Thursday, May 29, 2008

Memorial Day

“…it commemorates U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action…” May 29, 2008

Best of all it's a US federal Holiday, which meant no work for Kirsten. Memorial Day also usually means a BBQ of sorts somewhere unless it's raining, which it was.

In Orem, and other places in Utah Valley, Boy Scouts go around and put American Flags in the yards of people who have donated to them. We had one in our yard this year. I actually really like the effect this has. First off b/c it looks cool. Second b/c it makes me wonder why we put flags up on that day and then i go and read about it in wikipedia. I'll have to take a picture of the effect next time they put the flags up so you can see what I mean.

Kirsten spent memorial day doing homework. And then we went to a BBQ at the Escobars. It was a fun time with friends and a great holiday.


Monday, May 19, 2008


Andy and I have wanted to have a plant HANGING in our home for a while now. We have the pleasure of living in a condo build in the 70's so there are already hooks in our celling to make this possible. So finally on Sat we did it, we bought a hanging plant thing and a plant to go with it. I don't know why I think it is sooo cool but I do. I just love plants.

Horizontal space is so precious. It seems like you can never have enough of it. I already have 5 year round inside plants, not to mention 3 winter inside plants that take up horizontal space. so if I wanted more plants they were going to have to hang, and though I haven't always thought hanging plants were so wonderful, I just adore them now. There is just not enough green around. I even spend time admiring my plants, especially the ones which I have grown from just little things. I am probably most proud of my Christmas Cactus b/c it was on the verge of death, but I was able to bring it back to life by simply changing it's location.


Friday, May 16, 2008

Up Date

Currently we are:
eddie: in summer classes and working at the UVSC testing center
andy: looking for a job to support his wife through classes ; )
lula: shedding, of course it's spring
frostbite: limping. we arn't sure why. the vet says if he is still doing it in a week or so, we'll get an x-ray

Currently we feel:
eddie: burnt out and not wanting to take her next two classes, but overall happy
andy: frustrated he hasn't gotten a job yet, but enjoying the free time
lula: impatient-- waiting for mom and dad to get home
frostbite: just great--ahhh I love sleeping on the couch when mom and dad aren't home

Currently we wish:
eddie: that we had hard wood floors
andy: that I had a bike that was actually my size
lula: that we could go to the park (but we can't b/c frostbite has a limp-- "boooo!")
frostbite: that mom would leave me alone ("stop trying to brush me")

To the reader: thanks for reading, whoever you are


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day Switch.

In our house there is a switch
it determines what we do and how we do it.
It decides if we live in peace or in discontent,
It helps us know if we are living with a life in order or disarray.
It is not a switch we want to play with,
and we always want it to be on.
To know that I am the one that switched it off,
well there is nothing worse.
This switch is that switch that goes to my mother's mood,
and for her sake more than mine,
I hope that it will stay on.



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