Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What we are up to....

I have not had much to post about lately but we have been pretty busy! Just our everyday joyful lives doing the things we love and loving the things we do!

There has been..............

Dasiy Girl Scouts

Music Lessons

D and D club...and again ;)

sleepover madness

WOW, WOW and much too much WOW ;) (world of warcraft)


movies...Twilight for the 4th time, Josh coming along this time and enjoying it

running and running and hoping to run a 5K in March

Kathy and I having a double feature night with Twilight and Austrailia (did you know you can order food in a movie theater and they will deliver it to your seat on a tray that hooks into the cup holders?? I had no idea! Not that the food was that great but it is a cool concept :)

knitting, sewing and painting galore crafting with friends and finishing tons of projects!

reading all 4 "Twilight" books in a Month! I so love the story we all want to be vampires now ;) ( all but Josh, he would rather be a werewolf )

cooking new dishes some we love some not so much

teaching Maggie to shake


jacuzzi baths

new haircuts that made me cry

preparing for heading off to Portland to celebrate Aspen's 18th!!! And preparing Josh, Mara and Willow for a week long stay with Grandma and Grandpa (no Willow you cannot only pack clothes for 90 degree weather! ;) )

ortho appointments with frankenstine like devices pulling teeth down into place!

snow, inversions, snow, rain!

American Idol and finally LOST!

writing music, blowing Mom and Dad away with incredible talents

wishing and dreaming of future plans...

preparing to take the drivers lic test..

looking into many choices

passport photos and applications......gearing up for Mexico in April!

I am sure the next time I post it will be all about our trip to Oregon......

Sundance Film Festival

Last Wednesday, Our family and the Reid's (minus Kathy, she was at a birth) attended an awesome event put on by Josh and Mara's music teacher, Eliza Wren. She had written and composed original music for the film Return to Oz that was released in the 1980's. It was so great! Eliza is super talented. We are so honored to have her as a teacher! You can google her and check out her videos on you tube. She also has a website

We had a great night! Willow stayed with Mara's best friend Sarah for the evening. She had a wonderful time being the center of Sarah's attention :) She even attended a talent show with Sarah and got to hear her sing. She told me later that night, "next week, when you go see a violent movie, I can stay with Sarah right? " :)

We got to Park City early and had dinner at Wasatch Brew Pub.

We hiked up and down Main Street and saw all the flyer's for the movies being shown. It would be great to go and watch a few next year, now that Willow is willing to hang with someone other than her family!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy 2009

Happy New Year! we had a great night of WAY too much food and lots of games :) no, Yahtzee, boggle and our favorite Shanghai (thanks for teaching us Kathy ;) ) I think we were all up til 3 am that night! After we watched the ball drop we all got on WOW and played forever :) Hope this year brings your family lots of wonderful memories!

Willow's new favorite...grape Martinellies :)
My son is so weird.....;)
I had to share this picture, it was a few days after new years :) Willow wanted Josh to sleep in her room and when David and I went to bed we peeked in and saw this! What a great brother...... I don't know how they slept that way all night but they did :)

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I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and 2 partners and married to my best friend and love of my life for 28 years now! We co-habitate with 2 cats, Asha and Gustav, 1 dog, Juniper Wren, and 2 Chinchillas, Ozwald and Turbo. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 15 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!