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One month pictures of Ish

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I can't believe how much I miss my new little grandson!  Thank goodness for technology that allows Tasha to send me real-time video of the cute little guy.  I love the videos, but I have to admit, I have tried reaching into my phone to squish or kiss his soft little cheeks more than once.  I thought it was hard to have my first grandson grow - and I was with him almost every day.  Missing all of the milestone that Ish is achieving is just about killing me!

Here are his latest pictures.  He is just over one month old.  Tasha wrote, "He now weights 9.5 lbs and is 22 inches long! He's starting to coo and loved sucking his thumb!, he also rolls onto his back every time we do tummy time!"








Food 4 Thought Friday

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A little feast without the calories!!

Please visit Jodi's blog!  She posts these for us.   Feel free to play along for some yummy fun! She will post a new one each Thursday night.  JOIN IN!!!

Food 4 Thought Friday ~ This week's questions:


It's All Complimentary! Breakfast ~What is a compliment you have received that you still remember? Just a few weeks ago I received a gift and a note from some of my recent students.  They all complimented me on the teaching I had done in their class, stating that they really learned from me and that they appreciated my teaching techniques.  
I work very hard to teach in a way that will help the students learn and retain the information they will need to practice in the real world.  These compliments mean the world to me! Lunch ~Do you compliment others often? Not nearly as often as I should.  Most days I am so oblivious to the world that I just don't notice things.  But if I do notice then I try to compliment. Dinner ~ How do you usually react…

High School Class Reunion

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I'm not sure that I understand how time has passed so quickly!  I was just able to attend my high school class reunion.  They tell me it was a 40-year reunion, but I don't feel that it can be possible - considering that I have decided that I am only 35 years old.  Will wonders ever cease?

This reunion was very low key - no formal planning or fancy activities.  We all just met at a park and brought our own picnic.  I didn't know if I would enjoy the lack of organized activities, but it turned out very nice.  It was scary at first when I didn't know if would recognize anyone and I was very glad that Tammy and Mike joined us.  It made the first initial moments much more bearable.  It was also nice to have Kim there since he knew many of the people there.

Once I started warming up to the situation I found several people to talk with.  It ended up being a very nice afternoon.  It was fun to do some reminiscing and catching up with people I haven't talked with for quite …

August 2017 - Yard Sale, Tuacahn, San Diego, and A New Baby!

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This has been a very eventful and wonderful month! It started out in a perfect way, kayaking on Pine View Reservoir to watch the sunrise.  My co-worker, Amber, invited me to enjoy this experience with her.  She does it many times each summer it and I was grateful that she asked me to join her.  We met at the lake at 6:00 am, carried the kayaks down to the water and then just paddled and relaxed for about an hour.  It was INCREDIBLE!  So relaxing and so very beautiful.  I look forward to the chance to go again.

That evening we spent getting ready for our "garage" sale.  Actually we have a huge storage unit that we want to quit using so we  decided to have a big sale to empty it out.  Some of the stuff in the shed had been stored for over 30 years!  It was a lot of hard work, but so nice to purge the things that we have no use for anymore.

Saturday was the big day of the Sale.  My sisters and Shandra were awesome workers and we were able to get everything ready before the firs…

Parrish Farewells

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We had several opportunities to bid farewell to the Parrishes before they actually left for Texas.  How grateful I am for these great friends!  We have been so very blessed to have them in our lives.











Thank goodness for phones so we will be able to stay in touch!

Tasha's Baby Shower

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Tasha and Zane flew up for a VERY quick trip, partially to visit all of us who miss them so much, but also so that she could have a couple of baby showers.  She isn’t due until September but we are not sure how well she will be able to travel closer to her due date and her work schedule is much busier in the summer so we decided to celebrate now.

It was the fastest trip ever, I believe!  Tasha and Zane arrived Thursday at 9:30 pm.  Friday Tasha had lunch with Kim, Kalel and I along with Jamie and Amber from work and had a shower from Zane’s family.  Saturday they attended a memorial service for Zane’s uncle, had lunch with some friends and then attended the shower Shandra and I threw for her.  We were able to get in a few games with Cyn and Marilyn after the shower, and then Tasha and Zane headed to Ogden.  They left at 6:00 this morning to drive back to San Diego (in an RV with Zane’s mom, Joyce, and 6 grandkids).  It was so fast, but so very good to see them.  I miss them SO MUCH!

Food 4 Thought Friday

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A little feast without the calories!!

Please visit Jodi's blog!  She posts these for us.   Feel free to play along for some yummy fun! She will post a new one each Thursday night.  JOIN IN!!!

Food 4 Thought Friday ~ This week's questions:

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HOW DO YOU DO? Breakfast ~ How do you do plan family vacations? I search, and search, and search to try to find the "best" deal I can find.  It is exhausting, and I'm constantly in a panic that there will be something better that I miss.  But, it usually all works out and we have a great time in the end.
Lunch ~How do you stay on top of things? Are you supposed to stay on top of things?  I'm always playing catch up!  I do have my calendar at my fingertips at all times, and everything I have to do is put on the calendar.  If it isn't there, I don't do it. Dinner ~ How do you keep calm in stressful situations? 
Again, I didn't know you were supposed to stay calm!  I'm a panic-ridden idiot who runs…