Monday, January 25, 2010

My Two Sons

These two little boys have been keeping me busy lately.

As well as any family and friends we have.

Ethan enjoyed a special weekend
Where he turned 12,
Had a surprise birthday party at the auto show,
And received the priesthood,
while his mom and dad cried.

Josh enjoyed a special weekend too,
Where he received his Eagle,
with the mayor giving an great Eagle Charge,
His dad giving a sweet spotlight,
And Josh thanking those who supported him.

I have had, in the back of my mind a feeling from when Josh was tiny and headed to nursery for the first time.  I had an overwhelming sense of appreciation for the adults in my children's lives. 

I often feel inadequate at being a parent, and when I see the success of my kids, I know that they are having that because there are other caring adults in their lives.

I guess I do think that it takes a village to raise a child.   And I'm grateful for my village and family that have helped me have two great sons!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Scouting Western-Style

I've combined the fact that Josh needed photos for his Eagle Scout

with the Old West Photoshop action from Pioneer Woman.

Here's what I ended up with.. ..

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Once on THIS Island

Guess who's got a part in the play?


If I remember correctly, he'll be playing the following parts:

A Bridge

A Dancing Frog

A Singing Peasant

Are you as intrigued as I am?

Mark your calendar now to come see my son,


As he portrays a bridge, frog, and peasant.

Or as I call it

A Brogant!

(Show will be April 20 - 24th at the Covey Center)

Monday, January 11, 2010

My Day

I was going to share my day with you last Friday,

but it got a little out of hand.


My day today, looks pretty identical:

Chillin' with Emma



Drinking the Diet Cola to survive . . . . .

How's your day?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Feeling of Being [Un]Satisfied

I'm not the best at carrying on traditions,

But there is one that I love each holiday season!

Santa brings me a 1000 - 1500 piece puzzle each year.

And the race is on, to put the puzzle together before the holiday season ends.

Working together with everyone in the family,

We met the challenge.

How satisfied am I feeling right now?

This feels fairly UNSATISFACTORY.

Anyone seen my missing puzzle piece?