Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday March 19, 2018

I woke up feeling like garbage today.  My throat hurts and swollen so swallowing is difficult.  KaeLynn is sick too so we didn't go to the gym.  
I worked all day.  I had to take Lexi some ibuprofen and knee brace at school. She hurt her knee in PE.  
     Jeff worked all day.  I think he actually prefers being out washing windows instead of being in the office. 
     Lisa had her teacher interview today at school.  All the kids running for student council have to be interviewed by current student council members and teachers.  
     After work I made homemade hot pockets.  Lexi had rehearsal until 7.  They have their first performance tomorrow.  They perform for a couple of elementary schools. 
     Mountain View high school had movie night at the school.  Lisa took Abby Stella and Sam with her.  KaeLynn was grateful.  They just got home.  
     I want to turn in early today. I think we all should.  

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday March 18, 2018

It's been great Sabbath. But I have another cold.  I've never completely gotten over my cough since I had pneumonia back in November and December.  But this morning I had a sore throat and my cough is worse.  I wish we could get rid of our sickness around here.   We just keep passing it back and forth to each other. 
     Jeff had to hurry and put together a lesson for High Priest Group today.  Brother Terry was out of town and asked Jeff last minute to teach it.
     The Hendrickson family invited us over this evening for treats, a short FHE lesson and visiting.   The Earl family and Mike and Michelle Smith went too.  We had a great time.  They are an incredible family who have blessed our lives beyond anything we deserve.  We had a lesson on the atonement.  All the kids played games.  We ate yummy treats and visited.  It was a great way to spend the Sabbath.  We were all uplifted.  

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Saturday March 27, 2018

It was so nice to be able to sleep in a little bit this morning.   We didn't get up until 8:30.  Jeff and I spent some of the quiet time to just talk.  We don't seem to find much time to do that.  It seems like all we ever do is talk about work.  Speaking of work, Jeff had to go to the Sandy office for a while to do some work.  He also  had to go somewhere and do an estimate.  Thank heavens he took Coco with him.  That dog wears me out sometimes.  I had to go to WalMart.  Lexi went with me.  We grabbed her a quick sandwich at subway them I dropped her off to get her eyebrows waxed. My friend Hilary did it for her for $10.  
I've been cleaning the fridge, making jell o and doing dishes.  
Lisa got home this morning and she was pretty tired.  She fixed/replaced her screen on her laptop.  She's been getting ready to have her picture taken so she can make posters for running for student council.  
     I worked on family reunion stuff this afternoon.  Lexi went over to KaeLynn's house for a while to play.  KaeLynn called about 4 to see if I wanted to go to Costco. We did a quick run there then decided to stop to Wallaby's for a bite to eat.  Then I went downstairs and did some work.  Mondays are crazy and I like to work a little over the weekend to make Monday a little easier.  
Lisa left at 8 for a multi stake dance.  Brooke came over and she and Lexi went to target for a while to look at clothes.  
It was a good day. 😊 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday March 16, 2018

We are getting to be later than usual tonight.  KaeLynn to her girls to the late showing off The Greatest Showman.  Its such a great musical.  It's still selling out in the theaters and it's been showing for a while.  Lexi and I had seen it. So had Eliza. But no one else.  They were all singing the songs as we walked out. 
     Lisa had a girl's camp YCL (Youth Camp Leader) retreat/overnighter.  She left around 5 and will be back tomorrow around 11. She will must likely sleep the rest of the day away.  Which is probably ok.  She is struggling to rid of her sickness.   She got up extra early this morning. She had to be at the school by 6:30 this morning.  Each grade participates in kind of a dance off against each other. Last year Lisa's sophomore class won. So they want a repeat. 
     After I dropped Lisa off KaeLynn and I went to the gym and exercised in the water. It was a short without but a little was better than nothing.  I feel so much better when I do it.  You wouldn't think it would be so hard to get there when it feels so good when you do.  
    Work was a little show again today. I took some time to make some progress on the family reunion.  I worked on the Family Feud game we are going to play.  But now it's time to call it a night. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday March 15, 2018

This snowy/rainy weather hasn't been good for business but it's been good for allowing things down so I could catch up on some other things. I was able to get a few things done for our Morrison family reunion in July. I'm in charge.  It probably seems like I'm jumping the gun a little bit, but I know it will sneak up on me and I'll be glad I'm ahead of the game.  
     Lexi had another dress rehearsal for the lion king.  She is loving it and having a wonderful time but she is also tired and getting worn out. 
     Lisa had clogging and then went to a surprise  birthday party for a friend until 10 tonight.  
     I went to dinner with my friend Tonya Hendrickson tonight.  She's been trying to take me out for my birthday for a long time.  We finally found a night we could both go.  We went to b Wallaby's.  It was delicious.  And the company was great.  I'm grateful to have a friend like her.  
     After dinner I met my friend Hilary Gardea for frozen yogurt at Menchies.  I used to work with her at Freedom Mailing.  Since I quit working there to help Jeff with the window business, we've tried to get together to catch up with each other.  Sites a lot of fun and I miss working with her.  
     I got home and then went and picked up Lisa from her party. Lexi went with me because she was pretty unhappy about not seeing me at all today.  Sure getting worn out and a little emotional.
Time to call it a night.  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday March 14 2018

It was cold and rainy.  Not the best weather for window cleaning. But it still managed to be a busy day at work.  

Tyler and Melissa were blessed with a beautiful healthy baby boy late last night. His name is Maverick Morrison.  I can't wait to meet him. 

We went from work to the church.  Tonight was the primary/Young women/young men combined talent show. It's usually fun but long. The girls clogged and Lisa also wanted to sing a solo.  I'm disappointed that I didn't take a single picture.  Jeff had a meeting for work.  As usual. I'm tired and ready for bed.  

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday March 12 2018

Today was a good day. It started off with a trip to the gym for some water exercise. KaeLynn went with me.  We only work out for about 35 minutes.  It's probably not enough, but I just want to start making it happen. I feel so much better when I do it.  My morning at work even seemed to go more smoothly. 
Work was a typical day.  I managed to find the time to throw some cupcakes in the oven for the Relief Society Birthday dinner.  I made cherry chocolate ones with a topper that says "happy birthday ladies" and a lady bug sticker.  At the dinner we had yummy café Rio salads and birthday cake with ice cream.  I love our ward.  
Jeff had a high priest group meeting and visits.  Lisa had a stake youth council meeting.  Lexi had a late practice getting ready for the school musical next week.  She is a lioness in the Lion King.  
We are all trying to get over our sicknesses. I'm really tired of it. 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday March 11, 2018

Today was a wonderful Sabbath.  Mom and dad came to church with us today. They left right after sacrament meeting. They were wanting to be back to Oakley because Kevin's family was going to celebrate Kori's birthday.  Lexi and I walked home from church because the weather is beautiful.  We got home around 2. I made some lunch. And made some no bake cookies.  Lexi wanted to craft.  She made some shirts/overalls from a pair of her jeans.  It's amazing what you can lean from watching YouTube videos.  We had kind of a you sewing machine that she was trying to use.  It was pretty much a piece of junk. I spent way too much trying to make it usable.  So she ended up just hand sewing it.  They turned out pretty cute.  
I spent about 30 minutes doing a little work to try and get ahead for tomorrow.  I like doing paperwork knowing the one won't ring while I'm doing it. I constantly get interrupted when I'm working during regular office hours. 
After dinner we watched a little tv. I did  some dishes and we hit the hay early.  Time to rest so we can hit the ground running again tomorrow. 

Sam was excited to see grandma and grandpa at church today 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Saturday March 10th 2018

This week my Aunt Delora's husband (Gene Westover) passed away from complications during a surgery on his stomach.  Mom and Dad came down on Friday to spend the weekend and attend the funeral.  It was a nice funeral.  Kind words were shared and the children tried to over come some pretty harsh words and feelings about their dad.  For the huge majority of his life, Uncle Gene was not an active member of the church. And he lived his life exactly that way.  I didn't ever really get to know him very well.  In recent years, Gene activated and eventually went to the temple.  I don't know details, but some of the children were very angry about how they were treated. Especially in their younger years.  Many of the comments during the funeral were about forgiveness.  And about how he may have not been a very good dad, but he was a good grandpa and they need to remember that.  It made me think about how grateful I was that my dad stayed active in the church and chose a spouse that stayed active in the church.  They have a strong gospel legacy and I would never want to be a weak link in that chain.  It also made me realize that our time in this earth is limited and I don't want to spend any of it thinking negatively about family.  
After the funeral service we went back to the church and had a nice luncheon and visited a little bit.  Then it was time to head back to Orem.  
Jeff worked the majority of the day.  Then this afternoon he wanted to take the girls to the movie. Lisa didn't want to go, so Jeff just took Lexi.  I took mom and dad to see the house we will soon be moving into.  Then we came back here, ate some popcorn and watched a little tv and visited.  KaeLynn has been in Pocatello at a clogging competition so she missed the funeral. 
Now it's time to change the clocks and "spring forward" and get some rest.

A very sweet picture of dad and his sister Delora.  She is 86

Dad and his sister Corleen.  She is a very spry 90 year old.