Thursday, October 23, 2008


Okay, just go to Lauri's blog. She said exactly what I feel! She has always been the better sister. Everyone remembers her. She is funny, honest, and blunt. A wonderful combination to have.
Oh Lauri! I love you so much!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

How is life?

I have noticed that a lot of you have the 52 weeks of blessings. I love to read them and think what a great idea. So I thought, I want to share what I am thankful for. SISTERS! You are the best! You get me. Each one of you are so different, yet so wonderful. My mom has the best sister/ friend I have ever seen. It has always been so fun for all us girls to watch them. I often wondered if any of us would be like that. Yep, we are. Isn't it great. Thank you for supporting me on that day I was so frustrated.

I voted. Sent it in on Monday. Now i need to have faith that it will all work out.

I know most of you do not have your children far away from you yet. But, this is something that has really made me think. I have always wanted my children to be independent. We have always told them that they can do anything. Isn't that our job as a parent? My in-laws have most of their children still living with them and it drives me crazy. Now that my girls are away at school. I miss them so much! I worry all the time. Did I give them enough to survive on their own? Did I teach them how to cook, clean, budget, stand up for themselves well enough to make it in the "big bad world"? :)
Boys! UGH! They are bad stay away from them. hahahahaha right. like that will happen.
You know what the hardest part is? When they need a hug and you can't give it to them.

My children are so much a part of my life that I'm kind of going through an identity crisis. What do I do now that they are growing up? I am at a cross roads.
It all really hit me when Em went to school, Cassia broke up with her boyfriend, and I had to look up to talk to Ali! That was the day I realized how fast the years zoomed by. Conrad is taller than Reed! Ben is up to my eyes. Yea, that's a little bragging. :) I am going to try and get a picture of them, not easy.

Aaaahh! Cassia has auditions on Friday. I am so excited for her! cross your fingers she does great. I so know you can do it Cash!

Emilie is an Archaeologist well, working on it. How cool is that?? She works at the museum on Thursdays.

Conrad is in the band this year and still playing tennis. He is so funny! I always laugh when we talk.

Ali. Ahh Ali ! What a dolly! She is dancing too. She loves ballet but is just doing jazz for the exercise. The sweetest person you will ever meet.

Ben! My baby. He is just a real cool kid. Easy going and fun. He plays the clarinet. Because it looks cool. How funny is that!

Reed is my strength! I love him! We get to spend a lot of time together now that he is an officer. We get to have lunch everyday. It has helped our friendship grow. It's great!

So there is what is going on with us.
I love you! This blog is a great idea!
To my sisters- Cari, Shelli, Lauri, Janeal, Dani, Suzann, and Kristi
I love you and am so thankful that you are a part of my life! Brothers- thanks for marrying such amazing ladies!


Saturday, October 18, 2008


Okay, I know that I do not always voice my views, but I have been trying to decide who to vote for and what all these propositions are about. I have actually been thinking about just not voting. It all annoys me. I get so tired of all the mean things people say. Plus, it takes too much energy. Yes, I'm lazy. Usually I let people think how they want and keep my opinion to myself. Abortion and Gay marriage are huge right now. Being gay has become a fad. Kids of every age thinks it's cool to say "I'm gay." I see this every day at school. Usually I just roll my eyes and keep doing my job. But you know what? I'm tired of having to step aside for other peoples beliefs! Why are theirs more important than mine? Why can't I say "no, that is not right." I don't believe it, you are a freak." Because I would be wrong. I would be sued, sent to jail. What the heck! AND why is it so bad to kill in war but NOT an infant??? In war, the people have shown they are evil. True not always but at least they can SAY how they feel about it! Let's protect the drug addict that just killed a whole family for a hit and let millions of innocent babies die because "Oops, I made a mistake." So, yea, I'm mad and am venting about the injustices of the world. Honestly, will it make a difference? I think that's what makes me the most mad. It sucks!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Ali girl

My camera broke so I don't have any pictures to go with this blog. Ali is taking dance. She does ballet and jazz. It makes her so happy! She has grown up so much this year. She is taller than me. I am going to be the shortest one! Ben is catching up quickly. Ali has made a few good friends this year. I am so glad, because she loves being around people. She is a lot like me and doesn't like to be alone. :) We spent the weekend together just doing girl things. The boys were all gone on a camping trip with scouts. It was so fun! She is such a sweet girl! Hard to believe that she can be so sweet and almost 14 too. I'm glad I had the opportunity to spend time with her and get to know her one on one.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Don't you love my blog?! Mom learned all the fun tricks from Lauri and then did mine for me. How cool is that! I love it! It is fabulous! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Mom!! You are the best!