Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I would if I could

I wish I could show you my pictures from the airplane yesterday…as the pilot banked the plane I had the best view of Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, and in the distance I could see the base of Mt. Rainier, it’s top covered by clouds.  (Apparently Mt. Rainier is so big it creates it’s own weather systems.)

I wish I could show you my pictures of Mt. Hood.  As I looked at the other mountains I thought with sadness that I wasn’t going to get to see Mt. Hood, but the airplane kept turning and we flew right past it. 

I wish I could show you a picture of my friend Janet & me yesterday afternoon.  She was kind enough to pick me up at the airport and deliver me to Cindy Lynn’s house, in exchange for lunch at Café Rio.  (She would have done it without the lunch—that was my hungry idea.)  I wish I could show you that picture but I can’t, because as always Janet and I were so busy talking that there was never a moment when I thought of getting out the camera. 

I wish I could show you the other pictures too, but I can’t…because I left my purse & camera in Janet’s car and it’s up in Salt Lake now.

(Along with my cell phone…)

I wish that when I go out later today I would be wearing makeup, but I won’t be, because it turns out that in my 30 minutes of packing yesterday morning I left all of the makeup in the bathroom.  Along with my thyroid medicine.  And my earrings.  (And my happy pills.)

The good news is that I can get the purse and the camera back tomorrow morning.  I called Smiths and they’re getting me a new thyroid prescription.  Russ will bring my makeup on Friday.  Hopefully I’ll see Janet later this summer and remember to get picture.

And the other good news is that even if I’m tired and not wearing makeup and I can’t show you all of those other pictures, I can show you this.


And this.


And this.


And that’s lots better than any mountain, isn’t it!


PS—Mahon (our super son in law!) was reading aloud to Kate from the Book of Mormon reader that someone had just given them as a baby gift.  What a great dad!


  1. Oh the mini Ray makes up for all the other stuff. LOL

  2. One time my grandmother came to visit and she had lost her earrings somewhere along the way, and we had to go out shopping, ASAP to get her another pair because she felt "naked" without them:). I loved every minute of it- probably because I am on the total opposite end of the spectrum and wouldn't notice if I left my makeup at home, and have never even thought to bring jewelry on a trip. Now when I see her wear the earrings that I helped her pick out, I smile inside and think about how much I love people who are different from me.

    Also- that baby- no words. I can't wait to see the pics of her in the blessing dress!

  3. Oh, that miracle baby is just precious! So glad you have already gotten to spend so much time with them. What a great dad, and what a fabulous baby gift idea!

  4. She is seriously like a treasure troll (a very cute one.)