Sunday, December 6, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
I want this, and the future years to be different. I want to "get in the mood" for Thanksgiving, if that makes any sense. I guess this was reiterated by a fabulous Stake Conference that I had this weekend where one of the things emphasized was the importance of being grateful.
So now I'm pondering on things I can do to both more fully recognize the many blessings I have been given and also to show my gratitude to my Heavenly Father. I've come up with a few things, but I'm wondering what you do.
How do you prepare yourself for Thankgsiving, or what do you do that makes it a little more special?
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Let's Start with Today -
Nov. 4th - National Use Your Common Sense Day (So please use it)
I hope you didn't miss the last couple days
Nov. 2nd is plan your epitaph day and Nov 3rd (yesterday) was Housewife's day, Sandwich day, and National Cliche Day.
If you missed those, there are still lots of events to celebrate coming up! (Side note, I did not include all holidays on this list. So there are others as well...)
Nov. 5 - Diwali
Nov. 6 - National Men Make Dinner Day (Who's going to come make it for me???)
Pumpkin Chunkin Days (the 6th-8th)
I Love Nachos Day
Nov. 7 - National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
Nov. 8 - Cook something bold and pungent day
Nov. 9 - World Orphans Day
Nov. 10 - Area Code Day
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Nov. 12 - National Sundae Day
National Pizza with the works except anchovies Day
Nov. 13 - World Kindness Day
Nov. 14 - Loosen up, Lighten Up Day
National American Teddy Bear Day
Nov. 15 - I love to write Day
Nov. 16 - International Day for Tolerance
Nov. 17 - Homemade Bread Day
Nov. 18 - Mickey Mouse Day
Nov. 19 - Great American Smoke Out
Have a Bad Day Day
Use Less Stuff Day
World Toilet Day
Play Monopoly Day
Nov. 20 - Name Your PC Day
Nov. 21 - World Hello Day
Nov. 22 - Start your own country day
Go for a ride day
Nov. 23 - Fibonacci Day
National Cashew Day
Nov. 24 - Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
What do you love about America Day
Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 27 - Black Friday
Buy Nothing Day (Hmmm.... which one do you celebrate???)
National Day of Listening
Pie in the Face Day
Nov. 28 - International Aura Awareness Day
National French Toast Day
Nov. 29 - Square Dance Day
National Chocolates Day
Nov. 30 - Computer Security Day
And if the days aren't enough, here are some things for us to be celebrating this month...
National Peanut Butter Lovers month (Yup, that's me!!!)
It's also Family Stories month - feel free to share
It is the National Month of the Pomegranate
As well as National Roasting Month, National Writing Month, National Sweet Potato Awareness Month, and National Healthy Skin Month.
Personally, aside from Thanksgiving, I very much look forward to celebrating peanut butter, homemade bread, Mickey Mouse, toilets, saying hello, and cooking some crazy things. I hope you all find something this month that you love, as well as something to celebrate each day. Enjoy the start of your holidays!!!!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
I didn't ever think I would like a white car, but this one called out to me. :) It's proven to be really nice so far. It's a 2006, so a little bit used, but still really nice. Which also means I'm selling my blue mazda, so if anyone is aware of anyone looking for a not very expensive car (for kids going to school, teenagers, etc), let me know!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
But first, it was also my oldest brother's birthday. So on Thursday we all surprised Greg at Tucano's so we could celebrate the big 40! Woo hoo. Of course he had to jam a little to celebrate.
Then we all met down at Palisades, set up the tents and had a good time!
Who needs water?
Doing some crafts
Getting ready to hit the water
A little canoeing
The whole family in our awesome shirts!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
In a seeming next step in growing up, I'm moving into an unfurnished apartment. Rather than getting used furniture that has had who knows what on it, I decided to just spend some money and get some good stuff that will last me for a while. So, I purchased a new living room set and a kitchen table and chairs. Thankfully my parents had furniture for the bedroom. It's a new place and a new adventure to come. So here are some pictures of my new fun stuff!
Here's the table. Thanks Dad and Darrell for putting it together!
A closer look at the loveseat and coffee table.
A look at the living room.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I know this is a few days after the fact, (after all, when am I ever right on top of posting things on time) but I just wanted to make a small note about the 4th of July. It's definitely one of my favorite holidays and I got to spend it in Richfield with my family, which is a big tradition. Lots of good times to be had! I'm grateful for the many blessings that I enjoy living in this country and the great country that it is!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Happy cows from California. :)
Point Arena Lighthouse
Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
The Avenue of the Giants (Once again, can you find me in the picture?)
Driving through a tree!
Hanging out IN a tree. That's what I call a tree house!
And we even got to watch the sunset over the ocean.
We started the morning walking around the Palace of Fine Arts. It's a very beautiful big park area.
Then hanging out at the Exploratorium for a little bit.
We took a trolley tour of the city
We got to take a bay cruise underneath the Golden Gate Bridge
And of course, you can't go to San Francisco without riding a cable car!
We also went to the aquarium and the wax museum. This was one of my favorite pictures there. :)
We then spent the rest of the day in San Francisco, going to Alcatraz and exploring around the wharf and the pier.
Overlooking the Bay
Cable Car coming down Hyde Street