Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spring Break, Oh Yeah!

Family Picture in April- I mean on top of a mountain in Montana. And the whole family was there. And of course we ran into other people who had the same idea as us. (snowmobiling)So while we were posing, they stopped and offered to take our picture. Which was great. Thank you Sally from Rexburg. The weather was the best and we had lunch in the trees. Played in the snow on snowmobiles! I mean I heard it snowed here at home. So we left town and went to the cabin. And since there was snow we might as well play in and enjoy it. We had a blast.

And in case you were wondering Island Park is Heavenly. That is why we love it so much.

Love, love, kiss,kiss
The mom

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ok I must have nothing else to do.

The game is , you copy and paste it into your blog and bold the ones you have done.
Come on give it a try.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning-not fun
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon-half marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa-someday
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance-rode with Kevin after our car accident/1985
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing Kevin has gone and he is my better half does that count?
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching -Does Sea World count? cause I have done that lots of times.
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood,
65. Gone sky diving-someday
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp-someday
67. Bounced a check-but not on purpose.
68. Flown in a helicopter- I so want to do this.
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy-truly believe in this, I have several.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon
80. Published a book no desire.
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem -I have sang a song about this. It might be as close as I am going to get.
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House-only outside could NOT get tickets, and boy did we try.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club not for long though.
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby-I had 5!
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee-too many times to count
100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person-No but I really want to!
101. Learned to play an instrument

Ok, I was really was surprised at everything that I have done. And surprised at what I haven't done. What about you. Come on give it a try.

Love,Love, Kiss,Kiss
the mom

Friday, April 10, 2009

WARNING this might be a long one....You have been warned

Guess what I did the other night.Kevin and I went to the opening night of Wicked and was it ever Wicked!!! I loved it! This was my third time to see it. First time in NY, second time was in LA and now in SLC. And I just love it. You forget just how clever it is, and some of the lines are just so funny. The singing ,the dancing ,the costumes, the sets, just everything is so good about this show. Did I mention that I love this show. I could so go again. If only they had more seats available and what a 100.00

buck -a -roos laying around. I am sure that's what I would do with it.

What else have I been up to lately. Well I started to do some sewing again.

This is a monthly sampler that I embroidery. Finally got around to picking out the fabrics to sew around it. I think that the colors turned out nice. Now I just have to pick out backing. It will be good to get this done. and hung up. It is going to the cabin. I have 2 more that need to get done. I am just so slow. Here are several sewing projects that I have in the works. I have no time to be bored.Just look at this. I have cut strips and squares and am in the process of sewing them together. It is going to be a quilt top. So far I have 6 rows done. This is going to be a slow process. And while I sew it together I am doing this too....
I am going through old videos. You know the ones we took when our children were really little. The ones that you take and never watch again. Well I am watching them, the ones when I could get them to sing to me, dance, show off matching outfits. Have fashion shows, twirling, loving each other. Cute smiles, reciting poems, sleeping so peacefully, piano recitals. birthday parties, school programs. Yeah, can feel the emotion of our family when they were little. I loved that time in our lives. Why can't they just stay little. They love you more when they are little you know. They love each other. Life was of course simpler back then. Close neighbors were abundant. Visiting outside while kids rode bikes, jumped on trampolines, playing in the sprinkler, playing with barbies. The little boys wanting to squirt the girls, listing to them scream, having picnics in the back yard, playing in the playhouse. Going to each others birthday parties, celebrating each others lives, not anymore.

Now weddings are happening and new babies are coming. Thank goodness for new babies. We can hold them ,love them, even when we feel lonely they can feel the void. Thank you God for giving us new babies. Thanks for allowing us to have families and living in such a wonderful place.

What else has been going on....

Well this last weekend was conference. And as a memeber of the Church of Jeus Christ we have conference twice a year. I love conference. We listen to our Prophet and the apostles and other members speak to us. Giving us messages that we need to hear. They are guide lines to live by. Helping us to do better. I enjoyed the entire session. To be able to stay home and hear these words. Then these messages will be posted in next months Ensign. Or we can listen to it on the website: I already have been playing it while I try to get some scrapbooking done.

Lets see I have been trying to do some scrapbooking too. My goal for the year is a big one for scrapbooking. I want to get so much done. Get the pictures in their books and be able to enjoy them. I should try to keep a tally of how many pages I do this year. I use to keep a list of the things that I sewed durning the year. It was amazing how much stuff I actually did sew. I'll work on that tomorrow.

Lets see I also did this....
I got to go to lunch with these two cuties. Tierney and Julane. Lunch at Kneaders is always a good day. After lunch Julane and I went shopping. What a treat to have them in my life. Thanks girls we really should do it again.

Well this is going on way to long. Spring break is coming. Yeah and we are going to the cabin.

We really should be staying here and working on the biggest mess that we have going on in our front yard. (I will take some pictures and post them later). Then you will see what I mean by that.

Well bye for now
love,love, kiss,kiss
the mom