Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Monday night we met at SubZero for a goodbye FHE for Kim. She is off to Hawaii. She traveled all day yesterday and spent the night in Honolulu. Her car actually beat her there, but wont be ready to pick up until today, so she just stayed overnight in the big city. It saves her a little bit of money and time and hassle. She called last night saying it was really humid. I guess it would be :) Glad she made it there.

The View from my house

Monday I was in Provo. When I got on the freeway to come home I saw smoke coming from the mountains. It looked like it was just past the Mt. Timp temple. As I got closer to home, I realized that there must be a fire on the other side of the point-of-the-mountain. Sure enough. It was a brush fire and a little out of control. Some houses had been evacuated. Later that night it rained some. (I thought it was soley because I washed the car. Joseph told me I was wrong, it was because of the fire)
Yesterday as Dave and I came back from the airport, we saw some low smoke right where the fire actually was. It was such a shock to see it.
Well all is well now, but I did take a picture on Monday. Heres the view from right by the Westovers old home.. I know, so sad they moved

Monday, August 25, 2008

Labor pains dont end when the baby is born

Ahhh... milestones and decisions of my people keep coming my way.
Yesterday we dropped Cub off at her provo apartment. Weird stange and a little sad. She is so ready for this step and I know it will be a great adventure for her.
Tomorrow Kim leaves for Hawaii. Wow!! I am so excited for her, yet sad for me. It would make it so much easier if she had a web cam on her at all times.
Mrs Laura has had her own set of disappointments that have hurt me too.
I realize its all a matter of opposition. The good stuff only is good cause there is not-so-good.
I suppose its all good though, just different.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Our 25th

Well the day did not go as well as we hoped. I got a headache from eating too many reeses p b cups, (5 of the tiny ones) so we stayed in and watched the olympics. It was kinda a downer, but I am still so thankful I am married to my dh.
Reminds me of our wedding reception actually.

We planned on a outdoor reception. Right as the last pre reception pictures were snapped, the big ole rain drops started falling. You know, the typical August storm raindrops. Everyone moved the things into the church. It worked just fine. I was a little disappointed by the change, but I was still married, and the rain had no effect on the love I recieved or the love I gave to all the people that came to our party. I still had my boyfriend turned husband. The rain didnt matter at all really.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Such art from Annika! A friend I've known for a LONG time

check these out! so cute. Years ago, we lived next to a family that had twos daughters about the same age as our two girls. The mama was such fun and became a kindred spirit bosom friend. Sadly they moved out of state and we kinda lost track of them. Fast forward to dd #1 buying books at byu bookstore her freshman year, and who should she meet up with? yep, Annika Such fun!!!
So! Our grown up Annika has started her own business on Etsy. I have ordered one of her patterns and am looking at that cake dish and tea set pattern now. hummmm.... that would certainly keep my little hands busy :) check out her cute cute art work and etsy shop.

dont know if its cool for me to post one of her pictures or not, sorry if you didnt want me to post it Annika. Give your mama a hug for me

Monday, August 11, 2008

My first youtube upload

check it out... its a video of one of my favorite littles, a baby!

Imagine this

howd ya like to live here? We will be seeing this place before a years up I predict

my latest weapon

in efforts to keep our kitties off the new couch we have thought of using several devices. After so thought and trial it is evident that the "Scat" product is the best for us. It is a motion sensor on a can of pressurized air. When anyone or any kitty passes past it blows a short blast of air at them. The top offender, Oz, is very scared of it and now leaves the new couch alone. Sweetie kitty also leaves the couch alone (but she is de-clawed and I tell Dave she doesn't scratch with her back paws-- hes not so sure) but she always sniffs around after the air has blown her way, trying to figure that thing out. Stinky.. I have not seen him near the couch or the canned air. But so far so good. Dave wanted to de-claw Oz, but I couldn't stand having him in the house that much- I mean Oz, not Dave.
By the way, David is the best.. we get closer and closer to anniversary 25! WOW. How can that be? I will save my adoration for him for my anniversary post in a few days. I know, I know... you can hardly wait

Friday, August 8, 2008

Fill in Friday.. this one was tough

Here we go:

1. You know you're old when _____bedtime looks good at 8:00 at night_____.

2. My heart is divided between ___sleeping in_ and ___eating breakfast_.

3. __A hair lady, to do my hair__ is what I need RIGHT NOW!

4. I have felt the __joys of motherhood__, I have known the depths of _discouragement in not knowing what to do__.

5. Gah, won't these people _ go away___. (Im not a crowd or line kind of girl)

6. __Eat breakfast_ as soon as you can!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to _big family pic nic____, tomorrow my plans include ___working on the basement mess____ and Sunday, I want to _see friends at church__!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

an eternal perspective

today has been really good and our exchange student experience is going to be great.
but that update will have to wait, cause I have something else on my mind.
last night was the ward pool party. I usually dont get to visit much with ward members on sunday, because I am tucked into the library for ten minutes before and ten minutes after each meeting. So last night was a rare opportunity to visit with friends. As I sat on the edge of the pool, I was joined by one of my best friends, Lisa. We sat with our legs in the water and we laughed, caught up with each others kids and about ourselves As we talked to told me of a blog she has come to know. It is
I have spent some time there today. To start reading today, I scrolled back to May 2008 of her posts. My heart has ached all day for this little mama of girls and her husband. Her trial and endurance have so moved me. check it out... your everyday worries will be lighter and your faith in our Fathers plan will grow. Life is good. Love is powerful.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Fill in Friday

Here we go:

1. If I could travel back in time, I'd go to__Nauvoo 1840__.
oh so many other ideas though

2. Give me _roses _ or give me _chocolate_. either is wonderful

3. I am listening to __the bad news on tv_.

4. Somewhere, someone is thinking _what do I make for dinner?_. i know that really is happening for sure

5. I'll always be ___kinda silly_______.

6. My idea of a good time includes __those I love and laughing________.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to _a real date with Dave_, tomorrow my plans include _taking stuff to DI__ and Sunday, I want to _sit on my moms back porch and enjoy an august evening__!

My poor scouting kid

A few weeks ago my son went to scout camp. Dave was with him. It was a lonely week at home. Last Saturday, they came home and Jacob had mosquito bites all over his arms and back. It was terrible. He had slept outside most of the week without the safety of the tent to keep most of the bugs off of him. We treated him with antihistamine and calamine lotion. He seemed to be comforted.
Two nights ago, he came in from being outside and had welt like raised areas around his back and stomach. Yikes! It is a puzzlement. It certainly isn't slowing him down, but I worry anyway. He had it again last night.. sheese I hate going into the Dr to be told its an allergy and to give him an antihistamine and calamine..