Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Small Business Owner!!

As most (if not all) of you know, I recently purchased the Funeral Home I have been working at for the last 4 1/2 years! The sale was finalized and official on December 1, 2010. I am quite nervous, but also very excited at the same time. I am looking forward to this new adventure in my life!!!

Front of the Davis Location.

The front of the Winters Location.

Pulling the for sale sign up.

No more for sale sign on the lawn!!!

The new furniture in the arrangement office. The Wiscombe's replaced the furniture that was in there with this!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

On Wednesday, I left at 3:30 A.M. to drive to Caliente for Thanksgiving. I took I-5 south through Las Vegas then back up in order to avoid the storms on Donner's Pass. I arrived at 3:30 that afternoon. By 4:00 my nephew, Hafen called to ask if I could go on a bike ride with him. I went over to their house and Hafen, Hudson and I went for a bike ride. I had a great time (I hope they had as a good of a time that I had!). Later that day and on Thursday we had most the rest of the family arrive. Everyone except Brenda and Andrew were able to be there. They had planned on being there, but storms and closed roads prevented it. Brenda, Andrew, Keagan, Deker and Bauer we all missed you. Thursday morning several went out to the gun range to go skeet shooting. I didn't go out in the beginning, but went out later and joined in on some of the fun. That afternoon we had dinner. We had 38 people there and STILL had left-overs!!! That afternoon we relaxed and quite a few of us of joined in on some mattress surfing down my parents stairs. I had never done it, but apparently some of younger siblings did when they were younger. Some left Thursday evening, most of Friday then the rest of us left Saturday morning. I left at 9:30. Due to traffic in many areas, I didn't get home until 11:00. A good weekend at home with family was well worth the over 1400 miles I drove there and back. Thank you mom and dad for hosting us and going to so much work to provide a great dinner and a great weekend!

In the bunker releasing the skeet.

Getting hugs from my nephew, Sawyer!

Before Dinner.

After Dinner.

Mattress surfing down my parent's stairs.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010 was my mom's 60th Birthday. We had the opportunity to surprise her this last weekend. My dad rented a vacation home in Salt Lake City. Most arrived on Thursday. I arrived on Friday morning. After I got in, most of us went to the zoo. Surprise number 3 was Friday night. We all went to Arctic Circle. We had arranged ahead of time for my dad to call Alma when they got close and meet for dessert. We hid behind the play ground and when my parents arrived we all walked out and surprised her! Surprise number 2 was Saturday morning. Since Neal is serving a mission in Brazil, my dad asked him to email a special letter to my mom. He read it just before breakfast. It was a very touching and beautiful letter. Surprise number 3 was Saturday night. My mom and dad went out to get ice cream for dessert. While they were out, most of my mom's siblings that live in the area arrived at the rental home. We had a great visit with lots of laughs. Sunday morning we attended church with Alma and Matti. It was great weekend and we all had a wonderful time. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM, I LOVE YOU!!!

The Zoo.

Surprise number 1!!!

Playing games and enjoying the beautiful weather we had!

Surprise number 3!

Giving out the rubber band guns I made for all my nieces and nephews and my siblings!

Reading to several of my nieces and nephews while their parents got packed and ready cleaned things up.

Family photo. The only person is Neal, who is serving a mission in Brazil!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

My cousin, Amy Petersen, put this video together in honor of a good friend/mentor who died quickly from Breast Cancer. It is a very beautiful and touching video. Click here to watch it on YouTube. Please feel free to share with anyone you feel could benefit from it.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


After much thought, and the great encouragement of those who commented on my last post, I decided I am going to see if I can do a 100 mile bike ride. Click here to see the link to the one I want to do first. To start out my goal right, I got a road bike. I realize that a ride like that would be extremely difficult on my mountain bike!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Do YOU think I can?

As most of you know, I have been getting into riding my bike more often. I think this is my next goal. I know I have a LOT of work to get to that point, but it isn't until May, so I might be able to work into it. What do YOU think?

Monday, September 6, 2010

Visit from my parents

Friday night, my mom and dad flew in for a visit. Saturday we spent the day in San Francisco. We started at Coit tower, then drove down Lombard Street. Next we went to the Cable Car Museum, followed by China Town. We completed the day around Fisherman's Wharf. There, we wandered around and saw some of the shops. We completed the day with a 2 hour sunset cruise. On Sunday we went to church, relaxed and went to visit with the Wiscombe's for a little while in the evening. Monday we relaxed in the morning, then walked around Downtown Davis for a little bit. We got lunch from Subway then took a bike ride down the U.C. Davis Arboretum. We left around 2:00 and took my parents to the airport. A fun time was had by all! Thank you, mom and dad, for a good weekend!!!

Coit Tower:

Lombard Street.

Cable Car Museum.

China Town:

From the Submarine USS Pampanito:

From the Sunset Cruise: