Sunday, October 19, 2008

WOO!! Two tags in one day...

I've never been tagged before, and today I found that I've been tagged TWICE!! Lucky y'all!!

This one is Facts in Five, and I'm doing it on Dennis, as requested!!

Five things Dennis loves:
1. ME and our kids
2. The Gospel
3. Good food
4. Doing stuff with the kids--hiking, camping, fishing, boating, BYU football games, going to the beach, watching movies.
5. Good books and good movies

Five things on his TO DO list:
1. Get out of debt!
2. Go fishing in Alaska
3. Take me on a cruise
4. Publish two books and two articles this year!!
5. Help our kids serve missions and get married in the temple

Five favorite snacks:
1. Pound cake
2. Banana pudding
3. Chips and home made salsa
4. Tomato sandwiches made with garden fresh tomatoes!!
5. Leftovers

Five things you might not know about Dennis:
1. He can sing JUST like Johnny Cash
2. He can sing JUST like Sting
3. He joined the church when he was fifteen
4. He was an art major before he was a psychology major before he was an English major
5. He is part Native American

Five places Dennis has lived:
1. Tennessee
2. Florida
3. England
4. Las Vegas
5. Los Angeles

Five quirks:
1. Prefers Miracle Whip to mayonnaise
2. Likes soft water (hates non-soft water)
3. Doesn't like the Boy Scout program
4. Thinks sideburns are cool
5. Doesn't like toothpaste

Five people to tag (on your husbands!!)
1. Melody
2. Laura
3. Kim
4. Tami
5. Lainie

One Word Tag!!

Thanks to Susan for the one word tag!!

Where is your cell phone? Kitchen
Your significant other? Dennis
Your hair? Graying
Your mother? Missionary
Your father? Missionary
Your favorite thing? Sleeping
Your dream last night? None
Your favorite drink? Water
Your dream/goal? Out of debt (is there a way to say that in one word?)
The room you’re in? Family
Your hobby? Reading
Your fear? Earthquakes
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Further
What you’re not? Skinny
Muffins? Spice
One of your wish list items? Money
Where you grew up? SLC
The last thing you did? Dinner
What are you wearing? Plaid!!
Favorite gadget? Computer
Your pets? Stupid
Your computer? Functional
Your mood? Grouchy
Missing someone? Mommy
Your car? Gas hog
Something you’re not wearing? Shoes
Favorite store? Payless!!
Like someone? Husband
Your favorite color? Purple
When is the last time you laughed? Last night
Last time you cried? Today

Now you know me.

I tag Natalie and Jen!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Another openin' of another show!!

It's opening night!! I'm starting to get nervous. It occurred to me that all these weeks of rehearsing with no one in the audience has made me complacent....tonight there will be people there. They might know me and think I'm stupid. Or they won't know me and think I'm stupid!! Either way, what if I'm stupid?!! (I am frequently stupid so I don't know why this bothers me....)

Anyway, COME SEE US!!!! Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays through November 15. 7:30 pm. See for more info.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Whew! What a Week!!

Well, I started my new job. I like it. The people I work with are quite nice, I've made a few friends, and I'm learning the ropes. I meet Dennis for lunch some days, and am home by the time the kids get home from school (at least Wade and Isaac) three days a week. It's good. My boss is nice, and the faculty and other staff members are great. I think I'm going to be very happy here. Mechanical Engineering. Who'd've thought?!!

Flute Choir is going great. It's so WONDERFUL to be working with the majors!! They watch. They count. They read. They play in tune, and when they don't, they know it and they fix it. HEAVEN. We read a piece the other day, just for fun, that took my non-major choir the whole semester to learn. We're working on some tough stuff, one in particular, a Crawford Gates piece, so we'll have to be on our toes, especially me, cuz if I screw up, we all screw up!! Somebody once told me good conductors have to have big egos. Do I fit into that category? Hmmm....either the answer is no because I'm not a good conductor, or the answer is no because I don't have a big ego. Maybe we shouldn't pursue this train of thought any further!! I don't think I want to know the answer to that question. :-)

So the big fun is The Music Man, endorsed by President Monson!! We're pickin' and talkin' every night this week from six to nine or ten. Our show is coming together nicely nicely, thank you. (Oops, wrong show!!) It's going to be a very fun show, y'all come see us, now!! (Now I'm quoting old TV shows....)

Speaking of President Monson, I thought you should know that I'm going to let his last talk from Conference change my life. I have some changes to make, and I'm going to make them. Heavenly Father didn't put me on this earth to fail, or to be unhappy. I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father, and he loves me. He will help me if I let him. I can be a good wife and I can be a good mom. I can also do a good job at work and at church. I can be happy and have joy in the journey. I WILL BE HAPPY and have joy in the journey!! Not to say I won't have rough spots, I've already had some this week, but I'm gonna pick myself up, dust myself off, and start all over again. I CAN DO HARD THINGS.

Enjoy the pictures. Cheep cheep cheep!!!

That's me second from the left, in the YORK shirt. Eulalie's in the middle and Harold's on the far right.

There we are, pickin' and talkin'!!

This is Kate in the Marian the Librarian Scene.

More Marian the Librarian

She's so stinkin' CUTE!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Last One He'll Ever Need

This is what I came home to last night. I guess beggars can't be choosers, right? I mean, I asked him to get a haircut, and he did. Then I told him I really didn't like the mohawk all that much. So he fixed it.

There's a lesson here.... Be happy with what you have.

At least he won't need a haircut for a while!