Thursday, October 20, 2011

a day with mom

The kids and I spend a day with my mom yesterday and had the best time. We went to "This is the Place" park, then to a lovely and so yummy restaurant called Oasis, and then to the kids favorite park in SLC, Memory Grove Park. We walked up the long trail next to the creek and looked and the leaves that had changed color, and wow, it all took our breath away. The kids each got cookies as big as Frisbee's at the restaurant, and ate them as we all walked along the trail. I loved the whole day!

On the way there I got pulled over by the highway patrol for going faster than the 65 mile speed limit. I always feel like I wanna cry when I get in trouble like that. Dang it! But he was so nice, and just said to slow down and be careful. WHEW! I have never gotten out of a ticket. Maybe it helped that my mom was with me. She made the day so fun, and I am always grateful to have her nearby to go on adventures with me and the kids.

Monday, October 10, 2011

writing, writing, writing

I am writing each and every night after the kids go to bed, and I love it! I feel like there really is a story in me, and I just need to make sure that I am telling it with enough interest and fun dialog to capture the attention of the reader. I am hoping to be done by Christmas. Go! Go! Go! Is all I think about!
 In other news, Emma is now in the gifted and talented program in Box Elder! YEAH!!!! She really needs this. She absorbs information in such a different way, and is a perfectionist with what she does. I am thrilled that she will get this valuable education. I took her this morning and dropped her off at the school where they have the program and the teacher was so enthusiastic. Today will be a good day!