Friday, April 27, 2012

Grateful Me!

Yep- today is my birthday. Fun birthday presents and a card. Thanks to my sister Deb for the Angry Birds wrist band! Love that.

Thanks also, Deb, for the cool red box and the zebra box too.

 Thanks to my co-worker people for the cute card. I will post the poem below.

And thanks to Kathy for the ampersand and Paula for the retro pink timer and Holly for the cool designed recipe box and recipe cards.

Here is the poem, written by Kathy-a fellow illustrator at work.

(This poem was inside the birthday card above.) And then I got to read lots of sweet comments in the card from all my co-workers. 

Happy Birthday Wishes to Sumebody Special.
An Ode to Sumeone
Sume people are funny,
Sume people are smart,
Sume people have talent
And really know art.

Sume people have names
With a silent "e" ending.
Sume people are thoughtful
And great at befriending.

Sume people are healthy
And ne'er make a mess,
And on every Thursday
Sume come in a dress.

Sume people work hard
And do more than their share.
Sume people are tallish
With blonde sexy hair.

Sume people have come here
From Canada (eh),
So Sume people have
Funny words that they say!
(Like "mum" and "hoe-se"
And "soe-rry"!)

Sume people go here
And Sume people go there, 
But you're the best Sumeone
We'd find anywhere.

And Dani at work brought in a relish tray with veggies and hummus and different dips and chips. PERFECT food for me! And then I got to go to lunch with Dwane, Ann, Mike, Larry, Holly, Paula, and Kathy. What a wonderful "day before my birthday" day! 

And of course my friend Sherry gave me my new bright blue Saucony shoes. Woohoo!
Lucky Me!

(Kind of a tough day for me yesterday. 6 months since my mom passed away. Glad I could have comfort in the temple as I was working my temple shift last night.)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

YW/YM Service Project at BYU

The youth in 2 stakes in our area folded and taped boxes.

 Yay, YW of our ward! The YM are in the back of this lower photo.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ran a 5k and did some other stuff

Been a busy day. Ran in a 5k for a little baby who has cancer. A great cause. Now off to the BYU Men's Volleyball game. Go, Cougs!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Note to Self

Keep sleeping if your alarm clock hasn't gone off. I woke up an hour earlier than I usually do. Now I am VERY tired. And I already get up at an insane hour as it is!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Happy Thursday!

Interesting how it is with making decisions in life.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bye, Mike Wallace

I loved the interaction he had with President Hinckley.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Enjoying the Sunshine at a Park

Fun park near me. The swing sign was fun to read.
The swing looked even funner! You can push it so it turns around.
And the ducks were great at the pond. I had to snap a photo of these two "guard" ducks. One of them even glanced at me when I took the photo.
Great little park on a nice Spring pre-Easter day.
Happy Easter to everyone.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


I am egg-stremely grateful for my family. And for my friends. I am egg-cited that Spring is here and for the different opportunities in my life.

And I am so thankful for what our Savior did for us. That he suffered for me. For all of us. I feel so blessed. I am overwhelmed.

(Side note- I was reading old journals last night as I rummaged around for some papers I needed to find. So interesting the different relationships with some of the guys in my life and things that have happened during the years. I have learned a lot. About myself and about patience. And about gratefulness.)

Friday, April 6, 2012

A Girl and a Thanks

A friend worked on my computer this last year. New hard drive I drew their little girl, Emily, for them. I hope they liked it.
And then I always needed a quick little thank you card...So, here it is. Quick and works for what I need. Yay.
Happy Easter this weekend! I hope it is a great weekend! Though I drove to work in driving snow this morning, the weekend promises to be sunny. Yay!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

20 years today

Miss you, my amazing pater! Love you, Daddy.

We are not separated from them. We cannot forget them. We do not cease to love them. We always hold them in our hearts. We live in their presence.They love us now more than ever. —Richard G Scott excerpts from April Conference 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

3 Years

3 years today. Love you, Jase. Miss you.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Be Kind...

Be kind. It is a happy way to live.—Jeffrey R Holland