Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm dead tired, I'm bleary eyed, I'm content......I think

So my goal for the last two summers was to be organized and have my garage cleaned out - find the books that we shoved in there when we did reconstruction on the living room - just plain know what was in there and where it is.
My friends, my boys, my special blessings.  It all came together after getting back from the reunions in Utah and just before school starts on Wednesday.  Laura Nausin got her husband to make shelves (gifted carpenter Dana Nausin), the Jones agreed to let me use a storage unit AND a free moving truck (Justin Jones - such a sweetheart!- drove the truck over to our house, then drove it back to the storage shed - and then a few days later did it all over again!) Nate came unexpectedly home to loan his muscles and strategy to the project and Andrew faithfully hauled everything in and out. They will leave for universities this week and next.  Michael, Rachel and I would have taken much longer as Michael would have been the only muscle in the crew.
Years of stuff.  Do we really want this?  The continual question.  There are still more boxes to be sorted but I have a beautiful laundry shelf, a place for cleaners, vacuum parts and pieces and LOVELY shelves lining one whole side of the garage!
I didn't expect the 100 degree weather today so I'm too tired to feel anything except gratitude. I think the spell check doesn't have any more errors but I may just be seeing double.
Thanks Lord

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I am so lucky

I grew up in a fun adventurous family, we went camping a lot, had family home evenings at the park and canyon, and traveled to Idaho and Arizona - from Utah - for reunions with relatives. So playing in the reservoir this year was just part of the fun.

We have a strong pioneer and Latter-Day-Saint heritage and started the reunion off by remembering those who have already left this life.
The little lad in red is about to post his rocket on the air compressor post, while the rest of the gang is watching the rocket that just flew.  Lots of fun for every age.

Flag from last years reunion which is applicable this year too
Work project - shower house that all worked on.
Six girls with mom

Six Boys

Then we went to visit the other side of the family and spent a little time with the Adams families

Nate and Rachel with Grandmama Adams

Sunday, August 8, 2010

After living in California for more than 20 years.......

Lets do something we haven't done before- play California tourist and walk the bridge!
 We walked down the stairs under the bridge- they were worn in the middle by countless others who have walked these stairs before.... and went to the other side and walked back up more to the other side of the bridge because one side is shut down for repairs - I heard the bridge is constantly in repair because of wind, salt water, and fear of earthquakes.
 It was fun to look, watch and dodge the bikers and talk to friends as we walked one way and then back again-
Group of friends having fun!  Then we went to the Marin Headlands ate lunch and watched the waves.

Monday, August 2, 2010


I not only have a new niece, I have 2 nieces, one nephew on the way and another cousin expecting next year!  Way cool!  David my brother will have 4 grandchildren by February of next year -  Awesome. There is nothing quite like family.