Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Memories '09!

  • a ham.

  • a turkey (named Fred).

  • Debbie had a back ache.

  • Taylor's giggles.

  • Sam being the FIRST out in 31.

  • "Mom, Where is the stuffing?"

  • Our "outdoor" fridge.

  • Eggnog.


  • Breakfast Casseroles.

  • 26 people for Thanksgiving dinner.

  • First time EVER eating on paper plates.


  • Our parents met for the first time.

  • all our kids together for the first time.

  • We went through more cream cheese than humanly possible.

  • ELECTRICAL KNIFE.. (in love w/it)

  • George taking over the house.

  • Church

  • Boondocks (and laser tag)

  • Shower schedule

  • Air mattress'

  • Refrigerated olive oil.

  • Dunken Dounut Coffee.

  • Dexter Marathon

  • Yep, I still had a back ache.

  • Iggie's, BYU, UTE game.

  • Coyeann singing.


Saturday, November 28, 2009


Thanksgiving went well. I am not going to post a lot today but just wanted to let everyone know that Sam's parents made it from Kentucky. They arrived last Sunday Morning about 1:30 a.m. We had a great week with them and they left Friday morning at 6:30ish.
Thanksgiving was kinda a mad house around the Campbell house, we had 26 people, but it worked out better than I thought it would.
All of Sam and I's kids had never been together ALL at once, we finally got a family picture with us all in it.. YEAH..
Sam and I will post more pictures of Thanksgiving. Everyone made it and Thanks to my Mom for helping with the food..

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas decorating continues.

I am going to be done with my Christmas decorating by tomorrow. Why?? Sam's parents are coming from Kentucky and we be here on Saturday and none of us will be together for Christmas so I wanted to have kinda a "double" Holiday. I am almost done. I have the very basement left to do and even though the kids have NO IDEA, they will be helping me finish everything when they get home in about 1/2 hour.

Table center piece. This is not done yet but getting there!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these little elf shoes!

Penguin teapot and friends!

This is the hardest thing for me. Our Christmas stockings do not match. We let all the kids pick their own, I had a TERRIBLE time with it last year but it is growing on me this year.

Front Living room. I love snowmen. I also started watering my Christmas plant about 3 weeks ago so it will be ready by Christmas.

This is one of every one's favorites. This Santa runs by batteries and that propeller whirls around and it goes in circles.. WE LOVE IT.

Around my lamps I put little wreaths and ribbons.

Front room banister.

More of my "gang" of Snowmen.

A fun Christmas tradition for us is we put baby Jesus up till Christmas morning. HE IS NOT BORN YET. When I go over to my friends and families houses over the Holidays I will always hide their baby Jesus and call them Christmas morning and tell them where Jesus is!

This is our front living room Christmas tree. This one is my favorite. Sam's favorite is the one in the blog post below..

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas Decorations So Far

Those of you that have known Debbie for a while know exactly how she feels about Christmas and decorating. It is so fun to watch her excitement as she pulls boxes out of the basement.
I LOVE what she is doing with the is coming together so well and is getting me in the Christmas spirit.
She is about half done and does a little each day. I will post the other half later on when its all done. I will let the pics speak for themselves. Awesome!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Since my accident I like to be at home. I like to be at home to the point that it's probably not real healthy. I feel safe, secure, and my best when I am in these 4 walls I call home. I DON'T KNOW WHY, don't have a guess in hell why, but here is my best shot.
  • That is has nothing to do with the "accident" and has everything to do with I am just getting older!
  • That I was single for years and left my kids a lot while I was single, I had to work a lot, I also played A LOT. I was dating (usual some nightmare of a man) and I know I spent a lot of time away from my kids and I think I have Mother guilt. (NOW I DRIVE THEM NUTS, AROUND ALL THE TIME, trying to make up for anything I did wrong because I was a single mom) and trying to make everything "perfect" for them in case something happens to me!
  • That I was not doing anything dangerous in the accident. I tell Sam all the time it would be easier for me emotionally if we would have been sky diving or doing something "dangerous". So now I have a small fear of leaving my house.
  • I don't drive from the accident yet. It is scary. I have a black spot in my eye, I get dizzy when I look over my shoulder, so that kinda puts a damper on going places.. DUH!

The other thing that has changed is probably a good thing. Everyone that knows Sam and I, knows we are not shy about saying we are going to have a beer, or open a bottle of wine, and we have been known to party. That has changed for me in LEAPS AND BOUNDS. I don't drink very often any more. I might have a beer every couple of weeks but I don't drink nearly like I use to. I think the reasoning for that is because I am still a little dizzy, and I feel very very full all the time, so I don't want to drink because I am to full and I don't want to feel "tipsy" AT ALL. I think I am boring Sam to death.. TO DEATH!! :-) The honest truth about the alcohol is that I DON'T MISS IT, I feel great, have lost 12 pounds and I don't miss the alcohol AT ALL.

So to all my friends, my husband, and family. I know I am at home A LOT, and I know that baby steps are what I am taking to move on and get over this. Until then I am at home and get your asses over here and visit me!!!

or I may be at Bear River Mental Health because they just might come take me away because I am crazy!! Who knows!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I was thinking about this story that Sam's Mom told me and thought I would share it.

When Sam was born his parents named him Lee Samuel Campbell and expected him to be known as Lee. In the hospital he was in the nursery with a lot of little baby girls and the nurses started to call him "BIG SAM", and it stuck. So Sam's parents legally changed his name.

I just can't see my Sammy as a Lee.. Can you?

Monday, November 9, 2009

It has begun!!

Phase one of Thirty

Our Christmas decorating season has now begun. Debbie gets this happy, crazy look in her eye about this time every year. Yesterday she gets a little smile on her face and down she goes into the storage room and brings up a couple of boxes. She started decorating our TV family room. I love this.... last year I wanted her to leave up the lights because I love it so much. Her response is "If I left it up all year we wouldn't appreciate it so much during Christmas" She has a point.

So this two week decorating process is quite fun for me. I come home from work and she has something new unpacked and decorated. This year she wants more Christmas trees... one in our bedroom and one in our basement family room. This is asside from the two we already have.

Last year was my first experience I had with Debbie and her Christmas. She has the most incredible taste and when the house if fully decorated with all the trees and the Christmas Village it looks incredible. I know this attached picture is a little blurry but I will take more pics and post them as she decorates. I was in awe last year.......

I love you Debbie and SOOO love your Christmas spirit.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sick, Sick and more Sick.......

What a week. I can finally breathe with out hacking my lungs out and am back to work. Debbie is struggling. When Debbie does it she goes big.... she has the full bore flu... probably swine flu... along with a bladder infection. Fever, sore throat, cough, aches and pains.... goodness!!
Debbie said I brought something home from Vegas... apparently what happens in Vegas does not always stay there...... sorry honey

On a lighter side.... we had fun on Halloween. I normally dont like to dress up or anything but we decided to make me a red neck and Debbie dressed as my slutty, redneckish, 80's style girlfriend with the g-string hanging out the back of her pants... haha. I have to tell you.... Debbie is a hot hot woman anyway and when she dressed like this my jaw hit the floor... haha. All of our friends know Debbie doesnt dress like this at all therefor is a funny outfit but others probably thought this is the way she usually dressed... lol. We stopped in Kaysville Walgreens to pick up some crazy lipstick for her and she almost caused accidents on the roads as we walked into the store. We then stopped in a truck stop to get a drink and a snack on the way to Logan and had one guy following her... she didnt even see him. WOW
Anyway.... Debbie and her 4 inch heals were a hit. Most of the people I talked to said I look like Larry the cable guy and fit the outfit perfect.... I guess I am a true redneck at heart. Dang.....

What fun times... at least before the cold and cough hit.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Dear Mom:

I am WAY under the weather. I think I have swine flu or some other kind of flu. Sam and I have been coughing, fever, runny nose, sick to my stomach, NO ENERGY and just laying around all day. I think Sam brought home WHATEVER I have from Las Vegas. I just said to Sam.

"I want my Mommy. I want her to come over and take care of me. Cook me sick people food, service it to me on a sick person tray and give me a bendy straw. Do my laundry, fold it, and clean the house just the way she knows how. I want her to clean my sink.. she knows the way I LIKE IT DONE.".

So I guess I will see you in the morning..


P.S. Please wear a mask and bring some anti bacterial wipes. K! thanks.