reported his mission on the 15th of this month.
It was really fun for me to get to visit with them!
I think I'll take the opportunity to write a few Words about my sisters.
My oldest sister is Terri (far right).  She is a really fun person to be around!  She always has something to talk about which is good because sometimes I just like to sit back and listen.  Terri has always been athletic.  She played sports all through high school and even into college.  She has five children and two grandchildren.  Her husband, Pete, is the Stake President of the North Las Vegas Stake. Our family has enjoyed swimming in her pool through the many years.  The kids loved to spend time at Aunt Terri's pool:)  I remember the year that Gary was in his accident.  Pete and Terri and their family came all the way up to Salt Lake during their Christmas vacation to visit with him.  They came and stayed with Gary for a few hours so that Rick and I could go have some time alone.  That was very good of them!   This past year has been rough for Terri getting through her breast cancer treatments.  She is in the "rebuilding" stage of her treatment and she makes me laugh when she says things like, "Me and my new boobs are going to Hawaii in January!"  HAHA:)  Her hair is growing back and she is glad not to have to wear a wig anymore:)  Terri works for a pediatric dentist doing secretarial work. 
Next to the oldest is Deanna.  (To the left of Terri)  She has been someone I have looked up to and have wanted to be like all of my life.  She is so good and kind.  When I was young I loved to recieve her hand- me -downshoes (and clothes).  (She loves shoes and has a plethora in her closet!!)  She taught me to love to shop at the Salvation Army when I was young.  We called it the SA so know one would know that we had bought second hand clothes.  We found some great stuff there:)  She was a cheerleader in high school and I thought she was so beautiful.  It was fun for me as I got into high school seven years behind her and I got to wear some of the same uniforms that she had worn:)  FYI....The school kept the uniforms and so by the time I got there we had at least three skirts and five tops to choose from on any given game day!  Anyway,  Deanna lives in St. George and I see her the most of any of my sisters because we go to St. George pretty often.  She is married to Kelly and they have five boys and eight grandchildren with another on the way.   Deanna works for the Marriott Hotel in their catering department.
My youngest sister is Mare (short for MaryEllen..... on the left) Mare and I grew up together as we were a little over two years apart....three in school.  We shared a room all of our growing up years and I'm afraid that I wasn't a very good big sister.  She was tidy and I was NOT.  She was quiet and I was NOT.  She was nice and I was NOT!  While our personalities were very different we still had plenty of good times together.  We loved playing board games and having mud fights after a summer rain storm.  We loved to play with our good friend, Lynn, who lived just next door.  Some days we would pretend that one was a horse and one was a rider and run around the yard yelling HIYATAH!  meaning giddeup:)  We also loved riding our horse, Belle, in the desert by our house.   We would sing around the piano a lot too.  She would sing soprano and I would sing alto.  Lots of fun times!!  Mare married her childhood friend Boyd Nelson and they have two girls.  Her second child, Scarlett, came as a surprise after her oldest, Gabriella, was in high school.  So Mare has three year old Scarlett to keep her young.   She is an excellent mom and is very talented in many ways. 
 I love to visit with her when I go home to Vegas.
So there you have it!  A short run down of my awesome sisters!  They are all just really great people!  I am very blessed to have them in my life!


  1. What a good looking bunch! It was so good to see you, and chat for a few minutes!

  2. What a WONDERFUL write-up!! I'm really glad you deleted it the first time!! This is SO NICE and informative!! I did not know those things AT ALL about your family!! How fun to find out!!
    ... (It makes me wonder what you would say about each of your OTHER sisters---US---if you were to write a synopsis of our lives!) :)
    I'm sure happy that your sister Terri is doing so well after her surgery!! (I think a trip to Hawaii is just what she's needing!!!) :) Thanks for writing about these great sisters of yours!! (and I already KNOW that your Mom is FANTASTIC!) Love, Karen