Thursday, October 7, 2010

A real once a weeker

This is going to be a real Once A Weeker. The last one was more like a Once a Summer-er....or something like that.

I decorated my house for Halloween this year. Who's proud of me? You should be. Halloween is my least fave, but it's Dan's fave. In an effort to keep my husband happy I give into the Halloween spirit....every other year. I thought my nephew would be scared of all of our decorations, but it looks like I stand alone in the scared department again this year. I do not like the feeling of fear. If there was one feeling I could take away it would be fear. Like the good husband that he is, Dan preys upon my fear of fear. Just the other day while at our friends house he jumped out of a closet and almost made me pee my pants. One of these days he is going to get punched right in the face. It's a natural reflex of mine to start punching when scared....don't say I didn't warn you.
If you haven't already guessed, haunted houses are out of the question in my life. Dan begs every year, and every year I have to tell him the same horrific story from my past......It was 1996 (ok, I don't really know the exact year), my mom has this grand idea, "Lets go to a haunted house!" This wasn't a baby haunted house that the old creepy neighbor next door set up in his garage. This was an old abandoned house on a scary street that you don't even walk down in daylight. The line was long. I remember exactly what I was awesome tie dye-ish dress/skirt thing, with white shoes embellished with a bow on the top (it was 1996, give me a friggin break). When it was our turn I was trying to act all calm and cool, but really I was crying and screaming inside wishing I were dead. We had my brother and sister and some of their friends with us, so I had to be the cool little sister, right? This fasad only worked for .42 seconds. Someone started chasing after me with a chain saw and as I ran I lost one of my awesome shoes. Somehow I ended up losing my family and trying to go back for my shoe but there were so many people I couldn't make my way back, plus this freak was about to chainsaw my face off. Somehow I ended up "behind the scenes" of this freak show, standing next to a guy in a scary mask behind black sheets. He was trying to help me, but he was scaring the pee right out of me. I was crying...scratch that....WHALING for my mom & my shoe. Finally my mom realizes that her last born child might be dead and she comes back to find me. She's laughing hysterically at my hysterical-ness and tries telling me to come with her. The music and the chain saws in our faces are so loud that she can't hear me telling her that my shoe is lost. So she's pulling me toward her and I am pulling back (does this sound like a nightmare to anyone else?!). Finally Freddy Krueger brings me my shoe, and we escaped with our lives flashing before our eyes. I cried the whole way home, I'm sure of it.
If that story doesn't get Dan off my back, then I just lay it out for him..... "I'm sorry honey, haunted houses were not listed in our vows." He hasn't caught on to the fact that we never said vows...shhhhh.

Speaking of 1996, remember penny loafers? All the cool kids had them. I actually saw an older man wearing penny loafers with the pennies in them. I almost burst out laughing. Who does that? I had to look at his shirt to make sure it wasn't a Hypercolor T-shirts.
Remember hypercolor T-shirts? Can we say awesome? I haven't seen anyone wearing one of those as of late, but if you stick around long enough you might find me wearing one. Those were/are the coolest shirts ever made.

My Bff from work is starting a bunco group and I will be gracing her with my presence. I'll keep you posted on all the cool stuff I win. It should be fun!

On Monday Dan called me from work and said, "I cannot leave work." Usually he says this when they are in the middle of ping pong or basketball game. Apparently they were having an open house for the community to come check out the fire department. They had mock rooms set up in the parking lot, and charged hose laying out so Dan couldn't back out. Poor dude had to stay at work 3 extra hours. I don't think it bothered him too much, they ate pizza and lit things on fire the whole time. Freakin pyromaniacs I tell you.

We found out yesterday that Adyson is going to be a mermaid for Halloween. My mom asked her if she had her costume and she said "yes I DO" all matter of fact-like. My mom asked her if she was going to wear a wig and Ady said her mom told her she was going to have pink hair. My mom asked how she was going to get it pink and she said, "well, I guess we'll just have to paint it." Her voice is so cute, I wish I could record everything she says.

I came home the other day to a SPOTless house and roses from the Mister. He even vacuumed! Could I have a better husband?! Nah. Speaking of good husbands, I just found out the other day that he is 29, not 28! HOW did I miss a year? ugh. Worst wife award goes to J-Fish. I have plans up my sleeve for the big just wait. Bad wife award will be off my record soon enough!

Today was a weird day. Bittersweet if you will. I went to my doctor begging him to give me a baby....ok maybe I wasn't that blunt. Could infertility be any more expensive? I kid you not I was in his office 15 minutes and I had to give him 100 of my (husbands) hard earned dollars. And that's the cheapest part of it! All he said was "endometriosis my friend, endotmetriosis." Those weren't his exact words, I just kind of summed up those 15 minutes for you. Laparoscopy will be in my near future. Boooo for infertility. The sweet part of my day was the fact that I have somewhat of an answer to my "why no baby?" question. I just hoped it involved Clomid instead of surgery. Beggars can't be choosers I suppose.
I know some of you have told me you feel out of the loop and/or are scared to ask about my bum ovaries. I'll keep you posted on here as much as I can so you don't have to ask if you don't want to. If you don't like the word 'ovaries' you might want to find another blog...cuz it's mah blog, and I write what I want. (secretly, I don't like the word either).

To end on a happy note, I hope my kid likes fruits and veggies as much as my nephew. To date, he has thrown 3 fits in stores with me because he wants to eat fruit before we buy it.
1st time-fruit stand. He saw blackberries and almost fell out of the cart crying for them.
2nd time-fruit stand. Picked up tomatoes that weren't ours, nor were they paid for, and started eating them like apples. He ate 3 of them. No lie.
3rd time-Walmart. In the check out line. Bananas coming down the conveyor belt and he spots them. Of course the bananas have to be weighed, so I can't just give him one. The bad news was there was still a lady in front of me waiting to check out. He threw some serious fit action right there. Stood up in the cart and freaked out, pointing at the bananas. Children are humiliating, aren't they?

Don't you hate wedgies?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Once a weeker rears its ugly head

My grand idea of the 'Once a Weeker' has really fallen off the face of the earth the last couple of months. Summer is busy, isn't it? There were so many times that I thought "I should blog about that" but I never did. Shame on me. I will try my hardest to remember what has happened. It's been a good summer, but I am ready for the fall. I love fall. I love the cool weather & the changing of the leaves. Dan drives through a canyon to get to work. During this time of year he comes home every few days and tells me how the colors have changed and how awesome it looks. We usually take a drive up Ogden Canyon and down the North Ogden divide, and it always reminds me of how much Heavenly Father loves us.

Labor day weekend we found ourselves in Heber City hanging out with the fam and helping my uncle lay cement for his boat to park on. Like the dumb dumbs that we are, we forgot our camera. It was a fun time. Josh, Michelle, and Adyson came and we loved having them! We took Ady & Zayden to the swiss days parade where they got too much candy. On our way to the parade a deer ran across the road right in front of us and Ady said "awww that was so adorable!" She cracks us up. When the parade was over Ady called her dad:
Ady: We got so much candy Dad, guess how many?
Josh: How many?
Grandma: Million
Ady: (laughing) YEAH, five MILLIOOOON.

Adyson is always wanting to please her daddy and always makes sure he is ok and happy. After the cement was poured Josh was sore so Ady said "I am going to go stretch my daddy's legs for him." After we had all the fun we could have, we went to the Outlet mall in Park City so Josh and Michelle could find Ady some clothes for preschool. My brother picked out some pants for her to try on and at first she was not too thrilled about the idea of trying stuff on, but after she put the pants on and Josh told her how much he loved them she was hooked! She kept putting things on and asking me "Do you think my dad is going to love this too?" She loves the mirror. She put her hand on her hip, and twirled, and bent over, and posed with every outfit. She's such a doll, I miss her already.

The weekend before Labor Day we went to a family reunion for my grandpa's side of the family. It was actually a lot more fun than we thought. It was very humid and warm though. They had a lady come sing country music...she was good if you didn't look at her. She made THE WEIRDEST face when she sang...I couldn't tell if she was having a bowel movement or what. Other than that, she was great. They also had a magician come. Zayden loved him. He couldn't take his eyes off of his tricks. Afterwards he let all of the kids pet the bunny and bird. Zayden thought it was pretty cool, I thought it was gross and immediately needed to find hand sanitizer.

Dan is still working up in the valley. He has been at the other station up there for awhile now, and he is so ready for a change. He's tired of the valley, tired of some of the people. In December they are doing shift bids which means they will get to choose which station they want to be at for the next 2 years. Hopefully he gets what he wants.

Here's my negative rant for this post........Twice this summer we have ordered from Bountiful Baskets. Have you heard of this? It's a fad...Utahns are always looking for new fads, aren't they? I don't consider myself a Utahn, but I fell into the hype of it all. I admit, the thought of getting all of these awesome fruits and veggies was amazing in my mind. After all, we love summer and fall for all of the garden goodness! It turned out to be the biggest waste of $33.48 I have ever wasted! The tomatoes were the worst tomatoes known to man. They were as crunchy as an apple. GROSS! Both times they gave us 16 plums......16! Who eats 16 plums before they go bad? Dan loves plums...but he doesn't love 32 plums. The lettuce was fine. Lettuce is lettuce. I don't even want to get into the 8 mango's we threw away or the green oranges or the hard as rock nectarines. Who are these people and why are they recommending something like this to me???? Bottom line is, all of this stuff is in season and should be very tasty and ripe....everything we got was not ripe and had been refrigerated which is a no no with most fruits and some veggies. I highly un-recommend this.

A few weeks ago we went to a summer party for Dan's work. Ah, work parties....who thought of those? They had a BBQ and a raffle. We won two hair cuts......that expired in March. Awesome.

At the fist of the summer Joni and I took Zayden to get his pictures taken by a lady that she hired, Mel Howlett Photography. We had one hour to get good shots....that seems adequate, right? We were so disappointed in this lady. All she kept saying to Zayde was "boo". He was so over that after the third time. I decided that we were paying good money for this, so I danced around and made Zayden smile. Pretty much she should have paid me because I was doing her job. We got some really cute shots of him, but her editing is terrible. His face is whited out in all of them. He looks albino. I KINDLY emailed her and asked her if she could darken the images a smidgen. She replied very coarsely and said that she would edit ours after she edited 22 other peoples. Which by my calculations would have been 1.5 years before my sister got pictures back. lol. People kill me. I think she realized she was being an imbecile because she wrote back 2 hours later and said she would edit a few of our favorites if I emailed them to her. What has happened to customer service? If you were trying to run a business wouldn't you try to make sure your customers were happy before they left your door step with a CD full of pictures? Yikesoid.

In July we went to Bearlake with my BFF from work and her boyfriend Ryster (ok, his name is Ryan and he has no idea I call him Ryster...shhh.) It was a little say the least. Our tent almost blew away, and our pillows got soaked by the rain. Our tin foil dinners burnt because it was raining so hard we couldn't leave the tent to check on them. We even had to have family prayer inside our tent because we were getting scared....when I say "we" I mean Krista and me. The boys were acting all tough, but they were really peeing their pants, I know it. Needless to say Dan was very un impressed by his first experience at Bearlake. I am determined to make him love it like I do. So next year there will be a cabin and some wave runners in the mix.

We made our usual trek to Cleveland (rocks) for the 24th of July. Always a good time there.
We ate lamb, sat and talked on grandma's grass for hours, climbed up the telephone pole.....yeah...I'm not sure why either...ate, ate, ate, people watched, and watched babies get thrown from laundry baskets during the races. Ahhh, it's a great life, isn't it?

In August we went to the Powder mountain motocross with the Stevenson's. We sat by the finish line because it had the biggest jump by it. Pretty cool to see. I'd totally biff it if I were to try anything like that.

This year we are heading down to A.Z. land for Halloween. Halloween=one of my least favorite holidays..but it comes once a year so I better start loving it. I'm not the type that likes to dress up I guess....unless I get to be this

Many more things have happened but they're not comin to me. 2010 was a good summer. Bring on Fall!....and bring on tons of pictures!

Can you tell that everyone is exhuasted?

Lovin her Tinker Bell pj's

Could she be any cooler?

We took her to DI one night. She cried the whole way there because she didn't want to go. She was so tired of being in the car. Once we got there she didn't want to leave. These glasses were her idea.

Adorable even when he hair is a mess.

So proud of those 2 in 1 glassses

Petting the bird at the family reunion

The magician gave him a sword

He can't take his eyes off all the mad tricks that magician was pullin out

How cute is his arm resting on Dan's shoulder? he loves his uncle Dan. He gets hyper when he is around. Surprised?

My grandpa is on the right, his brother is on the left, I have no idea who is in the middle =)

There was a bird singing in the tree

Grandma and Dano...pretty sure they were laughing at the singers face. Why didn't I get a picture of her?!

Typical faces. haha!

Zayden LOVED the root beer dry ice

Ahahahaha how cute is that?

The Hogs and Hydrants softball game (I blogged about it awhile ago, but never posted a picture) They won! Way fun game!


Trendyn came to play! These two got SO dirty within minutes!

I'm so glad I finally got this posted! I've been working on it since 9/7!