Thursday, January 29, 2009

So thankful...

I am so thankful for a family that I adore. I know that I picked these wonderful people out in heaven. There is nothing more in the whole world I would rather be doing, than spending time with these 5 people I love to the moon and back.

I am thankful for a lot of blankets, and Amoxicillin.

I am thankful that I am flying out of town early in the morning tomorrow, and getting back in time to watch the Cardinals play, on Sunday! Go Cardinals! (This is why I am even more thankful for Amoxixillin. I have no idea why, but as an adult I seem to get more ear infections, than when I was a child.)

I'm so thankful for this blog, and being able to write down my thoughts, feelings, good times, sad times, etc. I also am thankful for YOU!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Class with Julie...

Last night was such a great night. First of all, I got to spend it with my sister, Julie. We decided a month or so ago, that we were going to taking a canning class together. My Mom, and Lash had given me a caner for Christmas! I was thrilled. I canned when my kids were little, but not much. I canned peaches, and applesauce. My knowledge of canning was minimal. After attending last nights class at Char's in Mesa, I feel confident. I think the first thing we are going to can is pinto beans! My family loves them!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Fun times at high school...

girls will be girls...

Sarah came home from school on Friday, and showed me this picture. To my suprise, Sarah and her cute friends, were sitting on the security guards golf cart. This golf cart is one, that you get a ride to the principals office on. I asked her if the security guard knew that they were sitting on the cart. She replied...He was the one who took the picture! Sarah is sitting on the back left.


Saturday, January 24, 2009


Yesterday was National handwriting day. No matter, today, tomorrow, or the next. This afternoon I am going to write a few notes to those I love. I am going to break out the Valentine's I have been wanting to get started on. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

sunshine and lemons...

Since it sounds like cooler temperatures are on the way, I just had to post this picture. This weekend while Sarah was out by the pool, I got a little creative. I love the produce this time of year! The lemon, and orange trees have done a wonderful job this year! These yummy lemons are going to make lemonade for dinner tonight!


Monday, January 19, 2009


24 wonderful years! Happy Anniversary Steve! I LOVE you!


Sunday, January 18, 2009

This is what we will be watching today! Go Cardinals!


Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy Friday!

I can't believe it already Friday. This week has flown by. I am glad it is a 3 day weekend. The weather here has been beautiful! The last couple of days it has been in the high 70's. We are planning on doing some activities outdoors this weekend.

I am going to make the Valentine fortune cookies this afternoon. I think they are so cute! I figure if I make them now, then when Valentines Day comes around, I will be ready. Do you have any fun Valentine ideas to share? I would love to hear about them. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I am going to make these for Steve for Valentines. I am going to pick up one of those cute Chinese take out boxes at Michael's.

I was at Target yesterday afternoon. They have all of their Valentine decorations, cards, etc. out. I love this time of year. I think it is nice to have a holiday of LOVE after Christmas. Since Christmas has a lot to do with LOVE. I have a few decorations I am going to get out for Valentines. I saw the cutest idea on I have to share! :)


Monday, January 12, 2009

The Light Rail...Ben

Friday Ben, and I decided we would try out the new Light Rail. We took it from Mesa to Tempe. We got off of it right near ASU. I have to say that I am really impressed by how easy it is to take the rail. It took us about 20 minutes to get from Mesa to Tempe. That was with the stopping in between. We walked around Mill Street. We decided to have Mexican food for lunch. This is both of our favorites. We talked, shopped, and then rode the rail back to Mesa. It was so good to spend some time with Ben. He has endured some trails these past three months. Some that he didn't see coming. Some none of us saw coming. Ben has handled these trials in such an amazing way. He has so much strength. As a Mother, it has been hard to watch him go thru trials, that he has had to endure, at such a young age. He has been such an example to me. It is such a blessing, to be able to have him home again. He is such a joy in my life.


Friday, January 9, 2009

wonderful afternoons...

Steve gave Sarah, and I bikes for Christmas. I have been enjoying the afternoon time. It feels so nice to go for a long bike ride with Sarah. The sun feels good, the conversations are priceless, and we are getting our exercise in. Riding bikes is one of my favorite things to do! :)


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thankful Thursday...

Today I have much to be thankful for. I am thankful for a warm house this morning! It is freezing outside! It feels good to hear the heater humming.

I am thankful for my wonderful family. They are the busiest bunch! I am grateful for this. This week, the boys and I are planning on going to ride the new light rail. Fun! Sarah, and I are wanting to go climb up to the A over at ASU. I can't believe I have never done it before!

I'm thankful for Steve. Our anniversary is this month. We will be married 24 years on the 19Th! We have been married well over half of my life! I look forward to the next 24 years.

I'm thankful for my little blog. It has been a blessing to be able to record our life's happenings. It is also a huge blessing to connect with friends, new, and old. :)


Monday, January 5, 2009

Martha Stewart...

This year, I am in high hopes, that I can get to work on some fun projects! I love looking at Martha's site. There is soo many fun ideas! When I wondered over to her site last night, I discovered something wonderful! She now is listing a craft for every day of the week! The directions are right there, to get you started! Ohh just what I need! More fun things to want to do! :) Go check it out, when you have a few minutes. Have fun! :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sweet Tooth = Nielsen's

Today has been a bit of a l-a-z-y day. It feels kind of nice, to finally have a slow day. With my lazy day has come a craving!!!! Nielsen's custard!!! I have tried to talk myself out of going there on, and off today. I am thinking it is time to about give in! :) I know that they will have Vanilla custard, with raspberries, and a little chocolate...yummy! If you live near a Nielsen's, I would recommend it! :)


Thursday, January 1, 2009

My word for 2009...

My word for 2009 is....

1: a state of tranquillity or quiet: as a: freedom from civil disturbance b: a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom 2: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
3: harmony in personal relations
4 a: a state or period of mutual concord between governments b: a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
5—used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell
— at peace : in a state of concord or tranquillity

Have you chosen yours?