Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I'm 50!!!!!

Happy 50th Birthday Dad!

Here's to 50 more...

<3 Head

Friday, April 24, 2009

Ready or not here we come

We're leaving for Utah tonight.
Tomorrow we are attending Ben's wedding in Salt Lake.
I am SOO excited for Benner Boo and Allyson.
I promise to take a lot of photos.
I'll try to post them ASAP.
AND I get to see Mrs. Christie Palmer woo hoo!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pain in the neck, er back

This morning I threw my back out, picking up a pillow (seriously).
It really hurts.
This is the third time in four weeks I have done this.
I am worried about how bad my back will get when I'm pregnant.
I feel frustrated.
I ice religiously.
I wear a back brace all day long.
Sam gives me back rubs.
I sleep with a pillow between my knees.
My cousin the chiropractor adjusts me.
And still it goes into spasm.
Sitting hurts the worst.
Walking hurts almost as bad.
Laying down with knees bent is my only relief.
Today the doctor referred me to see a physical therapist.
I hope it works.

Sorry for the depressing post.

Park it!

I thought I would give you a little taste of how we spent conference weekend, between sessions of course.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

You make me, promises promises...

I have taken several photos from our Easter in Turlock with Sam's sister and our 2 darling nephews. They'll be up later tonight.

I finished my taxes last night. I did not wait until the last minute. I had time to spare.

I miss Heather, the girl I sit by at work. She has been gone for a week and was supposed to return today from vacation. She got strep throat.

We are looking to buy a new car this month. Thinking of purchasing a Camry or Accord. Know any good deals?

Danielle and I are throwing a baby shower for Ambyr this Saturday. I'm excited.

Next weekend we are going to Ben's wedding in Utah and I cannot wait. He has the cutest wife-to-be. I like her a lot (or "a lock" as Luke would say).

I have been so busy I have not been practicing the piano every night. It makes me sad. I like to practice, but I need to sleep.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pianoman- er Woman

It’s difficult to express how I feel about music. I don’t want to trivialize my feelings by saying it’s an obsession, and it isn’t in the same realm as love...
Music understands how I feel. I can always find the perfect melody to cheer me up. I can be walking along minding my own business when I hear a familiar song from back when and immediately all of these emotions surface. I can usually name the artists featured on the radio, movies, and television shows, and if I can’t, I’ll go look it up. I listen to entire CD’s, and feel that if I can’t listen to 10 of 12 songs it isn’t worth buying. Most mornings I wake with a song in my head. I sing all of the time, to the chagrin of those within earshot. When I meet someone else who has a similar appreciation for music, I have an instant friend. I love all genres . Music is a big part of who I am, and if you know me well, you already know this.
That being said, I have never played a musical instrument. I sound terrible when I try to sing. I’ve never been able to read a note to save my life. When someone would learn about my passion for music the first question they’d ask is, do you play an instrument? My reply would always been along the lines of, I am a music appreciator but I don’t have that kind of talent.
As of 6 weeks ago I started to take piano lessons! I love it. I can read music, I can play songs (really basic easy ones, but recognizable tunes non the less)
My teacher, Trudy, is the sweetest woman I have ever met. She is kind, encouraging, and very musically talented. In exchange for these piano lessons, Sam tutors Trudy in Spanish. It’s a great situation and I am really enjoying getting to know music in a different way. So for those of you out there who want to learn the piano, I say now is the time! Learn it. It is easier than you think. All it takes is a bit of interest and most importantly : PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!