Thursday, April 21, 2011



Birthday Lunch - What could be better? - Great friends and Scrumptious food. I feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends that spoil me way to much on my Birthday. I love having Facebook and waking up and going to my computer and reading all the messages from all my dear friends both old and new ones.
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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Making Memories

For Christmas this year we wanted to give our kids the gift of "Making Memories". The kids however weren't in on our planning of this and it was a surprise to them. It was funny because they all kept mentioning that there weren't really many gifts under the tree this year. (They all know their dad well - He just loves Christmas and always feels there isn't enough under the tree and goes out and get some just little stuff but just stuff for the kids to unwrap. Well this year was different, I made him promise after we had made the decision on the "Memories gift" for each kid that we would stick to it and not go wild. He held up his end of the bargain. (sorry boys - No remote control anything this year) So Jared is the first to collect. If anyone knows Jared very well you know that he eats, sleep, lives for Basketball. So, on Tuesday - January 4th, he and Ty made their way to the Staples Center to watch a Laker's Game between the Lakers and the Detroit Pistons. Jared is so excited the entire day he didn't even want to go to school. They left the house at 3:30 p.m. to go and eat dinner before the game and walk around the Staples Center. Since they got there early they were able to go all around and especially close to the court. Their seats were 14 rows up and right next to the Lakers Tunnel where they come out and go in. So exciting. Well the game was pretty much a blowout with the Lakers winning 89-65. But the best thing happened after the game. They decided to hang around alittle after the game and just take in the ambiance of the whole thing. The main players were all being interviewed by the media - Kobe, Pao Gasol(sp) and Derek Fisher. Well since they stayed alittle longer, they were able to see those guys going into the tunnel to the lockerrom. AS they were walking to the tunnel, Pao Gasol made eye contact with Jared and jumped up to give him a high five. "Wow" was Jared stoked or what? He called me right after and just from the tone of his voice I could tell he was smiling from ear to ear. Well that "Making Memories" gift idea had just paid off. I know that Jared will never forget this night he spent with his Dad at the Lakers Game.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

30 Year High School Reunion


30 Years. I can't believe I have been out of high school for 30 years. It doesn't seem possible. Last night Ty and I attended my reunion. I graduated from Palm Springs High School. It was held at the old Canyon Country Club now called Indian Canyon Country Club. We walked in and boy have many people changed. I didn't recognize alot of people, I had to look at their tags. I think the guys changed more than the ladies. I didn't attend my 20th so not seeing people in 20 years they really change. At the 10 year no body really changes. Most of the ladies are pregnant or just had a baby. Now at the 30th there were alot of Grandma's. I can wait another couple years for that title. We actually had a celebrity in the class. We have a guy who stars on the show ("The Housewives of the O.C.) I never have watched the show personally so I didn't know what everyone was talking about. We started the evening by having our pictures taken and then had time to mingle with the crowd before dinner was served. My sweet husband went with me even though he had worked all day and had only been home about 30 minutes to quickly take a shower and get dressed. I know he did it just for me and I love that he did. Lucky there was a TV there so he could check and take sneak peaks at the USC game that was playing. He was content being with my good friend Jacquie's husband (who didn't know anyone either)and sitting and watching the game. I had a great time mingling with Jacquie and other friends. Alot of my really close friends were not there. They have either moved far away or had a conflict with the night. Jacquie and I had so much fun just trying to recognize who people were. Your memory seems to go with age. Dinner was served and then we had a group pictures taken. Then they did a raffle. I sat down and said I never win anything so our table was talking when all of a sudden my number was called. Sure enough I won a prize. We stayed until the very end. It is alot of fun reconnect
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

My last one is a TEENAGER - OH no!


I can't believe my last one is a teenager. Where have these 13 years gone. Jared is our funny one. He can make anyone laugh.Jared kinda gets the raw end of the deal having a summer birthday because friends are on vacation and then its too hot to do anything else. So this year we went as a family to Soup Plantation (one of Jared's favorite places) and then to the movies to see Grown Ups.
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Friday, July 9, 2010



I can't believe we just celebrated our 27th Wedding Anniversary. We celebrated by attending Cameron's Wrestling Match.THen going to my favorite place Fisherman's Market and then shopping at Costco. Not alot of hoopla but we just wanted to be together.
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Sunday, June 27, 2010


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A new Stake Presidency was announced today at church. This was a real whirlwind of a weekend. We had just returned from a week away in Utah with Jared at Basketball Camp at BYU. We arrived home on Friday afternoon. At 10:30 a.m.on Saturday Ty was scheduled to meet with Elder Hafen. He returned from his interview and hours went by. No phone call. Then around 4:00 p.m. we received a call asking for both he and I to come back to the Stake Center. Elder Cordova and Elder Hafen interviewed me first and then had Ty come in. What a great experience to be in the room with these two men. They were very sincere and thoughtful of our family and our needs. When Ty came into the room with us they said we would like to extend the calling of First Counselor in the Stake Presidency to you. WOW - Was my first thought. This is a big one! Then my thoughts turned to I am so proud of my husband and who he is and what he stands for. He has such a strong, strong testimony of the gospel and the scriptures. He is my rock! I know that this new Presidency will be a great one. They all have many things to bring to the Stake from their various callings.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010


It all started with Lunch. Laurie Carlyle, Myra McRae, Lori Jackman and Alysa and I went to my favorite place El Ranchito Taco Shop. It has the best tacos. We went to the new one by Sam's in Palm Desert. It was really nice and clean. We had a blast. I am so lucky to have such good friends who take such good care of me on my Birthday. They always make me feel so special.Thanks again gals for the fun day. Then later that night I got to spend my evening with my fellow Birthday friends Alysa and Jenie. This year it just so happnened that our Birthdays were all in one week. Jenie was Monday, Mine on Wednesday and Alysa's on Friday. How lucky am I to share my Birthday with such great women. We met for Yogurt at Yogurt Island along with a few of our other friends and (Jef) and closed the place down.