Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Friends that never grow old...

 David and John they worked together at the MTC and wow it was like being 17 years younger seeing him.
 Kristi and John, David has been good friends with Kristi since high school. 
 They invited us for dinner and Kristi made an amazing meal and the conversation
 was fabulous.  Thanks guys for a fun evening.
 John and Tammera, I met them both after David worked with John.  Tammera looks fabulous and they both have four beautiful teenagers.  What a fun time getting together and seeing them again after all these years.
David and Kara another friend from HS I forgot to get a photo with Angie before she left.  Kara had us all over for a fun evening of games and snacks.  She has a lovely family and we all had a wonderful time.

I did not get a photo with the Lawson's Carol and Larry, they are the same as I remember them and I used them as surrogate parents when I was at BYU.  They had us over for the night and I loved talking with them and catching up on all the kids and their families.

Monday, August 29, 2011

At BYU he is finally there

Getting checked in and getting the lay of the land.  We left him for the first night in an empty apartment with a roll of TP.  He roamed around that night and we all went to see the Lawsons and spend the night with them.  We had a great visit and it was fun to catch up on all the kids and their lives.  He handled his night alone well and the next day we all met his roommate.  He was anxious for us to leave so he could get on with his new life as a college student.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Gunnar's Dorm Room

We dropped Gunnar off a day early to save the space in the crowded car.  He is in a cooking apartment with 5 other guys.  We left with many many supplies and food products to keep him going for the next few weeks until he finds a job or a sugar mama.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Home Again..Home again..jiggidy jig..

We are home and exhausted from the trip and drive...We had a great time with the Bremners and know they were glad to see us and even more glad to see us go.  Thanks for everything guys.  Loved the kids and the sweet giggles every morning from Lily.

I will post photos when I find the camera and have the strength.  We visited with many wonderful friends that I miss now more then ever.  Thanks for a great trip...now everyone cross their fingers that Gunnar will go to class and study.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Mail I wonder what comes while we are gone?

Everyday at our house we get a pile of mail, packages and things it is getting ridiculous.  Four books this week. at least three or more every week and then a large portrait of Gunnar or was that the family at last.  I got home and found the box empty so I checked the house and finally called David, he hung it in the bathroom behind the toilet.  It was  groupon and I love it.  We have piles of books to get rid of and giveaway on Goodreads, this free book thing is great.  Maybe a bit to great.  Simon and Shuster had found us and we are getting real published books even some hardbacks now.  More to read and more to reveiw.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happy Birthday David!!!

Happy 42nd Birthday and when did we get so old?  David is posed with a good work friend Peggy at Gunnar's grad party in June 2011.  She puts up with him at work and me at home.  Love you Honey!!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

No State Fair this year!!

Zeke performed in the county fair and came in third place this year...he did a great job singing and playing Phantom of the Opera......no state fair with zillions of people and tons of things to see and do.  I'm not sad.....I plan on going to the Renaissance Festival instead.  YEAH!!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sometimes I don't like my children ... Ok most times right now!

Ezekiel is driving me crazy, he knows it all and I am the stupidest person on the planet.  He pokes me in the arms to watch my flab shake, he tells me my clothes make me look old,
he tells me I'm doing my exercise videos all wrong, he complains every time I ask him to do
something, he is driving me crazy with a capital C.  He knows it all and he is perfect in every way.
I on the other hand am an imperfect person with a capital imperfect.

WHy do they have to become teens, lets just skip this hellish
amount of years.  Did I mention he never stops talking, never, except when he is asleep.

JT is fighting with Zeke and the yelling is making me crazy...certifiable crazy.
It is a good thing that Cenny is gone right now.
School cannot start to soon!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gunnar's senior photo

We finally printed a large canvas print of Gunnar's senior photo.  16 x 20 and I measured it and swear that the one we got was bigger then that(I can't find a tape measure to be sure)  it is almost life size, when I miss Gunnar I will just go talk to his portrait (the good thing is that he won't be able to talk back to me this way).  David was shocked when he opened the box and saw that the bill said 122.95, but it was a Groupon deal for only 45 dollars and it was worth it, I will be having our family photo blown up next.  Now where to hang it until the stairway is finished?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Leaving on a Jet Plane I don't know when I'll be back again

It should be coming back on a Jet plane since we are driving to UT and dropping Gunnar off and he will be flying home at Christmas time to see us and all his friends again.  We leave today and will be back in a week and a half.  I will post photos when we get back.  Pray for him to do well and to learn to manage his time.  Thanks everyone.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I'm sure this is what is on the pad my therapist writes on when I talk.

I love therapy and it is the one thing I do for just me.  I take all the crap in my life and I spill it on her and she talks me through it.  I have very soft skin and most arrows pierce deeply, so she is helping me build a tougher exterior so I don't take everything someone says or does to heart and blame myself.  When I do blame myself she corrects me.  This is a great thing for me and at once a month I think I am feeling better about myself and all the arrows that come flying at me everyday.  Deflect them or just let them go by...no blaming myself for others problems.  If you can't handle life see someone...you will thank me later.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

New Deal coupon site like Groupons

Moolala - Logo

Link to Moola another great coupon site like Groupons.  Love this one also more great deals on canvas prints and meals.  thanks

Friday, August 12, 2011

Letter to Gunnar's new Bishop

I was asked to write a letter to Gunnar bishop so I did and I hope it was ok.  I told him abit about Gunnar and about his dessert making skills even though I stressed he would be on his own money wise and would need the ingredients if they wanted him to make anything for activities.  Poor Broke son of mine.

We are now in the process of packing his room up because Qatar is moving in when Gunnar leaves, no shrines in this house, no extra room for that.  We will miss him and hope he has a good time and does well in his classes.  He and his roommates bought season sports passes so they can attend any and all BYU sports events at home.  He should really enjoy that...Karl maybe you will spot him in the stands...his tickets are roaming and I think they are mainly in the edges of the stadium, more money to have tickets in the center area all the time.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Book Signing Julie Kramer in Rochester

Maybe Randy also will die....lets see how the trip goes first.  HAHA that is an evil laugh by the way.

She comes from a large family, 8 siblings.  We had a few sign the book on the page
she mentioned their names and then killed them off.

Beware Steven, I will kill you off in my first book.

We had a good time and after receiving the ARC from her and reading it before the signing I had to hold my tongue not to say anything about it...I almost told you something...
We bought the hardback and had her sign it to us.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Happy Anniversary 43rd I think?

Many more I hope.  Love The Peters

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Taste panel - Macaroni and Cheese Yuck!!!!

Eight samples a day for a week and only one that was OK in the bunch.  We tasted all the mac and cheese already prepared on the market in the grocery stores and I have to ask....Who is eating this stuff?  Yuck Yuck and double Puke Yuck.  After tasting all that is available ready made on the shelf I have to say that Kraft is quick, easy and leaps and bounds above all of these in taste and flavor.

Gross food we feed to our poor children who don't know any different.  Don't buy the canned mac and cheese it is the worst of the worst.  We did this panel for three weeks and I may never eat this again, of course I rarely eat Mac and cheese anyway, if I do it is the blue box from now on.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Newly Wed House guest

Our old babysitter is getting married this week and then they are coming here for a reception and a week with the family before the honeymoon.  We are leaving a few days before they are and so offered our house to them so they could have some alone time and also watch the dog.  The kennel has gone up to 20 dollars a day, use a gun why don't you!!!!  So they will stay here and we will give them some cash for the help and I told them I would clean the house before they came and he answered that he would not mess it up.  Like that is what I was worried about, I was more worried they would be shocked at the messiness of 7 people....I'm shocked at times.  Well I hope it goes well and Parker will do better with someone in the house for most of the time we are gone, the longest he has stayed at the kennel is over a weekend.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Books 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, and 87

All sent by the publishers for review except Breaking the Rules.  Lots of reading, anyone want to help with reviews?  Please......Please......thanks  9th was a short book called Tuned into love...it was a waste of time.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Check out the Summer Blog Hop

Book Him Danno is participating in a blog hop.  Each blog is giving away something.  I enter these every time and have won quite a few goodies.  Check it out.  Thanks