Sunday, July 29, 2007


We were in North Carolina for Bella and Dan's birthday. I was wondering how many gifts there are out there that would be equally appropriate for a 1 year old and a 30 something year old...because Dan and Bella are sharing their birthday present from us this year!

As you can see Jonah also cashed in on the deal. As did Tricia!

Nice bikes guys and happy riding!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

career night

For Brianna's typing class, she had to take a career inventory test. Tricia, Doug, Dan (in absentia) and I also took it. Tricia was told to go into purchasing and merchandising. (Anyone who hangs out with Tricia knows that she has got the purchasing thing down.) Doug was told to go into business consulting and analysis. Enough said about that. Dan is our high school teacher or college professor. Brianna is supposed to into craft and precision work. And I am supposed to go into A-V recording and transmitting. Whoops, I missed my life work. Take the test here.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Time for the week in Review

It is not that I have been particularly busy this week. In fact, quite the opposite. I have been relaxing so much that I haven't even blogged! So, here it is...Highlights of the week.

Monday - I read Twilight. Yep...all day. I read the whole book. It was very entertaining!

Tuesday - Doug went flying with Rhett Lawton. They flew to Key West. Doug got to land the plane three times during the adventure and had a terrific experience.

Wednesday - President Darrington and his wife came for breakfast. They have just been assigned to our area. It was a pleasure to get to know them. Most recently, they have been living in Washington state.

Thursday - Brianna's picture arrived that we ordered late in the spring.

Friday - Doug and I went to the Temple. We enjoyed seeing our friends the Delgados from South Florida in our session.

Saturday - We played on the jet ski's.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

july 4 happy birthday chezzie

I was so grateful to Heavenly Father for sending you to us.
I love you even more now if that is possible.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

time to exercise

Doug joined the gym this week!

Friday, July 13, 2007

20 mule team borax

On the 20 Mule Team Borax website it lists the following uses for their product:

Glass — including fiberglass insulation, Pyrex, optical lenses, laboratory glassware and art glass.
Porcelain enamel — that covers stoves, refrigerators, freezers, bath fixtures and cookware.
Ceramics — as an important component of the glaze on pottery, chinaware and tiles.
Detergents and soaps — to enhance whitening, brightening or bleaching of laundry products and as an ingredient in many hand soap formulas.
Aircraft and automobiles — to keep engines running clean, in antifreeze, brake fluid, and to build lightweight, high-strength structural sections in aircraft.
Cosmetics and medicines — for face creams, lotions, dusting powders, ointments, hair products, and eye bath solutions.
Building materials — to flameproof and protect lumber, gypsum board, particle board and insulation materials and to protect them from termites, rot and fungi.
Flame retardants — to control the burning rate of wood, paper, and plastic products and to flameproof mattresses.
Electronics — as a treatment to the silicon that runs diodes, semi-conductors, transistors and microcircuitry.
Agriculture — as a soil micro-nutrient to aid in plant growth and yield.

But they should also add another one

FLEA ELIMINATOR which is what I spent my Friday the 13th doing.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

four great daughters

After late nights and early mornings...after job assignments and babysitting duty...

They still said, let's do it again!


Courtney-This is the face that tells me I make the best smoothies in the whole world!

Carter -
This is the face that asks for Mickey Mouse pancakes for breakfast.

Truman-This is the face that watered the garden and me almost every morning that past two weeks.

Jonah-This is face that says faster, faster, again, again on the waverunners.

Elliot-This is the face that opens all the drawers in my kitchen at once.


Clark-This is the face that organizes all the apples in my apple basket.


Bella-This is the face that reaches up for hugs and go-to's.

These are the faces that have said Nana this and Nana that all day long bringing me joy. Thank heaven for these beautiful faces.