Tuesday, March 29, 2011

He's our NAPA man

When I need a bag of sugar I head straight to Morgan Jubilee where Lydon Edward works the morning shifts. He hooks up!

He's been my Jubilee Boy

And now, when Timmy needs and air filter, he heads to the Morgan Napa where Lydon Edward works the nights and weekend shifts. He hooks him up!

I guess you could now say he's our NAPA man.

Bless his little hard working heart.....he's working at Jubilee, NAPA, running with the Morgan Ambulance and the Morgan Fire all the while going to the fire academy two nights a week and on the weekends.
I think I"m going to start borrowing back some of the money he's been borrowing from me.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mission accomplished

Most people didn't think it was possible but I was able to successfully complete an OVER NIGHT mission to Park City Utah this weekend.
This is a picture from my farewell. Attendance was low. Tim was at work, Lydon was at school and Aaron was at a friend's house. Oh well, I appreciate those that were there to support me. This is Kristy getting funding for the mission. These things aren't cheap ya know.

Once we arrived, I was able to write home. (FYI, nobody really cared) These are my companions
I'm not gonna lie....there were times when I wanted nothing more than to be released and come home, especially when I ended up at a little home away from home. But I was able to get some retail therapy.....

......... and some much begged for food (nothing says Park City like a Big Mac)

....and I was able to carry on

I strap on my missionary suit (a.k.a. Matchbox Twenty concert T-shirt) and our mission president put us to work on crafting project. This kept us going into the wee hours of the morning. Notice my pillow next to the hotel clock. The time there would be 1:38 AM!! It took us nearly four hours of cutting and hot gluing to put these precious pillows together. After a LONG night of shopping, minimal eating, lots of crafting and NON-sleeping it was time to brush the six inches of Park City snow off the car to head home.

Consider this my homecoming and my report on my mission. And you didn't even have to put on a pair of pantyhose. Your welcome.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Whose kid writes this kind of thing?

Apparently mine!

Thanks Lyd!

except who taught you how to use the word "pissy"?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Dear Gardner Family:

Should you ever doubt my love for you, let me show the shrines I have erected in you honor in the two most important places in my life.

Exhibit A:
Thee ficus in the living room. Right in front of the couch (my favorite comfy spot) which is right in front of the TV (which is the best-est place in the whole house!!). I can't help but think of you all as I zone out in front of the tube EVERY night.

Exhibit B:
The calendar spot at the office. The first few months of the year are a little barren until your calendar arrives but for the remaining months I am reminded daily of my friends who left for cold-cold Bismark.
P.S. Dear Weston People--I don't know what you are selling, but I'm definitely buying! Just keep them calendars coming!

Miss you guys tons and tons! Can't wait for you to come to town again so that I can show you my new concrete living room floor. I just dare you to come and try to spill long island iced tea on it! No--really--I dare you--come on--come over to my new house right now!! ;)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Moose vs. Moose



Oh how I luv da Moosh

Never again will I have to drive to the grocery store

Because Aaron went here.....

And walked out with this

And now has to buy a new wallet to pack this around in......

So he gets go to the grocery store for his mom this way........

And his mom is so dang happy that she never has to drive to the grocery store---I mean she is so dang proud----that she bought him one of these to celebrate.....
Way to go Aaron Jean!!
One and Done!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Driving Lessons with Aaron

Now that Aaron Jean Washing Machine is 15, he has "gently" reminded me that he is now officially old enough to get his driving permit (gasp!). Therefore, every time there is five unoccupied seconds in our day it constitutes an opportunity for Aaron to practice driving. Such was the case Saturday evening.

Aaron took me for a cruise to the Morgan County Fairgrounds (which is practically in our backyard now). And this is what we saw on our driving lesson........
It was SPECTACULAR!! We actual saw a mama moose and a baby moose. The mom wandered in and out of the river and the two of them munched and the tree branches.
It was so exciting that we ran home, grabbed the camera, grabbed grandpa and ran back up to enjoy just watching them.

They sure mean it when they say that the photos don't do it justice. It was just incredible to see this moose so close up and for it to just wander around. Aaron and I sat there and watched it for a long-long time.
And you thought that this post was going to be about Aaron.........

Down she comes


The following material may be offensive to tree-huggers and the Williams Sisters.....so sorry!!

When we were in the process of working on the contract to buy the Williams house, we had to go through a lengthy home inspection. One of the issues that the home inspector pointed out was that the big pine tree on the boys bedroom end of the house was leaning towards the house.

He let us know that the tree was causing damage to the roof and rain gutters and one day would be crashing down through the boys bedrooms. Since we are quickly running out of money and would not be able to cover the cost of repair the roof and/or Lydon and Aaron's precious heads, we had to cut 'er down.

Tim brought his friend Matt "the Spider Monkey" home from work on Saturday morning to help with this mammoth job.

This is Timmy telling Matt that he wants him to climb on this tiny little ladder and get up on that tree and start cutting.

And this is Timmy throwing rope to Matt via a big ole screw driver tied to the end. We went about this very "old school". Matt started by shaving the branched off from the bottom as he worked his way up.

While Matt was shaving "up" the tree, we took out a couple of little scragglers that the previous owners tried to groom. I now have a blank canvass to work on in the back!
Tank was doing a little window-side supervising.
Once the spider monkey made it all the way to the top, they started bringing the tree down.

Notice Timmy, Yo Bob and Aaron down in the corner holding the rope that is tied to the top of the tree. Their job was to pull on the rope when Matt cut the tree off. This is my lame attempt at some action shots each time a piece came tumbling down. It didn't work out so well for me...... so much for my photography career.

We worked our guts out this weekend. The only reason we stopped was because the dumped closed and we couldn't take anymore branches over. There is still some clean up work to be done and a great big stump to take care of but the biggest part of the job is done.
Sorry Williams Sisters......we promise to replace the tree with something equally beautiful :)