Thursday, June 20, 2013

I'm So Tired...

I went to the Valley the first part of June and stayed at Jenna's for a few days then she and the kids brought me home and stayed the rest of the week until Weston came and they went home on Sunday.  A combined time of 12 days.  For the first 5 we had Jenna's four plus Trentin (he stayed to go to a wrestling camp) then Troy and Maggie came down and spent the weekend and went home on Sunday.  It was non-stop busy down in the Valley.  Gunnar's first week of no school was spent at wrestling camp so the kids were excited to come to Momo Sadie's house and play and play they did!  We went to Bailey and Brinley's dance recital on Saturday and it was so fun and nice.  They both did well and I am so proud of them.  We had Jenna's kids, Maggie's kids and Brianne's boys plus a couple of neighbor kids 24/7.  My house was tracked full of dirt and mud, the tubs were gross, but the kids had a ball.  They played in the ditch.  They played at the Park.  They played flashlight tag.  They camped out in Tad's travel trailer.  They ate.  They drank.  They played all day.  They slept a little and watched maybe 1 hour of tv total!  I went to bed tired.  I got up tired.  I cooked.  I washed dishes.  I washed clothes.  I swept a time or two. I even mopped once.  I gave up.  The kids had more freedom than they have ever had and I loved looking out and seeing them up and down the ditch.  I loved seeing those muddy little creatures come in at night.  They were tired but they had fun and that is what it is all about!

On Saturday Tad smoked/grilled brisket and it was to die for and so was his homemade peach/apple cobbler.  He is getting to be quite the grill master.  I will miss him when he moves this weekend.  Tad has been good company in the evening when he is through with work.  I will miss just watching Longmire with him.  He said he is only taking what he can fit in a duffle bag...we will see.

On Father's Day we had Grandpa and Grandma over for hamburgers.  Brianne grilled hamburgers and shrimp and made deviled eggs.  I made a potato salad and we opened a can of steak beans.  It was a good meal but honestly I was so tired I'm not sure I tasted much of it.  I was so tired that I was in bed and asleep before 10:00...

This is how we all felt on Sunday night.
It's Thursday.  I have swept, mopped, vacuumed, washed clothes, washed dishes and picked up the pieces and I miss those little guys like crazy.  I am tired today - have a lot to do but right now I am going to close my eyes for a minute.  I really am tired!  I was so pooped on Sunday, I couldn't spell poop - it came out popped.  So there you have it.  Summer and Father's Day - I love it!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Rogers

Tim got married in Tucson on June 1.  Tad, Brianne, Mom, Dad and I went down in my car and we stayed with Jay and Lennia.  It was such a nice trip...Jay and Lennia made us feel so welcome.  Tim's wedding was beautiful.  He married Alia Christensen - they have dated since High School.  They had their wedding at Wild Horse Ranch and it was such a nice setting for their 6:00 p.m. wedding.  Alia's colors were beautiful, turquoise and coral.  The wedding party looked so nice.  Her aunt brought flowers from California and me being a florist at heart thought it was stunning.  Their cake was all white with their wedding vows printed on it in white icing and decorated simply with turquoise ribbon around the bottom of each layer.  They had a dinner reception and dancing after the wedding.  I took Grandpa and Grandma back to Jay's at 10:00 so they could go to bed.  Jay, Lennia, Tad and Brianne partied until 2:30...they weren't ready at 7:00 a.m. when Grandpa had his hat on and was ready to go!  It was a very nice trip, got to see Lynn's family and friends.  The judge that married them was Monica Stauffer from Greenlee County (she is married to Chris Stauffer a Maloy family dear friend that I met many years ago).  Small world sometimes...Congratulations Tim and Alia - love both of you!  Her wedding photographer did an amazing job, too!

My Favorite Books (So Far)

  • Anything by Neal A. Maxwell
  • Captains & The Kings - Taylor Caldwell
  • Erma Bombeck
  • Heaven & Hell - John Jakes
  • Love & War - John Jakes
  • North & South - John Jakes
  • The Dwelling Place - Catherine Cookson

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Crazy grandma, obsessed with scrapbooking everything in her kids' lives and then some!