Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It has finally begun!!!

As you can tell by the new background harvest has officially began!!! For those of you who don't know, Dustin is a grain inspector and any time grain is bought, sold or transported it has to be inspected. And at this time of the year I get to be a grain widow, at least that is what I lovingly refer to harvest time as. Dustin is gone as long as the farmers are working, usually sunup to sundown sometimes later. Harvest usually starts around the 24th of July and goes til Labor day, but because we had such a wet spring everything is running a little later and we don't know if that means harvest will last longer or just be more intense. I'm not sure which to hope for.

Monday, July 28, 2008

She's gone!

MaKady is gone on an adventure with Gammy and Grandpa Mike. MaKady wrote a report on Couer D'alene, Idaho in school this year and Grandpa Mike and Gammy said they'd never been there so they all planned a trip to go visit. They left on Friday morning and will be back this Friday night. They stayed in Dillon, Montana; Couer D'alene, Idaho; and are now in Seattle, Washington visiting my aunt then they will go to Boise, Idaho before coming home. I told MaKady on the phone I don't know if I miss her or I'm just jealous and wish I could be with her. I hope she is having a wonderful time and I'm sure she'll have lots to blog about when she gets home.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Meggan's been tagged!

From the mind of a 7 1/2 year old.

1. What is something your mom/dad always says to you?
Meggan: Please watch your sister.
2. What makes your mom/dad happy?
Meggan: When I do my funny nose trick.
3. What makes mom/dad sad?
Meggan: If I don't do what they say the first time.
4. How does your mom/dad make you laugh?
Meggan: Dad does by his funny voices. Mom does by tickling me.
5. What was your mom/dad like as a child?
Meggan: I don't know I wasn't there.
6. How old is your mom/dad?
Meggan: Mom is 33. Dad is 37
7. How tall is your mom/dad?
Meggan: Mom is taller then me. Dad is taller then her.
8. What is your mom/dad's favorite thing to do?
Meggan: Go on a walk.
9. What does your mom/dad do when you're not around?
Meggan: Talk a lot.
10. If your mom/dad becomes famous, what would it be for?
Meggan: For being funny.
11. What is your mom/dad really good at?
Meggan: Exercising and making cookies.
12. What is your mom/dad not so good at?
Meggan: Mom is not good at being the dad and Dad isn't good at being the mom.
13. What does mom/dad do for a job?
Meggan: Mom watches on the kids and Dad does the Grain.
14. What is your mom/dad's favorite food?
Meggan: Dad's is ketchup. Mom's is ice cream.
15. What makes you proud of your mom/dad?
Meggan: They tuck me in at night.
16. If your mom/dad was a cartoon character, who would they be?
Meggan: Dad would be popeye and Mom would be Sleeping Beauty.
17. What do you and your mom/dad do together?
Meggan: Hang out together. Go camping and ride bikes.
18. How are you and your mom/dad the same?
Meggan: We both are blonde and blue eyed.
19. How are you and mom/dad different?
Meggan: I can burp better then either one of them.
20. How do you know your mom/dad loves you?
Meggan: They tell me.
Now we tag: MaKady, Paige, & Kenidee

Monday, July 21, 2008


Who better to get into trouble with then a cousin? My sister Kristy and I have kids that are stair stepped. I had one, she had one, I had one, and so on. We have our little one that passed away, then 2 girls, a boy, and a girl and she has 2 girls, a boy, and a girl. They just happen to have built in playmates when these cousins come to visit. The pictures are of our youngest two and the mud puddle they discovered when the Ashby's came to visit this weekend. By the time they were done they were both covered in mud and ready for a bath, although it was tempting to just send them through the sprinkler to get clean:-)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

In Memory of my Dad!

This is a picture of a rose bush that is now blooming in my yard. The rose bush was given to my mom from her brothers and sisters after my dad died and this last spring we transplanted the bush to our new home. I have been so worried that it wouldn't survive the move but it looks so beautiful that I thought I would take a picture and share a few thoughts about my dad. My dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor in July of 2003 and passed away in June of 2004. He is an incredible man. I learned many things from my dad and many things about myself just from being around him. He loved the outdoors, riding his 4-wheeler, camping, dutch oven cooking. He also loved to help anyone. That's why he was involved in the fire dept. and search and rescue. He coached soccer. He was my coach for 9 years and then went on to coach my sisters team for years after that. One of the memories my kids have of papa was sitting next to him in church and reaching in his suit coat pocket and finding candy just for them each Sunday. I miss having him around to see what my kids are learning but I'm sure he gets to check in on them from heaven every once in awhile.

Monday, July 14, 2008


These pictures are only funny if you know my husband and his relationship with ketchup. He loves the stuff. He will eat it on anything that has meat in it, and I mean anything. Well it looks like at least one of our kids have developed an obsession for the stuff as well.

Friday, July 11, 2008

I'm working on a new goal and thought I would share. Dustin and I joined Gold's Gym a long long time ago while there was only a preview center in Pocatello and we decided last year to put our membership on hold til the full gym is open. Well the new gym is up and running and it is awesome so we started our membership again and a couple of nights a week I am meeting him after work and after he has a chance to work out and then I get a chance. I've only done weights twice and I'm really looking forward to taking some classes when the kids go back to school. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Kristy tagged me and so here we go.....

20 years ago.
1. I was 13 and going into 8Th grade.
2. I was a big flirt loved chasing boys.
3. I played soccer for the high school team.

10 years ago.
1. I had just had MaKady.
2. I had one semester left in the vo-tech program at ISU.
3. We were living in our first home in Inkom.

5 years ago.
1. This is the summer my father was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
2. I was huge pregnant with Brock.
3. My brother returned home from his mission.

3 years ago.
1. We went to Hawaii in December 2005!
2. We were living in our 3rd home in Inkom.
3. Dustin and I got into amazing shape in that year and somehow haven't found our way back yet but we're working on it again.

1 year ago.
1. We had just moved into our fourth home in Inkom. The joke is we are beautifying this town one home at a time.
2. We were pretty much doing the same thing. Not alot has changed.

1. I got caught up on the laundry from this extra long weekend.
2. We had a family home evening including story, hide and seek, and no bake cookies.
3. I got a nap.

1. I cleaned house so the activity day girls 8-9 could meet here this morning.
2. We just got back from free lunch in the park.
3. I am going to the gym tonight. I haven't been in a year. SO YEAH ME!!!

1. We are going to Idaho Falls to do a temple assignment.
2. I am going to do newspapers at 5:15 a.m. any one for an early morning walk?
3. It also anti-procrastion day! I need to accomplish something I have been procrastinating.

Next year
1. I will weigh 20 lbs less. YEAH ME!!!!
2. We will keep working on improving the home we live in and debating whether we want to move again. We go throught that feeling every 2-5 years.
3.Not sure what else, sorry I am pretty boring.

I tag Cortney, Pricilla, and Guppy!!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

A New Look!

It was time for a new look and maybe some new "motivation". I haven't cut my hair since last summer for my mom's wedding and I tried really hard to grow it out but it just didn't look good so time for something new. I really like it I can scrunch the natural curl I have, straighten it, flip it out or just turn it under like in the picture. Now the question is do I color it or see just how dark it will go....

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Riding Horses!

Later in the day on the 4th of July we went to Soda Springs to celebrate Dustin's dad's birthday. We had a really nice BBQ and then went to their corral's and the kids got to ride Darky in the round corral. They had a blast and even Gracie rode all by herself with Dustin leading the horse. We ended the day watching fireworks in Lava. It was a beautiful day spending time with the kids.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of JULY!!!

It's a tradition to take a picture of our kids in front of our current home on the morning of the 4th before we head off to the parade and a fun filled day in the park. We have lots of fun things planned for later in the day and I'll post those pictures tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Date Night!!!

Once a month Dustin and I take turns taking one of our kids on a date. It was Brock's turn and he wanted to go bowling. He beat me the first 4 frames. And even with the bumpers neither one of us broke 100. How sad is that. What a great kid! We had a fun time. It was the ultimate kids night we had dinner at McDonald's, went bowling at ISU, and stopped at tastee treat for ice cream. He kept running ahead of me and I told him that wasn't being a gentleman that he should wait for his date, hold her hand when they crossed the street and open the door for her. At the very next door he ran to hold it open for me and before I could even step all the way through he said very sarcastically, "Your Welcome" it was so cute. I am so grateful for the time we get to spend with our sweet kids. It doesn't last long enough.