Monday, August 4, 2008

Just call us the dog walkers...

So, in an effort to get healthy we are walking every day...well, David is walking every day and I am walking the days that I don't work. Here is the routine:
6:30 am ish--Roxy wakes up. She has this weird howl-y voice that wakes me up. Aha, it is time to walk!
6:45 am ish, or so--we are off! Leash in hand, Roxy between us and off we go for our 3 mile walk.
8:00 am ish, or there abouts--back we come. The best part of the whole walk is going through the car dealerships and drooling over the Hondas. That's what makes it worth it.

The good part is that it also poops out the dog and makes her a tad bit calmer to have around.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

2 Weeks in Missouri...

David and I spent two weeks in Missouri the beginning of May. We flew in to the St. Louis airport and made our way up to Nauvoo to check out church history sites. David was fascinated with all of the "how to" things, including barrel making.

So...these oxen are just like the ones that took many saints across the plains in covered wagons. I still had my doubts that they were "tame!"
We had the opportunity to go through the Nauvoo Temple. The attention to detail in this temple is unbelievable! Here is a replica of the sunstones that adorne the temple, both inside and out.

The second week we spent at the NGS Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. David volunteered for the hospitality booth while I attended the conference. It was great! Every time he worked at the booth he learned more about the area and things we could go see. We had the opportunity to see Wicked at the Kansas City Music Hall. That was great! Another highlight was the Steamboat Arabia Museum. The World War I National Monument fascinated David. We did decide that Kansas City BBQ was not sweet enough for us! I guess we need to go to Memphis or North Carolina, but that's another trip...

Sunday, March 30, 2008

5 and 2 makes 7!

The empty nest has added some feathers in the last month...Reed and Elisa, with 2 year old Halle and 1 year old Mya have moved into our basement. Kevin, kid #7 (the owner of Roxy, the chocolate lab) has also joined the crowd. So for now, there are five extra birdies in the nest!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Our world traveler...

Our furthest away son, Craig, got even further in January with a business trip to Jakarta, Indonesia! He flew to Japan, stayed overnight, and they flew the last leg of the trip into Jakarta. Of course 3-year old Nathan ended up in the hospital the day after Daddy left, causing Mommy severe grief...but they all survived--no worse for wear. Three weeks later Daddy arrived home, rather jet-lagged, but excited to see his family. We were thankful to have him home, safe and sound!

Craig in Jakarta, Indonesia

Friday, February 15, 2008


Thanks so much Cari:) Here it goes...

I graduated with my bachelor's degree in Family History from Brigham Young University in April of 1998! Hallelujah! A life-long goal accomplished...

1. Reorganize the den.
2. Add Elna Hanson's family to New FamilySearch.
3. Eat better.
4. Organize the Census mentoring for work.
5. Scan pictures for the Evans Family Book.

Add carpet and new windows to my house.
Buy a car that David didn't have to bend over to get in to.
Genealogy trips up the ying-yang...
Save, save, save...

Snacking while I watch TV
Couch Potatoe
Not exercising

I am going to Kansas City, Missouri this May to attend the National Genealogical Society Conference. I love to learn!

I tag Amy, Steve and DeLana.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...NOT!

Can I say I'm sick of snow?

I know we are in a drought...but every other day we have this white stuff that drops from the sky and sticks to our sidewalks. It should be illegal for snow to stay long enough to get dirty. The other day the sun came out! I didn't realize how much I'd missed the sun...but once again, the clouds appeared and we got dumped on. I want spring and flowers and warm and NO SNOW! The only one in our house in love with the weather is the dog and she runs all over the neighborhood slipping and sliding as she goes...I believe she's just a little nuts...or maybe I'm the one who's nuts...NOT!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Kenzie the Shopper!

Kenzie turns eight this Thursday, so I thought I would take her birthday shopping. Sounded like a calm trip to Target for a few new duds...little did I know that Kenzie is a true shopper! We started at Target and tried on everything in the store. We managed to buy one cute shirt before we moved on to the mall. Up and down the mall we went! Stopped to get a strawberry julius and pretzel bites, then into Claire's to buy magnetic earrings...and of course we had to stay and watch the cute baby girl get her ears pierced. I told Kenzie that the baby was going to cry, but Kenzie wanted to watch for herself. On to Sees to get a pound of goodies and a mint truffle for Kenzie...then we hit every clothes store we could find. When grandma was about to fall over in a dead heap, Kenzie suggested that we go to Build A Bear. Anything...anything, just to spend the remaining birthday money! We managed to find a cute bear with some affordable clothes and we were done for the day! Imagine, only four hours later...