Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2017 Summer Book Trek

It's Summer Book Trek time!  I love this challenge from New LDS Fiction. There are tons of great books to win. Feel free to join at this link:  #sbt17

Thursday, June 30, 2016

2016 Summer Book Trek

I'm excited to participate in the 2016 Summer Book Trek sponsored by New LDS Fiction. It sounds like a fun challenge, and I'm always up for something fun like that. And you can win free books! To enter, you need to post the names of the books that you plan to read for the Summer Book Trek, so here goes:

Bethany's New Reality, by Rachel John--read
Mail Order Bride Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology)--read
By the Stars, by Lindsey Ferguson--read
All Fall Down, by Julie Coulter Bellon--read
Songs of Willow Frost, by Jamie Ford--read
The False Prince, by Jennifer A. Nielsen--read
Waiting for Patience, by Stephanie Adams--read
Intertwine, by Nichole Van--read
Of Wind and Winter, by Danyelle Leafty

This list is subject to change. :)
Here's a link to the challenge:

Friday, March 22, 2013

I really want to win this giveaway!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Boys and their toys

This is a photo of my three boys on Eli's third birthday in November. We gave him the Hot Wheels set and Trevor caught this precious face on camera. It's so cute I had to share.

Do you ever have one of those days?

I'm sure we've all been there. You spend all day working. Getting stuff done. You've been busy. Then suddenly the day's over and you survey your day and wonder what you accomplished. What did you do all day? Well, it seems like that's my life. I work and work and never get anything done.

Okay, I guess I should be fair. I do get some things done. But my to-do list never shrinks. There's still a thousand things on it. And what's a thousand minus 3? Still a lot.

But hey, at least now I can check "update blog" off my list...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Fall in Utah

Okay, I know it's been a while since I've posted. Life has gotten busier since school started--can that be possible? I can't remember when my house was REALLY clean, and the holidays are coming. Have mercy.

But I thought I'd post pics of my kids enjoying a beautiful fall day. Trevor loves to take fall photos and I love 'em, too. The trees in front of our house have the most beautiful red leaves at this time of year. After these photos were taken Trevor raked up the leaves and threw them away. Simon was so disappointed that he took our wagon and loaded it up with other people's leaves and brought them back to our house. Oh the joys of little boys.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Summer That Wouldn't End

We got an automated phone call last week from our kids' school. They're going to be attending a brand new public school being built locally, and we had been told (in a previous automated phone call) by the principal that the school would be finished in time to start with all the other public schools on August 25th. But last week's call had no such good news. The woman's voice on the phone dropped the bomb: for the safety of our children the start of school will be postponed and won't start until September 5. I was aghast and angry. I wanted to reach through the phone and throttle the principal. How could they get our hopes up like that then dash them to pieces like a baseball through a window? If we had been expecting to start late all along it wouldn't be such a shocker. But to convey this depressing revelation with only a week to go 'til Sanity is crueler than cruel. I was in a funk. My neighbor told me she cried. Two weeks seemed like an eternity. I tried to look at the positives and could really only come up with one: I could continue to run outdoors for two more weeks without having to rise at an unearthly hour to put in some time on the treadmill. But the thought didn't ameliorate me.

Now we're in the countdown with a week and a half to go. I'm trying to fill it with trips, activities, time passers, anything. And I'm realizing that almost 4 months away from school has been damaging to my kids' learning. Maybe I should fill it with some homeschooling...