May 4, 2009


  • I've been having recurring dreams about being on the The Amazing Race.
  • I've been getting a kick out of Sam saying "what the heck?"
  • I've been thinking about my side bar.
  • I would love to know if you read my blog.
  • I find crafting so compelling and so problematic.
  • I've been compiling a list of all my past and current running partners (Carol, Michelle, Cary, Heather, Kris, Amy, Jen, Courtney, Patti, Ruth Ann, Julia, Brooke, Jeni, Lisa, Karla, Sara, Diana, Michal, Marie M, Marie B, and Kathy-- did I forget anyone?) All of you are superwomen in my book.
  • I Vote or Die.
  • I haven't watched Wife Swap at all.
  • I've been reading a book called Living Simply with Children, and boy is it making me laugh, though I don't think it was meant to be funny.
  • I've mistaken myself for a master gardener, which is why I haven't gotten around to posting these pictures from April:
Proof that we let our kids take candy from strangers.

If you're related to me you might recognize these people. We're looking forward to having them live closer to us (hopefully soon by the way).

From a trip to a local farm. Probably the happiest moment of Sam's life. Seriously.

"You find me irresistible don't you?"

Our vegetable garden, ready for planting (for the first time since we've lived here).

And here are the seed packets that I was going to plant in said garden, that is until Sam spread them all around the backyard flower beds. 1500 carrot seeds, 100 cucumbers, 225 peas, and I don't know how many watermelons and beans. Thanks Sam! That was sooooo helpful.

That does it for April. What have you been up to lately?


Aimee said...

OMG, I vote or die too! :)

You are too funny.

nelsonjeneen said...

I love how the seeds are spread out around everywhere. lol. Donna I have to say I love reading your blog. I don't comment much (b/c no time) but it makes my day! When do you parent's move? I heard they where from someone in the family.
take care

John said...

Who is your teammate on TAR in your dreams? And do you get hopelessly stuck on a detour in these dreams?

Dakin and I read regularly. If you really want to know who reads your blog (like obsessively), you should use a site tracker, e.g. Google Analytics or Statcounter. Warning: it can be addicting. I don't know a site tracker can count people who read your blog through an RSS reader, like Dakin and I do.

Anonymous said...

I tried reading "Living Simply with Children" too. I kept wondering why drive through meals weren't mentioned, because if that doesn't make life simpler, I don't know what does. Oh, wait, I think they mention making your own homemade bread. Right.

Logan St Journal said...

I LOVE your blog. So don't let my silence mean no one is listening because I become dependent on your blog for perspective on how funny life really is

crazy west family said...

I read your blog and I love it. You write so openly and you dont try to make your life look perfect, but even in your down times you still have fun. It brings hope to some of us that dont have perfect lives either. I don't comment because you dont really know me. Dont worry im not a stalker I am just another one of Marks cousins.

Scott@VoteOrDieBlog said...

Thanks for voting...and not dying. I really enjoy reading your blog. And it is fun to watch your family in church.

Gabriela Hull said...

I love reading your blog!

Anonymous said...

You are a blog-meister!
I'm just glad we finally made your blog!!
Mom and Dad

Eric Devericks said...

I read you blog! Did Mark get a job? Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

jhoopes said...

Loved the list. You make me laugh!

John Hatch said...

I cannot believe that sam scattered all of those seeds every were. I don't know what I would have done if I were you!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh the fact that Sam put the seeds all over the place made me laugh out loud. And yes, I read your blog, and it makes me laugh.

And you are seriously superwoman. You amaze me!

weaverfam said...

i still stalk you :)

tvmom said...

i love your blog and i have dreams about Amazing Race too. I'm always almost about to be eliminated.