Friday, January 30, 2009

We've been FRAMED! Awesome!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

kinda funnny, really embarrassing

My mom told me I had to blog about this, so yesterday I'm in my old car, most of you have probably seen it my saturn wagon, after seminary getting ready to go home. I'm waiting for brother Marshall and Jayson to move out of my way, Brother Marshall does and then Jayson comes over to my car and knocks on my window, and asks me for a ride home. Well I'm basically a pretty nice person and if someone asks me to do something that I am able to do I try to help them out, so I said yeah. He lives really close to me anyways. Ok my car is really old and has a broken passenger seat, whenever anyone puts the slightest bit of pressure on the back of it, it goes back, it can be amusing but it's also really annoying, dad keeps saying he'll fix it but he doesn't have the right things. I warned Jayson about it as soon as he got in and sure enough it went back a little as soon as he sat down and put a little pressure on it. Anytime I accelerated a little roughly or shifted a little roughly he went back, a few times he was lying all the way back. It was so embarrassing! And then brother Marshall was right behind us in traffic and Jayson turned around to wave at him, and he waved back, all the sudden the seat went back and he disappeared from view! I was apologizing like all the way home whenever the seat went back, he acted cool about it but I'm pretty sure it was getting really annoying. I'm sure he was pretty relieved to get out of the car at home. I felt so bad, and really embarrassed! I'm pretty sure he's not going to ask me for a ride next time, he'd probably rather walk if he had to. If he does, apparently he needs more thrills in his life.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Fountain of Youth

Yes, the fountain of youth is in Tucson, AZ!! I feel so young here - like high school age. Whenever I turn on the radio I hear songs from the 80's - Donna Summer, SuperTramp, and even "Isn't She Lovely" from 1977 - Stevie Wonder. I am transported back to a time when I had no wrinkles and not much maturity either. Makes you wonder just how immature I was back then, huh? So the elixer of youth rides the radio waves and distills its influence musically to take you back in time. Hee-hee!

We are the proud owners of a SLAB!!! Go, Westons!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Another post for me

Wow it's a record two in a row! So last night was fun, I strted out being at Jayson's house with him and 2 of his friend's it was kind of interesting but ok, I got there in time to watch the end of Hook and then his two friends play chess. Then Sarah came and we were talking while Jayson and one of his friend's played chess, then another girl showed up, (it was his girlfriend brother Proffit, don't worry I'll have you interview the guy I'm gonna date/marry, just to make sure he's ok!) Anyways then we watched Rush Hour and after that was over me and Sarah talked for a while, it was cool. I like Sarah she's a cool person. The night was fun though I had a good time! I got home around 12 then got up this morning at 6:30 to go to church yay! I'm working on getting to know some of the girls I have class with, I know it's amazing i'm actually taking the initiative to talk to them! Crazy huh? who woulda thunk?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Finally a post from me

Ok, so my mom told me I haven't done a post for a while, and we all know she won't stop reminding me until I do it or she forgets (hehe just kidding mom). Let's see I actually really like it here! I mean California was good, but I'm actually happy here, I know it's a miracle, I know that we are supposed to be here right now, and that makes things easier. I'm actually going out tonight too, I know i'm shocked too, how often did I go out there? I'll answer that, like never, but a guy from my seminary class asked if I wanted to go watch a movie at his house tonight, don't worry there will be other people there, we're just going to hang out I guess. I'm pretty excited! I actually love doing my school online I'm doing really good I think and it is a lot better for me right now I think. I really like going to Seminary in the afternoon,my teacher is a great guy. I don't know the kids that well right now, but I'm going to try to get to know some people more. I'm actually on time in the afternoon which is a big improvement! I need to find a job here pretty soon so I can pay my parents for my insurance and phone and all that good stuff. I can't think of anything else to say right now, I'm happy we're here, my family is amazing, and I will post again later.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Moms rule

In Julie Beck's message to the Relief Society, found in the November "Ensign", there is a statement which stands out to me. "..organize, teach, and inspire His daughters to prepare them for the blessings of eternal life." I wondered why we would need to be prepared to receive such indescribably wonderful blessings. Why do we need to have any prep work to be happy? I do.

We become acclimated to hardship - things not going our way and even events that cause us great sorrow or stress. Steeling ourselves against the life-curves that surely are coming diminishes our ability to truly rejoice at the beauty and simplicity of trust in the Lord. I have been the recipient of extraordinary blessings for the last 3 months as we have moved from CA and established ourselves here in AZ. Yet I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, wondering if this is the calm before the storm, and thinking that these blessings do not come without a price. My heart does need to be prepared for happiness. In my defensiveness, I miss gratitude, humility, and faith. And I miss joy! Isn't it interesting that preparation also includes being ready to accept what God has abundantly and uniquely created for us?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

David sent some great gifts for Bruce and Thomas's birthday. Bruce got a belt buckle that makes him look like a marshall and Thomas got Texas-sized jelly beans. Pretty dang cute!

  • The arsonist who broke a hole into the uncomfortably-near-to-us truck window and threw a flare and flammable liquid inside is just ticking me off. Besides being mean, just what is the point? Thankfully, the targeted truck was a few spaces from us. Today a fire truck and ambulance were summoned for unknown reasons. I really like this apartment complex!
  • Lastly, because of the crime rate in this area, Bruce has dedicated our apartment. I am pleased and feel a great measure of calmness.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I believe it was a Freudian slip when I typed "California" instead of "Arizona". They certainly do not have buses in CA! Just my homesickness showing.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Moms rule

Look! They have school buses in California! Thomas and Abbers get a lift almost home in the afternoons. And - get this - I actually could send homemade cookies to school for Thomas's birthday! Uh-huh! I could get used to this.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Moms rule

Our home is no longer invisible - now it's "holey"! All pipes to be installed, buried, and the slab poured soon.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Moms rule

This - drum roll, please - is a reasonable representation of our to-be-built home. In fact, this is the model home right across and up the street. Our lot has pretty pink stakes delineating the boundaries of our new abode - really charming. Whoo-hoo!!

Moms rule

So, this is what happens when you enroll in alternative on-line high school - you begin to fit in!! The student body president did escort Elizabeth to a meeting and asked her what she was doing at that school. Apparently, they have a prom and everything - wonder what 150 kids do for a dance?? Hokey-pokey or a soul chain are my best guesses.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Moms rule

You know that chemical they put in port-a-potties?? Well, I've deduced what they use to make it. Cactus!! That's right. Everytime it rains here, I'm transported back to our family camper and the luxurious self-contained, portable toilet which was indispensable during horse shows and camping trips. It was luxurious because we went without for many years! Anyway, when it rains here, the scent is eau de port-a-potty. It must be the wet cacti. Elementary, Sherlock.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Moms rule

With the exception of our family and most children under 6, everyone smokes here. I was taken aback by the pervasive and prevalent cigarette odor which has greeted us in every public and some private places! I grabbed my towel after showering and it smelled like cigarette smoke. Unless Elizabeth is taking a few drags surreptiously in my bathroom, the neighbors are smoking or the odor is a permanent part of the paint. Nasty!! We were driving and the same smell inundated the interior of the truck. After some looking, we finally saw that the person driving the car in front of us was smoking. Thank goodness it wasn't Elizabeth lighting up in back!! There are invisible people who smoke, too - we often smell it when no one is around. Weird, huh? I guess people get too cold during the winter and have to warm up by inhaling fire and carcinogens. Whatever lights your fire -