Tuesday, May 27, 2008


We went with Steve's family to Midway for the long weekend. I borrowed the Twilight series from my friend. I figured that I had the time to read so I may as well see what everyone was talking about. After 3 very late nights I finished all 3 books. They were great. I really like Stephenie Meyer's style of writing. I could imagine everything as I read the words. I found myself cheering for Jacob in the New Moon. I love how she manages to be able to leave some things to your imagination. After staying away because it seemed like a trendy thing, I have given in and am waiting for the final book.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I love to garden

I remember hating being in the garden as a kid. I also remember Mom telling me that one day I would love it because it was industrious. My thought "Ya, right! We'll just see about that now, won't we!" Well it has finally turned warm enough to plant our garden. So for family home evening we went to Wal Mart and Home Depot and picked out our plants. Mason wanted corn and Steve wanted radishes, so we have a row of both from seeds. We planted 5 serrano pepper plants, 2 early girl tomatoes, 2 yellow tomatoes, 4 beefsteak tomatoes and 6 celebrity tomatoes. I want to get 3 grape roma tomatoes because Mason will keep one picked clean on his own and then the others for fresh salsa. We also planted 3 zucchini plants and 3 cilantro plants. I added 2 thyme plants to the already existing herb garden which is in full bloom and we want to add 6 - 10 more strawberry plants to our strawberry patch. We finally have a lilac bush that made it through the winter. Now if we can just keep the pesky weeds out of the garden and flower beds I will be happy. I'm hoping that the garden will help supplement the grocery budget over the summer. I have a couple of seed onions that I am thinking about planting. Now if we can also keep the kids and Max (dog) out of the garden maybe the plants will survive to produce food. Thank heaven Mom made me stay out in the garden and learn to weed and plant. Now it is my kids that whine about how boring it is.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

I was listening to the radio yesterday and thinking about what Mother's Day really means. More particularly about what my mom means to me. A song by Jamie O'Neal entitled "Somebody's Hero" came on. It seemed to fit my feelings about my mom perfectly and needless to say, I was crying by the end. So I will share the words with you! Now I wish I just new how to add the actual song to this posting.

She's never pulled anyone from a burning building
She's never rocked Central Park to a half a million fans, screaming out her name
She's never hit a shot to win the game
She's never left her footprints on the moon
She's never made a solo hot air balloon ride, around the world,
No, she's just your everyday average girl (but)

She's somebody's hero
A hero to her baby with a skinned up knee
A little kiss is all she needs
The keeper of the cheerios
The voice that brings Snow White to life
Bedtime stories every night
And that smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero

She didn't get a check every week like a nine-to fiver
But she's been a waiter, and a cook and a taxi driver
For twenty years, there at home, until the day her girl was grown
Giving all her love to her was her life's ambition
But now her baby's movin' on, and she'll soon be missin' her
But not today, those are tears of joy runnin' down her face

She's somebody's hero
A hero to her daughter in her wedding dress
She gave her wings to leave the nest
It hurts to let her baby go down the aisle she walks right by
Looks back into her mother's eyes
And that smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero

Thirty years have flown right past
Her daughters' starin' at all the photographs
Of her mother, and she wishes she could be like that
Oh, but she already is

She's somebody's hero
A hero to her mother in a rockin' chair
She runs a brush through her silver hair
The envy of the nursing home
She drops by every afternoon
Feeds her mama with a spoon
And that smile lets her know
Her mother's smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero


Steve had shoulder surgery this past Wednesday. The doctor thought that it would take about an hour and a half. It ended up taking over 3 hours because the damage was much worse than he had anticipated. Then it was another 3 hours in recovery before they would let him go. He came home with a funky looking cooling unit on his shoulder. I think that it was to help keep the swelling down. He is very sore and healing will be slow. Much to his dismay, the doctor told me that he absolutely cannot do any karate for the rest of the year. We thought he might be back at it in some way by August so Steve is quite disappointed. Even with all the pain he is being quite nice and gracious for all that I have to do for him. I think he is smiling because the percocet has finally kicked in!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

While Steve was gone to St. George this last weekend, I decided to surprise him by making over our bedroom. It is something that we have been talking about for awhile and have just run out of time. He is having shoulder surgery on Wednesday and will not be able to paint or move things for awhile after that so I thought that I would do it as an early anniversary present. I consulted with my personal interior designer, Jill Clark, and we cranked it out over the weekend. Thanks so much Jill!!! Steve wanted a cabana room so we (Jill and I) talked about all the options and came up with something that is relaxing and appealing. I could just sit and look at it all day. The picture does not do the colors justice. I just hope that Steve likes it as much as I do. I think that he does because he calls it his James Bond room.