Thursday, July 31, 2008
In order to win this award someone first of all needs to nominate you, then you show the link back to Crystal's blog so everyone can know about her story and little Noah and Share The Love.
It was hard to decide who to give this award to because everyone needs some love. I would like to give this award to the following lovely blogging friends:
Kim over at Parachuting Without a Net who has been such an inspiration to me and knows how to share her love.
Heather at The Gunnell Family who is funny and inspires me to try harder and be a better person.
Julie at DJTatertots who is a friend from my previous life and who is now pregnant with triplets. Who better needs some love!
Brooke at Day to Day Life With Our Little Girls who I have know since she was three. Go check out her photography skills. She is a true sweetheart!
Liz at Livin' The Dream who helped me through Girls Camp and supported me when my daughter was starting to go nuts AND who I still owe lots!! Love Liz!
Lynn at After The Dust Settles who makes the best Piggy Banks in the world and is such a nice lady. Plus she has a kitty who is a killer, gotta love that when you're the Krazy Kat Lady!
All of you can now share the award and your love with other nice bloggers and hugs to everyone!
Monday, July 28, 2008
I grew up in Utah and the Osmonds were like royalty here when I was a teenager. I do not like Marie (so sorry Marie, don't know what it is, but it's the truth). I have never been a big fan of Jay or Jimmy either. I met Marie, Jay and Donny once and two were very stuck up and one was sweet as can be. I'm sure they used to get teenage girls drooling all over them so maybe that was why they were less then friendly. But I really thought they used to get way more attention then they deserved. (I have changed my mind on that now.)
BUT Donny...excuse me for a moment of heavy breathing. I have always loved Donny!! I was a closet Donny lover, couldn't let my friends know the truth, they would have made fun of me. I took my daughter to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat when it came to Salt Lake and when he walked out on stage in a loin cloth and no shirt she lost her breath and asked if he was married. (She was about 8 at the time and was very disappointed when I told her, yes he is married AND has 5 sons) I am sure I lost my breathe too. You should have seen him. GROWL! Must run in the family. I also had a smidgen of a crush on Merrill. And he is still looking so good!
I have only seen the Choir once. When they sing live it sounds just like their recordings. I really was impressed. But with the Osmonds there I thought it might be a little weird. The program was held at the LDS Church Conference Center which holds about 22,000 people (I think) and every seat was filled.
The choir came in and took their seats and sang three songs and THEN the Osmonds came out. I actually forgot about Edward Cullen for 90 minutes. They sang Down By The Lazy River and their dance was exactly the same as they did 36 years ago. And they can all still move. I was suddenly back in 1972. Dancing in my seat and clapping and feeling like a teenager. And on they went, One Bad Apple (without Donny's high voice but he still has the moves...am I grossing anyone out? sorry) and Yo-Yo. Donny sang a song called Whenever You're In Trouble that he had written when one of his sons had been on a mission and sent a text saying he just wanted to know his Dad was there. Such a beautiful song, I even got goose bumps. (I did mention this was Donny singing didn't I?) The whole family came out and sang Through The Years and ran a slide presentation during that was so touching. The whole Osmond family was in tears and it was hard not to cry too. The last song they sang was Are You Up There and I Believe. They invited Tom and Virl up on stage and they signed the songs. The whole group got two or three standing ovations. I turned to Carla and said, "Donny wants me!" She burst out laughing....can you imagine?? I know she loves me but I am sure she sees things much clearer than me. (I can still dream that Donny wants me!) One of my favorite parts was when Donny and Marie were singing their hits and Donny turned to the Choir and said, "I have always wanted to do this." He had the men stand up and they sang I'm a Little Bit Country. Then Marie had the women stand up and sing I'm a Little Bit Rock and Roll. Classic! The Choir singing those lines. Loved it!
It turned out to be a great performance and I really am glad we went. Thanks so much Carla (and Heli) and thanks to Pauline for fanning us against the heat. You are the best!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Yesterday was a pivotal moment. Shane, who transferred here a month ago, had just come back from lunch. Adiel, who really is a cougar in disguise, told him she was going to beat him up. Now Adiel may have been just a little delusional because Shane is a big guy who works out and could crush her with his left pinky. But Adiel is fearless (or maybe just too young to know when she is looking death in the face) and she didn't back down. He said, "Now?" She said, "Yes." I was behind the safety of my Plexiglas shaking in my sandals....it was scary! So big bad Shane saunters over to the front of Adiel's desk and puts his elbow down, his hand up. He was challenging her to an arm wrestle. YEAH...an Olympic event right here in our office! Here is a picture of the result. And just so you know Shane did not break Adiel's arm. Thanks goodness because I too had just eaten lunch and that could have really made that lunch not sit well.
So, I figured if Shane could arm wrestle Adiel so could I. Who cares that she is 30 years younger than me, runs, works out and coaches cheer! I knew in my middle aged, flabby, leave me alone while I sit on the couch and watch TV body I would probably be the one in a cast. But I am brave and stupid at the same time. Yeah for me!! So I walked up to her desk and put MY elbow on the counter and challenged the little whipper snapper to a dual!! (He He He...just like Snidley Whiplash) I was pumped, she was cocky...she thought she could whip me, she thought wrong. Here is the proof.
I just had to include this picture of Jake! I love this shirt. It has the Pink Panther on one side and the tail on the back. I am just too easily amused!
I can't figure out why these pictures won't go full screen. I am still in the learning stages of blogging. Wonder if I'll ever get it!
Monday, July 21, 2008
The next morning Jim, Gwen, Damen, Tanner and Jadera left to head back to Arizona. I am really going to miss them. Wish they lived closer.
Turns out Molly's grandpa's wife and I had a lot in common. She is a very sweet lady and I am so glad we got to spend some time getting to know each other. I am looking forward to seeing her and the rest of the family this October.
Friday, July 18, 2008
So, here is the tag:1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.
"Who was that other boy Lauren was talking to? He seemed a little too old to be hanging out with us." I purposefully lumped myself in with the youngsters, trying to make it clear that I preferred Jacob.
Now I would have rather posted something a little more juicy but alas I am not that far into the book. I resisted starting Twilight just because everyone seemed so in love with it. But after I read this by Heather on Mindless Junque I knew I had to check out Edward. I started out slow and didn't really get into the book until Chapter 3, and then, dang, I was hooked.
I will tag Tonya and Sid. Sorry ladies!!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Here we are enjoying our mini vacation!! Hubby trying to look mean. Can you guess he hates his picture taken and usually puts his hand in front of his face. This time he instead pulls Mr. Grumpy Gills, but don't let that fool you!! Down deep he is a big ole teddy bear! And here I am all wind blown and trying to look tall and thin...how am I doing??
Thank you to my wonderful semi-perfect hubby (Did I mention not to tell him I said that?) But this really was a great trip and he is almost perfect!
On our way back home we stopped in Aurora which, for those of you who know Utah is just a little north of Richfield. I have a 3rd Great Grandfather that I had found is a descendant from the Mayflower and I wanted to find his grave. (and YES I plan on becoming a Mayflower snob, so be prepared!!) It was Sunday afternoon when we arrived and threatening thunder storms. We found the cemetery, found a map but didn't find any graves we were looking for. I was trying to find something very old and kept walking right by this headstone. On the fourth trip through the same spot this is what I found. I was so excited and this was a great ending to our little vacation. Zimri Harford Baxter had a son Zimri Harford who had a son Zimri Harford who had a son Merl Harford who had a son Merl LaMar who is my father!
Anyway, we did have a wonderful time! Tuachan is so nice but if you go take water, a pad to sit on and those cute little bottle fans that let you squirt water on yourself to battle the heat.
Sorry about the way this post looks...I am ready to throw my computer out the window!!! PLUS I feel like a two year old because I can't make the blasted thing work.