Friday, September 25, 2009

Soooo Many Changes

What a lot of changes in our lives this summer. In July we moved to Cardston. I must say I love my house, especially now that it's pretty much set up and I have an awesome area for scrapbooking.(I only need to find the time to scrapbook now.) Sitting in Church that first Sunday was so weird. It felt like I was sitting in Stake Conference compared to the branch we were in in Drumheller. I felt so alone in this sea of people. It is starting to get better as we get to know a few people but there are still so many we don't know.
We had a busy summer, golfing and going to Waterton, and having all our kids come and visit. I loved having them here and hated it when they had to go home. It was fun having the grandsons here and watching Isaiah and Josh play together and become friends.
Then the day I was dreading came. The day we moved Stephanie to Calgary. I am excited for her and the new adventures she will have as she takes nursing at Mount Royal but it was so hard to leave her there. Many tears were shed that night. Mostly mine but I think a few on her part too.
So now Jess and I are empty nesters. It seems so weird to have only the two of us at home. I need to learn to cook for 2 instead of a whole family. Fortunately Calgary isn't all that far away and she can come home or we can go there to visit her or Jonathan and Amanda, and Brian lives here in Cardston so I see him and Sarah often. Now if we could just get Erin and Darrin closer.
At least Cardston is closer than Drumheller was.
So here we are,in Cardston, and on the whole enjoying it. Family, friends, and being close to the temple make it a good place to be. We have many blessings to count.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The great Escape

So I've been packing for the last few weeks and there is still no end in sight.... I can see the progress but still...
So Stephanie and I have been invited to go to Fairmont for a few days and we are going!!!! Yay!!
She is getting a break from her exams and I from the boxes and packing tape.
Hot Springs and golfing here we come!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


So the house is sold now and the reality of moving has begun to set in. I have been packing all this last week but it just seems more real now. I have to say that I'm kind of sad to be moving. I will miss this house and the friends we have made here in Drumheller. ( I won't miss the goofy dinosaurs on every corner) I'm scared that things won't work out there or that we'll have a hard time adjusting. Silly I know, but going home isn't alway easy. Lots of positive things to look forward to: a golf course close by, 3 hours closer to Erin, living close to my sister and brother, being in a ward again instead of a branch, being close to the mountains, getting to know old friends again and so much more. Still there is still that fear and uncertainty. I guess once we get move it will all work itself out. Until then I guess I just need to suck it up and pack.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Drumheller's Got Talent

I went to the high school choir's variety show last night entitled Listen to the Music.....
It was a really good show with lots of talent...... my favorite though was this girl .....(surprise......surprise)
Here she is singing with the chamber choir....

singing her solo..... I will follow you into the dark.... and playing the piano at the same time.( I can't walk and chew gum at the same time)

singing with the choir.... they did a tribute to the beatles, and other songs from the 6o's and 70's. It is so fun to watch Steph sing, she doesn't just stand there and sing looking bored like some of the other kids, but she is always smiling and really giving her heart to the music.
In case you can't tell I'm so proud of this very talented young lady.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

She did it !!!!

Well after 12 long years.... and I'm sure she will agree.... Stephanie has graduated from High School. Final exams yet to write but all the pomp and ceremony is over with.
She looked so beautiful as she walked around the arena in her dress at the Grand March Friday night, and then it was with tears in my eyes that I watched her walk into the gymnasium of the high school to recieve her diploma.

Steph has worked very hard all through High School and kept herself on the Honor Roll grades seven through twelve. She also kept herself busy with basketball, choir, drama, and many groups in the school.
I am so proud of her for all her accomplishments and for the hard work she has put into her schooling. She is now going to be attending the Nursing Program at Mount Royal in September.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My baby is 18

I guess I'm getting old. This week my youngest child Stephanie turned 18. It's hard to believe that this day has arrived. Time seems to have been on warp speed and now she's all grown up and Jess and I will be empty nesters. I was asked to welcome her into Relief Society today and I didn't realize how hard that would be. I was crying before I even started. Man am I a big boob but them all my kids already know that. It was a neat experience to be able to do that . I'm grateful though for the blessing I've had to be her mother as well as the mother of Jonathan, Erin and Brian. All of them are such great kids. Now I get to watch them grow as people with their own lives and families and it is very gratifying and humbling to watch them. I love to hear my grandchildren say Hi Grandma and Hi Nana. Just want all of you to know how proud I am of all of you.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

It's all new to me.

Well I have decided to enter the world of blogging. I'm not exactly sure how this all works but I thought I'd give it a try. I enjoy reading other people's blogs to see how things are going in their lives. I guess I'll see how it all goes. Watch for my progress in this high tech world.