Saturday, May 14, 2011

I am loving the sunshine and have been working diligently on getting skin cancer.

RELAX just a joke!
(yes Kacee I have been wearing sunscreen, spf 8 right? )

With the nice weather comes a few other things in G-ville can ya guess?

Yep, our good friends, the Parana of the insect world....

Do you think if our ancestors had moved here in the spring with the gnats
 they would have packed up and left? I do!
I also think if we made the city folk hang at the ball park for a few day before they
were allowed to move here, we might keep G-vill small town ish ;)

But the fun spring activities far out weigh the nasty bugs...
Dev just wrapped up his 4th and final season of Cowboy soccer!

It makes me sad to think about not going to anymore games :(
*maybe I can talk Tuc into playing?

Luckily there is no shortage of kids in my life, mine and everyone elses. So even though I don't have any playing baseball this year, I have been hanging out at the ball park and having a great time taking pics. If you would like to see them visit my other blog

I guess what I am saying is...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I am going on a major rant!

I have been contemplating this topic for a while now, and have avoided it because it is a little touchy, but after the last few weeks I have decided to go ahead with it. At first I thought I would approach cautiously and avoid naming names. After further consideration I decided what the heck, I can name all the names I want. There is this little piece of paper called the constitution that says I can! So please feel free to agree or disagree or call me names. I can take it!

I have watched a lot of sports over a lot of years. I have watched one of my boys win a state championship and I have watched another play four years on a GHS team and NEVER win a region game.
In January I was at Wasatch High School for Divisional wrestling when I noticed this sign and felt compelled to take a picture.

So yes now I am getting to my point....
I watched Brennon step off a wrestling mat with tears in his eyes. NOT because he had lost but because the other young man was saying vulgar things (while they were wrestling!) and calling him some of the most horrible names I have heard in my 37 years! When Brennon informed this boys coach, he just blew Bren off and hugged his wrestler.

Last week after watching our own GHS Soccer team suffer a hard loss (with a few questionable calls, ok ok they just sucked!) A few of OUR boys refused to shake a particular refs hand.

I wont go into to many details but after some stomping, screaming, and crying. I made it very clear to my family that I will not tolerate this.
There will always be a winner
There will always be a loser
There will ALWAYS be bad calls!

I remember Bear River for turning car lights in our boys eyes during football games, and more recently when they were beating us at soccer with a score of 8-0 they were still cartwheeling and honking after EVERY goal. And never once did they pull out their 11 senior starters.

I remember Ben Lomand for yelling and taunting their own players because they were only beating Grantsville by 4. And parents yelling that they expected the score to be 15-0 by the time it was over. And even after they were up by 9 they were still trying to "take out" our goalie.

I remember Juan Diego for getting up by a few goals and then taking out their starters. I remember them for helping our players up and asking if they were ok!  The only other thing they could have done was given one of their boys a Cowboy Jersey and sent him out to help us! ;)
Now I know some of you are saying... sure it's easy to be a good sport when you always win. NOT TRUE they rarely won a wrestling match and still helped boys up and patted backs and encouraged our boys!

I remember Devon telling me after a hard loss to Judge "mom, it's really hard to hate them, even after that big guy layed me out, he helped me up and said "wow that was a great hit dude"

I am all about healthy competition, and winning whenever possible,
but I would like to encourage all my Cowboys.... No matter what team you are on....
your name...
your team...
your school...
your community...

Monday, April 4, 2011

1.Furniture. Ever since our flood last summer this is what our front room looks like.

2. Brennon and Briggs both need braces soon.
3. I really need someone to come in and finish caulking and painting my baseboards.

1. More Dr. Bills!

2.Grantsville Cowboys T-shirts or Hoodies.
     (I could have taken a pic of our closets but this one was much cuter!)

3. Any more sock without mates.

4. A Puppy..

After all we already have....

but.... How do you say no to this?

* anyone considering turning my name in to an insane asylum to be committed, this is probably considered proof!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tuc... "Mom, they look like little rats! ... They are soooo cute! ... I can't wait to hold them! ... how long before I can hold them? ... can we keep them? ...we have to keep them! ... I have never had an ALL black cat! ... we can keep the all black one right mom? ... two white ones, how will we know their names? ... can I name them? ... they are so sweet! ... do you think tomorrow I can hold them?...five mom! ...cuz her belly was so big hu mom?
We have five new kitties! ......
I already love them all!"
This is Tuckers kitty, Lills if you can't tell from this picture Lills is expecting!

This morning Tuc asks me... "mom, when is Lills going to have her babies?"

I answered... "Any day"

Then he asked... "So when she has them will we take her to a Dr.? or will they just "randomly" fall out?"

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

When we first started building our house the plan called for a "butler pantry" which consisted of a small hall with a closet in it. MJ decided since we didn't have a butler he probably wouldn't need his own pantry. Sooo MJ being the clever guy he is, closed in and created my extra large walk in pantry.

It turned out to be one of my favorite rooms in the house!

To me a mom of a large family with boys (and friends) with big appetites, and only one income, one of the best feeling is twice a year when I try to stock the pantry.

Knowing that no matter what happens we wont be hungry!

*at least for a few months

my favorite part of my pantry is "the wall" where MJ decided at the first of each year, to chart the boys height.

Is the year when we started, so if you were thinking maybe my pantry was due for a paint job, you are right! But it wont be getting one....... in my lifetime!