Tuesday, August 30, 2011

High heels and Hospitals.

So from the post below ya know I have went back into the work force. I wanted to update real quick about how much I LOVE my job. I love working with Elderly people, they are fascinating and have the most amazing stories. I run around A LOT, spend a lot of time at Assisted Living homes, hospitals, doctor offices and in peoples homes. I am putting a lot of miles on my car and my car is now my office and taxi.
Brock is now in 8th grade and back in school, and I am working so this house is an entirely different animal than it was the last few years, but I think we are getting the hang of it. I have truly found a job that was custom made for me.. LOVE IT!
However my feet hurt so bad tonight I may have to crawl tomorrow. My feet have forgotten how to walk in heels 8 hours a day!

Monday, August 15, 2011

For those of you that know us you know that Debbie had a terrible accident 2 years ago... almost exactly 2 years ago. Here is the link to one of our blogs about it back then -

About a month or 2 ago Debbie was in the back yard with me cleaning up some yard work. She bent over to pull a couple of weeds, which normally over the past 2 years she would have nearly fallen over because she gets so dizzy. This time she stands back up and says "SAM.. this is the first time that I have not been very dizzy!!!"
From that time on she has been toying with the idea about going back to work. She put her feelers out in a few places and started interviewing a few weeks ago just checking things out trying to find out what she wants to do now. We both agree we don't want her traveling all the time but we tried to keep out options open to what really was a good fit for her. 2 weeks ago she was offered 3 jobs in as many days.. back to back to back. She accepted each one not knowing what was going to happen with the other ones. Each offer that came through was a better job with better money. The last offer was a perfect job for her right here in Kaysville with great wages and benefits.
Today she started her first day in Marketing for a Home Health Care\ Hospice company. She is so excited and will do a wonderful job!!!
Debbie I am so proud of you and to see you healthy again and ready to take on the world is an awesome sight.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Nevada City Wedding

Lauren and Tyson have been planning their wedding for some time now and we could not wait to go. We had no idea what we were in for. We drove clear through Nevada (and hit several Maverik Stores on the way) and by the time we hit Reno it finally started getting pretty. We exited off the freeway 40 miles through the trees and come upon this town nestled in these HUGE pine trees... so huge that GPS systems would not work. Nevada City is such a unique place.

Our first day there we hung out, explored a little and did some wine tasting... well it IS California... wow such great wines. If you get a chance to go to Nevada City DO IT!!

We have so many moments and stories we just cant tell them all in a blog. These few pictures say a lot so I will leave it at that... Congrats Tyson and Lauren!!

A quiet moment while Tyson and Lauren release this into the air in rememberance of our family members who have passed. Miss you Mike Dahle!!

On the way home from California

After the wedding and of course, the reception party, we trekked back home. There are so many things I love about Debbie and one of them is she is adventurous. The night before we left to head back she wanted to go see Lake Tahoe since we were so close.... so we did.... and had a blast for a few hours. Truly a beautiful place and HUGE lake. I had no idea. So we get to town and see a mini-golf place and stopped so I could kick their butts. After that we took in lunch by the lake and hung out by the dock and skipped rocks for a while. What a great place and great day.

So about in the middle of NOWHERE... I mean smack dab in the middle of Nevada on the way to the wedding we caught sight of this strange building and I said "what the hell was that????" and I quick and looked at the exit in case we wanted to see it on our way back. Well we did and we were.....surprised??? hmmm strangely haunted by being here?? We were all alone off the freeway about a half mile on a dirt road. Have you ever seen anything like it? Its actually a historic site but also says "enter at your own risk". It reminded me of several horror or slash movies.. you know... innocent tourists are suddenly ransacked after pulling over for a rest. Anyway... here is the link if you want to read more about it. Just click the words below -

Friday, August 5, 2011

I bet you didn't know..

both of Sam's parents
have their PHD in Psychology. Yep they are BOTH Doctors of behavior and mental processes.

While we were in Kentucky, Sam and his parents
joked about him being "studied" his entire life, and always being asked "how does that make you feel?"..

So am I right, I bet you didn't know that!