Friday, August 29, 2014


Good afternoon/evening!  I have thought it might be fun to gather a few pictures of my sweet Morley, or Mel as I have always known him.  He is definitely the love of my life!  It has been fun to be married to him for the last 44 years.  And since today is our day of celebration, I thought I would share how lucky and blessed I feel to be married to such a fine man.  He really is wonderful.  Not just to me, but to my family and friends.  So here are a few photos of him that I love.
Mel as a cub scout.
As a high school student
As a high school graduate
Our engagement picture
My favorite picture of us together
I just want it down for the record that I love him now, and forever.  I feel so very blessed.  And that is all I need to say.  Happy Anniversary to my dear Morley Jones Weyerman!!!!!!!  Melody

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Very, very Old!!!!!

Hi!  I have been doing a catch up day today.  Mostly catching up on resting.  I did watch 2 year and 364 day old Alex.  It's his birthday tomorrow.  That was only for an hour.  Then I did the rest of my visiting teaching, that was a couple of hours.  But I came home from that feeling exhausted.  So I have just been laying around here with my feet up watching netflix.
Tomorrow is our anniversary....44 years!  It is hard to believe that so much time has gone by!!!!!  But it really has.  All I have to do to convince myself of that is to look in the mirror.  I am not that innocent young bride any longer.  But I hope I have become a little bit more like my mom and grandmas.  They were all such good women!  And they each aged beautifully.  Which makes me think I need to start back to weight watchers...sigh!  I guess it is all in how you perceive beauty.  So we really have no plans for the long weekend.  We are both kind of worn out from our trip:)  It sounds really nice to have dinner in and spend the weekend here at home.  I may get some steaks to barbecue or something nice.
I am fully aware that I have not been writing terribly well for a while now.  I did have a couple of things to share from the sign downtown.  Are you ready?  "Oily - the opposite of late."  And the other side..........hmmmmmmmmm.  I guess I will have to drive by it one more time.  It completely escapes me.  But I'm sure it was funny.
I could tell you how Taylor commented on my age yesterday.  I accidentally scraped myself when his text book fell off the table onto my shin.  Anyway, it started bleeding and Taylor said, "Wow, are you bleeding like that because you are so very, very old?"  I had to explain that NO, I was just on a blood thinner and so it made me bleed a little more easily than normal.  I liked the "very, very" part.  He is so funny.  He is always modifying his behavior to go along with his very old grandma.  Like I will say, "Slow down, you're walking way too fast!"  And he will say, "Oh yeah, I forgot you are old!"  It would make me feel bad if it wasn't so funny....and true!  Of course I don't feel as old as he thinks I am, but it's all relative.  I can remember a time when I thought teenagers were old!
Well, I guess this old granny had better whip up some grub for my old man who just got home from work.  I hope all is happy and well in cyberspace!!!!!!!!  Take care and HAVVVVVVVVVGreat evening!!!!!  Melody

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Hola!  Things are back to rollicking normal around here. I am watching Curious George with Taylor and Alex while Liz and Adrian are shopping. It is fun to be a grandma but I am hoping they return soon. I have so much laundry from our trip. I've done a few loads but I have a few more to do. 
I did get some visiting teaching done. We will do the rest tomorrow. We have had a hard time this month because we have both been gone a lot. We have such nice ladies to visit I wouldn't want to miss anyone. 
A funny thing happened today. I got a chance to "pay it forward". A lady and her toddler ran out of gas downtown by Mel's shop. They needed a ride to the pharmacy and then home. I was glad to help. I felt so sorry for her though. As I talked to her I realized how very blessed and sheltered my life has been. Some people have it much harder. She was really struggling I think. I felt bad for her. I hope life treats her kinder in the future. 
Well I had better pay attention to these cute kids. Take care and remember I'm still pulling for you. HAVVVGW!!!!  Melody

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Good evening!  We're home again. It feels so nice to be here. Everything is so comfortable!  I guess that is the hardest part of being away. Not that I am spoiled or anything. But I love my own bed and my favorite chair. And my fridge!  And of course the washing machine. It's great to be able to feel clean and comfortable. Not that our trip wasn't great. I loved all we were able to see and do. And especially to be with so many people I adore. 
So I guess I am feeling pretty good tonight. I hope all is good for you and yours!  Melody

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Night the World Around

Good evening!  We are in Burns tonight...a little closer to home. Our car got fixed and we left Bend about 4 pm which didn't give us much travel time since our running lights are not working on the trailer and we can't travel at night. Wow, that was a long sentence. Anyway we should make it the rest of the way home tomorrow, only a day later than planned. And a little more rested. 
I think it has been a good experience to have a little glitch in our travels. It has helped me remember how unpredictable life can be. And that has made me more determined to get things in order. I have a few projects I need to work storage being one of them. It's not too terrible, but there is room for improvement. And family history. I think I will need to set a regular time for that. And a bunch more too numerous to list. I think I figure I have all the time in the world and so I put things off that should have a higher priority. Anyway it has been good to have an extra day for reflection. And I am ready to go home!
So nighty night. May all good things be yours!  (I am feeling generous). Melody

Sunday, August 24, 2014

When Upon Life's Billows

Good evening!  We are in Bend, Oregon tonight.  We had hoped to be closer to home, but our car quit.  We were about 50 miles past Bend, when the car overheated.  A kind young man stopped and helped us. He waited for the tow truck to come and tow our car and he pulled our trailer with his truck and followed us into town.  We couldn't believe how helpful he was!  Anyway, the car is in a shop here in town.  We won't know much until tomorrow when the shop opens.  In the meantime we are in a nice motel waiting it out.  Our trailer is full of all the kids sleeping bags and tents so we can't really use it.  Although if this drags on we may empty it out.  We will take one day at a time.
I enjoyed getting to know the two young men that helped us today.  Ty was the one who stopped.  We were actually the fourth people he helped today.  He said he felt inspired to help whomever needed help today.  He was a Godsend for us.  The second young man was the tow truck driver.  I rode back to town with him...about an hour I guess.  He told me he was leaving for Tennessee next week.  He has a job there.  I enjoyed hearing about his life and his cute family.  He showed me a picture of his wife and two children.  So even though it was not what we had planned, I enjoyed the day.  I guess we have a little time to get know Bend a little better.  I like this town, and I wasn't ready to end this vacation quite yet;)
Well, I am going to get some sleep!  Sweet dreams!  Melody

In the Light of the Gospel!

Good morning!  All is well on this beautiful Sabbath day!  We are back at my dad's since last night. The motel in Yakima had my case of meds, so I was able to pick them up on our way back here. And we had a good nights sleep. We are starting back home today. We will have to travel for two days to pull this trailer in a safe manner. And Mel is anxious to get back to work. 
I have had a wonderful time, but I am definitely ready to be home again....and paint!  I feel so inspired to get back to painting. It was great to see my uncles paintings, and it made me feel encouraged to go forward. He is still painting and he will be 93 in November. It makes me feel young!  I guess I get a little discouraged thinking I am too old to do well enough.  But it made me realize I can just do my best and keep learning to do better. 
Anyhow I just feel better this morning. I hope I can feel this way when real life sets in again. It does get a little busy and distracting with all the worries and demands of every day. I am so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ that strengthens me and continues to give me hope.  I will include a link to a great talk I read this morning when I get home. It is harder to do on my iPhone so I will not try:). I hope life is treating you well out there in cyberspace!!!  I'm still pulling for you!!!!  HAVVVVGreat Sabbath!!!!  Melody

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Party On!

Good morning!  It is beautiful and sunny here in Wenatchee. We had such a fun day yesterday visiting with my aunt and uncle and my dear sweet cousins and their families!  It is wonderful to celebrate 90 years of good living. My cousin Leslie has eight sons, and four of them were able to come!  They are all grown up now and it was fun to get to know them just a little better.  I have seen them a few times over the years but not often. They moved to Missouri in 1973. So it has been hard to visit.
My cousin Bret is a furniture/cabinet maker. He is making a bed from old organ pipes right now.  He is an artist in his own right!

My dad had such fun visiting with my uncle Ken. Me too!  I wish we could visit more, but life is beckoning us back to work.  But I took some photos to remember it all.

The birthday girl (in blue). My aunt Glynn. 

This is my beautiful cousin Leslie. She has always been a good friend to me!

So the party was great.  But when we got back to our hotel I discovered we were missing my bag with all my medicine and toiletries!   I think we must have accidentally left it in Yakima.  I tried calling the motel last night but they said to call back today when their housekeeping staff was in.  It's not super terrible, but I am a little worried because we are traveling and we sit for so long.  I haven't stressed too much cuz I take a blood thinner.  So I will make sure we stop often and walk around.  And I will pick up some aspirin somewhere this morning!  I guess there has to be a little opposition or it would all be way too wonderful!  I have really enjoyed this trip!
Anyway, I hope all is great wherever you may be in this wide and wondrous world!  I'm pulling for you!  HAVVVVVGW!!!!  Melody