Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Josh!

Josh turned 17 last week. We had a big family dinner as you can see.
I'm having a hard time coming to the realization that my baby is this old.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Emilee tagged me, so you have to read all my answers...

abc tag

A. Attached or single? attached

B. Best Friend? I guess I should say Dwight...(But if he doesn't read this maybe I can say Kim, Jaime, Kelli, Alyssa, Emilee & Jenna)

C. Cake or pie? depends on what kind of pie and what kind of cake

D. Day of Choice? Friday, I don't work on Friday

E. Essential Item ? cell phone

F. Favorite Color? yellow

G. Gummy bears or worms? neither, licorice jelly beans or sweedish fish

H. Hometown? chandler

I. Ideal Vacation? Alpine & Mexico

J. January or July? July...duh, I'm a teacher

K. Kids? Michael, Jaime, Craig, Alyssa, Emilee, Jenna & Joshua

L. Life isn't complete without? My family

M. Marriage date? Oct. 10, 1975

N. Number of brothers/sisters? 3-sisters 1-brother

O. Oranges or apples? apples

P. Phophias? I'm scared to say, someone might use it against me...shhhhh. spiders

Q. Quotes? "Live in such a way that those who don't know Christ will want to know Christ because they know you."

R. Reasons to smile? My wonderful husband, my children and their children, my pretty house... I could fill pages.

S. Season of choice? fall

T. Tag some people: I'll have to see who hasn't been tagged

U. Unknown fact about me? Last year I got pulled over on the I-10 during rush hour traffic by 3 cops for suspicion of marijuana. One of them thought they smelled it coming from my car. It's funny now, at the time it was not so funny.

V. Vegetable? GREEN BEANS

W. Worst habit? eating sweets

X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound

Y. Your favorite food? Alice Springs Chicken from Outback

Z. Zodiac Sign?Libra

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Anniversary to us! October 10th was our 33rd wedding anniversary, and just happened to be our Stake Bishop's Retreat to Snowflake as well. We stayed in this great Bed and Breakfast, had a nice dinner and evening activities with a lot of great people. The next morning Dwight had meetings with the Stake Presidency and the other Bishops, while the wives had a lovely breakfast and went antique shopping. I forgot to have someone take a picture of us for our anniversary, so I tried to do it myself when we were in our room. That's why it's blurry. (Maybe blurry is a good thing at our age.)
This is the bedroom we stayed in, it was so cute, with antique furniture, it is in the old part of the house. Our bathroom had a claw foot tub, in which I took a hot soaky bubble bath while reading a book. (Dwight was in a meeting.)

This is the Bed and Breakfast from the street.
It is a really cute old house. Our bedroom was upstairs front, in
the original part of the house.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

As some of you know I am an Art teacher at a Jr. High - High School in Mesa. I love my job, and I love my students. This week we have been working on art work using colored pencils, not your usual colored pencils, but really nice, quality colored pencils, that if used correctly can produce art work that looks like an oil painting. I enjoy doing projects along with my students. I decided to reproduce a photo from our Mexico trip. This is two of my granddaughters (Reece and Paige) playing in the sand and the waves. I hope no one minds if I show some of my art on my blog. I have no other venue to display, other than my home and gifts to loved ones. Art is one of my passions and it brings me so much happiness. Doing art work of and for my family members is just pure joy.