Thursday, January 27, 2011

Some Things Are Just Irresistible To Me

One of those irresistible things, ahem...apparently, is a rip stick don't ask me why but when my boys asked for and got one for Christmas and I watched them rip sticken (a moms attempt at sounding cool) down the street, something told me, "I can look that cool." So, I had to try it. I nearly ended up in the emergency room a couple of times outside. At least that's what it felt like when I went one way and the rip stick the other, But in my defense I always ended up on my feet. So, I knew this attempt to look cool was feasible. My goal is to be able to ride down to the store with one of my teenage boys to get a pack of gum. I have this WEIRD idea that I would some how be the coolest Mom in Wayne County If I could pull it off with out crashing and ending up in the hospital. Anyway, Here's proof that I am working on my goal and that I will one day be THE coolest Mom ever!!!
I expect to go north and visit my sister who has sort of the same goal!! and we are going rip sticken together!! Oh Yeah!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ramblings on a Mild January morning.

Do you ever feel like you could do something great and meaningful and truly amazing? You know you have it in you but you just can't figure out what that truly amazing thing is. I always look around me and try to figure it out. I know that it's close to disclosing itself but, alas, It remains dormant. AAAARRRRRGGGGG!!!!

But, then, Some one makes a comment and it stops you in your tracks, you think some more.........and..........well............... Maybe it is all worth it and even though my truly great self is still emerging.....I'm happy with who I am, and what I'm doing.

The Comment:

My cabinet maker was here Saturday putting up crown molding and doing a few things he still needs to do. He walked in the house with some of the molding and said,with some thought.

"In my next life I'm not going to be a cabinet maker."

"Who'll build all the cabinets?" Says I
He turned looked at me and with a look of curiosity asks, "do you really think you'd want to be a home maker in Loa in your next life?"

I was standing by my new kitchen sink loading dishes into the dishwasher,and though it wasn't visibly noticeable, I felt myself jerk and think almost immediately(to my surprise) "Well what else would I be? Of course I would want this!!" I can't even remember what my verbal reply was because I knew that I wanted to be exactly where I was doing exactly what I was doing.

I love little slaps in the face like that. I can truly say that I am happy with what I'm doing right now in my life and I watch my little ones and not so little ones as they grow, and.......That's it. That is my truly great accomplishment. Why would I step off of the path or look for something greater when the greatest accomplishment I could make is right there in front of me.....on the path that I've already chosen.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Well, someone needed to take control!

Oreo stayed tied up for about three days. We thought we'd solved the problem, but when He got loose again, Christy decided she'd better take control and put the goat up.

GO Christy!!!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Antics of Oaklee

I know, I know, Every body thinks their kids are the cutest the smartest, the funniest, etc.......... But really, mine are!!!!! This is a picture of
Oaklee doing her "BIG EYES" That's all it takes some one says, "Hey Oaklee, show me your big eyes." and this is what we get.

Of course we don't stop there. Now we get, "Oaklee, Show me your happy eyes." We get Happy eyes.
How about sad eyes? Sure, We get "sad eyes" too.

Angry eyes? You got it. But, My favorite hands down is....................

Those adorable "BIG EYES"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What are You Thinkin'

Basketball season started a few weeks before Christmas break. There's about 18-20 7th and 8th grade boys so they divided them in to three teams. The boys have been playing against each other. The Coaches got together and placed the boys on teams trying to be as fair as possible. This put Braden and Caib on different teams. Oh well. It's kind of fun to cheer for both teams when they play against each other;)
Recently they took the best players from the three teams and made a traveling team. Both the boys are on this team so now for 5 weeks we get to travel every Saturday to different small towns around South Central Utah. Last Saturday we headed South over the Hogs back to Escalante I'd been over the Hogs Back but I'd never driven it.
As the boys sat in the pick up waiting for me to come out to drive them to Escalante Caib grabbed my Camera and took some pictures of Aubree's puppy, Christy. I think it was because we were going to be gone all day and I had commented about her taking off if no one was around. Caib started to worry and figured we needed some way to identify her if she did.

This is a picture of the scenery we got to enjoy on the ride home from Escalante. I should have stopped on the Hogs Back but I was a little to shaky. For those who don't know what the Hogs Back is.....Just imagine driving across a tight rope. that turns and curves It's quite an experience, But It is beautiful!! This picture was also an attempt to make up for the fact that I forgot to take any pictures at the ball game. I'll get some at Paiute this Saturday. What was I thinking?

It's time once Again to blog about our infamous Pygmy goat, Oreo, or as Caib fondly calls him "Gutsy" Yes he is wandering around the yard he has been for two or three days now. The boys go out and tie him up and minutes or sometimes hours later he's wandering around the yard again. When I go get Aubree from school I get home and he's standing in the drive way waiting for us. He comes right up to the car door and waits for me to open it. He doesn't want petted or anything because if I reach out to try he'll rare up and pretend he's HUGE!! Anyway, this morning I grabbed my camera and snapped a few pictures. He hears some one coming.

"Oh hay, It's the big guy with a bag I think I'll go check this out."

Ah shucks, I was sure he had a treat for me!!"
Due to some very tender hearted people out there I won't blog the next picture. But Oreo, AKA, Gutsy was firmly urged back towards the hay stack with a firm if not solid kick, where he stayed for .02 seconds and then headed back towards my rose bush for a tasty snack. SIGH.......Why do we put up with this strange little fur ball?
ahem...... So what? I can't help it!!! I like the little fella

Monday, January 10, 2011

Just Because

I'm not supposed to be blogging. (I've got a ton of other stuff I should be doing) But I am......Just Because.....

I love it when I read a blog and it makes me smile. Thanks 32 smiles to the gallon!

I love it when I go back and read my old blogs and I blogged something that makes me smile.

I love it when my family blogs and I get to peak into their lives on an ordinary day.

I love it when some obscure stranger reads my blog, comments and then I comment on theirs and occasionally we comment on each others blog because they make us smile.

I love reading my blog book and finding things that I would NEVER have remembered if I hadn't blogged them.

and..........Now I'm heading out to do a bit of social exercising with some friends. (I've already walked a couple miles on the treadmill...shhhh don't tell :)