Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The first one is Summergreen. My Aunt Nonee gave it to me when I graduated from high school I read it every year for many years. The second book I found just a few years ago and it became a favorite right off. It is about a boy that finds his life connected with Joseph and Mary and watches Jesus grow up and eventually die. It makes my heart soft and squishy.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Here is one of my favorite though. Its probably the naughtiest show I like. I dont let my kids watch rude shows, but I'm ok with me watching this one. Sometimes I do turn the channel when the kids walk in cause the married humor just might be too much for me to see with them in the room.
So here ya go- Everybody Loves Raymond
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
If the Argentina people only knew what it took to get one of those documents they would probably not make us check with the police. I guess that's part of why she's going to tell the Argentina folks about temple recommends ;)
So far I know of 3 other people entering the mtc the same day as Aubrey- Scott Raines, Michael Biggs, and Tanner (?) Skousan (I sewed for his brother when he was the lead for Pirates of Penzance, so I know his mom and brother)
maybe all us moms can coordinate to get treats to our kids while they are all in for 9 weeks! Very cool!
btw, I did read, "Forever Leisel" and liked it a lot.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
My favorite song
I'm not sure if I really have one single favorite song, but here's one I really really like. I like it for what it represents, and for the memories it brings.
When Dave and I were first dating, we went on a double date with the couple that had set us up. It was to a dance, like some stake dance we found. Dave and I didnt know each other well but were certainly interested in each other. It was still a little awkward point in the relationship. So, we are at the dance, and over the microphone comes- "we have a dedication. This goes out from Connie to David" Then this song started playing. I was immediatly embarrassed, and then started laughing. We both knew it was Robin and Manny that had played the trick on us. David asked me dance and we went and razzed the pranksters. When we got our wedding rings, we had them inscribed with "always and forever" and not too long ago, David gave me a necklace that I almost always wear. It has the inscription on the back. "there'll always be sunshine, when I look at you" ahhh no wonder its a favorite song! its especially awesome since you can hear that this is a vinyl record being played.... whatever
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
This was taken right before Christmas at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. We had made a sizable purchase in the fall, and had just a few days left to cash in on the gift cards we got on a promotion. This "recent picture of me" includes my most favorite person cause he's really very awesome.
OK here's the challenge.
Day 1 – a recent photo of you
Day 2 – your favorite song
Day 3 – your favorite movie
Day 4 – a photo of you as a child
Day 5 – your favorite television program
Day 6 – your favorite book
Day 7 – a picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 8 – your favorite quote
Day 9 – your dream house (description or photo!)
Day 10 – a photo that makes you happy
Day 11 – a photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 12 – something you are OCD about
Day 13 – a description of what's currently in your handbag/purse/diaper bag!
Day 14 – a photo of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
Day 15 – a photo of yourself and a new friend you met this year
Day 16 – a song that makes you cry
Day 17 – your favorite website
Day 18 – a photo of your favorite memory
Day 19 – a picture of somewhere you'd like to travel
Day 20 – a talent of yours
Day 21 – a hobby of yours
Day 22 – a photo of your wedding/future wedding plans
Day 23 – a photo of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 24 – a recipe
Day 25 – your worst habit
Day 26 – a photo of where you live
Day 27 – a photo of someone you could never imagine your life without
Day 28 – your hopes, dreams, plans for the next 365 days
Day 29 – a picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 30 - a photo of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Let me start by saying, though I've been guilty of this myself, no one takes slipper wearing (in public) people seriously-- or flannel jammies either.
(((Side note the other day I saw a guy in a store wearing slippers, flannel pants AND a robe!! Come on! if you really can't get dressed, think about staying home buddy.)))
Well Krista, the university graduate recommend them. Then the pioneer woman blogged about them the same day! I never thought they were incredibly good looking, but after my stomping through sundance looking for a familiar cabin plus the cold-ish floors in my home two witnesses were all I needed to push me into them. Got them today at Costco today and my feet have been warm all afternoon and night! My practical side is happy, and warm
Saturday, January 8, 2011
We have a second interested family that wants to buy our house. We got the offer yesterday and they know they are second to the other offer, but hopefully this increases the chance of being able to sell our much loved Lehi home.
Aubrey's call, I can now officially say is to Bahia Blanca Argentina!!
A friend of mine died while on his mission when he was in Argentina so that was very much on my mind when she read where she was going.
She's starting on some "learn Spanish" CDs we have and we will get her passport going on Monday. I'm so glad we can start the next part of her preparation now.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
She nodded. Then she read the letter from President Monson. Her voice broke as she read. By the time she was done I was bawling, for more reasons than you think She was called somewhere completely different than where I thought she'd go. I can't say where until tomorrow night as I promised not to put the call on the web. But it's the one country I have emotional baggage with. For about an hour I kept crying. Aubrey knew what I was thinking and reassured me she would stay far from trains. If you know what that means you can figure out where she's going and why I freaked which is kind of psycho and illogical. David reassures me it was my job to cry and worry and hugged me and let me cry.
She won't leave until May 25. She is anxious to get to the temple.
Come what may, I know she will be in Gods care. I trust our Father. His plan is the plan.
I'm okay and at peace but still a little shocked. Text me if you want to know where she's headed.
Spotting that blue blanket is a little bit like playing where's Waldo but it's wheres-the-blue- I like it
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I've had a hard time thinking of what to start 2011 writing about. As usual, you'll get to read about what's on my mind.
Last week I got a call from my sister Krista. It was a call that threw our family into the most heart wrenching circumstance. In the past, I've read blogs of mothers that have endured huge tragedies with their children. (I guess we all have them on some level) but now it was our family's turn with tragedy. My fun smiley faithful beautiful niece, Robin and her great husband, Dennison, had just been told their little three year old boy, Carter had leukemia. It was so hard to believe. How could this happen? Leukemia isn't in our family--- (one case that I know of three generations away.) that diagnosis sent my sister Karie to go to her daughter and her family in Washington. It sent the rest of us reeling with questions, web sites, and many many prayers. We had a family fast on Sunday and I asked myself a few questions. What were we asking Heavenly Father to do? To cure little Carter? Well sure, we would love that. To bless him and his family with peace and soft hearts? Yes we would like that. To help Carter be strong as he faces chemotherapy? Yes. For sure. To help his body respond quickly to the treatments-- yes of course.
No one knows why this is happening. I guess there are things to be learned and experienced for a wise purpose, a purpose higher than we can see.
I guess we fasted for the hand of God to be with Carter and his family as they have a tough time ahead.
It makes my other concerns of saying goodbye to my first missionary and figuring out the jeep replacement seem soooo not important.
If you want to read Robins blog the address is
I'm going to post my favorite Carter picture once I steal it from Robins other blog. I'm not going to say which picture it is else she might take it off her blog before I can snake it.