Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It has been almost three years, but I am back. My children guilted me into resuming my blog. My daughter, Sarah, recently left to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and this is a way she can stay in touch with our family and I can share her experiences as a missionary to a wider audience. It doesn't seem like much has happened in the past three years, but in fact it has been full of life changing events and experiences. I now have two married children, a daughter serving a mission, a son in dental school and a daughter-in-law in medical school, two new dogs and new chandeliers in my dining room and entry. As I was looking back at some of the pictures I posted previously, my grass looks better but I have definitely not kept up with my flower gardens the way I should. For the 6th year in a row I am planning to hike Deseret Peak before the end of the summer. I just can't let this be the 6th summer that I fail to complete that goal. I just hope that I am fair enough shape to make the hike. I've spent more time in the car running around to functions with family and friends and far less time at the gym on the treadmill. To be honest, I didn't think I would still be living in Tooele at this point in my life. I bought a house here seven years ago to facilitate getting my family here and the kids in school. We thought that we would build a house closer to Salt Lake or move to the Salt Lake Valley. Now it is feeling more and more like we will be forever and forever in Tooele (the high school fight song). So, for better or for worse, I am back. I'm not sure anybody cares but me. It does feel good to have a presence on line. In its own way, it makes me feel like a bigger part of the world.

1 comment:

Jared Gibby said...

Yay!! You're back! I'm glad we guilted you into posting again. It's fun to know what yall are up to!