Friday, April 23, 2010

NieNie Says!

A boost from Nie this morning!   Scroll down to the bottom, there is also a picture of Amy & her family.
Thanks CJane and NieNie! 
(See my previous post to find out what this is all about).

I can't write about this.  Oh, how I want to...I am so thankful for others that can and are willing to spread the word. 
Thanks to everyone for your care and concern. 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

What I Wanted to Say

Some things in my heart that I do not have the words to express right now.

So go here:  Cherry Chocolate Cake to Help Amy to learn more.
This story is about my sister-in-law, Amy.
My heart is aching...there are no words. 

Please note:  To my knowledge, the bank account has not been set up yet.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Nine Years Ago...

Nine years ago, Shane was just a baby!  And a cute one at that!  He was my fussiest baby, though. He was a terrible sleeper and a terrible eater!  Good thing he was not my first, or he may have been my only! :)

Yesterday was his birthday.  How time flies! 

Then: (at about 6 months)                


Shane is a fun, funny kid.  He loves sports and is very athletic.  He loves basketball and baseball.  He also is an awesome skateboarder and he loves to swim too!  He also has natural talent for tumbling/gymnastics. 

Shane still likes to cuddle, maybe that's because he's the youngest?  He likes me to lie down by him at night until he falls asleep.  Every night he tells me, "Goodnight, I love you, see you in the morning....I love you more than anything in the world, even Pluto and all that stuff!"  He has also made it clear that he does NOT love me more than oxygen.  Sometimes I like to tell him I love him more than anything in the world too...except for glazed doughnuts!  (Or some other wacky, obviously not true item). 

For his cake, he chose "Better Than S*x Cake... (we usually call it Snickers or Skors Cake... a double entendre?) Shane has been calling it "Sexy" Cake.  When grandma asked him what kind of cake he was having, he replied; "I'd rather not say".  Funny kid!  (And, the cake didn't turn out right...darn it!)

We had Chicken Broccoli Casserole for dinner (no surprise there).  Happy to report, no blood was shed, but the left-overs are all gone! 

Happy birthday to one sweet, fun, loveable boy! 

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

See John 20: 11-16

 Did Jesus really live again?

Yes, when the third day came,

He wakened and he left the tomb;

He called Mary’s name.

 Did Jesus come to those he loved?

Yes, people touched his feet,

And of the fish and honeycomb

He did truly eat.

 And there were nail-prints in his hands

And a spear wound in his side.

Did Jesus really live again

After he had died?

 Oh yes! And so shall I!

~ Mabel Jones Gabbott
Did Jesus Really Live Again?
Children's Songbook p 64

Friday, April 2, 2010

ABC's of Me!

A is for age: 44

B is for burger of choice: Patty Melt (Barry's in Spanish Fork is my fave!)

C is for the car you drive: A white, 2008 GMC Envoy

D is for your dog's name: Sorry, no pets at our house.  I had a 3 legged dog named Tuffy-nutnut when I was a kid

E is for essential item you use every dayDr. Pepper,  Lotion & Burt's Bees lip balm

F is for favorite TV show at the moment: 24! And it's the last season!!!  The good news is, last season
was the first one we watched, so now we can go back and watch seasons 1-6! Yahoo

G is for favorite game: Skip-bo, Toss Up. I like most games except I don't really care for Monopoly (probably because I always lose!)

H is for home state: Utah

I is for instruments you play: Piano, but not very well!

J is for job title: Domestic Engineer & Chauffeur

K is for kids: 4~ Curtis (22) Emily (19), Spencer (15 going on 21), Shane (9 in one week)

L is for last restaurant at which you ate: La Carreta Peruvian Restaurant, for Spencer's English project. I found the food rather bland

M is for your favorite Muppet: Kermit, Grover, Elmo

N is for nicknames: I've never had a nickname, and I go by Valerie, not Val

O is for overnight hospital stays: 4~ 1 for each of my kiddos being born

P is for people you were with today: The family

Q is for what you do with your quiet time: I am unfamiliar with this term! Sleep? Clean?

R is for biggest regret: Don't really have any. I do wish I had saved a piece of the quilt Rick's grandma gave him for graduation. It wore out and I tossed it! Most of my "regrets" are things like that.

S is for status: Tired. Actually, very tired!

T is for time you woke up today: 7:15

U is for what you consider unique about yourself: I'm a good listener & can keep confidences.

V is for vegetable you love: Zucchini, broccoli and cauliflower

W is for your worst habit: Sleeping in & spending too much time on the computer

X is for x-rays you've had: Hmmm…dental, also my back, my foot, and my ankle (not at the same time)

Y is for yummy food you ate today: Left-over barbecued ribs and this yummy pasta salad. I think the feta cheese is what really takes it over the top. My kids won't eat the feta. They refuse to eat anything that smells and looks like baby spit-up. Pansies!!!  So I serve it on the side. 

Z is for zodiac: Aquarius

I meant to post this yesterday, when it seemed like a much better idea...but we were visiting the doctor's office.
Shane's been sick all week, with a mild virus.  He thinks our doctor is the coolest because after listening to Shane's stomach and bowel sounds, he predicted mild diarrhea would be next.  Later, Shane informed me that "Mr. P" (the doctor) was right!  So, now you know!  And, Shane has pink-eye! 
March totally kicked my butt, however April seems to be starting out much better. Sore throat, stomach ache, diarrhea, pink-eye...and that's just the beginning of yesterday's adventures! It doesn't get much better than this folks!  Whatever.