Monday, September 29, 2008

Astro Camp

Haley was invited to attend science camp for the second year in a row. When she went last year(with Eric as a chaperon) they both had an amazing time.

This year Eric came home a little grumpy from a serious lack of sleep thanks to a snoring roommate, but Haley had a great time.

Here are some of the things they learned about:

Floating in space
Building and launching rockets

Lights and Lasers

Riding a zip line
Electricity & Magnetism

Haley came back three days later (unshowered) wearing light separating glasses and going on and on about all the stuff she learned and the great time they had at camp.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Tonight was the General Relief Society Meeting at our church.  

I did not want to go, I just didn't feel like it, but I paid a baby sitter and I went.

There was a huge humanitarian project at the beginning making quilts, hygiene kits and putting together school bags for people in Afghanistan.   I spent 2 hours tying the most stubborn quilt (I now have blisters).   I was working with two other women both probably 3 times my age. One had raised 6 kids and the other had 9.  I was impressed by how hard they must have worked to raise so many children and how they were still out working hard and doing this service for people in other countries.  I also thought about the people that would be receiving these items and how different their lives are then mine.  I came home with a whole new perspective.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Lucy's great idea

Eric and Haley left this morning for science camp. 

So driving Ruby and Lucy to school this was our conversation:

"Hey guys, Haley and Dad are outta here- what should we do? I think we need to seriously party, any ideas?" Me

"We need a vacation. I think we should go to Hawaii" Ruby

"Ya I never been to Hawaii yet... Oh Oh lets go on a Cwooze (cruise)" Lucy

"Flights and cruises need to be booked way ahead of time" Me

So Lucy said "Let's go to DISNEYLAND!!!!"

Of course my first thought was... well I can't say

but my second thought was why not.  

I picked the girls up after school and drove to Disneyland. We stayed for 4 hours, no tears, no stress, we actually had a great time. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I finally slurped it!

I have wanted to print out my blog for a long time but have never gotten around to it. I finally went to Blurb (an online publishing Co)and slurped it (uploaded all the posts).  It was super fast and easy to upload but it took me several weeks to go through the 325 pages and format them the way I wanted.  I have to say that I am blown away with the quality and so glad that I finally did it.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Our Saturday

Today we went up the canyon and picked pears

Then we picked raspberries
Ruby ate way more then she picked

Haley was the expert at finding the "mother loads" of raspberries

When we came home I decided to make cinnamon rolls. I have never made cinnamon rolls before so I was completely unprepared for what a project it was.  Even thought I have a one butt kitchen lucy helped me make all the rolls.  

We made a few rolls, but we made an even bigger mess.  The rolls we done around 5:30 so you have guess what we had for dinner.  Yes pounds of raspberries for lunch and cinnamon rolls for dinner.  Good thing Eric worked all weekend so there were no adults around to bust me for the lack of nutrition.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The light at the end of the tunnel

Eric and I in Puerto Rico 1995

It has been 11 years since we moved to New Orleans for Medical school. Over those 11 years I can't begin to count how many people have commented about the "light at the end of the tunnel".  I have never felt that way.  Yes being starving students stinks, but we were happy and I couldn't imagine waiting 11 years to be happy.

Now that we are near the end of the road with less then a year of fellowship left.  I still adore Eric and he is still gone a ton, but I would be lying if I said I don't salivate over the idea of having a back yard and our girls having their own bedrooms. I guess I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Saved by Melissa

We were out of town Thursday- Saturday, so I asked my friend Melissa to come by and check on the dogs.  When she did she found our house full of smoke!

At 1:00pm on Thursday I started the dishwasher as we were walking out the door. When she came by Friday morning to feed the dogs, it was still running but the water had never turned on. It was so hot that the countertop above the dishwasher was hot to the touch. It melted everything plastic, two cutting boards, some plastic cups and spatulas were destroyed.

Our house still totally smells like burned plastic, but I am so thankful we still have a house!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Growing pumpkins

In my last post I blogged about a pumpkin pot in Las Vegas that I REALLY wanted but did not buy.  My friend Melissa went to Las Vegas last weekend(for a nephew's baptism) and she called from the Williams Sanoma outlet to tell me the pumpkin pots were on sale.  She asked if I wanted one and without hesitation I said yes! Then I asked her to get me two so I could give one to my Sister for Christmas.  I know that she loved Halloween as much as I do so I figured she would love the pumpkin pot as much as I do.

Yesterday I was talking to my Sister (Tiffany) and told her how excited I was that Melissa brought me back a pumpkin.  Tiffany said "Oh shoot, I called the outlet and had them ship one to me and I was going to give it to you for Christmas"  then she continued and said "I guess I will just keep this one for myself".  Then I told her that I actually bought 2 and was going to give her one for Christmas!  We now have three of the coveted pumpkin pots, so one is headed to Ebay.

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