Saturday, February 21, 2009

The "EYES" have it?

Emalee has recently been nominated by the yearbook staff of Grantsville High School for one of the "senior hall of fame" awards. She has been nominated for best eyes......

No make-up


What do you think? Personally, as the mom, I think she is the winnner! Time will tell.

Also along with this nomination, Emalee recently cut 6" off her hair length. She is now sporting a new doo, and loves it. She looks quite cute, if I do say so myself.

Can you tell that I am biased? After all, I am the mom.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Health & Fitness

I decided that I need to do something for my health. With my knee surgery last year and the doctors telling me that I have arthritis, my activity has been limited to not much. So when the clothes don't fit, and I am left home alone* with nothing to do, I did what 1 out of 8 households in Tooele County did, I joined Gold's Gym.

I have started out with a bang, Tuesday I met with a trainer who helped me with an exercise routine, Tuesday morning (5:30am) I was up swimming laps, Tuesday night I was back working on my arms and strength training and this morning I did my stomach and legs. I have decided that this "membership" is going to be my second job. I will make this happen!

Wish me luck, this is my quest!

*Just so you know why I am left home alone. Jeff has been doing alot of work out of state for Jacobsen Construction. Emalee is always at the High School. So that is why I am left home alone.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

All work and no play...

If you were to ask my family they would tell you that I hate to shop. There are very few times that I am excited to go shopping for anything. Clothes, groceries, doesn't really matter what it is.........I HATE TO SHOP.

So, last weekend Jeff and I flew to Las Vegas for the semi-annual furniture market.(This is our attempt at a self picture on the airplane) Not that you could describe this activity as fun, but it was nice to get away with my sweetheart. We recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. Hard to believe that we have been married that long. Here are some pictures of our adventures, and what the market looks like.

Can imagine what it was like for me to traverse these buildings, all floors, back and forth many times just to find the right things to buy. Then once you find the items to buy, the next question is how many? ARGH! Las Vegas Market is 3 buildings of 15 floors of furniture. Every kind, shape, look, style, color. Name it, somebody in one of the 3 buildings is going to have it. We traversed these 3 buildings, all 15 floors until I thought that my knee was going to give out. We visited many manufacturers in an attempt to buy just what all of you are going to need this coming year. That is hard, since you all have such different tastes and likes. But we tried, made some good buys and had an good time seeing what is new in the furniture business.

To add to the trips enjoyment, I have one of my favorite nephew lawyers living in Vegas and he brought this adorable little boy to have dinner with us at the hotel buffet. He kept all of us so entertained with his cute laugh. We had such a good time, one of the biggest benefits of going to market is getting to visit with these guys twice a year.

We had such a good time!

In case you haven't noticed, I cut my hair. I wanted to get my hair trimmed before heading out for Vegas, called at the last minute and Tami @ Hair Hut got me right in. I told her that I finally decided that I wanted my hair different, a little shorter. I think she passed out. I have been talking about doing this for years. As you can see, I finally did it.