Saturday, May 31, 2008
Love to you all!
Portrait, Genealogical and Biographical Record of the State of Utah Containing Biographies of Many Well Known Citizens of the Past and Present
Friday, May 30, 2008
Talk about feeling old!! I have a daughter that can babysit??? WoW! I was way more worried then she was. I gave her the drill before she left. No movies, play with the kids, clean up messes, I am here if you need me, etc, etc... "ya, ya ya I know mom, she said as she left" I can't beleive how old she is already. She is such responsible girl and did a great job. Even got paid $7.00 and The 6 yr old was happy to have the "president" as his babysitter. My baby is growing up!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
My kids are all also taking the plunge literally (except Sadie-much to her dismay) everyday. Emma still LOVES swimteam in the mornings (yay!) and Holly and Eli LOVE swim lessons in the afternoon. Eli swam halfway across the pool today! I got tears in my eyes when he did. (Mom, thanks for the Ecard :) Today was our last day until mid-June.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
It’s a very different paper than what it started as, but I like that it still contains some really random allusions to things like Gone with the Wind, St. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and American Graffiti, and particularly what Shakespeare would call the ‘vile phrase’: “the pervasive popularity of the playwright who lived to see commercial success in his own day and who has enjoyed an astronomically greater posthumous devotion…”
Sooo anyway a fun success for me to enjoy. I doubt if anyone will ever read my little paper. It is theoretically going to be available on JSTOR (an online scholarly journal data base), but not yet, and maybe not ever.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I didn't think they'd actually get one for a while but two days after we talked about it they brought home a three month old pit bull. It's a boy, he's very mellow sleeps a lot and is NOT potty trained yet.
So if anyone knows how to potty train a dog let me know. I think my roommates are going to take him some place and find out but I bet it will take them a while to get around to it. Also if anyone has any great ideas for names place them along with your comments. We were calling him George Saint Pierre (he's a famous UFC fighter) but we just keep calling him George or Pierre and none of us really like either of those names much.
Holly was a fancy little ballerina!
Here is our little group of dancers!
As you can see my girls were in a jazz High School musical dance together.
They all had the same teacher so they got to be in the same show. Everyone did great and it was alot of fun.
(And yes, my girls really are the same size now! Tatum is slouching)
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
May the good Year continue and just get better and better. I hope you know how much we love you and are thankful to have you as a sister, s-n-law, and aunt.
Here are some reasons we love you
- "She is always fun"
- "Always has good ideas of fun things to do"
- "She is a Great example of living righteously"
- "Her heart is as big as the sun"
- "A strong love of family"
- "Strong values"
- "She is Kind"
- "A good attitude"
- "An amazing knowledge of the scriptures"
- "She is Happy"
- "Sally is Smart"
- " She is Pretty"
- "Great taste, always looks classy and put together"
- "Sally always has a smile on her face"
- " Sally always has good shoes"
- "She has a strong testimony, and love of the gospel."
As you can see there are many many reasons that we love you,
Thanks for being you!!!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
We had a super trip to CA this last weekend! We rented a condo there that was such a great price and by far the best place we've stayed in, there. The best part was that it had a little backyard- one of the few over there. As Emma put it -there were "thousands" of snails back there. And thats where they spent all of their time when we were at the house. Naming the snails, and playing with them like little toys. "Come on Smiley lets go over here..." The funny thing is that they would leave them on this table with an umbrella alot and when we would leave and come back half the snails had climbed up the umbrella, and some gone under the table, etc. So then they'd have to gather them up again. Snails are so gross! Even Holly who was tenative at first but did get right in there. And of course they loved the beach. It was a little cold but of course that never stops kids from playing the water and sand for hours.
We had almost as much fun at "Gram's" and felt very loved by all. I finally got some new "4 generation" pictures for each of my girls which I've been meaning to do for awhile. And a boy 1 of Eli, Dana and Grandpa. Sadie even did great at night! An overall great trip.
Today I had an interview with the temple presidency and they called me to be a temple worker. They told me I could say no if I feel too busy, but it's something I've wanted to do for a long time now. I think I just have to do it and make the time. I told him I can start in June, so I can wrap this quarter up first. They already set me apart, right then and there! Gotta love the Church; they are always very efficient.
I'll be working the Saturday Spanish shift, which is an extra bonus. The San Diego Temple serves most of Baja California as well, and Saturdays are when the Mexico stakes come up, so it gets packed with Spanish speakers. Just my style!
I'm really grateful for this chance the Lord has given me to serve, first as RS Pres and now in the temple. I feel it shaping my life in good ways. And I always feel like Dad would be proud of me when I make time for the temple, like he always did. He was such a good example that way.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
The whole thing was a flash back to working with Dad. I dressed the part and probably looked somewhat like him. Old t-shirt, hat, sunglasses and headphones (the headphones were connected to my i-pod not a radio headset). I remember this one time when he and Roger were shooting at me with their stable guns. They were trying to tell me it was time for lunch without having to walk across the roof. I also remembered why he told me not to be a roofer. It's such hard work! I know he hated doing it but he loved us. When Roger, Nate and I re-did our roof I remember him telling me "Make sure you get an education because you don't want to have to work for a living." Now that I have graduated and have a real job and all I can see how right they were. It would be so hard to do that everyday.
Anyway even though I don't want to have to do that everyday. It was sort of fun to do for a few hours and brought back some fond memories of Dad. I miss him everyday and I know you guys do too. Well gotta go seminary at 6:00 AM...
Yesterday I went with a couple of friends (and yes, Doug is just a friend.) to Bryce Canyon. Having lived here for a year without seeing it was basically a crime I guess. It was beautiful. The video really doesn't capture it. It was an amazing reminder of how awesome the Lord's hand is, and how small I am, but incredible to think that he is in the details of each our lives just the same.
My pie party was a mild success. A lot of people came, but not as many as I expected. I have whole cheese-cake left over, but I'm donating it to the ward today, and I'm making salsa with the left over tomatoes.
Life is good. I am blessed. That is about all there is to it. This will tell you more of my thoughts about life.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Tonight my soccer team ended our second season. It's an outdoor but enclosed mini-field and it's just 3 on 3. It's really fun and FAST because you use the walls and everything. We're really bad--haven't won a game yet, but it's fun and a good workout. I feel like I've been discovering my athletic self little by little since I was around 25. Better late than never, I guess. And now I finally have the pictures just like all the kids! But no moms to bring us orange slices afterwards. Mah!