Monday, May 26, 2008

Ward Picnic

videoWe had a great time at the ward picnic! I took a bunch of pictures and thought that putting them into a movie would be the best way to show case all the fun and all the cool people! Jonece and Dene had a blast! They could have stayed forever. Those of you who know Cory know that getting him to go to ward parties is like asking him to give you a kidney...but he went, he socialized, he had fun and I was the one ready to go before anyone else. It was threatening to rain earlier but we were lucky and the weather was great! It was a well thought out and well orchestrated event and my hat goes off to Jana and her team!
Later all!
One L

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

So Many Things So Little Time

Cory planted my garden! Lots of tomatoes and peppers and herbs. I can't wait for the first fresh tomatoes of the summer they are the best.

Dene had a concert this past week and I tried to record a song or two but she is way in the back and this amazon boy in a green shirt kept putting his arm in front of her cute face. Don't these people understand that she is the most important participant in our eyes and she should be front and center so we can take lots of cute pictures to share with everyone!
Let me just preface this movie with letting you know I didn't really know how to use the "video" aspect of our camera and couldn't figure out how to turn it off! Dene was wonderful...she spoke her part clearly and with attitude. She is by far my future star!
video

Friday, May 09, 2008

Feeling Cranky


I don't know what is wrong with me this week but I have not been my usual jovial self. Cory keeps asking me what I want for Mother's Day and I never have an answer for him. Don't get me wrong there are soooo many things I would love to have, like a van, see my boys, see my sister, new desk, new cell phone that is text friendly, a trip to some place warm and sunny, scrapbook supplies, new shoes, a day at the spa with a really good massage, and of course world peace. Lets face it we have no money and it would be selfish of me to ask for anything right now so I say "just a card", when in my heart I know that's not completely true. Summer is a tough time for us.
Cory will be off in 7 short weeks and we want to go camping and see the sights this summer because lets face it we are only here of 1 more year 11 more months and some odd days before we head back to AZ. I think him having this past week off was cruel in a way because he was off for such a short time and finals were such a monster this semester. By the time he was back to his normal self the week was over.
So I am cranky, even though I have no right to be cranky when I have so many wonderful people and blessings in my life. I will try to focus on the good things in my life, like my family, my sweet friends, my house, my faith, my life in general.
The picture is an example of the craft I am doing with Jonece's 3rd grade class today. I am actually looking forward to it! The kids in her class are so fun and they are so appreciative.
That is all for today!
I remain;
One cranky L

Monday, May 05, 2008

School mug shots



You wouldn't know it from the pictures but the girls suffered through curlers in their hair to have some curly locks! When they left for school their hair looked so curly but I guess they fell out by the time they took the pictures. Dene's picture is a true likeness but Jonece's eyes are about to blink...yikes! How can you tell your little girl her picture isn't worth $12.00? That's 12.00 a sheet my friends! I try to buy at least one copy of a school mug shot and a class picture but sometimes they are just not the best...and they never advertise when it is retake day...and how do you tell your angel that her picture isn't good enough so we have to retake it? They know this and manipulate us...making us buy pictures we can't afford and picture that are not that good. I vent...sorry. All in all I love my little girls and their cute little faces.
This has been a busy week/month/year, I can't believe I haven't had a major breakdown yet! I love Enrichment and I love activities but sometimes I get overwhelmed with my everyday life and when I add in a super Saturday and a trip and 2 birthdays and the newsletter and Brownies and ...well you get the idea. Something usually gets left by the wayside...my house and my hobbies! I have a ton of projects I have to finish for Mother's Day and for Teacher Appreciation Day yadda yadda yadda.
Enough of my whining, I had a blast on Saturday...the activity was so much fun and then the Cinco De Mayo party was too fun. Warning to the masses...never leave your camera behind at a Pitcher function or you may have a few surprise photos on your camera you know you never took!
Later
One pooped L