Saturday, January 29, 2011


As much as I miss having children at home, there are perks to being empty nesters.
1. Lower grocery bills. (Even when we splurge to buy steaks and name brand cereals.)
2. Spending more time with each other.
3. No one really needs me at home.
With that in mind. We have been promising Skye and Ryan that we would come to Hawaii to see them.

Since Michael and Ashlynn are here to take care of the house, it doesn't matter how long I am gone.
So, I am going to Hawaii in 2 1/2 weeks and will stay for 23 days!
Darryl will also come out for a week or 10 days!

So Aloha Skye and Ryan!!! I can't wait!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

My Goal this Year

Like most people do at the beginning of January I have set some goals for myself. Actually, I have set many small goals and a few big ones. My husband taught me years ago that a goal that is not written down is just a dream or a whim. I am writing these bigger goals down so I will be held accountable, first to myself and then to anyone who happens to read this.
#1. Get in Good physical condition and run at least 3 - 5K races. This has nothing to do with size or weight, but how I feel physically. I have no more pain in my hip or back and no excuse not to exercise regularly and eat right to be happy and healthy for my family.

#2. Become a better person mentally, and spiritually by spending more time reading and improving my education and less time vegging in front of a silly movie or computer screen. To do this I will read each Sunday School lesson and the church magazines and at least 20 good books.
#3. Be a giver and think of others more. Smile at everyone and recognize that they too are children of God and only deserve the best I have to give.

#4. Attend the Eppert Family Reunion over Labor Day weekend this year. I believe that families are forever! I need to see my family more. I would hate for them not to recognize me in the hereafter. ;-)
May you find success this year as each of you work towards achieving your goals.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Magic Kingdom Day

Ready to leave for Disney World at 6:15 A.M.

Who knew Minnie mouse was a quilter??

Look at little Ransom.....

He fell sound asleep during the parade.

To Honor America!

I had a Magical Day!
In case you were wondering....
Yes - I did ride on many other rides, but sometimes I was too excited or was taking care of little ones and I forgot to take pictures.
My favorite rides were:
It's a Small World, Peter Pan's Flight, The Haunted Mansion and the Jungle Cruise. It was raining quite a bit and the roller coasters were closed down when it rained so I guess I will have to go back to ride on the Space Mountain or the Mine train.
We never did make it to Tomorrow Land. Maybe next time.
Thank you Cami & Jacob and Cali and Travis for making my dream come true!This was truly one of my best Birthday Presents EVER!!!!!