12.31.2008

Elder Ames Sighting

Elder Ames and Elder Connelly near Yankee Stadium on P-Day. They look like they fit right in!

12.28.2008

Now that's better....

This is my mom and dad, Bud and Netta Ames, standing by the holly hocks along this same river. Near the same location as the winter picture.

Brrr...........it's cold

Winter cold along the Blacksmith Fork River, Cache County, Nibley, Utah. This is where I grew up. Sure glad I live in Arizona!

12.25.2008

My family is as crazy as I am! They gave me this T-Shirt for Christmas.

Sam the S.C.A.M.!

12.20.2008

Ames Family 2008 Christmas Letter (Thanks to Allie!)


Dear Family and Friends, (from Allie, the dog)

“It’s a wonderful life” and I have it made here at the Ames residence in Peoria, Arizona. Life has been busy for them this year. I watch them come and go, they go, I stay. “Go to your kennel, Allie”, they say, and I obey. But, they are good to me.

Carl, the one that feeds me, and picks up after me, is doing pretty good. I follow him around and stay close to him. He goes to work, takes care of his church responsibilities, (he was released as bishop last March) and enjoys being at home with the family. He’s slowed down a bit this past year, and has enjoyed planting a winter garden. (Winter garden? Those of you that live in northern countries are jealous aren’t you?) He even has decorated some cakes for family and friends. I hope he makes me one someday, hopefully not some Christmas fruitcake though.

Leisa, bless her heart, I occasionally cause problems for her. I can be a little mischievous, and when she comes home after I have gotten into something I shouldn’t have, I usually have to go outside or to my kennel, and usually I know I am in trouble and show it when the door opens. (You better watch out, you better not cry} She is busy with the girls, being a missionary mom, trying to keep the household going, being a counselor, and looking forward to being a grandma!

McKelle and Casey are living in Provo, UT and are attending BYU. They are happily married and are about ready to celebrate their first anniversary. (I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus). I was able to see them at Thanksgiving and they will be here during the holidays. They are very excited for their new baby due in April 2009. I can hardly wait myself for a new little one to knock over!

Jordan, my favorite, is serving a mission for the church in New York City. He had an exciting senior year, performing in the choir, was Linus in the school musical, and taking 2nd place at National competition in Kansas City for the SKILLS USA Carpentry competition. I miss him, but he is doing really well, and is working hard to learn the Spanish language and to share the gospel. This will be his first Christmas away from home. (I’ll have a blue Christmas without you!) See the blanket I am snuggled up in? That is really his but I had to get my hair and scent on it before they sent it to him so that that he would know that I miss him. The family is very grateful for his missionary service and his great example.

Jacie turned 17 this month. She is a fun girl who loves to be goofy and have fun! She is selling jewelry with Leisa and enjoys that. She is a creative young lady and the family loves her. She is driving and running all over the place – (dashing through Peoria, in a GMC truck)

Kamrie just made the school softball team and enjoys that. She is 14. I never really liked playing ball but I am glad she does. (I broke my bat on Johnny’s head, somebody snitched on me) My fetch isn’t so good anyway. Kamrie has really grown tall lately and still sports the blonde hair. She was excited to get Jordan’s room when he left. She also sang the National Anthem at the school’s Veteran’s Day assembly and what a great job she did. She has a beautiful voice. The family is very proud of her.

Torie, what can I say about her? She is 9 and is a real live wire. She is one of my favorites because she likes to spend time with me. (Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Kittens? Grrrrrr………) The other day she was playing with me and I heard her say to Carl that I lost a couple pounds just in that short time we were playing. Boy, did that make me feel so good. You know how a dog feels about its weight. I’m lucky though that I have black & grey fur. You know how slimming black is. Anyway, enough of that, and more about Torie. She just broke her arm. She took a tumble at school and got a buckle break near her wrist. Poor little girl. But she is taking it well and shouldn’t have it on too long. She is a great student, she loves to read, and has beautiful handwriting. She loves to write to Jordan.

Well, I think I have told you all enough. I better go to sleep and wait for Santa to come. Merry Christmas to you from our home to yours!

12.16.2008

12.12.2008

Sam Has Left NYC!

Sam got snowed on in NYC and decided it was high time he got out of there and went some place warmer. Don't know where he will show up next. Just wait and see!

Jacie's 17th Birthday Cake

Jacie had a birthday party tonight. There were plenty of kids over to enjoy the evening. They went on a hayride on the Hancock's trailer pulled by a tractor. They had white elephant gifts and seemed to enjoy the time together.


12.06.2008

It's A Dog's Life

My friend at work, Veronica, captured this picture of her great dane, Brutus, enjoying the glow of the fire.

12.04.2008

Torie Broke Her Arm


That's not Sam, that's Torie in her new cast!

"The Savior of the World"








12.01.2008

Sam's On Vacation


Our family had the opportunity a couple years or so ago to take a family vacation back to Church history sites and other places such as Niagra Falls. I will be posting pictures so that you can see the beauty of the places we visited.

Sam the YAM & Allie

Sam the YAM & Allie

Sam the Y.A.M

Y.our A.mes M.edia Network (Y.A.M.)This is a blog set up for the Ames Families in Boise, Nibley, Perry, St. George, and Arizona, to keep in touch better and see what is happening in the family. Email anything you want submitted to the Editor. Thank you. Sam

Family Fun Summer 2008

Family Fun Summer 2008
Floating the Provo River

Carl & Leisa's Family

Carl & Leisa's Family
McKelle & Casey's Wedding

Family Fun

Family Fun
River Rats Provo River Summer 2008

Christmas Nativity

Christmas Nativity

"O Christmas Tree"

"O Christmas Tree"
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How Are We Doing On Our Emergency Preparedness?

  • Fuel? Propane Tanks?
  • Light & Lanterns?
  • Clothing?
  • Food?
  • Water?
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The Manhattan LDS Temple

The Manhattan LDS Temple

Barns Across America

Barns Across America
John Johnson Farm

Lighthouse Picture


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