Friday, December 26, 2008
When I told the Buddy that I got rid of the coat today with joy in his voice he asked if I got rid of the hat as well...........hmmm I suspect he wasn't the fan I was.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Well it has been several years since then and the kids grew to be kind loving generous wonderful people that Art and I love and enjoy so much and are pleased to call them friend. They now have wonderful families of their own. And neither one worked for Arbys or Sears................well so far.
From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.
-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.
-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.
-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.
So there is your history for today. This knowledge was shared with me and I found it interesting and enlightening and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
March 11 Cascade with Shawna
March 14-16 Travel with folks to Albuquerque for Jared and Cathy's wedding
April - I was home but we painted the house
May 12-June 6 Kirksville for the birth of Andrew
June 14-21 Ft. Lauderdale with Don
July 18-20 Cascade
July 25-27 Idaho Falls with Don, Brent, MaryKate, and Reagan
Aug 1-2 Cascade with the Young Women
Aug 22-24 Cascade with Don
Aug 29-31 Cascade with Don,Dan and Shawna
Sept 3-7 Don and I flew to Seattle to see Patty and then took the train to see the Taylors. Mark, Debbie, Don and I all went to the beach.
Sept 19-21 Cascade with Don and folks to can peaches
Sept 23-30 Kirksville
Oct 7-12 Reno and Lake Tahoe with Don. We had dinner with Elder Taylor
Nov 8-16 Cancun with Don, Dan, and Shawna
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Lady: Oh Hi, are you still in Young Womens?
Me: Yes I am, I love it
Lady: Oh so is that why you put gray streaks in your hair so they take you serious and people don't think you are just one of the girls? Personally...I like it BUT I would never do it.
Me: Oh aren't you just the clever one. You figured me out.
Lady: Well I am just smart about that kind of stuff
Me: Yes I can see that
Lady: You still kinda look young so maybe you should put some more gray in it
Me: Or change my makeup....I'll keep it in mind.
Oh look isn't that your family looking for you?
Friday, December 5, 2008
Why does Santa have 3 gardens?
So he can HOE HOE HOE
What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?
What did the ghost say to Santa Claus?
I'll have a BOO Christmas without you
How do sheep in Mexico say Merry Christmas?
What does a cat on the beach have in common with Christmas?
What do you get if Santa goes down the chimney when a fire is lit?
Why was Santa's little helper depressed?
He had low elf esteem
O.K. admit it you smiled and even laughed at one or two of these.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
If the Pilgrims were alive today, what would they be most famous for?
Why can't you take a turkey to church?
Because they use such FOWL language
What are the feathers on a turkey's wings called?
What's the best dance to do on Thanksgiving?
The turkey trot
Can a turkey jump higher than the Empire State Building?
Yes - a building can't jump at all
What do you get when you cross a turkey with an octopus?
Enough drumsticks for Thanksgiving
How can you make a turkey float?
You need 2 scoops of ice cream, some root beer, and a turkey
What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?
Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
Why did they let the turkey join the band?
Because he had the drumsticks
Why did the police arrest the turkey?
They suspected it of fowl play
What did the turkey say before it was roasted?
Boy! I'm stuffed!
Where did the first corn come from?
The stalk brought it
Why did the Indian chief wear so many feathers?
To keep his wigwam
How did the Mayflower show that it liked America?
It hugged the shore
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Here are some pictures from the trip. This reminds me of going to someones house to watch their vacation slides. Those over the age of 40 will understand what I am saying.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
We got cleaned up and I called the kids. I was sorry to hear Brent was so sick. Hope he gets better soon. We got on the city bus and headed to the Cancun Palace for dinner. We had the oriental hibachi. fun, fun, fun. They built a new out door theater. It was really cool. We decided to stay for the show. We didn't know it started at 8:00, we thought it started at 9:00. So we hurried and ate our dessert and went. It was a circus show. And boy was I glad we didn't miss it. It was fabulous. I am sure I sat there with my mouth wide open. I said the performers couldn't be human. I had my picture taken with them afterward so I will post it later. Then back on the city bus for our hotel. Shortly after we got on, the other few riders got off and surprisingly we rode the bus by ourselves. Tomorrow is an early day, we are going to Coba.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Today the little girl and I spent the day playing. And we has a great time. We were fixing lunch when the mail came. Nothing spectacular in the mail. Then just after we sat down to eat the mailman came back. He said he forgot to deliver a package. Imagine my surprise!!! The package was for ME. What on earth? I knew I hadn't ordered anything so I hurried and looked at the return label. It was from my sister. When I opened it the little girl got a big grin and ooo'd. She and I agreed it was cute and so me. And it really says it all. Thanks so much to my sister Trixie for thinking of me. I just love it. Here is a picture of what she sent.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
My dear Don came home the other day and said he had looked into sling boxes so we could watch the the BSU football game in Cascade. You have to know neither of us are big football fans but we always watch BSU play. Well the game was televised on ESPN2 and we barely get the local channels on our TV in Cascade so forget any cable channels. So we decided we would go to the golf course to watch the game but then after talking it over we decided to do the sling box. You know for future watching as well. For those not familiar with a sling box, you connect a machine to your TV and you can watch your TV on a computer or laptop anywhere in the world. How cool is that? So I called the important guy (Brent) . He and the little girl went shopping with me (Brent made sure I had just what I needed) and then spent the afternoon getting it all set up for us. We really appreciated Brent getting that all done for us. As it turned out I accidently turned the power off so we couldn't connect to the sling box so we went to the golf course anyway. Leave it to me. BUT now we know what to do so we can take it with us to Mexico (yes to watch BSU play). And we know it will work because Brent went to the house and turned the power back on and yes it works perfect. We are so excited. A big thanks again to Brent for getting it all hooked up and ready for us.....and turning the power back on for us. Brent you rock!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Now I got to go and make room in my closet for the new shoes.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Don, Elder Taylor, and me
(Elder Taylor is wearing the Pebble Beach hat Don brought him. He gave one to Elder Taylor and one to Elder Wright)
Let me say if you aren't winning.........then, oh dear......you're losing. Enough said.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Shout out to Princess......Happy Birthday!!!
Thought for the day..Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I have to give a shout out to Mrs. Dr. I do hope you are feeling better. And remember shingles belong on the roof not the body.
Thought for the day... Don't sweat the small stuff and according to my PC it is all small.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Today has been an interesting one. It started off really fun. I watched the Little Girl (Miss R) while her parents worked. I picked her up and we went to the Discovery Center. I wasn't sure how well she would enjoy it so I decided we would stay as long as she wanted and if that meant leaving after 15 minutes then so be it. But as it turned out she loved, loved, loved it. We were there for a little over 2 hours. The Little Girl had so much fun but it wore her out. She was asleep before we even got out of the parking lot. It was fun to watch her interact and have fun.
Then home to pack for my trip to Reno with my PC (prince charming). When he arrived home, we quickly took a load to the auction. This is were my saga begins. I decided to leave my purse at home and just take my phone. After the auction we slid by Wendys. When we got home I grabbed the auction check, the Wendys dinner items. After dinner, MaryKate and the Little Girl came and picked us up. Off to the airport we went. I told Don I felt like I had forgotten something important. I had driver's license, underwear, contacts, medicine, camera.....hmmm I guess I was O.K. Don reminded me I always say I am forgetting something (and I usually do). It is almost a joke now. I usually say "I wonder what I am forgetting". This time was different I really felt I had left something big behind. Well I did. When we got to security I thought I had better turn off my cell phone. Oh NO!!! I looked at Don and told him I knew what I forgot....my phone. I left it in the truck. After talking about it for a few minutes we decided to call MaryKate. I couldn't remember her cell number (it is in my phone) so Don called Brent and he transferred us to her. Bless Her Heart!!! And I mean it Bless Her Heart. She is wonder woman. She hurried to the house, got my truck keys, and found the phone. Then she hurried back to the airport with my phone. I was so grateful that she was so darling as I put my dumb neglectfulness on her. Let me say MaryKate rocks! I got the phone and raced to the gate. I got their a minute before they started boarding the plane. Whew tragedy averted.
I was enjoying the relief of having my phone when the flight attendant brought me a drink. Great. What I didn't realize was my tray was bent so when I put the open can down to receive my eight peanuts the flight attendant was handing me, the can of pop slid right off into my lap. Spilling half of it. Oh my goodness me oh my I truly looked like I wet my pants. Well I eventually dried.
We got to the hotel with no problems and after checking in, my PC and I checked out the hotel and found were he would need to be for the conference and then before retiring we played a little three card poker. We walked away $110 ahead. Woohoo.
The good of the day definitely out weighed the bad.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Then on Saturday we ventured to Nauvoo. Christmas went to the temple and the kids and I tried to entertain ourselves. Megaman had other plans for us but we had a good time anyway. Then home to play with grandma’s make up. The guys played video games and the girls all got posh.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
It is once again time to can those peaches. We were a little late this year. The peaches were late coming on due to the lack of spring we experienced this year. My parents came and we had a great time. We canned 50 jars of peaches. (actually 51 but 1 broke in the canner). They are beautiful and taste yummy. My dad and I pealed the peaches, my mom cut them up and put them in the jars, and Don poured the syrup in the jars and put them in the canner. It was good team work. I am so grateful my folks are willing to come and help us each year. It makes it so much easier and a lot more fun. I can't thank them enough. And I have to thank my darling Don for all his work. He also procured the peaches. Now we can sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Ahh, I love it.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Here are some photos of the trip:
Don and Patty
Don on the train
Don and Connie at Historic Haystack Rock
(the big rock on the left is the historic rock)
Debbie and Mark at Historic Haystack Rock
Debbie and Mark on the beach
Don's new footwear
Sunday, September 7, 2008
One thing I failed to mention. When we were at Cannon Beach we stopped at a sunglasses store. Don found a rack of regular sunglasses that were also bifocals. Don and I each got a pair. Sweet!
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
My niece did this on her blog and I thought it was awesome. I did it too. You can too at http://www.yearbookyourself.com
It wasn't easy finding a photo as I don't have any of just me so I took one and cropped it to be just me and these are the my awesome yearbook results.
Happy listening.........and downloading.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
We met at 12:30 but as most church functions go we didn't make it to the River until 1:45. The girls floated in tubes and MaryKate and I shared a raft. Ahhhh a nice dry warm raft. We we had fun using the oars to get the girls wet and they enjoyed splashing us back and most especially hanging on to the raft so they wouldn't have to use their arms to paddle. Well as most good things, they must come to an end....... about half way down the river our raft drifted over to the trees on the side. We paddled our hearts out but it did no good. The River was stronger then we were. As we got to the trees the river became extremely swift and it pitched us out. One of the branches from a tree was in the water and it hooked my vest and suit and held me under. I said a quick prayer and knew I would be o.k. but I needed to act fast. I decided I would have to take the vest and suit off and save my car keys (they were safely tucked in my cleavage inside my suit) Not my first choice of things to do but I would rather be naked then dead. As I struggled to remove them I felt a snap. The branch broke. Whew. As I quickly swam to the top, I said a quick prayer of thanks. Once my head was above the water I noticed MaryKate was nowhere and then the water pulled me under again. As I was sucked back under I said a prayer for MaryKate's safety. I struggled back up and grabbed around a tree that had fallen in the water. The water was beating against me trying to pull back under but I managed to climb up on the tree. By then a couple of our girls came floating close. One offered to throw me her tube but I told her to stay on her tube and not to come any closer. No sense in two of us being stranded. I asked them to see if they could find MaryKate. I was scared for her and prayed mightily for her safety. I climbed to the top of the tree I had been clinging to and jumped as far into the water as I could get. Whew it was away from the area wanting to pull me under. I swam a little and found a place to get out and walk. I walked a little way and then caught up with some of my group and found MaryKate. Thank heavens! She managed to get back in the raft. She was too far across the water for me to swim too so I shared a tube with one of the other girls. She was so sweet to share the tube with me and we laughed our heads off. Not a bonding moment I would have planned but I guess when the lord provides an opportunity my job is not to question it but to appreciate it and take it. I lost my favorite sunglasses and the girls who had put their shoes in the raft lost their shoes. I cut my hand and dislocated my thumb (I was able to pull it back in place) and today my arms are bruised. The river definitely left it's kiss marks on me but no lives were lost and the girls all said how much fun they had. Strange as it sounds, I really did have a great time and I can't wait to go again.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I have often heard my Dad say “ Same moon but my how it has changed”. That is how I feel. My darling PC and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. So of course it made me reflect back on the big day. We dated for 2 ½ years so we were sure. I thought I was in love with my PC and I was but that doesn’t even to compare to how much I love him now. We got married outside and knew it would be hot so we decided it would be best to have the ceremony at 7:30 in the evening. A month prior to our wedding I was in a car accident and it was still in a lot of pain and had trouble standing for any length so we asked the Bishop to keep it as short as possible. I don’t know what long is for him ‘cause for short he spoke for more than 30 minutes. It was insane. It is a good thing I was on heavy duty drugs so I could stand but I think I should have taken more to drown out the long sermon. My PC’s sister was singing with the Seattle Opera Company at the time and she sang us a beautiful song. My sister Debbie was the matron of honor and my PC’s best friend Dan was the best man. Christmas was the flower girl and Brent was the ring bearer. They were so adorable. Christmas was excited because my sister let her wear some of her lip gloss and Brent was excited because he got to wear a cumber bunny (cumberbun) with his tuxedo. Same moon but we have all changed. Wonder what great things the next 20 years will bring.
To celebrate we had a dining experience. We didn't just go to dinner, we went to a place in town with linen table cloths, a gentleman playing piano and a main waiter and different servers for every little thing. It was fun and an experience. Then off to see the new Indiana Jones movie. Brent gave us tickets to use at the movie theater.