Saturday, July 26, 2008
We are living in the best kept secret in Southern California. Our house stands at 6000 feet amidst tall pines. Here is a picture of our house in the winter and a picture of our house in the summer. We get snow every winter which I know sounds so strange for So Cal.
We also have our very own chapel that we don't have to share with another ward! I know, I know....everyone altogether now with one big....Awwwwwww.... We have our own stage, satellite dish and baptismal font. The time for Sacrament never changes. It's been 9:30am for the 18 years that we have lived here. Here's also a picture of the road from our house to the chapel.
I also really enjoy the wildlife that can be found in our area. Here's a list of animals that our family has actually seen with our two eyes: Rattlesnakes, bats, owls, blue jays, squirrels, raccoons, foxes, roadrunners, bobcats, coyote, red tail hawks, deer, bear and bighorn sheep! We have mountain lions, but we haven't met one in person, hubby has just seen tracks.
There are only 3000 full time residents in our little community and it has been such a wonderful place to raise a family. I am so grateful for all of the wildlife and nature that our Heavenly Father has created for us to enjoy. I certainly do!!
Now I have also gotten tagged again!! Maybe I shouldn't have enjoyed it so much the first time!! lol
Anyway, so here goes:
1. 4 places I visit frequently:
2. 4 People who call/Text/Email me regularly:
3. 4 favorite foods
*Kraft Mac and cheese
*Anything from Claim Jumper
4. 4 Places I'd rather be:
*In Utah with my kids
*In the temple
5. 4 Movies I'd watch over and over:
*Anne of Green Gables
*Monty Python and the Holy Grail
*George of the Jungle
6. 4 Bands/Groups I like to listen to...
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Can you just feel the ground shaking beneath your feet? That's me jumping up and down!
Okay, so I am supposed to list six words that describe my life. And this shows that I need to GET a life, because I thought about this all night. It is definitely harder than you think but here goes:
4. Family-oriented (Hey, don't give me no flack, that's ONE word!)
So nothing earth shattering but that describes it pretty well. So now the second part of the tag is to tag five others. The following people have been duly warned!!
Brittany - You need to do this if you would ever UPDATE your blog!
Diane - Okay, you got me started with blogging in the first place...now you're it!
Brynne - I can't wait to see the words YOU come up with!
Lisa (Is that a garage door on my ceiling) - No running away into the beautiful outside where you live...you're it!
Tyler - With your twins, you should have some interesting things to say!
Toodles....I'm off to your blog to leave you a note!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
While she was over there, I asked her if she could get me an authentic Indian outfit and here it is!! You can't imagine how comfy this clothing is! I seriously could wear it everyday! The pants underneath kinda look like "I Dream of Jeannie" pants but getting a closeup while still on me would have given you a little too much information about myself if you know what I mean!
Look at the cool beading! And try not to notice the sunburn I got this weekend!
This clothing makes you feel very pretty and very exotic. Here is my best attempt at looking exotic!
Thanks for getting this for me Pam. You're the best!!
Friday, July 11, 2008
This post is also dedicated to Redhoodoos who shared with us a photo of a coyote that she saw in Yellowstone! So Redhoodos, this one's for you!
In keeping with the recent direction from the Brethren, the missionaries in our ward live with a member family. Sister M. LOVES having the missionaries at her place and is a great second mom to them. However, Sister M. has a little fountain in the front of her yard and a coyote comes daily to drink from the fountain. Well, Sister M. also has a 4 year old little boy and worries constantly about the two wildlife animals mixing! We live in a tiny little mountain community of about 3,000 and seeing coyotes can be a daily experience.
So the Elders get permission from Sister M. to try and eliminate the coyote. (as in, dead) Since I think the ACME company is no longer in business (beep, beep, road runner music in the background) the Elders came up with a plan. I do not know how in the world they did this, but the Elders captured a squirrel, (which also can be seen on a daily basis) and...well... I'll leave the rest of that part to your imagination. Needless to say, it won't be eating nuts anymore.
Now switch your minds from The Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote to Jurassic Park. Remember how they tried to lure the T-Rex by tying up a live goat? Enter recently expired squirrel.
With squirrel securely in place, the Elders sit on the roof, with bow and arrow in hand, and wait for Wile E. But Wile E. turned about to be very wily, because at midnight the Elders decided this was a waste of time, they were tired and so they went to bed.
So what happened to the squirrel? In the morning, all that was left was the tail. Compliments of Wile E. Coyote.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I came out of one of my favorite stores to see a crowd gathered around a parked car. There were also two police officers with their cruiser parked askew on the street. Then I also saw the cameraman and another guy holding a microphone on a long pole. I'm sure there is a technical term for the microphone guy, but I don't know what it is!! I'm sure they were filming an episode of "COPS". The two officers were tapping on the windows of the parked car and my first thought was that someone had left their child in their car. The temperature was probably 95 degrees and all the windows were rolled up. My heart groaned at the thought that this situation might turn out to be fatal.
Well, there was something left in the car and it was the car owner's dog. The officers waited around for quite a few moments then decided to take action. One officer laid a large tarp across the windows on one side of the car while the other officer tried to get the dog's attention on the other side of the car. The cop with the tarp took his billy club and attempted to break the window behind the driver's seat. The club bounced off the window and once he dropped it on the street. It took the officer five tries before the window finally crumbled. A cheer rang out through the crowd as the officers guided the dog out of the car. A young mother with two kids in a stroller had some bottled water which they poured over the dog and gave him a drink.
A few minutes after freeing the dog, the owner arrived. He was a young man of about 24 or 25 and guessing by his hand gestures was trying to tell the cops that he was just over at another store and was going to be right back. The cameraman zoomed in on him, as the officers guided him to the curb and had him sit down. The cops didn't care too much about the story they were being given. I wondered what kind of ticket he was going to get. Was this a misdemeanor or is cruelty to animals a felony?
The crowd finally dissapated, the young man had his dog returned to him and drove away with a smashed window. The last person remaining was a security guard sweeping up the broken glass in the street.
All in all, I was just glad that no one was harmed in the filming of this episode, man or dog!