Friday, January 30, 2009

A Heavenly time was had by all...

This past week Craig, Nicole, Steve and I went to Lake Tahoe. We went skiing at Kirkwood and Heavenly. You would think after all these years I would know not to take Craig's advise and go on the chair lift he suggests. But no, so off we went up "Cornise Express". Of course it was a black diamond run, and steep, but at least it was groomed. I only fell once, not bad. The snow was pretty good considering it is a pretty low snow year, so when you fell it wasn't too hard. As much as I hate the cold, I find it odd that I like to ski. It was a warm 28 degrees up at the top of Heavenly on Thursday. I hate wearing hats, they drive me nuts so I just wear an ear band. I was pretty warm skiing but the chair lift ride was pretty cold and sometimes windy. I try not to embarrass Steve too much, but once when we were in the lift line I just fell over, my skis crossed or something. He just keeps going and I'm the old lady trying to get her big lard butt off the ground. Some young snowboarder came along and felt sorry for me and helped me up. I was laughing the whole time. Steve just waits for me at the front of the lift line.

Nicole was a good sport and put up with skiing with the "in-laws". Craig skied one or two runs with us then went off to find the steep stuff. We had a great time and the weather was sunny and warm at Lake Tahoe, if you call 37 warm. We do hope for more snow for the next time we go at the end of February.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I've been tagged by Susan to list some things about my husband. I usually ignore these taggs, but because it gave me a chance to write about Steve, I'm going to respond. I am married to the most wonderful man. Here are the 5 things you might not know about him
1. Cold Stone German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream
2. His mom's meat pie
3. Golfing with his sons
4. Visiting with his daughter
5. Mountain hikes

1. Dive the Galapagos Island
2. Make a Cobra kit car
3. Go on another mission
4. Learn to do family history
5. Make sure his next wife likes the cold

1.Anything chewy
2. Anything crunchy
3. Anything sweet
4. M & M's in his office
5. Never fudge!

1. He is very generous
2. He gives the credit to me when he is due the thanks
3. He graduated from BYU, not married
4. He loves to travel
5. He doesn't like hot water

1.He keeps the temperature in the car at 68 summer, spring, winter, fall.
2.He doesn't like me going out at night
3.He would love to dance, if only he had a wife who did(see #5 above)
4.He does not like having his picture taken
5.He wears socks with sandals, which his kids love to tease him about

As you can see, I am a very blessed woman. I wouldn't trade him in for anything or anyone!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Scott is off to college.........
This past week we headed up to Utah to take Scott to BYU. First we had to get him a car, and after numerous trips to just about every car dealer in Salt Lake, he finally is the proud owner of a new 2009 Ford Fusion sedan. It is all wheel drive for the snowy Utah roads and has all kinds of electronic stuff inside. He was up the next morning, in 10 degree weather, trying out all the gagets it came with. It was with bittersweet emotions that we dropped his belongings off at his new apartment, he has only been home about 2 1/2 months and he is off to start life as a college student. I thought I was the only one sad about it but it seems that Derek thought that Scott was going to be living with them while he went to school, when Scott got ready to leave Kelli's, Derek was quite upset that Scott was going, he was really excited about the having his uncle living with them, he was even willing to give up his room for Scott. Kelli had to promise a trip down to Provo to see Scott's apt. and BYU.
It sure was quiet when Steve and I got home. After having Stephanie and the two boys here for two weeks, Kelli and her two boys for a week and then Jack & Megan & Cali here for three weeks I was ready for the quiet. Steve wanted to drive home from Utah via Kent's palce in Washington, I vetoed that idea. He is ready for a trip somewhere, anywhere. I'm still putting away Christmas, it sure seemd to pass by fast.
I'm finally getting over the cold I've have for four weeks and feeling like crap. I still sound like someone who smoked five packs a day, hopefuly that will end soon too.
I hope everyone had a great holiday and is looking forward to the new year. My word(s) for the new year is "follower of Christ". I think I can do a better job in all aspects of my life in living more how I know I should.

Taylor wants to ride in the truch

At Mt. Rushmore

Devils Tower Wyoming