Thursday, August 23, 2012

What's wrong with that??

I have a favorite Disney movie. It is "The Happiest Millionaire". I used to watch it as a kid at my grandmas house. I don't remember if we owned it or not. I just remember watching at Grandmas house. Well, I now own it as an adult, and I still love it. Maybe even more. I especially love the music. So when I got bit by some unknown flying creature the other day, I immediately started singing this song.
"I've been bit on my finger. It could have been my leg. It could have been my head, I might have died!"

Well, I know it isn't my finger, and I know it didn't come from am alligator. But it hurt really bad for a few hours. And now a week later, it still itches like crazy. (And I promise, it isn't just razor burn from shaving in the middle of the day. :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Summer Vacation

I made our yearly trip out to Idaho again this year. This time though, I was only gone for 3 weeks.

We left early on July 23rd and drove all day!! We stopped at a motel in the middle of nowhere Nebraska. The motel had a pool outside in the middle of the parking lot. And my boys were so sad that I didn't take them swimming. Orion just didn't understand why I couldn't hold all three of them at the same time. (None of my kids can swim. ) He kept trying to tell me that they could all just take turns. It wasn't happening.

We got to Desi's house early in the afternoon  on the 24th. And we stayed and played for a few days.

While in Denver, I got to go see one of my best friends from Junior High and High School. It was so great to see Kattie, and meet her kids.

On Friday the 27th, we left early in the morning and drove all day again, to get to Idaho Falls in time for dinner.

On Saturday, we went up to ?Mesa Falls? to hike and picnic.
That night, Stuart and his family showed up. Orion was thrilled to have a friend to play with all day and night. William thought it was great fun to boss Majia around all day and night long.

We went to Downetta Hot Springs, and from there, Oliver William and I went to Salt Lake, while Orion stayed with Grandma. While in Salt Lake, I got to see Tiffany, and go to Felicia's bridal shower.

I got to go out to lunch with most of my sisters. (Sadly  Julie, Maria and Tasha were not able to be there.)

We had a surprise birthday party for Grandpa.

And, best of all, I got to go to the Idaho Falls Temple, and DaJae, Monique, and Jada be sealed to my family for time and all eternity. It was such a sweet experience to be in the temple with so many of my brothers and sisters. I look forward to the day when we will can ALL be there together.

 And sadly, I forgot my camera at home in Wisconsin. So, all the pictures I have are from my itouch, and not great quality.

Mad Piano Skills

My mother is amazing. I mean, really amazing. If I ever have a question about anything,and I do mean ANYTHING, I can call her. And most of the time she knows the answer. So when my darling children pushed about $10 worth of coins in between my piano keys, I called my mom. And she talked my through how to fix my problem. 
 After getting all the keys off, I found that a previous owner dropped a potted plant on the keys.

 YEAH!!! It is playable again!!