Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mile Marker 54

I just hit another milestone, a birthday! and boy was it ever a full day. Mr Darcy always asks what I want to do for my birthday and for the past several years I always say the same thing, I want to go for a bike ride up the canyon to a local ski resort and go up the mountain on the lift and then head home to spend time with my beloved family. He always asks and I always say the same thing, a creature of habit I guess. But the day went on as planned and I always love the experience. The canyons are particularly green this year and it was so refreshing up there on the mountain. There was also an excess of runoff and it had overflowed onto the road, we went through it getting our shoes all wet, man it was cold water.
The evening was full of moments of family and it was so lovely. Sissy used her special talent to make me a beautiful Disneyland cake which was not only fabulous looking, it tasted great. She made the top tier gluten free so that I could enjoy my own cake. Thank you my little muffin, you are so thoughtful and I am grateful to be your mom. My grandbabies all made cards for me and I love them so much. Every year keeps getting better, and I am grateful that I have been around as long as I have and hope to have another 50 years with my family here on earth.
Mr Darcy planned and carried out Dinner for the whole brood. It was delicious and I didn't have to do a thing. We do love tacos at our house.
Well, I guess that it is time to move into another year and try to improve over last year, it should be easy as I have left myself so much room for improvement.
Just want to say thank you to my loved ones both near and far for loving and supporting me through thick and thin.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fly me Away

I am heading out to Albuquerque right this very minute. I am sitting at the airport waiting to board and thinking that I wish I were already there. I miss my hubby but I will see him in about 3 1/2 hours. We will then head on over to Colorado Springs. I hope the weather is good there. More then that, I hope that Mr Darcy is just as anxious to see me as I am to see him. I'll be there soon Honey!

Monday, June 21, 2010

My favortie things

Sometimes I just like looking at some of my favorite pics and since I write things here specifically for me, I added these!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Birthday Boy

Over the weekend we celebrated my Pa-pa's 80th birthday. We had a little surprise breakfast for him and it was so sweet to have all of his children and at least half of his grandkids there to let him know how special he is to us.

What a great blessing it is to have my dad in my life. He is my rock and he is also the smartest man I know. He has an amazing grasp of Gospel principles and it is such a wonderful thing to pick his brain and hear him explain things to me that are important for me to understand.

The older I get the more I appreciate having the dad I have. He is an amazing example to me of integrity and kindness, he takes amazing care of my mom, he cleans the house every Friday to make her life easier. He has always been someone I admired so much and I hope he knows how much I love him.

Thanks Dad for always being there for me! I love you very much and have a very happy 80th!

The HEAT is ON

We spent the weekend in St George at the celebration of my nephews wedding. He and his lovely Bride were married 2 weeks ago in Boston and this weekend was the open house for them. It was a lovely event in a beautiful yard in my sisters neighborhood. I L.O.V.E. outdoor receptions with the green of the lawns and the blue of the sky and the lovely smells of flora and fauna. Oh how I love a beautifully manicured yard and this one was incredible.


Along with the beauty comes the uncontrollable component called 'The Weather'. It was unbelievably hot, like 104 degrees hot.

I posted not too long ago about wanting Spring to come....what happened? I think I was cheated. We went from the Cold to the Hot is one fell swoop. Seriously people, what happened to blue sky, green grass, 80 degrees, I feel like I must have slept through a whole season, like Rip Van Winkle.

But back to the reception, it was simply beautiful, the bride was radiant the groom was handsome. My sister pulled off a stunning event in spite of the temperature and we had family coming from far and near to help celebrate. Isn't it amazing that family makes everything bearable, even the heat. My daughter made a beautiful wedding cake for the event. I was so happy to be there to interact with brother and sisters (by the way, every sibling of mine was there), and nieces nephews, sons and daughters as well as the grandbabies. What an event! Thank you my dear sis and bro-in-law you made a wonderful event and I am grateful I was part of it.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

United We Stand

It is time for reunions. We have a pretty big one coming up in a month and Mr Darcy and I have taken this one upon ourselves. My dear My Darcy loves to pull family gatherings together and I do believe he has missed his calling, he should work on a cruise ship as a social event coordinator. He is G.O.O.D. He plans and organizes and then plans some more. We actually put together an agenda book and sent it out to everyone so they will know their assignments and what to expect. Man it takes a lot of man hours to entertain 60 people, but it will all be worth it in the end. Nothins better then gettin together with family and loved ones that you see only once a year or so. I Can't wait!!!!

Thanks family for being so receptive and cooperative. YOU are the reason it is worth it.

Spring Cleaning

I did it! I cleaned out the old and brought in the new. Sometimes you just need a change and that is where I am right now. I rearranged the furniture and changed my color scheme. Funny how doing simple things like that refreshes and invigorates.

oh....I just reread what I have written and realized that I didn't mention I was talking about my blog page. My house is still the same old same old but my blog that is pizazz.

It has been a long time coming and I actually had to read up on some instructions on how to change my look, and then I closed my eyes pushed a button and hoped for the best! It was a little nerve wracking.. but it is done and I feel so .....accomplished. That hill has been climbed.

How about you, you ever felt the need to cleanse and purge?