Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Little girls, little girls, everything about 'em is....little

What is it about GIRL relatives?
Cousins are a wonderful thing...and sisters?
They are just downright awesome, too.
When Deisy 1st met Isla..she went "I know YOU!" kinda crazy.
It was so cute, she just wanted to get a hold of her and squeeze and kiss on her,
like she was thinking, "I recognize you!" (hmmmmm....sweet "D" girl....)
And she was right....Isla is Just the cutest thing ever!

But WAIT!...There's more!

Claire found out this week that...(you guessed it)...she is having a GIRL!!
Hip-Hip-Hooray! Pink for everyone....on the house!

Only one small problem ....Sweet "E" boy met Isla with the same look
that he gave Deisy when she was born....
Sorry "E"....
You're still our #1 little man.

Monday, May 24, 2010



There simply are not enough words....

Welcome Isla Grace Garner.

You can read her remarkable story here.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sarah and Josh

I have just recently been able to see my family at a wedding reception for Sarah and Josh. They got married a couple of months ago and had this reception in Rexburg, Idaho.
Love, Love, LOVE my family! I am truly thankful for the couple of moments that I get to have every so just reconnect! I had such a great time....take a look at the beautiful day we got to share with each other:
Sarah and Josh stealing a kiss....

I made the cake to match her original wedding cake....

Mindy brought her sweet little Sophia for us to see....

Fiona came and wore her pink her!

Did I say how much I love my family?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Today I woke with thoughts of my kids. Rob has been gone this past week, working in Oregon, so I was alone....on mother's day...thinking.
I thought of breakfast in bed, macaroni necklaces, and homemade cards made with coloring crayons and glitter. I thought of kids jumping on the bed to wake me up with the Sunday newspaper, orange juice, and pancakes with a smiley face on it. I thought about each of the pinch pots and coil pots and even a few clay dinosaurs that have been made especially for me. I haven't been alone this morning...the memories are still as sweet as if it were happening today!

As my mother would say...
"I wouldn't trade any of it for all the tea in China"!

It has been a privilege.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Dread Pirate

I've been married to a Rock Star for 30 years. Who knew?

just listen to one of our latest conversations....

DPR: "Denise...I really need a haircut...could you do it?"

Me: "Ya know, why don't we just buzz it like we used to do with could just stay short all summer and this whole hair-cutting thing could just be avoided. Besides...then we could see what your head looks like for real.

interjection: This is one of those things I secretly admit...that I really wonder what my head looks like without hair...and wish I could do a Britney Spears for just a day. You know?

DPR: "Whatever...can't you just cut it?

Me: "Let's go get some of those buzzer things and do will be fun."

DPR: "CAN'T YOU JUST GIVE ME A HAIR-CUT!! Besides it will just be all lumpy with dents. hey....that would make a great rock album, huh...Lumpy with Dents...."

This, people, is why I am quite certain that the DPR is living a secret life that I was unaware of until now. For the last 30 years he has been keeping a secret ledger of names for bands, albums, and songs for his alter ego. These names come from simple statements that pop up...but he is sure would end up on the charts as the number 1 single for the year. Names like this:

"Wild Child" (This he thought of years ago...well...when our children, good name for a band)
"Pepper Tooth" (good name for a band, something everyone can relate to...)
"Schwing-Schwang" (Song name that he swears he made up...but I think he heard it on Letterman...)
and "Cracka-lackin" ( Rob really did make this one up and says it all the time....he got an email from Kindle informing him of Snoop-dogs new single. Rob is considering sueing....)

This has gotten to the point that I am beginning to wonder if when he goes out of town...if really he is really going on tour. It could happen....

"Now playing: The Dread Pirate Robert...singing his new hit single, Cracka-lackin...from his new album, Lumpy with Dents!

Shhhh....don't mind me now....I'm playing my air-guitar and thinking about my baldness....hey that would make a great album name....