Lefty & Fifty-six

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I'll Let you in....

On a secret that the "swede" and I are are up

to this week.....

We are putting together a 28 sec video, so that we can win

a free round trip ticket to somewhere...

Cross your fingers, say your prayers, wish me luck,

I will post it on

when it is complete.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

At work..

I am approaching my second year working for
DeVry University/SLC/Sandy, Utah Campus.

My position there is OSC (Operations Support Coordinator)

We are one of 98 campus' across the nation.
DeVry Inc. owns:

We are a culturally diverse campus.
We are a United Nation.

I am amazed that small Utah would have so
many students filtering into it to attend school.

I work with 17 co-hearts; advisors, campus dean, career service,
academic, financial, marketing, presenters
(not to mention the many professors.)
and of course the students!

I still commute 33 miles each way.
I work a 4-10 schedule
Monday-Thursday 9 am -8 pm

So my days are really long....
My life until Thursday evening is all about work.

This year....(get ready...I am going to do a little bragging...)

I was a recipient of FY11 Devry's
Ron Taylor Award
Excellence Performance.

The Ron Taylor Award Recognition Program rewards individuals
who have gone up above and beyond their normal job functions
while exemplifing the DeVry TEACH values.

Not bad for a lefty-fifty something woman!!
...yes, I did receive a financial reward.

Friday, August 12, 2011

On the trail again

Summer for me is about being outside and enjoying Mother Earth.
She has shown to me her love for Utah by the
incredible mountains, rivers, streams she created her.

The "swede" and I took a long weekend and drove
the loneliness highway in America 55 to
Great Basin National Park
on the border of Utah and Nevada.

We set up camp..
(we're minimalist)

Hiked to Lake Teresa and Lake.....

Viewed the night sky at an astronomy program.
We viewed Saturn, the southern triangle
and over a million cluster of stars.

Took the guided tour thru Lehman Caves.
( highly recommend this event while visiting the park.

Forded streams, creeks and rivers...

Meditated and gave thanks for the
endless beauty we encountered.
Witnessed and touched one of the oldest living tree's in the world...
(Bristle cone pine)
Check the date of this tree's birth

Hiked to Wheeler Peak/Baker Peak
(we hiked a total of 10 miles)

If you want to learn more about GBNP click here

The car is packed and we are off to
Diamond Fork Canyon to hike and camp at Mt Nebo!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Montage of Family Summer Vacation Final Cut

Reflecting back on this summer vacation with all my
family maybe a life time experience I may never have again.
(who knows right)?

Here is a montage and the final cut of that summer fun

Farren on my decorated 4th of July bike.
We went to the Provo Parade.

WE SURVIVED the PROVO RIVER (after shot)
The "swede" took great video of us all...riding the lazy river.
I will have to post that video when he has finished
editing it and posting it on YOUTUBE

These next three pictures were taken on a hike to
Stewart Falls up in Provo canyon.

Weeping rock (Zion National Park)
This picture is not a movie screen set..it's the real McCoy!
Aubry, Katlin, Dallas
(Ariel missing from pic. She had to go back to work)

Our night visitor that kept me awake
and not wanting to scare it away.
(you know what I mean?)

Posing in the Zion narrows.
Farren, Todd, Dallas

Duran in one of her only photo's smiling on this vacation.

Experiencing the red rock (Zion)
Farren and Aunt Dallas

Finn on his "four wheeled" friend

Farren out for a leisure ride and a "four legged" animal.

About Me

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Provo, Utah, United States
I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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