Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Album

The bright side of being grounded physically, is that it has allowed me time to finish my Family Photo Album for 2007. It's all done if you want to take a peek! (just click on the link under my photo albums to the right) I can't wait for it to arrive in the mail. Time to get 2008 going. Thank you for all of your well wishes and prayers. I'm sure we have seen the worst of it. I get to see an opthalmologist today to check out how the optic nerve is doing. Guess that means I have to get dressed!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Poked and Prodded

I've spent the last few days getting steroid IV infusions to try to stop the Optic Nerve in my left eye from going bad (one of the side effects of the MS that I try to ignore). The bright part in the hospital is the nice ladies in the Infusion Therapy room. They have to poke and prod people all day long and they still smile at you. At least they wrapped my arm and the tube that they left in my vein (eeewwww!)...with pink tape. I can still be fashionable and smile too. We have been so excited to have company this weekend. 16 people in the house! We sent the teenage boys out to the camp trailer, they love it. Everyone has been so good about making sure I don't have to do anything. Eric washed my hair, Andrea did my hair and makeup. I'm not going anywhere, but it makes me feel better. Our company is helping make the food and with the clean up. What a great family!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008



10 years ago I...
1- only had three kids
2- was in the Stake YW Presidency
3- was on another diet
4- was selling our first home
5- was as happy as I am now

5 things on today's "to do" list...
1- wake my happy butt up (you and me both, Hope)
2- Andrea's doctor appointment
3- get a solar cover for the pool
4- MS Dinner at the Abby Inn
5- get a nap? Oh yeah, I mean work.

5 snacks I enjoy...
1- popcorn anytime
2- anything chocolate and caramel
3- licorice, it must be Twizzlers
4– crackers
5- fresh fruit

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire...
1- pay off ALL obligations
2- get a good financial advisor
3- take a vacation to Cancun
4- purchase property in Marysvale
5- pay $100,000 in tithing for the million

5 places I have lived...
1- Denver, CO
2- Fresno, CA
3- Portland, OR
4- Vancouver, WA
5- St. George, UT

5 jobs that I have had
1- Landa
2- Fresno Poultry
3- Wilbur-Ellis
4- Mary Kay Sales Director
5- Isagenix Cleansing Coach

Rules: Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you've answered the questions on your blog.

I Tag:
1- Kristal
2- Kerry
3- Andrea
4- Bart
5- Molly

Monday, September 15, 2008

Mom to Teenagers

Remember the days of rolling your eyes at your parents? Remember when you believed they knew absolutely NOTHING and that they didn't understand you? It dawned on me today that though I may think I'm pretty hip, fair, understanding and fun while striking a great balance with being the Mom, teacher and disciplinarian...My teens might not think that. After being bummed about that for a few minutes, I made a big decision...SO WHAT! That's my job and one day they will thank me for loving them enough to be the parent that caused the eye rolling. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Friday, September 12, 2008

For Tyler

Song of the day...#2 Dang, Fetch, Oh my Heck! You gotta love 11 year olds. We love you Tyler!

Congratulations, Andrea!

We put together a blog for Andrea today, she is so excited. You'll have to check her out under my "Blogging Buddies". Leave her a will make her day.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Happy September!

The kids are in school, we are doing routines again. Eric is even back to work after staying off of his infected leg for the last two weeks. Ahhh...I have the house to myself again. I'm almost done with my 2007 Family Scrapbook! I'm so excited about it. I'm still getting the hang of how all of this blogging stuff works, but I'm having fun learning.