Lady Lynx Softball

Lady Lynx Softball
Kanab, Utah

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Snow, Snow, and More Snow

More snow for us here in Lincoln County! Just when we thought we'd had enough, it dumped again for about 24 hours straight. This is what we woke up to on the first day. Everything looked so pretty, but I was sure wishing I didn't have to drive to work in it! However, I was pleasantly surprised to find Evan beat me outside to warm up the van, shovel the sidewalk, sweep off the foot of snow on top, scrape the windows. (A little bonus: He was in his work out clothes out in the blizzard...funny no one went off the road due to the distraction!)

Abby felt so sorry for the cats; she sat on the porch and lovingly consoled them telling them to go cuddle up in their "kitty condo".

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cabin Fever or Just Silly Girls?

Why do girls like sleepovers so much? Is it the junk food? Is it the late night? The togetherness? The games? The bonds of friendship or could it just be cabin fever? Last weekend the girls each had a friend sleep over. I came home from dance class to find nearly every light on in the house, slobbery candy hearts all over the kitchen, and giggles coming from outside the front door. Evan was in charge, of course, but he was in his "man cave" watching football. I knew they were having a lot of fun, but didn't know all that they were up to until I viewed the pictures on my new camera the next day. What more do girls need than a size 44DDD black bra and a camera for entertainment?

I had to laugh as I thought back to the days when mom would take us school shopping and we'd have to stop in JCPenny's so she could try on bras. . . a dreaded task for all. However, we soon learned what fun can be had in a dressing room when you locate THE largest cup sizes with padding on the store racks and take them for a little test drive! I think mom even got the giggles and I'm pretty sure Sue wet her pants at least once. Who would have ever thought we'd be buying some of those bras one day in the future! Curses! (P.S. NO, this wasn't my bra!)

Winter Storm Warning

There has been signs posted around town this past week about a weather watch for this week with the same conditions as in 2005 when we had our historic flood through town. Here are pictures of the first few storms. The neighborhood looks so pretty the morning after with everything fresh and white. The worst of the storms is coming down today, so I went to the store to stock up on ingredients for soup and other warm meals. I plan on hibernating inside for the weekend near the cozy fire.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

FAMILY--Forever, For Always, No Matter What

It has been six years today that we received the dreaded words: Dad has been in a plane wreck. Time seemed to freeze that fateful night as the shocking news hit our family. Since Dad's passing, we each have had to learn how to move on. We have all endured many things in our individual lives and families. More deaths, floods, moves, new jobs, new locations, mom's near death experiences, injuries, and love life; a few divorces, weight losses/gains, etc. Inspite of it all, we've also been blessed in countless ways. However, THE most important thing is that we have all grown closer through it all. I love my family! I love them more now than I thought I ever could. Now that we don't get to see each other as often, our time spent together is that much more memorable and important to me. This was the last family photo taken October 2002 to celebrate Grandma Leona's 85th birthday. I can't imagine Heaven without any one of them! This photo was taken on Dad's last day flying with SkyWest prior to retirement. He absolutely loved his job! He loved talking about his adventures, meeting new people, sharing his jokes and stories to all that he knew. Dad always had a passion for teaching others about aviation. The last time I saw Dad was on a Thursday afternoon when he and Kent flew out to Panaca Airport to give an Aviation presentation to Whitney's middle school classes. I was so proud to introduce them, to watch them, to hear their wisdom as they spoke to the kids. Kent and Dad were like two kids talking about their experiences and flight training. (They told the kids they had known Orville & Wilbur Wright!) I stayed at the airport until they took off. Dad circled around the area as he had always done and tilted the wings to wave goodby. His last goodby to me. As I watched the plane fly off into the clouds, I felt so happy to have him for a Dad, and grateful that he would take the time to come out and talk about his passion. Four days later he was killed in a plane accident doing that which he loved so much. He has left a legacy for all who knew him to live life to its fullest and to always treasure family time. I love you Dad!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Thankful for Dishwasher, Kitchen and Hubby

Have I mentioned how thankful I am to FINALLY have a dishwasher? Well, I am indeed very thankful! I can do dishes in half the time than I have the previous eight years! The counters and sinks are clear (most the time) now since it's a snap to do dishes. With our kitchen remodel, we were able to fit a dishwasher in what used to be the combined kitchen/laundry room. It is so much more functional than before, modern, and roomy.
Abby enjoys torturing us by making brownies on Sunday evenings!(Especially since dieting is one of our New Year's goals.)
I am so glad to have a handy husband who can remodel, restore, repair, and reassure me that it'll be done . . . eventually. We have both increased our patience for projects and one another through it all. I enjoy cooking and baking more now, but best of all, he still enjoys cooking gourmet meals that are unique, healthy, and delicious! And as long as he's willing to cook, then I'll continue doing the dishes and cleaning! THANKS for all you do Evan!P.S. You're looking pretty hot here seasoning the fish! LOVE YOU!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

It's always double the fun when cousins come to stay! The girls gathered cameras, clothing and accessories to go out for a photo shoot at the old depot. Beauty or junk? It's all a matter of perspective when you visit the sites around Lincoln County. The train depot has become one of the favorite sites of both professional and amateur photographers. The photos turned out creative, vintage, and awesome! I love all of you girlies!

Allie and Whitney showing off the new "fluffer-nutters" as we've named them.

L to R: Allie, Jacey, Taylor, Abby, Whitney
Cousin Madie-Seven going on 17!