Monday, January 30, 2012

catching up

Rachel told me I need to use my blog more so they know what's going on. So here we go! Bill Marriott was sealed to Lara (Lois) Presnell Christensen in the Bountiful Temple on Friday, the 27th of January. They are classmates at Ben Lomond and they had a class reunion last summer and got acquainted. She has lived in Boston for the past 22 years so it was a different courtship. We had my siblings and spouses to a party between Christmas and New Years and Bill showed up with a fiance. We all had wondered why he hadn't been calling all of us so much, but that was the answer. She has five daughters, two in Texas two in Ut. and one in Boston. Four of them were at the wedding. The one not there is having her 5th girl this next week in Houston and Bill and Lara are going there on their honeymoon to help out. Richard was here last week for his Huntsman tests and treatments. His blood count was up enough they didn't have to do a transfusion. He has been having weekly transfusions since he was here 3 months ago. Cheryl, Dave, Jason and Lisa came up from Mesa so we had 8 of the siblings there. Janice didn't even come to the dinner, but Rich did. Bruce and Connie have their mission papers in and are waiting for their call. Lisa Johson was married again in Nov. and lives in Aurora,Ut and they are planning on going to the temple in Nov. to be sealed if he can get his previous sealing dissolved. Her husband has a 12yr. old son and a 10 yr. old daughter and they have really taken to Lisa. They live with their mother in Vernal, but she is willing to let them visit anytime they can arrange it. Grandpa had his first colonoscopy this past Monday and John Lowe told him he was certainly overdue. Everything was fine, but he needs to have some hemorhoids removed. They have a system now called (banding) and any of you who helped with the lambs will know what that is. It is a good method with no pain. John told Don it was just like docking the lambs. I wonder if they got the idea from that. We are so sorry about Donene and Ryan's flooding of their house. I hope that things are better now. There has been lot of flooding in Liberty with the ground frozen and so much rain in Jan. Certainly has been a different winter. Sammy and Erik are having a girl in June, Brett and Maddie are having a boy in July and Crystal is supposed to find out the gender of their baby this week. Frank is excited about having a boy because it will carry on the Shaw name. My maintenance treatment are going well. I am having one on the 20th of Feb. They are 5hr. infusions that include everything I was having except the Chemo. The Rituxin kills the antibodies so that is what should keep things going good. We love you all and pray for all of you daily. Jake is having a great mission, bringing through the spirit many people, including entire families. This is long, but overdue. Love, Grandma