Monday, December 12, 2011

A Star Valley Weekend

Right after Thanksgiving Shelby and I sat down and made a list of things we wanted to do this Christmas with our "Saber Boys" to make the holiday special. We didn't want Christmas to be about what they found under the tree on Christmas day but on all of the family traditions that led up to Christmas. One of the items on the list was sledding. Since there is no snow here in Ogden ,as of right now, we found a perfect occasion and reason to head up to Star Valley, Wyoming and stay with Uncle Shain and Aunt Tara.
Top Ten of the Star Valley Weekend
1. Uncle Shain. The bear wrestling, story telling, hugs, and laughs.
2. Eli. Game playing, playing on the farm and the fields in the snow, and most important the private violin concert on Sunday night. He is so amazing!

3. Aunt Tara, who made us welcome and comfortable. She also put up with my little ones using her farm white board and markers to draw with all weekend. I am sure we need to replace those markers. Plus the coat rake that needs to be re hung and the general chaos that the saber boys bring. Thanks Tara.

4. Playing in the snow for hours on end!

5. Lots of time with each other to play and have fun!
6. The snow. The boys spent hours and hours bundled up playing out in the snow.

7. The Farm animals.

8. Shain pulling the boys behind his 4 wheeler on the road covered with snow!

9. The AMAZING food! Shain made home made been burritos. The best burritos I have ever had. They cooked and spoiled us all weekend!

10. Location, Location, Location. Beautiful, relaxing, serene, quite, clean, perfect!
Thanks Shain, Tara, and Eli for the perfect Christmas Season weekend!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Merry Christmas! I figured it was about time that I start blogging again. I am working updating the whole site. This is a start.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Count Your Blessings

I have had many sleepless nights/days lately. A year ago I was sleeping like a baby, and I probably shouldn't have been, now it has finally hit me and I can't sleep. So tonight after worrying and crying over things that I can't change or fix it hit me that I may not have everything I think I need and definitely not all that I want, but I have want means the most. I have so many blessings and we have never lacked in the things that we need the most. So I am very blessed.

"Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep"

"When I'm worried and I can't sleep
I count my blessing instead of sheep
And I fall asleep, counting my blessings

When my bankroll is gettin' small
I think of when I had none at all
And I fall asleep, counting my blessings

I think about a nursery
And I picture curly heads
And one by one I count them
As they slumber in their beds

If you're worried and you can't sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep counting your blessings.

So if you're worried and you can't sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep counting your blessings."

Sunday, November 1, 2009