Friday, October 9, 2009

My baby boy

My sweet Sebastian (my cat), that I have had for four years is no longer with us. I know it's been a long time since I posted and this is terrible news. But I thought this was the easiest way to let peopele know. He had been missing for a week and a half. I put up fliers and sent an email out to my ward members in order to try and find him. I got an email this morning from a member of my ward who said they found a cat fitting Sebastian's description on Saturday night on Center Street. He had just been hit by a car moments earlier and was dead. They moved his body off the road so he wouldn't get run over again. I am so sad right now and don't know how I am going to get through the day. But I guess it is better to know then to wonder for the rest of my life. At least I didn't have to see him die. Anyway, thought you would want to know.

Monday, June 29, 2009

I am still Fun.....

Well, Michelle has been gone a couple of weeks now. It has been very quiet around my house, so I had my nieces Shayla and Olivia come spend the night the other night. On our way to the house Shayla said, "Aunt Diane, you are still fun even though Michelle is gone". I felt an overwhelming amount of joy that she recognizes that I am not a fuddy-duddy, without Michelle around. (giggle, giggle). I was hoping that I hadn't sent all of my charm home with my little Asian daughter. Though I am sure some of it is already gone, as a result of my ever increasing age. Good thing I have them to keep me young, and ever on my toes.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Big Frownie face.

Michelle is now gone. I can't believe how quickly the ten months went. It was really a trial getting her on the plane. Not only did it take us 15 hours to get home from Disneyland, but the car broke down on the way to the airport and she missed her flight. She decided it happened because Utah does not want her to leave. I agreed, it must be a conspiracy. She called last night to say "hi" but was upset when she found out we ate her corn for dinner. Her corn that was a Christmas present from my mom. I asked her why she hadn't eaten it all herself before leaving. She got really quiet and said, "Because I don't know how to use the can opener." She has already been making plans, unbeknown st to her parents, to come back here next summer and take Aunt Amy and Kadance to Disneyland and to see the Grand Canyon. She also says she wants to come back and go to BYU. It would be cool if she did. She is such a cutie!

I have lost all responsibilities as a parent...what next....I need suggestions people. Let's hear what you have to say. . .(if any of you say "Get Married"-I am disowning you)

Monday, May 18, 2009

What I've done
I took this from Karen's blog...I've got a few more things to do on this list. (About 32, but I can see about 5 that I will likely not do, because I chose not to, can you guess which five?)
**I've done the items in bold**
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor Shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a Praying Mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Been to the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on a train21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Learned another language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Mt Rushmore
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Visited Ground zero
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check - oops!
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Tied a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Visited the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Visited Italy

Monday, April 20, 2009

"Exaggerate much"

This weekend I talked on the phone to some old friends and I got the age old question, "What's new in your life?" I, of course, due to the many uneventful events in my life responded, "Not much" or " Same old, same old". I decided I am tired of these bland answers and decided I am going to resort to eleborate falsehoods when responding, just to make things more exciting. So, now if you ask me "What's new?" I may respond with a whopper like, "Well, I just won a grammy for my first released single and I will be soon leaving on a worldwide tour with "No Doubt". or "I am being sent to an undisclosed location with Witness Protection, because I single-handled stopped a rash of break-ins at all of the local Panda Expresses that were being committed by the Springville Mob." Who knows what fun things I can come up with, you'll just have to wait and see....

Monday, April 6, 2009

The green monster

Michelle got asked to Prom today. Green monster, anyone? She's only 15. I never got asked to my Prom at any age. I am excited for her though. Prom is on May 2nd which is the day after we go to see the Green Witch!! I can't wait for girls night out. Ladies plan on dressing up and enjoying a night on the town!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Mission reunion

This weekend is my mission reunion and I gotta say, I am nervous. I am not sure why but I feel a little reluctant to go. I always loved it in the past. We are meeting at an Indian restaurant before hand and I am worried that I won't see anyone I know. I hope at least one of my companions come, otherwise it might be like eating dinner with a bunch of strangers....Awkward?!?!

Protective mommy

Protective mommy
Lucy and her new babies

My baby

My baby
"I think I like you"

So cute!!!

So cute!!!
"wow, there are sooo many of them."

My exciting life.

Though I may not have a lot going on in my life or love from a man, I have lots of love from my friends. They reminded me of that this afternoon. They were ready and willing to break into my blogspot page to make a more exciting blog for me. Though this is not anything near as nice as what they have done with their own pages it will have to do for now. Jennie and Karen...I changed my password. HEE HEE HEE!!

Our guns--we are a couple of rough chicks.

Our guns--we are a couple of rough chicks.

I have the best job

I have the best job
I work with the best people

These are a few of my favorite things.

These are a few of my favorite things.
La Dolce Vita and two of my Greatest Allies

I love a good party...

I love a good party...
...too bad it's to celebrate my friend's "Aloha to Singlehood"