Friday, May 29, 2009

It's a tough job........


One of the best things about my job are the field trips. Towards the end of the school year, there are lots of trips during the day that go to the various zoo's, plays and museums anywhere from here to Seattle. Well, yesterday I was able to get a trip to Northest Trek, which has animals that are native to the Pacific Northwest. There's an hour long tram ride that goes through a free-roam area where the animals are in their natural habitat. We saw deer, buffalo, sheep, a bald eagle, beaver, etc. There are also places to walk around to see owls, wolves, bears, cougars, bobcats..... This has been one of my favorite places to take the girls since we moved here. Anyway, yesterday I had the tough job of taking a group to Northwest Trek, dropping them off at the front gates, parking the bus and then being "forced" to spend 4 heavenly hours there wandering around, looking at the beautiful animals, trees, forest areas, etc that make Washington State so beautiful. It was a wonderful reminder of our Heavenly Father and the beauty He has provided for us.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A date with my daughters!

This last Friday night, the girls and I went to the Taylor Swift concert in Seattle. Despite the fact that it took us over 2 hours to get to Seattle due to the traffic congestion - we had a really good time. (Besides, travel time in the car is the perfect time for "chatting" and is my favorite time.) We had heard from several people that Taylor Swift didn't put on a very good concert - but we thought it was great! We love Seattle and would have LOVED to spend the entire day up there before the concert - but work and school takes precedence. :-) It's always nice when I get to spend a "night out on the town" with the girls.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Nightmare Quote of the day!

Picture this if you will:

It is Sunday (on Mother's Day) and we are in church.

I'm sitting there listening to the amazing talks being given by the Relief Society Presidency. They are uplifting and inspiring (and funny at times).

I'm also thinking about how lucky I am to have 2 amazing daughters sitting next to me.

Suddenly, Sam leans over and says:

Sam: Mom! I'm going to be 16 years old next year!!!!
Me: (Inside my head) AUGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!! Outwardly I say (as calmly as possible) "Sam honey. You aren't even 15 yet.
Sam: I know, but I'll be 15 years old in 4 months. That means that in a little over a year I'll be 16 years old!
Me: Sam honey. You will never turn 16 years old......I won't let you.

At this point, I get "the look"! Gotta love the teenage years!!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ladies and Gentleman! May I present......


Yes, folks - that's right! I have 2 amazing daughters! They went to alot of work yesterday to make sure I had an amazing Mother's Day. My day started off with Sam bringing me breakfast in bed. (She threatened me if I so much as stepped out of bed before she brought it to me!) She also made me a card that I absolutely love. She is so good at making things.

Then Amanda gave me a picture of the Salt Lake Temple that she made at Mutual and a "MOM" necklace. She did a great job on the picture and has really good taste in jewelery!

As you can tell - I have amazing daughters that made sure I had a fabulous Mother's Day! THANKS GIRLS! I love you and am very blessed to have you for my daughters!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Prom time

This last Friday night was the Priest/Laurel Prom (at church). Amanda and her friend, Lilly, met at Hannah's house, where they all got ready. There was lots of laughing, giggling and goofing around. They finally got ready, we took the required pictures and they left. They went to one church building, where they ate dinner - and then to another church building for the dance. Amanda looked so pretty in her dress. She did a great job picking it out.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Silly girls..............

This last week I was asked to take Senior Pictures for my friend's daughter, whose name is Amanda. They moved here a couple years ago and were in our Ward (church). Their Amanda and my Amanda quickly became good friends. When they see each other one will call out "Peanut Butter!!" and the other one will call back, "Jelly!!" (You see, they're like peanut butter and jelly.......cheese and crackers.........ham and get the drift!) Anyway, after taking about 150 or so pictures for "the other" Amanda, the two of them started goofing around and I, of course, had a great time snapping pictures. It was alot of fun to see them laughing, giggling and just being silly "girls".

Here kitty, kitty.....

See no evil.......