I am waiting to spring... out of here! I woke up this morning with 2+ inches of snow! What the heck is going on here? Instead of doing yard work and planting flowers... we are shoveling the blasted drive-way. Thank goodness for the trusty old snowblower! My kids can't decide if they should wear shorts or parkas- I guess this is called Spring on the Wasatch Front. The good news is... ina while I will be really loving life in CanCun! I can dream of warmer days to come while I dig my way out of this newest snowy mess. It does look quite beautiful outside, but I really can't wait to see this instead.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
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Thursday, March 27, 2008
I am a lemming... I will follow the group! I like reading "Thankful Thursday" on other blogs so I am going to post one as well. I have so many things to be thankful for...so here are a few of the top!
* A husband who knows I am high maintenance and still loves me. He also helps me out a ton ( he even cleaned my master bathroom)- But most importantly, I am so thankful for the fact that he is one of the funniest people I know. He cracks me up all the time... I just love him.
* I am thankful for the fact that Jackson did all of his make-up homework with only a little bit of a fight. He usually has a cow at homework time, but for the past few days he has been a ROCKSTAR!
* I am thankful for our family tutor...Judy Wayment. We started going to her for help in reading for Jackson, but now she is my total mentor, life coach, friend. She is so wise, caring, and can trouble shoot any adobe problem I run into. She is the best and she helps me so much.
* I am thankful for funny things in my life. I love to laugh and humor makes the world go round. I bright spot in my laughing life is Mindi's blog...check it out here.
* My mom and sisters... Wow who could ask for a better bunch of friends! I am so lucky to have the greatest, most fun mom in the whole world PLUS two crazy sisters and one darling sister- in-law. I had such a great time with them in St. George last week. I am so glad that we have such fun relationships with each other.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
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Monday, March 24, 2008
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Friday, March 21, 2008
Spring is here! Jacks and his Friend Ty are having a ball playing outside in the warm weather. I bet my kids have asked me 10 times if we can move back. So fun to visit... I just keep telling myself...July and August & reminding myself of the beautiful fall leaves off my deck in October.
Posted by Amy at 2:49 PM
Monday, March 17, 2008
Okay...get ready for the nerd alert! Hi my name is Amy and I am a history major...(Hi Amy)I have always been fascinated with European History... I think it is because it is actually worse than any soap opera known to man. I read The Other Boleyn Girl and got hooked on the whole king Henry VIII thing. I used to teach it when my English classes would read Romeo and Juliet, but I liked my job so I left out the whole S-E-X aspect. Anywho... I watched an episode or two of The Tudors and after reading The Other Boleyn Girl I rented it again and watched the whole first season. HELLO! It is awesome! I loved the book and the movie of TOBG... but this series is so indepth... it is a little naughty- just so you're warned, but I love it. Season 2 is airing on April 30th... I can't wait! I also heard that it is on On Demand- this is a rated PG way to watch it. Jonathan Rhys Meyer is King Henry VIII and he is great! Katherine of Aragon is so good in The Tudors... I couldn't get past her mole in TOBG movie. I wanted to confess to a guilty little pleasure of mine... Smutty English History on Showtime! If any of you have read The Other Boleyn Girl, are interested in King Henry VIII and his 6 wives, or just like a good old fashioned real life soap opera I highly recommend renting this and watching it. But, be careful... this is not for a FHE movie night.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
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Saturday, March 8, 2008
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008
This week has been a real "B"... not what you are thinking. I have entered two new phases of my life... #1 THE BLOG & #2 THE BUGG. The Bugg is a Body Bugg. I've been going to a "Boot Camp" for the last little while and the trainer suggested getting one. It is an ugly thing you wear on your arm, but it is AWESOME! It calculates the number of calories you burn throughout the day. Then you enter the number of calories you have eaten and tada... there is your magic number. Either have a treat or get on the treadmill. FYI...since 5:30 this morning when I went to Boot Camp I have burned 2960 calories. I check it all day long! If you watch "The Biggest Loser" it is what they all have on their arms. It has just added a little bit of accountability to my life (which is good). Check out the website... it is best to order it through 24 hour fitness because it is cheaper...Check it out here!
Posted by Amy at 6:03 PM
Monday, March 3, 2008
Ode to good friends...
The March Oprah Magazine is all about friendship...how to be a friend, what kind of friend are you, articles on great life friends, etc. I have been so fortunate to have such great friends in my life. Each friend has influenced and shaped my life in their own way. I credit ( my man blames) Erica Gillett for my love of dishes and setting a fun table... you can serve ok food if the presentation is great. Another friend taught me that everything doesn't need to be so "matchy- matchy" and now I miss-match happily. To my oldest S.G. friends... when I moved to Idaho I think I cried more for you that I did my family. You have all gotten me through so much. To my Idaho pals... you were my family when I didn't have family. You made it easy for me to leave my comfort area. And now...my new Utah friends - You inspire me, decorate for me, entertain me, and have started kicking my butt into gear ( literally). Friends...old and new I am grateful for you! Without sounding too cliche'...friends do leave their mark on your heart. I am a better person because of the friends who have shared themselves with me... I am so glad they weren't stingy!
Posted by Amy at 3:53 PM
Okay... this is a huge step for me to come from lurking and stalking in the blog shadows to the light of being an actual blogger. I am a little unsure of what I'll write, how often and really how to play this new game. I taught high school for ten years and so I felt pretty up on the latest and greatest...but I quit 4 years ago and technology has wizzed past me. I should have kept teaching so I could have been a really great cell phone texter and a blogging pioneer. Too bad! I'll have to stick with the old school cell phone talking... and as for my blog? Well...here we go!
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