Sunday, September 28, 2008
We are so excited to be visiting with Katy, Corey, and Cade again. We arrived here last night after an enjoyable drive down. We stopped at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory (Again). This time Sam was with us to enjoy the cactus garden. He also indulged with a little chocolate.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Chad is on his way to Bulgaria to renew his visa this weekend. He'll be gone 5 days I think. They're the first 12 missionaries to be subject to this new government regulation of having to leave the country each 12 months to renew visas. I know the missionaries in Russia have to do this, but I'm not sure how often. I hope to hear from him even if he is on the move.
Here are some pictures the senior couple sent for Chad. He's been having a hard time getting pictures sent lately from the internet cafe. Thank goodness for senior couples.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I was mentioning to Tyler that at least he hasn't had a red, white, and blue cake for his birthday every year like Chad (Chad's bday is July 4th). He was glad about that, so for fun this year, I got him a Halloween cake.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Today was a perfect day for a Fall drive. The air was cool and the colors are really starting to come out. Sam and I go on quite a few drives each Fall to watch the change in the leaves, but today Becky and Brayden came with us. We asked Kyle to come, but he had some playing plans and didn't want to be stuck in a car with us. We had some clouds and even a few showers, but we didn't let that stop us. At one point we did take refuge under a tree to keep from getting too wet. As usual, it didn't last long.
Friday, September 19, 2008
I try to keep you up to date on the events of my family, but Sam is all about safety, especially internet safety. Anyway, Sam just got home from Texas. He was there helping with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Lucky for him, his dad lives only a short distance from where he was staying. Sam managed to get in 2 quick visits with his dad while he was there. Sam was happy to go and help, and I'm happy to have him home again.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
So, I talked to my mom today after work. I'm not very good at calling or talking on the phone. In fact, the older I get, the more I realize I don't like talking on the phone. Who would have ever thought that. As a teen I was typical when it came to phone time (go ahead, ask my mom, she can verify the hours I used to spend on the phone). I'm not exactly sure when it changed, but I don't like talking on the phone now.
Anyway, back to my mom. Today she informed me that I don't have enough pictures of me on my blog. Really?? There's a reason for that. I'm the one taking all the pictures. Then she tells me to get someone else to take the pictures and especially of me.
Now I know that Sam would agree with that, but it's my camera and my blog so I get to decide.
I have decided that I don't like pictures of me. It just doesn't matter what I'm doing or where I'm at, pictures of me never turn out good.
However, trying to be obedient and to simply make my mother happy (which I am trying) I've decided to add a few of me that are at least . . . decent.
Remember Mom, this is just for you.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
David did such a nice job surprising Jenny for her 50th birthday. The family voted on going bowling for the evening. The way I understand it, Jenny said she'd stay home while David and the kids went. She was out voted on that as well. Once they got there, the girls went into a room (where we were waiting to jump and scream at her) and acted as if they'd seen something great (us) that mom had to see. Here's Jenny when she walked in.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I couldn't let today go by without wishing a would have been Happy Anniversary to me and my first husband, Allen. Today would have been 21 years. I am thankful for the time we had and very thankful for the 3 beautiful baby boys we have. I wish things could have been different, but as with every dark moment in life also comes a ray of light. Happy Anniversary to what would have been.