Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A new nephew!!

Finally there is a cousin from my side of the family. My older brother James just had his first child last week. His name is Hayden James and he is so cute. Don't you think? I am so happy for James and Joan (the new mommy of course). They are going to be such great parents. Only problem is I have not had a chance to hold this sweet babe yet. A couple of states distance us, but I hope that I will see them soon. I feel the need to hold a newborn. Congrats on the new addition to the family and send more pictures when you can.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Finally posting, and what's a successful day?

So I know I wrote in my disclaimer that I would be writing more often. And then I don't write at all for quite a while. I guess I got busy. I really mean to write and I have a brain that is constantly composing. However, blogging is not on the top of my list. Sorry to all those genius bloggers out there who I am trying to rub shoulders with. I absolutely love to read blogs, they are so interesting, its great to know that there are others out there who are kinda like me. And then there are those truly amazing people that I will never be like, but one can dream. And its just seems to me that a lot of the blogs I like to read are by people who love to read books. I love to read books and it is great to get all these new ideas from others.

Part of the reason that I haven't been posting is that I am really trying to have a successful productive day. And it takes me forever to accomplish what others may do before 9:00 a.m. A successful day for me is full of simple things that make a huge difference in the house, but does not come naturally to me. It will be embarrassing to admit these things, but here goes. A successful day will be one that has completed these tasks.

  • Make Beds
  • Tidy House
  • Do ALL Dishes
  • Tidy Kitchen
  • Read Scriptures
  • SHMD (shower, hair, makeup, dress)
  • Exercise.

Easy for some, totally difficult for me. I may have to just take exercise out of there and put it in another goal category. I never get the exercise in.

Anyway what do you consider a successful day?

By the way this is only phase one of my plan, once I have these down I will add other things to the list. Cross your fingers.

Monday, October 8, 2007

A new dream

Well friends the time has come for me to say so long to an old friend. It is weird how life situations change and things that you look forward to and dream about change. For years I had a dream about owning a wonderful car. I read about it in car magazines and hoped that it would come to the States. Then in 2005 my dream came true the Lotus Elise was introduced to the US market. I flew to Salt Lake City and purchased my dream.

Well flash forward a few years, and the dream car that I thought was the coolest car in the world still is. The problem is life happens and priorities change. My kids are getting older and have more activities, and I can't take them anywhere in my car. So I decided to say so long to Elise. She will be leaving me in the next few days to make someone else very happy. Now don't be too sad for me I will be just fine. It is always hard to say goodbye but it is for the best. Now you may be asking yourselves, how is he going to fill the void in his life. Well I have found a new car. It is not sporty, or fast, but it will hold my family and it gets better gas mileage. I am replacing my car with a Toyota Camry Hybrid. My new car should be here sometime within the week.