Monday, September 29, 2008

happy engagment...

This is my little sister Annie and her fiance Tom

They are getting married in the Manti Temple in November, I did these engagement pics for them yesterday. Isn't she gorgeous! I cant believe my little sister who I used to fight over clothes and the bathroom with is getting married, graduating from college with her Masters and has her own apartment. In my mind she is still 8. Well she still acts like it sometimes, but I am so proud and happy for her. I heart you Annie.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Flu sucks....grossness...beware

For those of you in my ward, you've probably wondered "why have the Dalton's stopped attending church?" There are lots of reasons really i don't like going to church but we won't get into that now.
For that last month Addison has been fighting something, a cold, strep-throat,a fever etc. And I don't want to pass it along. Some people feel it is OK to bring sick kids to church ,but I am not one of them. Keep them home. Anyway, again this weekend our family was blessed with another form of debilitating disease. The FLU. Only this time it got the mom.
I woke up Sunday morning 2:30 am writhing in pain, vomiting, diarrhea, the works! I thought I was going to die, I welcomed death. if anyone has the reason why flu symptoms only strike in the wee hours of the morning I am all ears. Luckily I had some Phenergan from another flu I had. I couldn't even keep that down.
My saving grace was my mother in law watched Addi the whole day at her house. I slept all day...well between the bathroom trips. I felt like I would never feel well again. My mom came with relief aid in the form of Ensure, and Gatorade. Thanks Susan and Marge
But I do fell better today though I did over do it by going to Maceys ( I do this every time I get sick), and Addi or Heath haven't caught the bug yet. (prayers people...i need prayers!)
So no I am not inactive just prone to viruses at this point, I think it will be a long winter.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fall...a tribute

Just some thoughts today about my most favorite time of year. Fall. This last cold snap has cheered me up alot. I just love fall...everything about it. I love home grown tomatoes from my mom's garden, rolling down the window in my car and stick my hand out and it is cold air that I feel. I love that I can wear really cozy pajama's at night and put my down comforter and burrow under it like a hibernating bear. I love old sweaters that i forgot i had, i like buying new sweaters. I love gourds and pumpkins. changing leaves. the need for a jacket and making comfort food like soup and stew. pumpkin bars,bread,pie anything with cinnamon and whip cream really. knowing that thanksgiving is around the corner. The way it makes me want to play tennis (in school sept-oct is tennis season) Leaves changing and driving up the canyon and Heath and I saying to each other "oh Margret look at the leaves" inside joke-you'd have to be there. I just love,love love it! I like the way it smells like the river at my house in the fall. And I miss this all so much during the summer I am so glad it is fall. hope you get as much joy out of it as I do.