Monday, January 12, 2009


This morning I was up early (my usual) sending emails and "surfing", when I responded to an email Meg sent me last night. She of course was on up in her room, I was in my back room office, we began emailing back and forth. I just thought it was funny because we are in the same house, talking to each other not face to face. But what really got my funny bone was the fact that we could have done this in several ways. We have nine land line phones in this home, so we could have talked to each other in different rooms on those. We have four Cell phones which we could have talked, texted, or emailed from. We could  have skyped on one of our four desk top computers, or from our five laptop computers. I ended up walking up the stairs to her room and sitting on her bed for a minute. It was nice.

Anyway, we are over run with Technology in this house. We have six televisions mounted on walls, three others which are usable, and three just sitting unplugged. We have remote controls for fireplaces, window coverings, the sesame, and all the televisions, not to mention the garage. These are things unknown to me as a teenager. Anyway, I was thinking how nice these things make life but also how frustrating. They are never where they are suppose to be!!!!! 

Also, my list of things to do today include, emails, posting stuff on the family site, blogging, I do actually get to make some phone calls, but I will probably just leave messages on answering machines.  Anyway, I think am going to go and write to Daniel and Stephen with pen and paper. That will be nice too.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


It's official, I don't even know the term for it. My mind is in a state of confusion. I am having trouble thinking straight, being organized or functioning at my normal level. We have been remodeling for 2 months. I have nowhere to go in my home for some privacy, there is not one place that is in it's normal state. Our place in Midway is overrun by snow. I feel really out of sorts. I love what we are doing to the house, and it will be great when we are finished, but I feel really unorganized.

The other night we tried to go out to dinner with everyone, It snowed so much that Bryan couldn't make it in, Meg took an hour to get to the place (one block from our home) and then Adam ordered this lovely shrimp dish. We didn't realize we would get the whole thing. It was good for a laugh.

I am trying to cook more at home. The kitchen is pretty much back together as is the family room. So I can move around there a little. Last night I made my version of Barbacoa soup. It turned out really well. I even got an A+ from Mark, which means a lot. Anyway, I am hoping to have my home and mind back very soon.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Where's 2008

Honestly, where did December go? For that matter the entire year. Last January 8th I kissed good-bye to Meg at the Airport and on the 9th good-bye to Daniel and Step. Wow, I then proceeded to go to Europe 3 times ( London, Paris, Germany, Prague), California 4 times (San Diego, Torrey Pines, Disneyland twice), Alaska(on a cruise), Seattle(and Victoria), Mexico (Mexico City, Pachuca, Xalitzintla, Nealtican), and probably somewhere I am forgetting. Oh, Midway!!!!

I had so much fun with everyone. We took a lot of great pictures and a million fun memories were created.

Also, we are still in the middle of our remodel. Painting the house is a much bigger project than we anticipated. We keep adding more. Probably the hardest part is parting with furniture that we purchased in the past and really do like. Most of it doesn't "fit" in this home. We are really happy with what we have done so far. The house feels warmer and more inviting. More like us.

Adam graduated from the "U" in May. That's huge, for anyone, I am really proud of him. He is working for Sentry West. What an accomplishment. Meg is in the business program at the "U" and has one more year. Her Semester abroad put her back a semester.

Mark was put in the High Counsel at the University Stake of Married Students. It has been a fun calling. He speaks everyother month and we have been teaching the Marriage class together. Those kids are great!!!!

I love my calling in the Young Women.

Well, I was happy when the scaffolding came down on Christmas Eve. We had our Christmas tree outside this year. It was pretty funny!!!

We are happy and healthy right now!!!! Yeah!!!!