Ticking Clocks

Boy, time sure seems to by flying by. In a good way, I suppose. It's hard to believe that's Matt's wedding was nearly two weeks ago and that Thanksgiving is just a week away. Our lives have been super busy, but productive, so I don't have much to complain about. My TV Pledge drive begins in a week as well, and I've been swamped at work preparing for that. Hopefully it will be a successful drive despite the down economy and I'll be able to meet my final revenue goals for the year. I just finished preparing my end of the year letters as well, so we'll see how the donors respond to those. I'll keep my fingers crossed! Just one month left (before it starts all over again, of course). That's another thing that's crazy - I'll have been in my job for 1 year in a couple weeks and at BYU Broadcasting for two years. Time sure flies.

Last weekend I went up to the Wings' cabin on Friday night with my mother and sisters-in-law (and a few others) to scrapbook. I've never really scrapbooked before, and I had a good time. I'm not the worlds "artsyist" person, but I guess maybe that's because I've never really tried anything. Scrapbooking reminded me a little bit of cross-stitch because there are so many tools and gizmos to make everything very precise - it takes a lot of the "artsyness" out of it and makes it more logical and geometric, which works for me.

Saturday was Scott's birthday party so Geoff and I shopped for his gift and then went to the bowling alley for a fun evening of bowling and free soda (I drank enough to float a small ship - we'll see if the bowling alley regrets that free drink policy for parties!). After that we went back to Scott and Tissa's for "cake" (lemon poppyseed muffins), ice cream, gifts, and a movie. It was a good night.

Sunday was the primary program. And if I thought it was hard to get the 4-year olds to sit still for 2 hours, add a 3rd hour and you've got an exhausted Geoff and Amanda at the end of the day. The program was nice, though, and Geoff said is part perfectly. Haha. He also stuck it out with one of our sunbeams who nearly refused to say that part he had so wonderfully memorized, and eventually whispered into the microphone.

I've also made it my new goal to try two new recipies a week in an effort to expand my cooking repertoire. It's been fun! I made sundried tomato pesto and artichoke chicken last night and will be making spaghetti squash later this week (I've make spaghetti squash before, but this recipe sounds amazing!).

Anyway, this weekend we've got yet another birthday party and lots to do. But my parents will be here in less than a week, so there's a light at the end of the tunnel!


  1. cute scrapbook pages! :)

    Good for you with the recipes! I need to do that!! (my trouble is finding the time...) Maybe someday! :)

    Glad life is good. It's true...time is just flying by!

  2. I'm so glad that I can be the light at the end of the tunnel.

    Nice. As long as I'm not "the light", if you know what I mean.

    The pages were cute. Your scissor skills have vastly improved.

    See you SOON!!!!!

  3. I would love to learn how to scrapbook better. Maybe you can teach me someday. When I have time....so a year from now? hahha. I am glad you had a good time at Scott's party. It really was a success!! See you tonight darlin'.