flashback friday – 1 july 2008

Every Friday (well, at least until one of us gets sick of it!) I am going to post one of my oldies-but-goodies “From theTop of the Stairs.” First up is my inaugural post to the blogging world, on July 1st, 2008.  Hard to believe I’ve been at this for almost 4 years!  And I can’t believe how much the kids have changed… Where does the time go?

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“You’ve Got to Start Somewhere”

Well, today is the first day of writing on this blog, which I’ve thought of creating for over 2 years now. Originally I had wanted to call it “Discovering Your Inner Disability” (thanks to a brilliant suggestion from a friend of mine as we commiserated about a co-worker over lunch one day) – a self-help tool for those of us who still take pride in a job-well-done. Where does that ever get you?!!! Sadly, that will have to remain unwritten as I figure that would somehow come back to haunt me. So instead, I offer up my humble ramblings…

Through this blog, I hope to hone my long-dormant writing skills, as well as keep friends and family current on the happenings in my own little corner of heaven and, I’ll be honest, so I can have a record of all the fun things going on in my life and with my kids that I’ll have forgotten by next Tuesday :-).

It looks like summer has finally settled in to stay (I was beginning to wonder if it would snow in July), and I have the plants in my garden all mostly planted. The kids are all out of school for the summer and, so far, we have not made any runs to the emergency room, and my phone at work hasn’t rung off the hook with kids tattling on each other. I guess there are some good things about the kids growing older! On the flip side, with 2 teenage boys, I wonder what is going on that I won’t hear about until they are safely in their 30’s…

Josh just finished Special Forces training and is home for several days well-deserved R&R before he reports to his new base in Kentucky. Yesterday, he, Evan, Braden, Savannah and I all hiked up to the Wind Caves, a LONNNNGGGG, STEEP hike with a gorgeous view at the end to make it all worthwhile. It is 3.6 miles round-trip, but going up is a killer! This morning Savannah (who can run like a gazelle and never wears out) called me at work to tell me, in a sad little worried voice: “Mama? About that hike yesterday? Now I can’t move.” I would have done a victory dance to hear that I’d finally found a way to wear her out if it didn’t hurt so much to move myself! I’ll post pictures as soon as I figure out how.

Enough for now…

Wind Caves, Logan Canyon

Wind Caves, Logan Canyon

Wind Caves, Logan CanyonSo what were you up to in July 2008?

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