Tuesday, January 26, 2010

We say Good-bye, and we say Hello!

Good-bye to This Old House blog listing (it was at the right of this blog). It's been a year now, and we've moved on to other improvements.
The other improvements includes our deck that we have mostly only thought about for over 17 years now. It's becoming a reality, and it's looking great. So, Hello deck! Thomas and Terry have been working hard on it every day, weather permitting.
This photo of Thomas and Terry shows the last board being screwed down in place to complete the deck floor. The railing along the sides is all in, but we still have the steps and the facing or skirting to complete.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Elder Michael Hebdon

Michael was transferred from Okinawa to Kumamoto. We checked it out on google earth and we found it. He is happy with his new companion, who is Japanese, and things are awesome right now. There are 4 elders in the apartment, one of those elders was in the MTC with Michael for a few weeks. Life is good, and the work continues.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The deck is coming a long a little at a time. There have been too many wet days. Today was foggy with a couple minutes of sun a time or two, but they were able to work on the deck. Happy Day!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Where are you Christmas?

My Rule: No new posts until my Christmas decorations were put away. That was quite a chore for me this year. Christmas music could remain on my blog for as long as it took me to put Christmas away so I could listen as I worked. Alas, the task is complete. I did not get my fill of Christmas though. It seems that way every year. I do love the lights and the music, so it was hard to do, even as late into the year as it is.

Chemo treatments started for Terry this week. Three days a week this time, every 4th week. We hoped he would be feeling pretty good but, not so. He did good the first couple days, but then started feeling icky....very icky. Friday morning was the worst for him, but he does seem to be improving slowly. Some good is still good.

The kids started school Monday and I have missed them. We just don't get much time together after school, sports, band, and other misc. activities. I am really trying to "become more diligent and concerned at home" as Elder Bednar said in his Gen. Conf. address last fall. I'm going to find a way to make it work for us. Today was not a good example of it because of all the cleaning....

New Year's resolutions are the thing of late. Every year, like clockwork, they come around and beat at the door (or bang on my head, or something like that). I don't usually set them, but they do always tease me. This year is a bit different. I have noticed a few things thru the last several months that I have wanted to change and decided that now is the time to do it. I have been trying to figure out how to make some of those changes, and have decided to take the rest of this month to create the plan and set my goals and feel good that I got a little bit of a head start with them. I hope that in a few months there will be some noticeable changes. I need it!

Good luck to any and all of you who are setting resolutions or making necessary changes in your lives too!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Happy Birthday to Terry's mom, Idris!
We love you!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

He's Gone Again!

Skyler left this morning for BYU-I. It was so nice to have him home for a few months after returning from his mission and before leaving for college. We will miss him, but we are excited for him to continue his education and prepare for a family and a career.

Wednesday night, after work, Skyler went to Moses Lake to pick up these three gals and Nels and Kalvin came out to the house to prepare the food. This group of young adults has enjoyed sharing time together over the past few months and will all be going their own way this month. This dinner party was a finale to their good times together this fall/winter. Their friendship will remain, but directions will certainly change.
Bailey, Nels, Lisa, Skyler, Anne, Kalvin.
We wish them all joy and success in their endeavors.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Don't count the days...
Make the days