Thursday, July 26, 2012


Well, the time has come...I get to have both knees essentially rebuilt. I have switched to a new doctor who is known to be very good and very conservative. Apparently my knees are bad enough that he feels surgery is the best choice. We will start with my righ knee on August 3rd. He will loosen the ligamets so my knee cap can move more freely. He will also remove the ligamet that connectd the knee cap to the shin bone and clean underneath of the knee cap. Then he will reattach the ligamet to a different spot on the shin bone so that my knee cap can move in a more straight line. I will be in a hard cast from hip to toe for about a week, then a soft cast for however long that takes. Two weeks after the right knee is done he will will do the same on my left knee. Woohoo! Actually I am very nervous becuase I know it is going to hurt a LOT  becasue of the work with the bones and ligamets, but hopefully the end result will be great. I will have to be gone from work for a minimum of two months and then part time for a while after that. My mom will be coming for ten days, then Devin's grandma will be here for ten days, then Devin's dad will come for two weeks and Devin's mom will be here for one of the two weeks as well. I am so grateful and blessed to have such good friends and family who are so willing to help me when I am so unable to return the favor. Thank you to you all and much love.

So here's hoping for a better year next year! :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Teusday morning while driving Corey to school (daycare) Corey said in a very serious tone "Mom, I need to tell you something."
Me: "Okay, what do you need to tell me?"
Corey: "Today I asked my teasher for another posicle and she said did you already have one and I said yes and she said (in an extra high pitched voice) go play! (normal voice) and I said geese, dat teasher's crasy!"

Of course I couldn't help but bust out laughing at the geeze, that teacher's crazy part! He was so serious through the whole story because he was so upset that his teacher didn't give him a second otter pop on Monday afternoon! Hilarious!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

ugly accessories...

So at work we had an ugly accessory contest at work. In order to vote you had to donate money to the Children's Miracle Network. I participated, but didn't win...big suprise! :) I had fun thought. My coworker Brian has a lot of free time at work so he spends it making pointless office toys that he calls weapons. For example, he linked two chain pens together and they are his "penchucks". When I told him I was going to participate in the contest, he just had to be involved. So without further adue, here is "Baubles by Brian"!

It is a rubberband ball necklace and the chain is made of paperclips. I know, awesome right?!

Monday, March 19, 2012


So after searching high and low for the right deal, we decided to trade the truck in for a Nissan Altima. I love the care.
After only having it aobut two weeks I was driving to the dealership to get paperwork to get the car registered. I had the cruise set at 70. After I was almost to Rigby Iheard sirens and saw lights flying up behind me. I hoped that the cop was going for someone else...of course it was me. That is the luck I have. The officer said he clocked me going 82 in a 65. Awesome!! So I got a $150 speeding ticket. I went to court this morning to try to fight it. I waited for three hours only to have them tell me that they ran out of time and couldn't see me today. I have to call back tomorrow and find out when I can meet with the prosecutor to see if I can get out of the ticket. I am hoping that if nothing else I can take a defensive driving course, but we shall see.
Man, I love my life!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Who knew?

So apparently jogging three miles after five years of laziness is a horrible idea. Let's just say that I am just a lil bit sore... okay lets be honest I FREAKING HURT! But, I am excited to get going and hopefully become unchubby. Happy day to you all!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Fourth!

Well, it is time for one of my favorite holidays, Independence Day! It is right up there with Christmas! I hope you all have a great weekend and remember why we have the wonderful freedoms tht we do.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Flight Risk

On Teusday Morning Corey somehow got out of the house and walked to the neighbor's house. I woke up in the morning at about 6:30. I walked up the stairs to get in the shower and found the garage doors wide open. I knew it couldn't have been Devin becasue he was still in bed. I ran to check on Corey and realized that he wasn't in his bed. Of course I freaked out and started frantically searhing for him. I was looking outside and then went back in the house with the thought that he could have been curled up in a nook somewhere and fell asleep. Then I heard a knock on the door. One of our neighbors was standing there holding Corey's hand. He asked me "Is this your kid?" I was nearly ecstatic and said yes. Of course the neighbor wanted to make sure that Corey was indeed at the right house, so he asked him "Is this your mom?" and Corey's response was "Yep." The neighbor left Corey with me and walked back to his house. A few minutes later He was knocking on the door again. He informed me that Corey had gotten to his house areound 1:00am, opened the front door and walked in and then ofund an empty bed and slept the rest of the night there. The neighbor's son got home from a date at about 1:00 and was in the bathroom brushing his teeth. Corey walked in and said hi. The guy just assumed that his parents were watching Corey for someone although he had never seen Corey before. He took Corey and laid him down and he went to bed. The neighbor was getting ready for work the next morning and Corey wlaked up the stairs and said hi. He had no idea who Corey was and where he had come from. He walked Corey back outside and asked him if he knew where his house is. Thankfully Corey knows what our house looks like. I was ready to have a heart attack!!! He unlocked the deadbolt, reached up and opened the garage door, and walked a block away. Not only that, but he walked into a complete stranger's house and slept in someone's bed! AHHHH!All I can say is that he is deffinately his father's son!