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Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday

I accidently put a picture of a dually on so I had to fix that cause we all know how Jer can get!
Jer was in Vancouver, Washington for his birthday so we didn't really get to celebrate. So when Jer's company sent him early so he could go to training later in the month we went "looking" at trucks. When I say we went "looking" I mean we really had no intention of buying. Looking for Jer is a regular past time. He loves looking at trucks, they rank right up there with looking at horses. I on the other hand I hate looking at trucks, for me it means trying to keep my kids under control, getting totally hot and sweaty in hot parking lots, and thinking way too much about money. So after not seeing Jer for way too long, I was suckered into going to look at trucks, and now we own a BRAND NEW 2009 DODGE RAM!!!



This is the stock photo of our new truck. Yes, it is a Mega Cab, and No, the kids can not reach us in the front seat it is so great.This is Jer texting while driving, actually he was taking a picture of the odmeter to send to his friends and family to rub it it that he just bought a new truck.

This is how we all felt after spending way to long at the dealership! We fixed the balloon wrapped around Parkers neck right after the photo.


Isn't my honey so cute! Happy Birthday Jer! I hope you love your present.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Oil Man's View

This is pretty old, but I just wanted to share, I don't agree with everything, but he is on the right track. Just thought I would share.

Bill spent nearly 50 years in the US oil and gas
industry; most of his career was with the Phillips
Petroleum Company. Bill is a descendant of Frank Phillips.
Frank Phillips, along with his brother
Lee Eldas (L.E.) Phillips, Sr., founded the original
Phillips Petroleum Company in 1917 in Bartlesville , OK . Do
you remember Phillips 66 gas stations? Phillips Petroleum
Company merged with Conoco, Inc., in 2002 to form the
current ConocoPhillips oil company.
So, when Bill talks about oil and gas issues, I tend
to listen - very closely. I think that you will find
Bill's thoughts and facts very revealing, very
compelling and very difficult to argue with.
As you prepare to cast your crucial ballots this
fall, please think long and hard about the far-reaching,
cumulative effects of the US political philosophies,
policies and legislation that have contributed to the
current and future US oil supply situation.
May 28, 2008
'Big Oil'
Did you know that the United States does NOT have
any big oil companies? It's true: the largest American
oil company, Exxon Mobil, is only the 14th largest in the
world, and is dwarfed by the really big oil companies--all
owned by foreign governments or government-sponsored
monopolies--that dominate the world's oil supply.
With 94% of the worlds oil supply locked up by
foreign governments, most of which are hostile to the
United States , the relatively puny American oil companies
do not have access to enough crude oil to significantly
affect the market and help bring prices down. Thus,
ExxonMobil, a 'small' oil company, buys 90% of
the crude oil that it refines for the U.S. market from the
big players, i.e., mostly-hostile foreign governments. The
price at the U.S. pump is rising because the price the big
oil companies charge ExxonMobil and the other small
American companies for crude oil is going up as the value
of the American dollar goes down. They will eventually
bleed this country into printing even more money and we
will go into runaway inflation once again as we did under
the Carter Democratic reign.
This is obviously a tough situation for the
American consumer. The irony is that it doesn't have to
be that way. The United States --unlike, say,
France --actually has vast petroleum reserves. It would be
possible for American oil companies to develop those
reserves, play a far bigger role in international markets,
and deliver gas at the pump to American consumers at a much
lower price, while creating many thousands of jobs for
Americans. This would be infinitely preferable to shipping
endless billions of dollars to Saudi Arabia , Russia , and
Venezuela to be used in propping up their economies.
So, why doesn't it happen? Because the Democrat
Party--aided, sadly, by a handful of
Republicans--deliberately keeps gas prices high and our
domestic oil companies small by putting most of our
reserves off limits to development. China is now drilling
in the Caribbean, off Cuba , but our own companies are
barred by law from developing large oil fields off the
coasts of Florida and California . Enormous oil-shale
deposits in the Rocky Mountain states could go a long way
toward supplying American consumers' needs, but the
Democratic Congress won't allow those resources to be
developed. ANWR contains vast petroleum reserves, but we
don't know how vast, because Congress, not wanting the
American people to know how badly its policies are hurting
our economy, has made it illegal to explore and map those
reserves, let alone develop them.
In short, all Americans are paying a terrible price
for the Democratic Party's perverse energy policies. I
own some small interests in tiny, 4 barrel-per-day oil
wells in Wyoming . We have 14 agencies that have iron-hand
jurisdiction over us. If we drop any oil on the ground
when the refinery truck comes to pick up oil from our
holding tanks, we are fined. Yet down the road the state
will spray thousands of gallons of used oil on a dirt road
to control dust. When it rains that oil runs into rivers
and creeks. Yet a cup of oil on the ground at our wellhead
is a $50,000 EPA fine plus additional fines from state
regulating agencies. They treat oil as if it were
plutonium that has the potential to leak into the
environment.
We are fined if our dirt berms are not high enough
around a holding tank, yet the truck that picks up our oil
runs down the road at 60 mph with no berm around it. People
wonder why there is no more exploration
in this country. It's because of the regulators;
people who have lived their whole lives doing nothing but
imposing fines on small operators like us for doing mostly
nothing.
So, America , enjoy your $4.00 per gallon
gasoline. Your dollar is now worth 0.62 Euro-Cents. The
lack of American production of GNP, the massive trade
deficit (as labor markets have moved overseas to fight
insanely high union imposed labor costs in America ) and the
run away printing of money (backed by nothing of value here
in America ) has caused the dollar to become more worthless
on the international market. And that's where our oil
comes from. It's paid for with dollars that become more
worthless everyday. If we had just kept par with the Euro,
we'd be paying $62 dollars per barrel for oil (42
gallons) or about $1.50 instead of $2.50 a gallon for crude
oil.

What the US government also does not tell you is
that it is the leaseholder and royalty recipient of most
oil production, and receives 25% of the gross oil sales
before we pay for electricity to lift the oil, and propane
to keep the oil-water separators from freezing in the
winters. We pay a pumper to visit each well every day plus
we have equipment failures all the time. We pay for that
out of our 75% of gross sales. The government does not
share in any expenses to run any production well. So, if
the Big Oil Companies are making record profits, then so is
the federal government from its 25% tax on every molecule of
oil sold to a refinery in this country. Why isn't the
government on the stand for 'record' profits?
What you don't see is this 25% of the sales price of
crude oil being siphoned away by the government. That
money, plus the road taxes, state taxes, etc., amounts to
over $1 per gallon of gasoline you are buying while the
governments only admit to about 50 cents per gallon.
To all you Democrats, when you go vote for your
candidate, a blazing liberal like Barrack Hussein Obama,
just keep in mind that their liberal spending habits will
further decrease the value of the American dollar on the
world market and your gasoline costs will hike even higher.
As they introduce more give-away programs, raise taxes on
everyone to pay people not to produce or work, your dollar
will continue to dwindle on the world market and you will
be paying $10.00 per gallon at the next election. Cheap
hydrocarbon fuel is all over.

Enjoy! Enjoy the fruits of your decision to elect these
folks when you are there in that voting booth and you stab
your pin through a Democrat's name.
William 'Bill' Phillips

Friday, May 15, 2009

May Day Celebration

Here in Gunnison May Day is a big thing, and the Elementary school puts on a big program. It got me out of a day of work so I guess it was worth it.

Here is Parker in action, sorry if it's shaking I was laughing so hard.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Spring Cleaning Give-away

I spent $7 on this duvet cover and pillow shams and it was way too much because I hate it. If you love it let me know and I will send it to your house.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Growing Stuff




I am so proud of myself. My peas are coming up! I have a black thumb, but I am trying


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Miss Payton is 5! Please look at the very end of the post

I saw this cake in a magazine and thought it looked just like Miss Payton's style, so I e-mailed it to to my Mom. A few weeks later when I was having a not so great day I got an e-mail back from my Mom saying if we would come to Moab for the weekend she would make the cake. I immediately e-mailed back and said we would be there as soon as we could.



Payton and her crazy cake

This is the quilt that my Mom made for Payton, isn't it just so cute!Payton telling me she is five.


Payton opening her presentsThanks Mom! The cake turned out awesome, thank you for letting Payton help, I think she liked that part best.


Payton ate so much frosting her tongue turned green.

Mom & Dad thanks for the fun weekend!
I am having a horrible time with the formatting of blogger if anyone has any tips let me know.
We plan on having a big friends & family get together in June so mark your calendar. We are going to get together the weekend of June 18th -21st because that is when Jer is going to be home and we want everyone to come to our house for a fun time.
  • Bar-B-Queing
  • Target Practice
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Visiting the Temple
  • The Mormon Mircale Pagent
  • Pioneer Homes
  • Quilt Show
  • Xtreme Off Road Show
  • Manti Heritage Days
  • What ever else you can think of

    We are inviting everyone, so let us know if you are coming, or ya goin' to get fed!



Monday, May 4, 2009

Easter Family Tradition





























Our favorite Easter Family Tradition is to play baseball with our Easter Eggs. Here are some fun pictures of us playing ball.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I forgot to take Parker to church!

This weekend we went to Moab to celebrate my Mom's and Payton's Birthdays. We had lots of fun, but I have to tell you what I did because I am such a space cadet, this is why we need Jeremy!
We were getting ready to leave for church and Payton just kept yelling I am riding with Grandma. Great no problem I would have rode with Grandma too, but I had to drive a different vehicle to bring my Dad home from church because my Mom had to stay late for a meeting. So my parents are leaving it there car and they have Payton with them, and I am temped to say hey do you have Parker but I didn't I just thought of course they have Parker. So I jumped in my car and drove to church. When I got the church I got out and saw my Mom, Dad and Payton walking in, but no Parker. I yelled to my Mom, "You really don't have Parker?" She said no, and I just started to laugh and thought to myself "AHHH! This is so Parker!" I swear the kid is as spacey as his Mom! So I drove back to my parents house and Parker was sitting in the front yard waiting. He told me that he had just gone in the back yard to say bye to the dogs and come back to find everyone gone. I am so glad that he didn't try to drive himself to church, because that's what Payton would have done.
Can't wait until Jer gets back home so I will stop forgetting the kids!!!