Saturday, May 14, 2011

Is it May...already?

Welcome to May. Blogging is the new way to journal and I am equally good at both. Which is not very good. Here we are in the middle of May and school will be over in 12 days. And summer is almost upon us. It's all going too fast.

This summer will be filled with Sarah working and doing drill. She will be a senior next school year! Okay, that was way too fast. I am so not ready for that. Katie will soon be 14 and is babysitting and looking for odd jobs to save for her own piece of modern technology, again way too fast. And Aimee, my little girl...She is my little breath of spring. She keeps me young, and maintains my grasp on youth. She will be 9 soon. That means that double digits aren't far away. Way too fast will come way too fast. I hope that this last month of spring will slow just a bit. That the blooming of my roses will be a leisurely process. That  the glow of spring will wind around the yard and house and my mind won't be dizzy with the speed of the passing of the days. Savor is the word. Linger is the word. Revel is the word.

And now it's time to speed around the house getting things accomplished!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January Thaw and other timely topics...

I can't believe that we're smack dab in the middle of January. I think that December of 2010 was possibly the busiest, most hectic, most wonderful December ever! 2010 brought us a new son-in-law, Drew. He has made our sweet MacKenna a happy bride. It's so weird and wonderful to add to the clan. I just love that boy  and have come to adore his family. My little girl could not have possibly found a more wonderful young man and a nicer family to marry into. Drew's Mama, Lauree, is such a great lady! We were immediately taken in and treated like family while we were in California. You know how there are just some people that you want to just be around all of the time...Yep, that was how it was.

And, okay, when MacKenna said that she wanted to get married in the San Diego temple, I was thinking to myself, oh man, all of the way in San Diego... But, after seeing that beautiful temple and absorbing the experiences there, I wouldn't change anything. Even with all of the rain. Who knew that there would be no sunshine in southern Cali for that long? Another point is that I just love my family. They are fun people. Quirky, loud, funny people.

And now, January. We came home to snow and lots of it. And then it snowed some more and got SO cold. One morning at 5:40 a.m. it was 4 degrees. I had to wear socks! Oh, I hate wearing socks, but I am not stupid either. I wore socks. And next, the January was near 50 yesterday and will be today! Then snow again. But, I'm pretty sure that I won't be seeing 4 degrees least, I hope not. My inner so cal soul is crying...

2010 was a year of growth and change and it went by way too fast. Now here is 2011, and i have set some goals for more growth and change. I'm sure that it will be a bumpy ride. I just hope that I can find time to enjoy the ride. Hand me my sunglasses and my diet Dr. pepper cuz' I wanna put the top down and enjoy the sunshine this year...okay, when it's warm enough to go without socks...