Friday, February 29, 2008

Ballroom II Here We Come

My Darling PC and I dusted off our dancing shoes and went back to class. We had our first class of the season last Monday. We are taking Ballroom II. It was so fun to get back in the groove. We had a review of the steps we learned in Ballroom I and I was surprised how much Don and I remembered. It was as they say riding a bicycle. Now I know you think that means once you learn you never forget and while that is nice what I am saying my feet and buttocks were sore when we were done. You know just like riding a bicycle. Can't wait to get back on the dance floor for the next lesson.

Monday, February 18, 2008

I Had No Idea Birthdays Could Be So Fun

I have to say I gotta a good thing going. Not sure how I worked it but it is working pretty well. Last week was my daughter in law Marykate’s birthday. My darling Don and I took her, Brent, and Reagan to dinner. We went to a restaurant at the mall. That in itself is a story but I will leave that to Art to tell. Anyway, after dinner Brent had to get some new shoes and since we were already at the mall.....and we all know I never pass up an opportunity to shoe shop I was more than happy to accompany them. Well he found a pair and said because of the sale, I could get a pair at a great price. I said what about Marykate maybe she would like some to which both Marykate and Brent said she just got two new pair. O.K. first off I never pass up a good shoe bargain. (obviously) and second I just got a new pair of shoes (beautiful red ones) but lucky for me, I never put a limit on my shoe buying. So I got a great new pair of Nikes to wear one the treadmill. I tried to give them the money for the shoes but they refused. It was Marykate’s birthday and I got the present. Happy Birthday and thanks bunches to them for the great new shoes. Next I was planning to surprise Don for his birthday and get a new TV for his office to hook to his xbox 360. He has been wanting one for a while. I thought I would surprise him for his birthday get it and ask Brent to help me get it all set up for the surprise. Well as luck would have it he came home Friday and suggested we got to Costco TV shopping as they had a good price and he had a coupon. Woohoo. Off we went. We got him a 42” plasma and then because of the good price… guessed it I got a 47” plasma for the living room wall. Yeah baby. Happy Birthday darling and thanks for the TV. I had Brent, Marykate, and their friend Mark come help me rearrange Don’s office while he was at the auction. (thanks again guys). Brent got the TV hooked up and running so I was able to surprise him after all. Best part his birthday isn’t until the end of March. I even beat my mom wishing him a happy birthday. I had no idea birthdays could be so fun. Let me see whose birthday is next?

Saturday, February 9, 2008


I found out reading my daughter-in laws (MKB) blog I have been tagged. Soooo..............

  1. Attached or single?
    Very attached, happily attached. Sorry Uncle Buck

B. Best Friends?
Don, Christmas, Bryan, Brent, Marykate, my sister Debbie, Shawna, Maryanne

C. Cake or pie?
Chocolate pie and Loganberry Pie……especially if it is made by my mom. She is the pie Goddess.

D. Day of choice?
uhhhhh, Friday..wooohooo.

E. Essential items?
most modern conveniences………..and of course powder and paint to make me what I ain't.

F. Favorite color?
Duh!!! Green

G. Gummy bears or worms?
neither, please don’t make me pick one

H. Hometown?
Idaho Falls

I. Favorite Indulgence?

J. January or July?
oh definitely July. Growing up I only knew two seasons….winter and July. Yep definitely July.

K. Kids?
2 of the best kids any mother could ever hope for and then some. And………the best grandkids a grandmother could ever hope for and then some.

L. Life isn't complete without?
My family

M. Marriage Date?
July 30, 1988……there is that July again.

N. Number of brothers and sisters?
3 brothers and 1 sister

O. Oranges or apples?

P. Phobias or fears?
Too many to even narrow down.

Q. Quote?
Make your test a testimony and you mess a message.

R. Reason to smile?
My family. Especially the funny things my grandkids say and do.

S. Season of choice?
July….oh sorry, summer

T. Tag three friends or family.
Hmmmmm. I guess I will tag Don, Pierre, and Art

U. Unknown fact about me? Well, I think everyone knows everything about me. I am pretty much an open book.

V. Vegetable.
Corn on the cob

W. Worst habit.
Oh I have so many I would just bore you with mentioning them all

X. X-ray or Ultrasound?
Either…..just no MRI

Y. Your favorite food.
Prime Rib

Z. Zodiac sign.
Gemini (both of us)

Four things you may or may not know about me in no particular order.

A Four jobs I have had in my life:

1. Junk Dealer

2. Tax Collector

3. Spud Sorter

4. Phone Solicitor

B. Four movies I would watch over and over:

1. Boys Next Door

2. Cinderella (Roger’s & Hammerstein version)

3. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane

4. Shark Tails

C) Four places I have lived:

1. Idaho Falls, Idaho

2. Twin Falls, Idaho

3. Jerome, Idaho

4. Boise, Idaho

D) Four TV shows I love to watch:

1. American Idol

2. Boston Legal

3. Kyle XY

4. Real Housewives of Orange County

E) Four places you have been on vacation:

1. Cancun, Mexico

2. Disneyworld, Florida

3. Disneyland, California

4. Chinookwinds, Oregon

F. People I email.
1. Debbie
2. Shawna
3. Folks
4. Mike Garrecht

G. 4 of my favorite foods
1. Prime Rib
2. Garlic Mash
3. Steak
4. Chocolate

H. 4 places I'd rather be right now
1. Cascade

2. Cancun

3. Idaho Falls

4. With my grandkids

I. 4 things I am looking forward to this year.
1. New Grandbaby

2. Going to Florida

3. Going to Cancun

4. Spending time with family

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Grandkids Fingers At Risk

My uncle recently had an accident that severed three of his fingers. It is very tragic. He is in my prayers for a speedy recovery. Not to make light of it but I was thinking tonight that all of my grandkids fingers are at risk. They are at risk of falling off from lack of circulation. How you might ask. Well each one of them has me wrapped "tight" around their finger. Reagan and I spent the past three days together and boy does she ever have my number. She talked to Ben, Bergann, and Bella this week. I think they gave her the scoop on how. They being experienced and all. They have my number as well. Bella and Reagan were jabbering to each other and I think they were really conspiring. They are all so cute and so could I resist?! I am one lucky grandma.

Dream Dinners

Today was book club and we did the funnest thing. For Christmas one of the ladies husbands gave her a gift that we all enjoyed. We went to Dream Dinners. Her husband gave her a gift certificate for everyone in book club to go. What is Dream Dinners you ask? Well let me tell you. Dream Dinners provide everything you need to assemble delicious dinners. You go to their store and put the ingredients together for a particular menu item and store it in your freezer until you are ready to cook it. We were able to do two items. I picked Lemon Bars and Chicken Cordon Bleu. They offer 14 different menu items each month. Very fun.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Laser Tag

I had the pleasure of playing laser tag for the first time. We took the young women from church to play. I had never played before so the girls told me all the secrets. I think they felt sorry for me since I was in charge of the activity. I didn't come up with idea but I got it approved and executed it. Well thanks to the girls hints, I had the most points. It was a blast. We went to a local fun center. I am hooked. I can't wait to go again.