Friday, May 7, 2010

It's about time...

It's been quite awhile since I've updated my blog. :) I've kept up reading all your blogs but neglected mine.

Here's what we've been up to:
Let's see...Girls went to college, came home, worked and went back. Tanya became a SENIOR, Chelsea left on her MISSION and Rachel became a NANNY. Tony entered 10th, Katelyn 8th and Garrett 6th. The bus ride to school became a royal pain so Tanya started to drive here and there. Tanya played varsity volleyball, Tony played jv/varsity soccer, sophomore basketball, Katelyn played 8th grade basketball and Garrett was busy with soccer. Vic left for Korea (6th months) and came home. I kept busy with my wonderful calling in RS and helping out at the loan locker.

Vic's parents had decided to look around for a different house. We decided to look around with them, to see if there was one big enough for both of us. After looking, and looking and looking, we finally found one! It's a big move for us, scary too since we've lived on base for almost 8 years. But....I love my house! It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. It's so huge!! We moved in the beginning of April and Gma and Gpa moved in the end. Before I was spending hours in the car driving to practices, waiting and driving home. Now everything is 5 minutes away. Yea! Moving was hard, but we got it done. Auntie Ro came and helped Gma and Gpa. We had a blast when she was here. Sure wish they lived closer!!

We're almost caught up: Tanya graduated from seminary! Her graduation is the 28th of May. You're all invited to her graduation, come and hear her valedictorian speech! We're so proud of her. :) And then school will be out and summer will be here!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Bold List
Here is a list of different things people have done in their lives. Everything I've done on this list will be bold.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii Lived there! :)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping:p
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung Karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (Does a commercial count?)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper Thanks Dad!
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous Josh Groban and Ian Johnson!:)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

I tag anyone who wants to participate.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Your Hidden Talent

Your natural talent is interpersonal relations and dealing with people.

You communicate well and are able to bring disparate groups together.

Your calming presence helps everything go more smoothly.

People crave your praise and complements.

Monday, June 16, 2008

What if?

Wonder what would happen if we treated our Book of Mormon like we treat our cell phones? What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets? What if we turned back to get it if we forgot it? What if we flipped through it several times a day? What if we spent an hour or more using it every day? What if we used it to receive messages from the text? What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it? What if we gave it to kids as gifts? What if we used it as we traveled? What if we used it in case of an emergency? This is something to make you go...."Hmmm....where is my Book of Mormon?
Oh, and a few more things--"Unlike our cell phones: One Plan fits all. Unlimited usage. No roaming charges. You always have reception. You don't have to buy batteries. No weak signals AND We don't ever have to worry about our Book of Mormon being disconnected because Our Savior already paid the bill!

Everyone is so good at updating! I'll take a crack at it. . .

Wow! I can't believe the last time I posted was so long ago. Time really has flown for me. Summer is here! Rachel graduated from High School and went to college all in the same week. :) She's up at BYU-I with Chelsea. They are roommates for the second block of the summer semester. Probably a recipe for disaster = too much fun, no studying. Ha! Katelyn and Garrett left the same day we took Rachel up to BYU. They have been spending time with all the cousins in Utah. We sure do miss them. Tanya and Tony are home slightly busy with Volleyball and Basketball open gyms (friends and t.v.)
This past weekend I had the privilege of going to Youth Conference with my ward. I was the substitute Young Women's leader. It was so fun! We camped at the Temple Hill Resort, right next to the Manti Temple. They got to play games with all the kids in the Stake, go swimming, clear the weeds from around trees and bush's on the hill by the Temple. While they were weeding they discovered all kinds of creepy crawlies, a snake, a sheep skull complete with teeth and a huge jack rabbit! Then they goofed off and took pictures. I had never been to the Manti pageant and it was so awesome! The spirit was strong throughout the pageant. Wonderful!! I would love to take the rest of my family. The YW/YM were a little disturbed by the protesters and wanted to set them straight, but we explained to them that we didn't need to confront them, just let them be. Once the pageant started the protesters were forgotten. The weather was a little cold at night (below 45) but it warmed up nicely by 9 am. I think the youth in my ward got to know each other better and meet new people in the stake. Fun, fun, fun!! I'll post some picture soon. :)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

One of my goals in the new year is to prioritize my life. I don't want to fall into the trap of thinking everything needs to be done by me and now!

Here's a quote that sums it up perfectly:
"Because we don't know what is really important to us, everything seems important. Because everything seems important, we have to do everything. Other people, unfortunately, see us as doing everything, so they expect us to do everything. Doing everything keeps us so busy, we don't have time to think about what is really important to us." -Anonymous

So thanks to my new organizer (which I'm addicted to, thanks Chelsea) :) I'll be able to understand where I need to improve and where I can delegate to others.