Thursday, December 11, 2008

Laughs...

A few things heard recently...

Josh: Are we almost home?
Mom: Yes, just one more turn. Which way should I go, right or left?
Josh: I choose left.
Math: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Mom: Math, what is wrong? We need to go left.
Math: No mom, we ALWAYS choose the right!

Mom: I love you.
Seth: No.
Mom: Yes!
Seth: No (laughs) I maniac!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Snow

A few more pictures of us playing in the snow...so much fun!







Patti Greenwood

There are so many wonderful things to say about Patti but I think the phrase that describes her best is "practically perfect in everyway." Patti is every nice and kind word you can think of! She is very talented and kind and generous. When I first had Joshua, she and Anne were the experience that I didn't have. They gave me tips and advice that I didn't get anywhere else. It was so helpful! Patti is always understanding and an excellent listener. Besides just being perfect, she is also quite humble in perfection...thus making her perfect ;)

Monday, December 8, 2008

New Balance is so stylish it spans the generations...

What is the difference between being 60 and 6? As we can see from Grandpa Snow and Hyrum's shoes it is just dirt (and size)...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Janine (and Brian) Price

I often think we should change our name to Price since that is what most people call us. That and Michelle instead of Melissa...anyway, then maybe people would think we were related to the Prices. Also, once they got to know us they would also think we are related to the Prices! I actually went to high school with Janine but we didn't really know each other. However, I changed my memory of high school to include Janine and it makes me think much more fondly of those somewhat terrible years. Janine is generous to a fault! She and Brian have done more for others than anyone else I know. Also, they are some of the funniest people I know including all of my Snow cousins who are very funny. Janine is one of the best people to talk to and ever thing she says always makes sense. I will just list a few highlights of our friendship...games, desserts, dinners, the boys wrestling Brian, chocolate, Mexican chocolate, mint truffles, desserts again, games again, discussions, Triscuits, political discussions, cactus, desserts and games again again ;) John and I have never beat Janine or Brian (legitimately) in a game and yet we kept playing with them all the time which is proof of how much we love them. All I have left to say is..."Do you really want to hurt me?"

Friday, December 5, 2008

Marci Riding

That's right Marci...you are next. Marci is the most perfect non-perfect (cause no one is perfect) person! Marci is frustrated at the right times, funny at the right times, stressed at the right times, witty at the right times and generous all the time! She is very talented. An excellent cook and very creative. I think her girls are probably some of the luckiest in the world. Marci has an amazing ability to find humor in everything and then share it with all of us. She quietly offers up service and is a great person to talk to. No one could ask for a better friend!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Here are some pictures from this morning and it is still snowing!! I wonder how much we will get? It has to be close to 5-6 inches right now. Absolutely ENCHANTING!! There is nothing as peaceful as watching snow fall.


Corrine Simonsen

Corrine Simonsen is today. Unlike me, Corrine is a excellent blogger. She also has so many other talents like sewing, cooking and decorating. Corrine is always doing some kind of project and it was often for someone else. One of my favorite things about her was that she could motivate you to do anything and then she would help you with it. She got me to paint my rooms, make curtains and helped me set up my piano! Also, she was always up for doing something whether it was going to Walmart or out to dinner. Corrine made friends so easily and could talk to anyone. She always threw parties and had the best food and Eric was equally as fun!! We lived in the same neighborhood and I miss the carpools, school activities, playgroups, swimming pool and after school fun and just having someone to talk to if you needed it!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tonia Davis

I have been trying to get Christmas cards done (it is going slow). This has reminded me of all the wonderful people we have known throughout the years so I thought I would do "grateful" post of them to motivate me to blog. Since almost everyone who reads this blog knows each other you can have fun remembering all the wonderful things about them too! I am just going to go in order (backwards) of the most recent comments on the blog so I don't have to worry about picking or organizing!
Tonia Davis is the first. Tonia is amazing! She does amazing things like home schools her kids and she goes days without TV and she has natural child births but instead of realizing how great she is, she thinks everyone else is wonderful. She is such a marvelous mom, fabulous friend and has excellent taste in literature. Tonia and I are kindred spirits and we think we should have been roommates! She has 4 girls basically the same ages as our 4 boys so we are planning on meeting up during Armageddon. Also, Tonia comes with Ben, who John really liked and was (this is a secret) always disappointed when he wasn't at ward or YM's activities. I only wish we had more time together ;) Everyone loved Tonia!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Elder Wirthlin


Just last week John and I were talking about how wonderful Elder Wirthlin's talks had been the last few conferences. He visited my mission and I even had to sing for him (the first and only time I have sung in public). He had a kind and calm presence about him. He will be missed...