Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
my new machine...
garden number 1...
breaking ground for the new garden...
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
It was no easy task cutting his wrinkly scalp!
The end result is fantastic!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
he's a great spiritual leader
he's a Fantastic Father!
he's Silly and Sarcastic
he's athletic and a great teacher
he LOVES his mother dearly
he's my New Hampshire Hero
(awarded by the Governor)
he gives the most heavenly footrubs
(just ask my mother)
he's my eternal sweetheart
and he plays a MEAN game of pool!!!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Everyday my good mother would pack me a lunch and everyday at lunchtime, in the trash it went. Why, you ask? Because I was bringing to school the embarrassing 2 inch thick (if you sliced it any thinner it would fall apart) homemade wheat bread PB&Jelly sandwich with a few homemade cookies. (sometimes it was chunk light tuna that graced the giant bread) I remember many a lunches where kids would stare at me as I tried to wrap my jaws around the 6inch thick sandwich. What 2nd grader even has a jaw span that wide? Nobody was trading anything for MY stash! This was the era when white bread became HUGE, Fruit roll-ups were rolling upon the scene, chips ahoy jumped on board with their cookies and juiceboxes made their big debut. Understand that I came from a family of 9 with added foster children in the mix. My mom stayed home with us while my dad worked as a police chief. We were mostly poor and couldn't afford the store bought stuff. So...it didn't take my mom long to realize that not only was I throwing away my lunch, but my accomplice (twin brother) was also doing the dirty deed. From that day forward, we were made to walk home (1/2 mile) during our lunch period so that my mom could physically see us eat our lunch. PAINFUL! Why? It wasn't the walk - we loved that walk - it was the fact that we were missing recess because by the time we ate and walked back, it was over.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
George Washington strikes a pose
Daddy and Stevie
Monday, April 14, 2008
2. What color are your socks right now?
White with PUMA in grey
3. What are you listening to right now?
Ben's compressor - used for his humidification
4. What was the last thing you ate?
Mexican corn chowder and corn muffins, YUM!
5. Can you drive a stick shift?
Learned to drive with one - so YES!
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Probably yellow because that color makes me feel happy:)
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
Kayla's AAU Basketball coach's wife - calling to tell me about her scrimmage for tomorrow night
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
Not only do I like him, but I LOVE him!
10. Favorite drink?
11. What is your favorite sport to watch?
College basketball - men and women or Olympic Gymnastics
12. Have you ever dyed your hair?
No and if my genes hold true I just might not have to! (thanks mom:))
2 very cute but annoying PUGS
14. Favorite food?
I love a hearty chowder and fresh fruit
15. Last movie you watched?
16. Favorite day of the year?
Probably the last day of school - can't wait!
17. What do you do to vent anger?
I'm not really one who needs to VENT my anger. I just deal with and move on.
18. What was your favorite toy as a child?
One that I remember fondly is my Batman Pogo stick. I would jump for hours on that thing
19. What is your favorite season?
Definitely Fall although Spring comes pretty close this year after the winter we've had
20. Hugs or kisses?
HUGS! (especially from my husband - he's the best hugger EVER!)
21. Cherry or blueberry?
Mostly cherry unless it's a muffin then I'd rather have blueberry
22. Do you want your friends to email you back?
No because I'm using this as a post
23. Who is most likely to comment?
Probably Aaron - he always has something sarcastic to say - it's his way of showing me LOVE, right Aaron?
24. Who is least likely to comment?
Um...probably my sister Amy Jo
25. When was the last time you cried?
Tonight at Family Home Evening. I gave the lesson on Elder Bednar's talk from General Conference last week on PRAYER. I re-told the story about the little girl who died.
26. What is on the floor of your closet?
Oh...treasures! Actually due to lack of storage space for all of Ben's equipment, I keep all of his extras (that don't fit neatly into his rubbermaid drawers) packaged into boxes on the floor.
27. Favorite smells?
Newborn babies and homemade bread baking in the oven
28. Who inspires you?
People who are selfless
29. What are you afraid of?
Losing my children, car accidents
30. Number of keys on your key ring?
4 I think
31. How many years at your current job?
32. Favorite day of the week?
33 . How many states have you lived in?
4 - Colorado, Massachusetts, Idaho and New Hampshire
34. Do you think you're funny?
35. Have you decided who you're voting for President?
No - not since Mitt dropped out
Sunday, April 13, 2008
HOORAY for HALF BIRTHDAYS!!!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008