Monday, September 9, 2013

9 to 5

For the entirety for our married life, (6 years!!!) Riley has not had a normal 9-5 job. When we met he worked at an in between house for juvenile offenders, from then on he has been in the medical field, of sorts, which of course have always been open 24/7. We've always had to worry about whether he was going to work on Thanksgiving or Christmas. He ALWAYS worked Saturdays.
 I am not complaining. We are grateful for the jobs he has had. But we are SSSOOOO grateful that he only has 2 more days in a job like that!!! On Thursday he starts a 9-5 job, getting to basically pick his own hours and can sometimes work from home! What?! 
Here's to Thanksgiving AND Christmas with my husband for the first time EVER!!! 
I suspect there will be a lot more of this going on.

Sunday, August 4, 2013


As the battle for getting a brother or sister to Emmy wages on, I think..." will the taking over your brain calendaring, crying, 'wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin', plannin' dreamn' ever end?
Then I blow my nose and just watch Emmy for while.
We started to eat lunch today, ( fast Sunday) and she reminded us to pray.
A little sunbeam tried saying the prayer last Sunday and was scared and started to cry. When she sat back down, Emmy put her arm around her, rubbed her cheek and said, " It'll be okay. You must be very tired"
She helps me do hard things.
While making bread with me today she said, Mom this is fun! Like a mommy daughter date! Let's do it again next Sunday.
The list goes on.
I am thankful I have her.
I need to remember, that is good enough!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Alive and Well: Lava Hot Springs, Easter, AT

 Loving the 'cow with horns' checking into our hotel.
 Emmy couldn't wait to go to sleep in the big bed. The hotel was having it's 99th birthday, I assumed the bed shared the same birth year. Blah.
 camo doo rag

 THE BEST EVER pizza place!!! Homemade sauce, mozzarella, pepparoni, dough...ah! So delicious!
 Riley and Emmy walking down to our mineral pool we had all to our selves. Quite nice.
 Then, in the middle of now where there was a piece of a WWI submarine.
 We were really excited to go to the Shoshone Ice Caves. When we got there we found a locked gate...
 and this... (that is an indian riding a dinosaur by the way).
here comes Easter 
Church easter egg hunt with cousin Jake
 These eggs were really hidden well
 At grandma greats

 Dying eggs at Grandma and Grandpa Spjutes

 The loot
Mini Legos
Tasting mashed potat for Eater Dinner
We went to simplot hill for family night. 

AT ( annual training=Riley leaves for two weeks to go train in the desert)
We got to go visit for Family Day

 best buds
 HUM V's galore
 This is where Daddy spend 90% of his time at AT, in the medic vehicle
 The LOUD 50 cal. practicing their range shooting

 Where he sleeps.
 Hangin out on the hummer waiting for the bus to come
 Those things do not look comfy
 That is the shower blowing in the wind:)
 Love that blue sky!
 The is the road you take to get to the middle of no where
 Lovin' the 'stache! its coming off the second he gets home.
 Climbing into a  BIG 'ol truck.
 Emmy was everyone's favorite.
At Least they have porta potties!

I have moved up in the world and have the ability to upload pics to our laptop!

Sunday, June 9, 2013


 It was so great to see all of my piano students at there finest. There were no tears, only a little of improv and a few start overs. SUCCESS!
I LOVE teaching Let's Play Music. Excited to see these kids on the piano this year.