Wednesday, December 01, 2010


How sad it was today. I came home from work and the house was empty. No one was home. It was also deathly silent. It has been very noisy in this house for nearly two weeks. The other day Justin called here for Kira. Kira and her boys were out with Lisa at the time and the first thing Justin said was, "Why is it so quiet there?". He said, "every time I call there it is so loud."
Alycia and Trevor left Saturday, Ben and Sharley left Sunday early afternoon and Brandon and Serene left Sunday late. Kira and her boys left this morning so now every one is gone and it is back to our lonely lives.

As much as I miss everyone though I do have to admit that as I was was sitting on the couch this evening eating my pickle sandwich I really did enjoy the silence.

Lisa had all kinds of fun activities planned for while the kids were here but as always happens when you get more than ten people in one house things don't always go as planned. We did take all of the kids (and especially grandkids) to see "Tangled" on Friday. What a great movie. I know it is an animated movie for children but I still really enjoyed it. I also think Rapunzel has to be the prettiest animated girl I've ever seen.
One night I went with Kira and Sarah and the boys to the pool. Kira has a water proof camera that I used to get some pictures. I'm going to have to get myself one of those. I think this is probably the first picture of myself while underwater.

Saturday we went to the Mormon Battalion visitors center. We did take the family there in the spring before Alex left on his mission but Serene, myself, Ben and Sharley hadn't been there before so Brandon, Mom and Sarah got to see it a second time. It is very good and certainly worth seeing twice.

Monday Lisa took Kira and the boys up to see Pepperdine (Brandon's stomping grounds). It must be about the most beautiful campus on earth. On the way home they stopped to see Ben and Sharley's place.

So now, at least for a week or two, things are back to normal. I will be pulling out the Christmas ornaments this weekend. How fun.

The state of California has a population of 38,000,000 but only 200,000 of them pay over half of all the taxes. That means 0.5% of the people pay 50% of the taxes.

1 comment:

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

That's a crazy fun fact