Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mountain Laurel

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I'm so excited that my mountain laurel is actually finally blooming! I think these bugs are too. Oh well....I have had if for 6 years and that's how long it took. They are just so pretty. I know I'm a dork! What do you think these bugs think of each other?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


So Brock and Cody decide that they need to dig a hole big enough for them to both get into. Who knows why kids do the things that they do but I am glad that they love to spend the majority of their time outside. They both got blisters from digging. I hope you can tell how deep it really is.


This is actually a picture of the other team looking for a cache that is in the top of this pole. All of the kids on our team went over to sit on the fence to try to give them a hint without really giving them a hint.

This was us watching from afar so none of the kids would give it up.

This was the last one that our team found. Bruce found it in the roof of this thing we are standing next to. It was real small.

Sweet Hogan found this one in the trunk of this tree. He was real proud.

This was actually the first one we found in the top of this pole.

We went geocaching for my nephew's birthday. It is so much fun. We put coordinates in a GPS and then follow them to find a cache. For Allen's birthday we split up into 2 teams and took off through this park looking for 3 different caches. Our team found all 3 just about before the other team found their first one. It was real funny because my sister in law Sheridan and I were running all over this park with the kids and Bruce following behind. I guess I do have some competitiveness in me!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Grandma Turns 69!!!

So we have kinda been teasing her about turning 69. Beth and I are bad children! She says that she doesn't know what 69 means. Well I think as we got nearer to her birthday, she learned. Anyway, Beth and I and some really close friends had a small surprise party for her on her birthday. One of the grand kids gave a little bit of the surprise away, but she was really surprised all in all. It was a very nice party. She deserves it.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I am amazed every day!!

Harley's kind heart amazes me every day!! We have a friend whose son died 7 months ago and Harley and I went to replace the flowers that were there(I let Harley pick new ones and they were crazy) and put up some lights around them that he had bought. She knew Clint and she is just so sweet and thoughtful even though she is just 5. She sat there real somberly and cried a little and acted a little silly too. After we left she asked all about the whole death thing. It is hard to explain exactly what happens to a child her age but I hope I did a good enough job. She is an awesome child and it was a meaningful experience.

Money, 40, Friends

Beth hit a Royal Flush and won a$1000.
Grace let loose...or just acted herself!

It was so much fun I smiled the whole time.

I have the most awesome sister in the world. As kids we fought like we hated each other, but as we got older we can't live without each other. I always say we are like twins and know when something is going on with the other before we are told. Well, at least a year ago she decided that she was going to take me to Vegas for my 40th birthday. All I can say is that I could not have asked for a better trip or time. Beth, I and 3 really close friends headed out for the weekend. We had so much fun and I am so blessed. I was treated to everything by all of them. We had the best time. Thanks BC for all that you do!!!

Carissa and Beth
Dionne and Grace

Grace treated us to a comedy club night. It was the first time I had ever been to a comedy club. I got to do the neatest things. I am so thankful!

No way I'm forty right?????

The end of our trip as we were leaving the hotel. It was so much fun. I couldn't have asked for anything more. I am so thankful. Words don't even describe my feelings!!!