Thursday, October 6, 2011


I have been so anxious about seeing this sister again that
when my mission president's 10 year mission reunion (my 11th) set a date for this past
weekend I couldn't resist.

On Saturday we visited Wes's headstone.
It is beautiful with its blue Norwegian stone and Bountiful temple.

We watched the kids play on the oldest tree in Utah.
Marking his spot.
Then it was off for an adventure.
To Grasslands Park according to Lucy.
These two girls were loving being together.
Kate with her week old goose-egg covered by her hair camo-patch.
Lucy prepared for any snow storm that might come our way.

And Spencer truly braving the abrupt but short-lived wind storm.
We made it and rolled.
Dodged stray dogs and found a ladybug.

It was hungry stomachs that brought us home.
And directly behind their house is where they will dedicate
the Payson temple this weekend!

Spencer, thank you for sharing your bed.
Lucy, thank you for being the best cousin ever!
Lori, we love you and your sweet babies!

(p.s. wasn't conference perfect! :)


Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Spencer Wesley Truman
BORN: February 15, 1981
DIED: July 4, 2011

Wes passed away July 4, 2011 at age 30 after a 5 year battle with brain cancer. He treasured his relationships and was grateful for a life filled with opportunities to love and be loved. He was a dedicated husband and father, a devoted son and brother, a true friend, and a disciple of Jesus Christ. He impacted many lives through his kindness, his honesty, and his constant efforts to contribute, build and bless. His family and dear friends will miss his sense of humor, his winsome smile, and his helping hand, but will eternally treasure his example of faith, hope, and patient, long-suffering love.

Wes is loved by his wife Lori (daughter of Dee and DeAnna Packer, Bountiful, Utah), children Lucy and Spencer, parents Phillip and Lucinda (Las Vegas, Nevada), and siblings Zachary (Sandy), Mark (Maria), Michael (Marci), and Suzanne (Joe) Wirth. Extended family includes much loved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents Spencer and HermaTruman.
Special thanks to Dr. Jensen, Dr. Cohen, Dr. Colman, Dr. Shrieve, Julia, Debi, Travis, Barbie, and Lisa at Huntsman Cancer Institute and Wes’s compassionate CSN caregivers Dana and Mary.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Oak Hills Stake Center, 925 E. North Temple Drive, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the church Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. and Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery.

I love you little brother.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Little brother...

I love this blog...

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Conf. Weekend continued...

Sent from my iPhone

Conference weekend

Sent from my iPhone

Thursday, March 31, 2011


We love you Grey boy!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Christmas part 1

I forgot our stockings. Good thing our Grammy had a few extra elf hats.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This is what happens every time we go to Provo... it SNOWS.

Thanksgiving, the day after...

Mom, are you feeling it?

While listening to some of my favorite hymns the other day Kate turned to me and said "This song makes me feel something. Makes me think about my family and Jesus--like is there is no badness and all goodness."
And just a minute ago while listening to the same songs she looked over and with a wink asked if I was feeling it. Yes Love. I feel it.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Thanksgiving part 2

Putting up grandma's Christmas tree

Thanksgiving 2010

The was a good one!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I love hanging with my buddy.

Friday, March 18, 2011

8 is great part two

The big day...