Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Kaleb 2010

Sweet little boy! I cannot believe that you are 9. The years are just flying by. We haven't had his party yet due to football....and the Pinewood Derby....and hunting season. Coming soon.....

Kaleb choose to make a Police Car. It was AWESOME. However (that's never good right?) it didn't perform as good as it looked. At least we didn't take last place. (Sorry to the kid that did.)

Kaleb's last football game was AWESOME! He had 8 tackles, 2 of which were unassisted, and he had a KILLER block so that our team could get a touchdown. Way to go buddy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Sunday afternoon Trent told me there was a fire behind the mountain. I wasn't really worried about it til later that night I came outside to see this.....

I still wasn't TOO worried when I saw this.....

Trent in the mean time called me from taking Baylee to the airport. He told me that Camp Williams had started this fire. As the night progressed and we started hearing about all the evacuations WAY too close to us....we started to panic. I was trying to get the kids to bed because they had school in the morning. Kaleb was the MOST upset. "What if we don't get out in time?" I had to explain that this is the Firefighters job. They wouldn't let be in our homes if it wasn't safe. He was OK with that...but still pretty upset. We told the kids to say their prayers. IMMEDIATELY after Kaleb said his prayer he yelled, "MOM! It's gonna be ok. The Still Small Voice told me."

That's when I realized it was gonna be ok....but just to be safe, we packed bags up. I wanted to be ready so that if we DID need to go, we weren't gonna be without things we'd need. Soon after that Trent got called out for the National Guard to go help.

Then we saw this.....

Still is further away than it looks....but pretty scary.

Looking at this the day after. Unbelievable that only 3 people lost their homes. Truly a miracle.

So finally today I finally started unpacking my bag with my makeup, curling iron, blowdryer, favorite jewelry and clothes. Moved on to the kids and I was humbled once again by the things my children chose to pack (after I'd packed their clothes and shoes) a picture of Christ in one, and the Scriptures in another. They are constantly teaching me by their innocence.

A reminder to us all to be ready for emergencies. I would have left all of my important documents. I'm going to sit down and make a list of the things that we need to have. In watching a couple of my neighbors, they were taking pictures of everything they owned. Very very smart.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Football 2010

Kaleb #25.
Going in for a hit.....
He decleated this kid. It was awesome. (and YES there was a bribe involved for good tackles....whatever it takes right?)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend 2010

The annual trip to Crystal Hot Springs. There were several families that went this year. It was SUCH a blast. I absolutely love hanging out with these people. :)

Camera Wars. I think I won!
The Hungry Caterpillar. This thing was GINORMOUS! The markings just in front of that black line looked like eyes...and it has blue dots down its back. I tried to find out what kind of caterpillar it was but I have been unsuccessful so far. So I picked this guy up in a cup (cuz my dog was playing with it) when I put it down on the table it puffed up like that. It was making those yellow eyes (on its back) look big and scary. Kinda cool!

Do you like the word COUGAR strategically placed right behind our heads? Yeah...that wasn't on purpose. But it's pretty funny.

First Day of School

Abbi and Kaleb's first day of school this year. Abbi is already in 6th grade. She is a Student Body Officer this year. I volunteered to be the parent coordinator for Student Government. I think it will be a really fun way to do my volunteer hours for the Charter School.

Kaleb is in 3rd this year. He also just started tackle football. He is LOVING it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


"...If you think you may be going crazy; if you have thoughts of suicide; if you're constantly exhausted, anxious and depressed; if you go weeks without a decent night's sleep; if your personality changes like the flip of a coin; if a counter full of munchies doesn't satisfy your sweet tooth; and if your doctor thinks you might be a hypochondriac because medical tests don't show anything physically wrong with you - "

Finally some answers to my craziness! The Instacare referred me to a cardiologist after passing out in the shower over 3 months ago. I would get light headed and dizzy just by standing up ALL the time. They ran blood tests and everything came back perfect. The thought was that there was a hole in my heart. After doing an echo, stress test, and the bubble test (other than my heart skipping a beat here and there) they told me my I was perfectly healthy. Sigh of relief...but then the tears. "What the heck is wrong with me?" Back to the my doctor with more questions. He did more blood work. He called me yesterday and told me that my blood sugar was low, and I am hypoglycemic.

So in doing some research...I found that quote above. Fit me like a glove! It's certainly nice to know I'm not alone.