Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I stand all amazed!

Today I had the oppurtunity to go to the temple with my wonderful husband and one of my girls! I am so excited for Sister Hailey Durfee and her exciting adventure of serving a mission! What an inspiration she is to me!
I am amazed today at the wonderful spirit and its ability to lead and guide me through my life...the inspiration and peace I have received from the temple in the last 6 months has truly been what has kept me going! Every time I go, I get the same answers to my concerns, have Faith and Patience! You'd think that I would get it and develop faith and patience but it just isn't that easy so I am grateful for the constant reminders!
Well kind of a random blog entry for me, but I just felt I needed to show thanks and appreciation to my Father in Heaven for my peaceful and wonderful day!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I did it! I have achieved one of my life's goals!

After the concert we stayed the night and headed into Seattle on Friday! We went all the way to the top of the Space Needle! It was amazing, the view is incredible! There were so many fun facts about it! There is a restaurant at the top and it spins on 1.5hp, that is smaller than our lawnmower engine! Crazy!

Although, I am not a huge fan of heights it was awesome! I am a sucker for a great view!
Funny Story: We went through the gift shop before we went up and I was scouting for a souvenir! I decided to wait until we got down to make a final decision, as you go up, they pose you for a picture and take your picture to try and sell you one in the lobby when you come down! We posed and thinking there was no chance that we would ever buy a copy, Seth smiled! No funny face, just a nice smile! When I went down, I just had to buy it! Boy was he bugged! He never would have had a straight face if he thought I would buy it! Hee hee...sometimes I win!

(Aren't they so adorable!)

Friday, September 11, 2009


Yes, Yes, Yes...we did it again! WEEZER in concert! We went with Matthew to his first concert on September 10th, in Auburn WA. (I don't however recommend this location, the traffic was unbearable!) It was a great concert, even though it was awfully short! (They were one of 3 opening bands for Blink 182!) An hour is just not long enough with my boys! Here are some awesome pictures and a video of Pork & Beans will be uploaded soon! I even refrained from singing (well for most of it anyway) so you could hear them!

WEEZER is so awesome in concert, though I probably won't go to another one where they are sharing the main stage since Blink 182 was awful! Every other word was the F-word, and they were dirty. Just sing and quit talking!!! We left after the second song, he was TERRIBLE. I was so disappointed. When people talk like that they sound so stupid, and they were promoting drugs and sex. It was such an opposite feeling from WEEZER, they are so quirky and funny! I love Rivers!

Well I am off my soap box! As were were leaving, I decided to hand our tickets off to someone who was on the lawn (since we had 2nd row seats!) I walked over and asked two guys who were headed up to the lawn...they were so grateful one of them asked if he could kiss me! It made me laugh, I guess I still got it! Hee hee! (Yeah right!)

Well it was a fun day and I had a blast! I love WEEZER and they have a new CD coming out next month, which means they may have their own concert soon! RADITUDE...I can't wait!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Flashback to August!

So I pulled out my camera and realized that so much has happened that I didn't even blog about so here is a little flash back to August!
In the midst of our crazy frenzy of family camps and moving, my wonderful in-laws invited us to go with them to the Benton County Fair and see Diamond Rio! It was a great location for a fair, the eating and concert location was completely off from the rides and all located under the shady trees. It was great! The concert was amazing, I really enjoyed it! I was surprised to realize I knew most of the songs they sang and was a much needed break!

We also went to my annual family campout! It was the first time in many years that I haven't been working and was able to go for the whole campout! However, Seth worked all week and didn't make it out until Friday! I was surprised to realize just how lost I feel without my better half! I am very lucky to have him...especially since he is the KING of tube wars! Ben sure gave it his best shot but...
Charity and I went out for a nice leisurely stroll behind the boat! I haven't been behind a boat since high least not that I can remember! I will be the first to admit, I am kind of a wussy!

Well August was great and I just can't stop this post without recognizing the ever present lord's hand in our daily lives. We have truly been blessed this year and I am grateful for the peace and ever frequent answers to our prayers!

Friday, September 4, 2009

My week with Grandma

I have had a fun week spending time with my Grandma Schoepke! She is such an amazing person, I always feel lucky when I get to spend time with her! This past week has created many wonderful memories for me!

1. My parents went out of town for a week and left her with out ice cream...apparently a fate worse than death! I had to go to Freddy's anyway so we went to get some ice cream, just enough to last until they get back! (When I stopped her she had 6 half gallons in the cart!) When I made her make due with only 2, she grabbed 2 boxes of hagen daz bars as well! I gave up, but I will laugh about that and remember it forever. That trip ended with an argument about wether she needed 1 or 6 snickers bars...and who was more stubborn! (which I apparently inherited from her!)

2. Then we went to the bank and I took out some cash, in order to get cash I have to show my ID! When I pulled it out she grabbed it out of my hand and said "WOW, you were fat!" Just what you always want to hear from your Grandma! She covered her mouth and apologized profusely for the way it came out, she just meant I look good now!

I love her dearly and am so grateful for the oppurtunity's I have had to talk and laugh with her! I can't wait to get started on my DVD project of her for her 80th birthday party!