Sunday, June 29, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Chad and his friend Hunter are lifeguards at golfland sunsplash for summer jobs. Hunter has been staying here and they just drive into work together. After they get real jobs when summer is over, they plan to roommate together in a house out here. For now they are enjoying the "fun" job. I'm sure all the girls that frequent the water park are sure glad these two cute guys are on watch. I wouldn't doubt a fake near drowning just to get their attention. Save me! Save me! LOL!
Notice the lovely smushing in the passenger door of Chad car? Him and Hunter went to town to pick up Kyle Saturday night so he'd be home for church Sunday morning. Just after picking him up, two cars drove up on each side of him boxing him in. The car on the drivers side gave him a little bump leaving a scratch, the other car however rammed into his side. All the guys in the cars were laughing and cussing at them, then they drove off. A witness chased after one of the cars and got the plate number. Chad filed a police report and and they got the statements of 3 witnesses that saw it happen. The cop ran the plates, but were unable to track down who it belongs too. My guess is the cars were stolen and the ones who stole them were driving all over town messing with people while trashing the stolen cars. Makes me so mad! Chad door doesn't open and the glass is broken inside the door so he can't cool down the car with the AC. Not a good thing in the Arizona heat.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
HA!... Who am I kidding! In the George house full of boys there is no such thing as sugar and spice and everything nice. We're more about the snips and snails and puppy dog tails. Not to mention the wrestling, boxers briefs, burps, gas, bad jokes, video games, air soft guns, sticks, stones, frogs, bugs, lizards, and mud...lots and lots of mud!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Brother Harmon spoke before Chad and gave us a great lesson on American history. He was very informative and even quizzed us. He brought these old flags to display. The lower only has 48 stars. I love old flags and cant help but think of the history that surrounds them. It really was a great evening.
Today Chad, his friend Hunter and myself worked on wood for girls camp. They are now ALL drilled and sanded. It feels great to have that checked of my to-do list. My list is still long, but that was a big one.
We have a fun and busy weekend ahead of us. I've gotta run now, but I hope you all have a wonderful weekend as well.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
This is one that I really love!
5 Things about me....
5 things on my to do list:
2. Dishes...lets face it...the whole house needs cleaning.
3. LOTS of camp stuff
4. cook dinner
5. Take Cole to basketball practice
5 places I've worked:
1. Burger King (as a teenager)
2. House keeper-but I was pregnant with my first baby and puking all the time so that didn't last. Apparently home owners don't like that.
3. Full time mom and Mark's errand girl
4. Still doing the mom/errand girl thing
5. Yep, still doing the mom/errand girl thing and busier than ever.
5 favorite foods:
1. Tacos - I love them!
2. Steak and potatoes
3. Chicken cordon bleu lasagna casserole
4. Breads and desserts
5. Good old home cooking - nothing fancy
5 things you may not know about me: This one is hard because I tell everything on here.
1. I am completely addicted to drinking water, but only with teeny sonic ice and only in my big scrapaholic cup.
2. I feel TERRIBLE that I don't get to be with my cute grandsons enough. I miss them! I need to plan some outings with them.
3. Mark spoke in our ward a few weeks ago. He said things that totally embarrassed me. I cried most of the day. He tends to speak before he thinks. He will never do that to me again. Really bad day! The rest of his talk was great.
4. I'm really struggling with my kids growing up. It's all happening so fast. I don't want to be alone and I wish I could remember more of the past. Why didn't I take more pictures? I need to scrapbook more. I thnk I will feel better about things if I get the memories I do have preserved.
5. I'd really like to get a spray on tan, but I don't think I could hold my breath for 30 seconds-twice! I could see myself freaking out in the booth while choking on that stuff. I would love to have a little glowing color without the risk of cancer.
5 things I'd do if I were a billionaire:
1. Pay off our debts.
2. Build a custom home with a basement -a white picked fence and a wrap around porch goes with out saying. Of course there will be a cute red barn in the back yard with big beautiful shade trees all around.
3. Have a 2 year supply of food, water, fuel, and necessities for my family.
4. Help others in need- especially extended family and friends.
5. Do things with my family to create memories that we can't afford to do now.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Tonight we took the young women to the Emma Smith My Story movie. While we are up at girls camp each ward has to do a devotional on someone. We drew Emma Smith's name so I was thrilled when I heard this movie was here. She was the wife of our first prophet, Joseph Smith. This was such a powerful and emotional movie. I cried quite a bit during it. The trials Emma and Joseph went through were unimaginable. My chest was heavy and my heart ached. She was such a strong amazing woman. I think the girls have a whole new appreciation for Emma Smith and their devotional at camp will have so much more meaning to them. I know it deeply impacted me. Here is a clip of the trailer to the movie. For you local Arizona readers It is showing at the Cinemark in Mesa on Dobson and the 202 until June 12th. It really is a must see. I'm taking Mark there to see it again before it's gone. I found a listing online of where it's showing around the country for those of you who are interested. It seems that the theaters that get it are only showing it for a week or 2 so you have to jump on it if you want to see it.
Movie Theater Locations and Movie Time Listings for Emma Smith - My Story:
The new updated theatrical showings as of 5/30 -
"Touching, insightful--provides a perspective that is long overdue!" - Doug Wright, KSL Radio
Thanks to your requests and help, we have set up the following showings of Emma Smith: My Story.
Anchorage, AK (May 30-June 5)
Theater Location: Regal Dimond Center 9, 800 E Dimond Blvd, Suite 210, Anchorage, AK 99515
Boise, ID (May 30-June 5)
Theater Location: Edwards Boise Stadium 22 & Imax, 7709 Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83709
California (Bay area--coming soon)
Idaho Falls, ID (starting May 23)
Theater Locations: Center Theater, 361 Park Ave, Idaho Falls, ID
Kansas City, MO (May 29 & June 9)
Theater Location: Glenwood Arts, 9575 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212
Showtimes: May 29 at 7:30 pm, and June 9 at 7:30 pm only.
Laie, HI: Coming soon.
Las Vegas, NV (May 30-June 5)
Theater Location: Regal Village Square Stadium 18, 9400 W Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV
Mesa/Tempe, AZ (May 30-June 12)
Theater Location: Cinemark 16, 1051 N. Dobson Rd., Mesa, AZ 85201
Nauvoo, IL (June 12 - October 2008)
Showing at: Nauvoo Adventure Zone, 885 East Highway 96, Nauvoo, IL 62354.
Showtimes: Monday-Saturday 3 pm and 7 pm.
Orlando, FL: Coming soon.
Portland, OR (May 30-June 5)
Theater Location: Regal Movies on TV Stadium 16, 2929 SW 234, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Richmond, VA: Coming soon.
Sacramento, CA (June 6-12)
Theater Location: UA Olympus Pointe 12, 520 N. Sunrise Ave., Roseville, CA 95661
San Diego, CA (May 30-June 5)
Theater Location: Regal Edwards San Marcos 18, 1180 West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069
Seattle, WA (May 30-June 5)
Theater Location: Regal Alderwood Stadium 7, 3501 184th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037
Tennessee (coming soon)
Texas (coming soon)
Thatcher/Safford, AZ (May 30 & 31, June 2 only)
Theater Location: 1014 N. College Ave., Eastern AZ College Activity Center, Thatcher, AZ.
Showtimes: May 30 at 7 & 9 pm; May 31 at 5, 7 & 9 pm; June 2 at 5, 7 & 9 pm.
Tucson, AZ (Aug. 29-Sept. 4)
Theater Location: Century El Con 20, 3601 E Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85716
Washington, DC: Coming Soon.
Now in Utah Theaters (check listings for specific times):
Century 16 Union Heights
Tinseltown 17 in Layton
Gateway 8 in Bountiful
Capitol Theater in Brigham City
St. George Pineview Stadium 10
Please check listings in your area for the specific times, but note that the theater may not post them until closer to the theatrical dates scheduled. Check these emails and the website www.emmasmithmovie.com for updates.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
This past weekend we took the young women on a lake house retreat. It was by far the funnest thing we've ever done. Some friends in our ward own the lake house and boat on a private lake. They were kind enough to let us come stay and play there. Otherwise our little budget would have been crushed. We all appreciate their generosity. I don't think I've ever seen the girls or leaders have so much fun. I took like 168 pictures. In a few weeks the girls will be coming over to scrapbook the pictures so they can all have memories saved from our trip. I did get on the boat, but mean Aunt Flow has no sense of timing so I wasn't able to get in the water. So sad! Before I left I didn't think I would even want to get in the water because I don't like lakes, but with this one being small and private it was so clean and nice. I LOVED this place! As you can tell from the pictures everyone had a blast!
The girls and leaders
Cute baby Olivia who is styling in her sun hat and matching glasses.
One of the girls moved to Mesa and this was her last activity with our ward. Each girl and leader gave her a little something small that reminded us of her. I gave her an orange bowl filled with orange smiles because she brightens everyone's day with her sweet spirit. She radiates true love for everyone. As I was writing the card to her I sat here bawling like a baby. She means so much to me. Miss Jodi will be dearly missed by all of us. Her new ward is so lucky to get her. (she is on the far left in the group picture)