Monday, July 20, 2009
Yesterday was a great day! Spent the day at Willard Bay,,,,with the whole family. It was hot but lots of fun! The little ones love the water. Kyden could cast and cast and cast fishing for who knows what......Grandpa sat at the waters edge watching and waiting for something to latch on to the end of Kydens hook,,,,,, Tyten and Kyden played in the sand digging and digging, funny they didn't bury each other! Little Tilden isn't sure of all it. He is still to young to play in the water or build a sand castle. He is such a smiley baby and content being just about anywhere! The rest of us just chilled on the beach or in the shade. The kids talked me into going with them out on the boat and go tubing. I swear to God Mark is out to get me! However,,,,,he never did buck me off! It was a great day and we all hope for more of them. It is always nice to get together, share stories, catch up and spend time watching everyone grow,,,,,
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I am still on a mission to make Relay For Life successful.. To date I have managed to raise $4391 on behalf of Chip. Our goal,,,,$5000!!! During times like these you can only pray that friends and family will get together and rally for those in time of need. I have built a team of 19 and growing! We held a fund raiser that brought in $506,,,thank you all. In my journey as Team Captain I have learned I am not in this alone. I pray a cure for this horrible disease is found before it captures more lives. And I know I am doing my part to see that happens in my life time. If by chance it doesn't, cheers to you that may follow in my footsteps, that you too will Pay It Forward and do your part. I have discovered that trying to be "Mother Of Our Country" is a yet a small title, it bears a lot of weight. For I am only one person with many dreams. My dreams may only impact one but the chance to Pay It Forward lives on in each one of us. To the world you may only be one person, but to one person you may be the world. I love you all! Never let a moment pass, for it will be gone forever.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
The title of my blog today is "Paying It Forward". Recently a friend/co-worker was diagnosed with stomach, esophagus, larynx, liver and lymph nod cancer. I was taken back by the news and saddened to learn that he was only given a short time to complete his mission on earth with us. After learning of his condition, one thing came to mind,,,,"Relay For Life." The American Cancer Society sponsors Relay For Life globally. I have had the opportunity to attend RFL in Ogden representing a friend that was diagnosed and beat the battle of breast cancer. Days after receiving Chip's news, I was not able to get him, his family nor his condition out of my mind. I contacted his wife, who is familiar with RFL, and asked permission to sponsor a team in honor of Chip. Chip was emotionally grateful and agreed. And at that moment,,,,,our team was born. "Pay It Forward" is our team name and will design our theme around the Forest Service where Chip has dedicated his heart and soul to. Chip and his family are from the Logan area so we will be participating in the RFL at Utah State University. The event is scheduled for July 10 and 11 (Fri/Sat). It begins Friday evening at 5pm with the "Survivors Lap" which you dont want to miss. It ends Sat at 6pm. I am currently designing the team webpage and will have it out no later than Tuesday. For those of you that have not participated in RFL, this will be the most rewarding 24 hours you will ever spend, I promise you will not have any regrets. Team representatives are scheduled to be on the track walking/jogging/running for the full 24 hours. It is a night of fun, celebration, and devotion to honor survivors as well as those who lost the battle. I will be sending an email to all of you and hope you will participate any way you can. The email will have oodles of information in it. Please please forward it to anyone and everyone you know. And remember, just when we think it will never happen to us or those we love, life can take a turn. I have a passion for this and know in my heart it will be very successful, never to late to "Pay It Forward."
love you all,
love you all,
Friday, May 15, 2009
Another day,,,,,as Aunt Lisa,,,,Yesterday I acknowledged what a great family I have. I must add that being an Aunt is right up there with being a mom. I have 6 nieces and nephews whom I also love dearly. Some of my funnest times have been with you BreBre, you rock! I guess being the oldest has its advantages. I watch my siblings raise families of their own and love them so much!! Having kids close to the same age has been a lot of fun for them. They are all cousins but also friends, what more could one family have! love you all, aunt lisa
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
So I was told an update would be marvelous. Here ya go Brebre! We just celebrated Mother's Day Sunday. I don't think there is enough room on a blog to write why being a mom is so rewarding. It seems like only yesterday when all my kids were home dependent on me cooking Sunday breakfast, waiting for dinner after school, help with homework, haircuts and a tux for a dance or just a late night chat on the couch. Now I entertain all of them with their own families at what I hope they always call home. They are all best of friends and share stories of their own little ones and the milestones they are reaching. I am so proud of each one of them and the milestones they have reached and the futures they have ahead of them. Not everyone mom can say that they raised their best friends, I love you all, MOM!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Happy to Easter to you all! Time slips by like a comet darting across the sky. It was only yesterday I was filling baskets with chocolate eggs and jelly beans and hid eggs for the kids to find. After all the excitement they rushed to their rooms to make sure the new Easter clothes fit just right. Now my babies are hiding eggs for their babies and my Easter morning seems a little quieter. A little hard to get used to,,,,,but at the same time so very proud of my family for doing what they do and sharing those babies with us. I love you all,,,,,mom
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Another day at the FS,,,,,this week has been a very trying week for me. A week full of angry emotions that overruled any and all thoughts of trying to look at things in a logical way... Because of an error caused by another, I ended up without a paycheck. So needless to say, my mood has been justified. Funny how the one that caused the problem and put me in a financial situation many are faced with right now, has seemed to make light of his error.......probably because he was paid, while I struggled for three solid days to correct the problem I didn't create!!! Finally today, a partial payment was deposited in my depleating account. I guess I am addressing this in my blog because there are so many people out of work and for a brief time, I walked in their shoes. Although I knew "eventually" money would come,,,,they don't. And what a feeling that has caused me to experience....ugh!! I thank God every night for my job and wish away all the worries and uncertainties other people feel not having one. I pray the economy will soon change and the future of not only my own children and their little ones, but everyone else out there that cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel right now.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Another HaPpY ValEnTiNeS DaY to all of you. It isn't about heart shaped boxes full of artificial chocolate, or roses that fill the air with the same smell grandma's bathroom used to have. It is the full circle a heart makes once it reaches the starting point. It is the people in your life you have gently placed inside the heart. The ones that love you unconditionally. The ones that give you laughter on a not so happy day. The ones you gather with on special occasions creating a new meaning to the word "family." The ones you wake to every morning that eagerly wait to hear you start the day with "I love you." The ones that need the magic of a mother's kiss when things just aren't the way they are suppose to be. Valentines Day is the day we celebrate LOVE,,,, a celebration that lasts a life time. To all of you in side my heart,,,,Happy Valentines Day, I love you!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Whew, Monday is almost over confirming the weekend definitely is. The beginning of another work week filled with craziness in the office. Does everyone always have a priority? Why yes,ugh! I guess I need to be thankful I am one of the few that is still employed, Thank you Uncle Sam. I am surrounded by deadlines, timeframes, priorities and most important, my friends. Which helps the day go by just a tad quicker. The same friends who also have busy lives inside and outside the office but are never to busy to maintain a friendship and catch up on events in each others world! Monday is coming to close but that circle of friends never will, another lucky day!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Today my family grew,,,,,time stood still as a little piece of heaven was blown into the open arms that will hold and love him endlessly. Welcome, we have been patiently waiting your debut. Even before you were born, we loved you. Does it get much better than this,,,,I'm not sure it does,,,,,
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Here I am with my first blogging experience. I look forward to reading the blogs of others because I don't talk to my siblings every day so this might be helpful in keeping up with what is going on in our lives. It is always exciting to read about the crazy things going on with them and helps me come to grips that I am not in this fast paced crazy world alone. And that in itself is satisfying.... As a wife to one, a mom to many,,,, a gramma to two (soon to be three), a sister to three and aunt to five (soon to be six) a daughter to one and friends upon friends upon friends,,,I wonder how I ever got so lucky......