Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Six Blissful Years

Our anniversary was last Saturday. I can hardly believe that 6 years has gone by! It seems like forever sometimes and then not long enough. We have weathered some storms together and through it all have grown closer and stronger. I am more impressed by Robert every day and I didn't expect to have so much happiness. He is amazing and really puts me and the kids before himself. I thought I loved him when I married him and it is true what they say, I love him more than yesterday. I have always loved this song, it is a really old one, but it sums up how we feel about each other. And how I hope the rest of our blissful years will be.

The Last Touch

Their first touch at 17- changed to 18- was in the park, and the moon was full, she was beautiful to him, and her hair was long, and her eyes were blue- change to brown-, and her skin was warm and she turned to him and he thought that he knew what love was.

And then again at 25- change to 21- when the baby came and the sun was high, she was beautiful to him, and her hair was damp and her fingers shook and her skin was warm and she turned to him, and he thought that he knew what love was.

Later on at 54 sitting on the porch, all the children grown, she was beautiful to him. Her hair was gray and her forehead lined her skin was warm and she turned to him, and he thought that he knew what love was.

Their last touch at 85 was by her bed and the moon was full, she was beautiful to him, and her hair was thin and her eyes were closed and her skin was cold and she turned to him, and he knew, O how he knew what love was. After 68 years of laughter and tears he knew that he knew what love was.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


20 years ago I was...

1. Five, it was an important time in my life. :P
2. Played popples with my siblings
3. Loved being a kid

10 Years ago I was...

1. 15 and dieing to turn 16
2. Was studying and learning... with a touch of boy-craziness (okay a lot of it)
3. Taking art class, singing in choir, re-taking piano lessons and hanging out with friends
4. Being a regular obnoxious teen I am sure

5 Years ago I was...

1. I was married 1 year
2. Went to Disneyland for our Anniversary for my first time and got super sick because...
3. I was newly pregnant with Emily
4. Trying to work while keeping food in my stomach and not puking it up

3 Years ago I was...

1. Playing with my Emily
2. Being a part time student
3. Teaching art lessons to a couple friends

1 Year ago I was...

1. A mommy of 2 kids
2. Trying to catch up on sleep
3. Enjoying my time with them

So far this year...

1. I have started a blog. HAHA!
2. Learned a lot of awesome things to help us with our future
3. Visited my family in Montana
4. Gone back to my art school- YAY!

Yesterday I...

1. Stupidly finished a lame book during un-holy hours of the night
2. Played outside with my girls and enjoyed the sunshine
3. Did I mention reading and that the book was 620 pages? Yeah, that is most of what I did.
4. Made a sparse dinner because I hate all food right now. Tomato soup, toast, mac and cheese, whatever there was, but we did have a neighborhood ice cream party so that made up for the rest of the calories.

Today I...

1. Back to cleaning my house
2. Reading library books with my girls
3. Back outside playing
4. Running tonight with my friend to get 1 of my 3 hours a week in.


1. I will get the car and go crazy with my girls... again.

Weird Book

I spent 2 days reading this 630 page book. I hardly slept doing it, because everyone knows that kids bug you when you try to read in the day. I tried to get in what I could when they played quietly, but mostly it was one interruption after another so I did most of the reading at night. Which means there wasn't a lot of sleeping. This book was just... mostly, not good. The idea actually could have been really suspenseful and science-fictiony (not a real word) intriguing. But it wasn't. I have not been interested to read her other best selling novels, the Twilight books and now I know that I REALLY don't want to read them. Her writing is monotonous and everything is the same. The character is constantly hiding in the rocks, thinking someone is going to kill her or "cringing" at everything. The guy she loves is a jerk who is constantly beating her up, but she is weirdly attracted to him and says he is "beautiful" about 30 times. The girl in her head- the body that she possess- is cruel and violent and inconsistent. One minute she wants to kill everything and hates the alien who took control of her body and the next she wants to save it. Blah, blah... I had to know what happened.

Really in the end they try to save the parasitic alien when they really should have just stuck with the plan of letting it die. Not the 'of course' happy ending, but something to really get it to stick in your mind. There were parts with the cave living that just DRAGGED forever on and the suspense was never more than a few minutes long. It could have been a better story if someone else had written it. Really, she is popular?? I have read so many better authors in my years of reading and she did not prove to be one of them with this book.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ah,... Summer Picnics

The Mommy and the Emily looked around the messy house, heard the baby sleeping soundly in the other room and heard their bellies rumble from hunger. The house was a mess, but the sun was shining. They decided to save cleaning for later that day and packed up a lunch of sandwiches, apples, cheese, yogurt and water and headed out for some magical place to lay a picnic blanket with the book Charlotte's Web in hand.

The magical place was just a patch of grass beyond their fence, but under some great trees. Emily practiced climbing and begged the Mommy to demonstrate how it was done. One blister and child's scraped knee later, it was back to the blanket for them.

Eating and chatting just like little kids as they flicked weird bugs with fuzzy antennas away, they enjoyed the shade and the afternoon. What could get better than this? The Mommy and the Emily traded off reading Charlotte's Web, happy to be half way through the story. The Emily can imitate the voice of Templeton the rat very well.

The Emily talked about Halloween and the Mommy asked what she would like to be. A one eyed monster named Mike Wizowsky or a tree. As their lunch was winding down and it was time to go back to their dark cave-like home, the Mommy jumped up and down when she saw an earwig by her hand. The blanket shaken as was the Mommy, the two of them headed home until a later adventure on another day...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Memory Lane- TAG!

I have been tagged to see who remembers me and why. And some of you I only know from internet communities, but if you have a memory of a first impression or the first time we "typed", that could work too. ;)

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

For the holiday we had a barbeque with Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends. It was a lot of fun and really hot. I was constantly finding excuses to go inside my in-laws house just to stand under the swamp cooler.

There were so many yummy foods. I made a flag jello (red jello, whipped cream, strawberries in a stripe alternating with the white whipped cream and blueberries in the corner to make a flag, it turned out nicely), hamburgers, fruit, chips, veggies. And then Arch and Lori's good friends Launy and Reed brought 4 different ice cream flavors with all the fixins. Boy was that tasty! I totally ruined my goal of not eating junk this holiday.

Emily and Kara figured it was raining so Emily wore Kara's ladybug poncho until she got frying hot and the rain never fell.

Next it was sparkler and firework time!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Homeschool Blog

I don't get near as many hits on our homeschool blog. So I thought I would post once again that we have 2 blogs since perhaps no one knows about the other one. One for our regular fun and the other for our homeschooling adventures. You can click on the button on the side and it will take you directly there. Anyway, stop on by if you like. We love visitors!