Friday, February 29, 2008

Fun evening with Brandon & Noah

Hello all. Mom, Dad, Brandon Noah & I all went to our Stake Emergency Prepardness Night tonight at the Stake Center. We got lots of information and tried some new things prepared with food storage. They had wheat and other kinds of stuff we don't normally eat. It was really informative and fun. While we were there Noah kind of got bored so I took him up on the stage (they were setting up for the band that was playing) and he talked to the drummer. He said he liked punk bands and that he started in a punk band in the 70's.

After we got home, Noah wanted to have Brandon record him singing the song "Billy Jean" by Michael Jackson. So I went and got my digital camera and Brandon and Noah recorded it. It was really funny. At the beginning Noah was too embarrassed to perform while Mom and I were in the room, so he made us leave. I am putting one of the recordings here on this blog. I hope it works. Enjoy and hope everyone is having a great day and weekend.


Thursday, February 21, 2008


Okay, if any of the rest of you are as computer illiterate as me, getting into blog on this isn't quite as easy as Kim made it sound. After many attempts & lots of help - I finally did it!! Thanks Kim.

My boys are growing fast. In fact faster than I can even believe. Zak is about to graduate from high school & I still can't figure out where the time went! Our youngest will start middle school next year.... before I know it they will all be grown & mission bound. Bitter sweet I suppose.

I was trying to insert a picture, but it won't work... again, not as easy as you said Kim. Oh well, I guess I will have a try at this some other time when I am not trying to watch a movie & do this too.

Hope everyone's doing well. Write soon, I'd love to hear about the rest of your lives.


Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

I know yesterday was Valentine's Day, but I am always a day late & a dollar short. What did you get or do for Valentine's Day?

Mike gave me a beautiful heart shaped diamond necklace. Too bad my neck is too fat to wear it. I have to get a longer chain before I can enjoy it. He also gave me some flowers, a Lenox basket with candy Kisses w/toffee.

I gave Mike 4 lbs of pistachios and some candy and a new mug for hot chocolate (mug has hearts on it. How sweet!). Looks like I received the better gifts. Oh well, I don't feel too bad, Mike loves pistachios.

For dinner, Mike cooked steaks for all of us & I fried some shrimp. We also had baked potatoes, corn & salad. I love steak & shrimp!!! It was very good.

Mike didn't really want to cook steaks as it was so cold outside, but he just moved the BBQ closer to the back door. Which could have been a disaster. Last time he BBQ'd that close to the door, he almost burnt the house down. Mike is really a good BBQer, it was really a fluke when he almost burnt down the house. It happened when we first moved into our house & got our new gas grill. He hooked it up by the back door & put on a brisket to cook. He left it & went to the other side of the house. I was doing dishes & looked out to see an orange glow. When I ran out back, the whole BBQ was on fire & so was the side of our house. Luckily we got the fire put out before it did much damage. However, we still have a black spot on the outside wall of our house to remind us of it. We kind of laugh about it now, but it wasn't too funny when it was on fire.

Anyways, back to Valentine's Day. I had baked a cake for dessert & put a lid on the pan. Mike moved it to another counter while we were cooking dinner & somehow it got knocked off the counter onto the floor. And of course, it landed upside down on the floor. Luckily the lid stayed on so no cake got on the floor, but the icing was all over the lid. We never did eat any of it last night as we were so full from dinner.

After dinner, Mike & I finally got some alone time out in the jacuzzi. It was sooo cold outside (I know it wasn't cold compared to all of you that live in Utah. But for California, it was cold). The water felt so good being hot. Luckily we weren't out in the jacuzzi when the sheriff helicopter was flying around earlier as he lit up our back yard a few times with it's light.

One time we were out in the jacuzzi when the sheriff helicopter flew over heard & shined his light on us. Eric & Jeannette were with us at the time. It was quite funny. We just waived to the helicopter.

Well I better close for now. It's been a long day at work and I am so looking forward to going home for the weekend. Too bad I don't get Monday off for Presidents Day. For all of you who do, ENJOY!!!! And think of me slaving away at work. Heres to hoping it will be a quiet day at work on Monday. Anything is better than this week. Ugh!!!!

Bye for now,

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Howdy one and all. We are on vacation here in Palm Desert with Aunt Joni, Aunt Marilyn, and Uncle Clark. We have been gone since Jan 25th. We went to Las Vegas last week for a Painting Convention that I attended. I took 3 classes. It was a lot of fun. It was very cold in Vegas. The high most day's was 52 degrees. It was rainy and windy.

We are in Palm Desert now. It's been fun. Sunday Kim's family came over and watched the Super bowl game with us. Yesterday we went to the Imax theater and watched a movie on Lewis & Clark. It was really cool. anyway, today we are doing a puzzle and watching TV. We will probably stay until Thursday or Friday.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Palm Desert vacation

Hi Family,
Thanks to Kim personally helping me I'm on the family blog. We are here at Palm
Desert for 2 weeks enjoying the green and beauty of the CA desert which is quite a change from 2 feet of snow at home in Logan. (We understand we got another foot this morning.)
Dorothy, Carlos, Jodi, and Joni are here with us for a week and we are enjoying being together.
Kim and her family joined us today to watch the Super Bowl. It is so nice to be together...wish all of you could join us. Goodbye, for now. Kim needs to go and I need to stop. Love to all.

Marilyn says Hi

Hi Again,
I'm trying to get on the family tree blog, with Kim's added help. I hope this one is a goer.
More later, if it works.