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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another cute site

These are the cuttest clothing, plus the model is so beautiful.
http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-years-eve-sweater-and-skirt.html

The Cutest Bow Blog

http://busybutlersboutique.blogspot.com/ is having a contest I so like to win. Check out her supper cute blog.

Levi - This is for you!


I just found this in my old stash, it is one of my first digital scrapbook pages.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Funny Thing I read today!

I'll keep my money, my freedom, and my guns and you can keep the "change".

Please Pray for Lyman & Sandy

I just got an e-mail from Lyman & Sandy, and they are still alive! But I am worried about the large box that I sent, it has shoes, and vitamins, just things that make life a little easier. I sent it the week of Thanksgiving, and it still hasn't gotten there. I know this isn't the most important thing in the world, but it can't hurt anything. So please pray that Lyman & Sandy will be safe, and that their box will arrive soon.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

What is going on in our crazy, mixed up, messy life.

Jer works for a drilling company Patterson, who is a contract of EnCana, EnCana tells them where to drill and when, because they own the mineral rights. His company was drilling in the Piceance Basin, for home heating oil. Due to the economy gas prices have dropped and it is more economical to leave the gas in the ground, or the gas that has already been extracted is being stored, for when prices come back up. Don't you just love how the economy works!?! So at the beginning of every year gas companies (EnCana), rewrite their contracts with the drilling companies (Patterson). So because the way that the economy is, while they are rewriting their contracts they have stacked out all their rigs, and laid off most of their employees.


When Jer started his hitch in Jan. they were told that they had 12 holes to drill (taking about 2 hitches) as the hitch went on they were told only 8 holes, then 6 holes, and then on his last day they were told they were only going to drill surfaces. He was laid off and told not to come back for the next hitch. So while I was at home I was fixing our resumes and putting in job apps. I put in for a part time booking job in Ephriam, and got it. (Crazy I called about the job on Wednesday afternoon, had an appointment within an hour, had a second interview Thursday, and then got the job on Friday, and start on Wednesday, what whirlwind.)


Jer heard that his company was doing some thermal drilling in southern Utah, so Saturday we packed up and drove through Delta, because the BLM was having a horse auction, and we wanted to look. They were beautiful, but the kids just couldn't figure out why the horses didn't want to be loved on. We then went on to Minersville to look for Patterson rigs, it was totally a whim, to see if we could find them. The first rig we found near a Thermal plant about 7 miles north of Milford, UT and it was already stacked out. We then tried to take a dirt road to I-15, but there was a little too much snow so we turned around. It's a good thing we did, because about 27 miles more and we found a Patterson drilling sign. By this time we were clear out by the Circle Four Pig farms, stinky! Anyway we got to the rig just in time to see them lay the derrick down. Jer asked if they were hiring, and the guys laughed, and asked "Why are you?" Poor guys there isn't a drilling job to be had, But we did feel better that we tried. After exhausting all of our resources, and ourselves we headed for home. We watched some moves and went to bed way too late, and then at 5 in the morning the phone rang(I HATE THAT!) It was Bob, Jer's Tool Pusher, asking if he could come to work that night. I guess the Derrickman got ran off, so today Jer went off to work to stack out the rig. I isn't long term work, but at least it is work!, which is a lot more than a lot of roughnecks have right now.

So that is our crazy whirlwind life. Thanks to all of our friends and family who have sent messages and told us about job opportunities. Thanks you guys are the best!
Parker is very worried about his Birthday so we added a countdown for it.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Life Gets Better With Age

I have always loved getting together with my cousins, I would count down the days until we could get together and run-a-muck. And we did run-a-muck, some of the craziest, messiest, funnest times ever were with my cousins. Well as we have gotten older and my cousins have married and started families we still get together for fun times, but now it is our own kids that run-a-muck.
I don't know how we have gotten so lucky with getting married and starting families, I love each and every one of their spouses so much, and I have a hard time remembering what it was like before we were all together.
Tonight we had Kurt and Jasmine's family over for business, dinner, and then they were our Ginnie pigs as we tried out the game "Ticket to Ride". It was so fun to have their family over, and our kids played so well together.
THANKS Kurt & Jasmine for the fun night, we are so lucky to have you in our lives.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Life is Pretty Ugly

I am really trying to be positive, but ever since inauguration day all I have heard about is how Obama is going to cut back on things, Guantanamo, bringing home the troops from Iraq, shutting down the mining, drilling, and forestry. I thought he was going to make more new jobs? Where are these jobs???

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sorry I should have checked snopes first.

I didn't check snopes on the preteen Montana girl shooting the home invaders, and it was made up sorry about that. http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/homeinvasion.asp

I didn't mean for this blog to get so political.

As you can see I have found a soapbox to stand on and vent my views. If you want to listen, go ahead, if you don't, then don't.

Cassie sent this to mean, and it really pulled at my heartstrings, and I was in tears just reading it. Take a look at the site, and lets see if we can influence our new President. We as a people need to be accountable for the situations that we put ourselves in.

Dear Family and Friends,
As most of you know, last night Obama made a public announcement that he is going to sign the Freedom Of Choice Act, which will allow all types of abortions including partial birth abortions, also allowing babies who are born alive due to botched up late term abortions, to be set aside without any medical care or nourishment and left to die (most of these babies have no medical problems and most of the ones that do, have things like cleft palates, club feet, things that are correctable, still they are murdered in the most cruel and inhuman way. They feel everything that is happening to them. There is more mercy for dogs that are put to sleep) This Bill also will make it mandatory for doctors and nurses to perform this murderous act even if they do not wa nt to do so. This act also allows under age teens to have an abortion, even partial birth abortions, without parental consent.

Catholic Bishops have pleaded with Obama not to go ahead with this horrible murder of innocent babies. They have also told Obama that if he persists in signing this Bill which would require even Catholic Hospitals to perform these acts of murder, they will have no choice but to close all Catholic Hospitals. Please let us join with these courageous Bishops who will go to any length to change Obama's mind. Please take a minute to sign this statement and let our voices be heard.

This is a great, informative website. You can click on the video of Obama's speech to the Planned Parenthood group where he promised that the first thing he would do if elected President would be to sign the Freedom Of Choice Act. He isn't even in the White House yet and he made a statement last night that he will go forward with his plans to sign this outrageous bill. He still can change his mind because the Bill cannot be signed until he is actually the President.

Please let your family and friends know about this Bill and ask them to also sign this petition. Even those who voted for Obama would not want him to sign this Bill. Most important, please pray for Obama's true conversion to Christianity. If he doesn't change his atheistic ways, may God have mercy on our country for the sake of the millions who would never agree with this Bill if they fully understood all that it encompasses. Please click on the web site below. It will take less than a minute of your time, doesn't cost anything and God will bless you for standing up for Him and His commandment, "Thou shalt not kill".

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good people do nothing"
Click on the link below to sign petition: http://www.fightfoca.com/

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ahh Man I should have checked Snopes first. Sorry about that. http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/homeinvasion.asp

My Father-in-law sent this to me, I am so impressed by this young girl, but on the other the hand I hope that her parents are getting her therapy. It is one thing for an adult to kill a home intruder, but for a child to have to live with that is tough.
Then on to the Illegal Aliens, I am so sick of them, Jer and I were recently rear ended by an Illegal, and he didn't have a driver's licence. He did have insurance though, crappy as it is. I am all for sending them all home.
Pre-teen with a Shotgun vs. Illegal Alien Home Invaders: Butte , Montana November 5, 2008 Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26, probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone 11 year old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home. It seems the two crooks never learned two things:
1.They were in Montana and
2.Patricia had been a clay shooting champion since she was nine. Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke through the front door of the house. She quickly ran to her father's room and grabbed his 12 gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun. Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a near point blank blast of buckshot from the 11-year-old's knee crouch aim. He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen and genitals. When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast to the left shoulder and staggered out into the street where he bled to death before medical help could arrive. It was found out later that Resindez was armed with a stolen 45 caliber handgun he took from another home invasion robbery. That victim, 50-year-old David Burien, was not so lucky. He died from stab wounds to the chest. Ever wonder why good stuff never makes NBC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, or ABC news........an 11 year old girl, properly trained, defended her home, and herself......against two murderous, illegal immigrants......and she wins, she is still alive. Now that is Gun Control! Thought for the day: Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist'


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Just so you know

I am having a hard time blogging because when we were rear ended in SLC I spilled a huge Cherry Limeade on my laptop. I am using my dinosaur computer, and it thinks that I am trying to kill it every time I blog, and posting pictures, seriously makes it groan in pain. But stay tuned I will come up with something.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Lift Where You Stand

Our theme this year in church is: "Lift Where You Stand."
So have you ever gone to Church just for the pure knowledge that if you make it throught the first hour you will get two hours of free childcare? So I want to work a little harder to lift where I stand. One of the things that I am working on is learning to play the piano, I only have chrurch music so that is a start. What else do you do to lift where you stand?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I DID IT! I KNOW I SAID I NEVER WOULD BUT I DID!

I started my own business, it is called Sassy Design Company. I have been doing wedding announcements and birth announcements for a few years now, and I would like to share my talent, so if you like my work ask me to do something for you and your family I would love to! Come and see what's new at Sassy Design Company.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Everything That is on My Mind! You can skip this one it's crazy

This is going to be a crazy blog! (let's actually call it what it is: a huge vent. You can skip this one if you want I wish I could!)
My cousins asked me how I got my comments to e-mail me, and I finally figured it out. If you want to do this go to your dashboard, click on the tab that says Settings, comments, and then go down to Comment Notifications E-mail, add your e-mail address, and save changes. Now when a comment is made on your blog you will be emailed.
This year I would like my kids to finally be all the way potty trained (I know gross, by 7 and 5 you would think they would have this down.)

I would like crazy things to stop happening to me and my family. For example: Get pulled over because Parker is standing up on the seat waving to the cop. Pay the seat belt ticket, but it gets filed in the wrong county, so Mesa county calls UT and has my licence suspended, I am never notified, so when I get pulled over for speeding the cop tells me that my licence is suspended and I get a huge fine, but the officer can't tell me why my licence is suspended. Then I have to go to all the trouble of finding out why my licence is suspended. Nobody in UT sees my licence as suspended, but when I go and try to get a CO licence I can't because it is suspended. AAHHH!!! Finally I am given a number to call in UT, and they tell me why my licence is suspend, because of non-payment of a ticket in Mesa, I show the check as cleared, so I am given Mesa co's number call them and then I have to call the state of CO. Where I am put on hold for 2 hours, finally talk to someone who says I don't have any violations, I start to cry, and she gets her supervisor. They look deeper and find out that my ticket has been filed under Pueblo co, I have never even driven in Pueblo co. So they send a letter to Mesa co. who then send a letter to UT, where I have to pay $30.00 to get my licence unsuspeded so that I can go and get a CO license. I then try to get a CO licence, but can't because their computers crashed, go back the next day and have forgotten to bring change for the parking meters, and don't want to get a ticket while I am trying to get a licence, and don't have time to go home and get change before Jer needs to leave for work leaving the kids home alone. Go back the next day and get all the paperwork done and ready to print when the computers crash again. Go back the next day and they decide that they don't like my marriage certificate, and I have never changed my SS card. So they won't give me a license, but the day before it was fine. Anyway that weekend Jer and I decided that we were moving back to UT and I didn't need to get a CO licence. Hurray! But I still had to go to court for the suspended license. I wrote down every persons name that I talked to and printed out all of my phone records and went to court. My case was thrown out, and I think that I was the only person that left traffic court smiling that day. CRAZY HUH! Well it doesn't end there.



Our family went up North for New Years, to see our friends and to attend a wedding. I was working on some of my graphic designs for the wedding on my laptop and I get headaches when we travel so I was a little grouchy. I told Jer that if he got me a soda with ice I would be much happier. Well I guess I lied, because we hadn't even driven a block and we were rear ended and I punctured my cup with my thumb and dumped Cherry limeade all over my laptop. Hence I was still grouchy. The person that rear ended us was Hispanic and spoke English fine until the cop showed up and then he pulled that" I no speak Ingles" crap! Anyway I was drenched and I was trying to clean off my laptop and get the battery pulled out of it. So Jer hears the officer saying something to the effect that you shouldn't be driving if you don't have a drivers license. So we are thinking oh great, but he filled out the paperwork and the cop told us that he did have insurance. So we thought okay. Well for the last couple of days I have been trying to figure out his insurance turns out he gave me a bogus policy number, and his insurance company couldn't look up his policy under his DL # because he didn't have one. So I called him today, and I was nice at first. Then he made the mistake of hanging up on me. So I called back and the idiot answered the phone, and I let it fly. (Don't worry Payton was at pre-school!) He started pulling his "No Speak Ingles" crap with me and I flat out told him that wouldn't fly with me. Got off the phone with him with no success, and then his Dad called me. His Dad seemed to think that Jer caused the accident and that I was the insurance adjuster? AHH What, so I then called the West Valley Police Dept and some nice lady got me a very productive detective who looked into it and had me a real insurance policy number within minutes. So then I called his insurance company and they were very rude to me. They wanted to know about the damage of the other car, I don't know, shouldn't your policy holder already have called you???? So I have filed the claim.



The other thing that happened was when we going to get an estimate on the car Payton was putting her jacket on, but had her arms stuck in it. She was knocked down by the Dog and fell off the cement steps and landed on her face on the cement. AHHH! So then we went and got the estimate, which was chore because as many of you already know the back of my jeep is already cratered from a previous owner. When we got home I called one of our family friends, because I knew that the wife worked for a dentist, her daughter was very nice and gave me the # I called and got Payton an appointment for the next day. What I thought was very sweet and thoughtful was later on that evening the family friends phoned to see if there was anything that they could do. How thoughtful I love living in a small pleasant community.





These two post show the how my jeep looked when I bought it, I know I am an idiot, and I am learning my lesson over and over again!

The little tiny bend in the license plate is what happened when we were rear ended.


These vampire teeth were Payton's prize for being so good at the Dentist.

Just so I can end on a good note, I made the most beautiful whole wheat bread on Monday. I just had to take a picture. I hope that Lyman and Sandy stop by and see that I really can make bread, but it still isn't as good as my Mom's Pretty and good, dang I'm good!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How Much Have You Done?

KEEP DREAMING!!
Rules are: Anything you have done has to be in bold. How much have you done?
1. Started your own blog (I have two now.)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a Praying Mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Been to the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a Home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke (I wish this one wasn't bolded)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (Huntington Beach, while in California for my Grandpa's funeral. Called Jer & the kids on the phone and let them listen to the ocean.
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing (on the list)
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (on the list)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater (on the list)
55. Been in a movie (no Jer is the actor in this family.)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (Yes just this week! www.sassydesigncompany.blogspot.com)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason (Jer is the BEST!)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp (on the list)
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial (on the list)
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Tied a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (you mean the big ditch!)
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem (on the list)
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox (2x)
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake (nope and I live in UT)
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Visited Italy (on the list)

Okay TAG you're it.

Guess Where Payton is!

At Pre-School!
I finally found a preschool for Payton and we are both so happy.

Monday, January 5, 2009

What the main stream media isn't showing us

My Sister-in-law shared this with me. Thanks Cassie!
Largest Re-enlistment Ceremony - Ever

I'm sure you already know about this. It was shown over and over on TV, right?
OK, so maybe it wasn't shown over and over, but surely it was shown on TV at least one time, wasn't it ?
This was the largest re-enlistment ceremony ever held in military history. The ceremony was held on the 4th of July, 2008 at Al Faw Palace, Baghdad , Iraq . General David Petraeus officiated. This amazing story was ignored by the 'mainstream' media.
For those who have been in the Al Faw Palace, you'll have a better appreciation of the number of people crammed around the rotunda supporting the re-enlisting soldiers.

American men and women volunteering to stay longer in Iraq, so that when we leave, the new democracy will have a chance of surviving, is the exact opposite of what the media wants you to think about Iraq. If only a bomb had killed 5 civilians in a marketplace - now that's the kind of news the media is eager to tell you about.

A pizzeria in Chicago donated 2000 pizzas that were made and shipped to Baghdad , and were delivered on the 4th.
The media did report that 2000 pizzas were sent to Iraq on July 4th... The only part they left out of the report was the event for which the pizzas were sent.
I can't help but wonder...
What would the opinion of Americans be if they weren't getting such obviously biased 'news?'
THANK YOU TO ALL THE MILITARY! THANK YOU TO ALL THE MILITARY WIVES, HUSBANDS, CHILDREN, BROTHERS, SISTERS, MOTHERS, FATHERS, GRANDPARENTS. THANK YOU FOR SEVERING OUR COUNTRY, EVEN WHEN OUR COUNTRY MAKES IT SO HARD TO DO.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas Eve PJ's

Our family tradition to get PJ's on Christmas Eve.
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Christmas Family Fun

Mom and her candy cane cast
My family helping with our family stockings
Don't Eat Pete!
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Christmas Outfits 2008

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