Monday, December 10, 2007

I Miss Hanna

We did our Christmas pictures this weekend. This is not the picture on the card, but it turned out okay. I really miss Hanna at times like these. She would have caught some of the composition errors, not to mention the lighting problems. Ah, well. You will all just have to deal with looking at pictures that are closer to reality than the studio quality shots the rest of you had done by our sister.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Thankfully Thankful

U: Underwear. You've all seen someone without any, so you understand my answer.
V: Volcanos. Hawaii is made of volcanos.
W: Winter Wonderland. The one right outside my door is pretty wonderful.
X: Xanadu. In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a pleasure dome decree . . .
Y: Yams, candied, baked, etc. Also Yum-o! My kitchen will never be the same now that Rachael Ray and her Yum-o recipes are available.
Z: Zip-Lines. Sarah recommended this one.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

S: Sarah, Seth, Sheri, Serenity, Stephen, Shannon, Shelley, Steve, Susan, Scott, Seini, Smiths, and the Supers (especially Elasti-Girl)
T: Turkey leftovers, Temple blessings, and Teeth

Friday, November 16, 2007

Part 5

P: Purring, promises in the temple, purple in all its varieties, and post-it notes.
Q: Quirkiness, qwerty keyboards, Queen Victoria, and quittin' time.
R: Rolling thunder. Raucus laughter. Return of the King.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thankful Part 4

M: Mythology, music, Mormon and Moroni, and of course, MUSTARD
N: Noodles. Where would the world be without noodles?
O: Online Job, Online Shopping, Online Bill Pay. I see a trend here!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Thankful List Part 3

J: Jewelry, real and fake.
K: Karate skills. I could be your bodyguard.
L: Long-Distance phone calls included in the cell phone plan.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

More Thankful List

D: Donations to the D. I. Hey, I got two in there. D is also for Dragons.
E: Entertaining Siblings and their Spouses and Children. I don't go for the boring kind.
F: Fairies, forntuna major, and friends.
G: Gargoyles. Without them I would have no evil characters for my book.
H: Hippens of all sizes, shapes and colors
I: Individuality. Instant Messaging.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

My Thankful List

I don't know about the Pay It Forward stuff. I rarely make anything except dinner any more. But, I do like the A, B, C list! Even if there is NO WAY I can be serious that long.
Here goes:
A-Antidepressants. 'Nuff said. (Oops. I blew the serious tone already)
B-Books, books, and more books. I am a serious bibliophile. (Look it up!)
C-Cranberry Sauce, the jellied kind. MMMMMMM! I wait all year so I can eat it in public at Thanksgiving.

Those of you who have done this know how much fun it can be. In addition to the 3 or 4 guys from the Elder's Quorum, we had Super Seminary Students galore who packed this puppy up in about 4 hours. Whaaa...?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

These are the famous 4 churches. On each corner by our house is a different denomination. The 1st picture is the Episcopal Church on the South/East Corner. The 2nd picture is the Presbyterian Church on the North/East corner (and next to our house) and the Methodist Church on the North/West corner. The 3rd picture is the Baptist Church on the South/West corner. You cannot see the Catholic Church behind the Presbyterian Church on-get this-Church Street.
Duchess cannot decide whether she is Presbyterian or Catholic. She frequents both their doorways. I guess it depends on if she needs confession for picking on Fly.

Monday, November 5, 2007

This is what our house looked like when we bought it. It's not much different, except for the . . and the. . . okay, the color is the same still.
You will notice that I appear in NONE of these pictures. While I am skillful at avoiding the camara, the truth of the matter is that I was home asleep. Like any sane person would do when faced with a choice of sleeping in a warm bed and pulling a handcart through the mud and rain with a bunch of teenagers and overgrown boyscouts. Sarah, her friend Ruth, and Matt had fun though!

This is a horned toad, for those of you not familiar with the desert.

Well, I make a start. I claim to be computer literate and proficient, but what that really means is that I know more than my darling husband. We shall see if I am any better at keeping up with this than the letters and photos I keep promising to send.