19 April 2014

Daffodil Humor

Ever been entertained by a daffodil?

Ever find a daffodil funny?

A lovely lady out here instagrammed a picture...her comments and the picture made me laugh...

And then, later, when I saw it again on facebook, I laughed again...I very much enjoy this picture and I very much enjoy her humor...

Thanks for letting me snitch Becky!

"I think this is funny.  There appears to be a rebel flower that wants to ditch his buddies or he's the lookout?"


18 April 2014

Flashback Friday


June 2011

Kimberly, Brittany, Jaycey, & Me

(we were getting ready for dinner on our cruise...and i decided today, we need to plan our next one...although, methinks i won't get away with a 'just us girls' cruise for some time...and that's okay...)

17 April 2014

Happy Caleb!

so...i seriously have some adorable little people in my family...

want proof?

here's my little great-nephew...with an easter treat from his grandpa & grandma t....


True Dat

i was sitting here, thinking...do i know where my book light is?

doug came walking through the room...

i said, "do you ..."

he interrupted me with: "no."

(it was a 'no' with a definite period at the end)

i was quiet for a beat...did not finish my question...and then said, "you're probably right."

i like the little funny moments...


16 April 2014

Then There's This...

So I'm already in a tender spot...

And I take a break from stuff and do a facebook run through...and this video has been posted all over so I decided to watch it...and...cue the tears...

Because I miss my girls.

Because I miss my mom.

Grateful for my mom...grateful for those who made me a mom...

15 April 2014

Another Moment...


Well.  I was starting to think it wouldn't happen.  But.  After months of nothing, we had three offers in two days and...yesterday it closed.

And I am relieved.

That's two less checks to write each month out of his account.

That's two less checks to write each year out of his account.

That's many worries off my mind about how the house is...are people leaving it alone...is anyone looking at it...just please let it sell...

So I am relieved.  And I am sad.  My sister said, "It's not like we're going to go visit the house and hold candlelight vigils..."  I know.  It's not the house.  He only lived there a bit.  It's the action.  It's another thing from his life wrapped up.  Rather, almost wrapped up.  After I get confirmation that everything is cancelled...final utilities...checks dispersed...then it'll be wrapped up.

Another finalization for my dad's life here on earth.

And I am grateful that he lives on in his sisters...in my siblings...in my children and nieces and nephews...in my great-nieces and great-nephews...

But...it's still a bittersweet moment.

But...I'm still extremely grateful that it sold.

I wish the new owners all the best.

11 April 2014

Phone Dump

Can we say: Blog Neglect.

Blog Neglect.

True to form...in dealing with life, I seem to go quiet here.

So, to get myself back in the game, I'm going to do a phone dump...make Jaycey happy...and then we'll get back to posting on a more regular basis...

Here is my sister-in-law..in her 40's and kicking butt at tackle football...


Kim found Girl Scout cookies...


Here's my new little great-nephew, Cooper...


My sister told Britt 'Happy 1/2 Birthday' via the decimal point...Britt's response made me smile...


No explanation necessary...


The missionaries have been coming over and playing games during their last hour of free time...and here?  If you have played 'Tricks' with the Wards, you will appreciate this one... I won with a stinkin' "1"!!!  I didn't want to win with a stinkin' "1"!!!


Here is my nephew reading to other kiddos...he starts kindergarten this fall... Smart kid, that Ezra!


Relate much?


Two pictures in this post will not stay right side up...this picture is proof that Sarah and I were buddies for awhile...we'll be buddies again...


True... True... True...


One day, my piano was the gratitude I focused on for awhile...


Oh, the misery of being a hermit...


I just liked this, that's all:


Miss Leanna bonked heads at school and ended up with stitches...


One night, I had signed up to feed the missionaries...and then lost all desire to prepare food.  So, went to KFC and got two family feasts to feed all of them.  I put this in my car and thought, "Oh, if only I could tell my young self that when she grows up, she'll be able to just go to KFC when she wants..."  That would have been a very happy little me...so I took a picture...


Doug and I have gotten lazy about getting ourselves to the temple.  The 8-hour-round-trip drive helps in that laziness.  So we're scheduling times each month to go FOR REAL.  Last month, we went to Washington D.C. twice...this month, we're going to Palmyra...


Here's three of my young ladies...waiting our turn at the temple...


In one of our gaming hours...I made Elder Workman keep score.  I looked over and thought he wrote "lie", then 82...because he tends to lag behind in the scoring...  As I was laughing at his 'lie', he showed me how it was actually '16'...which was still funny...


Dad's nameplate is finally done.  It only took 9 months.  That gravestone guy is such a...well...we'll not write down what it was.  But, after all the run around and all the deadlines he didn't keep, all the phone calls unanswered, the bad report to BBB, etc, etc...the lovely man offered to repaint mom's nameplate.  Well, not exactly offered...he offered to let us pay him to paint her name and dates... *rolling of eyes*  Um...no.  Go away now sir.


Oh...this is so me.  I did my 'welcome to the ward' thing at a baptism last Sunday...ug...the whole time, my voice was annoying me SO much.  I had to do my thing, but all I really wanted to do was apologize and shut up because...oh...what an annoying sound!!!


My younger brother...2nd from the right...he looks good...


My sister with 4 of her 6 kiddos...I miss Utah...well, I don't really miss Utah...I miss my people in Utah....


 Will and Ashley...same night as above...stick around, because a little further on in this post, you'll see two of their cute kiddos...


This was a picture competition with a kindergartner I babysat one day.  I told her she could draw better than me.  She challenged me...she drew and colored the princess on the right in about a minute.  Then I was to copy hers...and...well...I'm embarrassed to say how long it took me to do the princess on the left...


When I get a text at 9:25 at night from the missionaries asking me a cooking question, it warms my heart.


Good words...


Now, this one is exciting...because...not only did Emmitt have a short conversation with a celebrity, but it's Brent Butt...and if you haven't seen 'Corner Gas'...well, go watch that!  Even if you have to buy it off of Amazon.  It's worth buying.  Family friendly...just a funny show.  One of the best shows created.


 My niece...holding her nephew... (he's mine also, but i'm giving her top billing here...)


I need to remember the second part of this...it's okay to hold the line...


My cutie patootie little sleeping nephew...


My niece and her family...they rock...and Levi has a short haircut!


Jaycey found weird soda on her vacation...



Had another nephew down there getting all colored...Michael is on the right...


I saw this 'take-a-penny' tray last week...someone stacked and lined them up...very cool.  Except, as my daughter pointed out, they all need to be face up and in chronological order...


My new little great-niece, Farrah... *sigh*  there are just too many little babies that I want to love on back west!!!


Fortune cookies used to have fortunes.  Then they had sayings...I opened the middle one here and was: What?  Now we're not even getting sayings?  We're getting definitions?  Who wants a definition cookie?


I very much like this scripture.  I'll get better at following it...


It's official.  My big brother is out of the training choir and is a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  He sang in this last General Conference and will be there for the next few years..until his age kicks him out.  I'm proud of his hard work and determination in following his dream.  And look forward to going to watch him perform in 'Music and the Spoken Word' when I'm in Utah.  Until then, it'll be nice to have him in my home, via the tv, every Sunday morning and on General Conference weekends.  Good job Dan!


One of our trees gave up.  He was laying all the way forward, so we picked him up and tied him up and braced him with some wood we had in the garage...until we can better stabilize him...  Two days later, he's laying back on the fence.  That means, he's done.  Because that's both directions he's trying to go...I'm sad.  He's a pretty tree...I think he's a goner now.


My first flowers!  Spring is here...and yes, I showed my girls...


Miss Evelyn doesn't like it when her momma gives her baths...


Sis got a bike for her birthday...and posed with her brother for me...


Last week...I had annoyance in dealing with someone that I'd really rather not deal with...so then I went to my happiness app...for words of advice...and got, "Accept the things you cannot change."  So I saved it and wrote in, "Like she's a frickin' loony..."


I then decided that my happiness app let me down, so I gave it another chance...and got, "Don't judge others.  Try to imagine what it's like to be them."  I chuckled...because I had just judged her and found her a frickin' loon...so I saved this one and typed in, "Doh!  You got me...but I'd really rather not have her in my head ever again..."


My newest little niece, Cambree...the beginning of this year has made us rich in babies!!!  Now, we wait until this fall for the next one...but, in the meantime...I stare at pictures until I can snuggle them in person...


This squirrel was playing on the neighbor's toy thing...


I got more flowers!  And then missed my daughters...


And then smiled at pictures Jaycey put up for 'sibling day'...I love my girls!