Sunday, May 31, 2009

Getting Creative (or maybe it's just O.C.D.)

My niece called me today to ask me a question about the digital scrapbook program that we both have. It got me thinking. I like to organize things. I like things to be neat and tidy. You might call me a "container-aholic".
I also like to control things. (But that's a conversation for me and some poor therapist down the road, because I live in a house with 6 other people and there are very few things that I can control.)
I work on the computer. Alot. I'm a little obsessive about my computer files and the way they are organized, but I'd never really thought about my desktop. Have you? What does yours look like? Is it a favorite photo? A pre-fab that came with your PC? A blank blue screen?
Tonight after talking with my niece, I was inspired to get creative and find a way to wrangle in and organize all those pesky icons on my desktop.

Here's what I came up with:

Friday, May 22, 2009

Note to self:

Favorite white shorts
2 small children
Lagoon Amusement Park
NOT a good combo!

V is for....

Vanessa! (...and Veronica too.)

Last weekend I was able to visit with the lovely and talented Vanessa! We were both headed to Plain City for various events and it was too much of a coincidence to let it slip by! She came all this way for her daughters dance competition and my son had baseball games less than 2 blocks from there. (My 6 year old took this picture of us!)
Next time Vanessa is up this way, we are going to meet up with another Vennesa (my sister) and we are SO going to the Burger Bar!

Which was featured on this show:

Burger, fries, shakes and their original fry sauce....ooooh and a lime ricky!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful:

For good friends who call to say hello, just because they were thinking about you.

That I get to work with awesome people.

That my husband still has a job and that even though we have to totally re-do our benefits, that we still have them.

For 70-80 weather. Ahhhhhhh! It's heaven! (Enjoy it while it lasts.)

For a husband who tries, though he's not always successful, to understand and even decipher my many moods.

For a preschool teacher who wrestled 48 kids at pre-school graduation last night and came out a hero! (Half-way through the wiggly, wriggly, whiney program, she reminded us that she usually only has to do this with 12 of them at a time! She's a still couldn't pay me enough!)

For the power of prayer.

For the healing powers (whether real or imagined) of homemade chicken noodle soup & hearty homemade wheat bread.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cool Rider

She who succeeds in gaining the master of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life. -Frances E. Willard

Saturday Tiburon rode in the Cycle Salt Lake, Century 2009. Their stopping point for lunch was in the neighborhood, so I dropped in to say hello!

"The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew--and live through it."--Doug Bradbury

Tiburon and her cycling partner Chad, arrived after a 36 mile journey and they didn't even look winded! We chatted while they ate lunch.

And then they were off to finish their 72 mile ride.

In June Tib will be headed to California for a JDRF 100 Mile fundraising ride. Go here if you'd like to support her.

And in the immortal words of Mark Twain:
"Get a bicycle. You will certainly not regret it, if you live."

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I think I need this!
Anyone out there already have one? Is it really worth the $359/$489 pricetag? Please contribute to my Kindle fund tell me what you know about them.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Friends in Real Life!

We had a busy weekend of baseball games. We won some and lost some. We saw a few clouds and a lot of sun. Who knew Pocatello Idaho could be so nice in the spring.
One of the highlights of the WHOLE trip was getting the chance to meet one of my blogging buddies, Angie from Leaping Through Life! We discovered that we have a lot in common after reading each others blogs for several months. Back in March I posted pictures of a baseball game we played in St. George. Turns out we were playing her sons team! I wrote about a 14 yr old with a beard and she KNOWS him! (Says he's a really great kid!)
The fact that we were at the very same ball park and didn't get to meet was just crazy and we weren't about to let it happen again!
We texted back and forth all weekend. Then her son's team made it to the championships so after our games we stopped by to say hello. It was SO fun to meet her! (I am a little jealous that she can look so good after spending two full days at the ball park. But I won't hold it against her.) She is funny and witty and awesome! She also has some mad photog skills. Check out her photos here. This is why I LOVE blogging. I have made (and met) so many wonderful women that I would have never had the chance to know! I would definitely count blogging as a blessing in my life.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I won! I won!

Back in April I entered a drawing at Light Refreshments Served. They were having Beauty Week where Lisa was posting all kinds of great tips from Michelle at Cultures Salon. I really enjoyed learning all the tricks and tips from Michelle. At the end of the week they chose 6 winners and I was one of them!!! Here's what I won:
Série Expert Shampoo & Conditioner.
Not only did they email me to find out where to send my prize, but she asked me all sorts of questions about my hair so they would be sure to give me the correct formula! Talk about service!
Over the course of our emails we discovered that I live fairly close to where they are located, so Michelle invited me to come to the Salon for a complimentary Deep Conditioning Treatment and while I was there I could pick up my prize. I scheduled an appointment and last week I got the Royal Treatment from Michelle. She is wonderful! She deep conditioned my hair, washed and styled it and somewhere in there she did an extra conditioner that I didn't understand, but when she was done I had silky soft hair! I have to admit that my very favorite part was the scalp massage that she does while she washes your hair. I tried really hard not to drool on myself while I sat in her chair (I think that's another reason they put the nice black cape over your clothing).
All in all it was a wonderful, relaxing start to what would have otherwise been just another day. So, thanks Michelle! I really enjoyed my visit! And thanks Lisa, and the folks at Light Refreshments Served for having such awesome giveaways!
If you want to visit Michelle at Cultures you can click here. They offer a wide variety of Salon and Spa services in a peaceful, relaxing environement. I'd say it's worth stopping by just for the head massage!

Friday, May 8, 2009

The View

You probably thought I was going to talk about that smutty, gossipy, everyone-talks-at-once daytime talk show. Nope.

This is the view from my back window. I love it.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Jungle Gym

Is it any wonder that this kid has so many bumps and bruises?