Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Here is proof that there are some awesome people in the world - if you needed some proof. This just makes me smile and be happy every time I see it.


(you'll want to scroll down and turn off the music to fully enjoy this)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I read about this on Stacy Jullian's blog - www.stacysbigpicture.com . She is someone I admire. She is smart, creative, has figured out how to be organized, works (she founded Simple Scrapbooks magazine) and moms (a bunch of gorgeous boys), and she was in our stake in Washington. I don't believe I ever met her while we were there. She is very conscious of the environment and how her life affects the world around her. She posted about a company (Tom's Shoes) that is making a difference in the world. They are having a special event tomorrow.

You can go here to find out more.


Their cheapest shoes are $51.51 - including shipping. Not bad for a pair of shoes, considering that you are really buying two pair. A good cause, if you ask me.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I took 103 pictures on Sunday. Here are a few of my favorites -

This is an egg that Josh did. They had just finished watching "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown". Can you tell?

This is one of Ben's eggs. He was into the plaid thing this year.

This is one of Aaron's. He kept putting the same egg in every color. I think it turned out really cool.

Here is some of the egg hunt that happened at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

This is the sweet new baby. She fit just right in Jackson's basket.

This one didn't fit quite so well.

(I think he wouldn't mind another one. What do you think?)

I hope you had a great weekend! Have a fantastic day!

Friday, April 10, 2009


Yesterday I finished watching the closing ceremonies of the Olympics in Beijing China. It only took me eight months to complete my Olympic experience.

Andrew has four teeth. Two in front on the bottom, the front top left one, the second one in next to that, and he finally got the front top right one. I'm glad. He's had this weird snaggle-tooth thing going.

Mike no longer works for Westaff. His company got bought by Select Staffing a few weeks ago. He just found out this morning that his office has been sold, and they have canceled his trip to California that he was supposed to take next week. He was supposed to go for training. This is not looking good, but I'm going to have faith that everything will work out great. (Have I mentioned that I HATE change. It usually is not good change.)

My kids have been hanging around the house. It's Spring Break. I think it should be called "Let's-See-How-Long-It-Will-Take-To-Break-Mommy" week. I'm probably not remembering correctly (you'll have to ask my Mom), but I don't remember saying every five minutes, "Mom, what can I do? There's nothing to do." I remember playing Barbies at Melissa's house for eight hours in a row. I remember climbing trees in the field. I remember writing stories and reading books. I never once said,"Can I play the computer?" or "When is it going to be my turn for the video game? She's had a longer turn than I got!" (Those things were WAY after my time, but don't tell my kids.) Anyway, I remember entertaining myself most of the time.

We are cruising right along on the finishing of the basement. Yesterday Mike got the electricity (plugs and lights) working in the girls room. We just need to frame out a bookcase that will be built in, and get an inspection then we can put up the drywall. Downstairs we just need to get the plumbing going, the tub/shower installed, toilet, etc. and inspections then we can drywall there. Then flooring and we're done. I'm sure there will be much more to do than what I'm thinking of, but we can kindof see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I'm still the Primary Secretary in our ward, and I still love my calling. The women I'm serving with are awesome, and I hope we will always be friends.

We get to meet our new neice this weekend. Her name is Hazel. We've seen pictures and she is pretty cute. We are so excited for Sara and Isaac! They will be awesome parents!

327 pictures were taken with my camera last month (March). I don't know how many of those were taken by me. My kids have been getting my camera and going nuts with it. So far in April - 148. Maybe 60 taken by me.

I have a mountain of laundry to tackle, so I better go. (Still loving my new washer and dryer, by the way.)

Have A Great Easter Weekend!

Monday, April 6, 2009


It was from my father-in-law. Those of you who know my father-in-law are probably saying "What?!?" (He is not known for talking a lot and doesn't talk on the phone unless he absolutely has to.) Anyway, he was calling from St. George. They have been there for a few days with Sara and Isaac (Mike's sister and her hubby). Their birth mom gave birth on April 2 to a 9 pound 12 ounce baby girl. The call today was to say that all the papers have been signed and she is now theirs. It's final and there is very little chance that something will happen to take her away from them. (If you want to know more about their journey to this point, visit here - http://isaacsara.blogspot.com/ ).
I am so happy for them, I don't have the words to express my feelings. I will say,

Welcome! We are SO glad to have you here and to have you be part of our extended family!