Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sad Day for Mom

So Tyson and Lauren left this morning for Seattle. They have to put their car on the ferry on Friday. And then Tyson and hopefully Lauren both get on their flight on Sunday. They are not sure about Lauren's flight yet. She may have to come back to Utah for a few days and then head out later. They will be so glad when they can get settled and be together. They have really spent more off their first year apart than together. I love them so much I am not really sure how I am going to make it through the next 3 years. It seems like a lifetime. But I am so proud of Tyson and what he is doing.
We took family pictures last Sunday. You know that I have to take about 15 pictures of Tyson to get 1 picture with him not doing something crazy. I will have to show some of their other pictures later. He is a ham and that is why we all love him so much.

For now I am just putting a couple of the family pictures up. I will post more later. I have not really had time to work on them. *** wanted to spend all of my time this week with Tyson and Lauren.

I love this one. Love the river. I really can not wait to come to this same spot when there is snow on the ground. Thanks Bruce and Janice for letting us come into your beautiful back yard.

Now any of you who know us.... you know that this is the real us. My family hates it but every time we take pictures I make them pull faces in at least one picture. I love all my kids and grandkids so much I can not even tell you. There was a day when I did not think that my kids would ever get along. But now that they are adults and have their own kids I think that they finally like each other. I love that they are looking out for each other. I am so thankful for the 2 wonderful daughters that have come into our family and the love and support that they bring.
Now that Tyson and Lauren are so far away from me, I am pretty sure that I will become a much better blogger. We love you both, we will miss you and we can not wait until the next time we get to give you a big hug and kiss.
One last funny note. After Tyson and Lauren left my office this morning my boss came into my office and asked if I was alright. When he saw the tears he stepped right back out and said. Let me know if I can talk to you the rest of the day or do I need to wait until tomorrow. I guess he knows you don't mess with a crying mother.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Take a good look

I want everyone to get a good look at the facial hair. For the second time in over 30 years, Robert has shaved it off. Well I guess I should say I shaved it off. And I will say he looks awesome.
We took family pictures yesterday, so you will get to see him later without it. I just have not even had time to down load them from my camera.
Anyway... Robert has been called as the 2nd councilor in the Bishopric. I am so proud of him. Our family is so greatful for the way he honor's his preisthood and the great example he is to all of us. He is pretty nervous, but I know that he will do wonderful. I am kind of glad that the High Council thing is over. For those of you who need a talk I have a file of over 2 years of them. I was so happy on Saturday afternoon when we were writing his last talk that he had to give yesterday afternoon.
Also, I want to thank those family members who supported Tyson and Lauren. They were so glad to see them on Saturday night. I think that it is finally setting in that 3 years is a long time.
Thank You to my wonderful friends who as always made sure that we had way to much food to eat. I love you guys.
Family pictures tomorrow.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Robert's birthday was on Sunday the 12th. We had been out of town since Wednesday, got home Saturday night and I don't know about the rest of you, but Sunday is the busiest day for both of us. Anyway done with excuses.
After Church all the kids came over for dinner. It was fun to have all of us together. It has been awhile since we were able to do that. And with Tyson and Lauren leaving for Alaska in a few weeks it will be a long time before we get to do that again. So I wanted to soak it all in and did not get to my blog.
Robert is the best husband, dad and papa. He is always doing something for someone else. He is my life and I love him more today than the day I married him. He is my best friend and my sole mate. He can fix anything. He can make anything. He is the peacemaker, and he is a friend to everyone. Robert, I love you most.
I thought that I would post a couple of pictures of him. These will show you what a good sport he is. If he took pictures of me like I do him I would have to hurt him.
Here he is with Harley and Erika on one of our camping trips this summer. Once again being the good sport. As no one else would get in the water with them. Here he is with his best little buddy. Oakley loves his Papa. It is the first thing he says when he comes in the door. Where's papa.
Waiting for the shuttle after spending the week with Harley in Disneyland.
And of course our family favorite. His bitter beer face.
We love you Robert. Thanks for all you do for us. You are the best.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Great Weekend !!!

We went down to St. George for the weekend to visit my parents. Trent, Emily, Erika, Tiffany, Harley and Oakley also went. It is so fun to see Great Granny and Grandpa with the kids. My Dad could hardly even had two minutes to his self before Oakley was tracking him down. I swear he had to sneak away to even get to the bathroom by his self.
It was a great weekend because we were able to just veg. Tent, Emily and Tiff went shopping for a little bit. But I was able to just stay at the house all weekend. I LOVED it.
We started home about 2:00 and the traffic was terrible. When we finally pasted Cedar City the traffic thinned out and was finally OK. Tiff and the kids were asleep in the back and Robert and I were totally enjoying the best of the Carpenters. ( don't laugh, have you listened to them lately?)
when the truck to the side of us which was pulling a hugh horse trailer blew a tire and started to swerve in and out of both lanes. I swear I just watched the trailer come so close to the truck I did not know how Robert was going to avoid a collision. But he was able to stay out of the way and they finally after what seemed like miles was able to get the truck and trailer under control. As we went pasted them I noticed that it was two women in the truck. We pulled over and by the time Robert got out of the truck they were sobbing. I am pretty sure that they were also not sure how they got out of that.
Anyway the passenger was our good friends Lynn and Chris Merrell's daughter Morgan.( small world). After about a hour delay we were back on the road.
When we got back in the truck , Robert said holy crap. I am not sure how we made it out of that. He said that he was really afraid that with the fishtailing they were doing he was sure that they were going start rolling.
You know when you watch your life flash in front of you like that it makes you realize that we really need to tell our family, friend and loved ones that we love them everyday. Because we really do not know what each day will bring.
So to my family and friends if you think that I have turned into a mushy dork, get use to it.
Sorry no pictures but I am sure that Brandi and Morgan would not really appreciate everyone seeing their raccoon eyes from crying.
So we finally got home just a little after 7:00. We put our stuff away and we are getting ready to leave about 10:00 to go and get Tyson at the airport. So I will get pictures up there and get them on here for tomorrow.

Friday, October 3, 2008

It's Friday !!!

I am so glad that it is Friday. This week has been crazy at work. But I am so thankful this week was Cathy's last kemo treatment. I am so glad for her that she can be done be sick and try and have some kind of life, even if it is coming to work.
We are going to St. George for the weekend. I love going over conference. It is the St. George Marathon and I have a very good friend who runs in it. Even if you don't know anyone who is running, it is awesome to watch the runners come in to the finish line.
I am hoping that everyone will want to just veg so that I can work on some wedding pictures and some family pictures that I would love to have done and out of my hair by Monday.
And last but not least... Tyson flys into Salt Lake Sunday night about 11:00 pm. He will be home for the whole month of October before going to Alaska. We are hoping to have a get together for him and Lauren on the 25th so that all their family and friends can come and say goodbye and wish them luck in Alaska.
Sorry no pictures.. I will have some of Tyson when he gets home. Everyone have a great weekend.