Trip to Indiana

Monday, November 3, 2008

Indiana Trip

We went to Indiana to see the sights and to visit members and non-members who touched Travis' life during his mission. It was so great to stay with the Waltons and the Shroyers. I feel like I met my best friends. We were able to visit with the Roberts family and take a piece of their sweet family with me. We were also able to Meet Deborah in Muncie, Bob and Joyce Cunningham we had a lovely dinner with them, also visited with Bro and Sis Brackett. Dave and Travis went to a Colts game and had a great time together. We went to a transfer meeting and meet many Elders that serve there. We also had the great opportunity to visit with President and Sister Cory. What a wonderful Mission President he is. To know that he knew Travis personally was a great comfort to me. We also went to the speed way and that was so incredible. It is so big, and to see the old cars were awesome to me.

We also took a day and want to Navuoo and Carthage Jail. That was so awesome. The spirit was so strong and warm while there. I didn't want to leave the area at all. We were able to attend the Temple there. We had a wonderful week, in fact I wish that it would have been longer so that we could spend more time with the people that took great care of Travis. Not only have you touched Travis' (Elder Grondel) life you have touched our life forever.

My idea of a fun Halloween

As you will see by the video above we had a great morning with our Halloween party. We made spiders out of cookies, we made cupcakes and licked our fingers a lot. We played some old fashion Halloween games. We danced and wrapped each other as mummies. We were so tired by the time the pizza came, we were ready for our naps. I sure do Love my kids and I sure hope that they know that.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Just wanted to Thank you all that came to listen to Travis speak on Sunday. It was a great talk and I can see such great growth in him. I appreciate all of your support throughout the past 2 years. Its takes more than 2 parents to raise a child and I am so happy that I have such a great support group while we raise our Children. Thanks again.

Love ya all


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Elder Grondel has arrived safe and sound. It is nice to have him back with the family. I really enjoy listening to his stories. I also enjoyed the many friends and family members that came to welcome him home last Friday evening.

Travis will be speaking in church this Sunday August 24 at 11:00 am. Our Chapel is the Treeline and Sahara Chapel. Any questions on how to get there call me at home.

Thanks again for all the Love and Support from everyone.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Elder Grondel is coming home

Elder Grondel is coming home. I am glad that he will not be walking.

He arrives on August 14th at 7:30 a.m. We will have a welcome home open house for him on Friday August 15th, at our home at 7:00 p.m. We will have dessert for you to enjoy. Come and visit with him and welcome him home.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Well this is prettier in Picture than it was in live wedding. I wish that I could do cakes like I used to do, with less flaws. I think that I wanted to make things so perfect that I just messed up on things.

My Nephew Jared got married this weekend He was married in the Las Vegas Temple to Eleesha Mandeles. It was a great day.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I Have a great Husband!!!!

Dave surprised me with these beautiful roses. I love to get flowers. Dave does a good job of picking the out.

Thats all I wanted to share. Hope you all have a great day.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

An Elder Grondel Update

Elder Grondel has been involved with lots of service. He went with other Elders to Columbus, Indiana to help with the clean up from the floods. Service is a great opportunity to rub shoulders with the non-members and to plant seeds of the gospel.

This week he found out that he will be training a new Elder straight from the MTC. This is one of the things that Elder Grondel loves to do, train new Elders. Elder Grondel has also moved, not to a new area just to a new apartment/house. His new address is 2301 S. Pierce Muncie, IN 47302
He is teaching a Sister name Debra and she has set a baptismal date of Aug. 1st. So if you could keep her in your prayers, he would love that.
Thats all the news we hear from Indiana.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Grand Baby #4 has arrived ! Ryan Matthew Troxell arrived via Dr. Paul at 2:51 on the 1st day of Summer. He weighted in at 8lbs. 13 ozs. 201/2 long. We think that he is so wonderful already. I can't wait to get him to Grammy's house to spoil him.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Graduation Day was wonderful. We had a great day as family and friends. I can't believe that Blayne is old enough to even graduate but he did. I am sure glad that it was dark in the building cause I am a big cry baby. I've cried everytime and I am sure that I will cry more times. I am thankful to all of those who have helped with Blaynes education and everything else that he has done thus far in his life. I pray that you will continue to help him in the future.

We are caught up to date until Michelle has her baby. SOON we hope

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Thought that I would get up to speed. Not to much changes in my life. From time to time I get a little excitement. Last week was the Senior game for Baseball. It is hard to see the season come to an end. That means that Blayne will not be playing ball to much. We have watched him play since he was 4 yrs old and we will so much miss it. We will miss all the friends that we have made along the way. Donny will keep us in Little League for a few more years.

I also decorated a wedding cake this week. I don't think that I am as good at doing them anymore. I get a little shaky with my hands. I always worry if the Bride will like it or not. I do not know this bride so I hope that she will like it.

Monday, April 21, 2008

28 years have gone by since this picture. I love Dave more then I thought that I ever could. He is a hard working , quiet, gentle man. We have had a great marriage. The one thing that I appreciate the most is that Dave never wants to fight. Sometimes I think that it is good to get your feeling out but not him and it has taught me how to deal with things better. Dave has been a great listener and never complains when I am the screamer. We have a great family. 6 Children 2 wonderful Son in-laws and 3 Grand Children and 1 more on the way. Our challenges have made us stronger, although some challenges never seem to go away. We have enjoyed our Children so much but wish that I would have not taken the younger years for granted. We have enjoyed every swim meet, every band concert, every choir concert and every Baseball, Softball, Volleyball and Soccer game that we ever went to of the kids. We have rejoiced with them has they have completed there goals in school and in church. We have felt sad when they have been sad and happy when they are happy. Our Children have been our life and we are so thankful for such a beautiful family. One of the greatest moments or events in our life has been when 4 of our 6 children were in the Temple together. We wait to enjoy that moment again when the other 2 go to the Temple. We love it when our family comes together. The grand children are so wonderful. We can't wait to welcome another grandson into our family this year. Travis will be home soon from his mission and it has been a great blessing to have him out serving the Lord. We love him and we miss him and we know that what he is doing is the right thing. Soon Blayne will be graduating from High School and going on his mission. Each new event we get to experience is a blessing and we are thankful to have these blessings in our family. I am thankful for the last 28 years. If I had to do it over again the only thing I would change is that I would hug my Children A LOT more, and appreciated Dave more. Here's to more years ahead.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

About Elder Grondel

Elder Grondel is now serving in Muncie Indiana. He is a follow up trainer to Elder Carlson. He says that he is a really hard worker. He also said that he needed that. He is back in a ward. So that is an update about our Elder. We finally found him again. If you want his new address please contact me and I will give it to you. I hope that I have not put this picture in before. You will find this street in Frankfort IN.

Grandkids aren't they FUN !!!

I had a couple of fun days with my sweet little boys. Jaden learned to ride a two wheeler bike without training wheels WOW. Collin loves to swing and play with Uncle Donny. Cutler thinks that the swing is great as well. We had a couple of days just playing and having a picnic lunch in the back yard. Coloring and reading stories. I love to spend a little fun time with them. I can't wait until little Ryan will be here. More to have fun with.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Blayne's Prom

Blayne and Trevor wanted something to do for prom. They wanted to do something really fun. I was checking on line for flight prices and found out that it was cheep to fly to Salt Lake City. So they took their dates to Salt Lake City Utah for there Prom date. What a day. The boys had a baseball game before they left and that ended good 14 to 1 LV won. Then off to Kims to shower, dress and throw some food down them. The girls had a little trouble, but all turned out well. We got them to the Airport in time. The boys wanted to keep each step a secret but someone would spoil it just before blayne could tell them. That turned out fine too. Anyway back to the date. After the flight Blayne's Aunt Lynne picked them up and they went on a carriage ride around Temple square and other sites in Salt Lake. After that it was off to Ogden Ut for dinner. They went to Ruby Rivers for dinner. What a fun night they had. Proms have sure changed since I went on one. I would just like someone to take me to Mesquite (haha) Boys you did good !!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Elder Grondel

Elder Grondel is doing great. Anyway that is what he tells us so we believe him. He is in Frankfort Indiana. His in a very small branch. He has been there since Christmas so I am thinking that a transfer will be taking place this next week. I will keep you posted on that. The pictures are of his District, a Winter Sunrise and a baptism from an old area He taught this sister but was transferred before he could baptise her.
I think that this sunrise is most beautiful.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tonight at work I thought about me and the life that I have had. I am so happy that I was raised in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is wonderful to see all the people that have taught me and loved me. I came home and was reading Kims blog and have to say a big Sorry cause she has mood swings just like her mom. Its not something I am proud of but all the same we have them and all that you can do is let us speak our peace and then we are over them. Heaven help the ones that have to listen to us speak. My poor Dave, has listened way to many times. But he is still here.

I also thought about the good times we have had. What made me get on this way of thinking was coming home from the 2nd ball game of the night, and we were talking about Blayne and how his older brother Travis put ice down his diaper one time. It was so funny. I realized that I didn't hold on to my babies enough when they were so little and fun. I miss those times now. Now that they are all grown, sometimes I feel like I am not needed anymore cause they all can take care of themselves. I would just love to hold each one of my children a little more. Donny won't let me rock him to sleep anymore, that stopped at 3 dang it. So to all you young mothers take a little more time with your little ones they grow up to fast. I love to go down the good memory lane but that makes me cry sometimes. I am a happy girl (old lady really) when our family all gets together. Dave and I just love it when everyone comes home for dinner.
I don't know why these thoughts came about I guess working in the temple will do that to you sometimes, you just start thinking about something and because it is so quite while you work your thoughts can take you. I Love being a Mom and a Grandma. Heavenly Father has blessed me with so much.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Kim told me that I need to update. I don't really know what to up date about but I guess that I can share with you some of the things that I have been up to. It was kind of a busy week with Blayne and Donny both playing baseball. Blayne in Thrusday's game did very well. He got 4 RBI's is first at bat he hit and the second baseman bobbled the ball resulting in 2 score. His 3rd at bat he hit a double and that resulted in 2 guys also scoring. I missed yesterday since I do not get to go to away games, but they won. Donny, got to pitch in Saturday's game. Its crazy because he does not pitch. He did well for not pitching. He hit a single and was walked. Their team did not win the last 2 games.

I also made a wedding cake for Jessica Davis' wedding. I love seeing the end results after doing cakes it just makes me crazy because I am afraid that something will go wrong. Nothing did and the cake was beautiful.

It is better to be Boxed than Toilet Papered. I came home from work on Friday night to find that someone loved
us enough to Box us. It was so dang funny. Boxes every where on the bushes on the cars on the street sign. Boxes of every kind. I am sorry to say though that I can not pass it on, it is not in my nature to do something like that to someone else. But I do have to say it made a big smile on my face and in my heart to know that someone loved us. Thanks to whoever was so clever to come up with something so fun.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

about our weekend

Oh!!! What a life. A full weekend of Baseball and Sunshine. I have to say I can never get tired of baseball. We went to Yuma AZ and watched as the LVHS Baseball team played in a tournament. They did really well. They won 4 out of 5 games. Blayne hit a Home Run in the second game. All of the Team did well at bat and in the field. It was nice to visit with our Friends we have made throughout the years. We have many great memories of baseball games. This is a bitter sweet year for me as it is Blayne's last year. But I guess he has to grow up some time.

We appreciate the time we were able to spend with Jim and Laura and their Children. They were so very much fun to be with. They just made us feel so welcome, we didn't want to leave.

We are home now and Baseball is in full swing with both of the Boys. Blayne and Donny have started. So if you can't find me at home I am at either one of two fields. LVHS or Freedom Park. On Saturdays you will find me watching Jaden play Soccer.

Our Wonderful Weekend at The Ball Games

Our Missionary

I got to talk to Elder Grondel by e-mail today he is doing very well. Working hard. The work is hard there, the people are slow to listen. He has a family that needs extra prayers so that they can know that what the Elders are teaching is true. So if you could pray for the Mayfields to except the gospel please do I know that your prayers will not go unnoticed. I think that he is learning patience. Which I can tell you he didn't learn from me.

I think that this blog thing will be fun when I learn how to really do it.

Monday, March 10, 2008

my first blog

So all of you have inspired me to go out of my comfort zone and make a blog. I think that this will be a good thing for me. I hope that you do not get tired of hearing about my kids and grandkids and my missionary. That is what I live for.

The Grondel Bunch

Graduation Day