Friday, February 27, 2009

{To Grandma's House I Go}

Well it is getting into the wee hours of the morning and in about 5 hours I will be catching a plane to visit my grandparents in Boise, Id. I predict it is going to be a bit chilly (compared to our 80 degree weather right now). I haven't see my grandparents in over a year and a half. I made a promise to myself that every year for my birthday I would make a trip to Idaho. I love them and cherish every moment I get to spend with them. I will be back Tuesday evening for a brief 24 hour period. I am sure to catch up on laundry and straighten the house. Just to touch base with the kids before I am off to teach in Portland and then to spend the lovely weekend with my hubby and visit my oldest daughter Marissa (miss her like crazy) Well it's almost time for my 3 hour power nap. I will touch base from Idaho.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

{This is getting a little crazy}

This is getting a little crazy . . . .so many awesome prizes and we are just one game piece away from so many BIG prizes. Since Don is a buyer at the corporate office we have to play the associates game - but there are still great prizes. So I have tried to mix it up a bit and I hit an Albertson's while in Prescott yesterday and I am trying to go to different ones around the valley.I figure I have to buy groceries to feed the all the mouths in this home. I am sure there isn't another Albertson's employee with this many kids and so we buy alot. The more you buy, the more game pieces you get, the better chance to win big. Wish us luck!!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

{CKC Potland Here I Come}

So excited to be teaching at CKC Portland
March 5-7, 2009
at the Oregon Convention Center. As soon as I have a sneak peak of the classes I will let you see.

So in love . . . .

Just a sneak at the amazing engagement photo's my sister-in-law Jamie Harper took of Morgan and Trent over the weekend. I guess it's not too hard to get a good photo when they are so cute and so in love . . . . .

Girl Scout Cookies Anyone

The cookies have arrived!!!
If anybody has not had a chance yet to order Girl Scout Cookies, Alli says " What is your favorite cookie? Let me know, and I will get them for you!"
Let me know if you would love some cookies and I will pass the information along to my cute little niece.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

For Marissa . . .

I love you and miss you !!!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Disney & the Beach

Last weekend we did a quick turn around trip to Disney and the beach. Since Dylan and Morgan had gone the previous weekend we just took Coleton, Logan and Karleigh. Karleigh brought her friend Megan and we also took Jade. It was a great weekend. We had a wonderful time and even got to spend some time with some of our favorite cousins while we were there.

The Happiest Place on earth

Look who we ran into - we love these guys

Don and the boys enjoyed a good game of football

Coleton was so excited to take Jade down to the water for the first time and explain to her that this was the ocean. She was so amazed with it all.

I think Karleigh and Megan just love taking in the beauty of it all. What great girls.

Monday, February 2, 2009

{Babies Don't Keep}

It is so hard to believe that 21 years ago I held this precious baby in my arms for the very first time. I became a mom. How precious those moments were. And little did I know they would go by so fast.

Cleaning and Scrubbing Can wait till tomorrow
For babies grow up
We learn to our sorrow.
Settle down cobwebs, Dust go to sleep
I'm rocking my baby 'Cause babies don't keep.
Every word is truth. She didn't keep. She grew up.
Oh how I miss her and I pray that the path she chooses will lead her back home to her family one day.