Sunday, October 21, 2007

These are a hundred things about me.
How well do you know me?
1. My name is Stacy. (Hence Spacey Stacy!)
2. I have lived in Colorado & Utah
3. I have 1 daughter (3) and 1 son (5 1/2).
4. I have one brother, and 4 sisters.
5. I wish I lived closer to the cabin.
6. I love animals.
7. I love watermelon.
8. I hate ketsup left on the plate after dinner, eww!
9. I have to put lotion on my feet before I can go to sleep.
10. I prefer dogs to cats.
11. I like too many colors too much to commit to one favorite. Today it is chocolate brown.
12. The farthest East I have been is Nauvoo, IL
13. The farthest West I have been is Pacific Ocean.
14. The farthest North I have been is Yellowstone National Park.
15. The farthest South I have been is Rocky Point, Mexico
16. When I grew up, I wanted to be a business woman.
17. I became a mom at 22.
18. I became a wife at 19.
19. I worry.
20. I sometimes eat bread and gravy.
21. I hate the smell of skunk.
22. I am terrified of something happening to my family.
23. I love paper.
24. I hate the crinkle of Popsicle wrappers, and sometimes have to call Jer in to get him unwrap them for the kids.
25. I swallow watermelon seeds.
26. I am stubborn.
27. I have a crush on Jer when he changes his facial hair.
28. I love the smell of bread baking at my Mom's house.
29. I often have very vivid entertaining dreams.
30. I used to play the violin.
31. I'm a tactile person -- I like to touch things when I'm shopping. Especially fabric.
32. I am not a touchy person with other people, though; Jer can tell when I'm not feeling well because I snuggle with him.
33. I don't like clams, when my Mom makes clam chowder I pick out the clams.
34. I love hot showers and baths.
35. I need alone time every day to stay sane.
36. I hate the division of fish and wildlife more than anything, but don't ask me about I will come unglued.
37. I love gerber daisies.
38. Farm animals make me happy.
39. My favorite band is Western Underground, and Chris LeDoux.
40. I can't stand being sticky.
41. Mimes freak me out.
42. I love ribbon.
43. I love taking pictures.
44. I have been a member of the LDS church my whole life.
45. I like to chew ice.
46. Jer and I both miss living in Moab.
47. I can drive a stick shift.
48. I don't tan (I use to but it just doesn't work anymore).
49. I'm allergic to horses, and hay.
50. I love my job!, and most of the people that I work with.
51. I can't grow anything.
52. I like to water ski.
53. I love books.
54. Children of Promise by Dean Hughes is my favorite book.
55. I hate the smell of diesel.
56. I love tulips.
57. I love cilantro.
58. I don't do old people.
59. The sensation of falling really freaks me out.
60. I don't like bugs, except for ladybugs.
61. I have never seen Star Wars (any of them).
62. I love containers.
63. I get nervous when my husband says "so about this job".
64. I love catalogs.
65. I don't understand smoking.
66. I like driving at night so I can sing really loud with the music and nobody can see me.
67. I hate having flies in the house.
68. I also fantasize about having a different living room set for every month.
69. It's hard for me to stay on top of the papers my kids bring home and the amount of junk mail we receive.
70. I am a ward missionary in my ward.
72. Winter is my least favorite season - the other 3 are tied for 1st.
73. I love to vacuum.
74. I love to laugh until no sound comes out.
75. I organize my shirts in my closet by sleeve length. Short Sleeves, Polo's, striped Polo's. 3/4 length, Button up shirts, and turtlenecks.
76. I have kissed a horse on the nose.
77. I love going to new places.
78. I was terrified about being awake during my second c-sec.
79. I'm way more silly than I initially give away.
80. I am the worst at spelling, well second to Jer.
81. I am a really outgoing person, but I have a really hard time meeting new people.
82. I love poems Shell Silverstone.
83. I love to practice random acts of kindness.
84. I loved to play school when I was a kid.
85. I'm usually cold.
86. My kids sleep in!, how lucky am I?
87. I always have a song in my head.
88. I am annoyed by noise.
89. I think the water at my parent house is the best ever.
90. Charley is my favorite movie.
91. I've needed glasses/contacts since I was 16, I don't really wear them though.
92. I love to make the same recipes over and over again.
93. I still have the same best friend since high school.
94. Jer & I are high school sweethearts.
95. I only like marshmallows in the form of smores.
96. I think the ocean is a happy place to be -- even my cold ocean.
97. I have a hard time letting go and forgiving myself.
98. My friends are a very important part of my life.
99. I don't like jazzy musical type music -- like scat singing.
100. I love Valentines Day (the pink & red, and hearts and xoxo).

Friday, October 19, 2007

TGIF +Happy Birthday Nathan

Happy Birthday Nathan!!!

So this week has been a rough one, they usually are when Jer is working nights. I am actually excited that Jer is doing two weeks on, so we only have to do nights every other month. Brad is now working on the same rig as Jer, and even though I had a wacky dream about it I think it will be a good idea. Plus that puts Sheena and I as rig widows together, and we can help each other out with babysitting.

The kids picking out Daddy's Green Pumpkin!

This Wednesday we went to the Pumpkin Patch to get our very own perfect pumpkins. So I let Parker and Payton pick out there own pumpkins while I took pictures. Payton picked hers out first, and I loaded it in the car. Parker picked out his and I loaded it into the car. I knew that I wanted a tall skinny one, so I picked out mine, while the kids picked out one for Jer. Payton wanted to get Daddy a Green one, but Parker wasn't so sure, But she did a good job of talking him into it. So I loaded all the pumpkins in the car, and didn't even notice until we got them home that they all look alike, except Jer's which is green. After picking out our pumpkins we walked through the corn maze. Parker and Payton are such worriers that this was not much fun, and this was durring the daylight hours, I can't imagine taking them through a corn maze at night. Parker carried the camera through the corn maze, and took some very interesting pictues, I will post them at a later date.
Parker took this picture of Payton and I, as you can see it was quite a blustery day!

This picture was taken by Payton, this was the only picture out of 5 that Parker and I were actually in.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Perfect Quote!!!!

I am working on baby announcements for Nathan and Tonya and did a Google search for baby quotes and I have found some really great quotes.
This one is perfect for our lives right now:
“A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.”
Jerry Seinfeld

Another quote that fits our life is: "A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase"
Anonymous quotes
What they forgot to add on this one is that this is when the horns start to appear.

Our Holyoak Family Tradition!

Nathan is still the bully pushing the twins out of the way so that he could blow the candles out!!!

The only kid in our family special enough to have their own birthday month is Tori. September is her month, but the rest of the kids share October. Kind of funny, Nathan was overdue but born on Grandpa Glen Holyoak's B-Day. Stacy was right on time, coming one year and six days after Nathan arrived (poor Mom!) Then seven years later Mom and Dad ended with a bang having two at a time, five weeks early. So now that we are big kids it is fun to celebrate together. Tori was at a friends wedding, so we missed her this year. Like she said "I had to choose between two good things, and the temple won."

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I just have two questions.

One for Parker "Why would you cut your sisters hair?", and one for Payton "Why would you let your brother cut your hair? The answer to question number one: "Because she asked me to." The answer to question number two "I wanted my hair to be shorter than my brothers." If this doesn't explain it here is a picture, Because a picture is worth a thousand words. In my case swear words!!!

This is my friend Karrie trying to fix Payton's hair. She isn't a hair dresser, but I think she did an amazing job with what she had to work with.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Jer the rescuer

Jer saw three bears when he went to save Levi. (Look how fat they look! Does that mean it is going to be a cold winter?)
When we first moved to G.J. it felt like life was falling apart. It didn't matter what we did it felt like we were never going to dig out of the problems that we were having. Jer and I both had a big slice of humble pie. Jer and I really started to like that new country song by Tracy Lawrence, "Find Out Who Your Friends Are!" It seemed like our friends and family were taking care of us. I just want to say a big fat THANKS, and that brings me to what Jer and I have been up to lately. Jer is working for Patterson drilling. He really likes getting his hands dirty, and working hard. He works for 2 wks. on, and then has 2 wks. off. I don't know which weeks he works harder. The last two weeks he had off he and Payton went up to the cabin to help put the ceiling up. Parker and I would join them on Friday night. Friday Parker and drove up to the cabin, and near the Gold Basin turn off I saw the biggest Bull Elk I have ever seen. Of course Parker and could not find the camera, and it was too dark for a good photo anyway. So we were just content to watch it until it walked into the trees. We got to the cabin about 8 pm with no problems, but Uncle Stan & Aunt Sandy came up a couple of hours later, and the wind had blow two separate trees across the road.
Jer and Dad Nailing up the shiplap.

On Saturday we helped put up the shiplap (sp?) on the ceiling upstairs in the cabin. In the afternoon Lyman, and Stan came to the cabin, and Lyman was pretty frazzled, and I would be too if I had just tipped my backhoe over in a hole. My parents took the kids to their house on Saturday night, and Jer and I stayed at the cabin, and Sunday morning we went to see if we could help Lyman get his backhoe out, well actually I just went to make fun of him, and take some great pics of Nations Towing getting the backhoe unstuck. It was actually frozen to the ground. I went down to watch Conf. at my parents house, and left Jer to help Lyman, gather Uncle Dale's horses and bring his horse trailer down, fix the Holyoak Ranches sign, Winterize the cabin so the water wouldn't freeze, and bring Dad's 4wheeler down. Well he got all of them done except the sign, even delivering Uncle Dale's hoses. He stayed and helped Lyman fix the tire on the backhoe. On the way off of the mountain they found Uncle Paul who had bounced his spare tire out of the back of his truck and run it over, so they took that tire to Moab to get it fixed for him. Jer got home late on Monday, and was barely getting caught up on his sleep when on Wednesday his Dad called at 4:00 am to tell him that Cassie had been looking for Levi since 11 pm the night before. Jer drove to the Mountain again and found Levi right off. His truck had broken down on San Juan Lumber, and he had walked to Redd's Hunting camp and spent the night. Jer then spent the day helping Levi fix his truck. We were going to take family photos that night, but Jer didn't make it, in the previous post you will see the best I could do on my own. When Jer got home he started packing so that we could go back to the cabin to help with the ceiling again. I finished all of the Christmas boxes that I was working on, so we were able to leave on Thursday instead of making Jer wait until Friday. When we got to Moab we left the kids with my Mom and went to town, on the way home we saw Uncle Paul unloading his truck at the store so we stopped to help. Mirah and Paul had gone to the IFA show, and Mirah had won a ton and a half of bird seed lucky girl. After helping unload they started talking about the next day when the would be gathering their cows. I volunteered Jer to go, and then all the way to my parents house he complained that he didn't have his good saddle or chaps or spurs, etc... Any way I said "do you want me to call Uncle Paul and tell him you don't want to go?" and Jer told me no. So I told him to suck it up and go ride and be happy about it. So he went and got to the cabin about midnight Friday night, and bringing Megan, Lindsay, and their old roommate Kim, and another friend Jerry. Jer then told me he had spent the day helping Uncle Dale, and he ripped his pants going through the oak brush. We got some sleep, and then Saturday we spent the day putting up the ceiling in the cabin. Oh I have to put in that while we were working Uncle Lyman had to come to the cabin to ask my Dad to pull his truck out of the hole he created with his backhoe. When it was finally time to go home from the cabin Dad's truck wouldn't start because my Mom had accidentally left the key on. When they did jump start the truck it was vibrating like crazy, because his harmonic balancer had broken. Anyway it was snowing on the mountain, and he didn't want to leave his truck up there. So Jer hooked on to him and started pulling his truck down off the mountain. It didn't have brakes, power steering, or lights because of the dead battery. Jer pulled Dad's truck for a while, and then he unhooked him, and he coasted down the road using his flashlight as headlights which he would have to drop every time he came to a corner so he could use both hands to steer. Meanwhile Mom's dog got left at the cabin, and Nathan had to drive back to pick him up. I bet the friends that Megan and Lindsay brought home for the weekend thought our family was absolutely nuts. So we all finally made it home from the cabin, even Pockets. On Sunday after church Jer and I were talking about how much we loved Moab, and we were chatting with friends, and walking toward our truck when Sue Brady pulled up and asked Jer to go help the gentalmen on oxygen because he had a flat tire. Jer went over and Raymand Carling was there getting ready to help, but Jer took over, which then gave Raymond and I time to talk over some family history. I love that my husband is so approachable, it feels so much better to be helping others, then to have to be the one needing help. Okay I think that this is my longest blog ever, I hope everyone can understand it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Well I TRIED!!!

Well I tried to take fall pictures of the kids, Wow! what a pain it is with out Jer.

I also have this great shot of Payton I am definitely going to save it for blackmail.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

I can't get Jer to take pictures of his family, but he loves to take pics of wildlife. Isn't that the same thing? Kids? Wildlife? Well anyway here are some pictures that he has taken from CO to WY.