Saturday, November 29, 2008

I haven't read the book yet....

But my 4 girls have. I took Drew, Morgan, Lexie & Leza to see Twilight yesterday. It was a Friday afternoon at 1:30. Of course, it was the day after Thanksgiving, so we got there early....not early enough apparently though. We didn't sit together. There was 1 empty seat here & there, so we asked people to scoot down to fill in empty seats so Morgan & Lexie could sit together on the end of a middle row, then clear in the top row so Drew & Leza could sit together. Everyone did so happily. They were all so nice about it. Several people were having to do the same thing. I found one empty seat where the people actually volunteered to scoot down so I could actually sit in front of Morgan & Lexie. There were only 2 empty parking spaces, in the back parking lot, after I found a parking spot. Was it worth it??? Remember, I haven't read the book. I LOVED the movie! My girls have read the book.....they LOVED the movie. All 4 of them. They say that I now have to find the time to read the book, that I will still love it. AND that I definitely have to read the other 3 as well. Maybe I can read them over the 2 weeks I have off for Christmas. We'll see.

Oh, and I am an Edward fan.......

Friday, November 28, 2008

Stolen Tag

I just got my nephew & his wife's blog address, so I stole this tag from them cause it looked like it could be fun.

1. Get the book that's on your nightstand (or whatever you happen to be reading).
2. Open it to page 56 and find the 5th sentence.
3. Post the next couple of sentences on your blog, along with these instructions.
4. Do not go and find your favorite book; it has to be the one you are reading now!
5. Tag five other people to do the same.

I always have my book in my purse. I can usually read a book in a day, a big book in 2 or 3. I haven't had time to read lately so this one, though I really like it, has been in my purse for a couple months!!!! I am reading it, though slowly. Maybe this weekend. So here goes....

Jeri Gilchrist
Shadow of the Crown, pg 56

It was no wonder Sterling Blackman had brought him onboard to build the company. Christian had a gift for conveying his passion for the work and his belief in his co-workers. His excitement for ComTech's future was contagious.

So I tag Sandra, Tawnya, Cindy, & Kristina.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Birthday.....late.

Oops. I was going to be so good to get the blogs done on the actual birthday. I was doing good until now. Saturday we just kind of took the day off & vegged after the wedding. So even though I told Morgan happy birthday & we knew it was her birthday, I spaced putting it on the blog. Soooo.........

I cannot believe Morgan is 15. Her birthday was November 22. She is a very smart & pretty girl. When she was born, we lived in Freedom, Wyoming. It was well below zero & we had a lot of snow. She was born the Monday before Thanksgiving, so we went to my inlaws house so I didn't have to do anything for Thanksgiving dinner, my baby being just a few days old an all. She refused to keep her blanket on. I put her in her carseat & sat her on the living room floor. I put a blanket on her since it was so bitterly cold, she kicked it off. Elaine, my mother in law, put it back on her, she kicked it off. Elaine kept putting it back on her & she would just kick until it was off then settle down in deep sleep, until the blanket was put back on. I finally convinced Elaine it wasn't worth it since she obviously didn't want it on so she just left it. Morgan isn't that way anymore. You can find her wrapped in a blanket any time she is sleeping, watching tv, reading.......etc., and definately has a zillion hoodies & jackets to wear.

We love you Morgan, Happy Birthday!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


My sister tagged me. OK, so it's been a while, but here we go....

Eight things I'm looking forward to:

1. Andy & Leza's wedding on Friday in the Logan Temple.

2. Seeing my parents/family/friends Friday for the wedding.

3. Morgan's birthday on Saturday (I can't believe she is going to be 15!!)/ the other kids birthdays thru the year.

4. Thanksgiving at my sister-in-law Sirena's house. There is always a good time had by all. My kids beg every year to get to go & threaten mutiny if we don't.

5. Starting/finishing Christmas shopping (haven't done much besides wedding planning).

6. Listening to Christmas music/decorating/watching Christmas movies.

7. Gary going on a mission next summer!!! (though I am going to miss him while he is gone)

8. NEXT SUMMER! (a break from AmeriCorp for 3 months)

Eight things on my wish list:

1. A spotless house, all the time.

2. Continued health in my family.

3. To finish getting out of debt, we are so close.

4. The cars to continue functioning fabulously.

5. Our jobs to be secure/security.

6. My family to love each other unconditionally.

7. To travel more/to places I haven't been before.

8. Did I mention security?

Eight TV shows I like to watch:


2. Psych

3. Monk

4. Burn Notice

5. In Plain Sight

6. My Own Worst Enemy

7. Life On Mars

8. Corner Gas

(as well as Privileged, 90210 & 3rd Rock From the Sun)

Eight things that happened yesterday:

1. I went to Curves at 5:30am.

2. I went to work.

3. I went to a study group for AmeriCorp.

4. I bought tablecloths for the wedding luncheon.

5. Drew cut Tanner's hair.

6. Drew got her hair colored for the wedding.

7. I started making tacos for dinner, but had to run Tanner for his haircut & the kids finished cooking.

8. Fell asleep watching TV (3rd rock) with Gary & Lexie.

Feel free to do as you please with these catagories.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Double good

My son, Andy, is getting married, next week. His fiancee, Leza, went through the Logan Temple for the first time this morning. There happens to be a girl from our ward that is getting married the same day. She went through the same session. They were the only 2 new people in that session. How cool is that! We all got to be at the Temple with them, and they with us, and that kind of made up for us not being able attend each others receptions, in fact, it was way better. It made for a very special morning.

Monday, November 10, 2008


I am done with the bridesmaid dresses. I have spent most of my time lately doing these. I haven't cooked dinner for my family forever & have been staying up late into the night, every night, trying to get them to be exactly what Leza wanted them to be. Of course, there are always snags.

We went by the girls measurements to get the patterns. Last time I sewed for Drew, we went by measurements & it was too small. This time the pattern sizes seemed too big...they were.

I cut them all out at the same time so I could just sew & not have to stop to cut out again. Lexie, still being in a childs size 7/8, though she is 2 months away from 12 years old, fit perfectly with her measurements. I did hers first & had no snags. Next I did Drew's. It fit her like a tent & I was going to have to take it in, a lot. So I started on Morgan's figuring it would be too big for her as well and I would just do the altering on both at the same time. As I was sewing Morgan's, I got to looking at it, and decided to have Drew try it on. It fit her perfectly. Stupid pattern measurements weren't even close!!! So I finished sewing Morgan's, for Drew. I now had 2 dresses down & had to figure out what to do for Morgan. I obviously couldn't go by the measurements on the patterns. I got some cheap fabric at DI & proceeded to make her a 'fake dress' out of the same pattern as Lexie. She will be 15 the day after the wedding & this dress is a childs size 14 pattern. IT FIT!!! I just had to lower the neckline & waistline 1 inch. I unpicked the dress that I had made for Drew, which had been surged and everything already & proceeded to cut out the new dress for Morgan. Between the fabric for Drew's dress & the left over I had enough to make the new dress. I am now done & remember why I don't sew for them anymore once they are out of childrens patterns.

Morgan & Lexie's dresses are slightly different from the other 3 since they don't have that dress in the childs sizes. They match well though & I think that Leza likes the way they turned out. I hope they are everything she was wanting them to be.

picture to come

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Big changes on the horizon

Last post was on election day. I have been very busy sewing & haven't got to the computer to comment on the outcome. The country has voted for change and it's interesting to see where we have gotten to.

In 1968, Martin Luther King was fighting for civil rights for all people, every race. He was assassinated for this. People didn't feel that all races were created equal, nor should some of them even be recognized in any way other than less than human. Unfortunately, some people still feel this way. But America has come to a place where they have voted for their first African American President. It took 40 years to get here, which is sad that we are still so backward toward our fellow man that it never would have or could have happened before now. Barrack Obama won the popular vote as well as the electoral vote. People of America feel that he will bring the much needed changes to this country. We all hope & pray that this will be the case. We are in a big recession. The country is in trouble. We need a leader who will bring us back to where we need to be. I just hope everyone realizes we didn't get to this point overnight & it is not going to be fixed overnight. (I hope they realized this no matter who had been elected.) Now that it is said & done, let's hope this is the change America needs. Let's hope America made the right decision. Let's pray for President-elect Barrack Obama, & his family, that he will seek God in his decisions & that God will be with him.....And pray for The United States of America.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Yes you should, and you know you should

Today is November 4, 2008. Election day. Have you voted? I have. My daughter, Drew, & I went as soon as I got home from work. This year there are 5 people in my family that will be voting for President of the United States, Wynn, myself & our 3 oldest children, Andy, Drew & Gary. If you haven't, are you planning to? If not, why not? This is something that so many people take for granted. It is not something that everyone on the planet gets to do. We actually have a voice & can make a difference. Why do people sit around & complain & then not vote when the time comes? This is actually a country where you have a say. My sister is much better at expressing herself about this than I am. We have people that have sacrificed everything they have, time, money, belongings, family...even their own lives, so we have the right to vote, then we just don't take the time to do it. One of my other sisters has not one, but TWO sons that are Marines. They are being deployed to Iraq in a couple of months for...quite a while. When we lived in Freedom, Wyoming, we actually had a vote that ended in a tie. That one person did make a difference, their vote did actually matter in who won & who lost. And so does yours today. If you stay home & don't cast your vote, your opinion, you have lost any right you have to complain or pass judgement or of saying ANYTHING for or against the people elected today to whatever position they are elected to. You lost any right to make any comment on anything that was passed or denied today no matter how you feel about it. If you want to make comment in the future, you better vote today. This is when your opinion really matters, not after all is said and done, and you did nothing.