Friday, June 27, 2008
We've had a wonderful week, but it's definitely had it's moments. The day Mark left I found out my sister was getting a divorce. I was depressed for a couple of days and even got sick. I'm thankful for my sister-in-law and her husband for having our little family over for dinner on Sunday. On Tuesday night LeAnna helped out by playing racquetball with me and then going to TCBY for a little treat. On Thursday night they invited us once again to join them for pizza and games at their house. I'm thankful for their friendship, love, and support. We love you guys!
Our little family has had fun swimming, playing with friends, having a sleep over with Mama and Papa, and a sleep over at Jim and LeAnna's. We've been shopping, we've watched movies, and we've stayed up late. Over all it's been a good week, but we are looking forward to seeing Mark tomorrow afternoon.
I thought it would be fun to post the many faces and emotions of Jana during the week of Mark's absence. :)
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Happy Birthday Kaleb!
Jim and LeAnna happened to be landscaping at the same time, so they gave us some of their dirt to help in our sink hole project.
Here's Mark standing in just a small portion of the hole.
Kaden helping us out.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
You Are Aurora! (A.K.A. Sleeping Beauty.)
Thoughtful and loving. Authority figures probably have been sheltering you all of your life. Thankfully you're a very tranquil person who is content with what life has given you, but secretly you want to know how the outside world works.
Of course I'm the most beautiful princess there is. :) After reading all the results about each princess I think I have some Ariel in me. Fun and silly quiz!
Friday, June 20, 2008
The part of the trip that only I could put a face on was the unique landscape of Salt Lake City itself.
Being a reasonably active, meeting going member of the LDS church, and a closet apologetic that has not grown up or lived in Utah, I find parts of Salt Lake City odd. It looks strange to me that there is a LDS meetinghouse on nearly every street in this valley. I remember a street between Bountiful and Ogden where there are 2 chapels on opposite sides of the street. (There are more LDS meetinghouses then 7-11s in SLC anymore!). I aslo find it odd (yet understandable) that a large % of people walking around downtown are dressed to the nines and carrying a small suitcase. But I find it equally odd when non-church related business in town uses the churchs name as well. Here is my case in point.
Points of interest:
"This is the Place"
It is not open on Sunday? Jack Mormon indeed!
Salt Lake City is a place that we wanted to move to for the recreation and proximity to family. Upon returning home the words of a familiar cliche' ring true
"Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home"
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I love going to Church on Mother's Day because we have Relief Society for two hours with refreshments in between. Mark says that it isn't fair because on Father's Day they don't get anything like that.
Kaden bringing me breakfast and his Mother's Day card.
The girls and I happened to match so we had to take a picture
For dinner we went over to Leanna and Jim's for a barbecue. Here is a picture of the all the mother's. The one on the left is my WONDERFUL grandma.