Sunday, March 20, 2011


Read another great book this weekend.

It's called Unwind, and is written by Neal Shusterman.

The premise of the book is that parents have until a child is 18 to decide if they want to keep their child.

Parents can choose to have their child 'unwound' between the ages of 13 to 18.

(Oh, so tempting . . . .)

This was a great, interesting read!

Again, pick it up, read it, let's do lunch!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I Hate St Patrick's Day!

I hate St. Patrick's Day

Okay, maybe that's a little harsh.
I totally respect St. Patrick for removing snakes from Ireland. 

I would like him better if he would've removed snakes from Utah.

Also, I would like St. Pat more if he didn't come with the whole Leprechaun and pinch-me-for-not-wearing-green thing.

I just don't think that Leprechauns and pinching are a reflective way to celebrate snake removal.

Adding to that,

St. Patrick's Day also stinks because there are some moms out there who are letting Leprechauns in their house!

I told Emma that I don't let treat-bearing, house-messing, green-food-color-armed Leprechauns in my house.

She cried, and cried and


I have just completed writing a note to the Leprechauns and leaving it on my door.

I told them if they were nice, they could visit next year.

Emma stopped crying.

Since when did bargaining with imaginary Leprechauns become my life? 

I have to let St. Claus in, the tooth fairy, the Easter Bunny and now Leprechauns?

I just don't like holidays this much!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Great Read

The blogging goes down . .  .

Reading has increased.

I have read several books the past few months,

And I must recommend to you:

The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs.

I really, really enjoyed reading this.

I confess that I laughed a LOT and read so many passages to the family that they were happy to see me finish!

The premise is that the author will live the rules of the Bible as literally as possible for a year.

This makes sense when you consider rules like pay a tithe and love thy neighbor.

But you're just asking for trouble with some of the rules regarding stoning and unclean women.

Ha!  I laugh just thinking about those sections.

Come on, go read it!

And then call me and let's go to lunch to discuss.

P.S.  A little shout out to Patti -- I really want you to read this and tell me what you think.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Glimpse Into the Future

Had the missionaries over for dinner tonight.

It was great!

And I'm not just talking about the steak & potatoes.

But it was sad.

It was glimpsing my future --

Looking at my boys sitting across from someone else's boys. . . . .

Not sure I can handle letting mine go one day.

But I will.

Until then I'll hold them a little closer,

While I can.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dear BYU,

Dear BYU,

I love you.

I love that you have an Honor Code.

I love that you are standing up for the Honor Code and what it means.

But I'm heart-broken!

I'm now eating a tub of ice cream.

I will still watch you on Saturday,

Please don't make me eat more ice cream then.