September 29, 2011

a phone call...

today i got a special phone call from a dear friend.
we chatted for a minute and she told me that she had been
thinking about me a lot lately and wanted to call.
she just wanted to tell me some very nice things she thought about me.
she went out of her way to reach out to me and help me feel special.
this girl is amazing.  a great mom, a supportive wife, strong in her faith...
really the kind of woman i wish i could  be more like and she 
called to say nice things to me.
the thing i loved most about this whole conversation was this,
she listened to her heart and her heart told her to call a friend
and make her feel good about herself.
she listened.
she acted on it.
i love that...i want to be more like that.
i'm going to be more like that.
thank you sweet girl for, yet again, being a good example
of what a good woman is supposed to be like.
you inspired me to want to be better.
seems like you do that a lot.
*wink and a smile*

September 28, 2011

FOLK *Give-Away*...

i am giving away a copy of FOLK magazine 
over on the Fallow Field Farm blog.
go on over and enter to win!


September 27, 2011

bus driver...

i have been a substitute school bus
driver for just about 3 yrs.
i've loved being a sub because
i have had control over when
i work...very flexible job.
throughout these 3 yrs i have been
 offered runs every year
and i have politely turned them
 down because i wanted to
get the littlest one in 1st grade
 before i took a full time run.
well, money is tight.  a little too tight.
last week i went in to talk to my supervisor because i was
going to tell her that if a junior high or high school run opened
up i would take it.  those are earlier runs which allow me to
be here when the girls go to school and be here when they get home.
that is really important to me and it's something i won't compromise on.
she was out of town for the week so i figured i would go in and talk to
her sometime this week.  this morning she called me because she had a
junior high run open up and just wanted to try and see if i would take it.
 i never told her i was looking for a route.  cool, huh?
 the scary thing is that the lady who was driving these junior high maniacs
quit because she couldn't handle them.
yeah, that scares the crap out of me!  i'll just have to show them who's the woman.  ha ha ha ha
wish me luck and i'll let you know how it goes.
we may spend some quality time on the side of the road tomorrow.

** it turns out that the driver who quit is very sensitive to noise.
now, maybe it's just me, but isn't being a bus driver the LAST thing this
lady should do as a job??  kids are noisy and these kids aren't even the
worst i've had on my bus.  they are actually good kids who haven't given
me a lick of trouble.  whew....thank goodness!

*big smile*

September 26, 2011

heyyy there...

how're ya doin?  
how's that for some utahoo for you??  ha ha.
i just posted the first few pictures of the marketplace over 
there on the fallow field farm blog.  
wanna see em?
bounce on over there...we'd love to have you visit. 
*big smile*


September 9, 2011

the poster...

isn't it the CUTEST?!
thank you to my awesomely
talented little niece megan!!
you are all coming, right??
look at all that fun stuff and
there's more that isn't even
on there!!
it's gonna be tons of fun,
 i promise!!

September 3, 2011

humanitarian project...

big d's  little brother and sister recently deployed to Iraq. 
She for the first time and him for his second round.
I received an email from his sweet wife that I will share with you.

Here is something you may not know...
not all soldiers have families who send them things.
They may not get any care packages or even letters
for the year that they are deployed.

So if you are willing and want to help here is your chance!
Bring your goods to the show.
We will have a place set up for you to donate items
and we will also collect any monetary donations.

Thank you for your help!
Support our troops!!

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to let you know about a humanitarian project I am 
doing for Eric's unit, in case you were interested in helping. 
I am gathering toiletries and treats to send over. 
Some of the men in the unit are on bases where they have 
closed the PX and they are unable to get these 
things unless they are sent to them. 

Here is a list of items I am collecting: 
shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, 
razors, Q-tips, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. 
Also, I am going to send over non-melting treats for 
the soldiers to put in their packs. Finally, I am also
 in need of money to ship the items over. 
If you can help in any way it would be GREATLY appreciated. 

I am planning on shipping the majority of it over
 in October, but if you have stuff lying around, 
I want to send over a small shipment ASAP 
so Eric can get it out to the guys that need it!

Thanks so much!


September 2, 2011

we've been...

gone, gone, gone and now we're home.
isn't coming home from vacation weird?
dave and i both woke up this morning kind of anxious
because after a week of nothing we knew that we had
to come home and dig in to get ready for the show.
the next couple of weeks are going to be CRAZY!
then we mellowed out and then we hit provo and it
started all over again.
when we pulled into the drive the little ones
were just coming home from school...
and then i was just plain old happy to be home.
there is nothing like a peyton hug when you haven't
had one for a few days!

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