Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I Hate It When I Get These Kind of Phone Calls

Yesterday around 10:30 I got a call from the Principal at Tanner's school. He hated to call me at work (Uh huh) but Tanner had gotten into a fight with a boy and was being suspened for 2 days. I hate kids being suspended I don't think they really learn anything from that nor does it deter them from getting into trouble again. Don't get me wrong I know they have to do something but I could think of a lot more things that the kids would hate more, for instant scrubbing toilets, lockers but I also know that there are probably to many kids to make stay after to do those kinds of things. I called Bill to go get him since he is a lot closer to the school. I also think that they should have something in place so that when the kids have to leave that they have some kind of work to do. otherwise all they do is get behind. I asked them to have some of his homework ready and all they told me was it takes two days to get that together, well by then he will be back in school. So today I had him clean the bathroom and his bedroom and had him read a couple of chapters of a book we are reading called 7 habits of a highly effect teen. Maybe one day some of that will sink in.

I just have to keep the faith!

A Great Way To Spend A Day Off

Last Monday being Martin Luther King Day and the boys being out of school I decided to take the day off. I had gotten us some tickets to go through the new Draper Temple. I got a couple of extras so that my mom and Wanda could come along. We were to be there around 9:30 so we left here around 9:00. Boy they have that system mastered! From the time we got there to the time we got back to our car was only an hour. The Temple was beautiful!I have to say that the lighting that is in the Temples really stick out they have the most magnificent chandliers the Celestrial room is gorgous! and I for some reason really like the font area even though I thought it was arranged a bit different. It seems that the dressing rooms are pretty far away for the people after they are done. Compared to the Jordon River it is really small. We all had a great time and afterwards we went out for breakfast at Denny's we got home around 12:00 and then we decided to go to mall and just hang out. We had a really nice day.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Just Enjoying Ourselves

Can I say that I am so excited to go home everyday now. I just love to go into our new frontroom and look at it. I love being in there. Tanner said that this is now the fanciest room in the house. We have all picked our favorite places to sit and relax. It really feels nice and cozy. I am having my mom and Wanda and Bills parents over for dinner on Sunday. It will be the first time any of them have seen it. I can't wait to show them.

The colors on the wall are called Peanut Butter and Stable Hay. The ceiling and trim are Ultra White with an egg shell sheen. We also repaired a hole in the hallway wall that Tanner so proudly put there about a year ago. with a weighted baseball that he was messing around with and threw through the wall. The Big round light fixture is in the hall way. My table lamp we actually found at Home Depot. We had looked at a couple of stores but they would only sell lamps in pairs and I didn't have room for another lamp so I didn't want 2 of them. We also found in my bedroom a Brent Todd picture that we had won at some banquet a long time ago that we never framed. It is a nice print so we are going to have it framed and put up as well. I have had my eye on a few pictures and said that when I got this room redone that I wanted to get them so I am going to go look at them again and see how much I have to save up for. These projects seem to grow by the minute. One thing just leads to another. It is so FUN!

I will put some pics up after Sundays dinner.

Monday, January 12, 2009

We Have Started to Remodel

It has been along time in coming but we have finally started to remodel our house. We have started with the front room. I will put some before pictures and some of the new for you all to see. I am pretty excited about the changes. I didn't get really good before pics so you'll just have to look a bit harder. We just got the carpet and furniture in today, so you couldn't get more up to date information any faster. Let me know what you think. obviously we don't have any pictures up yet but that will have to come in time. I am just happy with what I have got for now!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


This has been a real fun weekend. Today is my cuz' BIG 50 birthday! so yesterday all us girls at work decided that we needed to decorate her desk. We totally love to go all out and make a big deal about these milestone birthday's! and today we threw her a surprise party. We all met at El Farols mexican resturant there was 24 of us there. We got her good, she had no idea we had planned anything! It was fun to be able to pull it off. Here's to you Alene I am so glad I get to see you everyday and that we have stayed so close! your like the sister I never had. I Love Ya and hope you have many many more birthdays!!!! Here is a few pics so you can all see what fun we had.

I am also glad you had a birthday cause I got a present too! Thanks Mom for the new twin shirts you gave to Alene and myself!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

So This is What I Come Home To......

I come home from work today to walk in the house to see this. Wow! Oh my gosh who gave you dreads? I was very scared! what did you do I asked Landon. He just told me that he was bored and wanted to see what he could do with his hair. I then started laughing and had to take these pictures. What a funny, funny kid. Don't you wish you were me? Later I took Tanner to his class on highly effective teens and after we came home Tanner wanted me to take some pictures of Nala and him, so I thought I would add them to my post because many of you have never seen our dog. well here she is, she is a Vizula. We have had her about 10 years and some how she has become a partial inside dog. I'm not sure how that happened but it did. She and Tanner have become pals in the last little while. I guess every boy deserves to have a dog pal. Landon just informed me he would like to know who his dog pal is? Did you forget about Kara? Hey Alene she needs to come for a visit!

Talk to everyone