Saturday, June 21, 2008

I love being a mom-

Have you ever had one of those moments that you knew you would remember forever? Last night I had one. Ry signed up to fill water balloons for the ward picnic that is today. Well, we were gone to Scout day camp all day and then he had a baseball game & team pictures so we ran to that. We picked up the balloons after 9:00p.m. and spent the next couple of hours sitting on the front porch filling balloons together, talking and laughing and occasionally, accidentally, getting each other wet. It was a perfect night - not too hot nor too cool and no bugs! I saw Ry laughing and thought, this, this is perfect.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mall woes...

I took Ry & his friends to the mall today. I do not think that I can put into words how passionately I hate malls. The nearest mall to our home growing up was some 80 miles away. And we could never afford mall prices so I never saw the point to spending hours walking around looking at stuff I could never buy. As an adult, malls overwhelm me. I think I may have selective ADD - there is so much stuff, so many stores, so many people, so much pointless walking. How in the world do you ever find a bargain? I think I have only been in a mall maybe a dozen times my entire life.

So, where did this desire to go to the mall come from in my son? Ry & his friends have asked/begged to go to the mall for the last few weeks so I finally gathered my strength & some Tylenol and we went. The kids were great and we were only there an hour. And yet the whole time I just kept thinking how I am not ready for the teen years up ahead. Sigh...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I actually saw one-

Ry had a baseball game last night. We played the Falcons, a team with the best record in the division. I always hear about Ry's infamous great hits, but I rarely see them. I usually see the infield singles. Last night, I actually saw a left field line drive to the fence! Very cool! Ry made it to second. His next turn at bat he got out at first but not before batting in the "put ahead" run. We did lose the game as the coach decided to move the boys around for the experience against a good team rather than win this one, but we all had a great time.

In other news, we are at Cub Scout Day Camp this week. The joke of the week is that the program director has put me in charge of the Scout Spirit class. I really do not sing but I think the only requirement of the job is to be able to make a fool out of yourself in front of groups of 8, 9, & 10 yr. old boys, which to Ry's chagrin, I am very good at! Overall, we are having a good time.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


A few years ago Brother Babock shared his testimony & he talked about a trip to Temple Square & conference that he and Brother Thompson had taken together. Brother Thompson was new member to the church and had never been to Salt Lake City nor heard the prophet in person. As usual, parking was a challenge and Bro. Thompson had great difficulty moving even short distances. So Bro. Babcock carried him and he shared in his testimony, tears streaming down his cheeks, how it was a pleasure because he was his brother.

I get teary eyed when I think of the great love these two brothers have for each other. Every morning for the last few years they have both risen at 5:45 and read the scriptures together over the phone at 6:00 a.m. Brother Babcock has pushed Bro. Thompson's wheelchair in 5k races. Even with the added challenge of daily dialysis they took a cruise to South America together. Bro. Babcock became trained in dialysis and so that Bro. Thompson could attend church each Sunday. After sacrament they would go to the bathroom to complete the drain cycle and then return to Gospel Doctrine class and then attend priesthood. They have been such an example to me of Christ like love and devotion and living the gospel to it's very fullest.

This morning Bro. Thompson passed away. I am so grateful that I knew him. My heart aches a bit as I remember my friend & my brother.

Which Disney Princess are you?

This quiz says that I am Pocahontas. Interesting, I have never seen the movie. So, who are you?

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Free-spirited and wise. You have a strong passionate spirit that touches and changes all who know you. The wisdom and common sense that you have is really what guides you through life. Even so, you also have a very playful side that loves adventure and excitement.

Friday, June 13, 2008


After months of considering, I have decided to start my own blog. My life is beginning a new chapter and I felt this was a great way to start fresh. I have spent a few months pondering title choices. I wanted something positive that could span the gamut of life's experiences that I hope to share. I ran across a book at the library called "The Last Slice of Rainbow" and I just loved the title. To me, it speaks of hope and freshness, promise and color. You look upward to see a rainbow and I want my thoughts to look upward. A rainbow fills the sky as the sun breaks through the clouds and the world smells clean. So, I decided to name my blog A Slice of Rainbow. It is not the last slice of rainbow because each of us have a little rainbow in our lives. I just want to share some of mine.

So, without further ado, I welcome you to "A Slice of Rainbow"!

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