Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hike up Fossil Butte









Jadon and I hiked to the top of Fossil Butte today. It was a blast. We probably cover 7 miles and had a lot fun. Here are some pictures. I have kinesio tape on my knees so that they don't hurt. I'm not trying to start a new trend.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Whirlwind In My Head

My mind is a whirlwind right now. It's been a busy week and it's not slowing down. We leave next Tuesday to go to my cousin's wedding in Missouri and then stop and see Jadon's family on the way home. With everything coming up life seems crazy. So.....I thought I'd share some of the insanity with the rest of you. Here are a few of the random yet pressing thoughts:
Why are the roofers so slow? I wonder if they'll clean up the mess or will I come home from the wedding with a trashed yard? I need to paint my nails before the wedding. What should I get for a shower gift? I Still have to read for small group and Women's Bible Study. Phone calls, phone calls, phone calls. Yeah we're getting another dog. I wonder if Day's Inn charges extra for pets? Gotta send Aaron a birthday card. Almost 26 - wow! I'm not sure if I like it, it's closer to 30. I bet clothes need ironed for Sunday. Gotta finish the Bulletin. What should I make for lunch tomorrow.? I wonder what movie is playing this week? I think the dryer stopped, do I really want to fold the clothes tonight? Where do I want to eat for my birthday? And the list continues, but I won't confuse you any more. If you have answers to any of these let me know!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pastor's Retreat in Estes Park






We just got home from the Pastor's Retreat in Estes Park. It was a lot of fun but I'm still so so glad to be back at home. There is something so wonderful about sleeping in your own bed, having a place for everything, and not having a schedule to follow. Jadon already told about a lot of the retreat so I won't bore you with a repeat. Just enjoy a few pictures!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Proud Chaco Owner

I forgot to mention it a few weeks ago but I was given the best gift by my awesome husband. He had to drive down to Salt Lake to visit a lady in our church who was in the hospital there. On his way home he called me and told me that he had a surprise for me. I was thinking he bought me a pastry from Starbucks, or maybe he bought Maya a new collar. I don't know, something simple and easy and still exciting.

Little did I know that he had something bigger for me. Now this might not mean much to some of you but others will sigh. Jadon bought me Chaco's. You're looking at them. They are the best sandals you can buy. Amazing tread, adjustable straps, lifetime warranty, perfect support and pretty cool looking too. I've wanted a pair for years, but didn't think I would ever really own one. Well now I do and I love them! So since I sitting here with them on right now I figured they were blog worthy. Thanks Jadon!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Tribute To My Mother

It has been way too long since I've entertained ya'll with some blogging. I have to confess that Jadon helped me set up a facebook account and I've been so enthralled with it, that I've neglected my blogging. When I was a kid my mom read me this book about a doll who got her feelings hurt because the little girl she belonged to got a new doll and forgot about her... So in case my blog is feeling left out, here is a little of my time and attention

This blog is really a tribute to my mom in light of mother's day, however it's also an update on my life.

Last Thursday Jadon and I drove to Boise, ID for the Intermountain West District Conference. My Dad is the superintendent so he and my mom were at the conference. I don't really know very many other people in this district so my mom was my buddy while we were there. I couldn't have asked for a better pal.

I'm not a huge fan of sitting through long meettings, presentations or sermons. Nothing against speakers, I just have a short attention span and an even shorter "sit-still span" After the first session I struggled with paying attention and sitting still. Jadon and I are the youngest couple in the district and I toyed with the idea of living that up and being fidgety and disruptive or acting older than I am and gluing myself to my chair. I opted with the second option because my wonderful mother fulfilled the first option for me. I left to use the restroom during one session and on my way back to my seat my mom blatantly tripped me. NO, I didn't see it coming and I feel all over Jadon. My mom laughed out loud and said, "I thought you would have seen that coming"

I have to admit it was hilarious and I didn't have to worry about being the young disruptive pastor's wife, because I was beat to the punch by a disruptive superintendent's wife (that's my mom).

I love my mom! What fun! She better watch her step though because she has a comeback coming!