Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
what we have been given
by the grace of God.
I visited my Father's graveside yesterday.
My good memories with him filled
the crevices of my mind.
He provided many great Christmases
for such a large family.
He began a trend.
There has never been a Christmas I
have been in need.
That is, indeed, a blessing.
My husband, children and mother are all
well and happy
We tend the most beautiful land that
we know of on the earth.
To some it may just be the trees,
or the fields,
or the turkeys
but to us it is home
and that is a blessing.
I am not good at tending friends,
but I still have some that I can call
at a moment's notice
and I can be there for them
or them for me and
that is a blessing.
As much turmoil as my siblings give each other
they are still family
and that is a blessing.
I was born in the greatest country
and that is a blessing as well.
So, it is time for you to take account.
There are many gifts a newborn brings
which ones are dearest to you this year?
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I used to be super career driven. I used to be an uber-entreprenuer. I used to carefully manage my budget. I used to think we “could do without”. Then, a very wise older gentleman changed my life with this:
“You only have 10 summers with your kids”
Think about that… the first 4, they don’t remember, the last 4 (14-18) they don’t want to be with you. Each time I consider spending a weekend doing something to save $ at the expense of doing something fun with the kids, I think of that phrase.
Sure, I’d love to reap the rewards of compounding gains on my fat RRSP. But if it comes at the expense of seeing my 5 year old’s face when she sees Belle at Disney world, I’d rather work a few more years in retirement or even… eat dog food when I’m 95 (at which point who cares)."
It reminds me of how often my sister and I seem to talk about our childhood. Here we are at 53 and 56 and it seems like the only years to really reflect on are the 10 we were in the childhood house with memories. We both went on to do some amazing things- but those years formed us. It is amazing the details we remember!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
What does it mean to be a family?
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Our tiny TSA was comfortable and chatty.
The turkey baster made it through.
The plane was packed-
Meaning two open seats on a large plane.
The rental car counter has become the hardest sale place
that I have been on the recieving end for years.
Enterprise- ow! There must have been ten items,
"you really should buy this coverage".
"No!" It was worse than buying an new car.
Finally we got to "choose" our car.
Personally, just give me the keys and let me go!
The roads in the Tacoma area are icey
People are not used to driving on them.
Some whizzed by at 70-
just to find them spinning a few miles down the road.
I am an Arizona girl
so my Idaho hubby did the driving:>)
I am sure the drivers appreciated that.
Being with our son for Thanksgiving is special.
We miss our daughter's family terribly.
We are thankful for all of our family as they
celebrate Thanksgiving all across our Country.
Life is good!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
It is the most wonderful time of the year.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
My husband has asked for wood work tools every Christmas and Birthday since we were married. There has not been much variation on the theme. The first project was finished and shipped to our son.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Those who REALLY know me, know that I do not know the first thing about fashion. In general I can be found purchasing something just as it is leaving the fashion show room.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
My LDS family is kind and generous. One thing that I always have to remember is that their religion depends on preparing for the time and place of the end of the world. They have a large food storage and recently added a 72 hour disaster bag. We do have a food storage of sorts. It was well used when we were iced into our house for a week!
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
The trick or treat door answering was left to me
as the grandbaby and parents went to
trick or treat around the area.
I saw fairies in every color and shape tonight.
Some were struggling with the
some were shy
lots of thank you and
happy halloween day!
Friday, October 29, 2010
once again makes me
happy to live in this simple time.
I do not have to cook in a house
outside so that the main house
does not burn down.
I can travel to see my children
without worry of mud or cold
trapping my wagon wheels.
I am able to invest in many companies
who invest in making life better all
over the world.
I am able to listen to any style of music
by a simple wander through the itunes
section of my computer.
I can communicate with friends
far and wide.
It does not take days or years.
Our country has come a long
way since the time of
We journey forward
It is such a pleasant thing to
journey with the next
Thursday, October 28, 2010
At swim class I learned that my fear of completely plunging in is just a part of life. Can you see the energy he is trying to divert to his hands? He trusts his instructor, but there is also the hesitancy. I put energy out and am nervous to see the end results as well.
Continuing to learn as I grow up. Travel brings some things into focus.