Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Just a quick post!

Merry Christmas everyone! We miss you all. We had an great Christmas. I will get around to posting some pictures hopefully by tomorrow. ( I hope) I am sorry about all your links disappearing. I don't know what happen. I t must have messed everything up when my computer caught a virus. Michael got me a new lap top for Christmas so I can start blogging again. I have to get some programs on it first so, the pictures will come as soon as I can get it working or I may borrow Brent's computer just to show you how big Beau is getting. I can't believe it has been a month since my last blog. Hope every one is doing well. Love you, and look for another post in the next few days.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

No New Post For A While

Sorry everyone, but my computer caught a virus, so there won't be any post for a while and if there are there won't be any pictures. I will try to comment on others if I get the chance, but I normally do all of my blog stuff while I am at work on my lap top, since it seems I never have a chance during the day so sorry. I am trying to get it fixed as fast as possible.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Pictures at the Ranch

I know there are a lot of pictures, but I fell in love with the ranch. It is so beautiful there. We had a fabulous time. I took about 130 pictures, so you can see why I had to post so many. Rhonda says that it is even prettier in the spring time when it is all green. I can't wait to go out there again. Beau just loved it and it was nice to go somewhere so secluded and just enjoy people that mean so much to me.

(This is Brent and Rhonda's house that they bought. They are fixing it up. Brent's great-grandmother was born in this house.)

(This is the ranch house that we stay at when we go and visit. It has a well to draw water from. It is way cute. It also has a great view.)

(This is the family, riding in the back of the truck. We were driving out to see the wild mustangs.)

(This is the three of us, swinging in the back yard. We all took turns. Michael definitely swung me way to high, I thought that I was going to hit the house. Beau loved looking up at us from the ground.)

(Rhonda and I took Beau on his first 4-wheeler ride. He hated it to say the least. He cried all the way up the hill. This is us when we finally got up to the top.)

(I told Michael how Beau reacted on the 4-wheeler, so he wanted to see for himself. He torchers that poor Boy, and then laughs.)

(Here is Rhonda and Beau, petting the horses. Beau can be so weird. One minute he likes them and the next he is trying to get away from them and freaked out.)

(Here is grandma and Beau again. Rhonda had a blast swinging Beau. It was kind of funny to watch him swing. It wasn't a normal bucket swing, so he was unsure at first.)

(Here is Michael, swinging. Sorry I couldn't download the hilarious video of him wrecking. I'll bring it when we come down for Thanksgiving.)

(Michael and I were having a competition who could shoot the most cans down. We were only shooting a .22. Needless to say I won.)

(Can you tell I am a natural with a gun. Mike better be on his best behavior. J/K LOL)

(Beau was watching us shoot, and his little jacket wasn't keeping him and his hands warm enough, so I put mine on him. He hated not being able to grab the hay.)

(Michael thinks that that this looks like a jacket modeling picture. Beau's eyes are just so blue. I have to agree with Michael.)

(Beau didn't know what to think of the cow. This is the only one that would come close to us. It was a good thing I had my camera ready, it only lasted for a second.)

(This is a closeup of Beau on the swing. I just love it.)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Just a Quick Note Until Friday Night

Hey everyone. I just thought I would let you know, I will be posting probably once a week, either on Friday nights or Saturday nights. It is just easier that way and it gives me something to do at 2:00 a.m. at work. I do want everyone to know that Beau has started to clap. It is so cute. We were driving down the road and listening to one of his CD's and he started clapping to it. Oh, and for anyone who doesn't know yet, Michael and I are coming back to AZ for Thanksgiving. So see you soon. Brit we will have to get some games going, I miss it. See You Soon, and Friday nights post will be awesome, I am going to try and post this funny video of Michael.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Just some pictures of Today!

Beau was sitting in the hay stack waiting for Grandma to get the hay ready to feed.

He is sitting on the hay in the wheelbarrel, we were about to throw the hay. The horses beat us to the punch.

Beau was just sitting patiently while I took pictures. He would make the perfect Cowboy.

Here is Beau chewing on his Binky. As you can see he has been teething. You can see the six, but he has #7 & #8 trying to come through.

This is what my hair looks like. I got it colored brown ang highlighted blonde.


I was tagged by Lindsay Monroe...
A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1. I am not very obsessive overy many things, but there are a few. (Michael would probably disagree with that statment, but oh well.) The first one is the way the toliet paper is put on the roll. I like the roll to be put on so that you have to pull the paper up or torwards, but definetly not down. Before I can use the toliet paper it has to be on the way I like it or I have to fix it first. When I go to public places and I can't fix it, it drives me crazy. The second biggest thing that irritates me and I obsess over is the way utensils are put in the drying rack or the dishwasher. All the spoons have to be together, forks, knives, and then the mixing spoons have to have their own spot. Michael hates doing the dishes, because it is so bad that even after someone else does the dishes, I will go back and resort all the utensils so they are in the right category, or it really bothers me.

2. Ever since I was in preschool I loved the swings. They would be put me on the swings and I would stay their for the whole recess. The only way the could get me off was to let me ring the bell to end recess. To this day I love the swings. In fact when I am really upset, I like to jog or drive to a park and just swing. It lets me relax.

3. I started my first job at the age of 14 and a 1/2. I worked at a place called Brandon Swim and Tennis Club. I was a camp counselor, during the summer. We played games and swam etc. I also coached the little kids how to dive. During school it was the same things except it was the offer school program, and diving lessons weren't offered. Working at BSTC has been my longest commiment to any job. I worked there almost 4 years.

4. When I was in elementary school, my mom would pick up all of us kids on the horses every Friday. On Friday's she would pony 3 horses a couple of miles to the school, and then she would wait for us to get out and we would all pile on the horses 2-3 kids on a horse, and then we would ride the 3-4 miles home.

5. During the summers of elementary school, my mom would take all the kids on vacation. It wasn't a normal vacation for most people. We would leave the day school got out or the day after. We would drive all over the U.S. staying with friends or family, visiting different parks, camping, river hiking, and other quite interesting things. At times it was frusterating not being able to be at home and hang out with our friends. Instead we were stuck in a van with all of the siblings, but I am so happy that my mom gave us the opportunity to experience it. We saw things I may never see again, adn I met people who were important role models in my mom's life. I think that during it, we often argued and fought be confined to a small space with so many kids, but I appreciate the now. Looking back it has made us all closer, and we definetly have memories and moments to laught about when we get together.

6. When I was about 15 almost 16 I got a cockatil. I named it Pooter, because all the way home from the pet store, It pooped all over me. It was my favortie pet. My mom taught it to whistle a couple songs and the cat call. (She taught him since I can't whistle.) He was so friendly, he even like to help clean out your mouth. I remember once, we opened the window to the living room so our horse could stick her head in and watch T.V and eat PB & J's with us and Pooter was sitting on the back of the couch. He would walk up to her and when she would turn to look at him he would run backwards. He was my first pet.

I can only Tag 3 people,sorry Tina, I tried to tag you. Brit you're in big trouble j/k . So I Tag Teesha, Brianna, Brynn. Try and post things we don't know about you.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Carving Pumpkins

Michael and I were carving pumpkin's with Beau's help!!

My Pumpkin

Michael's Pumpkin

Bouncing Is What Tigger's Do Best!


For any one who doesn't know how much Beau loves to bounce you will now. I am obsessed with Tigger's I collect them, I love his color, and his energy, so when I saw this Halloween costume at Target, I knew that was what Beau had to be this year; and it fits him perfectly with the fact that he loves to bounce. I had a blast dressing him up and painting his little nose. As you can tell in the pictures, he didn't like his nose painted or the whiskers I drew on his face, he was so squirmy, while I drew them that they aren't they greatest, but it was still cute, and I was pleased he put up with me. He was so cute, we only went to a few houses, and he drove his little car. He didn't get fussy at all, but I think that it was because there was so much going on. At each house he didn't know what to focus on, the candy, the dogs, or the adults talking. Oh, I have to admit he did start crying when we sat him on the bench near the decorations that made sounds. All in all it was a fun night. When we got home, we poured candy on the floor to take pictures of him looking like he made out like a bandit, and as I took pictures he decided he wanted a lollipop. All I can say was he refused to let me have it and he was a huge mess after 5 min. I had to give in though, it was Halloween and he was just so darn cute. Here are a few pictures.

This is me trying to draw his whiskers.

Tigger/Beau is crawling away from me as fast as possible (isn't his tail so cute).

He was so happy that I finally left him alone.

This was his only crying incident of the night.

Beau driving his little car! (Watch Out!)

He looks so innocent! (He was, as long as you didn't take his sucker!)

Friday, October 26, 2007

New Job

I don't have any pictures, just yet in my nifty uniform, but I have a job. I am working as the night audit at the Ramada Inn. I am working for Paul and Kathy Harker, some of you might know who I am talking about. They are incredible people. I work part-time Friday and Saturday nights from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. I haven't had to work those hours just yet since I am training, but I definitely have no complaints so far. The nice thing is when we decided to travel, I will get a discount at other Ramada's. I do have to say though most Ramada's aren't as nice and as clean as this one is. I was really impressed. So if anyone comes to visit, you have to stay at the Ramada and come and see me.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Beau's Huge Update!!

Beau has been a very busy boy yesterday and today. Yesterday, he decided he was going to officially start crawling. If that wasn't enough he now pulls himself up on things and stands. He still would rather walk then crawl, but now he can get things and go places by himself. It is so cute he isn't very fast but he takes long strides. Not only is he now crawling but he also sits himself up from a crawling position to a sitting postition. Can you believe it,it blows my mind how fast he is growing and watching the progression is amazing. Alright to add to the already full pot, he also has decided to hold his own sippy cup. It is so nice, at dinner time, I just put his cup on his tray and he eats; and now when he is thirsty he gets a drink (instead of spitting) and then we continue to eat. (He only spits at dinner time when he is finished now, but he still spits like crazy any other time.) Here are a few pictures, I hope you enjoy. Michael and I are doing great. I hope every one else is doing well. We miss you all.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Mind Over Splatter

Mind Over Splatter (It's there in AZ, so if you want to go and need directions let me know!) I am addicted. For those of you who don't know Mind Over Splatter is a pottery store where you paint or decorate anything that you like and then they burn it. The teacher that I worked for also worked at this potter store, she convinced me to go and do my own piece of pottery. I have to admit, There are some things that I am very talented at and I have a creative mind when it comes to certain subjects, but painting and drawing are not one of them; so I was a bit on the reserved side. I also was a little overwhelmed with all of the options to choose from, but after 20 mins of looking over everything, I decided to make a bank for Beau. I wanted the bank to have some sentimental meaning later on in life. So Katie, the teacher I work with suggested a baseball, since both Mike and I are hoping that he'll play, and then the lid would have his handprint that we could turn into a glove and that is just what we did. You should definetly check it out. They have things in all price ranges and they do parties. Here are a couple of pictures, of how the bank turned out. **Remember I am not very artistic, so if I can do this anyone can. Sorry this took so long to post.

Beau's 1st Time At The Park

I finally got the internet to work, so I could post some pictures. The other day Rhonda and I took Beau to the park for the very first time. We went and got KFC for lunch and then we went to the park and ate it Beau thought he was in heaven. He ate our mashed potatoes and our biscuits, as he was sucking on a chicken bone. (Only Courtey would think that the chicken bone is funny. This is because she calls Tucker and Beau her little puppies.) Any way, after we ate, we put Beau on the swings. He had an absolute blast. He was squealing and kicking his legs. Now the park is must to almost everyday. He is growing like a weed though; and has started to crawl little bits at a time. However, he would much rather stand and hold on to things. I am sure he will be moving along here shortly. I will keep you posted. I am loving taking pictures of him, and now that I figured out how to get my computer to work there will be alot more pictures and posts.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I'm Frusterated, Yet Excited

Jeez-O-Wheeze! I am so frustrated. Sorry I haven't posted in a while, my dumb computer isn't working. Well it only works some of the time, and when it is working it will let me do everything but post pictures, or send pictures in emails. I don't know why. So I tried connecting my camera to Rhonda's computer and it won't let me download pictures to her computer. However, on a positive note, Beau and Michael took a two hour nap, which gave me time to do whatever I wanted. I finally sat down with the manual to my camera that Michael bought me for my birthday and read all the directions and figured out all the tiny details. It is so awesome. I can change anything to a different color, I can do BW and Sepia, and I can do things that are black and white and choose to add color to different things. I never thought my little camera could do all of those things. I guess that's what I get for finally sitting down and taking the time to read the manual. Our Christmas pictures are going to be awesome this year.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

It's a long Blog, it's all about our move!

So we are settled in St. George. I do miss all of you, but I have to be 100% honest, the weather here is BEAUTIFUL. I do not miss the scorching heat. This weekend we should be getting a cold front. I can't wait! Beau and I have gone on walks and played outside. It really feels like fall. I am completely siked to have the opportunity to live in St. George, and experience a different setting. We left Monday at 5:00p.m. and the drive started pretty smoothly. Beau did so well, for such a long trip. We had to go slower then normal so the trailor didn't sway but this was him at the beginning of our trip. That is until the strap flew off of the trailor and we had to pull over. Michael was pulling the trailor with Rhonda's truck and Rhonda and I drove the car behind him in case of anything falling off. Unluckily it did. When we pulled over we took Beau out of his car seat that is until a rent-a-cop pulled over and Rhonda put him back in his seat and bumped his head on the suit case, he started to cry, I felt bad and pulled him back out to comfort him and when I put him back in his seat I hit his head on the ceiling. It was a rough 5 hours after that. Lets just say by 9:00 I gave up and he slept on me until a bag fell off of the trailor and we had to pull over to get it. The one car that was behind us didn't obvisouly pay attention and hit the bag. Rhonda ran back and picked as much up as possible, and then I put Beau back in his seat and got out and helped her try and pick up papers. Thank goodness he fell right back to sleep in his seat. By the way the bag was just my soccer bag, but it tour it apart and Rhonda almost got hit with my soccer ball that came flying at her from being hit so hard. So Beau got put back into his car seat and until he started bawling again at about 12:00 then he got to sleep the rest of the 2 hours on me again. We finally go in 3:00a.m. Utah time. Tuesday, morning when we got up and unloaded the car, truck, and trailor. Later in the after noon Michael went and met with a guy about a job and then went golfing. Beau and I took a walk and looked at all the decorated houses. It was a rough night, Beau woke up about 6 times. I was exhauseted this morning. The reason for his fussniess is his 4th tooth is about to break through, hopefully it will be tomorrow.
Today I unpacked all of our clothes,toys and other odds and ends and it took all day. I am now laying in bed about to fall asleep. However, I should post that Beau's favorite thing about our move is the fact that we finally have a bathtub, so he has been able to sit and enjoy playing and swimming in the tub, rather then our rather quick showers. I tried to post a video of his bath this afternoon but it wouldn't load so here are a few pictures.

Now that I have continued access to the internet, I will be consistent with posting blogs and pictures. I hope that everyone is doing well. I will check everyone's blogs to keep informed. I love you all and miss you. Beau and Michael say hi as well.

Friday, September 28, 2007

With all of the packing for our move, I found alot of toys that Beau can now play with. He has been so good at entertaining himself for periods of time. He loves his little baseball especially the tag, and his drums. He finally has somthing to hit other then me or Michael. This will be the last post until we are moved. We leave Monday morning, and we will arrive in St. George by the evening. Seeing that I won't have access to a computer until Monday my next post won't be until probably Tuesday, and I promise I will keep up my blog from now on.

Two Sleeping Babies

This is Beau and Michael at their best. They love to sleep together. Aren't they so cute? Well at least Beau is. LOL