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S: LuJeanne Barnett Peters

BC: LuJeanne Barnett Peters

FC: LuJeanne Barnett Peters January 14, 1932 | "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."

1: Robert | LuJeanne

3: Happy 80th Birthday Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma! We hope you know how special you are to each of us and what a difference you have made in each of our lives just by being you. We have each shared some memories of our good times with you through out our our lives. Photos that mean so much to us and hopefully to you. Fun times we have had together as a family and the many more we hope to keep having in the years to come. We all appreciate you so much and agree that you are the best mom. grandma, and great grandma that anyone could have. We love you so very much and hope that this will be a special year to remember. We hope that as you turn the pages in this book each new page will make you smile and bring back those sweet memories. We all love you so much. Happy 80 th! With the hopes there will be many more to follow!

4: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. . . It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

5: Robert J Peters and LuJeanne Barnett Married for Time and All Eternity in the Logan Temple August 2, 1950

6: All Because Two People | fell in love

7: Other things may change us but we start and end with family.

8: Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma This book is made with so much love for the one person who has meant so much to each of us throughout our lives. We all have so many good memories and these are just a few of the good times we have had! All Our Love, Your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren

10: Genevieve Jenkins Barnett | Ruth Barnett, Genevieve Barnett, Laura Jenkins and Ruthinda Moench | A Mother holds her daughters hand for such a short while, her heart she holds forever

11: Andrew and Genevieve Barnett | Andrew and Bob Peters | Bob | Bob | LuJeanne | Andrew and Genevieve | Bob | LuJeanne | Generations of Love

12: Grandchildren | Children | Angela Jeanne January 25, 1975 | Kristen Anne February 3, 1977 | Molly December 25, 1988 | RuthAnne April 7, 1954 | Gregory Robert December 22, 1959 | Krezel September 26, 1951 | Jesse Tokuo April 12, 1985 | Corey Robert April 13, 1982

13: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. | Great Grandchildren

14: Wedding Party August 2, 1950 | Bob and LuJeanne | Genevieve and Ruth Barnett | Bob and LuJeanne

15: Bob and LuJeanne

16: Andrew and Genevieve Barnett | Grandpa and Grandma Jenkins LuJeanne and Kris Peters Gwen and Genevieve

17: Andrew and Genevieve Barnett | Ruth and LuJeanne

18: Barnett Quartet | A Sister is A Forever Friend

19: Sisters | When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?

20: 1 9 5 8

21: Christmas in Los Angeles 1960

22: Utah State Grad 1960

23: The Family is one of nature's masterpieces

24: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.

25: Christmas Day 1962 1076 Suncrest Drive Ogden, Utah

26: Kris

28: R u t h A n n e

31: RuthAnne Peters Yoshimura April 7, 1954- May 30, 2010

32: Mr. and Mrs. Calvin H Yoshimura December 26, 1980

34: January 4, 2012 Dear LuJeanne, I met you about 32 years ago and soon after that I became part of the family. I hope you know that I loved your daughter and we did everything we could to raise our family properly. You, Bob and Ruth helped us tremendously along the way and were there to help us in any way you could. I remember you asking Ruth Anne the first time I came to the house that maybe this was the next man in her life. I appreciate the way you accepted me and have treated me over the years. If there is anything you ever need, you know that all you have to do is ask. So, after saying all that, I just want to wish you a very happy 80th birthday. I also wish you many more years of good health and looking forward to many more birthday parties for you and the rest of our family. Love, Cal

36: The Yoshimuras

37: Grandma Yosh's signature move!!

38: A Boys Best Friend Is His Mother

39: Gregory Robert

40: Dear Mom, I don’t know how to begin a letter like this, I usually have plenty to say but as I get older I’ve realized sometimes less is more. So here goes; I guess we both know you’re the only person who has literally been there for me from day one. Skipping the first few years, which frankly I don’t remember anyway, I have a running string of memory and you’re in every frame. All Faces West, transitions to T-Ball, which moves onto baseball, followed by other sports, the memory shifts to Jr. High which brings on speech, drama, debate, a long, long, long, string of colleges, marriage, Ruth, Molly and on and on. I can’t write this without bringing up Dad, Kris, and RuthAnne and all of the good and bad that brings into the picture. Yes, I am crying now and needed a break. Mom, you’re always the one I turn to when something good or not so good happens. I feel that overall, the good has far outweighed anything not so good. That’s easy to say until the next not so good thing comes along but today we’re celebrating the good, probably the best thing to have happened to us all, which is of course, you. I’m trying to think of all the descriptive words I force my poor students to learn and the one that comes to mind is lynchpin. You are the lynchpin that holds us all, the people, the memories, all the good and not so good, all of the whole beautiful mess together.

41: I can’t put all of my thoughts, all of my memories, and everything I would like to say into one letter. The one thing I’ve always felt comfortable with is that you and I have a special bond. You would almost think we’re mother and son (that’s supposed to be funny) but I’ve always felt you understand how much I love and appreciate you. We don’t always need words. I know I have disappointed you at times, I know I occasionally make you proud. I hope that you’ll understand what I mean when I say that any time I do a play I don’t feel it’s complete until you and I have had a chance to talk about it. I’m happy to say I have daughter now and I feel much the same about the talks Molly and I have after a show’s opening. I hope you understand that these feelings go far beyond a silly play I may have done and I just think it serves as an example of something much bigger. I hope your 80th is a special day for you. I hope you have many, many more. We (you and I) are all that’s left of the original Peters clan. I know that Dad’s passing was much too soon and my sisters even more so. I hope you feel you can always turn to me and I hope I will have the ability to help in whatever way is best for you. You’re the best Mom a boy could ever ask for. I feel like the luckiest kid on the block. With much love! Greg

42: Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Robert Peters

43: Greg and Ruth's Wedding October 5, 1985 | Gregory Robert Peters | Ruth Reese

44: Dear LuJeanne, I guess I should first begin by thanking you for creating the loving caring man who I fell head over heels for twenty-seven years ago. Ours is a unique love story; one I cherish each day I share with him. My first memory, of you, will always be our very theatrical introduction in the restaurant. Greg had a drink sent to my table, having the waiter say something clever, and then coming over and bringing me to your table. Classic Greg! I next remember meeting after work and you making certain I knew what I was getting into by choosing to marry your only son. I have often looked back and laughed at this discussion. I thought I knew so much and, of course, you are the one who knew so much. I could never have imagined having a relationship with ‘a’ mother-in-law as I do with you. The movies and television always depict such interesting scenarios between the wife and the mother-in-law. Nothing remotely close to how I feel about you or our relationship. You are ideal. You have such a caring, loving, non-intrusive way. Through the years you have shared your wisdom, advice, experience, and family tales. When you have probably disagreed (I hope not often) with my decisions or methods on being a wife and mother, you have withheld judgment. You have only provided love and understanding. I appreciate this most about you.

45: Our family gatherings or simple dinners have focused on us with you seeking nothing in return. I love you and admire you. I could not have chosen a better person to be my mother-in-law, my child’s grandmother, and mostly my friend. I love you with all of my heart. Happy Birthday. Love, Ruth (your favorite daughter-in-law)

46: Molly | Molly Peters December 25, 1988

47: "Grandchildren are a grandparent's link to the future, and grandparents are the child's link to the past." "

48: January 2, 2012 Grandma- Let me first begin by wishing you a very Happy Birthday. Eighty- years -old is such a milestone and I’m so happy we can all share in celebrating your life. I hope you remember when you and I first met. It was December; you were in your late fifties then. Story has it that it snowed quite a lot that day, if you recall you and Grandpa Peters spent the time awaiting my arrival putting together a puzzle. I would argue that the moment I was born (the only child of your only son) was a very momentous occasion in your eighty years here on this earth. Since that wonderful day you and I have had numerous adventures together. Though we are quite the opposites we’ve always had such a unique and special bond. I still remember spending weekends at your house in Provo. My mom and dad would trade me off to you at the outlet mall in Draper two or three times a year, you and I would then make our way to your home where the fun would begin. Of course what I remember most is the food, the menu was as follows; chicken noodle soup from the can WITH fat noodles, mac and cheese (homemade), and hotdogs. The best was the breakfast; eggs, bacon, toast and juice in a tiny glass. To this day your eggs are the only ones I will eat. It’s strange the things that stick out from our times spent together, how the smallest things are the most memorable. I remember you always had T.V. trays to use when I watched my fairy tales. Visiting the Doll Museum and feeding the horses, that white horse was so mean! I loved when it was bath time and you would sing those silly songs, my favorite of course was the one about skinny Alice...or is it Gladys? I think when the

49: day comes that I turn eighty I will mostly remember you in your house in Provo. I will remember sleeping in your big bed because all the other rooms were way too scary, I will remember saying our nightly prayers, I will remember you doing my hair for church and letting me pick out a necklace of yours to wear to Primary. Four months after I was born Grandpa passed away, my dad once told me I really missed out not knowing him. But I have known you. You’ve been able to fill that void of not knowing Grandpa by always keeping your love for him alive. Through your stories of your life with him I feel like I did know him and that in a way your memories of your life toghether are all of ours. Grandma, I don’t think I can express just how grateful I am for all that you’ve taught me or given me. I know that I’ve definitely raised your eyebrows a time or two and that I’ve caused you a little worry here and there but even still you’ve never passed on a chance to tell me how proud you are or how much you love me. You’ve never used a harsh word or shown any anger towards me or my actions, instead you’ve stood by an opened your heart and your arms when I’ve needed it the most. I love you so much Grandma, I wish you all the best on this, your Eightieth birthday. With your strength, resilient nature and of course your most excellent eating habits I really do think you could outlive us all! I love you! Happy Birthday Molly (the favorite)

50: The Engagement | Bill Pilivi and Molly Peters | August 2, 2012 Our | Begins

52: Peters Family

54: Greg and Ruth | Greg, Ruth, Molly Schaeffer and Barney

55: Molly Barney and Schaeffer | A home is not a home without the love of a dog

56: Our family is a circle of strength and love. With every birth and every union the circle grows. Every joy shared adds more love. Every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger.

57: Molly Grunig Kids Grandma Peters Grandkids | Grace Brennen Kristen | Molly Brei, Austi BreiAnna Molly | Terek Mac Ryo | Austin Terek Austin Terek

58: A Family is a Gift that will last Forever

59: Silly Grandma | First Bath Tradition

61: What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.

62: And faith, hope, charity, and love with an eye single to the glory of God qualify him for the work D & C 4:5 | Called to Serve; Sydney, Australia | If you have a mad dog at your heels, you don't have to necessarily run faster than the dog, just faster that your companion.

63: Sister LuJeanne Peters

64: Molly | Molly, Rudy and Sammy | Angela, Kristen, Jesse and Corey | Corey, Kristen, Angela and Jesse 2008

65: Some of my Greatest Blessings call me Grandma

68: Dear Grandma, Happy Birthday and congratulations on 80 years! I love you very much and want you to know how very grateful I am for everything you have done for me and my children. As I reflect on my life with my grandma, I have so many happy memories so I will share a couple. Some of my most happy memories are sleepovers in Provo with you and grandpa. Angela and I used to get so excited on the drive down. We'd sing our little song "one, two we're not there" over and over until at last we'd sing "one, two we're there"! I remember always waking up to delicious breakfast and the sound of grandpa's slippers shuffling across the kitchen floor. Your scrambled eggs were my favorite. Those are very special memories I will always cherish. I am grown and have my own kids and still they get to come to grandma's, eat delicious meals, and make their own memories. You have taught me so much and have always been a great example in my life. Whether it's setting the table properly, your kindness and generosity, or sharing your testimony with me, you have always shown me a great example of the kind of person I want to be. You have handled your challenges with unending grace and dignity and I will always admire that. Thank You for everything Grandma. I love you very much! Kristen

69: Dear Grandma, Thank you for everything you've done for us. Through good times and bad you've always been there. Anytime I've needed help or something like a ride home from school I knew you were willing to help out. I know that your always just phone call away and that makes me feel comforted. Thanks for being there for Caleb and Grace too. I know that the last couple years have been hard for them but you've been helping them through it when their parents couldn't. I'm always excited to come to your house for dinner and family gatherings, they are always fun. Again thanks for everything you've done for me and our entire family, you're awesome and we all love you soooo much! Love your grandson, Brennen

70: Brennen Jared Waggoner July 10, 1995 3:45 a.m. 6lbs 13oz

72: Grace Ruby Petrick May 24, 2005 6:30p.m. 5 lbs 6 oz | Grace Ruby Petrick

73: Gracies first horse ride in Paris, Idaho

74: Caleb Blake Petrick Nov 20 7:30 a.m. 6lbs 6oz | Caleb

76: Becky Anne was born on May 25, 1966 in Loring, Maine to parents Jim and Muriel Hawkes. | Summer 2009 | Went to Bear Lake and the Hogle Zoo with Grandma. So much FUN!!

77: BreiAnna, Terek, Grace, Austin Caleb, Brennen & Mac | c | God gave us loving grand children as a reward for all our random acts of kindness!

78: Jesse Tokuo | The Buddha Baby | Jesse Tokuo

79: Corey, Cal & Jesse | Corey an Jesse Shootin' Hoops

80: Jesse & Sydney (March, 2011) | Jesse & Sydney Washington DC | Jesse and Syd enjoying authentic Italian Pastries

81: She Said Yes! | NYC

82: Grandma: It amazes me how fast time flies. It seems like a very short while ago I was coming to Provo to make wheat bread with you. There have been so many great moments we have shared together throughout the years it makes it hard to choose a few share. With that said here are a few of our moments together that I will always remember. Do you remember the famous BYU creamery? It would not be a trip to Grandma Peters’ house without a trip to the famous creamery. I remember going to the creamery and getting cheese curd and ice cream. That was the best cheese curd and I swear I would eat the entire bag before we got home. This was always a highlight of the trips to Provo. I remember walking up the street to feed the horses. It didn’t matter when we came to Provo you always had some sort of food to take and feed the horses. It was so fun walking up the street with carrots or apples in hand ready to give to the horses. The best ending to feeding the horses was the Creamy ice cream we got after our trip! I loved BYU football and the Stadium of Fire~! It was always a highlight of my year getting to go to the football games and stadium of fire. I still remember getting the huge sheet of season tickets and giant media guide and reading all about the team. I still have the BYU football you got signed for me and it will always stay with me.

83: The Stadium of Fire was one of the best days of my year. I remember one year going as a family to the stadium and watching the Beach Boys perform and then see all the amazing fireworks. You did so much for us without asking anything in return I could not ask for a better grandma. I love and appreciate all you’ve done for me through the years and you never asked for anything in return. Have a great birthday!! Love, Jesse

84: Mothers and Daughters | RuthAnne, Angela, Kristen, Grace, LuJeanne, Kris, Ruth and Molly | "A mother-daughter relationship is where a daughter learns how to nurture by being nurtured. She is loved. She is taught and experiences firsthand what it feels like to have someone care about her enough to correct her while continuing to encourage and believe in her at the same time."

85: Ruth and Molly | Mothers and Daughters | Ruth, Molly and Schaeffer | Kristen and Grace | Ruth and Molly | Angela & BreiAnna | Kristen, Angela and RuthAnne | Kristen, RuthAnne and Angela | RuthAnne, Kristen, Grace

86: Mr. andMrs. Dorian Steven Grunig October 14, 2000

88: Sealed in the Logan LDS Temple April 16, 2005

89: BreiAnna Ashleigh Grunig | Austin Robert Grunig | Terek Steven Grunig | Grunig Family Christmas 2010

90: BreiAnna Ashleigh Grunig October 25, 1996 9:40 p.m. 6lbs 15oz 20 3/4 inches | 1 week | Baptism 10/30/2004 | 1 Day Old | Blessing Day

92: Dear Grandma, Happy Birthday Grandma! I just want you to know how much I love you and how much you mean to me! I know that you are always there for me no matter what I need and that means so much to me! I wish so much that we lived closer but I look forward to when we come down and getting to see you and usually having dinner at your house! I love having dinner at your house because we usually always have the whole family there and thats one thing that doesn't happen a lot and when it does.. its sitting around your table eating the best dinner ever! I wish that it happened more often! I know that i can come to you no matter what for anything and you will be there for me! I love you so much and hope you have an amazing birthday! Love, BreiAnna

93: Dear Grandma, I have had so much fun creating this book for your 80th Birthday. It has brought back so many memories I'm not even sure where to begin. First I want you to know how much I love you. You have been a constant guiding light in my life. You have celebrated my joys, wiped my tears through my heartaches, provided guidance and support when needed, rejoiced with me and through it all good, bad and ugly you have stood by my side. Thank You for that. You are a true example of unconditional love and I appreciate your undying example. I remember being so excited to go and visit grandma and grandpa Peters in Provo on our special weekends. The only part I ever dreaded was meeting at the Hilton across from the liquor store because a few times some drunk would approach the car and ask for money and it would scare Kristen and I to death. The parts I loved were our trips to ZCMI, the bookstore, creamery, doll museum, stadium of fire, primary and so many other places we went. Kristen and I were easily entertained for hours playing in your office at BYU and then again at home with all the odds and ends you and grandpa had brought home. The meals were always special...Hot Ovaltine, homemade shakes and ice cream, that hot cereal from the Lehi roller mill (and the fact that every time you turned your back grandpa would give me a little more sugar and cream) were a few of my favorites. I loved feeding the horses, visiting your friends, playing with the slime in the green garbage cans, the big down comforter, being called Angelina, playing in the garden and flower beds, those little warm fuzzies grandpa always had but most of all bath time.....my doll (that was well earned and has served well through the generations), that pink bucket that I'm convinced came with holes in it, the songs...Theres a hole in the bucket dear Liza, and Gladys stepping on the bar of soap, and finally the 2 towel dry off and cuddle time at the end. I miss your bedtime stories (I especially remember the one about David O McKay. I love you so much grandma and a I am so grateful for who you are to me. Thank You for 37 years of precious memories. All My Love, Angela (Your FIRST favorite) LuJeanne thank you for all you do for my family. We love you very much. All my Love, Dorian

94: Austin Robert Grunig | July 9, 2002 5:01 p.m. 7lbs 14oz 21.5 inches

95: Dear Grandma, Thanks for the guitar picks you got me for Christmas I use them a lot. The guitar case fits perfectly. I remember when we firs got Daisy I was so excited that you would have a dog too, but when you gave her to grandma Yosh I got a little angry but when you got Daisy back I forgot she was meant to be yours. I also remember the the number one thing I would eat was crackers and cheese. I love going to your house because you have Daisy and the toys are there. Most of all to see you there. My old favorite toys were the robot and army men. My ones now are the blocks and balls. Do you remember when I would go outside and play on the rocks? I was a little sad when you changed the rocks into bricks. I thought that was magic when the rocks changed to bricks. but then later on I figured that you probably had someone else do it for you. I loved when you took us to the dinosaur park. I always loved the statues of dinosaurs they had. The thing that I loved most was the sandbox where it seemed like you were finding real fossils. I also loved being there with you and the lunches you made were always the best ever. I love you grandma more than anything in the world. Love, Austin

96: Terek Steven Grunig March 15, 2007 | 8:03 p.m. 7lbs 14oz 19 inches long

97: Bad Day!! | Happy Birthday Grandma I love you and Daisy too! Love, Terek

99: Corey & Noa Married and Sealed for Time and all Eternity on November 20, 2004

100: Dear Grandma, Happy Birthday from all of us here in New York and Japan!! Your "80th" I think came up as a surprise to us all. You always seemed to be the Grandma that never aged. Every time Noa and I would try to figure out how old you are we'd get stuck in the early 70's because we thought there's no way she could be close to 80 yet. There are so many memories to look back on and reasons why I'm so grateful to have you as my grandma. I remember oranges in Christmas stockings, Ovaltine in grandpa's BYU mug, my special "Bob" dinner glass, going to the game center, and driving the white Oldsmobile with you and grandpa while sitting on his lap! We all have fond memories of you coming to New York to help out with new baby Ryo and going down to the bay to throw rocks in the water with Mac, going to the Museum of Natural History and taking you to Shake Shack. You've always been such an inspiring example to me as well and much of the person I've become today is thanks to you. Your mission helped inspire my mission. Your testimony strengthened my testimony. Your love and dedication to your family has made me want to do the same for my own. You are all that a grandson could hope to have in a grandma. There are far too many memories to list in any letter or book and there are undoubtedly many many more to come. We love you so much and are so grateful to have you as our Grandma. Happy Birthday!! With love, Corey, Noa, Mac & Ryo

102: Mac Kosei Yoshimura | b. June 19, 2007 | 6lbs 11oz 19 inches long

104: Ryo Calvin Yoshimura | b . August 12, 2010

105: 6lbs 3oz 20 inches Long

106: "Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation." | Japan 2011

107: Mac & Ryo

108: Fun Times | F A M I L Y

109: Memories

111: Happy 80th Birthday Grandma To Love is Nothing To be loved is Something To love and be loved is Everything

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