Off to the desert and SUN!

celebrating after Layton completed his race! Gettin’ ready to hit the desert with the boys! Corvan just finished his race! Momma was sneakin’ some lovin’ in after his race, isn’t he cute with that dirt on his nose?

Ready for bed!

I tell you, I seen the light for a few minutes, a special few hours, it was wonderful! I am talking about that round ball in the sky called SUN! It really has been a couple of hard weeks for me. As I am always stating, those rays of light or not make a difference to this girl. Before we left for Eastern Washington my mom called and I actually dropped tears telling her how I couldn’t take the rain anymore I needed a break. This weekend we got a day on Friday, it was chilly but that sun hit me on the face the whole way to our destination I was putting my face to that sun bathing in it, and then on Saturday all bundled up because of the cold but basking in that sun, this is what this girl was doing.On the way home we came back over that mountain and the rain began and I try to hold the whining to a minimum, shoot husband can’t help it, this is where he works so hard for us and I appreciate it so much. I couldn’t take it, I burst into tears and said, “I CAN’T COME BACK TO THIS!!!!” He didn’t say anything (I am sure he thought I was being a little mellow dramatic and I was ‘I suppose’) So, I choose to think about the things I am grateful for to override my feelings on the rain subject. Ok, I am done with this subject, I know, so boring….

The boys had a great time on the desert racing. Jim rode the poker ride with the boys, did alot of miles, he was still kickin’ it in, no doubt about it, but is very sore today,heehee! Layton did the 50 mile race and ended up 4 seconds faster than last year on his time. 8th place out of 121 fifteen year old competitors. Brayden and Corvan rode the ‘mini-race’ and had fun with that too. Me? I did the cookin’, cleanin’ and followin’ them all around and loved every minute of it all!

I am grateful for: 133. those sunny days competitive boys 135.chili on a cool day 136.a camper 137.being well prepared 138.coat 139.a hot shower 140.knowing I’m needed 141.husband getting tickled at one of the kids 142. a husband who drives well 143.grateful for innocence of a babe 144.laundry

April 12, 2011 - 1:26 am

Big Fat Mama! - I feel your pain, Marlece. My mood is definitely affected when it’s rainy and dreary outside. The sun always lifts my mood. Hang in there, girl! It’s normal to want to see the sun shining…and praise God for your special moments spent with your family. The pictures were too cute!

April 12, 2011 - 1:41 am

Life with Kaishon - Oh yes! I know just what you mean! That sun makes all the difference, doesn’t it? I absolutely love this post. I read joy in each and every sentence! Thank you for sharing the joy : ) Love, Becky

April 12, 2011 - 3:50 am

Cheryl @ On the Old Path - Way to go boys! And girl I hear you about the sunshine, I feel I can do just about anything if the sun is shining but when it goes I feel like it drags my get up and go with it. 😀

April 13, 2011 - 2:18 am

Lady Rose - Marlece,

Well, it’s good to know that I am not the only one who really doesn’t like rain. 🙂 I LOVE the sun too. I actually took a photograph of the sun today, but it looks “funny,” ha! 🙂

Looks like “The Boys” had fun with the race too. 🙂

-L. Rose

April 13, 2011 - 5:26 pm

Casey Martinez - Oh my gosh I would not do well somewhere that had too much rainy weather. I’m sure I have a seasonal mood disorder and sun is my best friend. Do you take a vitamin D supplements to help with what you don’t get from the lack of sun? I’m sorry that you don’t get more sun…hope you do soon!! Looks like your kiddos had a great time!!!

April 13, 2011 - 11:35 pm

Jen - hey girl — I don’t have your email and I need to profusely thank you — would you kindly email me at

April 14, 2011 - 12:03 am

Craig - I didn’t come by via Ann’s – just shot by to read you. And I’m glad you got a time of family and competition and boys being boys and dad jumping in and SUNSHINE – good for you!!! And my fave from your list? 133. those sunny days – I knw what sun can do – and it’s clear how you shine in it so sunny days has to be tops. Hoe you get more – and soon. I’m really glad I got a chance to come by today. I always heart your stuff.

God bless and keep you and all of yours Marlece.

April 24, 2011 - 4:54 am

Nabila Grace - Some days I have rainy days that don’t consist of *rain* ;o) Looking to the Son and enjoying His warmth is always so rewarding after the rain! ;o)

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