Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pets at play

This is a video I made of our kitty, MaMo (aged 4 months) and our Chihuahua, Dobby, "playing" together. I guess we can see who's going to be in charge!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cute doggie video

I thought I would try adding a cute video that someone sent me. If this one works, I'll add one of my own of our kitten chasing our dog! This dog is so cute. He reminds me of our Izzy dog! Izzy would play dead, too, but she just couldn't stop her tail from wagging as she lay there pretending to be dead. How we miss her! Anyway, enjoy the clip.

Life or something like it

I have plenty of work to do, but I thought I'd take a break and write a few words just to update what's happening in my life right now!

Answer: nothing much! Except for working and church callings and friends and trying to get my house unpacked. One great thing ... I cleaned out half of the garage so I can actually park in there! It's heaven! I get so excited just thinking about it. OK, small things can make me happy! That's my secret to a happy life! Enjoy the little things! The big things can knock you down into the pit, but the little things help you climb back out.

Jimmy is currently taking a photography class (second year) and I'm being the typical proud mom and want to show everyone his latest assignment. The weekend before last (Easter weekend, actually), Jimmy and I drove down to Arizona to visit Jill and her family. While we were there, Jimmy had to complete one of his photography assignments, which was to take pictures at night with the camera on a tripod with a long exposure (I think that's what it's called). He was gone so long when he went outside to take his pictures, I was thinking about calling the police to report a missing person by the time he returned! Anyway, he took this picture of the Arizona sky and I thought it turned out really cool so here it is!

If you look closely, you can see the stars in the sky above the moon. Some are white, but some are red or blue, too. The picture is so small on here it's hard to see, but they're there.

Anyway, I thought it was cool.

Something else that's happening right now is that my job is going to start working four-tens in July (working 7 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Thursday, every Friday off). I am so excited to have a three-day weekend every week! I know the days will be long at first, but it will be SO nice to have a longer weekend. I'm really looking forward to it. I never thought the Water District would actually do it, but we are. YAY!

The next news flash is we have a new kitten. Actually, we have had him for a couple of months now (and he's getting big enough to not be described as a 'kitten' much longer), but he is very sweet and is a nice addition to the household. His origins are fairly typical for people at my office. His mommy was a stray that was living in our outside break area here at work, and Theresa, one of my co-workers, took him home. "He" turned out to be a "she" and of course she was pregnant. She eventually gave birth to three kittens and we adopted one of them. He is officially Jimmy's kitty, but we all know who will end up with him when Jimmy eventually moves out.

Anyway, his name is MaMo, short for MaMoRu (not sure about these spellings), which is a character from the old Sailor Moon anime series, of which Jimmy is a fan. To me the kitty looks a lot like Figaro, the cat from Pinocchio, and I was campaigning for that name, but Jill ruined it by telling Jimmy that the cat would be called "Figgy" for short, and Jimmy didn't care for that idea. So ... MaMo (as weird as that may sound) it is. And here is his picture!

Well, that's all the news I can think of for right now, so I'll sign off! Love you all!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wedding Recovery ...

It's been two and a half weeks since Joanna's wedding, so I guess I am finally rested up enough to update this blog! I think I did nothing but make wedding plans for the past three months.

Joanna and Shayler were married on March 14, and it was a beautiful day. We had the reception in some friends' back yard near our old house, so we worried about the weather and were ready to abandon ship and move the reception to a nearby church right up to the last minute, but the weather (and the wind) held off just long enough for us to have a really nice day.

Joanna's Maid (matron, I guess) of Honor had a bachelorette party for her the night before the wedding, and this picture was taken while we were waiting for our table at Cheesecake Factory. It was so much fun!

Here are Joanna and Shayler coming out of the temple. Don't they look great?

And of course I must post a picture of the bride and groom with ... ME!

Here's one of all of my adorable kids with Joanna and Shayler.

This blog couldn't be complete without a picture of the cutest grandkids on the planet!