I am so grateful for the gospel, and for the sacrifice of the son,
so that we might have resurrection and be assured of our place beyond the veil.
from the Journal of Elaine Murry [February 16. 1980]

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Moooooo... I need a herd.

I just saw these photos on my bloggy-buddies post today...

It totally made me smile and think of you Mom.

I need to find a herd of cows (like this) for sale.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thinking of you, Mom

Love, Tess

(the witch and ghost made for Tess by Mom - sitting on her desk at work)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

the TRIPLETS... thinking about G.ma Elaine

Carma sent this photo...

the TRIPLETS aka Amy, Kate and Em walked to the cemetery to visit G.ma Elaine's grave... I thought that was pretty thoughtful of them. I am guessing that Amy is taking this photo.

Our 'girl' is looking kind of sun bleached... the flowers aren't too bad. I should start thinking about re-decorating. Never thought it would remain in tact with people tossing things and stealing things... miracles never cease.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Thoughts of mom!

Like all the sisters, when I see cows I think of mom.
We went to the local community college for Ag Day and Reagan got to pet a cow, she was a little afraid, but the picture turned out cute.
They also had this wooden cow that had a bucket for a fake utter and Reagan got to pretend to milk a cow.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

for you Momma!

oh this brings back memories of your laughter.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

think'n bout Mom

Now I can say that I have taken my photo with the famous cow at Tillamook, OR 
at the Tillamook Cheese Factory... like how many others in our family?
I know Kris and Em
anybody else???

Saturday, August 13, 2011

remembering Grandma Elaine...

Yvette gave this to my Mother...
her Grandma
and she kept it on her fridge.

When Mom/Grandma
passed away it is the one thing that Yvette wanted.

I saw it hanging on her fan last night...
and I smiled.

It seems we all miss you!
and it really is the little things that matter most.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mother, I LOVE YOU!
Mother, I do.
Father in Heaven has sent me to you!!!
Want to be near you, I want to hear you
Whisper so sweetly that You Love Me too!!

I am missing you so much today. Thank you
for loving me, no matter what.
I could not have asked for anyone better to show
me the ropes. I only pray that I can be half the
mother you were and ARE!!!
I feel you every day, and long to be with you again.
All my Love,
your Angela

Sunday, July 24, 2011

grand-daughter at Tillamook, OR

Chelsea and Celestial

Monday, June 20, 2011

Harris??? Who is that?

Oh yeah that would be my Dad. When I saw this post and sign it made me think of the good ole days when Mom and Dad lived together in Logandale... and all of us girls loved to visit... all of the time.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thoughts of Mom!

Abi brought home this craft that she made at school and of course it made me think of mom. I thought that it was a cute idea!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I wanted to figure out a way...

to take this home from the Gossner Cheese Factory in Logan, UT

I couldn't steal it... but I may need to find one just like it.

Thinking of you always Mom!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I used to sew all of the time. I even sewed clothes for my kids when they were little... then it fell by the wayside... no time to sew. I took sewing in high school and I admit honestly that I am not a seamstress... I just know enough to get me by.

Yvette recently asked me to make her a couple skirts... and I told her if they didn't include a zipper... or buttons... then sure... I was up for the task. I should have taken her measurements while I was there... but I didn't. So the first skirt was too small... but with some adjustments will be fine.

The first skirt I actually pinned the pattern to the material like I learned in high school. Then I remembered... using pins is time consuming and my Mother taught me a better way. Take your kitchen knives to hold the pattern in place while cutting out the pieces. It doesn't take much time to slide the knives off the pattern and it works great!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

thinking about Elaine (aka Mom/Grandma)

Today Emelie and Carma and Sheila were at Pike's Market in Seattle and
we saw this cow... and we thought about Elaine.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

COW's ...

We visited the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook Oregon, and all the cows brought my thoughts many times to Mom. So we took a few pictures to share on HER blog.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I accidentally added an update and then had to delete it because it was on the wrong blog, but then it still said this blog had been updated, so I thought I would update this blog so you wouldn't be mislead. (photo was taken in June 2010, When I saw all the cows I thought of Mom).

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thinking of YOU, Mom.

This photo taken at Gossners Cheese Factory in Logan, UT.

Dear Mom,
It's all about the little things that remind me of you.
Lot's of the things I cannot show what I mean with a photo...
when I am doing laundry and folding something the way you did...
or cooking dinner and making something you made...
or saying something that I vowed never to say to my children
because I didn't like hearing it myself.
So many wonderful things remind me of you...
and it is not just cows but I love cows because you collected them
and it's only proper that your collection go on.
Love, Sheila

These two little salt and pepper cows on top of the stove at Yvette and Jordan's apartment.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

cake decorator... extraordinaire

I know that most everybody loves their Mother. Most never fully appreciate what Mother's do until they do it for themselves.

I have never been a cake decorator. (My kids were lucky to get a cake decorated by my Mother or Carma... mine were mostly kept in the pan and frosted... no dramatic design) But I love seeing the designs of people that do have this talent... either natural or developed.

Yesterday while looking through some photos I found these. My Mother made this cake for Yvette and Amy. Yvette is my daughter. Amy is my niece. They share a birthday 12 years apart... on October 24th. They also share the same birthday with one of my Mother's favorite people ever... Anne Whitney.

How blessed I feel to remember this moment in time... a celebration of Yvette (13) and Amy (1).

Thanks Mom for all of the special moments and all the work that made our days a bit more extraordinary.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

50th Anniversary

Dear Mom,

Today would have been your 50th wedding anniversary...
I am sorry you are not here to see that time in your life.

I miss you so much.

I have not posted here for awhile...
but I think about you constantly and wish you were here.

I love you Mom.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

enjoying a quiet summer evening...

walking with Giggles... and missing you Mom.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Like most of us sisters, everytime I see a cow I think of mom. One of the girls I used to babysit when we first moved, put this picture on her FB and I thought it was cute and know that mom would have also.

Awhile ago David went to Wisconsin for a business trip and came back with presents for us. He found this cow for me and knew I would love it because of mom.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

saw this... just now...

and thought of you MOM.
photo borrowed from my Little friend Miss Esme

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Penny the Cow

'to remind me of you'

Thanks Tony... this was a thoughtful gift.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

dear Mom,

YOU have been on my mind a whole lot lately.

I have the sweetest memory of you.
Sitting in your recliner...
not being able to sleep.
What were you doing?
Reading your scriptures...
or reading church hymns
or church magazines.

I love that memory!
YOU taught by example.
YOU were my very best teacher.

I love you Mom
and I miss you a ton too!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

a Mother's treasure...

her children.

top row L-R: Lisa, Debra, Karena
bottom row: L-R Carma, Angela, Sheila, Teresa

Sheila, Lisa, Debra, Angela, Teresa, Carma, Karena (L-R)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Poinsettias to honor mother!

All decked out for CHRISTMAS~~
Thanks to Sheila!!
of course I helped a little.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

'little women'

I was just channel surfing... looking to see if there is anything worth watching on TV.
On Turner Classic Movies... Little Women.
Seeing this reminded me when I was a girl. Indoors durning the hot hot summer and laying in the cooler air on my Mother's bed as she read to anyone willing to listen. One of Mom's favorite books was Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women'. She wrote the novel in 1867-1868 she wrote it in just two and a half months. This novel published in 1868-1869 (in two parts). It is about the lives of four sisters (it was loosely based on the life of the author and her three sisters).
Well I have six sisters and I like to think that we all are our Mother's 'Little Women'.

All about me... in my own words [contributor: Teresa Murry]

Where were you born? 'I was born in LaVerkin, Utah.'
What was your first job? 'It was a bank job--book-keeper at First National--Later I became a teller, even when I was pregnant with Sheila.'
What was your education? 'No college.'
What was your most frightening moment? 'When I was sixteen I almost hit a guy and your Grandma was scared.'
What is your favorite holiday and why? 'Easter. Potato salad and ham.'
What is your favorite music? 'Hymnals. When I was challenged with my 1977 cancer I packed a hymnal to the hospital and there I would sing from it's pages. My roommate would ask for more, more.'
What were your childhood chores? 'I had Loris do them all. I always did less than more.'
What do you miss the most about your Mother? 'The way she smelled- Coty powder was probably the reason. She would always powder her face.'
What tradition do you carry on from your Mother? 'Potato Salad. if my Mother made it, it would be good. I was a fussy eater when I was 5 to 6 years old. I hated to eat when I was little, so bad that I would throw up.'
What is your favorite dish to make? 'Potato Salad.'
What are your memories of your Mother? Mother cut everything exactly so.'
Did you have a pet as a child? 'No. My boyfriend gave me a dog when I was fourteen and i gave it to Judy. She named it Curly. She took it to save it's hairy life. We had a family of kittens in the laundry room, they wouldn't sell so we got rid of them.'
Where was your home as a child? 'It was the Lewis street home. I shared the garage with Loris.'
Did you have any boyfriends before Harris? 'No more than a hundred.'
Who was your first boyfriend? 'Ralph Adams.'
Who and when was your first kiss? 'I don't recall. I was very bold. I kissed everyone goodnight. I had a very ugly friend Eldon Clothier-I was Eldon's first kiss.'
When was your first kiss with Harris? 'November 20, 1958 at the Huntridge Theater & mt. Charleston.'
What is your favorite weather? 'I don't enjoy the summer. Winter is my favorite for mild, nice times.'
What is your favorite smell? 'Rain on the desert. Sagebrush.'
What is your favorite 'Murry Tradition'? 'The Christmas prayer chart made by Grandma.'
Why don't you like to swim? 'I fell off Grandpa's shoulders as a child and I have a fear of water. I don't like swimming.'
How did the cow tradition come about? 'At the first sisters reunion. Janice always kept the tradition of course.'

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