Monday, November 22, 2010

Sports, sports, sports

Lately, my afternoons have been consumed with either Middle School basketball practice or Middle school basketball games. Ladybug (#24)  plays even though she is a shortie, shortie short stuff. We get to travel to exotic sounding towns like Adrian, Oregon, Idaho City, Horseshoe Bend and Notus.  I never got into playing sports. I tried a little softball and volleyball with church, but I just sucked! I think that is why I love running so much. I'm doing something athletic, but at the same time, I don't have to feel like I suck compared to other people (unless I run a race, which I did, and it didn't even turn out badly.)

My evenings have been filled with football. I was never a HUGE football fan unless it is a team I truly care about the teams. KT is one to turn on whatever game because he LOVES it. I think he just likes the noise. Give me some Boise State Broncos or Denver any day, and I'll watch. Thanks KT for teaching me the love of the game.

What have your fall days been filled with?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Month of Giving Thanks Week 3

11. My new bug! It is seriously a blessing to be able to jump in the car in the morning and know it is going to start. Plus it is so festive in the Red Rocks Red aka ORANGE.

12. My parents (who don't like their picture taken so I have to be sneaky.)

13. My brother and his wife and especially Baby Z

14. Hot Chocolate (who doesn't love that!?)

15. A dear pen pal who makes my days a little brighter

 Photo shamelessly stolen from her blog. 

If you'd like to read 1-5 go here.  If you'd like to read 6-10 go here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Spotlight is on ME

Today I am being spotlighted by the fabulous website, Casual Blogger Community. If you haven't been there yet, you should it is a great online community for us bloggers.

So welcome to my visitors...Stay a while look around and get to know me a bit. I am a diet cherry pepsi drinkin', country music lovin', Volkswagen bug drivin' LDS wife and mom of three.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fun Changes

We made some home improvements two weekends ago. I'm extremely happy with the result. Our ten year old home was in desperate need of new flooring. The kitchen floors were junk as was the carpet.

                                                     Before                              After

New Carpet, but no before and afters...

 And a craft project to boot.  I'm not usually this crafty, but you know, 
every once in a while, lightening strikes!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Month of Giving Thanks Week 2

I am thankful for...

6. Jesus Christ and a loving Heavenly Father
7. My membership in my Church
8. Friends, near and far, past and present
9. My opportunity to be a  wife and mother
10. My job as Administrative Assistant at a High School.  Love working with youth!

If you'd like to read 1-5 go here.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Do you remember when we used to write letters? Well, do you? And I mean a REAL LETTER...I remember writing out letters in my loopy handwriting, maybe a spritz of perfume depending on who I was writing to, lick, seal, address, stamp, and wait and wait and wait. When you got a letter back in the mail, it was so exciting! Something to look forward to...

I'm not even sure if kids today even know how to address an envelope. If you happen to mail something, it is usually pre addressed or you have to line up the address with a little window in the envelope. This is the day of instant gratification: E-mail, instant messaging and texting. Kids don't know what it is like to wait and anticipate that piece of mail. Hopefully, it wasn't a Dear John or Dear Jane, because then the anticipation would just suck!

Don't get me wrong. I am a progressive kind of gal. I love my e-mail and texting. How could I not!? But there is just something special about those letters. And, yes, I used the word special. I am, hereto, making it a goal to write more letters because, well, it is just retro, and retro is cool. Right? So, I am starting with my grandmother.

Anyone else want to jump on the letter writing bandwagon? 
Besides it helps keep my postman employed. ;)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Month of Giving Thanks

I love Thanksgiving. I feel like the Holiday kind of gets lost in the shuffle between Halloween and Christmas. It's like you go from one to the other. I love the whole premise behind Thanksigving...The colors....the food....the Thanks...In honor of Thanksgiving, I am going to post things I am Thankful for each Thursday until the official day. That way, for me, it doesn't get lost....You know?

1. My 21 year marriage to KT
2. KT's job and how hard he works to provide for our family.
3. TJ, soon to be Air Force son, and for the friend he has become.
4. Miguel and for the comedy he provides.
5. Ladybug and for how sweet she is and the tenderness she adds to our family.

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