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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Just making cookies...

Got some happy time making some big buttery chocolate chip cookies and I really wish I could share the way the scent just fills up the kitchen!!!

Things are getting better and as much as it can hurt to say this things are also getting back to normal.

Love to you all and I hope you all have a fabulous Fall!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

It's Fall Again

The Fall season has arrived and it looks like Winter will be here tomorrow.

Christie would have loved it! She loved cozying up when it was cold outside and her favorite robe and slippers are ready for her on her chair.

We had a memorial service at the ranch back in August. It was mostly people from the church but some of Christie's friends and business partners attended and paid their respects. She knew a lot of nice people.

She didn't want a stone so we respected her wishes and put her ashes in with a new aspen tree near the house. This was we'll always see something living to remind us of her life.

Her kids are doing fine. Amy is taking care of Lizzy who was born back in February and the other kids get to have love from five parents.

Losing Christie was like losing my anchor in the world and in the middle of trying to mourn her loss I also had to step up and start trying to be the leader that she was and I know I will never be able to do that like she did. You never really appreciate everything that someone does until they're not doing it anymore and then it still has to be done.

There was someone great who said that he didn't achieve much in life because he stood on the shoulders of giants and I feel the same way.

I know that we will all get used to our new normal but right now it's still very hard and it's even harder to think of the holidays ahead where we will miss Christie being our everything.

Please forgive me for not writing more on here or on email it's just that every time I try I just end up crying and not able to get anything done.

You are all deeply appreciated and I still covet your prayers for our family.

God bless you all!


Sunday, August 11, 2019

Christie has gone home

This morning Christie went home to be with the Lord.

She was a very private person and I am struggling to honor her wishes by not telling you everything I know. I will say that her birth name was Christiana Maria Snowden White and that she was born in Moscow, Idaho on May 27, 1980.

Christie was the devoted wife of Steven and the beloved mother of Eric, Emily, Renee, Samuel, and Elizabeth.

She was also my closest and best friend in the world and she will be deeply missed.

I loved her and she loved everyone.


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

We really need your prayers

I'm sorry to not post anything for so long and then just ask for prayer.

Christie started getting sick earlier this year and then last week she ended up in the hospital in SLC. They found out that she has stage four pancreatic cancer and it got caught very late. They kept her in the hospital and she started chemo and radiation and we really, really are asking for a miracle!

We really covet your prayers and ask for God's healing!

Thank you!!!


Saturday, January 26, 2019

January 2019

Wow, a lot has happened since the last time I posted anything on here!!!

I'll start with my good news that Matthew David joined our family on January 20th! He's gorgeous and healthy and he's probably the loudest of all of my babies!

The other baby news to share is Amy had Colette Suzanne back in September and Cydne had Aubree Renee in October.

Christie is due late next month but she's so big she looks like she's due sooner. The pregnancy is going good for her and I can't even begin to say what a blessing that is!!!

Our really unexpected news that I will share is that Macy came back to us last August. We're really happy to have Macy and her kids home again and she's committed to staying this time and is expecting a baby in April. Things did not work out for her at home so she reached out to us and after a lot of prayer and discussion we welcomed her home.

Yes, that means five wives in the house and I cannot even begin to say how there will NEVER be a sixth!!!

I really missed Macy so I'm happy she's home.

Steve is doing well and he's got a lot of work going on and that's a good thing. I know a lot of people don't like President Trump but we're doing much better since he became President. We had a number of problems with regulations about water on the ranch that are now gone and that's huge for us.

Chinese tourists are a problem along the road. They see the bison and then come over the fence to get close and take pictures and we've had to chase them off a few times. We even had a bus come the whole two miles up our road to the house! Crazy!!! I know it doesn't get in the news a lot but these people are getting hurt up this way quite a lot. They don't understand that not all of the West is a national park. I'm hoping there will be fewer of them this summer.

We're looking at adding to the house and that's going to be a big project to make a log home bigger. Steve is saying maybe next year (2020) we'll get started on that. I know we need the space but I really hate all the noise and dirt and dust that you get when you tear up a house.

I haven't been on email or much of anything else for a while. We had problems with our internet and then it's just been so busy with so many things. It's hard to get time to do things like write on here and then write to everyone. I am sorry to all of you who are overdue for emails from me!!!

Our orchard is doing great and we're getting a lot of apples and stonefruits every year. Our few peach trees are doing okay even though this really isn't peach country. The cherries are doing great.

I'm looking forward to spring and getting the garden going again. Our garden for the house is four acres now and that seems a lot but we sell the excess and then the culls go to feeding the animals. Can't even tell you all how much I am looking forward to a salad!!!

I had to add moderation to the comments on here because I had a lot of spam messages getting posted in Arabic. Things like pest control and gay pornography. So sorry I had to do that but it does make me get on here more often!

I have a huge bison stew going right now and need to get back to it. I hope you all have a wonderful 2019!