Sunday, May 29, 2011

Love is in the air!!

She said yes!!

Jake and Sarah are engaged!!

We couldn't be more excited!!

 They just fit each other so well.

There is a major picture overload coming.
{You have been fairly warned}
But they are just so dang in love.

So save the date!
October 15th, 2011
It's going to be a love-ly day!!

One, two.....skip a few...

It's the end of May.

How could I forget my little blog that I was so committed to keep up for every day in April??

So goes the way my mind and attention span works.

I've got loads.
I mean loads of stuff to catch up on here.
But I'll have to do it another day.

I am sitting in the endless line of cars and people trying to
cross the border into the United States.
The wi-fi is sketchy to say the least.

So I will share this-

"Life is perfect for none of us.
Rather than being critical
and judgmental of each other,
may we have the pure love of Christ
for our fellow travelers
in this journey called life."

Thomas S. Monson

Friday, April 15, 2011

April Foolishness #14 & 15

Does it count as daily blogging if I keep running  few of them together?
Yep!  I believe it does!

Pretty sure I had one of the best days ever.
I love her soooooooo much.
She is such a joy and I cannot believe I am so blessed
to have her in my life.
He's pretty amazing too. 
 Bed head!

I am not ashamed that I unabashedly
stole this picture from Sarah.
It's just too darn cute.
I wish everyone could hear their laughter
when they think no one is around.
It's one of the best sounds ever.
It makes my day every time I hear it.

The camp skit.
I am so grateful for the ladies and girls I'll be working with.
I had the worst attitude.
They were so fun.  So enthusiastic.
So accepting this week........
that there is a glimmer of hope that I will
survive another week at Camp Stimson.

Including my own five summers up there as a youth
I figured out that I have spent 16 or 17 weeks of my life at Girls Camp.
Thats 4 months.
in a tent.
I'm definitely not a camper.
Wait!? 4 Months? Oh my gosh......maybe I am a camper!!!!
I think I'm going to need camper therapy.

Life should always have balance.
It's only fair I book a few weeks at the Four Seasons somewhere.
with 24 hour room service.
And brown sugar body treatments.
and foo-foo drinks.

It's the right thing to do.

Today may have possibly been the prettiest day of Spring so far.
Pretty days in Spring means many things.
The trees are budding.
All my doors and window are open.
The flowers are blooming.
My Hummingbirds are back!

But best of all.
It's the start of BBQ season!!

I'm so grateful.
My Heavenly Father loves me.
I pray I never take all his gifts and blessings for granted.

Today has been a beautiful day.
In so many wonderful ways.

My cup runneth over.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April Foolishness #12 & 13

Look at the adorable dress Kelli Huntsman made for Reese.
So cute and so meaningful.
I wish you could see the cute little matching bottoms!

This is a little late.
Jake had a great opportunity to spend the last two semesters
working with his beloved UNLV Rebels.
He spent crazy hours working hand in hand with
the team and Coach Kruger and his staff.
He came home one night at the beginning of the season
and laid some new keys down next to his wallet.
When I asked him about it he shrugged and said
"Oh those are my keys to the Thomas and Mack"
 Our Rebs were in the top 25 in the nation and advanced to the NCAA big dance.
What a fantastic opportunity for my College Sports loving son!

I think he looks like he could coach in the big leagues if he wanted!

The players looked up to him.  Literally. 
I'm not sure it's possible to express how much I am looking forward to
Summer fruits and veggies! 
Have you heard of Bountiful Baskets?  Holy Schmolies!  
Their produce has been amazing in the winter.
I'm drooling just thinking about what the Spring Summer will bring.
You can check them our here.

We had a barn burner tennis match today.
There were 40 - 50 MPH wind gusts. 
It was some wild and crazy tennis!
Holly and I lost in 3 sets.
6-7  6-3  0-1 (5-10 pro set tie breaker)
I am telling myself we won though.
I added up all the games and we won more than them.
So as far as I'm concerned...
Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

Guess who I am spending the day with tomorrow?

If you need me I'll be rocking, snuggling, giggling, schmuggling
this little gem!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April Foolishness #11

I'm not sure messing with my blogger html and templates is a good idea.
It's always the same for me.
I have a healthy sense of confidence to get myself
into advanced things.
I just don't have to common sense to stop doing that and get myself out!

Oh well.
It could be worse.
Once I messed with my template and somehow changed it to
swahili or togilat language. 
Or something weird like that.
The changing it to something new never seems like a big deal.
It's the getting it back that seems impossible!
I might be html dyslexic. 
That would explain a few things. haha

I was scrubbing away gross dead stuff with my pedi-egg this morning.
I was scrubbing with so much exuberance
that the pedi-egg went flying out of my hand.
It hit the wall, bounced and hit the bed and landed somewhere.
Ray-Ray and Zeus ran for thier lives.
My cat that has a fetish for toes just looked at me
with evil cat-eyes and licked her chops.

I have searched everywhere!
 I moved the bed.
I moved the lazy boy (yes I have one and l.o.v.e. it)
Even took the sheets off my bed thinking it got tangled in there somehow.
Little sucker is MIA.
What a coward.

If you run into me when I'm wearing flip flops.
Please don't point and stare at my one ugly foot.
The other one is smooth as a babies!

This one foot grody thing was bugging me.
A real pedicure was required.
Yummy foot and leg massage.
I'm afraid the cat is all worked up now.

I sorted socks tonight.
It took two hours.
Just enough time to catch up on Celebrity Apprentice.
That Gary Busey is an odd duck.

I am not fond of sorting socks.
To give you an idea of how long I have been putting this chore off....
There is only 3 of us living in this house.
I put together 112 pairs of socks.

Keith has been known to accuse me of
 buying new ones instead of sorting.
112 pairs of socks.
I plead guilty.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April Foolishness #10

Happy Sunday!

We had a great Ward Conference today.
Other than them announcing my name Erma Jane.......

Caroline Thorley sang a beautiful solo rendition of
I know that my Redeemer Lives.
It touched my soul.

Love, love, love modern technology.

We got to spend some time with Alec, Tiffany & Reese
via Skype.
Reese is starting to get that it's us and she smiles and laughs with us.
I can't wait to cover her with real life schmuggles when we see them next.

I'm taking some senior photos of my adorable nephew, Chase, tomorrow.
I'm very excited.
and always very anxious
There are so many wackadoodle photo editing applications
that make photos look so incredibly different than truth.
I get a little overwhelmed sometimes doing honest, colorful photo shoots.

But he is super photogenic and so much fun to be with
that even if all my photos stink....
there are so many wackadoodle photo apps that we can
adjust them!
It's a win - win!

We had a super fun visit from Jakes childhood friend, AJ, today.
I can't believe my boys and their friends are all grown.
I really can't believe I didn't take a picture.
For someone who l.o.v.e.s photos I am sure lacking lately!

So fun listening to all the banter about the new Rebel coach.
This guy, Dave Rice, has a ton of rebel history.
Between you and I.
But I know I'm behind him!
Go Rebs!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

April Foolishness #9

Key Lime Cheesecake.

Two months without sugar.

I did it.
I've been dreaming about cupcakes, Krispy Kremes,
whoopie pies, frozen custard, biscotti cookies......

Two months without sugar mission complete.

Key Lime Cheesecake.
Totally worth the wait!

I may or may not have also bought a piece of
Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake.
You know.
For later.