Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Baptism Date

Colton's baptism has been changed to 11/15/08. Scott has school on the 8th, so we are having a "special" baptism just by himself. I will announce the time later but I am hoping for 10 AM.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

So it has been a busy and long week. You all probably know from my mothers and Josie's Blog that we had Colton's birthday party at the ice rink and it was a success. We had a lot of fun, and I am proud to say that both Scott and I actually skated and did not fall, so that we would consider a success. We have now found a new family activity I think. All we have heard since friday is "If we clean our rooms can we go ice skating?" So I think it is time to make a reward out of ice skating.

So now Saturday comes and Scott takes off to school and leaves me alone with the kids and we had to be at a parade and 2 basketball games at the same time. So I ran and dropped Rainee off with Aunt Jen at the LaShars float and then I ran the boys to the rec center where they met up with Grandma Kathy (Scott's mom) who went between Bowen's and Colton's basketball games that were both at the same time. Unfortunately Bowen's team had not practiced together and did not play well and lost 48 to 12 BUT Bowen did score some points. It appears that he is the only boy on the team who has had a real coach and real instruction in basketball and actually knew his position and what he should do. The other boys on the team, this was their first time playing. So needless to say once again he has been placed on a less-than-desireable team, but because we are new in this school district nobody knows what he can do or picks him for the teams. They will choose competative teams off these rec league teams so hopefully Bowen can still shine and make it on a competative team.

Colton is on Gene Needham's team and they did well. He is also one of the only boys who has been taught basketball and could actually dribble (that is a big thing in 2nd grade) so he got to play point guard and was able to make some points also, he was sooooo proud of this.

The USU Homecoming Parade was a first for Rainee and she was soooo excited to be in it, unfortunately that excitement ended about halfway through the parade and by the time it was done she was tired and ready to be done. She looked cute though in her jogging suite and Uncle DeLoy took some pictures for me (we still do not have a camera).

Right after the parade Aunt Julie called and invited us out to the ranch for the afternoon. That phone call changed our entire afternoon. Once I had said to the kids that Aunt Julie called all I heard was when are we going? We don't want to go to the party, let's go to the ranch. So we got ready and went to the ranch.

I need to take a moment and thank Uncle Bill and Aunt Julie for letting us enjoy their ranch. It means so much for us to have a quiet place to go to. I let them do whatever they want and just don't worry. I just have a to watch Mason, but other than that they are free to go. They played with Misty and her friend and went all over, while Bill and Cliff-a-roony (that is what Colton lovingly calls Cliff) bailed a field of hay, then Uncle Bill hooked up the flat-bed trailer and we all, even Mason and I, went out to the field to bring it in. It was fun, there were sooo many of us out there. Colton drove the tractor and he loved it. Bowen did try to lift some bales of hay and while they were still kind of heavy for him, he did try. Rainee just rode on the trailer with Mason and I walked behind the trailer. It was the end of a great afternoon. Not a lot of city kids would consider hauling hay as fun, but they all loved it. I am sure that next year Bowen will be able to be more help hauling hay.

That night Colton decided to go to his birthday dinner at the Indian Oven. This did surprise us a lot, but we had a meeting and talked about trying new food and we were up to it. They were so nice to us there and we had a great dinner. Everyone loved their food and we had very little leftovers. For Birthday dessert we got homemade mango ice cream. I have never had anything like it before. I would go back just for the mango Ice Cream.

So that is all......wait I forgot Sunday.

Sunday, we woke up and I started doing laundry and dishes because we were out on Saturday and I didn't do it. I made rice pudding for Reese, since his birthday is this week and that is one of his favorite desserts. We made it to church and got home, changed quickly and went straight to my mom's house for dinner. We had a great dinner of rib eye steaks, 7-layer salad and roasted potatoes. Then we had a dessert of rice pudding. It was great and we all ate to much. So we get home and get a phone call from Scott's mom and dad stating that they needed an exterminator because they found a GINORMOUS (is that a word?) wasp nest. We did not have the quick mind to get a picture, but it was about 18 inches across and hung down about 18 inches, anyway it was HUGE. So they were freaking out because it was inside the house and THEY DID NOT NOTICE THIS!!!! how is this? You could heard the buzzing from the outside of the door. So it just so happened that Scott brought home all his firefighter turn-outs (gear) and so he dressed up completely because we figured that wasps couldn't sting him through it and put on his air tank and went in and covered the next with black garbage bags and then hit it down into the bags. he brought up those bags to take outside and they were literally vibrating with angry wasps. So we duct taped them shut and Scott went back in to use a shop vac to vaccume up the ones that were left.

WOW, for being a nice relaxing Sunday we did not get to relax until after 8 PM and boy am I beat.

Talk to you all soon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Colton's Birthday

So everyone is invited, seriously I mean everyone to Colton's 8th Birthday party on Friday night at 6:30 at the Logan Ice Rink.

Now I realize you all don't live here, but if you are within the sound of my voice you are invited (that includes you Jenn). It will be sooooo much fun. All the ice skating you can stand from 6:30 to 8:00 with cake and ice cream and treats. If you can make it please do we would love to see you. I am serious, everyone is invited (Josie)

So the other time to reserve is on Saturday November 8th, that will be Colton's Baptism. They have not told me the time yet, but I am sure it will be in the morning. So once again everyone is invited and we would really like you to come. We missed having family at our events for 3 years in Washington, so we are really looking forward to having a large turnout for the Baptism. For Bowen's we had no family there, so we want to change that. When I get the time I will post it.

Let me know who is coming on Friday we would love to see you.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Starting over again.

So here I am again. I am now getting around to starting a blog once more.

So many of you are probably wondering what was going on. First off you need to realize that I work for a company in that everything we do is completely confidential. I know this and I don't have a problem with it. Apparentaly in the past, about 5 months back I made mention of getting some new clients. This was a mistake on my part and I know that. Now the clients did not see this nor did I say anything more than they were just my clients. In fact if we were out on the town and I saw them they would not hesitate saying Hi to me, so fortunately they are not the kind that care about whether others know who does their bookeeping or not. Anyway I digress. It appears that someone at my office found my blog and not only was following it, but reading my past posts, and in the past posts found stuff he/she was concerned about and turned me in to the partners. So I offered to just make it private, but that would not fix everything. I needed to remove every reference that I made to work. Since that did not sound to much fun to me because of how many blog posts I have made since I started work, I just backed up my blog to my computer and deleted it.

So now we have my new blog. I debate whether to make it private or not for the mean time it is public but not searchable on the internet or listed in blog listings. If I have another problem with people from work "monitoring" my blog then I will have to make it private, but I really don't want to.

So I made mention earlier before I deleted my other blog that my hair had accidentally gone pink. Well let me expound on this for a moment. Many of you who have seen me or my blog pics know that my hair is dark brown on top and the bottom layer is blonde. When I was hired my hair was that way. I don't think that is so normal, but they hired me anyway. So after some time it was time to change the hair. The brown needed new color and the blonde had almost grown out. So instead of bleaching again I thought "why not go red?" There is nothing wrong with red. So my hair stylist did some highlights in the main part of a caramel color and the red dye, then she took THE SAME COLOR and put it on my bottom layer. i thought it would be really nice. When she rinsed it out we both just about freaked out. My blonde had only taken the pink shades of the red color, but the top layer took the red just fine and looked nice. So it wasn't like a light pink, it was Cindy Lauper pink. The next problem came that it was late on Friday night and I was late getting home so I said just leave it and maybe it will wash out, but I did make an apopintment to have it fixed later the next week.

Now comes Monday and time for work. I did my hair, ironed it and everything and went to work. Now I knew what my hair looked like, but I did not worry because I knew I was going to get it fixed. Later on that day, about 3:00, I got called into a partners office and there were 2 partners waiting for me. First off they wanted to talk about my hair. I told them it was a mistake and that I had an appointment to get it fixed later this week. Of course that wasn't soon enough. Then I got the talk about being in a professional work environment and on and on and on. Let me just say that my clothes are very nice and clean and fit well. I don't wear questionable clothing and I feel well dressed. They also mentioned that if I was going to make a change to my hair in the future that maybe I should consult them on it. YEAH RIGHT. I change my hair a lot, I never leave it one style for long. While I will not make the pink mistake again, I am not going to ask before doing my hair.

So that was last week. I was very very frustated. Not sad, not hurt, just frustrated. I did not get in "trouble" and my quality of work is not an issue, just my hair and my blog.

So the combination of all that is what led me to this new blog. While nothing much will probably change but it is really better this way.

So try to leave me note and let me know if you care or if you are still out there in Internet Land listening to me. I will be adding photos and such as time goes on.