Thursday, June 10, 2010

Life is Good: Day 63

Another full day. After we finished our homework and Jakob's swimming lessons we drove to SG. I was thrilled to have the chance to get my hair cut and a weave of color put through it. I am very happy with the results so far. It was the first time I've had my hair done by a man and he cured me of all prejudice I may have had before. I also found a dress for the funeral. So, it was a "spoil mama day." and Mama's happy! I'm sure I'll have photos from the funeral, so you'll be able to see them then.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Life is Good: Day 64

Today was another fine day. Leif and I took care of the family and managed to find the time to finish a lot of our homework along the way. We have to finish it all before Friday so we're a little more tight in our schedule. But it seems to be working out. We had Leif's brother and his wife over for dinner tonight. We ended up going out for salad and pizza. So that was a nice treat to end the day. I am also glad to have been able to finish the photo collage of Great Grandpa Baron that I posted just before this post. I know it's nothing extremely fancy. But it is mostly for the kids to help them catch a better idea and remember who he is. They have a lot of grandparents in their lives so this will help a bit. Tomorrow marks another week further in the pregnancy too. So that surely makes life good!

Remembering Great Grandpa Baron With Love

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Life is Good: Day 65

WOWSERS! I am so sore and tired. It has been a full and productive day. Many good things have come from this day.

I was able to go walking today. Thank you Mandy for taking the first step to call me!! So good to get out with a good friend. We took on a huge project today as a family. We tackled Jakob's bedroom and made it into Jakob and CALEB'S bedroom. Leif had to lift the bunk bed with his back and adjust the shelves under it as he went to get the bed moved into the right place. It was quite impressive!! We also emptied our food storage cabinet, moved it, and restocked it. That was a big job alone. And Then Leif took apart an extra crib and used the rail to make a crib for Caleb under the bunk bed. It turned out great and it sounds like Caleb is doing fine so far. I hope the boys will let each other sleep in the morning. We'll see how it goes. Either way, it needed to be done in preparation for the baby and I'm grateful for Leif's willingness to make it all happen. Jakob and Caleb helped A LOT too!
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Leif and I were able to sneak some homework in the day while the kids napped too. Good thing. However we did get the call while we were studying that Leif's grandpa passed away. So that was sad news. We'll head out this weekend for the funeral. Tomorrow I hope to post a picture tribute to Grandpa Baron. He was a good man whom we all loved!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Life is Good: Day 66

Hmmm? Which reason do I choose? Today was a good day. There were a few bummers and some sad news. So the good that came in the day seems really good! Jakob started swimming lessons today. Unlike last year, He LOVED it. My Community College classes started today. It was hard to get all the little hiccups taken care of with logging in and such. But Leif saved the day as well as a prompt IT guy on the school's end. So glad that's worked out. I am taking Intro to Literature and Intro to Word 2007. I will be busy, but it should be do-able. Today We decided to take a trip to the Manti Pageant this month with my sister and my parents. That should be a lot of fun! And then the sad news came, Leif's grandpa is in a coma and will be passing on within the week. He has been unwell for a long time. But the end is never fun. We will take a trip North for his funeral and maybe we'll stay longer and catch a family reunion on my side. It would be fun and nice to visit. But we just have to see...

It was a Very Hot day today. So this is where my feature "goodness" of the day will come in:
Leif searched the property (our piles and his parents piles) and he found an old but working window air conditioner. We do have one already. But it doesn't overcome the 100 degree temps. So this was a much needed and very much appreciated find. It is NOT small or light either. It took a lot of strength and maneuvering to get it in the window. And Leif did it on his own (I held the cord and he says that it made a difference. But I think he's the muscle that made it work.)
So there it is folks, Life is better today because of a thoughtful husband and a life saving invention such as the Electric Air Conditioner.

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Sunday, June 06, 2010

Life is Good: Day 67

Today was another very hot day. Our house was almost 90 degrees when we got home from church today. We decided that it was the perfect day to drive north and up 2000 feet in elevation to Leif's brother's house. It is so peaceful there. It's at least 10 degrees cooler, trees and hay fields are mingled amidst the country homes in the town. No dogs barking or racing cars. Only birds, horses, cows, and an occasional wild turkey during the day and crickets at night to serenade. The whole town is a valley within a ridge of mountains topped with red rocks which are actually the back view of Bryce Canyon. So they have a stunning view to top it all off.

We sat together and visited over a yummy meal and then roasted marshmallows in their fire pit and enjoyed smores for dessert. It was all so wonderful! I even finished sewing Jakob's car seat cover while we visited.

And to close our great day Jakob was his ever talkative and inquisitive self and we had a full lesson of astronomy on the way home as the stars were clear and bright. A wonderful day indeed!
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I found this picture/painting online and it is an nice rendition of the town of Alton. However, this is in the Fall (I would think) because right now in the early summer everything is Very Green!
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