Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Look, look, I am posting! What the..?! You're KIDDING ME! Just wanted to update you on summer 2009:

MJ is taking a Humanities class at Dixie - he's transferring up to the U in the winter (go Utes!). He is acing the class because it calls for lots and lots of opinion papers. This is MJ's forte. He is also in the DSC summer stock theatre. As always, he will be funny! I can predict it right now.

Together, we are learning how to best care for our giant lawns (Matt, sorry we didn't help more in all the past years - this is a heck of a job!). We purchased new, extra long hoses and hard-core industrial strength sprinklers. So far, success. We have planted flowers (just like Matt would do!) in every flower bed. We even planted three trees. Our goal is to make our yard a homage to Matt and try to make it look almost as great as he always did. Big shoes to fill!

We're helping Dad (Gramps) spiff up his house. He's finally replacing carpet he got in the 60's! MJ and I painted his front room and dining room, guest room/den, and we'll be finishing the master bedroom this week. Next job will be painting the bathrooms and kitchen. Taylor will be putting new tile in his small bathroom and in the entryway. The house will be beautiful and updated when we're done. Way to go G-pa!

It was great for us to be together on Memorial Day. MJ has photos posted on his blog. Check them out. I missed Matt so incredibly much. He was usually the leader of the clean-up crew up at the cemetery. The day seemed empty without him. I'm glad I had family to share it with.

Each new season brings heartaches, as I miss Matt so very much. It is strange to experience the changes of nature without him by my side. The point now is to rally the wagons and forge ahead. The cavalry ain't coming! I'm learning to survive it all and keep moving forward, after all, I'm not the inventor of heartache and pain! AHHHHHH!

I love having the kids come for visits. They are my joy! You guys are awesome! And Addi and Payson are a hoot! I have so many funny stories to share about them. I will share next time I'm with you. Ask me specifically about the frogs!

MJ and I have plans this summer to build a fence, put up three gates, reorganize the wash house and the art studio, re-purpose the downstairs bedroom and paint the living room. We will also fit in some fun. We're especially looking forward to the Wadsworth reunion on the Fourth of July.


M@ said...
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M@ said...

Let's get that damn fence built for hell's sake! Can Addi read yet?

Laura Edwards said...

YAHOO! I am so glad to see you have posted! I am glad that you are helping with gramps house. And especially glad that you are keeping up the yard stuff like dad would do! I almost started crying when I read this post- FYI.

Love you!

Nicole said...

Yaaaaaaaay! A post! So good to hear from you!!

Oh I can't wait to see Grandpa's house. I'll bet the paint makes a huge difference!

I always loved how beautiful Matt kept your yards. Good for you for keeping up the family tradition!

Oh, how I miss you.


Ina said...

It was so wonderful to check your blog this morning and see that you had actually posted. You are such a trooper, such a wonderful woman., I love you and I miss Matt every day of my life. Even though I hadn't seen him for awhile, he was forever in my prayers and in my heart. I can't wait to see you at the reunion.

Tonya said...

Mace!! I miss you tons! I was so sad to hear from MJ about Matt...I'm so sorry for your loss. I am glad to see you are surviving. Love you lots!

~Tonya Hunting