Saturday, April 29, 2006

He's a sweetie pie...

It's that special time of year again.....

YOU GUESSED IT...."Clovis Rodeo Weekend!"

Sean rode his first horse today...and loved it. I wanted to ride one too, but there was a 75 pound weight limit....

Friday, April 28, 2006

The Roses are in full bloom!

The rose on the left is named "Hot Cocoa"...there's no question why I love it so much. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I'm having an "I miss the ocean" day today....

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Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows
with the ability to say no to oneself.

-- Abraham Joshua Heschel 1907-1972

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Sean lost his first tooth today!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous
circumstances, would have lain dormant.

-- Horace (65-8 BC) Roman Poet

Friday, April 21, 2006

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

As you can see, our trains are being serviced right now as they await their big journey around the track!

Photos courtesy of Sean

This is what i did today...with Sean....

...instead of the mopping and vacuuming that i should have done...oh well! Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 17, 2006

Great Quote by Margaret D. Nadauld:

“Woman of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough, we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse, we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude, we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune, we need women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity.”

You need to check this out! It's a live Eagle Cam...

The Mom Eagle is waiting for her eggs to cool...

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Impromtu Family Photo....

I see now how much taller my son is than me. Obviously, I knew he was taller but in the photo I see the difference in our height....amazing to me that he's grown so much. We had a good day all together at my mom and dad's. I hope you all had a nice Easter Day! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Poor Humpty Dumpty...

Grant loves the curtains....uh oh.....

Is this the face of young man being forced by his mother to dye Easter Eggs?

Actually, he's a very good sport!

...some serious egg decorating going on....

Angel Face

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Eggs ala Sean

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By Leslie

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Easter Christi and Ryan

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Friday, April 14, 2006

You Belong in Amsterdam

A little old fashioned, a little modern - you're the best of both worlds. And so is Amsterdam.
Whether you want to be a squatter graffiti artist or a great novelist, Amsterdam has all that you want in Europe (in one small city).

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Leslie and some of her new friends....

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Sean as Superman!!!

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I may have already posted this one...if so...sorry!

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Baby Grant as a sports fan

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Little Grant and my Sean

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"Courage for the great sorrows in life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake." --Victor Hugo

Monday, April 10, 2006

Sweet Baby Grant....

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 07, 2006


Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger
you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him.

-- Epictetus (55-135 AD) Greek Philosopher

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The doves in my backyard today...

I keep an iron statuette of a dove on this particular rock out in my's a leftover from Christi's wedding reception I looked out and saw at least 4 other real doves congregating with the "dove of steel" in the middle. So cute!
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary
ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong
end of a telescope and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."

Theodore Geisel/Dr. Seuss


There is a sense of exhilaration that comes from facing head-on the
hard truths and saying, "We will never give up. We will never
capitulate. It might take a long time, but we will find a way to

-- Jim Collins, from his book, Good to Great
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because
he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or faraway." - Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I want to be young again...

i just found this picture last night. It was of me and Leslie at a Mother's Day Luncheon at her school. Taken in May of feels like a century ago...and I want long hair again. Am I too old for long hair? Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 03, 2006

Positive Quote of the Day

Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly,
one-directionally, without regret or reservation.

-- William H. Sheldon

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Which Conference talk did you like best?

Just a question for all my Mormon friends....I loved Elder Holland's talk. It was just what i needed. Pres. Hinckley was cute when he said that his talk shouldn't be considered an obituary...even though that's what I was thinking the whole time he was talking. But, sadly, I always wonder if this is the last time we will see him speak at conference. I adore him. The weather looked good in it as perfect as it looked Sarita and Jess? Love you guys!

Cute Baby and Mommy

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Christi and Baby Grant

Happy, fiesty and growing....that's Grant! Posted by Picasa