Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
This is actually from Sunday night but it isn't much better around here. It is 9 degrees out right now and I had to go buy some more long underwear for the boys as the one pair they have each isn't going to quite get us through the week.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
This Warm December is a perfect new addition to our Holiday music mix. How could it not be since it is a Brushfire production, music by all of our favorites! Of course, right now I am listening to Playa's Ball by Outkast. That's good too, but its no Jack, Zack, Mark or G Love. Hope you all check it out! Can't wait for Vol. 2!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
Quoted in a letter to Barack Obama from Jamie Lee Curtis and so very apropos.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Check out what we saw on the way home from day care today! This baby was huge and loaded on a palate. I took this with my iPhone while we were driving (super safe, I know) so that explains the weird tilt. I am pretty sure that truck wasn't really leaning that far over.
I actually made it up the short but very steep North Trail on Badger Mountain yesterday. One of my coworkers convinced me to go with her and I am so glad I did. It was really a challenge since I am so out of shape. I wouldn't let myself look at the view on the way up, savoring for my reward on the way down. There was a full moon coming up at dusk, it was just gorgeous. I cannot believe how much the Tri-Cities is growing and man, you can really tell when you are up that high! I wasn't smart enough to bring my camera, not that I would have been able to carry it, so I borrowed this image. This will have to be my plan for Spring Training if I am going to hike the long trail at Mottet this summer!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I do love all books that have an element of new tense romance to them (not cheesy Harlequin types though, there has to be a significant plot too). One of the greatest feelings has to be the uncertainty and electricity leading up to a first kiss. Considering I started dating my husband when I was just 16, I haven't experienced that too often. But I love to read about it!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
VP nominee didn’t buckle baby
In a front-page article profiling vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin (Sept. 7, 2008, "Palin's Family Has Always Held a Place in Her Politics,") The Washington Post reported an incident in which Gov. Palin rode in a motor vehicle, holding her infant son, Trig, in her arms instead of properly restraining him in a car seat "for a short distance." When the incident was criticized by Gov. Palin’s public safety commissioner, The Post reports that she "dismissed the complaint as petty." Safe Kids USA has submitted a letter to the editor of The Post in response to this article and will let you know if and when it gets published. If you would like to read the response, go to the Resources tab on the Intranet, click on Communications, and look under Latest News.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
We ended the day with more great food and a chance to meet some friends at a BBQ at Joe and Wendy's. Wendy and I had fun cooking and we both picked up some new recipes. It was so nice to meet the people who are such an important part of their lives now. And if they are chosen by Joe and Wendy as special folks to them, it goes without saying that they were great people! Looking forward to a Lake Roosevelt trip with Anna and Bill next summer!