Friday, October 31, 2008

The earring photos!!

So, when Abby saw Miranda crying, she cried.

But when it was all over, they LOVED them and the crying subsided. This is overexposed because I grabbed the wrong camera... Miranda's photo was worse. I will post better ones tomorrow!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ear piercings....

So, the two small girls have been asking and asking to get their ears pierced. We finally let them do it last night. By tonight, the tears have dried up and they are proudly wearing around their earrings... but it was a trip to get to this point.

Miranda went first, and she cried so Abby had to cry. She finally stopped crying until Abby got her first ear pierced and then it started all over again. Then, before bedtime it was a struggle to get them to allow me to touch them so that I could clean them. I gave them both a chance to back out, even while they were sitting there getting the dots drawn on, but neither wanted to get down and forget it.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


A Ped Egg is a great foot exfoliator. It looks like a cheese grater, and it removes dead skin from your feet. Of course, they have commercials on TV, hence my 8 year old knows all about it.

She came down to me today and informed me that my husband needs one and she made the following declaration:

"Mom, dad needs to use your Ped Egg. You know that gross, dead skin on the bottom of his feet? Well, he ripped a hole in your sheets."

The sad thing is, what she said is true... he did rip a hole in my sheets with his feet. And they were kinda expensive sheets. :)


So.... I am doing laundry today after I got home from work. I have the twins' dirty clothes basket and I find a pair of Ryan's "normal" underwear in there that he wears while he is playing basketball. :) Sorry, Ryan, it is imperative information. Anyway, I hold them up and ask the twins, "why are your dad's underwear in here?"

The look on Br***'s face was priceless. She informed me that she has been wearing them and that they are comfy because they are not "restrictive on her legs," but she wondered "why there was so much room in the crotch area." A*** and I laughed so hard that our abs hurt.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Facebook virgin.....

So, I just opened a Facebook account. I have never used it before, and I really don't have time to be looking at yet another website.... but I did it anyway. And, as I was looking through my daughters' profiles I see a kid that we caught sending pictures of his um..."member" to kids. That makes a mom feel proud!! I just about had a coronary.

As a side note, I HATE cold weather... and I was NOT ready for it... :(

Monday, October 20, 2008


So, Hepatitis shots (both A and B) come in a series of shots. You have to get one, wait about a month and get the second one, then get the third one six months later. So, I get one for her, and return in the next month to get her the second one.

I show up and the nurse tells me that they are out of them. I return 2 weeks later, and am told again that they are out of them. The doctor stops me in the hall to ask about my son's surgery earlier this year, and he asks why I am there. I explain, and he tells me that he was sure that he saw some of the shots in the refrigerator.

The nurse shakes her head and says there aren't any. The doctor insists that he just saw a bunch of them in the refrigerator, and the nurse shakes her head and says that they are only for Medicaid patients. The doctor tells her to give me one, anyway.

How is it that it has come to this? How is it that I am paying for my medical services and I am refused them, but someone that gets them for free is allowed to have them? It makes me sick... I am not the only one this has happened to, I heard about it happening to someone else before it happened to me, too. So injust.....

Sunday, October 19, 2008

another day, another dollar

So, I have had a tough case at work this week.... and my house let it show. To add to the tension of the case, the worst child abuse and neglect case we have EVER seen..... we are having to cut our budget so badly that it is rumored that we have to lay off or move to the jail about 14 employees. They are demoting Lt's, and not replacing some that have just quit. It is sad, we barely have enough staff to deal with issues.

Our commissioners have mishandled our money. They also say they cannot justify a force as large as our for a mere 17,000 homes that are in the areas we patrol. What they are not considering, is the MILLIONS that come from Salt Lake and spend time in our canyons, driving through on their way to the sand dunes, etc. MOST of our enforcement comes from that. I, alone, arrested 48 DUI's, over 500 alcohol offenses, 397 drug arrests, etc. last year .... all by myself. Our department gets money from every ticket we write, a percentage. The average drug ticket is a thousand dollars, $500 each for the possession and paraphernalia. You usually cannot have one without the other, because the packaging is considered paraphernalia. The county stands to lose even more money.

Our commissioners suck.... and they need to be held accountable for their mismanagement. They even laughed and said, "Oh, and I guess we missed the deadline to raise property taxes. Oh well.... " and started laughing about it. We pay taxes on the level of Sanpete County, but we are nearly as large as Salt Lake County.... we don't have enough money to continue operating. Sad that they are getting away with it. I hope the newpaper finds out and reams them for it.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

please help

Will someone please tell my husband that it is very rude and inconsiderate to people you live with if you just take off and don't tell anyone you are leaving. Not to mention that he rarely answers his cell because he cannot hear it. Two days in a row he has taken off and I am searching the house but cannot find him. About an hour later he comes walking in like everything is normal and I am furious. I needed to ask him something and the younger girls and I were searching all over the house. GRRRR.. maybe I am wrong, but I think it isn't very nice.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Gotta love it!!

I have to say (especially to Native Minnow as he shares my love of Banana Cream Pie) that the Banana Cream Pie milkshake from Carl's Junior is incredible!!! Also, I am proud of myself. I have been collecting scrapbook packets and paper for forever. I have done HALF of the packets and try to do one every night since they have sat there for over a year!! I plan to have the packets and paper used up by the time it takes me to save enough money to buy new stuff!! I might actually have somewhere to put all the photos I have printed out!! Native Minnow, if you come down this weekend we will try to bring you a caramel apple... just let us know.

Amber, I cannot look at your blog!! Can you send me access? PLEASE? Thanks!!!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I got all excited putting up my Halloween decorations!! I love Halloween. What is there NOT to love about binging on unlimited amounts of candy, candy corn, CARAMEL APPLES, and getting all dressed up. Scaring people is fun, too.... :) Caramel apples are my favorite. I had Ryan take me to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for one about a month ago. They were out and I have still been craving one!! I need to go get me one!!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Weekend plans ruined?

So, for conference weekend, especiallly since I have EARLY church, I enjoy hanging around the house in my pajamas and listen to conference on the TV while I scrapbook. I have done it for years, so long as I did not work a night shift the night before and was sleeping during the conference.

This year, I have a bunch of packets to do and was looking forward to it. I also have a demolition derby to attend on Saturday in Tooele. So.... I get to enjoy the weekend. My dad called last week to tell me that he and his wife will be visiting from Friday until past the next weekend, basically 10 days. I am glad to have them, but I cannot scrapbook and spend the time ignoring them.

Of course, my step mother enjoys Rod Works, Tai Pan, and the places like that. I usually delight in taking her, but I have been avoiding those places like the plague so I am not tempted to spend money I do not have. I will take her, but I WILL BE GOOD. I still might scrap a little this weekend, but not much since I cannot do it and interact with others at the same time. Wish me luck at my two favorite stores and not spending any money!! :) I am sure I will need it.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

photo of the wreck

She claims it wasn't a wreck because she was "run off the road." You cannot see the drop off, but it is a steep one!!!