Monday, February 23, 2009


I am so grateful to have these darling girls as friends. We just spent a wonderful weekend in beautiful Monterey (hosted by Cheryl, who incidentally looks like a beautiful supermodel but LOVES to eat great food but we love her anyway because she is even more beautiful on the inside!) We laughed, cried, ate, relaxed, cooked, advised each other and just enjoyed our time, it was a GREAT retreat. We also shopped-these girls are NUTS! I am anxious to hear how they are enjoying their variety of purchases. What a blessing it is to have friends like these. I am like the "mother" of the group as I am about 15 years older them-how lucky am I?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Can I tell you how much I love this?

But to really appreciate this infatuation with my GPS, understand that most of my life has been lived in VERY small towns with NO traffic, NO freeway and NO stop lights, maybe a stop sign here and there. So driving California freeways has been one of my biggest challenges!So last night after work I headed with GPS in hand to the Oakland Temple for a much needed respite from this crazy world and a little bit of peace. It was pouring down rain but my trusty GPS escorted me safely there. By the time I left the temple it was still pouring rain and I was exhausted so I plugged in "hotels" into the GPS and drove a short distance to the Marriott in downtown Walnut Creek. They happened to be having a "Valentines Special" that included free parking (a big deal in the city), your choice of romantic beverage delivered to your room and free breakfast (restaurant or room service) what is not to love about that? (though not terribly romantic alone). I turned off my alarm, wasted a lot of hot water showering and crashed into the very luxurious king bed (hogging every bit of it!) I never would have ventured into the city along, but with the GPS it gives me a total feeling of independence AAAHHHHH!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


It's official, my baby is heading to BYU Hawaii. I am packing my mumu and applying to be a dorm mom!!