Monday, August 30, 2010

Is It Too Early.....

I know fall isn't for a few more weeks but the way it feels outside, I am getting that "fall feeling" and I have mixed emotions about it. As you all know, I am a fall fanatic. I am always excited about the change in the air and the physical feeling that fall brings. However, now that I have lived in Idaho for 6 years, my feelings about fall arriving have changed. Winter follows fall way too closely and I am still enjoying summer. But today, it's only mid-60's and I'm wearing a cardigan. This is too early in the season. I heard someone the other day say that "they say winter is coming early this year." First of all, who is "they", and second of all when summer didn't start until the last week of June, how can winter possibly be showing it's ugly head early? I mean really. The frustrating thing is that who can you complain to? Mother Nature is going to do whatever the heck she wants to. She doesn't care that I'm sick of being cold 9 months out of the year. It matters little to her. So I guess this is one of those times "if you can't beat 'em, join em." So, I now have a fall blog background and I am going to light my fall candle Samantha gave me even though I have held off because in the back of my mind I thought that if I lit it, it would bring cooler weather sooner. So, here we go..... a fall background, fall candle..... I may have my fall decorations out this week. Who knows? On the other hand, if it warms up, you may see my background change back to something more suitable to summer and I may burn my citrus mango candle again!!! Crazy weather. Who says there is global warming? Not in Idaho, that's for sure!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Extreme Makeover Home Edition

So..... Extreme Makeover Home Edition has been in Pocatello, Idaho all week. It's quite exciting for us Eastern Idahoans! My neighbor, Greg Hansen, is the General Manager over the project for Rockwell Homes. Just FYI, Rockwell built our home. Anyway, our other good friend, Mitch Brian has created and maintained Rockwell's website. So, between the two of them we were pretty connected. I received a text yesterday saying that "The Kiser's" were invited to come to Pocatello and receive VIP passes to see the house. It was so amazing! I can't believe what had been accomplished in 6 days! I honestly think angels were helping. The story is that the mother of the house has cancer. If I understand correctly, when she contracted cancer the father left her and her 9 children. Then last year, they had an electrical fire in their home. So for many months they have been living on their property with some in a borrowed 5th wheel trailer and the boys in a tent...... wow! Do you feel so blessed right now to have a roof over your head? From what I heard, they are a great family and very deserving of this miracle. We toured the house last night and it is beautiful. They did some great things and the kitchen...... let's just say the mother will LOVE it! It's just such a feel good thing.
Now I know Cassidy is disappointed I didn't get a picture with Jillian and even my picture of Ty is borrowed but while we were there, the celebrities were at a fundraiser for the family. I don't know when the show will air but I will try to keep you updated as I know more. Sam and her cute friend Hayley joined us last night and they seemed to really enjoy themselves, too. Well, that's about it for now. I hope this post finds you all well, happy and counting your blessings everyday!!!