Thursday, February 19, 2009


This is a guest blog from the husband. It is official!!! I submitted my letter today. June 25th will be my last day at Palo Verde High School. I will be officially retired. What a feeling. People keep asking me why I have a big grin on my face. It is the same grin I had the day I was released as Bishop.
It is the relief grin. I now tell people that I have the answers to all of the problems in education. Retirement. Now its your problem not mine.

All we have to do is fix up and sell two properties in a bad market and then we will be ready to head to our (well, almost ours) new house in North Carolina.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Short PPA Update

The new medicine made my feet and legs swell (and hot and red). Bye-bye, Nifedipine!

We will try the shots again. It's the dose thing. Dr Maier asked me to wait to get the Enbrel out of my system and then try a smaller dose.

I know that the Enbrel helped at the beginning, so I'll try to be patient.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Lindsey Kay!

We Love You!
Mom and Dad

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pay it foward AND get something Free from me!

Pay it Forward
The Rules:
1. Be one of the first Three (3) bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me.

2. Winners, you must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift for the first 3 bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

3. The gift that you send to your three Friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!

4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love!

What can I say?

1.Lily came to our house on Feb 5. They got there at nine-ish. Lily warmed up to us quickly. She is so sweet, fun and funny!!! The next morning left to LA for my shots. It was raining. We were planning to shop for Bryce's mission but between the rain and the traffic, we didn't have time to shop. We shopped after the Dr. appointment. We went to Aaron and Jamie's apt for dinner then we drove to Paul's house. Lori and Cori weren't there, but Paul and Bob had a good visit.

2.On the 7th, I, Bob, Bryce, Aaron, Jamie, Lindsey, Seth and Ray went to the New Port Beach California Temple. It was a wonderful time. I love my family! Bryce isn't my baby. Wow!

3.My PPA is not getting better; I think the Enbrel shots aren't working. The doctor thinks that we have to find the right dose, but I don't know. I had 7 shots...they told us that most patients find the dose after 3 shots. We are trying a different medicine, along with the Enbrel. I won't tell you the details. We'll see.

2. Bob is very busy. The school district is a mess, financially (and in other ways ,too). It is stressful. One of the ideas to cut people is to offer a retirement deal; maybe Bob will give an offer! He might retire this July!

3. We are getting ready to fix the apartment to sell them. We have two bums who decided to not give us any rent this month so they can find a new apartment. Bob gave notices to leave. Now he has to take them to court. BUMS!!!

4. Bob is busy with the new house. Loans, escrow, etc....and I can't help. Escrow is Feb 17.

5. We are busy getting rid of STUFF! We are having a yard sale, March 7. It is mostly me doing the work, and I am glad that I can help. I enjoy it!

6. I am going to Christie's to help pack and clean...ect. and I will drive with them to Gainsville. I'm excited about that! I leave Phoenix to Midland on Feb. 23, and fly back from Dallas to Phoenix. I will hanging out with Lily in Gilbert; maybe Lindsey and Seth can have a date.

7.Oh, BTW here is their address: 95 W. San Remo St. Gilbert, AZ 85233

8. Bryce got a job at the church farm. He does whatever they do! Sometimes in the office but mostly in the fields, counting haystacks. He helped the full time missionaries (senior couple) built a shed for the farm, and he worked at the farm pool. He also goes home teaching with two men and he goes on splits with the missionaries. He is reading the Book of Mormon in Spanish. He taught the Elders' Quorum lesson. He's good.

Well, that is random and it took only 3 hours. Sigh....