Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

In Memory of My Mother

Myrtle Mary Dixon
There is a hole in our hearts today as we note the birthday of our beloved mother. We miss her and long for the day when we will be with her again. My siblings, there are eight of us, got together and went out to eat on Friday night. We talked of Mom and how she had filled the measure of her creation. What a lovely thought! We have so much to be grateful for and having a mother like her is at the top of my list. She always had a baby in her arms. This little one is Tanner. Our Daniels little boy. She loved those babies! And we love her!

Not So Much Progress......

So I had this dream the other night. I dreamed that it was really cold, (it is) and that we all bundled up and went over to the new house to work. When we got there all the scaffolding was gone! The stucco and rock guy had come with his crew in the middle of the night and taken it all away and left the state. To Mexico. We had no recourse and just lost all our money! I was soooo sad! But I got up, went to the house and sure enough all the scaffolding was still there. But no workers. They haven't been all week long. Corey called them and they said they would be here this week. I will sleep better when the stucco is done and the rock is on! Jim and Corey have been working on the electrical stuff all week. We had hoped for a four way inspection by this Monday, but I don't think that will happen. I spent the week baby-sitting , ordering garage doors, and buying doorknobs. I play such an important part in the process, don't I? At least I'm where it is warm. Turning the heat on at that place will be huge!

This picture is of "The Auntie's" Playing teenager at Universal Studios.. It was really fun! I'm so grateful for my sweet sisters. I've missed being by them for the last few years. It's nice to be home.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Here are a few pictures of Disneyland. Who had the most fun? I'm sure it was Grandma!

The house is almost ready for stucco and rock. They will start that this week if it isn't too cold!

I've repented..

Okay, I've been called to repentance... I know that I'm terrible at blogging. No excuses, just a slug , I guess. But my friends have reminded me of my obligation to get on with it so here goes.

Life has been very busy here. The house is moving right along. Jim and Corey are now doing the electrical. It is very cold so I feel really sorry for them that they spend the whole day in a really, really cold environment. Jim comes home and takes a long hot shower and says that it is the first time that he has been warm all day! Yesterday I got an island in my kitchen build, (or at least a wall for it) Jim put it in so he could make sure that it had power in it.

My new house had it's first visitor from Las Vegas! My friend Robin came up and spent a few hours with us! It was great to see her and catch up a little. You Las Vegas friends catch her and have her tell you about the house!
Jim and I took a week off and went to Disneyland with our son Russ and his cute little family. We had a great time and it was a much needed rest for Jim. We even got Mr. Grumpy to smile a few times! Because you know...Disneyland is the happiest place on earth! We also went to San Diego and saw some wonderful sights there. Sea World, Universal Studios, and the San Diego zoo. My three sisters came to San Diego and we met up with them and all had just a great time!

I came home on a Monday afternoon , did a couple of loads of laundry and then took off for St. George to visit my then newest grandchild. Our little Cadence was born while we were in Disneyland so I was just itching to get down there and see him. I came home Halloween morning so I could be up here for Halloween with the majority of the kids. Aliens, Links, Marshmallow men, dancers, Zelda, Why Man, Mini-Mouse and a princess were the little trick-or- treaters that we got to enjoy that night.

Today, we got the first pictures of our very newest grandchild! Our kids in Philidelphia got a five month old baby, Kaitlyn Anya, yesterday. They are still waiting for some final papers to be signed, but we are all hoping and praying for them that all will be done soon. They will be great parents! Ya think I could rangle a trip to Philly for this one? It kills me to think I will most likely have to wait until Christmas to see her. Retirement income and building a house pretty much stinks at times like this.

So I think I've pretty much updated you on what's going on in my life. I will try to be better at this blogging thing. We love you all.. Deb