Sunday, March 30, 2008

Girl Scout Cookies

One of my favorite times of the year when my girl scout cookies come. I look forward to it every year. My favorite is the tagalong (peanut butter pattie), followed by thin mints, then followed by the samoas. A special thanks to my neighbor’s granddaughter who I have gotten my cookies from for the past two years.

I remember when I was young and in Brownies and Girl Scouts. I went door to door trying to sell the cookies. I also sat in front of grocery stores asking people if they wanted to buy some as they walked by. It is a lot better now when I can just buy them from the girl scouts.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Kindergarten here Bryson comes...
So yesterday I took Bryson and we registered for Kindergarten. He is excited to go and so am I.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Powder Day

Yesterday was Bryson's first day skiing. I had meant to take him earlier in the season but due to starting at my new work my weekdays have been tight. I also wanted to take him on a nice sunny day as I figured he would enjoy it more. This year we have only had a few weeks with out a storm (Although the spring has been pretty dry).

Alta was a nice place to take Bryson. They had two tow ropes, one that was pretty flat and one that was steeper. They also had a 'magic carpet' conveyor belt that was easy to ride up. But the icing on the cake was the high speed triple lift that was free after 3pm.

Bryson was pretty good and has learned quite a bit so far. Hes getting better at the pizza and is excellent on French fries (snow plow and skiing strait). He lasted from Noon until 4:15 when we went back home with one break for snacks and two potty breaks (1 that was an emergency down hill event).

All in all I look forward to having Bryson as a Ski/Boarding partner.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

So Eric was talking about change in his last post and I guess that is what we all have to realize will happen in life. I was just called as Relief Society 2nd Counselor in our ward. What a change from Webelos leader. I am looking forward to the change and I am excited to help with Enrichment activities. If anybody has had any good Enrichment activities that they want to pass on that would be apprecited

Friday, March 07, 2008

Returning to Bakersfield made me think about all the old times and the people I miss. Bakersfield has changed quite a bit since I last dropped by some 4-5 years ago. And while somethings will never change, I realized that the Bakersfield I grew up in is gone forever. Life is much about change. You often don't miss something until its gone. And so that is the way I feel about Bakersfield. When growing up I always wanted to explore new places; Beaches or Mountains, or even relatives living in other states were popular havens of my teenage years. But now I would give up a lot to just return to the past for a few moments. And so with that I decided to upload a past video of the days of old.

I'm not sure what year it is, as 1st ward in Bakersfield had great Halloween partys every year. But this video has a lot of people that I remember growing up with. It is shot from my Fathers perspective, so a lot is of my family. But also a lot of his and our family friends, dressed up for the occasion.

Youtube doesn't encode video very well (in fact it looks terrible compared to the original). So if you want me to send you a DVD of this just let me know.

Come back next week and I will put up more of Ward camp outs!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

So it is 2:30 in the morning and my little girl woke me up and I can't sleep so I thought i would try and figure out some blog stuff. Hopefully I figured out how to get my own profile so it says that I published the post instead of eric. the other thing I am trying to figure out is how to put the cute background colors/paper behind the blog. If anyone can help me it would be appreciated.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Life with a 4 and 2 year old...
Can sometimes be wonderful, but at other times can cause stress and make you just want to run away. Well last weekend that is what I did.
To give you some background I took my kids shopping to the outlet mall in park city. I even had Ann, my mother in law come with me for someone to help with the kids. We were on our 4th store and both my kids had melt downs. We had to take both of them out screaming and crying. Needless to say it is not what I needed for the day. We went out to lunch and then never went back shopping. Luckily I had bought the most important thing I had come for, Carley's new tennis shoes.
Anyways, so i finally start to relax when I get home, but my kids are still high strung and driving me crazy, so that is when I decide to take a break. I called Eric at work and told him that I was going to spend the night at his mom's.
It was a nice relaxing night with no children. then the next morning we went and got manicures and pedicures and went to the dollar theater and saw Enchanted-(with only Grey's Anatomy re-runs it was nice to Patrick Dempsey in a new role and something more G-rated). It was a cute movie and I can't wait until Carley gets into the princess phase and will sit through movies.
Life as a mother is wonderful, but sometimes it is nice to get away.