Friday, February 27, 2009

A Fond Farewell

K's pet hamster died yesterday. He was very old and so we knew he could die soon. AR, K and K's friend had a funeral for him and buried him next to another pet hamster that died accidentally about 6-8 months ago. One of these days I'll have to make a list of all the pets we've had. It's a long list. Too long.

Beauty and the Beast

Ac's High school put on the musical Beauty and the Beast. They did an awesome job! I was very impressed by all of the scenery, costumes, singing and acting. A professional group could not have done much better. We had a few girls in our ward who played main characters. One of which was Belle. AC loves musicals and so she helped with the props and costumes. She's been staying after school since the beginning of the year to help. The past couple of weeks she's been staying as late as 9:30. It will be nice when it is over and hopefully I'll see her more often.
Talking about beasts. M told me the other day "I love you as big as a giant". What a sweet thing to say.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Week of 2/18

It's been a very busy week. Tuesday I had Relief Society Enrichment and learned some awesome tips about coupons and saving money on groceries. The lady who taught the lesson spends only $40 a week on groceries and her two kids are in diapers! She has also managed to get a lot of her toiletries, cleaning supplies and groceries stocked up for the year on this budget. Just so you know, she went to culinary art school and loves to cook nice food, so she is not skimping on her meals. If anyone is interested in some of the websites she uses, then leave a comment or email me and I will send you a list of them.
Wednesday I went to the Temple with the youth while they did baptisms for the dead. I was finally able to go with AR. She had gone before when our youth went to Nauvoo, but I hadn't set up a time when our family could go. It's harder to find a time, now that you have to set up an appointment and My Love is gone frequently. AC is in tech for her high school musical and so she couldn't go with us this week.
Thursday was our ward's temple night. Our ward is trying to focus on getting our allotted time filled with our ward members and encouraged us to go at our 5:30 time, even if we had to make special arrangements. My Love went into work early and came home early and I made sure it was okay that AR watched the girl we babysit for about 15-45 minutes. They had us go directly into the endowment room instead of the chapel which was different. My Love came in after me and right after he sat down a worker came and talked to him. We were asked to be the witness couple. It made an awesome session even better! It was so neat to see the room filled with people we knew. I loved going to the Temple two nights in a row!
Friday, M's preschool had an art show and silent auction. She had fun showing us her masterpiece. We even won a few things in the auction. One was that My Love bid on some theater tickets and so we will be going to a play some time. I've been wanting to go for awhile. We also got some tickets cheap to go to Elitches, which is a place like Lagoon. We were planning on going sometime anyway, so it was great getting inexpensive tickets. One of these days I'll have to download my pictures so that I can actually post some pictures. I have one of M with her artwork and a few others.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

My Love came home today from a trip to Canada. He is exhausted, but for Valentines day he still took me out to eat. That's why I love him so much. He puts up with me and does things for me, even when he is so tired. There are lots of other reasons I love him, but I won't mention them here. A great big "Love Ya" to my family and friends and thanks for reading my blog!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Northern Lights

My Love was finally able to see the Northern Lights after many visits to the north. I love this picture. It is like the missing part of the swirl on the right is on the left.