Saturday, February 28, 2009

family photo time

So we tried to get a family pic this is what we got...

Thursday, February 26, 2009


So it is going to be a much more happy birthday this year. My husband has been making it last all month (he also can't keep a secret to save his life) So we are doing good so far.
One thing I have come to realize with this diagnosis of MS is don't take things for granted. I try to remember to tell my kids I love them and appreciate them everyday. There have been times during my medicinal regiment that I can't give hugs. I have to tell you that hurts more than the shots and IV's. So please for my birthday give your family and those that mean something in your life hugs and kisses and a hearty handshake. Let them know that you care. There may come a time that you can't and don't regret that you never told them. I have been given that back and I am grateful everyday.
Here is to 50+ more years of laughs and hugs.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Amy came to Visit and brought Sophia Lula and Manny too

So we had so much fun with Amy and her troop. They came out and I had something to do every day but we still had fun. Her daughter is adorable and I just want to eat her up.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Woman's History Month

IN honor of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer. Pass this on to five women that you want watched over. If you don't know five women to pass this on to, one will do just fine.

(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would
go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day
because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television
and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical,
wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy,
I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment
growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, 'Later.
Now go get washed up for dinner.' There would have been more 'I love you's' More 'I'm sorry's.'

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute, look at it and really see it, live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!!

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

winter break

So Thomas is off track again and we are skiing and about to have a crazy life. Friends coming from out of town, 4 birthdays just in our family, moving the house around again, skiing skiing skiing. Fun stuff all around.

Fun skiing story:
Thomas has been doing his lessons on Sundays. It is always fun to hear the escapades. This week he was skiing along and hit a little tree under the snow. Said tree flips him over and he loses his ski and his BOOT. It was still attached to the ski. He was smart enough too not put his foot in the snow. His instructor Adam came over and helped him find his boot and then put boot and ski back on his foot.
So then of course he was afraid to lean forward because he thought he would flip over again. We got some pointers from Barb that he need to feel the pillows in the front of his boots. I'll be danged but it works like a charm. He isn't leaning back as far and even went over a jump which he was afraid to do.

Will Brayden ski?? Ah, that is a big no.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

"Are you a grown up"

SO my youngest son asked me yesterday if I was a grown up?

We had gotten done with skiing and were at my parents about to have some dinner. I was taking a break in the upstairs bedroom. Brady was staring at the electric train set that is set up on the floor.

There is a rule that kids can't play with the train unless there is a grownup present.

Apparently, according to Brayden, that is an old person not mommy, like grandma and grandpa old. (he actually said this later at dinner when I recounted the story to my parents)

So I had a fun giggle and told him that yes I am a grown up and he can play with the train. Then what was even funnier is he plugged in the train and then sat in the middle rearranging the blocks from the tunnel formation into a station while he waited for his brother to finish his bath. He won't play with it without him.

Monday, February 02, 2009


So my hubby is the worst at keeping secrets when it comes to presents.

He had my GPS for officially 5 hours before he gave it to me. My birthday was still 26 days away. He gave it unwrapped and said here now lets go hiking. So we did. We went to the Legacy Parkway Trail and tried to find 4 different geocaches. We found one. But we had a blast. We also learned about CITO kits (cache in trash out) We ended up picking up at least a six pack of beer cans and 3 bottles. So overall it was a fun day. We definitely got a walk in.

Now I am trying to figure out all the buttons and how to use the silly thing. I think this may actually take more time than facebook. Now when will my house get clean...hmm.

On a funny note my dad and I went skiing on Sunday while Tom was in his lesson. I made him stop at the bottom of every lift and the top so I could mark the elevation, where there were bathrooms all the important stuff it was so fun. If I left it on it would even track were I was on the hill and make lines on the screen as to where I skied.

Thanks for my present honey I love it. (we did have success finding 4 caches throughout the weekend, got skunked by like 10 but one was under 100 inches of snow and one had been muggled)

Anyone want to join us?

(the pic is from last week driving down the canyon that should be a Honda between the two subarus)