(So, here we are on the very last page in this one family album. As I mentioned before, I did post this one out of order, however, I will eventually go back and '#' this Album, when I start to add many other Albums.)
Below, on the front page, you see our rather LARGE backyard garden here in Manti, Utah. Our home sat on 1/2 acre of land, and so we had plenty of room for lots of projects, including a 50 x 50 foot garden.
One long row was just for tomatoes (our favorite). Our friend David was there to help and give suggestions, so that made it easier. He only ask that we share our produce with him, for helping. There was an over abundance of that when the time came. (We shared LOTS with all the neighbors in fact) ...
It was a beautiful park to bring children for the day, with their lake, ducks and playground. I believe you can see Austin in the photo background too. We must have been in CA. visiting daddy at his work, in Placentia, that week.
Below, the back of this page, you again see my sweet small boys playing at this fun California playground. (I believe it was this same day, that I happen to run into my old LDS Church Bishop's wife here too. She had a small little toddler girl with her, which was hers. Even though she was in her 40's, she happen to have gotten pregnant with a very much surprise baby, even though I think her other youngest at the time was in her teens! and they thought they were done. She had told me that it had been a little bit of a shock, however they were very happy about this new little girl and felt very blessed. It was fun talking to her, this day, here at this park while our children played) ........
This, of course, was during the time that my mom and dad had been recently divorced, and my mom was on her own. This mission filled up her time with 'service' which made her forget herself and her own troubles and gave her the opportunity to focus on giving to others and filling her life with happy moments and days. I know this was one of her happiest 'highlights' in her life. (Hard to believe her life is now almost to an end today) Life goes by so quickly!!
(also hard to believe that back then, only a few years more, I, myself, would eventually be divorced from Bernd and would be living in this same San Bernardino area, in the town of Mentone, just below Lake Arrowhead with my 5 sons, taking them to these areas....and when Grammy came to babysit them, she then would take them back to Lake Arrowhead for some visits too. Strange, how life works)
OK folks, that's it! Now off to go find my NEXT Photo Album in the garage....however, it might take me a bit to go find the 'right one'...so be patient and I will post more awesome photo pages, in the near future.
Otherwise, I really hope you have enjoyed these family photos and memories of myself and my first two awesome baby boys (Austin and Jordan) during the memorable years of 1991 - 1994.
Fun times....FUN memories ♥