Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Time Flies

Tomorrow there will be two teenagers in the house! Time truly flies!

Friday, January 14, 2011

For Sam and Lizzie

A few pictures from our Seattle trip. We miss you guys, we wish you were here.

Stephanie and her tumor. Don't ask, we're weird. Maybe it is just Stephanie that is weird.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Life as I know it........

I changed my blog to "Life as I know it". For a long time now I have not quite understood why life is so hard and complicated. I spent this morning at the Huntsman Cancer Center with my father-in-law while he received his radiation treatment. I watched people going in and out of the clinic and wondered about each persons life and what it was like. I felt hopeful for most and hoped they did too, but couldn't help thinking why???? My own family is struggling so hard with these same questions and it has always brought me back to the same thing..........hope. This is the life we are given, it could be worse, just watch the news, but it is our life and it is the life that we know and have to deal with.

Zoe and I have been working on making a collage journal of things that inspire us, make us happy, and things that bring us peace. Zoe started making her journal as an assignment for school, but I love how she has put a lot of thought into the pages. I believe when you focus on the beauty and the good, the other stuff that complicates our lives seems a little less.

Summer Rain - U2
When you stop seeing beauty
You start growing old
The lines on your face
Are a map to your soul

When you stop taking chances
You'll stay where you sit
You won't live any longer
But it'll feel like it

I lost myself in the summer rain
I lost myself
I lost myself in the summer rain
In the summer rain

It's not why you're running
It's where you're going
It's not what you're dreaming
But what you're gonna do

It's not where you're born
It's where you belong
It's not how weak
But what will make you strong

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Anybody missing summer?

There is something so simple about summer. I miss the freedom that summer brings.

No homework
Long days
Being outside with friends
Front porch(which reminds me I need to take down the Christmas deco outside!)
Summer concerts in the park
Family, friends, family, friends, family, and friends.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The highs and not so low lows of 2009

In no particular order, here is my year.

I drove the Jeep on a Moab trail for the first time. The kids said I drove too fast, I figured if I drove fast I wouldn't get stuck.

Renan got arrested at the end of a U2 concert. Apparently he thought it was funny.
I went to the Temple Bar in Ireland and didn't get drunk.
Zoe and Ezra came in first place in a 5k. Renan did great also, but I have no clue of his time. Sorry Ren!
I was lucky enough to go to Laguna Beach twice in one year.

Zoe learned to jump serve.

Ezra broke his wrist on the last day of school, not a great way to start out summer vacation.
Made a perrenial peace garden in remembrance of my dad who died last year. The garden brought me no peace at all. Hank apparently found that it was a great place to destroy as he was running the perimeter of our property several times a day.
Ezra attempted to be me for a day. Didn't last an hour. Tough life I have.
Met Ree Drummond aka Pioneer Women. I have been reading her blog for years and I went with some friends to a book signing. She told me I have beautiful hair. I told her it was natural, but I don't think she believed me.
That my friends is my year give or take a few hundred things. I hope everyone has a Happy New Year. I love you all. By the way I turned my comments section on again, apparently some of my friends were not happy that I turned it off. I don't want anyone to feel obligated to comment! Feel free to read my blog, comment if you would like or not, either way have a great day!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

Presents are wrapped and ready!!!!!!! Life is good. All that is left is a little cleaning and a whole lot of cooking. I hope this Holiday brings joy to all. Merry Christmas to all my family and friends.