Monday, November 30, 2009

What we have been up to....

Are you all sitting down?

Here we go again!

We are doing the move again to Boise.

I am hoping that this time it will stick!

After the passing of my mom, we took a long look at our life and decided that alot of it was not what we wanted. It was time to make some changes - MAJOR CHANGES! So we are taking charge of our lives and deciding things that we want rather than someone else making those decisions for us. So this week we are packing boxes and getting ready to move again - that makes three times in one year, but it is a move that we are really anticipating.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Time Again

Am I the only one that has noticed that the catalogs are filling my mailbox again.

I love it though, in my day we would get the Sears catalog and pour over the pages looking for the perfect thing for Christmas. Since I was the youngest I was the last to get that book and by then it was pretty marked up. But it still brings memories of childhood and dreaming of what I would get that year from Santa.

So now, I stack them in a pile on the coffee table and let the kids mark them up, watching as they are so excited about this toy or that gadget and helping me get into the Christmas spirit too.
So what do you do to get into the spirit?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!!!!

November is a great month as two of my favorite people have Birthday's.
My BFF and then my Dad.
So today I am wishing my Dad a most joyous Birthday ever.
I love you Dad and here are just a few of the reasons that I do......

You still love getting "TOYS" at Christmas and play with them as much as the kids do.

You raised me to love the Lord and cherish my family and I love having so many Temple Open House pictures with you and Momma C in them.

You are still a BIG kid at heart and love Lagoon as much as we do and are willing to go on the crazy rides with us.

Posted by PicasaYou are the favorite Grandpa and do everything you can to help me and my little family no matter the personal sacrifice.
My Dad came many times to Idaho to help my family while I was gone caring for my mom, without his love and help we all would not have made it.
Thank you Dad, I love you so much and am grateful to have you in my life and to be such an integral part of my little family's life as well.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Nicole

Today is my BFF's Birthday. We are not going to mention how old she is cause I am older than her and we never discuss a ladies age..... ahmmm.

Anyway, IT is her Birthday and I just want to tell her how much I appreciate her after all these years with her top ten list.

Top Ten:

1 - She can laugh with me and cry with me but I know that I am NEVER being judged, just loved.

2 - She is an amazing cook and I love to come to her home, she always has something good to eat.

3 - We think alike that helps when I have trouble articulating words and she has her own language that I am privileged to know.

4 - She is an amazing person in all respects. She is so STRONG in her faith, she loves her husband and family fiercely and she is as loyal as anyone I know.

5 - She means what she says. You never do not know where you stand with her and I love that!

6 - She is real.

7 - After all these years, she is the one that I still want to call, text or e-mail all my lifes' worries to and she gets it and I can trust her with my story.

8 - She is the best roomie you could have and I love going to WC every year with her.

9 - She never gave up on me or our friendship, no matter what.

10 - She is my BFF, a gift I treasure daily and Thank Heavenly Father for blessing my life with.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Our Crazy Weekend

Drama Queen's School had a Fall Festival that we went to over the weekend. It was alot of fun for the kids, lots of games and candy and candy and more candy. The best part of the festivities was a game called "Make Your Own Scare Crow."
This is how it went.
The kids selected a hat and then ran to the next balloon on the fence- there they selected VERY LARGE pants and had to put them on. Then they had to run to the next balloon on the fence and get a VERY LARGE shirt on and run to the hay bale that had BIG CLOMPY BOOTS that they had to put on and try to run to the finish. I sat there and laughed my head off, that was the best idea that I have seen yet.

Sweet-boy was SO done but DQ did it again.
and again.
Then it was time for more sugar. They both won at the cake walk on the same turn.

After the spook alley it was painting of the pumpkins, very scary faces indeed.
It was a great day, plenty of sun, lots of sugar and fun, a great way to celebrate Halloween.