Saturday, February 21, 2009


Finally. Finally, I can say that I am following the words of the prophet. Every time gardening has come up over the years, I usually just cringed and hoped that the subject would change. Now, I can proudly say that I have A garden. Now, if it produces anything edible , is a whole different ball game. Thanks to Grandpa Huish, we spent about eight hours building our box from scratch and filling it up with 1 foot of high quality soil. Then, we cheated and got the little sprout starters from HOme Depot. Voila! Garden in a day. It was so beautiful, that I just had to take a picture of it. I hope to learn a lot about it over the coming years. I really admire those that have learned to garden , especially here in Arizona. I expect that I will make many mistakes, but hope to be blessed in spite of myself. Who knows, if I make it work, maybe I will build another box next to it. Time will tell. Now I need to work on my year supply of Chocolate.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

February 2009

This month started out with a bang. Dale and I went with the Lewis', Pearces', and Williams' up to Midway Utah to go snow skiing and have a little getaway from the kiddies. We got to ski at Park City the first day, then Deer Valley the second, and then Dale went snowmobiling at Daniel Summit on the third day. Lots of fun in the snow. Utah is a beautiful place to visit, because I was happy to get back to the warmth of AZ after 4 days away. You really have to switch gears from only worrying about yourself what you need as opposed to returning home and forgetting yourself and worrying about the needs of 5 little people. It was a refreshing break and I was happy to be home and get back into routine. Then came the week of Valentine's. When I was a little kid, my mom would have us decorate paper bags and hang them on our doors. My mom and the other kids would put little treats or special notes in the bag every day until Valentines. It was fun to anticipate "what" would be in the bag. It was fun to see what the kids would write to each other. I must say that my girls caught on to the idea better than the boys. Go figure. It was fun, though. That whole week I spent preparing for our ward VAlentines Party. We ate Costa Vida for dinner, played fun games with cheesy prizes and then dipped lots of yummy treats in the chocolate fountain. WE had a great turn out of over 100 people. Finally after that I could relax.