29 March 2015

Sunday Share - Easter Style

Need a 1/2 hour Family Home Evening lesson for Easter?

Here you go:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx7_gNmYR72LWUtDX1R1MnBBV1U/view?usp=sharing

The last 10 minutes or so is (are?) my favorite.

28 March 2015

Congratulations to Kim & Eddie!!!

So...it was a Friday night...and I was adjusting to the idea that the next day my daughter would be a new number...as in, she was going to be 24.

?!!?!!????!

How does that happen?  It sneaks up on me every stinking year.  Christmas hustle and bustle is over and done and I then focus on thinking about Kim's birthday in a few weeks and every year...I get stunned by whatever age she is turning.

So that's where I was mentally.

Physically, I was here when I was busy on Doug's phone and my phone rang and it was Kim so I told Doug to answer and he did and I got finished with the phone call I was on and then I heard what was being said a few inches away from me...and my life changed...


Yup.  That wall.

My daughter...this yahoot...


...was going to get married to that guy...

The next day.

As in, just over 24 hours.

In Vegas.

*sigh*

Keep in mind, I was already exhausted that day.  I mean, I had passed draggin' hiney a few hours prior...I was hours past being done with that day...and now? My daughter is getting married. And I was not going to be there.

Talk about a tough spot for a mom to be in.

I'm happy for you!  (sshhh...i'm sad for me...)  How exciting!!! (ssshhh...my heart just died...)  On your birthday? Your future presents from him are going to rock!!!  (sh...do NOT cry momma...do NOT cry and poop on her parade...) Who is going to be there? (sshh...am i the only one not going to be there?)

It's okay to type that out because it ended up all good.

About 1 1/2 hours later, another phone call from the bride...asking how much I was going to give them for a wedding...I replied, "Well...you're eloping...I might take a cruise with that money..." And the bride said, "Why don't you use that money and get out here?"

Oh kiddo...I had been looking at prices.  I was tired...and tickets just hours away skyrocket in price. But here is hope...so I look harder.  At one point, I found two round trip tickets for the price of one elsewhere and was going to tell Doug to beg/borrow/steal from his co-workers to have them cover him (he was on call for that week)...but when I went to buy...PRESTO! There was only one ticket available.
So.  I'm passed tired.  I am 3-4 hours from an airport.  I need to drive myself there safely which means I need some sleep...cuz I couldn't drive right then.  So that narrowed my window...I needed to be in Vegas by 11pm, that's wedding time...that narrowed my window...amazing how many flights would get there after 11... Finally, success.  Found one.  I packed my bag, got a few hours of sleep, and headed out before the sun...


Made it to the airport...took my picture so I could find my car the next day...


Went through security and sat down for a little bit before boarding my first leg...


Flew...crocheted...watched tv and movies on my ipad...


Made it to Phoenix.  To sit and wait.  Bought some amazing jerky...Target sells it, go get it...Krave Black Cherry Barbecue Pork Jerky...


Last time I was here was 6 months ago...with my girls...who were now on their road trip...complete with Jaycey and Britt taking oh...a few hundred selfies in the backseat and touristy ones on potty breaks...


I left Phoenix...


And got to Vegas...


Where my kids picked me up after I got lost...I took a wrong turn and ended up where VIP's are picked up in limos...they were not driving a limo...and although I may be a VIP...I'm not THAT kind of VIP...

We had some business to take care of...called...find Eddie a ring...so we did that while knocking off a Las Vegas tourist stop...


Britt, Jaycey and I played a little while Kim and Eddie took care of their errand...


These rings are HUGE!!!


Then Kim and Eddie indulged me for a minute stop at the fan photo place for a group shot...


Kim had to take her engagement ring off so we could get "The Rings" picture...


Next.  Food.  It was important.  So where do we go?  Well...ihop of course!!!  But, even in Vegas, ihops are fancy...


Not really.  I took the picture so it looked like the tower is coming out of it...

Then to our hotel.  To get ready...and a sister shot of my wonderful beautiful daughters...


Me and my kid...before she joins me in the missus world...



And then the drive to the chapel...where we saw this casino...which we proclaimed was ours since we were 4 women and we are 4 queens! 


We found the chapel...Eddie's mom and brother got there and the marriage license was obtained...

Then the magical "I do everything" lady took a bunch of pictures... 


And then she gave a really long ceremony...with a lot of vows that these two agreed to...and if they do what they promised, they're set for a solid marriage for life...


And then, they were married! And the magical wizard lady changed the lights and put the cheesy love song back on and my Kimmie Belle was now Eddie's wife... 


Every woman ought to have her man look at her the way that Eddie looks at Kim.

I also was pleasantly surprised how my feelings for him changed...no warning...I just all of a sudden had fierce protective momma bear feelings towards this tall young man who just shared his name with my daughter.

Anyway.  Kim got married!  Happy Birthday to Kim!  Happy Wedding Day to Kim & Eddie!


It's real...sealed with a pinky promise...






I made it...hooray for miracles...I made it to my daughter's wedding....

27 March 2015

Flashback Friday


April 1991

Miss Britt feeding Miss Kimmie

26 March 2015

Little Voices Entertain

On Sunday, we were sitting in front of a momma with her three little boys...I adore these little boys. I love their energy...I love their voices...they are stinkin' cute... Sunday was the first time I'd seen the youngest, he's an infant...and she stayed true to form and made another beautiful little boy.

Anyway...when they sit in front of us, I like watching them... They've sat by us before and I try to silently send them messages that we are good buddies...it makes my day when they talk to me and share a little story...

So, on Sunday...one of the priests that said the sacrament prayer said, "Ah-men", not "Ay-men"...

No biggie, right?

We all say "Amen"...

It was silent behind me for a few beats, then one of these little misters whispers to him mom, "Why'd they say "ah-men" instead of 'amen'?"

She whispered something to him...she's better at whispering so I couldn't catch her response.

He whispers, "It makes me hungry."

???

At this point, I'm thinking, "Sabrina!!! Don't shush him!!! Why does 'Ah-men' make him hungry? Does he like Ramen noodles and so ah-men makes him want some noodles?

Oh no, it's better than that...

It was quiet for a beat...then he whispers something about it's makes him hungry because of those nuts...

Again, quiet for a beat...and now I can hear her smile because she can't whisper as quietly as she explains to him that the nuts are called "Almonds"...they're almonds...not ahmens...

I love little kids.

They're awesome.

22 March 2015

One Little Question...

Yesterday, we were driving home and I'm staring out the window at the trees...and knowing that anytime now, there will start to be a green glow to the hills/mountains...and then there will be solid green trees...and how much I love all of it...and then my mind wandered and I ask Doug:

Do we have enough trees on our property?

And he says we have a lot of them (i don't know because i haven't gone up there yet...i figure i'll be living there, until we move there, i'll use my travel dollars on cruises or utah...) and don't I remember the videos?

A few hours later, I'm walking past the living room and he says come look...

And then began a video watching party.

Where we watched most of his videos from his last Alaska trip.

And then I said we need to upload these...so we uploaded a few...

He played the one where he stopped at Corner Gas...I sighed...because I miss my car...

I don't look forward to the crazy long drive that we'll take one of these days...him driving a moving van pulling the car and me driving the truck pulling the boat...yikes! Me pulling a boat across the continent...lol...  However, I DO look forward to stopping in "Dog River" and standing there at The Ruby and Corner Gas...


Here's when he saw a deer...


Here's a walk from our "fancy" (there's a lot of work in our future) cabin shell down to our stream.  He calls it a river...I dunno why... He also says something about clearing stuff out...the logs across the stream are not going anywhere until nature decides so.  Because I love logs across water...and I am going to sit on that big one and be in heaven.  And a fire pit is going in that flat spot down by the water...


And there were a few more videos but he closed his laptop before they finished uploading and so we'll do those again sometime...

There might be enough trees...

21 March 2015

Oh Bryce...

So...the first person that I ever saw being born was my nephew, Bryce.

Incredible moment.  I mean, it's beyond amazing.

I knew what it was like from the other side, since I'd given birth au natural three times, but to witness his birth and first breath...and even get to tell my sister and her husband they had a son (cuz it was a surprise)... WOWZA!!!

Anyway.

This little baby boy is now over 6 feet tall and in high school.

And, apparently, loved DEARLY by his classmates.

He posted that they were voting on what game to play on Monday...



"Beat up Bryce" wins!!!

20 March 2015

Flashback Friday


April 2007

Aidan & his Gpa