Thursday, January 24, 2008

Words to the song...

I mentioned the song my Uncle Todd and Aunt Jill sang and I guess it's been running through my mom's head too, because she emailed me the lyrics today. I just thought I would post them so I can look back and read them and for any of you that might have known my will understand why the words touched us so much.

Homeward Bound

In the quiet misty morning when the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing and the sky is clear and red.
When the summer’s ceased its gleaming,
When the corn is past its prime,
When adventure’s lost its meaning,
I’ll be homeward bound in time.

Bind me not to the pasture, chain me not to the plow.
Set me free to find my calling and I’ll return to you somehow.

If you find it’s me you're missing, if you’re hoping I’ll return.
To your thoughts I’ll soon be list’ning, and in the road I’ll stop and turn.
Then the wind will set me racing as my journey nears its end.
And the path I’ll be retracing when I’m homeward bound again.

Bind me not to the pasture, chain me not to the plow.
Set me free to find my calling and I’ll return to you somehow.

In the quiet misty morning when the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing,
I’ll be homeward bound again.

-Music and Lyrics by Marta Keen

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Celebrating Life...

We had such a wonderful experience at my Grandpa's funeral. The whole weekend was emotional, yes, and sad to say goodbye. But what a spiritual and sweet time we had together as a family celebrating the life of such a remarkable man. We had a sourdough pancake party (Grandpa's specialty)at Vance and Char's house after the viewing on Sunday. It was nice to see cousins that I hadn't seen in a long time. The funeral program was just beautiful...all the grandkids sang and brothers spoke and the sisters did the life sketch. Todd and Jill sang the most beautiful song, it's still running through my head. My dad dedicated the gravesite and even though it was 2 below zero and snowing, it was a beautiful spot to lay our beloved grandpa. I was so impressed with the strength of my mom and my grandma. I also was so touched by the love and support of friends and family. I feel so blessed to be part of such a special family, I felt love from cousins and aunts and uncles like I have never felt before. I think we all walked away from the services with a renewed determination to "stay on the path" as Grandpa always urged us to do, even in his last moments on this earth.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tag from Tay Tay

I do this only because it's you Tay. Normally, I ignore these little games ;)

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Attending the infamous Timpview High School...
2. Working as a billing secretary, occasionally.
3. Not so faithfully waiting for a missionary!
4. Taking the ACT/SAT/AP exams...thanks to my Dad.
5. Cruising movies 8 in a mini van with the girls.

5 things on my "to do" list for today:
1. Laundry...isn't that crappy?
2. Pull out the good old maternity clothes, can't so much do up my pants.
3. Help Sydney dress up as Tink.
4. Ask Sydney 1000 times if she needs to go pee.
5. Return some goods to Nordstrom.

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. cherry pie
2. guacomole
3. fruit
4. rice dessert
5. Diet coke with a lime...oh, I long to be not pregnant!

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Travel
2. Buy a big old house for my mom.
3. Buy an Audi Q7
4. Buy Mike a new wardrobe (which is something I hear him say he needs on a daily he really doesn't)
5. Build a home on a bunch of land somewhere beautiful

5 bad habits:
1. Buying things I don't necessarily NEED
2. Not keeping a budget
3. Over plucking my eyebrows
4. Keeping junk that I don't so much need.
5. Watching tv late at night (gotta love TIVO)

5 of my favorite toys:
1. My new camera!!!
2. My pink beach cruiser
3. My new panini press, thanks Amy!
4. My laptop
5. guess I am boring, can't think of 5 :)

I tag anyone who wants to!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Merry Christmas 2007

Two prego sisters! And the best part? Both babies are little GIRLS! We are thrilled...Can't wait til May & June!
We celebrated New Years Eve at Kate & Andy's house. We did fondu and exchanged gifts and had a great time!
Mack and Payton making their way back up the hill. Where's Uncle Matt with the snowmobile?
Even Sydney Kate bombed the hill! She could hardly move in that snowsuit...
The kids (and dads) had such a fun time "bombing the hill" and snowmobiling at the cabin in Driggs. Thanks to Amy & Jared for such a wonderful time there. Mike and Payt were all bundled was freezing!
Payton and his Optimus Prime Helmet...which was the only thing he asked Santa for this year. You can tell by the look on his face that he loves it! He also got a bunch of cars and a skitter!
Christmas Morning! Sydney got a new table and chairs, tea set and snow white doll (and a whole lot of other stuff!)


Not much of an update, but I thought I should post something or you might all think we dropped off the earth ;) We are well and home from a fun trip to Idaho/Utah (I'll post those pics later). I just have to document the newest member of our family: TINK! Sydney seems to have forgotten who she is, because she is in this get up most of the day! We think she is so funny and once again, Aunt Amy wins the prize for the perfect gift...she gave Sydney a whole bunch of princess dress ups! Hope all your holidays were wonderful. Oh, and JENNA, I resolve to be a better blogger!