Thursday, July 23, 2009

Drumroll please..........................

Grandbaby #7 is going to make it's way here next year! Sam and Nikki announced that they are expecting their first baby. They came upstairs one morning at Sunriver with t-shirts on that announced it to us! Yay for more babies! And there will shortly be a drumroll for the birth of grandbaby #6 due anytime! Dani and Jefferson are expecting their third child - a girl - named..............up for grabs!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


So my mom is a genius. You all probably knew that but I just figured it out today. While I was growing up my mom always used vinegar to clean windows. I hated the smell. HATED! I vowed to always use a glass cleaner - which I have. Well, my house is windows - I should count sometime just how many. Just in the kitchen, dining, and great room there are 28. And these aren't small windows. We are talking 7 ft tall on some of them. I have had it with the streaky cleaning. So i got online and sure enough, they also knew that vinegar was the best for a no streak window. I tried this recipe and it's A.Mazing! It's not quite as strong as what I'm sure my mom used/uses but it works! Here it is:

2 cups water
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon liquid detergent

Just use paper towels - no newspaper..............

You may just have a bird fly into your window!

Thanks MOM!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Might Moki and another story to boot!

This morning April and I hiked the service road on the mountain near our house. I am pretty sure I showed it to most of you. It is very steep and difficult for humans. So Moki started to follow us. First off it was 6am. Secondly, Moki can hardly stand yet alone hike. He just kept following us and following us. He really bugged me. I kept scolding him to stay home. I finally started throwing a few rocks in his direction to let him know he was not wanted. To no avail..............Moki the Mighty hiked the service road. He stayed right with us (much to my dismay) and on our way home he pooped out around the office. However, I walked in the door around 8:10am and was showered and back out the door by 8:30am and he was already home. How he did this is certainly a miracle. St. Moki!

Just before our hike I was out in the rock pile pulling weeds and setting the sprinkler. I was at the top of the rock pile with my back to the driveway. There was a particularly big and stubborn weed. I sat on a rock and started pulling. Well it did the trick only I wasn't able to stop the motion and tumbled backwards down the rock pile and really banged the back of my head. I now have a giant goose egg and it really hurts. The only thing that made it better is that there wasn't anyone there to see it! I now have an extra measure of compassion for my grandbabies who seem to bump their noggins all of the time!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


So this morning I was just done sleeping by 4am. I've been sick for about three days so I guess I had just slept myself out! However, my alarm was set to go off at 5:15am anyways. I left the house around 5:45 and arrived at Alli's place around 6am. We headed across the mountain for an 8am temple session. I just found myself feeling so grateful that I was able to A. get to the temple B. Not have to worry about a job that would keep me from going (thank you Paul for always supporting me being an at-home mom!) C. Be with my daughter as she experienced the temple and D. Know that it could have been any of my children sitting next to me.

I am blessed....................