Wednesday, April 11, 2012

So....It's been awhile....

Two reasons I don't keep my blog up 
   1. Procrastination. Speaks for itself. 
   2. Intimidation. The blogs I follow are so amazing and everyone else has a much more interesting life than I do.....Although I Love, Love, Love my life - and - my family, friends, and librarians I work with.

I was inspired to post on my blog this morning by Audrey who wrote the best note to Jett about his first year. Really, you should read this -

It's Spring Break - it even feels like spring. Yesterday I took some of the grandkids to the Hogle Zoo. I've been to the zoo a million times, but there's nothing like seeing it through the eyes of a four-year-old. The size of an elephant, the gorilla sitting with his nose against the glass staring you in the eyes, the smell of hay as the giraffe is fed, the world of a child is truly magical. Of course, when I asked the kids what they liked best about the zoo? "The Store!" 

Today we walked at The Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. I'm at a loss for words - no really, me... Unfortunately I forgot my camera - and my phone, an excuse to go back soon and take pics.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Thanks for the Memories

We just got back from a road trip up the California and Oregon coast.  Really, I can't describe how beautiful it was.  Day 1: We drove to Lake Tahoe.  The water is crystal clear, surrounded by beach and beautiful, tall pine.  Day 2:  San Francisco.  We saw all the tourist sites and ate at my favorite place for a grilled cheese - Max's.  Day 3:  Up the coast, into the redwoods.  Muir Woods was so beautiful and peaceful, we tried to drive up Highway 1, but took a wrong turn and wound up driving in circles on the Panorama Highway....we finally found our way and drove to Arcata.  Day 4: Into the heart of Northern California and the Redwoods!  We drove through a huge redwood in the National Forest and then into Oregon and up to Coos Bay.  Day 5: We drove along the coast to Lincoln.  We stopped to see the tide pools and Sea Lion Caves and several light houses along the way.  We stayed in a place that walked out to the beach, it was lovely.  Then two days home. 

We had such a great time and I'm so glad we went.  The reason I bring this up today is because it's our 37th anniversary.  As I've reflected back on our marriage, I'm so glad we have each other.  We have so much history together.  And we're comfortable.  It's kind of like putting on a warm, soft sweatshirt.  We can be ourselves and not worry about impressing or entertaining someone.  Yet, we really like each other.  We enjoy the same things - I even get caught finishing his sentences more than I'd like to admit.  I know what he likes and I'm happy to accommodate him, it makes me feel satisfied and happy.

Happy Anniversary, Jer.  I love you more than ever.  Thanks for the Memories....

Sunday, May 2, 2010

10 Things that are Good

There are a few things I wish I had blogged about lateley. I know I've been a bad blogger. I wish I weren't so forgetful or lazy or whatever about it. So I thought I'd make a list of the top ten things that are good right now.

10. I love that the sun is shining today. It renews me after our long, cold winter.
9. I love my drive home. Everything is turning green. Before you know it, the poppies will be out.
8. The huge project at work is finally done. I feel like I can breathe a little and be more helpful to the librarians.
7. I love my Young Women calling.
6. I've finished my I Spy and Book of Mormon quilt tops.
5. The new shelves in my craft room are so organized!
4. I got a Purple Purse from the kids - Love it!
3. Cruising is So Fun and Relaxing.
2. Love my Borrego!
1. Audrey Graduated! Way to Go Girl!

Monday, February 8, 2010

I Did it!

I have to say I'm just a little impressed with myself - just a little, not too much. I didn't know if I was brave enough to really go skiing after 15+ years away from the slopes. But I went and had a blast and didn't break anything. ;)

My girls were so cute, they took good care of me. I even felt like I could keep up - with a little more practice. The day was perfect; no wind, a light snow, the sun peeking out now and then. Of course, we stayed on the easy to intermediate slopes but we did go to the top of Ray's all day. And, I could still walk the next day. That's what I call success!

Monday, January 11, 2010

I celebrated my birthday this week. The celebrating started on Thursday and didn't stop until Sunday - The best of all my presents was nerf bullets - Let the Battle Begin.

I got a ski day from the kids and Jer. I feel nervous, I haven't skied for too long to think about, but I'm working hard to get ready to go! I look good in my new parka and hat, if I do say so myself! If I chicken out on skiing at least I'll look good in the lodge!