Saturday, May 30, 2009

Babes do grow up......TOO FAST!

Emalee McNeill

This week she gets to experience many milestones in her life and I would like to take the opportunity to honor her!

18 years ago this beautiful young lady blessed our home and our lives. She grew up way too fast....Saturday was Emalee's 18th BIRTHDAY. Wow, 18 wonderful years of watching her mature in to the fine young lady that she is today. I remember watching her play girls softball, clogging, enjoying activities with many friends, participating in FFA, Goat tying in HS rodeo and many other things.

Sunday night she attended SEMINARY GRADUATION with her fellow ward and stake members. I am so proud that she took the time during High School to dedicate a class period to Seminary.

And Tuesday is the culmination of her adolescent life, she will attended her HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION from Grantsville High School and receive her diploma.
More pictures to follow!

Can I turn back the hands of time and enjoy the little girl that grew up before my very own eyes? Can I hold her little hand for just a while longer? It is hard to believe that right before my eyes she grew up! How did it happen so fast? Treasure your time with your children....because Babes grow up too fast, then it's gone and all you have are treasured memories of days gone by. When did I become my parents?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's a Venting Day

As most of you may know, I joined the gym a few months back. I have been faithful to go, missing only the days when Jeff and I were in Alaska. That means for 4 months I have gone 5 days a week! That's a lot! You would think that some progress would be made, right? So here is why I am venting......Last Thursday, the 21st, my trainer took my BMI (Body Mass Index) to see how much improvement I have made. In order to do this he has to know my weight, so I step on the scale and I have put on 8 pounds! URGH! He then has me hold this machine out in front of me, and somehow it measures my BMI, and guess what....It says that I haven't changed there either.

So what am I to do?......I have a friend who posts HIS weight loss success and failures on HIS facebook page. I have thought about doing this, but just don't think I want to divulge that much information about my self. I am afraid that it might be too much whining and groaning about my weaknesses, and not enough positive stuff about my strengths, but I could be accountable to all of you?

I have participated in Weight Watcher's over the years. The hardest thing there was writing down everything I ate. It still is the hardest part of trying to figure out why I can't seem to get in to shape. I realize that I have 2 things going against bad knee and menopause. Oooops, too much information. I really just want to be successful!

Anyway, here's wishing you a happy, healthy, active and enjoyable summer.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Behold His Handiwork....

I was driving to the gym this morning and was blessed to be able to witness one of God's beautiful creations. Isn't this beautiful! I am grateful to have been out early enough to see this. I hope that you enjoy it too.

I'm not so lonely anymore. I have company coming this week and I am so excited. Go here, to see who it is coming to visit. I am way excited!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Have you ever been lonely?

I have, this week...

Jeff and Winston are working in....

Ethan is on the rodeo circuit in these states.....

And of course, Abi is in.........

Sorry about the "whinning". I just hate that my whole family is everywhere but here, at home, where they belong. (Except for Abi. She is where she belongs) How well do you think I am going to handle the empty nest? Who told these children to grow up so quickly?