Friday, August 29, 2008

Shear Genius Winner!

I am as honored as honored can be I must say! Even Pat Sajak would be proud of me!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Well, the birthday actually happened last Sunday, but it was really awesome!
I got a bunch of cool stuff that I actually asked for and one surprising thing I didn't. Anyone seen "Office Space"?
This movie is so funny! Yes it is rated "R" and I am not endorsing that, but it comes on t.v. almost every week. The red swingline stapler is a small running theme throughout the movie and a few months ago Target started carrying them and I really wanted one, but I didn't want to spend the money, but Janelle (great co-worker) got me one! The classic item I would never buy for myself but really want! The only bad thing is that no one who has walked through our office doors since I got the gift has any clue about the reference.
I wonder if I am hanging out with the right people?? ;-)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Oh Yeah, I'm Stylin'

I chose the fabric for my dress because it was very lightweight and light colored, thinking that it would be cooler than a darker color. Now, after seeing photos of myself, I wish that I had chosen the color of dirt, rocks or grass so that I would blend more into my surroundings.

I am quite proud of the fact that I was rebellious and wore a hat as opposed to a bonnet. I had far less sun than anyone else, besides it was the only thing that put me close to cool and for an old fat woman that means a lot!

The thing that I am really freaking out about with a lot of my photographs is that I had a spot on my lens that I obviously couldn't see. I don't have the time or inclination to sit in front of Photoshop for the amount of time it would take to fix it all.

That's my baby on the right! They didn't drop the girl!

I did end up with some nice shots!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Pioneer Trek

Okay so.......

The Trek part of the trip was a very spiritual and moving experience. We had 3 days of amazing (for the most part) One of the young women in Kyle's "family" got dehydrated on the long trek day, so they didn't attend the fireside where the kids were presented with letters from home that told them how much their parents loved them.

Here is the family photo - I know I look like YUCK!

There are other stories to come......

but this is how I looked at the end.

and I still feel this way!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

What the HECK was I thinking?!?!?!?!

Tomorrow at 8am along with my family and about 159,000 other folks who live in the San Diego Stake (okay a bit of an exaggeration) I will board one of 3 buses, ride 24 hours to Wyoming and spend 3 days on a Pioneer trek. Then another 4 days running around Idaho & Utah with them participating in some heavily scheduled activities. Lava Hot Springs, tour of Univ. of Utah, Temple Square etc...

We will be all decked out in our Pioneer gear (first 3 days only, thankfully - I have rebelled and purchased a straw hat, because I DON'T see myself in a bonnet) and spend our days without cell phones, Internet, ipods or other mechanical items OH FUN no showers either for these 3 days!

2 months ago we had a dancing and games activity to prepare for the games/activities of the time period. As I walked around taking photos, I realized there were a few folks that being around for 2 hours was pushing my sanity limits how in the world will I make it a full week? Hot, sweaty, stinky, and tired (because let's face it I already am tired now thinking about it!) are not really conducive to being patient in the affliction of hanging out with some folks who live on my last nerve! Don't get me wrong, there are quite a few of these folks I can't wait to spend time with, and normally I am not a glass half empty kind of girl but dragging this out has really taxed me!