Saturday, October 29, 2011

Life is Changing

For many years my life has revolved around my kids...I absolutely loved life with my boys when they were little!  I think back when they were babies, they were so different Landon really liked to be held, in fact that kid never held his own bottle and insisted on being held in order to go to sleep....there was even a time when I was trying to get him to be able to go all night without needing me to get him out of the crib so instead of getting him out I would hold his hand through the slats of his crib.....REALLY? I would actually lay on the floor and hold hands with a 1 year old....I am not sure I see a difference now between holding all of him or his hand...I guess at the time I was desperate or sleep deprived.

Then there was Tanner from day one.....he just wanted to be left alone, he didn't need to be held in order to go to sleep, in fact he preferred to have a bottle then put in bed wide awake, within minutes he was OUT! It was a blessing....but I missed not having a cuddly baby...he also loved his Binky he loved going to bed cause that was the only time he got it (when he was older 2ish) Bill never knew he still used it until one week I had to go over night for work and he went in and checked on him and seen him with it (we always just put it under his pillow and he would put his little hand under and get for him self....cute huh!!!) That was when he got it taken away.....when he stopped going to bed so good...for about 1-2 weeks he refused to go to bed...he would only go to sleep in his rocking chair..when he was asleep I would pick him up and put him bed but he would just wake up and go back to his chair....

It has hit me this weekend that things are really changing....Tanner has gone to Moab for a bike race with some of his biking buddies with one of their dads as a chaperon. and Landon has been gone too. he has been doing the Halloween stuff with his friends and going to his *girlfriends* house....It has got me thinking....they really don't need me and Bill in the same way they use to. So this is leaving a lot of time for just Bill and I, we have had a really great weekend!!!  Last night we went to Wingers for a tasty salad then home to cozy up and watch a movie!!!  wasn't even that great of a movie...but it was so nice to be with him and not have to worry about needing to entertain kids!  We then slept in and got up and went to Einstein's for a bagel and hot chocolate... It was getting to be dinner time and Bills said hey it's just you and me again lets go get some wings at off we went again. just us again...yeah its true we talked about our boys but we also talked about a vacation for just us two!! Don't know where or when but hey we are a talkin!!!

Me and my Honey!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Yesterday and today I had time off work.  For some reason I still have 18 more days to use up by the end of the year.  Yesterday I didn't do to much, for starters I went into the office to get my FLU shot.  There is a lot of buzz going around this year about companies making their employees get the flu shot and if they don't want to get it then they could loose their job......Is that an valid reason for loosing your job?  It is so up in the air...My work is not making us get it but they are paying for it so I thought what the heck! I am not one that gets it every year, but they made it pretty convient so I thought what the heck! then I go and take the day off! After doing that I just went home and cleaned not the most exciting day off but hey I wasn't in the office.

Today I went with my mom, we went to El Farrel's for lunch then out to a ceramic shop to buy some paint, we use to do ceramics ALL the time many years ago. Not sure why we stopped?  but mom got some out the other day and it has got the *Bug* in us again to start making things!  After that little stop we headed to an eye appointment for her, we got there about 20 mins early so we just sat and talked. and when I mean we sat.....we SAT for an hour, mom had gotten up once to ask if they had her down as being there and they assured her they did, so we just kept waiting......and waiting finally mom went up again this time they said they didn't know she had even been there????  WHAT!!!!!!  now her appointment was past by 1 hour and 20 mins. Good Grief! they get us back there pretty quick after that and all was taken care of fast but now we only have 20 mins to get to the dermatologist appt. she has. We got there just in time.  I am happy to report that we didn't wait long for that one!  Now we head home. I make dinner and cookies, tomorrow is our Halloween day and our FAT FRIDAY where everyine brings a goodie to share!  Here is What I am taking..MONSTER COOKIES! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cops Called To The Scene!

Yesterday the police was called out by my neighbor lady, she wanted them to see the poison that has been spread in the dirt under her trees. The day before she was sitting under our other neighbors pine tree when we asked what she was doing she informed us that she is watching her house, we asked her if it was doing anything exciting? She didn't find us funny! she then stated that she had more poison in her yard and that it had taken her 5 hours to get rid of it. So I guess there had been more over night. Our neighborhood watch people are very nice to her they look into all of her claims, when she says that she can hear a buzzing sounds they will ask her the time and then come over and that same time to see if they can convince her there is nothing going on. Nothing they say helps her to believe that nothing is happening so yesterday after the police left they set up a camera to have proof that no one is doing anything to her....I believe that no matter what is on the camera that she will see whatever she wants to see. Just the other night two cars had stopped side by side so they could talk, they just so happen to do this in front of her house...she immediately went up to the car and asked them if they was in the middle of a drug deal......She must have kept them there for 30 mins. drilling them, the people in the car she stopped was not even teenager, the driver was a women and the other car was her adult children. She will stop anyone she thinks is up to "No Good" why is she not ever outside when the cars on our street get broken into?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Just a Funny Feeling

So I have been walking every night ever since June after my work did a health assessment I was stunned at what the results were so I decided to do something about it! I changed a lot I am eating more healthy, and as you have already read....I am now exercising...along with my walking I am also hula hooping it only took me a couple of weeks to be able to keep the hoop up and before long I made it 50 mins straight, I have lost serveral inches and pounds. It is hard to keep eating good, it seems we are always have some goodie at work, then there is family events...I have been able to work around it but sometimes I allow a treat!
Well to where I was going with this post.......
Several weeks ago while we ( my neighbor Wendy) was on our walk we turned a corner to come upon two teenage boys that we was not familiar with, it was dark and we could not see them very well a strange feeling came over both of us but the boys said hi and asked us how are walk was we answered then as we kept walking up ahead on the other side of the street there was another boy who seemed to be trying to hide like he did not want us to see his face, we had stopped talking and was trying to take everything in.....what was they wearing? what color was their hair, anything that would him to identify them if need be. We even thought about stopping by the chief of police house to have him go talk to them but we felt silly thinking what would we tell him...."we have a strange feeling" so we didn't do it. I even made the comment I sure hope no car or home gets broken into tonight. We had not been home but about an hour or so, Bill and I had gone to bed it was almost 11 Tanner has stayed up late he didn't have school the next day, when I heard the doorbell ring, then I could hear Tanner talking for some time I decided to go see what was going ended up being Tanner's friend who happen to live right where we seen the boys hanging just so happened that awhile after we walked past Tanners friend's doorbell rang it was a boy with a mask on telling the boy that a girl wanted to ask him to the halloween dance that he had to meet her at the elementary school by the slide. His dad went with him but waited in the car he had rolled down the window so he could somewhat hear what was going on when all of a sudden he thought he heard a  scuffle going on so he got out of the car and jumped the fence to see his son getting the crap beaten out of him by three boys when he yelled they ran.... his son had blood every where so it seemed, they called the police and they had an ambulance come to check him out. He had lots of bumps and bruises and a broken nose and was shaken up. They had stopped by our house to see if Tanner had heard any rumors at school? He hadn't as Tanner had been expelled the day before because he had gotten into a fight with a kid that had been bullying him for a month. The kid had come up to Tanner in the hall and pushing him saying That Tanner was a wuss and he was going to kick his A** this was the third time this same kid had pushed or punched him so Tanner just got back up and punched the kid in the face and was still hitting him when a teacher pulled Tanner off of him. When they got down to the office the kid told Tanner "I can't believe you hit me" Tanner said "I can't believe you rhought I would let you keep pushing me around and making threats to me" needless to say I got a call from the principal and then Bill went and signed him out of school. So far the kid has left him alone, Tanner said when they went back to school 7 days later the kid still had a fat lip.
The police have never found the boys that beat up Tanner's friend. and I really don't know if the boys we saw were involved or not, but I have decided that I am going with my gut feeling from here on out!

Monday, October 17, 2011


I have decided to start telling stories about crazy things people say and do that cross my path.

The lady on my street feels like the government is after her and the rest of us work for the CIA, my husband being the head CIA agent! She is convinced that people are after her. She also believes that someone is spreading herbicides in her yard, she waters constantly as to dilute the poison from effecting her yard (now keep in mind she has the most thick green lawn on the street, possibly in the entire neighborhood) and spreading to people, she believes that is the reason that there have been so many people in my neighborhood diagnosed with cancer. Just yesterday she informed the young kids on our street that she would give them $50.00 to any of them that could catch the person putting the poison on her yard, they were very excited and hunkered down behind the neighbors garbage can to be able to catch the "bad guys" and collect their reward... That lasted about 2 minutes before they came out of hiding and went on their way...back to playing swords!

stay tuned I am sure that something exciting will happen tomorrow!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Great Girls Weekend

For the last few years my mom and I go down to Fairview to spend the night at my Aunt Nancy's. We make a birdhouse and eat and talk and LAUGH!!! This year was no exception. The ladies that come are so fun to visit with, the talent they have is amazing! This year they decided to paint Gourdes I had no idea how to do that, in fact the idea left me puzzled how in the heck would you paint a gourd? I decided not to do one but if they do it again next year I will! I have to see something first to get any ideas flowing! What they did was amazing! while they were working on the gourdes mom and I brought ceramic corn on the cob dishes and believe it or not we were the last ones finished. Karen brought us all some clam chowder, Sophie made the most Delicious rolls, there was salads and of course some yummy desserts! After we were done with our projects we all sat around and talked told many funny stories. We left around 11:00 to go back to Aunt Nancy's her grand daughter Emery had come down with a friend for the weekend they were just getting ready to watch the move "Rat Race" so I tried to stay awake made it almost all the way but feel asleep 10 mins. before it got over... Just my luck. The next morning we were to be back at Sophies for breakfast of biscuts and gravy and eggs. After breakfast we headed out to go for a ride in "Tinkerbell" then we headed back to Nancys to get our stuff all packed up and head for home....We stayed and talked more to Uncle Howard and Nancy and the girls for hours....Finally headed home at 2:00 made it home around 4 so I took Bill and Landon to Astro Buger and then to see the movie "Footloose" What a FUN FUN weekend!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I have been thinking for some time that I needed to blog again, It was easy when the kids were young there was always a story to be told! Now that they are older things seems to be calmer....Hahaha!!! or there could be many stories that just cannot be shared! There is some great news that happened a few months ago that I neglected to write about.

Landon has graduated from High School..............What a relief, Landon's high school life was a big challenge for the whole family and to be really honest I was not sure this day was ever going to happen. But it did and I was so happy for him! Valley High held their graduation at SLCC on June 1, 2011, all the speakers did a really good job and I was so glad that just the day before graduation Landon went into the office to see when he could pick up his diploma, he had not planned on walking, so in that case he had not purchased the cap and gown. They advised him that he could receive it at graduation and handed him a cap and gown and told him to be there by 2:00....Miracles happen in all walks of life! Landon called me from the school to let me know he was going to attend graduation!!!! I was ecstatic! and hurried off to talk to my manager about getting the next day off! I hurried and called Bill as well so he could do the same! Landon's cute girlfriend, and grandma Hatt was able to come as well. after graduation I took us all out to dinner to Asian Star. It ended up being a great day!!!! YEAH for Landon! I always knew you could do it! You could have lesson my fears along the way!

All summer long Landon has been searching for a job.....I guess you could say we have all been looking for a job for him, this day and age has proven very hard to land a job! I know he is not the only one having a hard time, but man he really needs a job it is hard to see him sitting home with nothing to do. Wish us luck something has got to come up soon.

Tanner is still a biking fool, he participated in many races this year and is really good he has taken 2nd or 3rd at most races. we all went to Telliride, Co. for a mini family vacation/bike race I absolutely loved it there. But the day before the race Tanner was taking a practice run we was all watching on his last ride we never seen him come down the mountain, the next thing we knew his friend Christian was coming up the mountain to find Bill to let him know that Tanner had crashed into a tree and was hurt....we was so far away from him and had to take two trams to get to him, it took us about 20 mins to get to where he was at. the patrol had gotten him off the mountain and had him bandaged up so that we could get him to the ER. Bill went ahead with Tanner while Landon and myself stayed back to fill out the paperwork with the patrol, we caught up with them as they was walking to the ER....This was the fastest ER visit I have ever been in. They took x-rays of his right shoulder and ankle had them read and Tanner in a sling within an hour! He had broken his the growth plate in the humrus bone in his upper arm and sprained him ankle. No race for Tanner this trip but so glad that Tanner will be ok and that he is a tough guy, this makes it two breaks in less than a year....All I know is Tanner will never give it up!