Sunday, October 31, 2010


Hey everybody....I still haven't figured out how to clean off this watermark thing off of my blog so rather than stop posting which is pretty much what I have been doing for the last few months I decided to start a new blog which you can find at So come on over and check it out.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Big News

I've been horrible at this all summer...not too sure I decided tonight I would up date you all with the biggest news in our family......many of you have probably seen it on facebook but in case you haven't and you happen to frequent my blog the big news is......our return missionary son is now ENGAGED!!! We are thrilled....we are excited to have a daughter...and Jeremy couldn't have made a better choice. Holly is awesome! So now we are into the throws of planning an open house as they will be getting married in the Mesa, AZ October. So if you don't see any new posts from me for a while you'll know it's cuz I am too busy getting ready for a wedding. ;-)

Having Issues

I'm having issues with my free blog background....apparently it expired and so now even though I have found another background I have all these wierd things on my blog that I can't seem to get rid annoying! So I guess this is my disclaimer....I don't know how to get rid of them....sorry everybody. =)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Home Again

We've been home for a month now. I have been so bad at blogging. I have managed to post things on facebook but my poor blog has been neglected. So lets see if I can bring you up to date!

We had a wonderful reunion with Jeremy. Now that he has been home for a month it's almost like he was never gone. We spent 4 beautiful days in Yellowstone. Saw some AMAZING sights and some incredible animals. Like a HUGE 'ol Bison just wandering down the side of the road no more than 4 feet from our car! We met some wonderful people in one of the areas where Jeremy served. I feel as though I have aquired more family. Of course we saw some old friends too....all in all it was an amazing vacation.

I took nearly 1000 photos...I know I will never scrap them all but here are a few of the ones I have scrapped since we have been home.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Good Day

Today was my last day of work before my vacation started. I was so worried that with it being the first Saturday of coupons it would be crazy busy...I had been so tired on Friday that I was worried that today would drag on forever...mainly because I am SO ready for vacation! Anyway...on my way to work I uttered a quiet prayer that I would have a good I said it I remembered Jeremy's words when he was a little boy and use to pray to have a good day. He always was so specific. He would pray to not just have a good day but to have "A good day, and not a bad day." So today I when I said my quick little prayer on the way to work I asked to have "a good day and not a bad day".........and I was indeed blessed with exactly was definitely a good day. Who says you can't learn from your children? ;-)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

6 Days Left

I decided I would try opening up my blog again....hopefully no more weird comments. Somehow I lost interest in writing when I didn't think anyone was reading it. So I changed a few settings and we'll see if this works out better.

We are down to just 6 days until we go and pick up Jeremy.....I can't wait! I took another picture of my countdown jar...those 6 little M&M's look mighty lonesome in the jar. =D

My vacation starts on Monday....two weeks away from work...I am so looking forward to it. I decided that there is a reason why employers give you vacation really need that break. I haven't taken one in two years and I am more than ready for the time away!

The other big news is that Jason got a job. He started working at Cold Stone today. He's really excited and I am very proud of him. In today economy and with him only being 17 it has been difficult for him to get a job. So far he is liking it....they have to sing if someone tips you guess he had to sing today...he wasn't too excited about having to but he has such a nice voice...I bet he did just fine!

I have a new job at church....I am teaching the 15 and 16 year olds in Sunday School.......the material is rough (the Old Testament) but the kids are awesome. I taught most of them when they were younger. I have a large class...about 15 kids...and the noise level in class is pretty intense...but so far I have managed to get in a few key points from the lessons. =D
That's about it for now........stay tuned I may just post again before we head to Idaho =D

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bad Blogging

Ever since I went private with my blog I have been horrible at blogging...I haven't written anything in over a month! I decided I would post a quick post tonight just so in case you are actually reading my blog you won't think I dropped of the face of the earth =D

I am continuing to work thru my jar of M&M''s looking pretty empty. Only 21 M&M's left in the jar. Only 21 little days left until we pick up Jeremy!!! I told him on Monday during our exchange of emails that I had actually dreamed about us picking him up....he shot an email back to me and said "Sorry Mom, I only dream about Missionary work." It made me smile....and oh yes, very proud of him. It's good to know that he is out there working hard and serving the Lord.

This week my sister Linda came to visit...well actually she came to SoCal for her oldest daughter's graduation from Loma Linda Medical School....I just was lucky enough to get to see her for a couple of days...even tho we didn't get to spend a lot of time together it was still a blast! We ate, laughed, shopped, and watched the finals of Dancing with the Stars. I even stayed with her at the hotel so it was really a nice little "Staycation" for me. Jason took the photo of us today before Linda left.

I've been in a scrapping slump. I started this challenge of doing a layout a day in May and I did pretty well for a while but then I realized that scrapping was becoming more like work so I decided I needed a break....This is my most recent's a fun one in honor of the "Murphy Girls" both having birthdays this month. I have also been working on a cute little mini book that I am going to use for a travel journal for our trip to Idaho but that has really been it.

Jason went to scripture chase last usual it was pretty crazy...I took my camera but he wasn't being very cooperative as you can see...gotta love my goofball son!

So there you have it....not sure how much better I am going to be at blogging in the next few weeks with Jeremy coming home but I guess you will all have to stay tuned. =)