For the past seven years we have spent a spring weekend in Moab, Utah with family and friends. It's become an annual event that we really look forward to. Usually we go over Easter weekend, Memorial weekend, or even both! This year was a little different because it was the first time for us without our own Jeep. I was looking forward to it, but a little aprehensive about how Jeff would fill his time without long hours of Jeeping to keep him occupied. Another worry was the weather... rain and colder temperatures were in the forcast. Everything worked out just fine, and we had a fabulous time again in one of the most beautiful places on Earth! Instead of blogging extensively about the trip, and since so many others have done a great job of covering the weekend, I will just link to their blogs instead.
Jeff did a great job of covering the 2nd annual Dance Off. Jen was very thorough in covering the escapades and mishaps of the trip. Brit has the play by play down. And Nate always does a good job of covering the more humorous side of things. Just mouse over their names to link to their blogs.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Today we decided to eat lunch out. The kids wanted bagels so we headed to Einstein Bros. On the way home somebody sneezed, which launched us into a conversation about sneezing. This soon turned into observations about how different each person's sneeze can be, which inevitably led right up to the grandpas. Brit said, "Isn't it weird how different the two grandpas are from each other? I mean one grandpa is completely hairless, while the other one has been mistaken for Bigfoot. One grandpa is tall but not muscular, the other one is short and pretty ripped. And one grandpa sneezes really quiet and small, while the other one sneezes so loud you think your eardrums might burst." It's true too! When Grandpa Ellis sneezes, you are almost afraid to look over at him afterwards, because it seems quite possible his head has exploded! Brit is sure that if he stuck bullets up his nose, he could shoot better than with a rifle. Then Kaylee reminded us of Grandpa Kent's hiccups. When he lived with us he used to get these horrible hiccups that sounded just like he was trying to vomit! By this time we were having a pretty good laugh, and such conversations eventually will lead to flatulence, so I'll stop here. Grandpas are great, and it's fun to have a diverse group of grandads in our family to keep us entertained and spoiled rotten!
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
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Saturday, May 17, 2008
I asked for it, and now it's here... THE HEAT! Yes, I'm talking about the weather. I know for some of you who read my blog, 88 degrees will seem like jacket weather, but for me it's blazing hot. Tomorrow's high will be even warmer at 89! It's been nice to walk outside in flip-flops and no jacket. It's strange to live in a place where just days before it was snowing, (well sleeting) and today we are running the air conditioner. Of course I know to enjoy it while I can. Next week we will be back down to a high of 54.
Nothing is free however, and with the warmer weather comes the added responsibility, so we spent a good part of the day fixing the swampy (Jeff does most of the work on the swamp cooler), cleaning up the yard, fixing broken sprinklers, and all the other little chores that come calling on weekends. That reminds me... if anyone is running low on cats, dogs, horses, goats or chickens, call us first! We've got animals to spare. Another side effect of spring I guess.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
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Look at those perfectly straight lines!
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Sunday, May 11, 2008
I've read a lot of poems, cards, and even tributes to wives and mothers this year... I even got my own spotlight on Jeff's blog which was sweet. But this year, the thing I've thought about most is how much I LOVE being a mom. Every year it seems like I feel more and more grateful for this amazing opportunity to interact with and help guide these two little (well, not really so little anymore) people. I love homeschooling the kids and how it allows me so much time with them. I love doing projects together, I love reading books together, I love our talks and discussions. Obviously motherhood is a full-time job, without breaks, days off, and all the rest, but I wouldn't change my job for anything. Every day is an adventure that I look forward to. I decided in the early days of my journey into motherhood, that if I could just be successful as a mom, I'd feel like I'd have lived a life worthwhile. It's all trial and error, and learning from our mistakes, but hopefully I'll get better as I go. I do know that I will continue to give it my all! I also wanted to gives thanks to all of the other moms out there giving it their all. So many of you have been an inspiration to me and have given me examples of how I can improve my skills, probably without even knowing it. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
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Friday, May 9, 2008
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Thursday, May 1, 2008
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