Sunday, March 29, 2009

Are YOU kidding me?

So today was an eventful Sunday. It snowed 4+ inches while we were in church! Yes it is March 29, and we got snow. Not just a little bit of snow but, A LOT of snow. I was thinking about it and I have decided that I am SICK SICK SICK of winter. I am totally jealous of Lindsie and Jake who probably ate Sunday dinner on their back porch today in shorts and T-shirts. We will come back and see you guys again real soon. LOVE YOU GUYS!!

This weekend has been one full of exciting events besides the SNOW ( which did I mention I HATE!) I had the opportunity to watch our beautiful, smart and charming niece Samantha participate in the Swiss Miss contest. She did an amazing job and she is so darling! I have decided that if it were me and I had to sing in front of a large group I would more than likely throw up and then cry. She is so brave and I admire her for her courage. She is a great oldest cousin!

I am so grateful for all of our little nieces and nephews who have been bringing us through the last few months. I admire their simplicity and zest for life. You have all made my life so sweet. I love all you very much!! Although, today I am so very proud that Samantha Lynn is my niece.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Oh, my gosh, I can't believe I got in to all that before I wished my beautiful wife Mariessa Happy 21st Birthday!!! OK, so she's not 21 but she's young at heart. I LOVE YOU!

What a day

We had a funeral to attend up in Heber for Mariessa's Aunt Sandra yesterday. They said she loved the snow, and it was out in full force. Some of Sandra's grandchildren were in town staying with Riz's mom and couldn't go home because of the snow. Interesting group to say the least. But I have to congratulate the Kohler Women on a job well done. I first saw them in action when Sandra's husband Bud passed away a few years ago and Mark and Rae Lynne were on a cruise. The daughters dazzled us all then with their planning and on-the-fly prowess, with not only planning accommodations and for for those coming to town, but also the family dinner and an impromptu flooding disaster clean up.
This event was no different. Although, with the Luke's in Peoria we did miss their experience and expertise, got to shout out to my peeps. Riz and I weren't able to be there until the event got underway because of work so it was all up to Rae Lynne, Ang, and Kourt, and families of course. But when we arrived everything was in order and moving smoothly. We just helped get the last of things arranged for the family dinner while people were at the graveside service and the show began..... To Be Continued, I only got two hours of sleep last night and I need a nap.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ahhhh, the end of another weekend.

Well, it's official. The another weekend in '09 is over. Not that I have much to complain about with how much we've been out of town lately. It was nice to go to our own ward though. One week away and I already miss it. They're just such a great ward we're making so many friends and enjoying the gospel more that we have in at least a very long time. And who could forget the lovable, and if you ask most people completely annoying, pooch of ours Duke. I do miss the kid when we're gone for three or four days at a time. Oh, and I changed our background again in preparation for this weekend in St. George.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Home again, home again...

Whew, wow, trips are fun. This was a dooesy. But there's always that feeling when you walk through the door when you get home that feels so good. I've been told that's because I'm a hermit and I don't like to leave the comforts of my house that I'm so accustom to, but I'm not so sure... Well, OK, maybe. I know I missed Duke. That little guy just has a way of making me feel better, even when I think my mood can't get any better. Trips and vacations are great time away, but, home will always be the place I want to be. On the way home today I got to stop at the dentist, my brother in law Dave, and get a filling fixed that I've needed done forever but seem to always find something else to do instead. Not that I hate the dentist, he's fast and about as painless as I've ever experienced. Not to mention the jokes, as if I don't already have a hard enough time keeping my mouth open he usually has me chuckling the whole time. But I can stop carrying around a pocket full of toothpicks and stick with brushing like crazy and flossing more. But, enough about my dental hygiene. We're home for a week or so and then off on the road again to St. George with some friends. So work hard while we're home then drive like a bat out of hell to warmer weather and play some golf. But Mariessa probably thinks I'm just rambling on and on about nothing and need to go to bed so I'm off. Later.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

OK, I know another post today. I guess I've got the bug. What's that saying about bloggers...
Never before have so many people with so little to say said so much to so few. I'm pretty sure I typify that saying. But, whatever, it's late, I'm on vacation and I'm feeling pretty good about it. It's nice to spend time with the family that we are blessed to have in Utah, but to be able to come down and spend time with the Luke's and Nana, and see some of the Turner family that we don't get to see very often, or at least often enough has been great.

So, this is the new suit that I found when we were moving Abner. the jacket fit like a glove. But unfortunately the whole suit ended up on the truck that went to Goodwill.

Spring Training

The Mariners and the Padres have spring training down here in Peoria and we wanted to catch a game. Luckily we got to take Paden with us, he was such a treat. We found him a hat that fit him a little better, the old one was way too small. It was a lot like being at a Bees game back home, but the stadium was actually smaller. It was pretty cool too because we sat right on the first base line and they were playing the Brewers. So we got a close up look at Prince Fielder, Dad I know you're jealous. I'm finally attaching some pictures, most of them are going to be of us at the baseball game, but they'll have to do for now.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Blogging Continues....

So today was Stake Conference in the Lukes stake. I enjoy the talks but I must have and attention span problem. Mom, don't roll your eyes. Two hours and I'm just ready to run in circles till I pass out. Which makes it so nice to have Paden around, the kid is a constant sugar rush. I love it, by the time bedtime comes I'm out before my head even hits the pillow. And the weather!! Oh the weather, i love wearing shorts and sandals. Although my legs haven't seen the light of day all winter, which makes for an interesting sight I've been told. Oh, yeah, Mariessa's camera has a dead battery so pictures will be slow coming. Sorry.