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!

1 comment:

Krista said...

FYI: Kellee has this Whoopee cushion costume. It's classic! Hahah