Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Quick Trip to the ole homestead

Here we see the girls hard at work. They got the job of window washer this year. Last year I was blessed enough to do the windows...I was glad to get out of that chore, but little did I know what mom had in mind for my sis and me.

Yes...You guessed it...Rocks! Tami and I had to shovel and haul rock all over the yard...As you can see from the above may have been more Tami than myself. Someone had to take the pics...

We had to take several breaks...Here's Fatcat handing out Mt. Dew to keep up our energy so we'd work harder...

And here we have 0077...Mom's got her nose in the bushes spying on the neighbors...hmmmm (She really hates getting her pic taken).

All in all we had a really good time except Stacey kept getting in trouble
(this is an "had to be there joke")
Glad we went...just a nice break from life...Love you Mom and Dad

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Edward is coming to my house!

Yes...this is what I'll be doing all weekend...DVD out today...I'm so immature

Thursday, March 19, 2009

River Trail Tranquility

Do you love my running pants...I know ..I look too cool for public but I'd forgotten how much I love to run (slooow jog) on the river trail by my house. The reason I'd forgotten is because it's been so long since I've run. I've been off the bandwagon so to speak the last few years. I usually get cabin fever in the spring and have a desire to be outside while exercising. But...not so much ...until now. I'm trying yoga for the first time...I loved's great for old bones and weary minds like mine and so today I was inspired to go outside and run 3 miles. I felt like 20. Again it's been awhile...But look what I have to run on...
a beautiful river trail where I've seen deer,snakes, snails, turtles, fish and smelled skunks...
In the summer it's shady the Autumn it's beautiful with color...

Why would you want to go exercise in a box i.e the gym...when you can see this everyday and everyday it's somehow different...Love it and am soooo sore already..:)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

He may be down and out, but he still took 3rd!

Kasey entered his first snowboarding competition this last Saturday and had quite the experience! :) I can't go into all the details, as I have been forbidden to tell all. But needless to say, right before the actual competition Kasey got hurt. He was warming up and wiped out... so to speak and landed a jump on his back. The ski patrol checked him out and decided he was OK and he went on to take third place in the competition! He's very confident that had he not hurt himself, he could have taken 1st...because of course he was much better than the boarder that did take first. As his mother I totally agree! Above is Kasey on the couch where he stayed most of the night cause he couldn't move.
Here is Kasey putting on his prize winnings...He got some "sick" goggles, some skull candy ear buds, a bandanna and a day pass at the canyons. All told it was about $300 worth of prizes.
Tyler is trying to help Kasey put the stuff on, but just making it a little awkward for Kasey.
Then they just got silly...oh Tyler
Kasey looks resigned doesn't he...
I may be taking him to the doctors tomorrow...He is pretty beat up and I think he needs x-rays...I (Dr. Henson) will assess him Monday morning...:)

He thinks it was totally worth it... Good thing he's young and heals quick Good Job Son!

Update on Kasey: strained ligements from his back right side to the front, no fractures, but possible kidney bruise and all right before baseball starts...Awesome :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Messy or Enjoyable? That is the attitude/question...

I have a new motto...want to hear it? "life is messy" how's that for a motto...I've been thinking this for awhile. When did this happen? When did the mess start swirling and piling up in heaps of confusion. It's not just my life although it could use some cleaning, but as I watch my children begin their life as adults...I see how messy it is for them.
I have this lettering above my front door...I've had it for bout 5 years...even before Pres. Monson's talk about enjoying the journey in the last conference session....I loved it because that's what I've been trying to concentrate on. I know that we are to have joy...I want to enjoy my time but how to do that while in this mess?

Here is quote from the afore mentioned talk that I love and reminds me what is most important.
"stresses in our lives come regardless of our circumstances. we must deal with them the best we can. But should not let them get in the way of what is most important...the people around us that we love". It's all about family isn't it...I have always felt that family is my greatest blessing. My parents, siblings, children, husband and all his family. How did I get so lucky?
So this blog is dedicated to them. You are my greatest joy in life...Love you all

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Life just isn't fair...

So my sister and her daughters have gone to Hawaii for the week and I'm so jealous I can't stand it. I mean what right do they have to go without me? Really...I practically raised those girls when they were babies...I'm like a second mom right? So I was thinking that a trip to Hawaii was the least they could have done. But no...they wanted to take their "real" Mom.

So here they in the sun... good food... poolside...

And here I work...working for the man
Where is the justice.? I want equal rights! Or at least a present from my Sis :)

Have so much fun girls...and keep up the pics