Saturday, June 13, 2009

Presley Welcoming in Spring!

What a delightful and happly little girl....what a bright spot she brings into our lives. Where has all the time gone, she is now 8 months old and learning to crawl and talk. Talk about wrapping a guy around her fingers she has that down to a tee. When Noah walks into the room she lights up and when he holds her she wrappes her arm around him. She loves all the guys in her life. When she hears Monica's voice she looks all around and then just smiles like no other.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Swoop loving Presley!
Nana and Papa enjoying Presley!
Great Grandma Wilson came for a visit and to hold darling Presley!
Josie getting to hold and cuddle with the joy of her life!

Presley practicing the rolling over, almost there but not quite.
Presley giving Grandpa a big hug!
Presley loves her car seat toy, all bundled up to go out into the snow.

Presley Jean Shears 3 Month Old......

This is our precious little girl who is growing up so fast. Presley is an absolute delight and you know she is a Shears' as she is trying to talk already. When she smiles it melts your heart, the dimples come out, she scrunches up her face and giggles. Noah and Monica said that today she slept in until 11:00 am, another clue she is Noah and Monica's little girl as on weekends they love to sleep in. She did get up at 7am, ate and went right back to sleep. It won't be long before she rolls over, she really tries but just hasn't fully figured out the rolling of the hip. She has the shoulder down and swings the foot but the hip is stopping her for the next day or two. She meets with the cardiologist tomorrow so we are keeping our fingers crossed that all has healed as it is supposed to and no surgery will be required. Presley is loved by all who see her and is so fascinated with Swoop as he is with her.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Where did 2008 go? So many exciting and sad things happened in our family as I am sure it did to every ones. Many major events happened, Lon and I celebrated 33 years of marriage and we ask ourselves where did all the time go? We became grandparents to a beautiful little girl, Presley Jean and we just can't get enough of her and her contagious smile.

As with every New Year resolutions are made and forgotten. In 2009 we will again make our resolutions and they will focus on family and staying in touch and reminding them daily how much we love and appreciate them. We will continue to put into practice those things we have learned from Dave Ramsey to get financially sound in our money matters, paying close attention to where we spend our money and asking ourselves is it a want or a need. We will once again strive to get control of our health and make exercise a daily part of our lives and eat healthier. Remembering daily to thank God, who created this wonderful world for us all to enjoy, the wisdom we were given with the establishment of the family unit and keeping our eyes focused on giving to those less fortunate. Very basic but we feel that this is what the Lord had in store for us; to be grateful for what we were given and share our knowledge and wisdom with others as we preserve what we were given and do our utmost to make it a better place for those that follow. Honesty in all our dealings is what it seems many in this country or businesses have lost site of and greed has taken over. Our hope and prayer is that each of us will do our part and remember to be honest in all our dealings with others and to reach out to those in need. God bless you all and may each of us enjoy a wonderful New Year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ruby Princess December 2008

We just returned from a Western Caribbean cruise aboard Princess's newest ship the Ruby Princess. We left Ft. Lauderdale on 12/6/08 returning on 12/13/08 with stops in Ocho Rios Jamaica, Georgetown Grand Cayman, Cozumel and a scheduled stop at Princess Cays however seas too rough to tender in so the captain came on and said "Sometimes I have to make an announcement that you don't want to hear, but due to the conditions and the safety of my passengers we will be pulling up anchor and putting back out to sea!" We didn't care as it was just another beach day and the hot tubs cured our need for water. The ship was absolutely beautiful decorated for Christmas and the food was wonderful, unfortunately the scales showed it at the end of the cruise. Lon dressed as Santa Claus on the final formal night and had a great time with the guests' on the ship. We spent this wonderful week with our best friends Steve & Deb Weese with their daughters Katie and Kim starting out at a condo in Ft. Lauderdale before our cruise. We spent a day at a private resort Sunset Grande Jamaica and had fun swimming, using the water slide and playing on the water tramp. In Grand Cayman we went shopping and then spent a relaxing and entertaining day at Margarittaville where all participated in the fun and games. In Cozumel we went to a private beach where the girls went jet skiing and we relaxed in a hot tub which wasn't very hot. When you have the fun we do, enjoy the company, new people that you meet, breathtaking sun rises and sunsets you say to yourself 'What a Wonderful World' Can't wait for the next cruise April....

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Trivia

Was sent this and thought it would be fun to share.


An early Thanksgiving was had with our family all here, except Christie! Lon and I love family and friends and having them around makes us a better couple. We have so much to be thankful for in our lives and celebrating this year with Josh here and Presley making her first visit to join in this great celebration. The guys went golfing and left me in charge of the cooking, grumbling was heard as I haven't cooked in over 6 months due to being on Jenny Craig but after it was all said and done we left the table full of good food. New low cal recipes were tried and enjoyed by all, amazing what a few simple changes can do. We played games, had great conversation and rejoiced in how lucky we all are to have what we have and to have enjoyed years of traveling together. God has blessed our family so much and we give him thanks!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Utah vs BYU 48 - 24

The game the guys had been waiting for finally came on November 22nd. Josh flew in to celebrate the game with his family but more importantly to surprise Noah and Monica and meet his niece Presley. Lon began the week sporting his Ute flag on his truck, while on his route Friday his fellow employees took the opportunity to decorate his car sporting their excitement for a BYU victory. We had a group of 16 or so to celebrate the game and have dinner but at 12:30 our power went out and after several phone calls we were advised that the power would not be on until 9:30pm. That was not going to work with all the testosterone and anticipation in our home so we all loaded up and went to JR's to watch the game. There were lots of loud voices as they got into the game, moans on missed interception attempts, high fives when touch downs by the Ute's were being made and disbelief on a couple of BYU's efforts to keep in the game. Our future University of Utah Cheerleader with a uniform to prove it celebrated with her dad and grandpa at her home.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Presley Shears

Presley Our First Grand Daughter

On October 9, 2008 Presley Jean Shears made a 6 week early appearace into the world to surprise us all. She spent her first month in NICU at McKay Dee Hospital before being allowed to come home. Precious Presley was home for 5 days before she became homesick and went for an overnight visit to the NICU once again. She is a beautiful 7lb 2oz little girls with brown hair and blue eyes and has more clothes than she will ever be able to wear. She is being spoiled rotten by those that have been able to see her. Uncle Josh surprised them all with a welcomed visit on November 15th and he has enjoyed feeding her and holding her and having the Presley smile showered on him.