Thursday, February 16, 2012

DRAMA - That's Me...

Here it is the middle of February and I haven't blogged in forever!  Let's see what has happened?..well in October Ed told me he didn't want to be married to me anymore so we are divorcing.  It has been coming for a while and I'm ok with it.  We are each responsible for our own happiness and not the happiness of others.  I'm going back to Allred - and I like it.  Dorlene Rogers Allred Maloy Allred DRAMA - that's me.

I spent Christmas in the Valley with Jenna's family.  It was so fun to see those little grand kids excited about Santa Claus.  Boy were they bummed out that they couldn't open any presents until AFTER Church!  I have some pictures of Gunnar looking pretty grouchy. 

The New Year started out with my birthday on January 2nd followed by Weston on the 17th and Bailey on the 22nd.  I was back for her birthday and preparing to go back at any time because Jenna never goes full term on her pregnancies.  The last week in January the dr. tells her that he doesn't think she will go much longer. 

February 4th is Tad's birthday and I got a call at 2:40 a.m. that Jenna is headed to the hospital.  At 4:01 a.m. Presley Dawn Farnes was born.  I got down there Saturday and she is beautiful.  She weighed 6# 6 oz. and is 20 1/2 inches long; lighter hair than Bailey and Brinley and not as much as they had.  I think she looks more like Gunnar.  Clancey McBride and Gage Wiltbank also have the 4th as their birthdays - now we have four family members sharing the same day!  I stayed all week to help Jenna and to celebrate Gunnar's 6th birthday on the 11th.  I cannot believe that my first grand baby is 6 years old.  Where in the heck did the time go?  Ryker turned 7 months old on the 7th; Cache turned 3 the day after Christmas and Trentin's birthday is March 8th.  Dang Jenna has all of the kids packed in there in January and February except Brinley who turned 18 months old on the 4th - she and Presley are 18 months apart to the day!

I have been blessed far beyond my worthiness.  I am grateful for my testimony.  Ryker was blessed in October and it was so good.  Grandma Mary surprised Tad and came up for it.  Ryker received a beautiful blessing from his grandpa Peterson. 

My dear Uncle Richard passed away on November 27th.  It was a shock but maybe a blessing.  He hasn't felt good for awhile.  I am grateful for all that he did for me.  He confirmed me a member of the church in 1972; he and Aunt Virginia went with me to the Manti Temple to be married.  He has done so much for so many and my dad misses him terribly.  He was in church the day we blessed Ryker.  I know that he was able to tell Don of that special day.

Everyone communicates via Facebook nowdays and very few people blog anymore.  I am sad, I liked keeping up but I guess the Facebook posts are as good as it gets.

My Favorite Books (So Far)

  • Anything by Neal A. Maxwell
  • Captains & The Kings - Taylor Caldwell
  • Erma Bombeck
  • Heaven & Hell - John Jakes
  • Love & War - John Jakes
  • North & South - John Jakes
  • The Dwelling Place - Catherine Cookson

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Crazy grandma, obsessed with scrapbooking everything in her kids' lives and then some!