Relay For Life Fundraiser

This year I decided to join the City's Relay For Life Team again. I took a couple years off due to having Paisley, but I am now back in. I really don't like asking for I do fundraisers. Each month I do an eggs and pancake breakfast before work to raise money. I charge $4.00 for all you can eat. This AM we had one. I have a bunch of great guys that come in and help me cook. Today it was Gene!!! Thanks Gene.

Everyone loves a warm breakfast in the morning so this is a great thing to do. Next is a raffle...not sure what yet, but I am sure it will come to me.

My Weekend...

Ok, prepare yourselves...this is not a pleasant post.

I went on a little excursion this Friday and Saturday with the youth of our church. I must say that I did VOLUNTEER for this adventure since my new calling is in Young Women's. What was I thinking!!!

First of all, we drove 3.5 hours to Cle Elum to a church property called Ensign Ranch. It was a pleasant drive. I had 6...17-18 year old girls and boys in my Tahoe. They were great.

By the time we got there it was about 8ish at night. So everything was dark and dreary. To top it off there was mud everywhere. My poor Tahoe will never be the same inside and out. The snow had melted so there was just mud. Did I say mud!!!! Yes, poor George washed and vacuumed and washed and vacuumed it out for hours. Needless to say it is back to brand new now.

Anyways...we had a nice meeting with dessert and headed off to bed. The girls in one cabin and the boys in another. We had about 15 girls I would say. They did not go to bed until 12:30 a.m. That is too be expected. Giggles and all they had fun.

This is where the horror starts. These mattresses...if you can call them mattresses are out of a horror movie. Someone could literally kill you in your sleep and then hose the blood off of them and no one would ever know.

Tammy, Angie and Bonnie were with me. Bonnie slept in her car. The rest of slept on the blue mattresses of death.

Here are the sweet girls. They did not complain at all.

The older girls were on one side and the younger on the other.

I was smart enough to bring a blow up bed. At least I did not have to sleep right on them. At this point I must mention if you already don't know that I absolutely hate hate hate...yes I know it is a strong word...hate camping. I was not told of the conditions we would be in. I thought we were staying in the lodge with running water and bathrooms. Not so lucky.

Also, I must tell you that we did have a fire place to keep us warm...thank heavens because it was 30 degrees at least. I was instructed to put another log on the fireplace at 2 or 3 in the morning...SAY WHAT?!?!... We did not even go to bed until 12:30 a.m. and I am suppose to get up at 2 or 3 to put a log on the this is too much....I did what any respectable leader would do and I suffered by getting up to do this....but to my surprise at 2 in the morning...the fire had burned all the way out and I had to build another one. With my flashlight in my mouth I tried to think back to my girls camp days and rememberd a type of fire to make. I had no paper to use so I started tearing up my cardboard box my air mattress came in. After about 20 minutes of trying to start the fire....I gave up and went back to bed to suffer with the girls in the cold. They do say misery loves company.
Come morning time about 7 a.m. the men came over to check on us and they started the fire with an old greasy cheeseburger wrapper. I don't remember that being in the girls camp manual.

Anyways, on with the day. We ate, we did a service project, they played.

They ate some more.

And more....

Yes, no one told me about the porto potties...needless to say I did not use them. I drove my butt up to the main lodge and used the ones up there everytime. I really believe porto potties should be banned. These ones were not even empty. Come on people.

The little bit of snow we had. The rest was mud.

This is the family cabin that we the girls stayed in.

And last, but not least to end my fabulous Friday and Saturday...on the way down Snoqualmie I was dinged with a huge rock on my brand new windshield of the Tahoe. It is now 3 feet across the entire front window. This little trip cost me a little fortune.

I would like to mention that even though my husband is awesome...he laughed at me the entire time. He knows my views on camping and he had no sympathy for me. Poor me!!!!
I am back to civilization and clean and warm. Hope you all had a nice weekend.

Almost there...

Paisley has used the potty almost everytime for the last two days. Tonight she said to me that she had to go potty and needed help opening the door. I opened the door, she sat on her potty and went!!!! Way to go Paisley!!!

Soon we will be diaper free.

This week with the Place Family...

On Thursday we went to Jeneva's first musical. It was really cute. She was so excited.

Then Friday...George and I went to Seattle for our Valentine's weekend. We stayed at a new hotel called the W. It was great. Highly recommend it. It was in walking distance to our restaurant, the movies and to the downtown shopping. We parked and walked everywhere.

After we checked in we headed downtown for some shopping and then went to McCormick's Steakhouse for dinner. It was fabulous. I had filet minon and George had a stuffed salmon. Saturday we headed home to see our lovely daughter...but not until after we did some more shopping. Picked up some great deals.

Sunday was Valentine's day as you all know and I had an opportunity to substiute teach Relief Society for a very dear friend. I had a great time. I wanted to give a shout out to Tallie for helping me make 50 large heart shaped sugar cookies Saturday night for my hand outs. Everyone loved them.

After church we had George's famly over for brother in law is very sweet. He brought me over flowers and candy.
Kona's girlfriend Melissa brought over a carrot cake for dessert. It was delicious. Thanks again Melissa!

Paisley and I found this paisley printed valentine for George. The small box is Paisley's from her Papa Nick.

George bought Paisley these cute stuffed animals for her valentine.

Papa Nick also gave paisley her very first rose.

Today is Monday and I am off for the holiday. Paisley and I are baking daddy white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. He is working the commercial shift today for double pay. Nice to relax and spend a day with Paisley. Although she has already colored the floor, pooped two times, took all her clothes out of the dresser and ran away from me when we went to get stamps and it is just 11 a.m. I have a great appreciation for my cousin each and every day. She is an amazing woman to deal with my little devil. :)
Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day. We sure did.

Crazy Paisley

I love her pig tails. George did these ones.

I love her personality. She is pretty sassy.

She loves to make faces when I take her picture now. What a ham.

End to a bad day...

So, yesterday was pretty much a bad day at work-lots of things wrong that I had to fix. To end the day nicely I packed one of each style of work out shoes. Luckily they were the right feet. I went to the gym anyways with two mis-matched shoes. I really didn't care by this point.