Sunday, December 9, 2012

Please Check Out Megan's Blog!

So, Megan has set up her own blog spot to keep you all posted on the happenings with her PeopleToPeople Adventures! Please follow her as a way of supporting her! She (and I) could both use your support as we navigate our way through her first year of traveling outside the country! Thanks a bunch! Elysia

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It truly is amazing how busy life gets! So much has happened since I've last posted. Let's see. We moved into a house in November. A huge 5 bedroom house with a nice big yard. Each kiddo has their own room. Dad has a wee bit of a man-cave. A nice big den with a fireplace and the PS3. I did take over one side of it though for my library. But I'd say 90% of that den is the guys. Lol. We have room for Kai to run and run now. We also have more room for Alice, our guinea, and Sora, our cockatiel. Not that they take up much room. It's so nice to have elbow room and not have a landlord that is on your case for ever little thing.

The kids are getting older (duh, I know). Megan started high school this year. I still can't believe I have a high schooler...and that she's 14!!!this week has been nerve wracking for her as she is actually trying out for girls soccer this year. I'm so proud of her. She's an awesome kid. Trevor is still in middle school. He's doing good. Thinking of going out for football. He's such a great athlete. And a great gamer too. Lol. Josh will be headin off to middle school here this fall. He still loves his video games. Will sit and play for hours if I let him. ;)

Jaron has switched jobs. He's now working for Weatherford. Which is an oil field job. He likes it for the most part. He just purchased a
Little old ranger truck to get him to and from work. I think it's cute... But don't tell him I said so. He doesn't like it when I say it's cute. Lol.

I'm still working at Gold's Gym. It'll be three years come June. I also started selling Pampered Chef again. I just love all their gadgets and kitchen tools. Plus, I'm using this opportunity to cook more. Especially since Jaron is working all hours of the day & night. And the extra income doesn't hurt either.

Well, this is where I'll close. I doubt many people read this anyway. I started this blog to help family keep up with the busyness that is our lives. I'll post more often. Thanks for reading!!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011


Soccer season has begun again! Add in softball and football (Jaron's co-coaching again)....and the schedule is full! lol. As for me...I have been focusing alot on my art. Trying to grow and learn as much as I can without getting overwhelmed. I've created a new character named Bernice who is a handful if I've ever seen one. lol. Okay, she's really just my "naughty" side in cartoon form. Check her out on my FB page. Off to work. Laters!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Year of Slow Cooking: CrockPot Caramel Apples

A Year of Slow Cooking: CrockPot Caramel Apples

Yummmm! I'm tempted to make these today! It's nice and blustery outside...leaves are a fallin and blowin in the wind. I love Autumn. <3

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mesa County Fair 2010

When my best friend (and twin) Molly decided to come to me with the idea of entering a few of my drawings to fair this year...I laughed. I'm just not ready for that yet. I mean, there is still so much I need to learn! Which means, most of my drawings look "flat". So, I had to tell her no. She didn't give up though. When my boss got ear, she too encouraged me to enter. But I still wasn't feeling it. Molly told me that she'd be entering some of her photos into the fair this year. And that did it. I started looking thru my computer files looking at all the pics I've taken since Dad gave me one of his cameras. I found two....both Lighthouse pictures. I also came across my photos from the Korean Friendship Bell. I decided to send both lighthouse photos and my abstract pagoda photos to Walgreens to be blown up and printed. When I picked them up before work that same day, I was excited to show them to my friends and get their input. I never intended to "show" my pagoda. But my boss insisted that I HAD TO enter that one to fair. Of coarse, I had ONE day to get my photos matted and framed before entering them the next day. Let me tell you! There is NOTHING like waiting until the last minute. lol. Thankfully all the frames were on sale. But the mats were a different story! They only had TWO black mats left. And guess what? I bought them both. Needless to say, I was a wreck the next day entering my "babies" to fair. On Tuesday, my boss asked me if I had checked on them and if I placed. I hadn't even known when they were judging! She told me that they had judged on Monday. YIKES! I forced Jaron to take me down to the fairgrounds and pay the rediculous cost of $17 for us all to get in.....just so I could see the results. He was NOT amused. When we made it to the building that housed all the drawings, photos and paintings...I almost froze with anxiety. I just didn't think I could go in and be disappointed. So, I took a deep breath and forced myself to walk through those doors. I was overwhelmed by the amount of artwork on the walls. And just the amount of talent portrayed. I quickly found my lighthouse photo and was totally in shock. I had placed third. I hadn't even expected that one to place...because it's so "normal" of a shot. But it did. I moved down the wall in search of my pagoda.... and finally found that one too....with a third place ribbon as well! I was beaming!!! I mean, I'm not an excellent photographer...there is still so much I get confused on. Okay, I get confused over everything that is camera related! lol. So, to place on both just totally made my week! (^_^) lol And guess what? I'm already thinking about what to do for next years fair. lol. I promised a drawing in that is definitely something I'm going to be working on. But I think too, there will definitely be some photos entered. <3>

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Out of Touch Much?

Whew! I just realized it's been a whole year since I've done anything with my blog...if you follow, so sorry!!! Life just tends to get away with us. Lots of stuff going on. Hmm, where to start? I'm still working at a gym here in town. It's been crazy with management, new rules, etc. I'm not too keen on change. It's been a bit tough for me. Jaron was laid off in February. Still isn't working, but he's been awesome helping with the kids here at home. :) Megan turned 13 this past April....what can I say about that!? **rolling my eyes** Trevor had surgery on was his appendix. He's doing great, although has a tough time with eating yet. Things just don't settle so well with him. But we're hopeful. He has a check up next Wednesday with the surgeon. The surgery put a damper on his soccer season. He'll be out two games, both of which are this weekend. Megan's still playing too....they both love it. Josh is his usual self...cracking me up with his "Joshie-isms". Today I was told "Well played, Mom.....well played" lol. The things that come out of their mouths. ;) Not much else is new. I'm participating in the Relay for Life here in Junction. First time in a long time that I've done a fundraising event. Will be a blast as I'm in with a great group of gals. I'll do better to keep up the blog. Although, I have to admit, I'm not much of a please just bare with me! oxox ~Elysia~

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Spring AND Summer Fever!

OOOOH My! I'm struggling so bad these past few weeks. The great outdoors are calling to me (and the kids!) to come play. But we least not yet! We still have two more weeks (well, one and a half now!) of school! Soon we will be enjoying hikes, bike rides, camping and more. I find myself daydreaming about all the fun and memories we'll be making. It's so hard to focus. I'm definitely counting down the days.....are you?

Rustler's Loop

Rustler's Loop
Overlooking the CO river

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Grand Junction, CO
I'm a "part-time" working mom of three, married to my best friend of 13 yrs...who loves to hike, draw, listen to music, play on the internet and hang out with friends!