Great grand children. These are 2 of the 6 we have. Trey was born 9-21-08 7.9 lbs and 19 in long. His big sister is Nyah, she will be 2 in November. They are children of Tina Branham Tubbs and husband Blake. They live in Fruitland ID. I'm going to SLC on Thurs. 25th to see them.
Would you believe this? This picture is of our daughter Ellen and her first baby Tina. Today Tina had her second baby, a BOY, his name will be Trey. Will post pictures when I get them. CONGRATULATIONS TINA & BLAKE & NYAH, THE BIG SISTER.
Today is the birthday of our son-in-law Bud. He is married to our second daughter Ellen. They have 4 children and 3 & 8/9ths grandchildren. Bud, I honor you on this your special day, I am so proud to have a son-in-law who does so much for so many. You deserve the happiest of birthdays. We miss you and hope in the near future you have the chance to move closer to your family. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WE LOVE YOU
Today I worked in the back yard, for 3 hours, stacking wood and hauling garbage to the dump. I love our property and know I wouldn't be happy if all we had was a normal yard, however it sure is lots of work, and we will never get it cleaned up like I want. Two weeks ago, we hauled wood from Cedar Mtn. from Jack & Colleen's property, they were so generous with their wood, and now I can hardly wait for winter so we can cozy up to the fireplace.
Tonight I went to the Elks where Garn is playing in the band "Country Classics". They are a very good band, but its no fun for me just listening to them two or three times a week. The Elks serve fish every Friday night, so that is the main reason I went tonight, so I ate their fish, now been there, done that, so don't need to go again on Friday. The band plays every Wed. night and that is steak night. I must say their steak is much better than their fish. This is the 3 main guys in the band: Garn, Frank, & Jim. However tonight they hired a drummer. I have been doing some singing with them along with Franks wife Sue, however I have decided I am not going to sing with them anymore. With tending my Mother and with our Mission, I just can't go with them so many nights. It was OK when it was only one night a week but now it is 2 and 3 times some weeks. It was fun while it lasted but maybe its time for me to grow up and act my age. Smiles, Dorothy
This is our awesome girls and their spouses. Nick & Becky,
Bud & Ellen , Del & Barbara.
Becky and Nick have 2 motels in West Yellowstone. They run the motels themselves so they work very very hard and long. They are open about 6 months in the summer and 3 months in the winter. The other 3 months they spend some time on repairs and fixup then they play as hard on their time off, as they work when they are open.
Bud and Ellen are still in Iowa. Their baby daughter Kristi just left for college, so now they are empty nesters. We are hopeing that soon they move closer to Utah, cause we miss them so very much. They still have several horses and do the usual horse things which takes lots of their time. They both have demanding jobs, and they also spend much time doing Church work. Bud just got released as the Branch President and is now a High Counselman. Ellen is still working for a dentist.
Barbara and Del are our tech specialests. Del has built our computers and bails me out of trouble when I mess things up. He still works for Sky West and does lots of traveling to teach classes, mostly in the West and in Canada. Barbara retired from Delta, but we all got to keep our flying privelages. I just can't explain or thank her enough for the experiences she has afforded us. Later on I will post information about some of our trips. Barbara spends much time in the church and school system & she still has 3 kids at home.
Tyler Nelson: Lives in Vernal, UT with his girlfriend Malissa and their sweet baby girl Shelby. He works at a auto body shop. He used to be the star snowmobile jumper, but I think he has about given that up. Seems a family makes a man decide he has to make money instead of playing.
Jason Branham: Lives in Cedar Rapids IA where he works in the home building trade. He still goes to lots of rodeos, where he is a awesome bull rider.
Andee Belyea: Going to college at Weber State and Salt Lake Community College where she is studying to be a Nurse Practioner. She is still dancing in college, and playing her violin when she has time, but she spends most of her time studying.
Randi Nelson: Works at Costco in Salt Lake City, where she has been for almost 10 years. She has a darling little girl Ashlynn.
Bridger Belyea: Is in 7th grade and a student officer. He is a master on the computer and the WI games. Right now his favorite sport is Golf, he got new clubs for his birthday last week.
Jessie Branham Price: Lives in Bountiful with husband Rob. They have 2 awesome children, Gunner and Bella. She has worked at Costco for about 8 years. Her dad just brought 2 of the horses from IA so now she can ride again.
Kristi Dawn Branham: Just started college at MT. Mercy in Cedar Rapids IA. She has always been the big rodeo girl, being first place in the State of IA and going to the National High School Rodeo's, but now her college scholarships are in basketball.
Ciera Belyea: Is in the 9th grade and a big cheerleader. She is a 4.0 student, does dancing, and plays the violin. She just won the fiddle contest at Peach Day in Hurricane.
Tina Branham Tubbs: Lives in Fruitland ID with husband Blake. They have a darling little girl Nyah, and expecting a baby boy in Oct. She works at a Hospice with the doctors and nurses. They like her so much they let her do part of her work from home so she can stay with her family.
This is our family where we all met in SLC in May 2008 for my mothers 100th birthday. Becky & Nick came from West Yellowstone. Ellen & Bud and family came from Iowa. Tina & Blake came from Idaho. Of course Garn & I picked up Mom and drove to SLC. The rest of the family live in or near SLC. Mom travels real well, and she injoys her time in SLC because of all the little kids that always want to play games with her, read books & color with crayons. We took her to SLC again in August for a full week. Barbara took care of her while Garn & I took a trip to Seattle, and Canada with our friends the Hackworths.
I love technology and the changes we have to keep making. Music is a very big part of my life, photography is a time consuming hobby,also watching tennis,and I love traveling, especially with my family.
I have a awesome husband that supports me in everything I do. I also have 3 beautiful and talented daughters, 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. We own a apartment complex and manage them ourselves, so we work harder than anyone can imagine, but that is what keeps us going.