Sunday, June 28, 2009

Dance, Dance, Dance...


Well, "B" has been practicing for the dance recital for the past 4+ months and this weekend all her hard work paid off. She did a great job and she nailed her moonwalk!! It was fun to go as a family to watch her and some other little girls in the ward - they all have such great stage presence. She looked like such a little lady in the "fairy" dance, very grown up in "Pennsylvania" and tough as nails in "hip-hop" - at least as tough as you can look with all that makeup on! It was a great night....

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hi Ho, Hi Ho It's Off To Camp They Go!



Tomorrow is the day "P" and "B" head off to Girl's Camp for 4 days. I think they'll have a lot of fun and let's face it, it's always nice to have a change of scenery. It's "B's" first year at camp and I think it will be really great for both girls to be together. This picture is one of my all-time favorite pictures of "P" - I LOVE IT! As weird as it sounds, I'm looking forward to going to Camp Buckhorn next year with both my girls. I might even try to twist my darling husband's arm and come up - I've got a whole year to work on him! It's going to be weird just have "S" home this week; I think he'll be happier than anybody when the girls are back - no 23 year old in their right mind wants that much parental attention!
The day after they get back, it's "B's" dance recital so we're all going to that. They had picture day on Saturday and she really did look darling. It's going to be a fun, busy couple of weeks

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I spent a fun (but cold) day at Roosevelt watching "B" run at her track and field day. I always love these days - I think I've gone every year and I have taken some of my favorite pictures on track and field day. It was a lot of fun to meet some of her school friends as well as seeing kids from the ward. When I watch "B" participate in athletics, it reminds me a little of "R"; they have the same kind of intensity and commitment. It was really nice that "S" came - it was his day off and "B" was extra excited that he was coming to watch her.

Tomorrow is letter day; I can hardly wait to hear from "R". I'm going to write to him as soon as I finish writing this...which I guess is now.

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Monday, June 8, 2009


I'm usually an early-bird, but I have to admit that today I had to throw myself out of bed. I stayed up late thinking about a family who used to live in our ward and I could not turn off my brain!

Thank heavens for a group of girls who have started exercising together in the wee-hours of the morning; we talk about each other's lives and solve all the world's problems. Okay, that might be a little be of an exaggeration, but I always find their insight amazing. Remember that great character that Mike Myers played on Saturday Night Live - the lady with the beehive hairdo - and he would say, "Let me give you a topic" and then he'd name something completely absurd.. and then say, "Discuss" well, that's me with my friends. They can discuss anything and always give me the most amazing insight.

I got home and got "P" and "B" off to school and then settled down to work on some YW things and then made a post office run to mail something for "R". He hasn't said anything about the package I mailed last week, but I'm thinking that he probably got it right after he wrote us. It was one of those days when I did a bunch of stuff, but you can't tell just by looking around. I hope I'm more on top of my game tomorrow.

I also made an icky dinner. I won't go into it, but I owe my family a big huge apology. Let's just say, I won't even save it for leftovers.

I better get with it tomorrow.....

Sunday, June 7, 2009

It's A New Day....


Well, I've been determined to keep a family journal for years and after a million starts and stops, I've decided that I'm going to try a blog. I'm a big believer in writing down what happens in life - so I'm going to start again. I'm also excited to add pictures - because I've turned into quite a photography buff.

Our family is starting a new chapter: one child in college, one serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one in high school and one in middle school. We have also recently become more of a girl's household than boys - which is another new change. Thank heavens we have Mark around to keep us well-balanced.

I'm really looking forward to this summer - we've got a lot of fun, family things planned and there is really nothing I like more than spending time with my family.

I've got to get going - I'm going to bake some Friendship Bread for two friends that are having birthdays this week.