5/25/2018

Alisa Baadsgaard and Joshua Moody graduate from Maple Mountain High School

It is not very often when you are able to attend the graduation of your daughter and your grandson at the same time.
Congratulations Josh and Alisa!

5/21/2018

Alisa Baadsgaard graduates from seminary

Alisa Baadsgaard graduated from seminary tonight.
Alisa is the last of our ten children to graduate from seminary. We're so proud of her.

5/13/2018

Birthday Story For Rachel

Rachel – Ray of Sunshine
by
Grandma Baadsgaard
Happy Birthday 4th birthday Ray-Ray. I sure do love you!

            Once upon a time in the deep dark woods where no sun could shine, there lived a tiny seedling covered with rich brown earth.
            “Oh how I want to grow,” said the seedling to the root growing next to her.
            “Then you need two things,” the root said. “Rain and sunshine.”
            “How do I make the rain come and the sun shine?” the seedling asked.
            “You can’t make them come,” the root answered. “You can only wait and never stop hoping.”
            So the seedling waited and waited. But the earth remained dry and hard and all the tall trees in the woods blocked the sunlight. Every day the seedling hoped the rain would come and the light from the sun would penetrate the dark forest. Every day, for a long time, nothing happened.
            Just when the seedling had almost given up hope, a low rumbling sound rolled through the forest and grew louder and closer. Soon thunder clouds crashed with explosive light and sound illuminating the forest. Then a sudden downpour of rain penetrated the dry earth reaching the tiny seedling. All the heavy rain bent the limbs of the trees low and after the rain storm passed, a huge ray of sunshine penetrated the forest reaching the damp earth where the seedling was patiently waiting.
            The warmth of the earth around the seedling embraced her and the smell of the damp earth enfolded her. Then slowly, day by day, the seedling felt something stirring within her as if she might burst with joy. Then the hard outside layer of the seedling became soft and a tiny new stem grew up toward the sun from the heart of the seed. Soon the earth swelled and the seedling burst through her prison as a small leaf curling upward toward the ray of light.
            In time the tiny seedling grew into a mighty tree, tall enough to catch all the rays of the sun from her lofty perch in the top of the forest canopy. But the seedling inside the mighty tree never forgot her beginning when it was the waiting time – the time when the seedling never stopped hoping.
            And that my little Ray Ray is how your light will help others grow to become the full measure of their creation. Never quit shining and never quit warming the lives of all those you love. I will always be your grandma and I will always love you.

5/07/2018

Congratulations Alisa Baadsgaard!

My daughter Alisa will be playing a Rachmaninoff concerto solo with orchestra accompaniment at a free concert at Maple Mountain High School tomorrow May 8th at 7:00. Alisa will also be playing the cello in the chamber orchestra as well. She started her own piano studio five years ago and currently has 26 piano students. She will be graduating from high school with high honors in a few days and was recently awarded a Presidential full tuition scholarship to college. Congratulations Alisa!

5/03/2018

Women's Conference 2018

Loved going to BYU Women's Conference with my amazing daughter April.

4/19/2018

Poem for a Seven-Year-Old

Tessa at Night
by
 Grandma Baadsgaard
Happy birthday Tessa. I love you so.
You are a dream come true.



When the blue moon rises over the mountain
And all the wee people have gone to bed
It is time for the sprites to come alive
Where elves and fairies are led

To a place in the night where the cherubim roam
And the flying buttresses lie
Where all the children’s dreams are sent
To the place where they light by and by

Then all the blackness is swirled away
And the bright stars begin to shine
As all the world basks in slumber
Multitudes of bright jewels are thine

For children are the magic of the night
And their wishes are my command
And their hopes are the makings of castles
And their visions appear in the sand


For when the wee one’s eyes are closed
And the nippers nod in repose
The forests and mountains sway in twilight
And the mystics will never close


The guardians of the progenies stand tall
For active duty at your bed
And keep you safe in slumber
Until morning comes again as said


Then when the sun rises over the mountain
And all the wee people flee
You’ll know it is time to awaken
To the promise you are meant to be

4/18/2018

Poem for a Two-Year-Old


Alice is Two
By
Grandma Baadsgaard
Happy two-year-old birthday Alice. 
I love you SO much. 
Thinking about you makes me smile.

If you feel a wiggle
And really have to giggle
It’s time to shimmy and to shine
To be a princess divine

If you feel a gust
Of energy that must
It’s time to leap from the chair
For anyone who dares

If you feel a bumble
Rumbling in your tumble
It time to grab the treats
And find a comfy seat

If you feel a smile
Filling your face in style
It’s time for a great big hug
With mommy beetle bug

If you feel a wink
Right before you blink
It’s time for a Daddy ride
Swinging side to side

If you feel a grump
From a Griffy lump
It’s time to scream and roar
And say you want no more

If you feel a snuggle
It’s time for a huggle
And a book to read
With Rylan in the lead

And when nighttime comes
And all the day is done
It’s time for a ride to bed
For this little sleepy head

4/12/2018

New Horizons Orchestra Spring Concert

Playing in this orchestra brings me great joy!
I love playing in the New Horizons Orchestra!

3/25/2018

Elizabeth's Blessing Day

Eliazbeth Baadsgaard  -  our little angel on her blessing day.
Two great families celebrating Elizabeth together!
Joseph and Martha with baby Elizabeth and Daniel and Christian.

3/03/2018

Baadsgaard Family Fun Times

When I married into this wonderful Baadsgaard family
I had no idea what a treasure
my husband's seven sisters would be in my life.
Thank you Leanna, Evelyn , Margaret,
Irene, Sue, Karen and Melanie
for being the most loving and supportive sisters
I could ever dream of.
I love you all with all my heart!

2/24/2018

Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello and Jamestown with Aubrey's Family

My daughter Aubrey and I at Monticello with grandchildren Alice and Griffin in the foreground.
Wig maker in Colonial Williamsburg.
Wig Shop.
Silversmith Shop.
My grandson Rylan in the stocks.
Williamsburg Parade.
Pocahontas Statue.
John Smith Statue.
Jamestown Sign.
Horse and buggy.
Glass Blowers.
Wooden Wares at Shop.
Thomas Jefferson's bed.

2/21/2018

Alisa Baadsgaard Receives State Congressional 2018 Art Award

Alisa Baadsgaard with Representative Gibson and her parents in the Gold Room at the State Capital.

My daughter Alisa Baadsgaard received the Congressional Award for her art work today
 in the Gold Room of the State Capital.
This is Alisa Baadsgaard with Rep Gibson
on the floor of the Utah State House of Representatives
where he is introducing her and telling the lawmakers
about the award she received for her art work.