Friday, November 28, 2008

A Late Thankful Thought

I looked at my Mom yesterday while we were driving to Sheridan. She was sitting in the backseat of our car and looked so peaceful at times. I am thankful that I am still able to spend time with her, that I see glimpses of my old mom from time to time, and that she feels what can only be explained as the Lord's peace. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Luke was sent to his room for time-out when we returned home from the grocery store yesterday. He desperately wanted to watch a video (or Backyardigans episode) and I told him he had to eat lunch first. This didn't go over very well for Luke the (tired) three year old and he threw a fit. While he was in his room I took the opportunity to bring the rest of the grocery bags in from the car. After about five minutes I walked into his room and found this...

That's right, sound asleep in five minutes! What a funny little Lukie he is!

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, November 14, 2008

Brothers and Sisters

There is a lot to be said for the bond siblings share. I think about this bond everyday that I watch Luke and Emerson interact with each other. They know just how to heal a hurt or throw salt in a fresh wound. However, at the core of their tiny beings it is obvious they love each other immensely.

Today, I drove through the car wash with both kids. Luke thinks this is a real treat while Emerson is less convinced. When Emme started to cry Luke reached out and grabbed her hand, and in that moment her crying stopped.

This picture was actually taken about a month ago, but it was the best one I had to show you their true brother and sister bond.

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mom B

I thought I would offer a laugh in the midst of the crap that is the presidential election of 2008. This is a picture of the Pi Phi house mother, Mom B. I just love her! She is a sweet southern belle who is a bit old to still be keeping tabs on college girls. This is how we would often find her "napping" in her living room. One time we thought she had passed away on that couch and made Kenneth the cook go check her pulse. 

To clarify about a previous post titled "2003 Step Show" I did not participate in that activity. My boss, Lenny, asked me to show him my step moves and I assumed that anyone who knows me and watched the video would know there is no way I could ever move like that. I will, however, always envy a girl who can step!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Just For Fun

I stole this from my friend, mikel!

Looks like Mare isn't very bold.............

Bold the things you've done:

1. Started your own blog

. 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
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 (Yes, I hated Walgreens that much!)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb 
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a 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 Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 
46. Been transported in an ambulance 
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing 
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
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 
65. Gone sky diving 
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter 
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 
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 in person 
80. Published a book 
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car 
83. Walked in Jerusalem 
84. Had your picture in the newspaper 
86. Visited the White House 
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
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

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

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mom meets Ora

If you think about it today say a prayer for my mom. She meets her new caregiver, Ora, and we are all anxious to see how the day turns out. My dad said my mom is excited about her coming, but I have to wonder how much she understands and remembers from the last caregiver that didn't end up working out. My dad is hopeful, but I am much more cautious of getting my hopes up that we have found a perfect fit for mom. I will give an update at the end of the day tomorrow.

BTW, I am going to my first Celebrate Recovery meeting tomorrow night. It is an awesome program that is done in churches all over the country. It was kind of a must from my counselor. She thinks it will be good for me to process through my life-long struggle with anxiety, anger and grief over losing my mom, etc. I am really looking forward to it and will let you know if I do anything terribly awkward my first night there!

-- Post From My iPhone