Monday, May 26, 2008


OK Here we go. There have been so many happenings in the last few weeks, that; #1 I didn't have time to write, download pics, think, breath, etc.

#2 You get to endure my catch-up. Loved, Loved, Loved talking to Dallin on mother's day. He made us all smile.
So...We finished the remodel. Then we had Emily's 18th birthday, but didn't have much time to celebrate. Next, we attended 9 graduation related functions (Sarah and Emily both graduated), 3 parties, wait, make that 4 with my parents 60th anniversary party on Sat. Sunday we packed up Em's backpack for a 4 day trip down the Havasupai. She left mon at 5:30 am. Now we are getting Sarah packed and ready to go to girls camp tomorrow (tues). After that, Jesse and I are going to hang out and relax together. Whew! I'm tired just from writing about it. Now for the details. Emily graduated from SHS in the top 10 of her class and received some great scholarships and awards. She was so ready to be out of High School. What is it about the last year that makes it so hard? I felt the same way when I was a senior. Sarah had her graduation ceremony from TMS. (Thatcher) She was also in the top 10 of her class. They ranked them and had a Valedictorian and Salutitorian. I didn't know that Jr. High did that. It was kind of cool. Sarah got some great awards too, but my favorite is her "Highest GPA in Manufacturing" (wood shop). What a hoot. She has made some cool pieces of furniture and other items. Emily is hiking the Havasupai with a large group of Senior girls. That's right. GIRLS! I think that is cool. I was surprised that she wanted to go again since we just went last June, but she was all over it. Sarah is leaving for her 2nd year at girls camp. She is excited. I am not involved with camp at all this year. It is kind of weird, but I like it. My daughters have had me in every aspect of their church lives forever. It will be good for them to experience some things on their own. Not that either of them ever needed me anyway. My parents 60th anniversary party was a short, sweet little program with just family. We had a buffet outside and then went to the church for the program. It was just enough so that Mom didn't get worn out. She and Dad had a great time. I guess I am done for now. Here are a few pics from the last few weeks.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

All Done! For Now.....

Here is the Living Room so far. The couch and love seat will be here tomorrow and the entertainment unit went in after the last picture. It is lovely and we are done. Everyon is worn out. EVERYONE. It was all worth it and everyone is happy. Stayed tuned for more pictures after the furniture and curtains are finished.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I know it seems like forever.....probably cuz it was forever, but we finally got the kitchen painted and the cabinets ordered (painting ordered). As you recall, Michael and Kim came up to rip off the wallpaper a while back..... Nona, Alayne, Dena, Matt and I got it sanded, textured, painted, and the wainscoating up. Whew! It was a hectic couple of days. The hard part wasn't the painting though, it was pinning mom down to a color. The kitchen wall looked like a patchwork quilt with all the different colors of paint swatches on it. The winner.......Toasted Duck. Actually it was a combo of Toasted Pecan and Baby Duck. The bottom color is Wicker. Where do they come up with these names? Next..... the living room. New carpet, paint, furniture, etc. All dependent on mom being able to stick to her choice! ANY IDEAS? Wish us luck!

...physically and mentally!