Friday, June 25, 2010

Fly like an Eagle!

Scott and Sam are EAGLES NOW (scott earned his 15 months ago actually just didn't get the award) their Eagle award ceremony along with 4 of their friends were attended by around 100 people on the 12th of June, in our back yard. It was much like a wedding reception but on a smaller scale of course, it was a perfect day. It had been raining for days and days, Sat ended up being 80 degrees and just beautiful. The flowers and bushes were in full bloom, the grass is the greenest ever proud of my 5th a 6th Eagles! Scouting has been hard on their mother way to many ditches, mountains and tears I hope it was all worth it.

Sam started drivers education this week. My babies are growing up. Sam and Scott are now both 5 ft 11in. Scott isn't to thrilled, we knew it would happen from all the poison he has been on. Good thing he is buff, buffer than any of his bros at this age!

Sawyer turned 1 this month, Danielsoninlaw and Luke turned 32. Gpa Lee 86! He and Helen celebrated their 4th anniversary, still acting like newly weds! Danny in Brasil working on his internship, will be here for a few days in Aug then back to BYU for his last semester. Sadie is loving CO and working hard with Luke. Loving being around Janna and her niece and nephews.

Well almost time to leave again. Blackburn reunion is in a very few days. Lists are made, some packing done. Cedar Mountain is a beautiful place, the only place we vacationed as a child and that wasn't very often. Excited to be with my siblings their spouses, all grandkids and all the rest of those I love and miss. We pick up Sadie at the airport and Benji somewhere in Provo on the way. A few days after returning Sadie and I go on our big trip. Tickets bought, motels and hostels in place, traveling books bought with maps of course, my blow up pillow in my pile and lists made. I am a big list maker, makes packing a breeze!

It has been 4 years since we lost our niece Tera, Gary has remarried and the children are doing awesome and love Sidney. Two months since we lost Gayle. her Gary is coping as is the kids and grandkids they just all miss her so much. Gary came up for a few days this month. He is going with Jim, Sam and Gpa to Canada fishing iin Aug. It will be a great time for them all. They pick up gpa and Gary in Seattle at the airport as they will just be coming back from Bronson and head to Canada. My mom is coming back to visit in Aug. Scott and Sam have EFY in Aug. Sadie will come back with for the weekend the end of our trip.

We have had the most rain on record EVER! Things have not only been gloomy gloomy but GREEN GREEN and oh so beautiful. The garden has had a hard time getting a good start but the last few days the sun has begun to pretend it is summer and my personal flower/vege garden has broccoli ready to eat! About 30 plants came back from last year if anyone needs a plant to put in their over watered vege gardens.

Life is good, life is grand, life is short, be happy!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Lets wash some windows!

Just writing the new post from Las Vegas, Sin City, Satan's Playground or whatever you want to call it. Jim is in dental meetings. It is at or close to the 100 degree mark today. I so wish I could take home 10 degrees of it and add it to CDA's 50 degrees ok 20 degrees then if I could make a wish why not go big. CDA has been nothing but rain, more rain then some rain. Monday it rained 2/3 rds of a inch...a record! Seattle has nothing on us for moisture. So glad green is one of my favorite colors for that is what I see outside my every window!

Last weekend was our yearly Memorial day campout. The trailer is still in the driveway waiting to be unloaded but we had to come to Vegas the next day. Ya think the boys will have it unloaded and everything taken care of? YEAH RIGHT! Some of the party actually rafted in the rain and cold. I watched a movie, did hand sewing and read for hours. The furnace didn't work the whole 4 days so it was one cold weekend I was one happy momma arriving home!

Health updates, nothing new. Scott is good, labs are good numbers. Josh is same waiting for a good match. Benji back in CA, Danny in Brasil till the first of Aug, Sadie is still in Colorado working with Luke. Luke and fam good, Sarah and fam good, Sam and Scott get out of school for the summer next week so they are good. We hope we get some summer temps soon or it will be one long vacation. The boys both want to make some money washing windows, I remind them they must learn on our windows over and over again.....good idea don't you think? Just if it can stop raining so they can practice.

Headed back home tonight, 3.5 weeks till the Blackburn reunion then Sadie and I are headed to Italy and Ireland. But being home is still best!