Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Look What I Did Today

There's More Where That Came From
So, for a long time I have given Trent a really hard time about ALL the trees in our yard. (He is boarder-line obsessive about trees.) There are many who refer to him as a "conservative tree-hugger." Anyway, my point is that I try not to complain anymore. Especially since I have been able to make my favorite Apricot Jam.
This is a picture of the largest of Trent's many Apricot trees in our backyard(maybe 3 years old). He is very proud of his orchard and if you're ever over to our house I dare you to try and get out of a "Tree Tour" from Trent. It is very sweet to see him and the kids out picking fruit together. I'm sure many life lessons will be taught while picking fruit through the years.

Sorry honey for giving you such a hard time about your trees. Thanks to you we are going to have our year supply of Apricot Jam this year.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Just For Laughs

A friend of mine told me about this video clip so I looked it up...SO FUNNY! Usually I'm not the type of person to sit at my computer and just watch funny videos but this is totally worth looking up. There is some really good stuff here. I'm thinking if we could get Andy to be our film crew there are enough of us out there we could totally pull one of these off. Take a peek & tell me what you think. Jenny I know you could come up with a good one.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Pioneer Day/ 5K Run

In Utah the 24th is a State holiday and therefore we make a big deal out of Pioneer Day! Our Ward sponsored a 5K walk/run this morning as part of our day long celebration. I had asked Hayden if he wanted to run it and he said "Yes" but he was afraid I would beat him and then he would really be "embarrassed." I took that as a complement! Anyway...HE TOTALLY KICKED MY BUTT!!!! I was so proud of him. He ran the entire way and came in 3rd overall, only losing to two older guys who are total runners. Anna D. & I ran a respectable race and came in 1st in the "Mom" category (Whatever that means.) We did get these really cool SOLID SILVER plated plastic medals. You'll have to check out Hayden's post on his Blog about his 1st 5K. I think that kid has a future in long distance running.
So I officially have 2 5K races under my belt which leads me to my next goal I would really like to accomplish. I am hoping by putting this out into the World Wide Blog World I can make this an official declaration. I AM GOING TO TRY AND GET OFF THE LIQUID CRACK I HAVE BEEN ON FOR YEARS AKA: DIET COKE. Can I make that any more bold? This does mean however I would like to replace it with something else. Any suggestions people, and don't give me that whole "Water is so good for you" CRAP. I'm not a big water drinker. So HELP, give me some suggestions, preferably nothing with artificial sweeteners.
Back to our Pioneer Day Celebration:
We had a nice bike parade, potluck at the Bishops house, followed by a miniature golf course throughout the neighborhood where our house was one of the lucky stops...NOT! We got asked the night before at 9:30 pm so our Hole was pretty much GHETTO! It started out looking like a garage sale in our front yard. Oh well, we got a nice plate of goodies from the Activities Committee as a "Thank You"! No, Thank You! Then I believe there was a nice Fireworks display down the street which I chose to pass on...duh! SYTYCD was on T.V. tonight. Anyway, all in all it was a nice day.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Movie Review

If you grew up on ABBA like me, love musicals, can handle some not so good singing, and are okay with being in a movie theater with ALL women and a few gay men you should TOTALLY go see this movie. I give it 2 thumbs up and would even go see it again, which I NEVER do. Thanks to Anna D. for coming along with me and making it a very memorable evening.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Flash Back Friday 1982 Style

First of all I want to thank ALL of my Friends who commented on my last post. It really did me make feel sooooo much better to read all your comments and words of encouragement.

I love my brothers and sisters. They are some of my best friends ever!!! We grew up so close together and were always playing with each other. Being the oldest of 8 kids was such a blessing for me. I have so many fond memories growing up in a large family. I found this picture that was probably taken our first day of school 1982. My Mom always had a tradition of taking our picture on the 1st day of school. I started the same tradition with my kids. Hopefully they will be able to pull up those old pictures someday and have fond memories of there childhood too. These are some of the most amazing people I know. I love you guys!!


Me(5th grd.), Tim(4th grd.), Sherod(2nd grd.), Emily (1st grd.), Amanda (Kindergarten)

Amanda, I can't believe how much you look like Beccca in this picture.

Good times!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I don't know how else to sum up how I have been feeling about life lately then a single word...FRUSTRATION! I really feel like I have had nothing to blog about yet I feel that this may be the perfect outlet for to me just vent all my frustrations out into the WWW. I am hoping that by doing this maybe I can release all that negative energy and turn over a new leaf (ya right that's a whole load of psycho babble crap.) Anyhow, I am going to unload some of my frustrations so here goes. If you don't want to be totally irritated with me, this would be the point you hit your go back button and check some happy person's blog.

I'm going to number them for my own personal benefit. Let's hope I don't have to go past 10.

1. I'm frustrated I can't keep my house clean. It doesn't help I have 5 of the laziest kids to clean up after. Like my Dad use to call us kids growing up "You're all just a bunch of LAZY BOUNDERS." How many more weeks till school starts??????????

2. I'm frustrated I can't get through THE HOST. I've had this book since summer started and no matter what I do every time I sit down to read it I get interrupted, I get lost in the story, or I can't keep my eye's open. I've actually just finished another book I started after THE HOST and had no problem reading it. What is it with this book I can't through it?

3. I'm so frustrated (notice I added "so") that I have been working my butt off running, swimming, lifting weights, and I still have this badonkadonk butt. Oh, I guess that's because I haven't been working my butt off. But it feels like I have. Thanks to my most awesome work out buddy ever we have really been trying to get into shape, yet I'm NOT seeing the results like I think I should. Give me reason to keep going.

4. Being the Ward Choir Director is SOOOOOOOOOO frustrating. I don't even know what more to say about this except for that you are at the mercy of those who are willing to volunteer there time to come. For those of you who have been coming and run across this comment...Thank You!

5. I'm frustrated I can't get organized enough to make a menu, or a shopping list to go to the grocery store at the beginning of the week and have all the meals planned for the week. Why is it that every day around 3 pm I say to myself "What are we going to have for dinner today." Then I proceed to raid the cabinets and freezer before deciding I need to run to the store. UUHHGG!


7. On a personal note I'm frustrated that I don't feel like I'm being the best Mom or Wife that I can. I read this really good book this week, and though it was very thought provoking it made me realize I need to be working harder each day to be a better person. There's NOTHING I can do about the people around me so what I really need to be doing is working on myself. WOW. That's a little too heavy.

8. I'm frustrated that I can't get all my old customers to pay up and that means if I want to see any of that money that I am going to have to get ugly and take them to court. WHATEVER!

9. I still need to sell my old work van.

10. I can't list a #10. That would really make me look like an ungrateful brat. I will end with say this...I have even more things to be grateful for. I'm just having a moment here. Soon to be followed up by a really good scream, then a deep breath, and then I should be ready to move on and do my best...right?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Movie Review

Trent took me to see Hancock tonight, and I loved it. I would recommend this movie, and that's a first for the blog. We both agreed it was a good Guy & Girl flick. It was action with a love story side to it. Take my word for it and go see it. Besides, does Will Smith make bad movies? He is the Fresh Prince of Bel Air after all.

*Thanks Babe for the night out, your the best!