Sunday, July 26, 2009

Keith Urban Concert

WOW!!! Need I say more?
Krissa bought us tickets to go to the concert and it was truly AMAZING!! (Picture from Callie and my seats.)
Krissa sat in real close seats with her friend, Erin Runo.

Callie and I sat with my friend, Sheryl Runo, her husband, Dennis, and her daughter Alison and friend, Olga.

Then, Keith Urban came down to a middle stage (closer to us). Woo-hoo!!

It was a totally awesome concert!!
Thanks Krissa and Erin!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sunglasses Le Invisible

Do you have days where everything seems to be going wrong and you feel like satan is just trying to make you CUSS? As the day progresses, more things are happening and you are becoming quite GRUMPY. Then, when you are just DONE and are SUPER GRUMPY and you don't want to put up with ANYTHING... wouldn't it be nice to just disappear and not have to deal with anything or anyone? That is where I thought up the Sunglasses Le Invisible... when wearing these (or any) sunglasses you disappear and no one or nothing can see you or bother you.... everyone and everything just leaves you alone and you can just get a break from LIFE.

I picture these sunglasses on days like those and wish I had them AND that they worked like that.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tucson Weekend

We had a BLAST!!! We were planning on going down on Friday (7/17) but Krissa was "sick" on Thursday (cough, cough) and so at the last minute we decided to go down on Thursday (7/16). We had a great time. We played Spades (Randon and I on the same team... winning most of the games), we went swimming (I am just too old to keep having water rush up my nose and my ears plugging), we made cards (Callie and I love to make cards), we made good food (club pizza, chili, fruit salad... yum), we had Smoothies, we had brownies (Yum... love brownies with mini chocolate chips in them), then we got our hair done by Callie's friend, Sabra. Sabra did an awesome job on coloring my hair... I LOVE it!! This is a picture of all of us after hair and make up was done. We are gorgeous!! Thanks again, Sabra, for your time and talent!!

We also enjoyed monsoon storms (with getting rain 2 of the 3 nights we were there). We went to church with them on Sunday and Callie sang a BEAUTIFUL song. She did an awesome job! What a talent! We just really, really had a lot of fun. It is always so fun to go to their place and visit. Thank you for letting us come and stay with you.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


We have had two kids both get their tonsils and adnoids out within 2 weeks of each other.
Zach got his taken out on Friday, June 19th and Shay got hers taken out on Wednesday, July 1st. What a painful, painful time for both of them. This is a picture of what Shay's looks like today, just a week out. Pretty painful looking.

Nasty, eh?

Heaton Ranch June 29-July 2

My good friend, Lianne Merrill, invited me to go with her to her family ranch in Southern Utah.

I had a GREAT time! The scenery was beautiful. The weather was wonderful.
The bulls were... scary! In the morning and evening Lianne and I would go for a walk. There were areas where the cattle roamed free... no fences, just an occassional cattle guard. One evening as we were walking, we came upon some cattle on the road we were walking on. Lianne told me that they will go away from us, the only thing we should worry about is if one was coming towards us then that one was a bull protecting the cows and calves. So, as we followed this group Lianne happened to glance behind us... there behind us was a BIG RED BULL trotting towards us. I immediately went and grabbed a branch (isn't that what bullfighters have is a stick of some kind?) Lianne grabbed some rocks. She threw the rocks at the bull and he went around us. We immediately turned around and headed back to the ranch, checking periodically behind us. The next morning, I went the opposite direction (alone) for my morning walk. I kept an eye out for any thing coming AT me. Then, I noticed him (BIG BLACK BULL) trotting across the open field towards me. I was scared to death. I immediately turned around and started walking back to the ranch. Looking down for rocks, I noticed I was wearing a BRIGHT RED shirt. I started walking a little faster, glancing back to see if HE was still coming towards me. All I could think of was to get past the cattle guard quickly. Such friendly Bulls wanting to greet us. HA!
We rode ATVs and went on many drives. We saw a lot of deer and even a couple of turkeys.

One day we went out sightseeing and went to the Ice Cave

and to Brian's Head (elevation 10,420).

I really had a great time with some fun memories. She has a great extended family too that stayed there (brother/sisters and their families). It was fun to watch them all playing in the ponds and it was nice to just sit around and visit. Thanks so much, Lianne, for taking me with you and sharing your family and the beautiful ranch with me.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Month of JUNE!!!

I am a horrible blogger.

I have these BIG ideas that come in my head and I try and find what I want to carry them out and in the meantime, time passes by and I end up not finding what I want. SO.... I am just going to Blog here about the past month of June. June is OUR birthday month!
June 6th... Happy Birthday, Larry!!
For his birthday, the kids all put in money to get his A/C fixed in his car. Now, he drives back and forth to work in Phoenix with cool air. He is very grateful for that! I love you, Lar, and am so glad you came into this world so you could be with me. You make me so happy!
Surprise Party - Larry's team at work gave him a "Surprise Princess Birthday Party". His desk was decorated like a castle and he was decked out with a tiara and pink boa. The kids and I surprised him at the surprise luncheon.

June 7th - Girls Camp
I was invited up to Girls Camp at Camp LoMIA to teach my Chocolate Eating Class. I am known as the 'Chocolate Lady' in the day that I went to camp every year when I was in the Stake YW Presidency. I had Krissa assist me and we had a great time. Many girls and leaders certified in my class. There were also some that re-certified... which is necessary every few years.
This is the certificate I gave out with their Hershey's Almond Nugget wrapper stapled down in the corner.
Father's Day - June 21st

(Larry with Randon) (Larry with Krissa)

(Larry with Zach) (Larry with Jadon)
(Larry with Shaylee) (Larry with Tylon)
(Family seeing Tylon for the first time.)
You are a wonderful father. I have always said that I wouldn't have as many kids as we do if it wasn't that Larry was always there to help, whether it was changing diapers, cleaning up barf or decorating for a birthday party. He was there for me all the way. I am grateful for all his sacrifices and words of wisdom for his family. I am grateful to have you as my parental partner!
June 21st-23rd Get Away!
It was great for Larry and I to get away for a few days and leave all the world with it's stress and craziness behind. This was part Larry's Father's Day and part my Birthday gift. We relaxed in the hot tub and had some good talks.
Nope, no pictures this time!
June 23rd - Happy Birthday to ME!

Besides all of the wonderful gifts you see, I got a new oil pan for my van and an oil change (the old one was dented and we couldn't get the oil changed).