Sunday, December 5, 2010

Wowzers...been awhile!

Hello...anyone still out there? I don't blame you if you're not. :)

Another Musettes concert has come and gone. We just finished up our Christmas Concert for 2010 and it went was alot of fun to do, and I am glad it turned out so well. Lots of hard work by many wonderfully talented people, and I am truly blessed to be involved!!!

Also...HOUSE IS DONE!!! Can you believe it? I know it probably went fast cuz I haven't posted forever huh. We should have our final inspection Monday. We did start moving some things in today in anticipation! We are anxious to be moved in and settled!!! And then...have a some down time to relax. If we are lucky...maybe we can have a relaxing Christmas in our new home. I will have to post some pics of the fun things we did in our house. I love how it turned out!!! And I can't wait to share!!!

Better jet, I am beyond ready for sleep tonight. More later!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


typed a blog post...and forgot to post it!!! Yikes!!! Posted now...although most of those things are done...over...finished!!!

1) Concert is over!!! It was FAB!!! All went really GREAT and was a ton of fun.

2) Still awaiting on the house...road DONE...street lights...DONE....recorded with the city....NOT DONE...but any day now! House plans are ready to go and the loan is too! Just got to get the blasted thing recorded and LEGAL!!! This really is going to do me in! I swear!!! Hard to be patient! SOON!!!

3) Kid are out for the Summer!!! Good and Bad...sleeping in is being bored is bad! Mitch is life-guarding at the YMCA. Good place for him to be. Sydney is doing Summer volleyball, that is good too! Moony is going to be doing some art/painting stuffz...good too. Tyler...well, we are in the works...maybe swim lessons? Lots of Wii playing that is for sure!

That is about it for now!

Check back soon for house updates!!! And....keep your fingers crossed...and your prayers coming!!! :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's official!!!

I have gone from LAMER!!! Pretty sure....MOST LAME is approaching quickly. I know...shocking....hasn't been a year yet again and I am writing on my blog. Hopefully more to come.

Things are heating up at our house.

1) Concert week is next, that came up fast. Week full of rehearsals and dress rehearsals and 2 concerts. How fun is that!!! I am really excited to see it all come together. it is going to be a lot of fun!!! You all better come!!! And 1 reader of you! hehehe...really, it is going to be you better come! The Musettes are gonna rock!!!

2) We are super close to getting our house started. YAHOOOO!!!! Melissa...can you hear me in Virginia??? The road is almost done, just waiting on asphalt and that won't happen till the blasted thunderstorms taper off a bit. Once the lot is recorded we can start. Plans are is ready...and WE ARE READY!!! Everyone is anxious and things have been a bit tense round here cuz I think everyone is scared to get their hopes up. Been dashed a time or two. We are very HOPEFUL!!! Can't wait to keep you all posted on the going's on!!!

3) School year is almost kids are extra busy it seems. Been a good year...but we are ready for a break around here. Even some sunshine would help a tad! Kids are figuring out classes for next year and applying and auditioning where needs be....phew.

Keep checking back...hopefully lots of good news coming up!!!



Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wow....I'm bloggin again

I was gonna shoot for a year...but just couldn't do it. Call me an over-achiever I guess! Hehehehe. Decided I need to get back to blogging. Been avoiding it for WAY too long. Here's to hoping the new owl background will inspire me! Hooo Hooo!!

Been a long while so I won't catch up all at steps, one day at a time right? Don't want to chase away any remaining readers in ghost-ville!

If you are still out there??? Welcome back!!!

Been busy...chasing kids. What else would I be doing??? Kids are busy as ever, doing all kinds of activities and doing great at everything as usual!

Mitch is playing Football for Vallivue again this year. Not sure he is loving it...likes to play but I think is conditioning for Basketball. Crazy kid!!!

Sydney is playing Volleyball for the Freshman Team at Vallivue High...yes campers, she is a Freshman. She is LOVING it...that girl....who woulda thunk it. She is a FIERCE competitor. Hates to lose!!! In fact, her team just won their home tourney on Saturday. Twas sweet it was...beat two teams that trounced them earlier this year in league play. Sweet it was!!! She played FAB...she is a setter and starting to hit too. Gotta put her in the stretcher though....see if we can't force a couple more inches out of her!!!

Moon Hee is doing stats for the VB team...good for her and she is good at it. She is a perfectionist kinda gal, so keeping the book all squared away is right up her alley!!! She is keeping busy with school too....loves art and all the fun social stuff that comes with High School. She is a Freshman too...yes...I have 2 Freshman girls! Call me crazy!!! I am!!! If you don't know who Moon Hee (Moony) is...she came on a foreign exchange from Korea. The plan was to have her stay for 6 months and send her home....but we fell in love...and we are keeping her. Hopefully forever!!! Trying to adopt her and keep her for good! She is a sweet girl!!!

Tyler is playing Optimist Football again this year!!! First year in pads and full gear and first year tackling! Kid is a beast I tell you. Besides being bigger than most kids his age...he has an extremely HIGH pain threshold. Talk about a football coaches dream come true right? He loves it and is doing very well!!!

As for us old folks??? Staying busy as ever. I decided to start doing things for myself...still love the kids and do TONS for them, but realized...gotta love me too! So...I am doing some things I always wanted to do!!! I joined a singing group here in town called "The Musettes". It rocks! Well, mostly old ladies...but they rock, let me tell ya!!! We do two concerts a year and practice every Thursday and it is making me stretch and grow and do things I never thought I could! Also...I started taking private singing lessons. Sydney has been taking and has a FAB I decided to take too. I have only had 2 lessons...and wow, I have a lot to learn. But...better later than never right???

Well, probably should call it a post and stop for today....more to come I promise!

Hope there are still a few of you left out there...wandering aimlessly in cyberland!!!

Love you...and I have missed you!!!



Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Made me giggle

Marital Problems

An elderly gentleman was invited to an old friends' home for dinner one evening. He was impressed by the way his buddy preceded every request to his wife with endearing terms such as: Honey, My Love, Darling,Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc. The couple had been married almost 70 years and, clearly, they were still very much in love.While the wife was in the kitchen, the man leaned over and said to his host, 'I think it's wonderful that, after all these years, you still call your wife those loving pet names.

The old man hung his head. 'I have to tell you the truth,' he said, 'Her name slipped my mind about 10 years ago and I'm scared to death to ask her what it is!

Hope your February is going GREAT!!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Wowzers...2009 already! That sure came up fast. Honestly, I am ready for a new year! Ready for a fresh start on things....and hopefully we can have better "fortune" this year! Would love to get our land developed and get our house built! I am ready to be living in my own house again!!!

We had a pretty mellow new years eve. Mitch went to the Stake New Years party (they made it 14 and up this my girlie's couldn't go), Sydney and Moon Hee went to a party at Madi Bauer's house...and Randy, Tyler and I just stayed home and watched movies and played the Wii. It was good for everyone I think!!!

I am hoping we will all be in bed at a respectful hour tonight....I am tired!!!

Happy New Year all my friends!!! Love you all!!! Best of luck and may all your wildest dreams come true this 2009!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Holy December Batman!!!

Can you believe it is December already? where did the year go already! I am guilty of serious blog neglect. I think it is a federal crime I know!!! But...hey I am here now so, upward and onward!!!!

November in review....

Twilight. LOVED it. Went in with fair to partly cloudy expectations and came out pretty surprised! I thought it followed the book pretty well, maybe a little choppy but all in all I liked at alot! I took my darling sweet daughter Sydney who is 13 and has read Twilight more times than she has read the Book of Mormon (sad but true what can I say). We bought tickets to go at midnight and once again I expected it to be a mad house and it was not too bad. We had a lot of fun and DEF some Mother/Daughter bonding time. She LOVED the movie more than air I think...she loves Edward and Emmett and Jasper, ok...she loved them all. It was fun to watch her and all the others like her (13-16 year old girls) getting all giddy and squealing when Edward came on screen for the first time! Made me giggle and reminded me of my youth and my deep unchanging and devout love for Donny Osmond! Yes...I had a poster of him and Marie on my wall and Marie had holes all over her face from where I threw darts at her! Ok...maybe I needed some counseling but at least I am being honest now right? All in was a fun night and a fun movie!!!

Also in November. Mitch turned 16. in the H. E. double hockeysticks did I become old enough to have a 16 year old??? I don't get it...last I remember I was like 20. Seriously!!! Argh. Oh well...he is a great kid and we had planned on having a ginormous party with everyone and their dog...doing all kinds of crazy things for the big 16 year old celebration party. About 2 weeks before his bday he asked if he could invite just a few 5-6 friends over to our place and play video games....ahhh, hello??? YES!!! Way easier and cheaper!!! Thought that was all a go...until. About 1 week before his bday, he comes into my bedroom pretty late at night and proposes a new plan? Yikes a 16 year old with a plan...I was sure involved a new car and the answer would be NO!!!! For sure! Anyway...he gets all serious and says..."Mom....I have been thinking. What if instead of a bday party, I ask a girl on a date and you and dad take my date and I on a you me the ropes on how a date should go?" I was like....uh.....YES!!! What a FAB idea. Sometimes that kid really does have a brain!!! So...that is what we did and it was really fun! Took his sweet date (Jacqueline Bauer) and him to PF Changs (super yummy) for dinner and then came back here and watched Kung Fu Panda with all the family. What a super fun first date idea! We had a blast, the rest of the family had a blast...and I hope he and Jacqueline did too! How grown up is that! I think it will become a tradition with the other kids too now! Very fun idea!!!!

Also in ended YAHOO!!! And basketball began...sniff sniff...back to running again. Mitch made the Sophomore team. We were kinda hoping for JV...but all his buds made the SO team too and their coach is a super rock star. should be a great year! Yahoo!!! First game is tomorrow so we'll see how that goes! Wish them luck!!! November. My folks stopped on their way home from the Senior Pro Rodeo finals in Winnemuca to spend a weekend with us. I never get them for longer than 36 we just enjoy the time whilst they are here! :) He had an early Christmas with them which was alot of fun...who doesn't like early presents!!! And...I got to put my trees up! Yahoo!!!! I could leave them up all year round for reals! LOVE THEM!!! were are on Dec 1 and my trees have been up for one whole month! Hehehehe. Love it!!!

November was a great month, and now that I see how fun it was I feel bad for not blogging more about it! Oh well...I will try and do better!
Also...I found this super cute lil antique rocking chair on Craigslist and got it for...are you ready??? $35 bucks! What a steal. I LOVE IT!!! And it loves me!!!

Merry December to all!!! Hope your Christmas plans are all ready and you are ready for a fun relaxing holiday season! I know I am!!!