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Monday, August 4, 2008

A Simple Woman's Daybook: Journal Entry

FOR TODAY August 4, 2008

Outside my window...I see my darling kiddos and their Nana picking vegetables in the garden. My kids are so excited to help Nana harvest her veggies.

I am thankful for...family. It is so fun to see far away family. It has been almost 3 years since the kids and I have seen all of them and we're looking forward to a fun week.

From the kitchen...we've been enjoying lots of fresh veggies from the garden since we've arrived and from the looks of this morning's harvest, that will continue all week! I'm not a big veggie person at all, but those cukes are the best I've tasted!

I am wearing...my jammies. It has been tough adjusting to the time difference aaaaand we were up almost 24 hours during the trip.

I am creating...great memories!

I am going...to the Logan pool today to spend more time with the extended crew.

I am reading...BREAKING DAWN!!!!!! Is there really any question of that? The only thing is that I would probably be done reading it by now, if I wasn't visiting family. I'm sneaking in little reading moments, though. It is great, so far!

I am hoping...for good weather this weekend for our trip to Bear Lake.

I am hearing...it is a rare quiet moment. The kids are eating popcicles outside and I am inside.

Around the house...luckily, I don't have my regular chores to keep me busy this week. I'm just doing the pick-up-after-my-kids-everyday-so-they-don't-wreck-my-in-law's-house thing.

One of my favorite things...is seeing my kids play with their cousins and spend time with their Nana & Papa Howdy (I'll explain that name another time).

A few plans for the rest of the week...I'm pretty sure that every moment is planned out, though I'm not quite sure what we'll be doing in all of those moments, yet. I know today is the pool, movies, and pizza. Tuesday is ????. Wednesday is shopping with my cutie-pie SIL, Melanie. Thursday is the family golf tournament and we head to Bear Lake for our getaway. We stay in Bear Lake till Saturday. I think we might try to see Mamma Mia Saturday night. Sunday is church and also the day we fly out at 11:45pm. What a fun week!

I don't have a picture thought to share with you today. Since I'm not using my computer, I'm not going to upload my pictures onto it. I'll share some of my favorite pictures with you once we get home.

7 love notes to me!:

Kim's Mom said...

Sounds like you're having a great time!

I found you through Twitter, by searching for "Frugal", so I guess that gives you an idea of one of my interests. LOL

Dinner's almost ready, but I'll be back to read more of your entries.

Chambers Family said...

Wow, good for you to blog during your vacation. I'm trying to catch up...That was such a fun week. I always wish it was longer, but I'm SO glad we went shopping. I'll be enjoying your advice for a long time:) Hope the plane ride home was OK. Have fun with Mindi today!

Kelli said...

Oh, how I miss my friend, Jen!!! Are you home yet? The blog world has missed you too! haha :)

Heather said...

Are you LOVING Breaking Dawn???? I loved it. I really did. It sounds like you're having a very relaxing trip. Enjoy!!

Debbie said...

Sounds fun, and relaxing and I am a tad envious! Thanks for stopping by!

Cheri said...

Just checking in to see how things are going! I hope you had a wonderful vacation!

nikkicrumpet said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! And thanks for the kind comments on my bedroom. The reception here has been so positive so it really help make me feel happier with the space. As for the picture...I LOVE that picture so much. I first saw it on RMS and I tried to find out where I could get it. The original was called "sound of music" however the original is ugly! I searched ebay, I googled it, I went to every online art place I could find with no luck. I finally gave up & figured I'd never get my own. Then I went to Connecticut to the Golden Gavel Auction and "poof" there it was. I paid $40 for it and was so thrilled I cried all the way home. Evidently it was done in mass market and sold at some home decor store...never did find out which one. It wasn't an expensive piece when it was sold..but from what I could find out it was originally sold about 8 years ago. I wish so much I could be of more help to you. I was so frustrated myself because I wanted it so badly. Hopefully you will have the same great luck I eventually had. I'll bookmark your blog and if I ever see another one or hear any info on how to find one I will sure get the info to you. I'm not sure what it is about that painting but it just draws you in.
Take care and good luck on your search!