Sunday, June 21, 2009

My Dad

My Dad was a good teacher to me. He always wanted me to understand how everything worked and was made. Washers, pulleys, his money drop in television as a kid, motors, raising chickens. So so many more. I wish I would have listened better as a child. He has such knowlede.

My dad was such a hard worker, he still is, he can't seem to stop even though he will be 70 this year. What a good example I had to look up to all growing up. and still. My biggest memory with my dad was a paper route we did. He would drive while I folded the newspapers and put the newspapers into their slots. That memory still has a smell to this day, newspaper smell. But I am glad that I was able to work next to my dad, those things at the moment we would trade for anything. But when we look back, we wouldn't trade that for anything. I have another memory of him taking me to do his errands and me holding his finger while we crossed the road to get the mail.

My dad is so very talented. He knows how to double whistle. I don't even know how to whistle normal. That is just one of his talents.

What would I have done without my Dad. When I think of my dad, he reminds me of a strong bolder. He is so strong physically and spiritually. I love you Dad.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009


The past 2 days we were babysitting our neice and nephew. Josh and Aimee kept my boys busy, they loved it to death! After we dropped josh and aimee off. We all felt kind of glum. My boys were acting like it was the day after christmas. So, hats off to josh and aimee for being like christmas to us.

We played sardines both evenings. I started to get kind of cocky about how good I thought I was at it. Afterall it always takes all the kids forever to find jeff. At one point everyone found one of the kids right off, I thought to myself, They will never find me... I am a smart adult. When I went to hide, I was there for only 10 seconds before everyone found me right away. I guess I am not as good as I thought I was.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

What does a cow have to do with this? Well, this cow lives in his own world, I do that also sometimes.

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the world and pleasing people and thinking too much of myself. Those are the times that I struggle and become unhappy. SOMETIMES I remember the wise counsel President Hinkley's Father gave him, "Forget yourself, and get to work". This was while President Hinkley was a young man on his mission and was struggling and wanted to go home.

When I decide to follow these words, I find myself happy again... and everyone else around me as well.

Gina Forget yourself!

I love life when I am not selfish. I am selfish most of the time, but I am trying to be better. Poor Jeff is sometimes a victim of my blunders.

I need much improvement. Please be patient.

Friday, June 5, 2009


You may come to my home and think I am a hoarder. But I feel that I am not. I have found that I am addicted to the feeling I get when I get rid of things. I stood outside with the boys in the rain for an hour this morning trying to sell some things for a yard sale. I sold 8 large toys and a table. I earned 7 dollars!!!! in just one hour.

*This is just a silly thing about my boy ben. He loves to clean. He is always at my elbows trying to clean with me. This morning I cleaned the bathrooms, and because of my selfishness I put on a movie for ben so that he would not be at my elbows while I cleaned, so I could do it faster. Just now he was complaining that I got to do just fun things this morning and that my life is funner than his. I was very confused at that statement and so I asked him what I did that was fun. He said cleaning. He then said, "Cleaning is fun." What am I supposed to say to that?