Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I got this marriage tag in some random email. Kind of fun..
How long have you been married? 6 years but we say 18...we give ourselves 3 years for every year so we can catch up to our peers. After this year we will start counting by one so next year will have our 19th.
Where were you married? Las Vegas Temple
Honeymoon? Yes, San Diego and St. George
How old is your spouse? 43 in one week! Which is 3 years older than I am.
Kids? Yes, 4
Who eats more? Have you met Doug? :-) He does
Who said I love you first? Doug. We were at a park in Spring Valley eating Baja Fresh after we watched the dedication of the Nauvoo Temple at his old Stake Center. It was June 27, 2002. How's that for details!
Who is taller? Have you seen me? Doug is taller.
Who sings better? Doug, hands down
Who is smarter? Language and reading- me/ Math and science and everything else-Doug
Who controls the T.V. remote? Doug
Whose temper is worse? Mine
Who does the laundry? Me
Who does the dishes? Me. (Maybe all this cleaning is why I have such a temper!)
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Doug
Who cooks dinner? Me.
Who is more stubborn? Doug
Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Probably me
Whose parents do you see the most? Mine, but we don't see either enough!
Who has more siblings? Me
Who wears the pants in the family? Doug...I would rather be happy than right...but every once in a while, I try to tell him which pants to wear. ;-)
I tag: Jori, Tasey and Becky
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
8. Summer reading. No not the school kind. Just enjoying books with out feeling like I should be doing 200 other things.
9. Traveling. Even though we didn't venture too far from home this year, we still got away plenty.
10. Getting paid while not working. I know it sounds almost too good to be true, but it is one of the terrific things about teaching. Be it July or January, my paycheck just keeps coming.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
On Saturday night Doug decided to get some new baseboard for our bedroom. He told me he was going to Lowes to look at the different styles and check prices. When he arrived home we were the happy owners of a new backyard grill. I think I will be eating a lot of steak over the next few weeks.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Ya, I really did.
On a totally different note, Millie came home from her vacation with the Moody's last night. I missed her very much. She was only gone for 5 days, but it seemed like forever. I 'm glad she had such a wonderful time, but I was happy to have her back home. My sidekick, my peanut, my Milfred.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
This year was the first time in years I got to go to camp as, in Sunny's terminology 'a low lever leader'. Anyhow I had the best time just doing what I was asked to do and what needed to be done, but not needing to make any decisions. This allowed me to spend lots of time just hanging out with the girls and yes, pranking others at camp! It was such fun helping Millie and the other first years in many a good prank! The best of all...stealing Kristie's orange pants! I was even blamed for a few pranks I had nothing to do with, like hanging a fake deer from the zip line, or stealing Dee's clothes from the shower. But alas, that is what happens. Last night we enjoyed our testimony meeting and it was so good to listen to both Millie and Jenna as they sat in that circle of their friends and leaders. I am grateful for both of these little girls and so grateful that I was able to share this with them.
Doug called today and said the Scout trip to the Channel Islands was fantastic and provided an experience that went well beyond his expectations. They snorkeled, kayaked, swam and explored underwater caves. He said they hiked up to a point where they could watch the sun set and had a fireside that was tremendous. This is a photo of where they were. To make a wonderful trip even better, Joey, Wes, Garrett Doug and Doug Winters left at the close of the scout camp and headed down to Newport Beach so our boys could compete in a lacrosse tournament. They won the championship and Joe played great scoring 3 or 4 goals each game with an equal number of assists. Tonight they are headed off to a Riptide game to watch some Major League Lax. They will be heading home late, late tonight. Doug said Joe about died of joy last night when they realized they were staying at the same hotel as the Riptide players. The team members were autographing balls and the like for Joe and his pals.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Last night we spent 4 hours at Barnes and Noble at the Breaking Dawn party. Jenna, Syd, Millie and Regan all had fun waiting for the big release at midnight. Jenna stayed up half the night reading and is overjoyed to be on 'Edward's team'.
Today Doug and I are headed up to Stimson to set up camp. I knew Doug wouldn't be done with girls' camp entirely. Pictures later.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Today Jenna, Millie and I got all of our camp gear packed up and ready to go. This year we have 5 of our 6 leaving town for a week so our family camp gear was in high demand. Jenna called the cot, Joe wanted the air mattress, Doug likes a particular sleeping bag and I am very fussy about my stuff. Only Millie seemed ok with all the leftovers! Actually we had to go and get lots of stuff and I spent far too much at Target this afternoon replenishing our camp supplies of batteries and flashlights along with lotions and potions for the girls.
Tonight we are off to the BD party at Barnes and Noble. We have been waiting for this for months! I can hardly wait. Jenna is refusing to come up to Stimson with us tomorrow to help set up camp because she has to read! Doug is a little bothered, but me, I understand. I am so glad I finally got Jenna to catch the reading bug. It has taken me years of reading aloud and buying every book in the shop to try to interest her! When I first read Twilight I knew it would be the book with the hook, so to speak.
Other happenings today include a hair cut for our mangy pooch. Very cute. See for yourself.