Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Today....

Today was a good day. I love days like this. Just totally relaxed and fun :) I am so lucky to spend my days with some amazing kids :) They teach me so much!
We woke to this .......
our poor ducks buried in the snow....look closely :)


I finished painting the shelves and mantle: (ignore the massive pile of Willow toys please :) ).......
oh, and David and Mara finished painting her room last night. It looks like a bomb went off in there so I will not take a picture :)
Aspen finished re painting Deskri.......... check out his new yellow eyes :)


Willow and I had a marathon day of Family Pastimes and memory....... and Aspen joined in for Caves and Claws



The Sleepover weekend began with one leaving and one coming.........


The daylight closed with a whole new look to the backyard :) Someone said to me once, if you don't like the weather in Utah, wait 10 minutes :) They are right. Willow was just relieved that she could get on the trampoline in shorts and a t-shirt :)

One final look at the egg heads..... they are headed out tonight.....

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Willow's Tricks and update on us

It has been so beautiful here in Utah. Snow is in the forecast but I am trying not to encourage that this way! We put the trampoline together last week and Willow lives on it :) Thank goodness for that trampoline. She has not noticed how busy the rest of the crew has been lately :) yeah, that is Josh and MAra in the back on poop patrol :) Ahhh, the joys of having a dog!

We are busy painting Mara's room white. When Willow had that as her playroom it was pink,....very pink. Mara hates pink! So, it is back to white. I have been painting the bookcases that David built for the den and just getting ready for the new carpet. I am so sick of the concrete floor I could scream! We are also replacing all the carpeting upstairs too, just need to finish all the painting first. I will post pictures of the finished product later :) I am trying to wait to the last possible minute on the carpet with our dogs.

Still waiting to hear about the job in Portland. The company David interviewed with in February, Idialog, still wants him. But, the bad news is we have no idea when that will be. The guy has to hire 3 developers first and apparently they are in high demand. David spoke with the owner and he has hired a recruiter to fill those positions so hopefully it will move a bit faster.

The most recent company that he interviewed with, MSI, has not gotten back but it has only been a little over a week and it was Easter/spring break..... They have to let him know one way or another so yes, we are still in limbo. Limbo sucks!! MSI is based in Omaha, and there is no way, no how, I will ever end up in Omaha( no offense to anyone who lives there)!! Not after driving through a tornado last summer near there. I can still hear Willow... "I hate this drive, all there is, is corn,.... corn everywhere!" :) She was right, there was nothing but corn....and tornadoes. Not a place for me at all. But, they have offices in Salt Lake, Portland and Seattle. So, that works for me :) We just want to go home. It has been almost 5 years already!

So, for now we are waiting and just getting ready for the call. Yes, you know me, or I should say us (David and I) we are packed and ready to go :)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Egg Hunt at Grandma and Grandpa's

As we were getting ready to go, I took Willow out to try out her new fairy kite. The wind was coming in bursts so she never really got it off the ground. She had fun trying!




If only Asha would let her be......




Aspen and her flowers! I can't wait for the buttercups and tulips to be in bloom!


You know it is spring around here when ducks are nesting in your front yard :) We had to feed them a little something before we left.....


First, we walked over to the park with Sierra and Willow......




Then the girls wanted to do the egg hunt so David and I hid them.......







Then Warren and Josh got in on the act.....








Then Aspen.....

Then John came home from church and he and Harrison joined in on the fun :)
The boys hid the eggs for the girls and then the girls hid them from the boys. It became a game of who could find the most difficult spot :) I think the least favorite was the thorny rose bushes :)
Harrison thought it would be funny to hide most of the eggs in one spot....the mailbox :)
David actually put Aspen on his shoulders to get the eggs in the trees!
The window well was not such a great place....




Then it was back to the park for a bit......

Dinner was delicious! We had turkey, ham, rolls, peas, potatoes, broccoli casserole, baked beans, stuffing, deviled eggs, fresh carrots, cucumbers and strawberries and of course the cupcackes that I made yesterday :) Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for such a yummy dinner!

As we drove home the sun was setting over the Ocher Mountains. It was beautiful.....

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I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and married to my best friend and love of my life. We co-habitate with 1 cat, Asha, 2 dogs, Maggie May and Juniper Wren, a Chinchilla names Ozwald, and a Hamster named Fat Panda. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 13 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint,travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!