Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall Leaves

We had such a great day driving up through Zion, sharing our lunch with the ants and watching them try to take it back to their home, and then looking at all the beautful fall leaves as we came back across Mammoth Creek and down through Brian Head

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dave's Deer

Just had to share! He is SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Field Trip 1st Grade

Andrew at BrushFire Pottery
Whole class at the library

Judd's store and property

Andrew andFriends on the Bus

April Fools Day

I never do anything for April Fool's Day. I think it is a dumb holiday. I don't like people playing tricks on me and I am not creative at all so I never play tricks on others. But last year my friend Jenn did the cutest dinner for her kids and I remembered it ALL year long!! So I decided to do the same thing for my kids this year, hope you don't mind that I am a copycat Jenn!! :) It was really funny. My kids didn't know what to think at all. Sammy was mad at first but then decided it was pretty fun. She did a post about it on her blog if you want to see the details there.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Inside

Nice Roomy Trunk

Center Console (only weird thing, there is no arm rest)


Front Seat

Back Seat

Mom's New Car

You'll have to get details from Mom if you don't know them already but here is her new car!!
Side by side with her old one. They are just about the same size. I think the new one (2009 Nissan Versa) is actually a little more roomy inside.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Did You Know Wal-mart Sells Used Coats??

Well I didn't. But I found out when we almost had to buy Andrew's coat that we accidentally left there yesterday! We were shirt shopping for picture day and set his coat on top of the rack while we were looking at shirts. We got busy and tired and forgot it when we left. We went back today, after we remember where we had left it. I asked at Customer Service and they didn't have it. Asked at the dressing rooms and they thought they'd seen it but couldn't find it. So we went back to the rack where I knew I had set it down, but it wasn't there either. As I was glancing around I was like haha, there it is. Someone must have picked it up and put it on a hanger and just hung it up. So I went over to grab it, only to find out it had a $10 price tag on it!!! Then I was confused and thought maybe it wasn't really his, his grandpa had just bought this coat for him a week ago and I didn't remember all the EXACT details of it. Andrew told me it was his, but I said no, see it has a price tag on it. We walked around for a while feeling bummed. He LOVED this coat. Finally, I thought well that other one looks a lot like it and it's only $10 for a nice heavy wool lined coat, maybe I will just buy it anyway so he won't feel so bad and Grandpa won't be mad that we lost it. So I convinced him to go back and try it on. Then the more we looked Andrew was telling me all these little things about it that he couldn't have known if it wasn't his and even told me there were little rocks in the bottom of the pocket!! lol Low and behold the pockets had a bunch of sandy dirt at the bottom. I took it back to customer service and told them the story, showed them the dirt, told them it OBVIOUSLY isn't a brand new coat. The guy was pretty flustered and didn't know what to do so he called another lady over. She looked at the brand name on it and said "we don't even sell this brand" then tore the tag off and said "here you go!" What a joke!!!

SO BUYER BEWARE!!! Next time you shop at Wal-mart your "clearance" items may just be something that someone left there and Wal-mart just stuck a price tag on to try and sell it!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Horse Fun

This is Patches, the family horse that we bought for Christmas. The kids are having SO much fun with him. The warm weather has promted MAJOR shedding of his long, thick winter coat. It was such a beautiful day that he got a nice long bath today!

We got Sammy in 4-H and the weather finally dried up enough that they got to ride! We have lots of other fun pics of the kids riding but they are on Dave's camera and I don't have a cable to get them to my computer. One of these first days....weeks.....or months!!!

Crazy Hair Day

Sammy's Crazy Hair for Dr. Seuss week

Drewski, he did finally get a hair cut today. I'll try and get a pic. He looks so different!

Slackin', I know!

So I guess when you blog for a living, blogging for fun isn't so fun! haha!

Here are some pics from my 4 1/2 hour hike last week. This is a really awesome trail but I had no idea what I was getting into. Apparently I didn't take many of what it looked like on top. I just took pics looking off the edge! Silly me. I will have to get one of the mountain from a distance so you can see what it looks like.

To the North and East to Pine Valley. What a pretty combo.

From the top looking back towards my house

A sign about half way through the trail

From the third ridge top back toward Washington

Looking off the rim to the West toward Turkey farms

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Quick Update

So the surgery FINALLY happened about 7 pm yesterday. He got back to his room around 10 pm. He had a HORRIBLE night. The main gallstone was HUGE and they had to cut the incision bigger just to get it out. He had so much pain all night that he couldn't stand it. The wound started bleeding a lot and the nurse ended up calling the docs in at 3 am. Finally around 8 they got him on some different meds and we got him another blessing and he felt a lot better after that. Tonight his stomach is really distended and he is in a lot of pain again. They have to pump gas in when they do the surgery and there is no way to expel it. He is going to have a rough go for a few days but they are hoping to release him on Friday. Will post a nasty pic when I get home to my computer. Thanks for the prayers and well wishes and all the wonderful help.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Dave in the Hosital

So this is just an informational post. And it is going to be an abbreviated version cuz I don't want to type it all. Dave and I headed to the VA thurs afternoon. On the way he was having really bad "heartburn" type pains that tuned out to be gallstones (thanks to Kurt diagnosing it for us before we went to the ER, we were able to tell them what to look for). Long story short they sent us on our way and he went to his VA appt. (that was supposed to be for his back) on Friday morning. He has been in the hospital ever since. He ended up with gallstone pancreaitis and we had to wait for that to go away before they can do surgery and take out his gallbladder. As far as we know now the surgery will be tomorrow evening sometime and he will be released sometime a day or two after that. Thanks to mom, Tony, and Ryan for taking care of the kids that were planning on us only be one until Sat. We really appreciate all the help!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lost Tooth

Andrew is 6 1/2 and in the first grade. He lost his first tooth this morning when he bit into a candy bar for breakfast!!