Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Snow Day

Saturday morning Ryan was meeting a friend to go duck hunting. I had to wake up at 6:45 am to take him to Tom's house. When I walked outside there was 6 inches of snow on the ground. YUCK!!! I cleaned the car off and took him over to Tom's house without to much trouble. The main roads weren't that bad. On my way home I was OK until I got to the driveway. When I went to pull into the driveway I slid and missed it and ended up on my lawn. Well let me tell you now, I should have stayed there. But oh no I couldn't do that. I just had to try and get back in the driveway. Well I was STUCK!!!! I finally got myself off my lawn only to get my front tires stuck in the gutter so the rest of my car is sticking out in the street. It is now 7:30 and to early in the morning to wake the neighbors and of coarse Ryan isn't home to help me. So what am I going to do? I sat there and tried to go forward and backward for about 15-20 min. I thought to myself what do I do when Ryan isn't home and I need help, Call Dad. Well that doesn't do any good when their power is out and their cell phones aren't turned on. Finally my neighbor across the street walked over and scared the crap out of me. He started to dig me out and then another neighbor came and started to help him. After about another 15 min. they got me out and I was back in my driveway. I got my snow blower out and got the snow cleared away. I vowed not to leave my house for the rest of they day when Samantha came in to tell me she had to go to violin lessons. Oh crap is all I had to say. I now had to drive her 3 blocks up the street in the snow that hasn't been plowed. I got her there just fine but on the way home when I was turning onto my street I slid and almost ended up on my neighbors lawn. It wasn't quit so traumatic as earlier and I was able to get myself out after only a few minutes but I went home and I stayed until the plows came through the neighborhood. By the time it was done snowing we had 9 inches of snow. Thank goodness for snow blowers. I would hate to shovel it all.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Well this last weekend was very busy but a lot of fun. Ryan started it out by going duck hunting with a few friends on Thanksgiving morning. He was successful and got a few ducks but he knows better then to bring them home. He has a couple friends that don't mind taking them off his hands. I don't think that I could eat them. He says I should try but I can't bring myself to do it.

Later that day we went to my parents house for dinner. It's pretty crazy there when we get everyone together. There was 27 of us for dinner and most of those were kids. We had a good time cooking and setting everything up before. After dinner it was nice to sit down and laugh with my sisters. We can't get together without laughing so hard it brings us to tears.

The next morning we were going to go to the West Valley Christmas Parade with my family but about 5am I woke up with the worst headache of my life. So I called my sister Jodi to let her know that we weren't going to go and she told me she was in the same boat.

Later that day we decided to go to the Cheesecake factory for lunch. We went with Jodi, Mark, Jayne, and the kids. It was a pretty good place. I would have to recommend it. After I still wasn't feeling so hot so I went home and took a much needed 4 hour nap. That was the best. I didn't have any kids home to bug me. They were all off to friends or at Nana's house. After my nap I went with Nancy, Cadie, Nana, Papa, and the kids to see the movie Enchanted. I must say that I liked it. I wasn't sure that I would be it was good.

Saturday morning Ryan woke up early to go duck hunting again. He has a lot of fun doing that. I don't see the fun in sitting in the duck marsh and getting wet waiting for a duck to fly over so you can shoot the poor thing. How is that fun? But whatever floats his boat. That night we went to dinner with Brynn, Chad, Cadie, Kristen, and Kamron at Red Robin. After dinner Ryan and Chad went to the Tool concert and had a pretty good time.

Sunday we went to Payson for Myra's blessing. It was nice to see everyone again.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Marriage Castle

Last week Ryan worked on President Oaks house. On the last day that he was there Sister Oaks pulled him aside and asked if he was LDS. Ryan told her yes and then she asked if he had any kids. Ryan told her that he had 3. She then gave him 3 testimony gloves for the kids. They are white gloves with one picture on each finger of God the father, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, the Temple, and President Hinckley. Dylan was showing Nancy his glove. She asked him what each picture was. When he got to the picture of the Salt Lake Temple he told her it was a picture of the marriage castle. And then he continued to say to me "You know mom the one you got married in". Needless to say Nancy and I had a pretty good laugh. At least he knows what we do in there.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Crazy Hair Day

It was "Crazy Hair Day" at school today. This is how Mckenzie went to school. I don' think that it gets crazier then this. She was very worried that today wasn't Wednesday. I had to promise her several times that it is Wednesday.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Quiz Time!!!!

1. Height? 5' 9"
2. Have you ever smoked? No
3. Do you own a gun? Yes Ryan does
4. Favorite kind of music? Rock
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Sometimes
6. What do you think of hot dogs? YUCK
7. What's your favorite kids movie?
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Neither, I would love a coke if I didn't just give it up
9. Can you do push ups? No
10. Is your bathroom clean? It could be cleaner
11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My ring
12. Do you like painkillers? Yes
13. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex? The only person I lure is Ryan and that doesn't take much.
14. Do you have A.D.D.? No
15.City and State you were born in? Salt Lake City, UT
16. Middle Name? Lynette
17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? I wish dinner was done, 2 more hours until Desperate Housewives, I really don't want to work tomorrow.
18. Name the last 3 things you have bought? Gas, Food, and Spiderman 3
19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink: Water, Juice, Water. (I wish I could list coke)
20. Name 3 of your favorite restaurants: Cafe Rio, Barbacoa, Chili's
21. Name 4 friends that you can talk to about anything: Ryan, Jodi, Melanie, Jayne
22. Current worry? Can't think of one
23. Current hate? Bad drivers
24. Favorite place to be? With my family
25. How did you ring in the New Year? I think I was working.
26. Where would you like to go? Paradise Island, Bahamas
27. Do you own slippers? Yes
28. What shirt are you wearing? White with black jacket
29. Do you burn or tan? I burn.
30. Favorite color(s)? green
31. Would you be a pirate? No, that's a dumb question
32. What kind of car do you drive? Honda, Accord
33. What songs do you sing in the shower? None
34. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child? I have always been afraid someone would brake into my house while I was sleeping. It's even worse now that it has happened.
35. What's in your pockets right now? Nothing
36. Last person that made you laugh? Dylan
37. Best bed sheets as a child? Can't remember
38. Worst injury you've ever had? Broken thumb and Broken ankle
39. Last person to send you an Instant Message: Someone at work
40. How many TVs do you have in your house? 3
41. Who is your loudest friend? I don't think I have a loud friend
42. Who is your most silent friend? Melanie
43. Does someone have a crush on you? I don't think so
45. Favorite book(s)? Twilight series and Knight in shining Armour
46. What is your favorite candy? Laffy Taffy
47. What did you eat for breakfast this morning? Nothing
48. What song do you want played at your funeral? I don't care, I wont be there.
49. What were you doing at 12 AM last night? Reading
50. What was the first thought in your head when you woke up this morning? Yes, I get to sleep another hour. (It was day light savings)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Hannah Montana

Last Saturday Brynn and I surprised McKenzie, Samantha, Dylan, Christian, and Rachel by taking them to the Hannah Montana concert. They had a blast. They got there picture taken with Miley Cyrus's grandma. Mckenzie and Rachel knew every word to every song. I don't think that they stopped singing and dancing the whole time.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

McKenzie's Birthday

McKenzie had her birthday party on Friday night and she had 4 friends sleep over. She had a lot of fun. She has been planning this party for awhile. I think that I survived the party also.

Deer Hunting

Ryan got his deer. After spending 3 tiring days in Northern Utah seeing nothing. Kary and Ryan went up to the North slope of the Uintah Mountains and shot 2 deer the first day. He got a 4 point and a small 2x1. He was pretty excited about the 4 point. This is the biggest he has ever shot. He thinks that I am going to let him mount it and hang it on the wall in the living room. He is going to be very disappointed when I take it down. Mckenzie was pretty worried that he was going to still have them hanging in the tree in the backyard for her birthday. But he got them out in time.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Few Pictures

Samantha, McKenzie, and Dylan

Nana put Samantha to work. She loves clean floors.

Dylan after he won his 1st BMX race

Dylan skating

Dylan 4 wheeling, this is just after he drove it off the trail and got it stuck in the trees.

Ryan 4 wheeling

Samantha, McKenzie, and Dylan at the Zoo

Nana showing Ryan how its done

Dylan thinks he's pretty cool

Memorial Day-Mckenzie and Dylan

Cadie giving Mckenzie a massage

Cadie giving Dylan a massage

He loves his chocolate

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Just A Little More.....

Well Brynn and Melissa are telling me that I need to update my blog. I really haven't done anything to exciting in the last couple weeks. So I will try not to bore you.

Ryan went on the Elk hunt and came home with nothing. I Can't say that I'm to upset about that. He had a lot of fun. It was cold and snowing the entire time. He said that at times he couldn't see 5 feet in front of him. I don't know how that could be fun but what do I know. He leaves again on Friday for the Deer hunt. This time he will be gone a week and I can usually count on him getting something. Darn it...

On Friday my Mom and a couple of my sisters and I decided we would go and pick some grapes and make grape juice for our food storage. My Mom has a friend that she works at the temple with that has A LOT of grapes and let us have some. I'm not sure if we knew what we were getting ourselves into. We went and got us a good amount of grapes and took them to my moms house to start the canning process. About 12 hours and 70 bottles later we finished. Apparently we didn't think that we had enough work for ourselves so we made our own. What a mess. But we did have fun doing it.

Samantha is getting ready for her Halloween program at school. It sounds like its going to be fun. A lot of work is going into it. Mckenzie is still counting down the days until her birthday. she is trying very hard to make me tell her what she is getting. She will flip out when she finds out. Dylan is up to the same old stuff. SKATE! SKATE! SKATE!

A little while ago Ryan and I were watching a few videos on youtube and we found one that was pretty scary. McKenzie was standing behind us watching with us and when she saw this she fell back and started crying. I don't want to sound mean but it was pretty funny. So I thought I would share the video with you. Needless to say she wont stand behind us anymore when we are watching videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg4c0B5IGqE

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A little about us

Well I am getting on the band wagon and trying this blogging thing. I really don't know what I am doing so I just hope that it's right. I don't know if I am even interesting enough to keep one going but I will try. I can always talk about the kids they will keep this going.

This is Ryan's favorite time of year. When the leaves start to change and the temperature drops then you know that Ryan is getting ready for the hunts. He is going on the Elk hunt this weekend with my Dad and brothers, Kary and Kamron. And then they will take off a couple weeks after that for the deer hunt. They look forward to this all year long. While I am at home praying that they don't get anything. I really don't like the meat. I guess if I had a choice I would rather him get an elk.

The kids are all in school this year. Samantha is in 6Th grade and she is working really hard to get straight A's this year. She is also in her 2ND year of orchestra and plays the violin. She is really enjoying that. McKenzie is in 3rd grade and right now all she can think about is her birthday that is coming up at the end of the month. I think that she has been planning her party since August. And then there is Dylan. He is in 1st grade and really working on reading right now. But when he is not at school all he can think about is skateboarding. He would skate all day if he could. As soon as I figure this whole think out I will put some pictures on. I didn't think the day would ever come that I would have all 3 kids in school at the same time. So when they started school I decided that I would change my schedule and start working days. I am still doing reservations for jetBlue and I guess I'm enjoying it. I am done with work by 1:oo and then I get a couple hours to catch up on things before the kids get home.