Life is Great in Mesa Arizona

Thursday, May 24, 2007


When is too much travel too much? I am so glad to be out of the sky and safely grounded! It has been an incredible five months and I have had a great time traveling and visiting new places, but I am ready for some stay at home time. Just a quick recap of the places I have been this year: Salt Lake City, Anaheim, Hawaii (5 Islands), Bloomington, Tampa, Dayton, and Orem. I've put in thousands of miles from one side of the United States to the other and now I am glad to be home.

Speaking of home, the Christmas decorations have finally come down, the stack of mail is slowly decreasing, the laundry and dishes are waiting to be put away, my scrapbook supplies need to be reorganized, the dust bunnies have multiplied, and the lawn (what is left of it) needs to be watered! I am ready to dust, clean, throw away, and organize. There is something healing about a good "spring cleaning" even if spring has past and it is now summer! I am excited to find things I forgot about or didn't even know I had. So . . . this weekend is dedicated to housecleaning, playing, movie going, and even some relaxing.

Be safe and enjoy the holiday. I know I will!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Sharing photos . . .

Can you believe it? I actually have a minute to update my blog, even if it is 1:00 o'clock in the morning! I wanted to share some pictures from the Mesa Scrapbook Convention. We had a great time and were very proud of our little booth and mini store. We showcased some fun new products, had an awesome make 'n take, and had a blast teaching classes. Michelle and I will be teaching our convention classes at the store this month, just in case you missed taking them at the show.

I just got back from St. Pete's Beach in Florida. I was there administering Board Certification exams. The beach was beautiful . . . even though I only had a couple of hours to enjoy it! It was a quick 2-day stop on my way to Utah to visit the Erekson's and participate in Kira's baptism. What a temperature shock! It was 84 beautiful degrees in Florida and a bitter 40 degrees in Utah. The mountains were covered in snow clouds the entire weekend and the sun didn't come out to shine until I was headed to the airport on Sunday afternoon. Mesa is now a lovely 95+ degrees. I can't believe how quickly it has turned into summer. You gotta love it!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Mother's Day! I am so blessed with such fantastic children and incredible grandchildren. I am also grateful for good friends and people who continue to reach out in love and help and support. That's what it's all about . . . loving, caring, and sharing!

Life continues to be crazy busy. I am headed for Ohio for more exams and meetings but am counting the days until I can stop this madness and spend some time at home. There is light at the end of the tunnel and I won't hesitate to say that "Life continues to be GREAT in Mesa, Arizona"!