Monday, September 24, 2018

Drawn In

You all know that Love art. I'm drawn to it. This morning I found these beautiful paintings by Alfredo Rodriguez. 

These are my three favorites.

 "Afternoon Wading"
 "Drawn to the Light"
"Cowboys in Training"

I love how these pieces draw you in and how he is able to capture the light. It is not an easy thing to do. I love beautiful art. 


Monday, September 17, 2018


We have 10 fingers.

We have 10 toes.

We have 10 minutes of one hour.

We have 10 year in a decade.

But.... I have only 10 short days until I get to hug the stuffing out of my eldest son.
Just 10.

Monday, August 27, 2018


 Sam and Baby Kylie
 Marc and Me
 Hannah and Me playing with a Snap chat filter.
 Hyrum and Sam survived Trek!
 Marc and Baby George
 Sam and Ben Gaby
 Sam and Hyrum
 Elder Catanzaro in the Virginia Mountains. 
 The Megg Catanzaro butch of wee people. Beckham, Conner, Paige, Caitlyn, and Raegen
Jan and Nich 
Isaac with Baby George 
 Me and Sam in our bike gear.
 Hyrum and baby George
 Daddy and his boys.
 Levi (1st grade) and Ben (3rd grade)
 Kylie 5 months old!
 Some of my pictures
 End of Sam's 1st game
 My cute bandit!
 Zoie dog
 Chris and Emmy
 Meggan and Raegen
 Hyrum leaned how to sail.
 Surprise! visit from Jen and Erick to see Nikolas.

Here are some pictures form the last few months. It amazes me how your world changes. How families grow and the twists and turns that life takes. Hannah and Isaac have been married for 7 months, Nikolas comes home from his mission in 30 days, baby Kylie is 5 months old, and baby George is almost 2 months old. I have applied a second time to the nursing program at North Idaho College, but won't know until November if I got in. I work full time now. 5 days a week in assisted living memory care, Hyrum begins his Senior year in high school in a week and Sam begins his Junior year. Marcus is working I.T. and loving it. Basically our lives have sped up and run along. 


Saturday, February 10, 2018


So I'm pretty sure that I don't love my body at the moment. Or at least my hormonal, crying, freezing mess that my body has turned into now that I'm in my 40's. It's pretty ridiculous that. I've decided that since I am no longer going to have a baby ever again, I should just get to be done having a period, not have to cry at the drop of a hat, and basically have a body that hasn't been invaded by aliens. 
This is reasonable.
 This is logical. 
This is totally not what is happening to me. 
Just so you know I am not pleased. 


Sunday, January 28, 2018

My Beautiful Girl

Hannah Beth Talley
Isaac Ryan Talley
For time and all eternity...
January 27, 2018

How blessed I am.

Monday, January 15, 2018

12 and 2

We are getting down to the nitty gritty in regards to Hannah and Isaac's wedding. They get married on the 27th of this month. Only 12 more days until the "Big Day". I'm almost finished with her dress and everything else is coming along. She is so anxious to be starting her new chapter. I can't blame her. They are both ready. 

I also have 2 days of classes under my belt. Last week I started back to school to finish my last two pre-requisite classes in the hopes that I will get into the nursing program that starts in the fall. We will see. I have done all I can, so now I wait until the end of April. I has been nice to be going to school again though. I enjoy using my mind in that way. 

I'm currently working on making my days better and living up to my potential by implementing my "Miracle Morning". It has been very interesting to work at. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. But then I am still trying to get my act together. You can check it out by looking up Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.

Here's a link to a basic outline of what I am doing.


Friday, December 1, 2017


My daughter is getting Married. In 8 very short weeks! To a wonderful young man named Isaac. They are adorable. And she is so happy!

I've applied for the nursing program official like, but won't know until April if I get in. Fingers crossed. It has taken an extra year, but God knows the plan better than I, and I am letting him take the lead.

I start school again in January. Two final Lab classes to finish up, so that I won't have to do them while in the program.

I'm still working and will continue to do so, but not full time. I love my job, even when 5 of my residents up and die in 3 short weeks. It has been rough, but I'm hanging in. Barely.

I have started hanging my laundry at 5:30am or it doesn't get done.