Karen's Keepers

Karen's Keepers

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart”

August has been a busy, busy month. First – At the beginning of the month I sanded, stained, and finished a couple of bathroom cupboards a darker color. They were blond wood before, and I used ‘walnut’. I plan on doing our master bath also, but I haven’t had time yet.


Randy had knee surgery where the doctor went in arthroscopically and cleaned up his meniscus. He was on crutches for several days, but it is healing nicely and he is now recuperating. Hopefully he will be able to walk without a limp soon!

Ingrid’s female Vizsla had her 3rd litter of puppies – 7 males and 1 female. They figure they will let her have one more litter and then ‘retire’ her from being a ‘mama’.

By far the most exciting thing to happen is that Dylan came home from his mission August 22. Jesse and Amanda arrived from Texas on Tuesday evening and then Jesse did a stand-up bit on Wednesday night at Wise Guys. I hear it went real well. Then on Thursday we went to the airport to pick up Dylan. Words cannot express what a great feeling that was. 

We took him to see the Stake President that evening to get released as a missionary. On Friday afternoon/evening we went out to Ingrid’s place. First was target shooting, then dinner, then games. Fun times. 







Saturday some of the family went up to Park City and rode the zip line. Dylan talked in church on Sunday. He did a great job – it was spiritual, humorous, and he even included quotes from the Primary children from letters that they had sent to him. On Monday several of my kids went to a sculpture garden and then hiked up to “The Living Room” above Salt Lake City.

On Tuesday morning we took Jesse and Amanda to the airport early in the morning and they flew home. Dylan cleaned out his dresser and closet and got rid of a lot of clothes that don’t fit him anymore and some other miscellaneous items. It was a great week - life is almost back to normal.


  1. Wow its so amazing how much has changed since I was your neighbor in Tn. I can't believe the kids that I used to babysit are all grown up and have families of their own. I guess on the flip side you probably are the same view on me since I was probably in middle or high school last time you saw me and now I'm a mom to a beautiful daughter, engaged again and about to move to Kansas. Life is funny how it brings people back together in different ways. I love this page it lets me keep up with you all in one place :)

  2. Nicole - where in Kansas are you moving to?