Half the month is gone and I do not know where it went... I was thinking today it is time for change around here. It is the Season for a Reason and The time in which we do the out with the old in with the new. I have been a hermit in my house for a while now and not doing much. I decided today to change a few things I want to change, forgive a few people. and do a list of things I want to do in 2011. I have my list done, forgave people I needed too, and changed a few things or at least made my list. Now what...I have been so busy today, not sure there is room for more. What a day in the life of Sally. :) Not really that all took a little part of my day but now I have a year to complete all the ideas and items on my list. That will keep me busy. So what now....? Well first on my list is to get the spirit into the Holidays. I talked to someone in my family this year they are only doing home-made gifts. That really brings the spirit back into the Holiday. When you choose something like this it becomes what I can do for you. It also focuses all your attention to completing a project for someone else. That is the true spirit on the Holiday. I wish I did this this year. But no I spent and spent. I have only been to one store the rest has been online. That is a all time new thing for me. But good. I need to post some pics. I have been bad about this and blogging. I read a few blogs today and you all do such a great job. Some pics are really really good. Happy Holiday! I hope you are are enjoying the season! Post more later.
Our Lake Powell trip this year was a blast. Like always! We had a really fun time. First ever , after going for 25 years we finally were caught in a rain storm and got to see the water falls coming over the cliffs. A bit scary but...It is was so awesome! Water coming from everywhere. Shooting off the rocks walls. There was a house boat parked next to our in a cove and they left the morning of the storm or they would have sunk. The storm came so fast that the water was so awesome that there would have been no way to get out the spot they were in fast enough. The storm hit at midnight and every time the lightning flashed we could just see water falls coming from every where/ The next morning was the end of our week long trip there and we were thankful. The water was muddy in our cove and sticks everywhere. But we did have a great time with all our friends and family. I love this trip every year. I love to see the kids having so much fun. Plus I get to really get dark again like in High School during this week long activity in the sun! I love boating ans the sun. Here are a few pics of our trip.....
It has been so long since I have actually made a post. I have taken lots of fun pics this Summer but failed to upload and post any of them:(. I should have a few up by next week. I really need to blog about my great Summer! Not to much to report on my blog right now. School has started and I am back to my alone time and it feels good, but lonely on other days. I want to re deco my house this fall and winter and paint rooms some new colors. I need to start on that soon so I will be ready for my Christmas Deco date in Nov. Oh I all most forgot the big news of the Month is that I am down to 1 child left at home! I am happy in some ways and sad in others. But oh my is my house quiet! Nic I am sorry but you and your friends are LOUD! :):) All my kids stop over daily so all is still right in the World!:) I miss seeing some of you out in blog land. I really need to stay more on top of this. I will post soon.
This year the kids did not want to go with us to do anything fun and great for the weekend of Memorial Day. They all wanted to go boating but the lakes water temps were all under 62*. So....Taylor went to Delta stayed with his cousins... had a blast.. Nic stayed home and hung out with Chrissy and Mike. As for Ken and I...We took a trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Never have been to that side of the canyon before. What a awesome place to go. We had a fun fun time. Not often do we go anywhere with out kids or friends in tow. So it was a nice change and we really enjoyed each other. Took a slow and fun trip to St George for the first day. stopped at all the little towns and just looked around. Found out that Nephi had a mill from long ago in the down town area and a river that flows under main street. Meadow we stopped to see the house Ken's mom was raised in. Beaver looked at the fun places to see and ate lunch there. Then continued on to Kolob canyon. I think it took us 6 hours to get to St G but that was OK. The next day we continued on to the Grand Canyon. It seems like yesterday we were just married. I cannot believe how time flies. I am still amazed that it has been 27 years. Really we all know me and my bratty side..How does he do it??? Well I guess I should be glad he can do it. There has been allot of give and take in those years. Good times, hard times, and sad times. But all has been worth it. We have so many memories...So much love, and a family that we have built together. I am not sure where we would be with out the love of our kids and grand kids. Sometimes on a Sunday afternoon I just look at everyone and think we made this mess how do I get out of it. I'm Just kidding :). I think we made this family and how blessed we are to have them close and always at our home to visit and laugh with. My kids do not travel far from us and they love home. It makes us proud to know that our kids love to be here and that they need us as much as we need them. Love is such a great thing, feeling, word, emotion, what have ya. It is what truly makes the world go around.
I started a Field Trip Club last summer. It was such a great fun that we did another one this summer. We went on our first trip Thursday. The Field Trip was to Grotto Falls in Payson Canyon. What a fun time we had. It was just so great to get out of the house after such a freaky weathered Spring. Last week we had snow and this week it has been cloudy but warm. Hoping the Sun comes out next week. Here are a few pics from our trip.
OK all the Field Trip Calendars are out and delivered. If you did not get one call me or come by and get one. The first trip is next week. I am so excited to get summer going and enjoy all the things we have planned. I hope that we will see you at some of the trips we have planned this summer!!! Thanks to all those that support our field trips and for making it such a fun time for all of us.....!!
I wanted to blog about something up beat today..... Everything in the last week feels so heavy. Until ........ Yesterday I had a wonderful Mothers Day! I have to say that I married a great man. He has really done so much over the past 2 weeks that I still am standing in amazement! All the wonderful things that life can bring with love and happiness seems to really be blessing me in my family and married life this past month. I truly am blessed with the man I married. This is our 27th Anniversary coming up this month. My kids are wonderful to me. I love them all more then words can express. I love being a mom and a grandma. I would truly have to say it is the greatest thing in life to have a family of your own. The love ...the tears....the sweat....the worry...the work....Is all worth it in the end. It truly is the best things you will ever do is to be a MOMMY! I was going around my neighborhood the past few days taking Taylor and Tyler with their little lawn biz. I noticed so many things..... It is amazing what you can see around you if you take the time to look...... These are a few of the happy things I saw.... Patti that lost a husband a few years back....In her yard with her new husband Steve. They were gardening together and looked so happy. After all she had been through to see that moment and know Heavenly Father will take care you and you will be happy again. I stopped and talked to Austin and Caryn miller for a bit. what a wonderful couple. Made reference to his mom. What a wonderful mom he has. When he talks about her the love and gratefulness he has for her you can just feel. I saw the Armstrong's outside at their yard sale just happy and visiting, made me smile after all I know they have gone through losing their Dad. Carla's husband Mark waived as he went by with a big smile on his face. Like you actually felt his happiness. But he is such a nice guy that you felt his honesty in saying hello, not just a waive because he saw you and that was the polite thing to do. Saw the Searle kids all out playing and riding bikes. I remember when I was young and played with all my cousins and how much I loved it and still cherish those times today I had with my own cousins when I was young. What a wonderful world we live in. There is beauty and love all around. Right their in front of our faces that sometimes we do not stop to notice. Heavenly Father truly plays apart in our lives and lives around us every day. I am thankful for the little things that made my heart warm and my face smile this weekend. I love all those that bless and make my life full!
I guess I am going to have more pain before this can be over. I am doing much better with the pain I have been in. I have been walking everyday it seems to be helping. I went to the Dr Friday with Ken in tow. I found out I have fibroids. One is the size of a baseball and one other one is a bit bigger then a golf ball. Wonder why I have been having pain. Go back Wednesday for the pre-op visit and will schedule the surgery then. I hope soon. I have 3 vacations that I want to be able to still go and have fun on so I am trying to get this done asap. Ken at the Dr visit asked the Dr if "I could still have kids" I was ready to die. I told him as did the Dr also " I am 45 and a little late for that". Plus hello he just told you I have these huge growths. Ken... I love him but sometimes he is to much. One good thing is the past week he has really gone all out for me and help me with what I needed. Stayed home with me 2 days and fixed all the honey do's I had around the house. He has been great. And as for the Drama Queen. It is sad people believe her. Ken is surprised women can act this way. A wise woman told me once..."Who will gossip with you will gossip of you" I was thinking about gossip and how it hurts people today. Really if everyone was hurt by gossip at least once in their life it would happen allot else often I think. You know when you listen to gossip you only hear one side and you usually make judgement on what you hear. Never knowing the full story or if what you hear is even true. In this case it is false, hurtful, mean, and hateful. I am sadden by the people that will listen to this and make judgement. Until you know facts, you are in the wrong...Assume what you will... but remember they who judge will be jugded them selves.
I have been experiencing pain since last Thursday night. I told myself that I would call the Dr Friday if I was still in pain in the morning. Well I was hoping by morning I would not be in pain and everything would be OK. BUT......morning came and I was still sick, hurting, and just not myself. I called the Dr. They could not see me till Monday but I thought I could just keep popping the midol and all would be better and maybe Monday I could call and cancel. The pain was so bad Ken kept wanting to take me into the ER. I do not like the ER it feels like a guessing game in that place. I had almost no sleep Thursday night. Friday same thing. Saturday same thing Sunday same thing and you get the picture by now. I am good from about 7 am to 2 pm then it starts all over again. It is the weirdest thing. So Monday rolls around and I go to the DR.. Joy what joy that was. Only to get pain killers and for the Dr to tell me what he thinks is wrong with me and to schedule another appt Friday with a ultrasound then they are going to meet with Ken and I after. So I get to have pain for a whole week. Seriously does that Dr really know how this feels??? Sometimes I wonder if men really understand female pain. So I have a life from 7 am to about 2 pm then it starts and I have to take pain killers and take it easy. I decided today that it is the end of my baby making machine days. I am 45 I know that I am not going to have anymore kids but it kind of feels sad to just know that I will be minus the equipment to do so. After the past week I have been hurting so bad that really it will be a relief. I am officially turning into a old middle age woman. I am worried about the surgery and a little freaked out. I Know it will all be OK. but just going in Friday is freaking me out. I am trying not to worry and get myself upset. I have had enough of that over the weekend. During this ordeal of no sleep hurting so bad that I was in tears most of the day, having a hard time with life in general...someone decides to make things even worse on me. Why is there always someone that tries to make trouble at the moment you need it the least? This person is trouble, 3 times now has tried the same thing. There is a point in life that enough is enough. I have tried to decide what to do about this pain, people that are drama, and my emotions for the past few days. Today I decided it is the end of my pain ....the baby cooker goes, as for the drama queen....and the people that listen to the drama shame on you. If she calls again do not call me I do not care to hear it. You should know me better. ..As for my emotions..... I have the right to cry all day if I need to. I feel and that is a good thing. So "Life Goes On" people heal up, people forgive at some point, and I am a cry baby. It is my life I think it is pretty good. I think I will live past this week and the next. It may be a bit painful with more pain to come but in the end all will be better.
Last week we went to the Zoo with the whole family. It was allot of fun. When your kids grow up things like this do not seem to be as fun. BUT we had the grand kids and it was fun all over again. The fun expressions and amazement made the trip worth going on. After Ken took us to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. It is just fun having the family talking, laughing , and just knowing that we love each other and the company that they are. Here are a few photos.
OK here it is................ I keep reading...Oh Obama, did this and he did this and now we are going to have this and when this happens you are going to wish this.. BS! OK here it is again..................... We had a whole lot of bad choices made for the past..... lets say 15 years. We had great times and we all were enjoying it and we all partook of the greatness that was out there. ( mind you republican and Democrats) WE the Greedy Americans did. Yes you! Did you pay cash for that car, boat, trailer, trip, house, vacation home, jet, dinner, or, what ever else you indulged in? Did you save for a rainy day? No ? Really you are kidding me?? Did you refinance your house fifty times in the past few years??? You told your friends that the rates are so great right now I am going to refi. But what you left out was the rates are so great and I have equity in my home once again and I am going to pull it all out and and buy what ever my little heart wants because I am not looking to the future..This bubble will never burst. I look liek I have hit the big time look at me. I will get a raise this year. My company is doing so good there is no way this will not last another 20 years. Look Mr Jones down the street. I just bought a new boat now I am in his same league as you. "Oh look Mr Jones I have a boat just like yours want to go play at the lake today?" The thing you did not know is Mr Jones, bought that boat cash. He saved and he managed his money because yes he was planning for the future. Not the I got to have today's. Mr Jones had his money working for him. Not like most that are slaves to their jobs , money, and bills. Most people now are slaves to their debt and Oh NO! Darn that Obama..Look at what he is doing. Look look he is spending money and he is making health care reform and he is just doing all those awful things that are going to make it so our country goes down in flames and we all burn in hell. Wake up! We the people did this to our selves. Bush made some decisions in the loan market that would allow people to get into homes and live the American Dream. Pretty soon, anything with a heart beat could get a home loan. Bad credit BK, no job, in college? You don't make enough to buy that 500k home. Lets state you make 10k a month. The bank will not verify lets take out a liars loan.. Oh no job? Really? come to XYZ Mortgage Company we can get you in a home today. Don't laugh it was true. You could go sign BK papers at noon and get a house loan at 4. I know I was in the business when all this was going on. The problem was not Bush. He was not the idiot. It was the Greedy Americans that exploited the loan programs found the lope holes and signed their names on the dotted line. Yes that would be you! Bush did not tell us to package the loans up put 3 A loans in a bundle and 10 B loans and sell it as a A rated mtg bundle. No we Greedy Americans did. They make the laws we find the loop holes to benefit us... Welfare.... no President made or tries to make this program a flop. Just us Greedy Americans they put these programs out there to help a certain person in a certain area of unluckiness in there life. That most of us hope we never will be in. We wrecked it the best way we know to take advantage of it. Exploit it. All the government programs that usually do not work we break them by finding a loop hole and take it to the cleaners. Wow are we such great people? Wonder why the Mexicans want in this country. They see us living the life. We steal and cheat to get what we want. They do that in their country and go to jail, in America you get elected, or made CEO of the Company .Then we scream foul when they come here and learn from us how to take advantage of the system. No you really cannot afford that 500k house it does not work for you, you cannot buy every toy out there if you have to charge it. Shocker... Now the banks almost crashed because of Greed but we bought the stuff signed our names to the loan, and then bought the stock our loans where all messed up in. Then we bought all new cars because loans where easy to come by and you could drive away today for nothing down.. Then what no your kidding me....I can not get a loan?? My credit is maxed??? My debt to income ration is 90%. The banking system is going to fall? There is no credit left to lend? I am not getting a bonus this year, No raise, no new company car, I have to pay for half my travel expenses? Now what are we going to do???? We can not blame Bush he is back in Texas. We cannot blame ourselves that would just not be right. Oh here comes Obama lets pin the tail on the Donkey. There it sticks! We got em! For the next 4 years lets make this his fault instead of ever looking at what caused the problem so we can learn and not repeat. Oh really just like in the bible we are caught in a cycle of feast and famine? Really we never learn? Really? Wow are we cavemen or what?? Wake up! Obama is trying to fix the mess we all helped make. He is doing it the best way he knows how to. Seriously no President really wants to drag this country down. They do the best they can with what they have . I admit not everything is all grand that he has done but seriously he is not trying to bankrupt us. We already tried that. He is seriously trying to help us. Maybe the right way maybe the wrong way. But we made the mess lets try and help clean it up. Blaming your brother when you were little when you did something wrong did not work then and it does not work now. And if it did.... shame on your parents for letting it happen. There is no perfect way to clean up after your kids everyone does it different. Some come along with new ideas and try a new concept and seees where it gets them. Sometimes it is better sometimes it is not. No one is perfect and no one wants to really be on the street living out of a dumpster. If you lost your job did Obama really fire you, or is it that no one is buying your product because they are all cutting back because they did not live with in their means and save for a rainy day? Really no bonus this year? Did Obama take that away from you? Is he buying a new car with it? Oh no your company needs the money to keep a float? Wow I would rather have a job then a bonus. Really you had to down size your company? Oh I am so sorry. Is that also Obama's fault he is making you pay taxes. Darn him. I did not know we paid taxes before... that is a crying shame.... taxes what is this world coming too. You can not go to Europe this year on vacation with your whole family? Really Obama did that? Oh he is taking his family instead? Did he come to your house in the night and take your plane tickets? You better call the police. All my savings are gone. Really Obama took your money? Really wow! He went right down to your bank and stole the money? You did not dip into it because you over bought and had to pay the bills after your 12 months no payments no interest did you? oh no what am I thinking No one would do that. It is ...Obama he took it. In broad daylight he scratch his name on your withdrawal slip and stole it. I did not know we had such a terrible man as President. Come on people you played a part in this whole mess too. Lets not blame anyone but ourselves wake up and get busy trying to save this country from ourselves and our own issues that make us think we have to have it all now. So you have to cut back a little or your job was loss. Obama did not take it from you the economy is bad because of Greed. Lets all do our part and elected honest men and women with our same values and ideas and lets take this country and make it the best we can. It takes all of us doing our part to make it work the way our forefathers meant for it to work. I do not think George Washington would sit and blame someone from his desk. He would have got up raised a party and made things happen. Get up make something happen. Live within your means, save for a rainy day, get out and vote, make yourself productive. Screaming never got anyone anywhere... The only thing it will get you is a head ache and lots of people that will soon get sick of listening to you. Obama is trying...If he is not doing right by you get out and let him know what it is you want. You do not tear down a person to get them to see things your way. You talk reason and treat them with respect. We are all God's children and no one deserves to be torn down, made fun of, or ridiculed all day. Everyone is someones child and they are loved. If they are doing right or wrong someone still loves them. We need to remember that we want our child to be treated with respect out in the world. so lets treat all parents children with respect also!:)
Spring Break was a blast!! We went to the sand dunes with The Greg Searle Clan and The Mike Capps Clan. Annette and Scott came to for a few days. It was such a great time. Learned how to play a new game, went on lots of 4 wheelers rides. and had great fun watching some Oak City kids jump a car off the motorcycle jumps. How that car drove away back home was amazing. I hate Ford cars but really maybe they are built Ford tough. We went out west one day, played at the sand dunes for a few days, had great camp fire fun, and just hung out and relaxed.
I have not blogged for a while. I facebook all the time. More then I should I am sure. But it is just so fun to meet up with old friends and see what they are up too. Oh and of course the new ones too.:)
I have had a boring winter I think. Just working on the house ( don't kid yourself. No I am not doing the labor) and now I decided I want a deck off the Kitchen so that is going to take some time too. I do not have any new pictures to post really. That is how boring my winter has been. We have gone to Saint George a few times and just hung out and relaxed but nothing more then that.
I did see the cutest picture ever for a baby shower this past week on facebook. I'll post that pic it was so cute. Would love to have this cake made for a baby shower. Is that not the cutest? Some one needs to have a baby so I can have this cake made. Ok who is it going to be???? :)
So that is really all that my little boring life is up to right now. I am kind of just hanging out waiting for warm weather and summer. I am getting the ideas together for the field trip club. Talked to Sarah Osmond and she gave me a good idea to put on the list. So if you have any let me know. Getting the list ready so us girls can go out on the boat soon (when it is warmer lots warmer) and have our planning meeting. I took these pics from my front door. So when I say lots warmer I think we all know that is going to be awhile till that happens. But look a the bright side. We still have time to fake and bake. :)
I think that I am starting to drive my husband nuts with my fun fun fun attitude. Kind of funny but not really. I love to be on the go and doing doing doing....going going going....He just looks at it as spending spending spending..!!! I think that he gave me the trip to Europe for Christmas thinking that it would make me limit my fun fun fun. It in some ways it has... But really people who are we kidding you can not keep a lively girl down. I just am trying to plan a few things and he keeps telling me. "You want to do that rather then your Europe Trip" No but I do want to go. Men why do they always try to have the upper hand. Really you only get the upper hand if we keep our downs letting you then gain that upper hand. If men really knew how much we do control them I think they would all just give in and live a much easier, peaceful, and happier life. Don't ya think??? I really just think that life should be enjoyed. I keep telling Ken you save I play it really is a good combination . What more could ya ask for? Not much... if you ask me. I am really excited about this year. I think 2010 is going to be a great year with great fun and great friends.