Tuesday, September 30, 2008


My oldest child, Cassidy Elizabeth Kiser, is 20 years old today. How can that be? Wasn't it just yesterday that we were having tea parties, singing songs and telling bedtime stories? I honestly can't believe how fast time flies. I must say it has been a fabulous 20 years. Not that it has been a perfect 20 years but being Cassidy's mom has been a treat. She is such a fun-loving, creative, amazing daughter. She brings fun and laughter to any room and makes those around her feel happy. Heavenly Father knew Cassidy needed to be my daughter because of the joy and happiness she would bring to our home. On this your 20th birthday may you know how truly much you are loved!!! I wish I could be there with you today but know that my heart is with you always. I LOVE YOU SUNDANCE!!! XOXOXOXO

Monday, September 29, 2008

My Birthday

I just want to thank everyone who made my birthday so great. As you get older, birthdays are different. Not like as a child when gifts and parties were the most important. For me, on my birthday it's knowing special people took a minute out of their busy lives and remembered me. I know it may sound selfish but I really appreciate all of you who made the effort and made my day happy. Cassidy, thanks for all your kind words you posted on your blog. As I said I am humbled and feel so blessed to be your mom. I am very lucky to have so many wonderful people in my life. Larry, thanks for breakfast in bed!! You're the best!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My weekend in Utah.....

Last weekend was so wonderful! I went to Utah to visit my Cassidy and of course my other family members. I also went to meet Cassidy's new beau. We had a great time at dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Wow! Good food! I had an energy drink on my way down to SLC because I was quite sleepy and Sam wanted me to drive. So, needless to say, once I met up with Trevor and Cass I was a bit hyper. I am not a pop drinker so caffeine in my system is magnified! It made for a very fun evening! I loved Trevor, though. He is so sweet and handsome and kind and he tolerated the silliness that Sam, Cass and I dished out at dinner. I am looking forward to getting to know him better when he and Cassidy come to visit next weekend. Saturday night was a very fun girls night out with 4 of Cassidy's friends, my mom, sisters, sisters-in-law and my girls. We had lots of fun and took some pictures. When I get a minute I will add them to my post. By the way, Cassidy, thanks for making my blog look so "Fallish." I love it. Fall is wonderful. I love the sights and smells that fall brings. I hope everyone reading this blog has a pumpkin candle burning in their home. It is a must!! Have a great day!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Proud to be an American.....

Yesterday was September 11th. And I don't know about you but every year when this date rolls around, I am surprised at the emotion it brings. Watching the morning news and hearing the names read and the sights of that horrible day being shown, I find tears filling my eyes as I remember back to 2001. I do feel hope and optimism that it has been 7 years since that event and we have managed to keep the terrorists at bay. Is the war making a difference? Are we sending a message? It's a sobering thought. I felt a lot of patriotism for my country yesterday and I am proud to say I am an American.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I did it! I put some more pictures on my blog. I think I am getting addicted to this blogging thing. I especially love blogging with Cassidy's friends. They are so darling and creative and fun! Thanks for taking such good care of Cassidy and being there when she needs a hug or a shoulder to lean on since I am far away. I hope today is great for everyone. Just remember to keep smiling, be positive and above all remember to express gratitude in all things. How can you not be happy if you are focusing on all the good that is in your life?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Some Pictures of My Family

Life is spledid!!

Okay, so I keep waiting to be able to add pictures to my blog because I know Cass Liz will shoot me if I don't get some pictures pronto. But last night as Sam and I tried and oh how we tried, it was being so gay that we gave up. So, instead of not blogging at all, I am posting without pictures yet again. Sorry Cass!! I just have to say how beautiful the weather is today. It is absolutely gorgeous and suppose to be in the 80's. I could enjoy this for at least another couple of months. I'm happy because: Cassidy's happy, Sam is sweet, Cole is funny, Brady is an awesome football player, Quinn is ditto to Brady, Larry is amazing and my life is great. I know it's not perfect and there are stresses daily but overall life is good. I have clothes to wear, food to eat, a beautiful house to live in, incredible kids, a wonderful husband, supportive family and friends and really what more could I want. I get to go to Utah in a week and a half and spend sometime with my beautiful daughter and meet this "Trevor boy" :) I can't wait!!! We are having a girls night on Saturday evening so anyone that falls into that category is invited. We are celebrating mine and Cassidy's birthdays. So come have fun with us!! I hope each one of you that read this blog will take a minute to ponder all the great things in your life and realize how blessed you are. I am blessed just to know you and have you in my life. Love to all. Celebrate the day!!!