Friday, February 27, 2009

My RanDoM ThOughTs

Here is my mind at it's random stage. I really do worry about myself. In fact I asked my husband what he would do if I started going crazier, and he replied. "I will join you, I won't be left behind!" Anyway, Dotty is back to providing us and others milk. She is such a nice cow and such a good momma. So here is a shout out to Dotty Ann aka. "Polk-A-Dot".

This is a picture of my mom when she was young, and I just need someone to validate me on this. Do you not see Tracy in her eyes and cheek bone area. When I first saw this picture it screamed Tracy for some reason?
We have received snow "YAY". But it is a little chilly, so in thoughts of dry, dusty days, I am posting this picture. I took it when we were trailing cows home up above York, you know right on the top of the steep hill with the switch back!
So now that I have been very random in my thoughts today, I am just going to end on a funny... This morning when Hyrum was watching his dad "knock of his whiskers" I asked him if he wanted us to knock his whiskers off. He said, "No, because I'm not a human yet!"

Friday, February 20, 2009

Lil' MiSs SmarTy PanTs

My little girl is growing up fast. This picture was taken of her in the first grade and she is just getting so much bigger and smarter. I am not just talking about book smart either. She is entering into that stage where she pops of comments that are out of the blue and very witty. Mike and I find ourselves saying, "Where did that come from," which then in turn is followed by us usually laughing. I say usually because every once in awhile, she crosses some boundaries of being funny, to being a smart allic. But what can I say, she is my daughter and well, I have been known for being the same way!
Yesterday we were at the breakfast table and she commented that Hyrum's ecosystem was off, and I asked her if she knew what that even meant, and her reply was, "Mom, he is in his own little world and he has his own ecosystem too." Of course if you know our little Hyrum, this was hysterical to us. I also love it when she mumbles things out of hearing range (so she thinks). For instance when I am hurrying the kids out the door and she decides she has the wrong purse or needs something out of her room and I tell her she does not need it and to go get in the car, as the door is shutting I hear, "Watch out boys she's gonna blow!"
Or another one of my favorites is when she is quick and at the right time she recites a quote off of one of the shows she has watched like (ASAP and I don't mean act swiftly awesome pacaderm). And then there is the time she drew Bob on her hand and does this reciting thing and when it is all done she has a picture of Bob after he gets smushed by the bus.
I can't believe she is getting so big, so fast. And I have to say, teenage years are looking , well um, adventuresome!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I am working on getting this picture done and framed for my living room. Just another project I have been trying to get done and have not finished.
I can report that for Valentine's I made Reed a horse blanket and a cowboy pillow case and Hyrum received a "Mater" blanket. I had them finished for them before Valentine's day. Yay, I can complete things. Right now I have a request for a poem and a surprise coming up in a few weeks, so I need to get my act together and get going. I am in the process of boxing up my craft supplies and some of my scrapbook stuff and putting them out in storage. Let's face it, I just don't have time lately and when I do, I find myself on the computer instead. But to be honest, I am getting hooked with digital stuff anyway.
Somehow the talents skipped over me and landed on the rest of my family. I can't recreate my kitchen table, or do a bathroom that everyone is in awe of. I don't make scrapbooks that are to die for and I can't paint. I don't decorate beautiful cakes either. But someday, I will find my hidden talents! Someday....

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hold You Momma

Little man has been clinging to me the last few days, saying "Hold you Momma." Which of course means he wants me to pick him up and hold him becuase he is miserable. Then I pick him up and snuggle him close just to hear, "I want Daddy." I know I am second in his life, but that is ok, I am dealing. This week I have been told, "No Doctors Momma" as well. Monday we got the suggestion that we should get his tonsils out along with his adnoids, due to their size and the problems they will cause him. That night he started running a fever and 3 days later we have a sinus infection and a double ear infection. I guess we will be scheduling surgery, much to my dismay!

As hard as times get with this little tough nut, I just look at this picture (one of the only ones I have of him in the hospital) and think, we have come along way and he is tough. As hard as it is for me to have him look at me with sadness everytime I take him yet again to see another dr., I remember he is resilient and hopefully one day he will either forget about it all or just love me anyway.

Sorry, I am done. Just kind of been a rough day and I needed to depressurize. In the morning I am sure his fever will be better and the antibiotics will be running their course. Hopefully he will get some much needed sleep.

Friday, February 6, 2009

3 YearS

Some might think me a terribly bad mother for not even mentioning that my baby has turned 3. The baby that is a little bit spoiled and a lot loved. It isn't by any means the fact that he is just an after thought in our lives and that I have completely down played all we went through to get him here.... Ihave been trying all week to post some great pics of him celebrating, but of course ... to no avail...
His birthday was spent in Utah, where his Grandma Cheryl and Aunt Cali made it special with a great cake and a party at his Great Grandma Spencer's. His present from his dad and I came the day after we left for Utah, so we had another party here at home on Monday. So maybe, just maybe I can add some really cute pics to this post someday and show the captured moment of him opening his bright orange topped boots, it was priceless. Oh yeah, that someday will be sooner then ya think, cause I am going High Speed baby.... February 11th. It is my tax return present to myself... The price we pay for me doing our taxes!

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Ranch born and raised, we love the lifestyle that ranching offers. We also enjoy the oppurtunity of passing on the tradition to our four children.