Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mt. Timp

Just a reminder of of what the mountain looks like without fog and snow.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Eve Sledding 2010

I will be deleting this post eventually. I have yet to figure out how to make the photos post in the order I want them to be. Here is a peek at what we did on Christmas eve. The snow was not very deep, but the fun was!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

View The Best Christmas Lights Ever

Go to to view videos of award winning synchronized home Christmas lights. My brother Paul helped set the lights this year. They are impressive, awesome, beautiful, and amazing!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Savior

Picture In Portrait 5x7 folded card
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Dog For Deeds

Deeds is a little boy with autism and other special needs. Deeds recently qualified to have a special trained dog to be his buddy. The dog would help keep on eye on Deeds and help him in his daily activities and improvement. You can read more about Deeds and his dog buddy at Deeds family needs to raise $13,000 for the initial expenses of getting this amazing dog for Deeds. Through the generous donations of many, many people the family is half way to their goal. Please donate if you can, but in the very least please find a way to share his story. Thank you!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Surprises To Me

Amanda is very clever. And thoughtful.
To give me this cute surprise
she had to be prepared and think ahead.
The morning of my recent birthday
I was pleasantly surprised
to find this adorable message in the car
as I was dashing off to work.
What a perfect way to begin a day!
Even Amanda's 'stick figures'
are more artistic than the ordinary. :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's Official- Amanda is now PERFECT.

When Amanda was young she had her front baby teeth knocked out. When her new teeth were coming in she was able to wear braces to help the new ones grow in properly. We could not afford a retainer at that time so her teeth were never perfect again. As Amanda grew up and asked for braces; as parents our response was that Amanda is so beautiful and talented that if she had straight teeth she would be deemed 'perfect' and perfect people are translated. If that were to transpire we would miss her very much. Thus we just couldn't allow braces for her. That reasoning did not sway Amanda one bit. She suspected the real reason was we just didn't want to pay for them. Want. Afford. How similar are those two words? A year and a month ago arrangements were finally made for Amanda to have braces. She cried out of pure joy when she was told the news. She never once complained of the discomfort or any of the hassles of wearing braces. To Amanda this was her biggest dream come true.

Yesterday the braces came off. Amanda is now PERFECT in every way. Sure hope she hangs on to some imperfection so she is not translated yet. We sure would miss her TONS!

Morning Hair

As depicted in the above photos I am one of those people who HAS to wash my hair and take a shower each and every day. I know of many women (Liz and Amanda come immediately to mind) who look radiant and beautiful even on the days they claim they haven't done anything except thrown on clothes to be ready for the day.
I am a firm believer everyone has a responsibility to do what they can to make this world a prettier place, which includes taking time to care for themselves and making themselves beautiful everyday. I also believe the time spent should be realistic, as we do not want to become vain. I once heard a smart woman say, "Do what you can- then forget yourself and think of others". IF you ever chance to see me in my morning hair please pretend you don't recognize me. It will make me believe the time I do spend each morning getting 'ready' is time well spent.