Sunday, December 16, 2007

Eagle Rock Food Coop

I am SO excited! Idaho Falls is getting a food coop. It should be opening this winter. Yeah for eating local, naturally-raised, organic, fair trade!

Christmas is coming

Chad had yesterday off. The first Saturday since he started his new job. It's amazing the things that you take for granted until you don't have them. He was so precious to me to be able to spend a whole weekend with him! He's just the greatest. We spent most of the day shopping. We still have a lot to do before Christmas. I can't believe that it's so close. I'm so excited!!! Christmas is just the greatest. This year my whole family will be together at my parents, even my brother's girlfriend. I don't know when it will happen again. Yeah! I super duper heart her. :) I am so glad that my brothers have such great taste! My baby brother has been talking about going on a mission. I hope that he decides to go. His best friend's suicide really shook him and he's wavered more. He's such a great man, but I don't think he's so sure about that. Christmas Eve we're having a big dinner at Mom and Dad's. We're eating prime rib with all the fixin's and then we'll have cupcakes with candles so that we can sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus. That's one of my favorite family traditions. My dad gets so excited at Christmas. He reminds me a lot of the real Santa Claus. We helped him put together huge fruit baskets for his co-workers after dinner tonight. It's so much fun to help him with his Christmas projects! He's so generous! I love being around him at Christmas. He has this look in his eyes; it's a mixture of hope and childlike innocence. It's like the good all rises up and somehow he can't see the rest. My dad is just the greatest!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

broken heart

The world is a sadder place today. Yesterday my baby brother's friend, Mike passed away. He took his own life. Died to young, too soon. It's come as a shock. He was always so full of positive energy. He loved children. My son nicknamed him "he plays" because he played with him tirelessly. All of the adults would be talking or playing a board game in one room and Mike would be in another with my little munchkins down on the floor building some great tower or helping the cow find his food. He was scheduled to leave on a church mission next week. So many mysteries. Most of them trapped inside souls that don't know how to let them out.

like the cool kids

Well, it seems like all the "cool kids" have blogs so I decided to jump on the band wagon. Okay, that's not the real reason. I'm a big believer in synchronicity. God has a real sense of humor and he lets us in on it by giving us meaningful condenses in our lives. Within 24 hours, I had 2 good friends from different aspects of my life start blogs and tell me that I should start too. So here I am.

My husband started a new job last Monday. We really feel like it's where we're supposed to be. It's a lot more money than his previous job. It's also more demanding in every way. He's away twice as much. 6 10's plus travel time. Once he gets home, we only have 2 hours until he needs to be asleep. Thankfully he has Sundays off. We don't know how long the long hours will last, hopefully not too long. For now, I sure feel like a single mom alot. (I know that my life doesn't hold a candle to the life of a real single mom. I salute all single moms. You do so much!)