Friday, December 21, 2007

Santa Must Be Close

Last night I was driving down the hill and a deer ran right in front of me. I slammed on my brakes (good thing I wasn't driving very fast) and then two more deer ran in front of me. Might have been dasher, dancer, and comet, or donner,vixen, and blitzen. But it wasn't Rudolph. This I know because I looked for the red nose. I rolled down the window and yelled I've been good. You know just in case they were spying for Santa. And to ensure they would send a good report I reminded them that I was the one that had the delicious roses they enjoyed all summer. Hope it works.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Are These Cookies Moldy?

My darling Don asked me if I would make him some oatmeal raisin cookies. Which I told him I would. Now I like raisins, oatmeal, and cookies...just not all together. But I am more than happy to make them for him. I got on line to find a recipe and I found this picture of oatmeal raisin cookies. Is it just me or do these look like moldy cookies? Not very appetizing looking if you ask
me. I think I will keep looking for a recipe. I need to find one quick as Don and I are going to spend the evening tomorrow night cooking up holiday treats. I am so looking forward to it and I do hope my cookies don't look moldy. Growing up my mom had a friend that brought cookies that had oatmeal, raisins, and chocolate chips in them. They were delicious. Yeah it shocked me too. My mom made them several times after that but has since lost the recipe. I asked the friend if she still had it but she said she hadn't made them for so long she forgot what the recipe was and didn't think she had it any more. Oh well, I bet I thought they were so good because my mom is a really good cook and she makes everything taste good.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I Wish I Recovered As Fast

This morning I went with Marykate to Reagan's 6 month check. Reagan did so well. The Dr said she is doing what 9 month olds do. She is a smart little girl. She then had to have her immunizations and a flu shot. She did well with them but you could tell she didn't feel all that well afterward. She spent the afternoon with me. We rocked most of the afternoon. She just cuddled right up and rocked. Then about 3:30 she started to jabber and smile. She got down on the floor and played and played. You would have never known she didn't feel all that great earlier. Wish I could recover that fast. I felt bad she didn't feel good but this grandma sure did enjoy the rocking.

Monday, December 10, 2007

60 Years Putting Your Hat On and Go To The Barn

My parents just celebrated 60 years of marriage. It is just incredible. They are a great example of love and commitment. The bishop of their ward (church) recently asked them to attend a marriage class. When I heard, I about fell over laughing. I thought if they haven't figured it out after 60 years, what hope do the rest of us have. What a treat it must be to be the class with them. They have a lot of insight. I am sure the other members of the class have learned a lot from them. My parents say the key is to know when to put your hat on and go to the barn. Of course it helps to have a nice barn to go to.

Don and I went to see them and horned in on the celebrating. We had a fun time. We hired a limousine and went to dinner and then toured the town looking at the lights. We had a great time.

Connie, Dad (Ralph), Mom (Wavie) in limo

Connie with her parents (Ralph & Wavie)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

We Graduated Move over Dancing with the Stars

We graduated!! Don and I have been taking beginning ballroom dance lessons. We finished this week. We can foxtrot, swing, and waltz. Ballroom II starts in January. I am so hoping it will be on a day we can go. We started on a Monday and the teacher asked if we could move to the Wednesday class. No we weren't so bad she moved us. We were the only ones signed up for the Monday class. Anyway, with my new church calling I can no longer go on Wednesdays. Dancing with my darling Don has been such a treat and I must say we aren't too bad. You can even tell what dance we are doing. There are some local dances so we are going to try and go so we can keep practiced up. Dancing with the Stars have nothing on us. (maybe we better keep that our secret)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Conversation with Ben

The other night I was chatting with my 5 year old grandson Benjamin. It was about 6:30. pm Here is the conversation.

Ben: Grandma I want to read some articles to you
Me: Great (I thought he had some newspaper articles.)
Ben: Me and mom want to read them
Mommy: Go ahead and I will help you if you get stuck
Then Ben proceeded to read the Articles of Faith. After reading the second one he softly said "I already knew that one because I memoryized it". Then he continued to the third one after which he said: Grandma I'm done I can't read any more because there are 13 of them and I go to bed at 7:30.

I laughed because I could relate on so many levels. I can't wait to say it. Well I am going to now. I can't blog anymore because I go to bed at 10:00. (I'm not mentioning it is only 5:55 pm)