Monday, December 27, 2010

Fun Christmas

We have had a great Christmas. Sarah came over from Laramie, Taylor came down from Logan and we just did a lot of goofing off. We talked about memorable Christmas's and we really don't remember gifts much but we always seem to remember the Christmas's that we had a lot of family at or had some very special times.
Peggie, Debbie's mom, had her Christmas party again this year and she cooks for everyone and we play Bingo, Ping Pong and many other games. Debbie decided that we need to wear crazy sweaters to the party this year and see if anyone notices. On the way to the party we had to stop in Costco and get pie and a few things and man did we get some looks haha. At the party the family really didn't know what to say. My wife is a hoot.
I wish Jordan could have been here as well.
I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

Monday, December 13, 2010


Poor George is loosing his boy parts tomorrow. He will no longer be known as George but he will be Georgina~~

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tip Tuesday~

My tip for this week is go to the store and purchase an Amaryllis..

I got mine that has multiple bulbs in it at Costco for $25 but you can buy less expensive bulbs ANYWHERE..

I know this is kinda a strange tip but it truly is one of our highlights of the Christmas year. My kids mark it and see how much they grow each day and they truly are a wonder... and I promise you will love it and buy them every year!
fun fact: the only living thing that grows faster than an Amaryllis is the antelors of Elk...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Just a normal Saturday lunch

On Saturday we ran down to Lehi to see Debbie's mom Peggie and swap vehicles with her so they could go to Vegas (a completely different story that is blog worthy in itself).
So we were deciding what to do for lunch after we went to IKEA since Brock said he was hungry about every 10 seconds. Debbie said "Lets go to Hooters" and Brock stumbed on his words for a second and said "Is that a family friendly restaurant???" haha we laughed about that for a bit and guess where we ended up? Great wings there by the way......
As you can see... Brock HATED it there.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Crazy Lives... busy times and lots of fun

Its been SOOO long since I have posted a blog. Life is super busy but lots of fun too. I will give a quick update on the last week or so. I will try to keep it short....
Debbie worked so hard at decorating the house for Christmas so it would be ready for Thanksgiving dinner. She does such a great job of decorating I HAVE to take pictures. Even though she doesn't want me to take any and post them I will sneak one in anyw
ay.... this is MY post heh.

Debbie also found new crafts to do for gifts. She makes drink Coasters. Tiles, napkins, glue and some handy work and there you go. She is so good!
During the day Wednesday I got a phone call from Debbie... she said that her "Happy Place" (Medical Spa) has a special on a face chemical peal. She said she set up an appointment and away she went....we will save more comments for anther blog after she gets done pealing haha

Wednesday night I got tickets for a Utah State Aggies basketball game from one of our vendors. They were playing Utah Utes and I had never been to an Aggies game and I was blown away by all of their chears and chants.... "WINNING TEAM LOSING TEAM WINNING TEAM LOSING TEAM" "I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN" I guess you just have to be there (or look it up on youtube). Our seats were the best in the house right behind our team. I had a great time and want to go to another game.

We we had Thanksgiving at our house and 17 people. We watched football and played card games all day and night and Debbie taught crafts. Great people, great food!

Friday, Debbie and I took Taylor bowling and had fun. Debbie has been wanting to go bowling for a long time so we took in 3 games and one blister. We told one of our friends that we went bowling and he said "your married and went bowling together?????" haha I guess married people don't do that?? We just like to do date things I guess

Saturday we got tickets from another friend for the Utah Utes VS BYU football game. It was a super cold, cloudy, hazy day with out any sun at all and we got tickets to outdoor football... haha... now I am no wimp but DUDE I got cold during this game. Poor Debbie felt bad for me and got me out of there. She was disappointed we left but I think she saved my life. It was a great game and Utes won with a blocked field goal. We know this only because we watched the rest of the game from a warm Wingers restaurant. I really liked the pregame tailgate party though I would love to go back for another warmer game someday. Poor Debbie.
Sunday I got tickets at the Maverik Center Suite for the Radio City Rocketts for Debbie and her friends. They said it was a wonderful performance and had a great time while Josh and I went to the new Harry Potter.What a great few days.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

ding ding~

For the first time I remember the entire state of Utah has a blizzard warning in effect from 3:00 p.m. today (Tuesday) till 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. So my Thanksgiving grocery shopping is done, I have stew in the oven and we are hunkering down for the winter storm of the century.

remember that 67% of families have Thanksgiving fights BEFORE dinner ever starts.. So I am also shining up my boxing gloves!!! *ding ding~

Friday, November 19, 2010

this and that:

Dear Holidays;

I love you more than any other time of year. I love the warmth of the decorations, they smell, the first snow fall, the food. Please keep the holiday weight I will gain to a minimum and let all my family be safe and healthy.



Dear Hair:

Where have you gone??? Why are you missing. I find you on the floor, in my brush and all over. Lets stick with each other and stop this abandonment. I think its just my new thyroid medication and you will be better in no time. Until than I will continue to do this really cool version of an old man comb over.

Please come back soon, I miss you.


Deb's head

Dear Christmas presents:

I hope you make the way under the tree this year. Please be expensive, wrapped nicely and I like ribbon not plastic bows.



Dear abs and thighs;

I know its the holiday and you love to bulk yourself up this month, but lets remember I am headed to Colombia in February and that will require a swim suit.. So lets remember where the gym is, keep the egg nog, Carmel corn, mashed potatoes, etc. etc. etc. to a minimum.



Dear Dumb As#es that text and drive:

For some reason I have found it my civic duty to prevent you from doing this. So if you a dumb enough to text and drive remember that it is up to a $2500 fine and you can do jail time (most 1st time offenders get off with $900 and no jail time). I am sorry if I come up to the side of you and find it my responsibility to roll down my window and yell at your stupid ass..



Officer Deb

Dear friends and family;

I hope each one of you know how much you mean to me. We have had a GREAT year and lots of great memories. I think the best thing about this year for me is I am back in touch with all of my life long friends. I have such a great husband and I truly believe the BEST husband on Earth. I know I drive the kids crazy and I snoop, stalk, and get in business that is probably NOT mine. But remember I am your Mamma and it's because I love you and I car.



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Make this!

1 Turkey breast (I would assume you could use Turkey roast and dbl the gravy)
1 can whole cranberry sauce
1 package Lipton onion soup mix.
1/2 cup Orange juice.

Put everything in crock pot and cook till the turkey is falling apart (several hours). The sauce makes GREAT gravy... LOVE THIS RECIPE!! Serves about 5 or 6.

I served it with country crock potatoes.. the one you buy in the refrigerated part of your grocery.. I LOVE THEM... I think they are the mashed potato bomb for a fast fix!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dear Mom...

Dear Mom.

I know you have been sick with MRSA staph infection in your chin. Staph infection was NOT bad enough for you so you had to get the Mother of all Staph infections. It was fun spending a couple days with you and making our way to the hospital, that was 40 minutes away, and get your IV antibiotics, and than come back to your house (40 minute drive) and do the entire thing over in just a few short hours for 3 days. I especially LOVED the part when they had to lance your chin and let all that infection drain from it. I am sorry I couldn't stay in the room with you because I may have passed out so I am glad Sam was brave and stayed in there with you..

It actually was very nice spending time with you while I was there. I will never forget the walk you, Nolan and I took around the neighborhood. I am sure you remember.. YES, that is the walk. The one where Nolan stubbed his toe and he bleed all the way home and you and I thought we were going to have to take him to the hospital and get stitches in the end of his toe.. I was so glad you have all those medical supplies at your house so we could fix him and literally tape his toe back together.
The best part of my stay with you was driving your DARLING 2 seater Mercedes around. I felt like such a sportser in that car. I am sorry that you wrecked it this weekend when you were on the way BACK to the hospital because you had broken out in hives all over your body.. Those were some hives... like hives I have NEVER seen in my entire life. It was kinda really strange because they covered your ENTIRE body. Now you have a wrecked car, hives all over your body, a husband that is sick, AND oh yeah I almost forgot... MRSA staph infection.. O' what fun memories!
I just wanted to make sure you and Nolan were getting along okay since I have been back home and wondering what you have in store for me this week..
P.S. I have attached a copy of one of the pictures of your chin...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tip Tuesday.

Sam and I were getting ready for Halloween and we swung by Hot Topic, in the Mall, the real truth is I shop there ALL THE TIME and I am embarrassed so I am using Halloween as an excuse! Any way, as we were checking out I grabbed some of their wing tip eyeliner. Showed to the right!
I didn't think much of it because it couldn't possible be GREAT eye liner at $3.99 and come with a skull and cross bones on it.. Well guess what.. Move over Maybeline because Hot topics eyeliner is the BOMB!!!..

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Fun

After I grew up I always used to think that dressing up for Halloween was kinda dumb. "Why would we want to be something we are not" I always used to say to myself. Then I met Debbie and along with most things in my life, she changed the way I think. I look forward to Halloween.... from carving pumpkins, decorating AND dressing up. I remember the first time I came home to her in the condo in Logan just after she decorated and it just put a smile on my face and felt so homey.

So for a couple of weeks (and probably longer) Debbie had this plan on what we were going to be and how we were going to dress. So put it all together Saturday and went and had some fun with our friends. Debbie helps keep me young :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tip Tuesday.

When we bought our house every bathroom in the house had paper towel holders on the inside of the cupboards. I had no idea how much I would LOVE this. It's the best cleaning tip I could give anyone. A roll of paper towels does a hell of a lot of clean up in bathrooms.. DO THIS TODAY IT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY!

Monday, October 25, 2010

and the winner is...

numbered top left to bottom right.

1. Sam with 12 votes
2. Brock with 11 votes
3. Jeff with 3 votes
4. Debbie with 18 votes
5. Nick with 16 votes
6. Jeff (again) with 8 votes
7. Melissa with 2 votes (but everyone loves Jesus)
8. Josh's with 11 votes.


It didn't really matter if I won I just wanted to beat Sam.. AND BY A LANDSLIDE I DID.. ha ha ha.
Thanks for the fun folk.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Utah Family Weekend.

We did our annual pumpkin carving contest today (Sunday). We don't know who won yet but that really isn't the fun. I LOVE to carve pumpkins and it was as fun this year and even more so.. WHY? It was just me and the boys this year.. Cassidi was at work, Taylor was suppose to come but she ended up not coming down.. So just me and my boys this weekend.
and this pumpkin head!!!

That is a table full of FUN!

We had some of our friends come over and that made it a lot more fun than other years!

Sam and I look like we planned our outfits to be Halloweeny!!

Lots of talking and laughing
and food...
and concentration
and scariness!!
Was a great day and lots of memories made.. On Saturday night me and my boys (Sam, Josh, and Brock) went to a Utah Grizzly game. I had never been to a hockey game and I LOVED it. It was so much fun.
It was "Pink on the Rink" night in honor of breast cancer survivors. We had GREAT seats..
Sam and I cuddling because hockey games are COLD!Brock took his friend Carlos to the Hockey game with us. They LOVED it.. especially when the hockey player got in fights!! BOYS!!!
Friday Night Brock had a spook alley, or haunted house and a dance at Junior High. He set up for the haunted house and then went and had a blast. Brock and his buddy Ryan before they went and spooked the house!!
What a fun weekend...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Travel Tip Tuesday!

There are very few things that make me happier than pulling out and dusting off my passport... It means I am headed to a foreign land (in case you are dense) and that I am about to embark on a new adventure..
We were at Barnes and Noble the other day and we were reading a book on Colombia and the places we will visit on this trip...and I thought this travel tip was one of the best I have ever heard.

Obviously I have always taken a "copy" of my passport with me but I have never thought about scanning it in to the computer and emailing it to myself.. DUH... this means I could pull up a copy of my passport any where I am in the world..

I am not always the sharpest tool in the shed but I know a good idea when I get one..

Countdown to Colombia.. 4 MONTHS.. woot woot!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pillow Hoarding!!

My poor husband has a problem... He gets emotionally, mentally and physically attached to pillows.. I mean the gross, flat kind that probably has more dust mites in them than fibers.. The one that you cringe when you look at them.

I throw pillows away and they show back up and I don't mean just pillows from our bed. Throw , body, new, old, square, round, big, small, feather, fiber.. You name it my husband is attached.

Please help my husband "let go"...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

2 years and counting......

Today on 10-10-10 my wife and I had our 2 year anniversary. The day Debbie and I met I sent my parents an email telling them I met the most beautiful woman in the world ( I still have that email). Today I feel the exact same but more. Debbie is fun, exciting, sexy, beautiful, loving, caring, supportive, great cook, loves all of our kids and I could go on and on. I cant stand being away from her for any length of time and want to share every life experience with her. I am so lucky, thankful and blessed that our broken roads met. (thanks eHarmony :) )

Here is a song I love and would have played this for her 2 years ago.. enjoy
Marry Me!!

Happy Anniversary honey!! I love you more every day.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Its never to late to live Happily Ever After...

6 months before Sam and I met we were both in some pretty rocky relationships. I guess all I can say is it is pretty hard to be 40 and not have a "story" about your love life. Well Sam and I both have "stories".. and not like those easy to read picture book stories they are like those Moby Dick 549 page chapter books that are kinda confusing and you need a dictionary to figure out some parts.. Yeah it was that bad...

So Sammy here is to 2 years of the easiest relationship I have EVER been in and here is to the rest of our lives living HAPPILY EVER AFTER..

now come home..

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Part dos!!

I get asked all the time.

"is Sam REALLY this nice"

The simple answer is YES..

Is our relationship perfect.. HELL NO.. but I can honestly say Sam and I do NOT have a roller coaster relationship. We have never been in an argument that has made us not talk to each other, and we have never broken up. From the second we met it was GO!!

Sam and I had an argument about something (i don't even remember what Now) and Sam said something that hurt my feelings and right away he knew he hurt my feelings. He walked over to me and gave me a hug and said "THAT BROKE MY HEART!!!" He always says he remembers that moment when I looked at him and he could tell that he hurt me and he HATED that feeling.. Ya he is truly this nice!

...but he chews ice!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

We did.. NOW WHAT???

So this week marks Sam and I's 2 year wedding anniversary. The unofficial end of the "newlywed" era and onto the meat and potatoes era of our relationship.. So we have said our I do's and OKAY??? NOW WHAT?

The other day Sam and I were driving home and I said to Sam. "So we are just an old married couple"!!! I know that sounds a little Mayberry but it's exactly how I feel. We know each other's quirks, we have pressed out the wrinkles in our relationship and it is kinda like wearing an old pair of jeans... VERY COMFORTABLE. and to everyone that has been single or in a bad relationship recently COMFORTABLE IS A VERY VERY GOOD THING..

so this week I am going to dedicate my blogging to Sam and I.. and our relationship and things I LOVE and things that we don't quite have perfected yet.. (probably because I have nothing better to do because Sam is in Atlanta, Georgia for the week and I am a little bored)


If Sam and I were boats in the ocean.. Sam would defiantly be the great big cruise ship.. Slow, steady and right on pace. Knowing exactly where it's going, when it has to be to its destinations, and know exactly how to get there.. I would be the jet ski... Fluttering around, jumping the cruise ship waves, and wanting to slide into the beach doing mock 90.. but damn would I have a great time while doing it..
This is Sam and I.. If things aren't exciting I usually don't want much to do with it... and Sam loves excitement but he is probably to cautious... So this works for us. Sam always says that my spontaneity keeps things fun and fresh and I always say I need someone EXACTLY like Sam to keep my jet ski on track... cuz I seem to zip away occasionally if I don't have something to "anchor" me...

So here is to the rest of our life of happy "boating"!

Monday, October 4, 2010

October already!!!!!???

Where did the summer go?? I have been so busy with new responsibilities at work (and some fun) this summer I lost track of time. I have again neglected my blogging duties but as you can see in the below posts... Debbie does a great job at posting and a fantastic job of stirring the pot haha.

Its that time of year again for NACS. I leave for an entire week and its the longest time that I ever leave Debbie and the kids. I hate leaving for that long. So being in the Convenience store business I get to go to the largest trade show of its kind. NACS has thousands of vendors set up booths and try to sell their product. Since I am over Petroleum Services at Maverik I get to look at anything and everything to do with Fuel Pricing, Dispensing, Price Signs, outside customer service items like Red Box, Air Machines, Pay Phones (yes we still have them), Propane tanks, Car Washes, Garbage Cans, Windshield Wash etc.... Oh yeah I am also in charge of the Automotive items in side the store like Oil, Additives, Air Fresheners etc... Yeah its a good thing I have 2 assistants to keep me organized (they are awesome)

So hear I go again. The only thing my family looks forward to is I bring back enough samples of anything I can cram in my suit case from Candy, drinks, sun glasses, air fresheners, t-shirts... you name it, its there.

So here is to another trip.... I love you Debbie and I will miss you and the kids. I will bring back lots of goodies for you.

Friday, October 1, 2010

ruining the world one Botox shot at a time!

This post is in regards to the comments I received about the Botox blog (below) and my response. If you have not read the post below start with the post below and read the comments and than come back to this post!
I ask if you get offended easily or are my Mom or Mother in Law that you may want to stop reading right now because I am on a soap box.
So getting Botox and people like "me" are what is wrong with American women today.. hmmm.. okkk... where do I start.. I don't know how to so I will just tell you a few things about this arrogant "bitch" I think I was called...

  • FIRST I AM NOT THE ONE JUDGING OTHER WOMEN.. I think the obvious comments below is people judging women who don't do EXACTLY what they do.
  • I had 3 kids by the time I was 30 years old.
  • I had BOTH breast removed due to breast cancer at 27.
  • I had a hysterectomy by 33.
  • So if you don't have boobs or a uterus does that still make you a woman?
  • I have been divorced not ONCE but twice. So really far from a "perfect" life.
  • Sometime in my mid 30's I had a couple years I went off my rocker... seriously think complete mental break down and had to redefine myself for a few years.
  • the Botox post was NOT about weight.. It was about wrinkles between my eyes!!!
  • I have stretch marks, cellulite and am 10lbs heavier than I was in high school.
  • I stay at home and cook dinner almost every night and do all the laundry.. Just because I don't work out side of the house does NOT mean I don't work..
  • Yes I have lost some weight the last year but I struggle with weight just like most women.
  • from my chin to my hips I look like Frankenstein.. I have had things tied, taken off, put back on and all together removed.
  • I have chin hairs and toe hair..
  • My girls and my step daughters are beautiful women no matter WHAT SIZE THEY ARE, and if they decide to do chin implants, boob implants, and butt implants... good for them if it makes them feel efing better about themselves... GO FOR IT!

I think you get my frustration with your comments (some so bizarre I did not post). So if a little fricken botox and hair dye pisses you off..... YOU CAN KISS MY SIZE 8 ASS!!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Grow old gracefully...... SCREW THAT!

The fact that I am about ready to admit this.. shows you how big of fan I really am.. I am in LOVE.. I think it's the best invention since sliced bread!!! I will take donations, and you should send your money every 4 to 5 month.... What is this new Love I have found...

BOTOX!!!!... BOTOX!!!!....BOTOX!!!!....

I know, I know, I know.. I am now going to hear all the bull shit that comes when you admit to things like this.. HOWEVER, I am a firm believer if it makes YOU personally feel better than here is to you and do what ever you want (well almost whatever).

The last year or so my furrowed brow started getting worse and worse and every time I looked in the mirror I saw a permanent "11" between my eyes.. not to mention watching commercial after commercial with it looking like I am squinting.. So after complaining about it and trying every wrinkle cream you could think of, I bit the bullet and got my first injections of Botox... Notice how I say "first" it is NOT my last.. When I came home from getting my injections Brock called me Madonna the rest of the week!!!

my before picture.. see the "11" between my after picture... no 11 and hardly ANY wrinkles... LOVE! Yes the side effects of Botox are true.. Such as you wont be able to move your eyebrows as much, and your expressions are not as EXPRESSIVE.. I can not squint and furrow my brow when I am mad but Brock tells me he still knows when I am mad because I clench my teeth.. The doctor explained it to me as a "pleasant" look so that is what I say to Sam all the time.. "this is my pleasant look!"

So here is to growing old with Botox, hair dye, teeth whitener and nips and tucks as needed!! WOOT WOOT!

*DISCLAIMER.. Sam is NOT a fan that I do this.. but he is getting use to the fact. He tells me all the time I am beautiful without it.. (such a nice guy)!!!