I am as old as a TREE

I am as old as a TREE

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Updates and stuff

So here is the updates...

I have to MOVE everything out of the house by 3:30pm today! AHHHHHHHH!

Ok for those who did not read my post before this my house flooded. Broken water pipes because we had a nice winter freeze.

which lead to a water leak which ended up in my apartment. So now I have to MOVE everything out of the living room.

Silver Lining well

New Hard Wood Laminate Flooring,
New Paint
New Walls
New Lighting
New Ceiling

So I have to have everything ready to go today before 3:30 when they are coming in to start tearing the walls out....

WHAT a mess is all I have to say and do you know how much stuff I have?

I have lived here for 10 YEARS!
So the fun begins

Wish me LUCK!

Love Ya

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

And the fun began again

Ok believe it or not I am still alive and have been busy. But I have to share first thing first...

IT has been COLD! to cold... I feel like I am living in Rexburg Idaho again... And well as cold as it is it means bad things happen....

Well It has happened.. my upstairs has had some problems... we just put in a brand new kitchen and 2 days later the water would not drain down. so that ment either going into my ceiling in my living room or going outside and into the side of the house... much better way to go.. however... they did not finish before we got the cold weather. So do you know what happened? you go it the pipes broke!
so this morning when i got up i heard the water and said its to eary for me to do anything so I had to wait. Well I waited until the owner was up and he was on it! well I got home around 1:30 this afternoon just to take a nap well guess what..

this is what the carpet looks like when its on a normal day well here it is

Here it is with a ton of water on it it.... yes my carpet is flooded. So now I have to wait to see what is going to happen next.

So my Christmas all came down fast because I did not want to deal with that along with everything else.

Merry Christmas I know!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Christmas Pageant

Ok Auntie Wes sent this to me and I had to share it... As I was sitting here reading it, it reminds me of what this Christmas is about!


My husband and I had been happily married (most of the time) for five years, but hadn't been blessed with a baby. I decided to do some serious praying and promised God that if he would give us a child, I would be a perfect mother,love it with all my heart and raise it with His word as my guide.
God answered my prayers and blessed us with a son. The next year God blessed us with another son. The following year, He blessed us with yet another son. The year after that we were blessed with a daughter. My husband thought we'd been blessed right into poverty. We now had four children, and the oldest was only four years old.
I learned never to ask God for anything unless I meant it. As a minister once told me, "If you pray for rain, make sure you carry an umbrella." I began reading a few verses of the Bible to the children each day as they lay in their cribs. I was off to a good start. God had entrusted me with four children and I didn't want to disappoint Him.
I tried to be patient the day the children smashed two dozen eggs on the kitchen floor searching for baby chicks. I tried to be understanding... when they started a hotel for homeless frogs in the spare bedroom, although it took me nearly two hours to catch all twenty-three frogs.
When my daughter poured ketchup all over herself and rolled up in a blanket to see how it felt to be a hot dog, I tried to see the humor rather than the mess. In spite of changing over twenty-five thousand diapers, never eating a hot meal and never sleeping for more than thirty minutes at a time, I still thank God daily for my children.
While I couldn't keep my promise to be a perfect mother - I didn't even come close...I did keep my promise to raise them in the Word of God. I knew I was missing the mark just a little when I told my daughter we were going to church to worship God, and she wanted to bring a bar of soap along to "wash up" Jesus, too. Something was lost in the translation whenI explained that God gave us everlasting life, and my son thought it was generous of God to give us his "last wife."
My proudest moment came during the children's Christmas pageant. My daughter was playing Mary, two of my sons were shepherds and my youngest son was a wise man. This was their moment to shine. My five-year-old shepherd had practiced his line, "We found the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes." But he was nervous and said, "The baby was wrapped in wrinkled clothes." My four-year-old "Mary" said,"That's not 'wrinkled clothes,' silly. That's dirty, rotten clothes." A wrestling match broke out between Mary and the shepherd and was stopped by an angel, who bent her halo and lost her left wing.
I slouched a little lower in my seat when Mary dropped the doll representing Baby Jesus, and it bounced down the aisle crying, "Mama-mama." Mary grabbed the doll, wrapped it back up and held it tightly as the wise men arrived. My other son stepped forward wearing a bathrobe and a paper crown, knelt at the manger and announced, "We are the three wise men, and we are bringing gifts of gold, common sense and fur."
The congregation dissolved into laughter, and the pageant got a standing ovation. I've never enjoyed a Christmas program as much as this one," laughed the pastor, wiping tears from his eyes,"For the rest of my life, I'll never hear the Christm as story without thinking of gold, common sense and fur."
"My children are my pride and my joy and my greatest blessing," I said as I dug through my purse for an aspirin.

Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.
Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.
Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.
Had no army, yet kings feared Him.
He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.

Feel honored to serve such a Leader who loves us.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Becareful of what you ask for!

Beware.... when someone asked me to do something for me.... you might get stuck with the socks...

I am a lover of socks and well I hate putting them together.

The funny part is on Saturday night Becca and Ben were over to print off the news letter and Becca made the comment she wanted to do something special for me. She would clean my house or anything I said Ok here you go... Here are my SOCKS!

Don't as how many because I have lost count!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas looking forward

Hey here is what my Christmas trees look like and yes I have a villiage under the tree and a train! This is with the flash on!

Sorry its on its side but hey I am not that perfect!

and the fun part is that Theo will sat on a stool in front of the train and just watched it for about an hour! He did that tonight while we were baking!

COOKIES anyone!

Ok Family Home Evening tonight!
I had a blast... Becca might have had her work cut out for her but I had fun, how can you not have fun when you have two wonderful children working in the kitchen with UNCLE SCOTT!
I will admit, I was worried at first and then I said to myself... self... enjoy the minute and this time!
hey if it wasnt for the fact that I hate baking alone... I really said "let them have fun".
I will say Becca was freaking out when Theo was sprinkling sugar on the cookies... yeah its all over the floor but really who cared!

Theo really wanted to roll the cookies out so we had to take turns... It was so worth it!

I taught him how to cut the cookies out and every minute was just fun!

for being 2 it was fun to watch him try his best and that is what he did "HIS BEST"

Ok this is Theo's decorating and it so darn cute!

So my final saying on this....
Thank you Ben and Becca!
With a little tear in my eye.
Thank you for sharing your life with me!
Thank you for sharing your time with me!
Thank you for sharing your Kids with me!
Thank you for being such wonderful Friends!
Thank you for never giving up on me!
Thanks for being such a wonderful home teacher Ben!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Ok for those who have not gotten there invite! Well ok for those who live close by....

On Sunday December 14th, 2008
5 PM to 9 PM or Later......

My Place 844 NE 58th Street Seattle WA 98105

We will be eatting food and just visiting a little.

So this is your invite!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Add or find a wife

Scott Edward Leitch
Add or find wife

Ok I have just signed into the new.familysearch.org to see what I can find.... Now here is where I started to Laugh... Under my name it asked me to Add or find wife.... LOL

I read it as Add or Find "A" Wife!

Got to love it, even a family history program is haunting me!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Every Year or so Auntie Wes gets us tickets for Christmas to go see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. This year it was yesterday and I am so excited that I was able to take off work on an OPEN HOUSE and go. It was at 3PM and It was just the BEST.

Thanks you Auntie WES.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I found it... I found it

For a Better life....


ok go to tv spots
scroll down until you see the tv spots and the one that says "Specail Events"

this is the one that I was talking about, in a few blogs ago.... If you have to time watch most of them they are so great!

If they are not church commericals I dont know what they are!

Ok but if your like me you might want to get your tissues out now because You will need them.
So I am here sitting watching them, crying my eyes out...

"Thanks MOM" for laughing and crying with me for a minute.
Mom saw another one of the comericals that is on the same web site..

Katie I was telling mom of the commerical is of this little boy and I was think of your boys..
It's called "the Greastest" also a must watch one... Just WATCH it...

anyway I dont know who or what or why someone has created this web site but it is a must see.
there are many many many great "VALUES" and Lessons Taught... I was thinking HOW can I use this in teaching Church lessons... I need to learn to down load..

But then as I watched each one of these tv clips.... oh which takes about 45 minutes..
I need to improve my life and become a better person...

BEAR with me people it might be a rocky road... seeing i have to loose 10 pounds as well as a bad *@## attitute!

Oh the post I was talking about was back in August "Movies"

Love you all

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008, and other stuff

So Yesterday for halloween I went as a BIG old Pumpkin.. It was fun. I got the shirt for $6.99 and I had susan a friend of mine make a scarf for me and I made felt leaves and sewed them on and took pipe cleaners to make the curly ques for the vine.

THis is me and Ezelise

Me and Robert

Robert and Misty

Janelle, Mui and Me

Then today I had the fun time to go to the bazzar I have been going up to Oak Harbor for the past 5 years and I help Auntie Rockie with it. Aunt Weslene and I are always in the kitchen. THis year I made a big old pot of Veggie Beef Soup. Very Yummy. and We made homemade rolls which were just as good.
I gave my camera to Weslene to take some pictures and she took a few of Auntie Michele

Auntie Michele

Chivaun and Laurie and Tori.
It was a beatiful Fall day. thinking it is November 1st.
Hope you enjoy!

Last Post

So here it is 20 years later and yes I was talking about My Baptism... I tried to scan my program and invite but for some odd reason I can not get it to down load for me...

October 30, 1988.

yeah I know it has been a long time!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

20 Years ago October 30, 1988

Any body remember what we did 20 Years ago?

Pumpkin carvings

I had to laugh when Katie was saying that Jax hated the pumpkin guts... so I had to post mime pumpkin that i carved for work!
Which might I add I won most creative!

Sorry the pictures are not any better I was a little tired when I got to taking the pictures. We have this program called... MOON LIGHT MADNESS and well guess who was in charge of it. I am such a sucker. so last year I dressed up as a starecrpw and this year I was a little goofy... I would have done better if someone would have invited me to go with them to DISNEYLAND... but I name, names on that one! because I still love ya!

So this is me and Linda ..... LOL that is even more funny now that I think about it. I did not get to do much with pictures because I had to do more flowers than I wanted to and well....
That happens.
Hey Liz how was the bread? I got to spoil my little sister and brother and bought them a bunch of bread last saturday when they came to town. I love having Liz so close. I know I dont get to see her as much as I would like but it really is fun. I know what Abby and Katie feel and Candy and Cassie feel.
Well I will post more pictures of the halloween costume I am planning on wearing Friday!
Ok Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Family Home Evening

Ok This was Family Home Evening tonight, I got it about 2 weeks ago right after I went to the pumpkin patch with the Crosby.. I got it for the Crosby's so I forgot about it until tonight so I thought what a better way to spend FHE then to drop it off to them.. SURPRISE!
So Sister's do you all have this DVD?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

IT's the Great Pumpkin.....

It's the Great Pumpkin THEO....
I got to go with Ben and Becca and Izzy and Theo to the Pumpkin PATCH!
I do Believe this was the First time I ever went to a Pumpkin Patch!

I will admit I was in heaven... OK I really was I was like a little KID!

It was a great pumpkin patch!


I wish it was a little darker and the moon was a little fuller!

And YES I bought a Pumpkin.
And Thanks Ben for being the trooper,
Ben carried that LARGE pumpkin the whole way to the CAR!

I will tell you I really REALLY really had fun.
And I do believe it was the FIRST time I had ever been to a PUMPKIN PATCH!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I have to say....

It has givin me such a blast to read blog from all the sisters...
Keep them up You guys are the BEST!

Thanks for making me smile!
Thanks for making me Laugh!
Thanks for the words of wisdom!
Thanks for being who you are!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Because I have been blessed

Ok I have been blessed by some wonderful family members and friends. Today I got to Kill 3 birds with one stone. I got to watch Conference in my PJ's, I got to Eat and Feed my Friends and I got to home teach one of my families all in the comfort of my own HOME!

YES this is what Sundays are made for!

Since College I have always felt that Conference needed to be watch in the home because I got to do it when I was in college and the fun part was I always cooked a BIG BRUNCH and invited a ton of people over and NO one would show.... Well I am in my home in Seattle and I invited a few people over for lunch and WE had LUNCH!

Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, baked corn, green beans and pumpking cake.
It was the best conference every!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I have been Blessed

Today I had a assignment at the cannery doing Salsa. I love the church's salsa and its so much fun to make and do the canning. And clean up is 5 times faster because its not at my house and you can just hose everything down. My idea of cleaning.

So where am I going with this you are going to ask. I was bored and made phone calls. So if you got the phone call your the lucky one.

Now I have a wonderful family, I love my sister Patty and I love my niece Sara. They are always fun to talk to. Patty just email her and sara well bless her heart I just love her. And then I have my other family... I love the fact that Liz lives close to me.. now I know I am not that close but close enough that We do get to see each other at least once a month when Liz comes over to the temple. and I cant wait until I get to visit more often to see her new baby. Yeah I know Mom is just going to hate me!

But I have always had such a great relationship with Abby.

So Abby got a phone call from me today. It wasnt a long one but it was a nice little visit. Its so fun to know that even though we are about 1200 miles away from each other that a simple little phone call we catch up and lift each other up.
She lifted me up today. it was just such a simple thing to hear her voice and just chat for a minute.
Abby and I got to go to college with each other and we had so many wonderful times and some testing times. But it was fun. Abby just always there for me when I needed her and it was just very fun to have a sister at college with me. Opps Connie was there as well. Connie and I had our moments before college and my mission with long trips home from Seminary in the morning. But that is another story all together.

So back to what I was talking about. There was a few times Abby and I did not see eye to eye on things and well I guess you learn and live by it when you find out it really did not matter.

So Today was one of those days that leaning of the new little things happening in her life and the minute she took out of her life to talk to me was just wonderful.

Thanks again Abby. You made my day and it was just fun to catch up.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Relief Society Event

Ok I dont think I need to say anything more... My feet are hurting and I am very very tired.

Friday, September 26, 2008

My Trip today!

Ok I know I have cakes to bake and flowers to arrange and well.... I went hiking at Mt Rainer today! My Friend Valerie said Lets go and we went!

This is a River bed

Sorry after driving down this mountain side next to a cliff I needed it!