Thursday, April 28, 2011

For a great laugh! Love this lady!

I just have to share….my SIL sent me this in an e-mail.  It is the end of a busy work day and I needed this to end it.  I hope you all enjoy it and please please listen to the end.  This woman is truly funny and CLEAN spoken, which is hard to find in a stand-up comedian now-a-days.   To ALL my friends of many faiths this is NOT intended for anything but a good laugh. HUGS everyone!


River rafting with the Baptists

Thank goodness God enjoys a good laugh too . . .

( For those who have never heard her, Left Brain is her nickname for her husband.)  Very funny lady.
Click on the website below to view this hilarious video. Its funny and clean!

have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, April 22, 2011

only in St. George…

The other day I decided to go over to my favorite place for my lunch hour.  It is a place I can go and sit and just relax and the day was so beautiful…

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I went to the convenient store and got my lunch…

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I was minding my own business, enjoying the music on the radio with my windows open, eating my lunch and I had planned on taking a walk afterwards when all of a sudden…..

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we started to have a staring  contest…

I rolled up my windows.


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This bird didn’t budge




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Even when I put my finger on the windshield and tapped….



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WHAT!  this bird was not alone….it had a friend and they both decided they were going to just park themselves on the hood of my car…



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Then the friend decided that he or she wanted to say something…I didn’t think it was very nice, but I laughed in spite of myself…

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then there was one, because the other jumped to the roof of my car…at that point I decided to start up the engine and move to another spot, bird poop is hard to get off of your car…..and I felt like maybe I had offended them because I was laughing….anyway…I started up and moved to the play area…

april2011 047 and then much to my delight I came across a school field trip!

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I just pretended that I was a part of the trip…and got my camera out.  There were a lot of people taking pictures so I didn’t look out of place LOL

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Park Rangers were there and had probably been teaching the children about park “stuff” and then I saw it….


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I have NO IDEA what it was…maybe an antelope, or a deer or something…but the kids were loving it! and so were the adults…I was smiling…


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Because the teacher were smiling and the children were smiling and I thought is was funny no one questioned the strange lady taking pictures.  Maybe they thought I was just a grandma or with the local paper or something…that was making me laugh to myself.

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The adults waved the children goodbye…and so did the animal with the antlers…LOL



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Then….the animal jumped into the parks little park truck and off they went to where ever you go to take your head and fur off…


I decided at that point since my yummy frozen yogurt was eaten and I had my fill of the field trip I would get out and walk over to the river bank.  This is the one that was raging with flood water in January.

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The waters were low but still enough of a flow and not a trickle like it normally is.   The river is still flowing…



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The flood has left the banks with a lot of sand

like the beach….


april2011 046 YES LIKE A BEACH….this made my day….a family decided it was warm enough to pitch an umbrella and let there kiddies play in the water.

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We live in the desert.  A community well known for it’s beautiful green golf courses and there are MANY of them…..


Only in St. George can you go to the beach on a sunny day, and have it all to yourself…and enjoy the sunshine and beautiful red rocks and green grass.  It might catch long as the river is flowing…I just couldn’t help but smile. 

Hope you all have a weekend that makes you smile.  I didn’t have to go far and I wasn’t even looking for anything to take pictures of.

I guess that is just the beauty of it. Right?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

This is for all who have raised children and those who are still raising them….. :) keep smiling


To those of us who have children in our lives, 
whether they are our own, 
or students... 
here is something to make you chuckle. 
Whenever your children are out of control, 
you can take comfort from the thought that 
even God's omnipotence did not extend 
to His own children. 
After creating heaven and earth, 
God created Adam and Eve. 
And the first thing he said was 
' DON'T !'
'Don’t  what ? ' 
Adam replied.
'Don't eat the forbidden fruit.' 
God said.
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We have forbidden fruit ?
Hey Eve..we have forbidden fruit ! '
' No Way ! '
'Yes way ! '
'Do NOT eat the fruit !
said God. 
'Why ? '
'Because I am your Father and I said so !
God replied, 
wondering why He hadn't stopped 
creation after making the elephants 
A few minutes later,
God saw His children having an apple break 
and He was ticked !
'Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit ?
God asked..
'Uh huh,' 
Adam replied.
'Then why did you ?
said the Father.
'I don't know,' 
said Eve. 
'She started it!
Adam said.
'Did not ! '
'Did too ! '
'DID NOT ! '
Having had it with the two of them, 
God's punishment was that Adam and Eve 
should have children of their own.

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(Owen, Ryan, Lauren Jan 2011, Mike and Camille’s kiddies)

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(Brad and Family 2010)

Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.

If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven't taken it, 
don't be hard on yourself. 
If God had trouble raising children, 
what makes you think it would be 
a piece of cake for you ?
1. You spend the first two years of their life 
teaching them to walk and talk. pics from home 515 Then you spend 
the next sixteen telling them to sit down and shut up.
2. Grandchildren are God's reward 
for not killing your own children.
3. Mothers of teens now know why 
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4. Children seldom misquote you. 
In fact, 
they usually repeat word for word 
what you shouldn't have said
5. The main purpose of holding children's parties 
is to remind yourself that there are children 
more awful than your own

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(except these cuties they are PERFECT hehehe)

6. We childproofed our homes,

but they are still getting in. 

Be nice to your kids. 
They will choose your 
nursing home one day
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(Mike playing with kids at Potters Pond 2010)


PS a note to my children:  when I am old and don’t remember who you are…just put me on a cruise ship!  make sure I have a name tag and a cell phone with  pre-programmed phone numbers and I promise I will call!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wish they could stay little forever!

lot’s has been going on again.  I thought I had a boring life.  But I don’t.

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Ryan loved it!



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He couldn’t wait to blow out the crazy candles…


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He huffedand puffedand



all out!


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can you believe how grown up Owen and Lauren look!  ARGH!





I was challenged….but stuck to my project…that took me well much longer to assemble than I would like to admit.  Lauren helped me…

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It was not an easy task…but we finished.  I hate to admit defeat, especially when it comes to a silly little project like building something a child can put together in minutes….but takes me …well a long time…let’s say longer than an hour hehehe

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Ryan was happy to just to kick back and play some games on his moms computer…he is extremely and I am not saying that lightly…extremely brilliant on the computer…


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See all the bunnies….LOL oh yeah…spring has sprung on the Higgins farm…farmer Mike had to pull some babies out of a hole!  It was a fun visit…quick, but fun…

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This past week, my lilacs FINALLY BLOOMED!  I filled my office and kitchen with their wonderful fragrance.  I feel sorry for allergy sufferers….one of which is my sweet hubby… but that doesn’t stop him from being outside and doing what he loves to do most….

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and that is play in the dirt.  Just this weekend we finally got some tomato plants in the ground…



remember the back wall project….Huh-honey poured a retaining wall, about 6 feet at a time…then filled it with dirt, not just any dirt, dirt that he sifted through his home made sifter and free from any little rocks and things, and mixed it with his magical formula of other “stuff” and..

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Ta………Da……….. it actually looks better even today!  The flowers are filling in so nicely….this truly doesn’t show off all the colors there are along this wall.  The face of the wall will be stoned.  That will be another project.  But he will finish the rest of the planting along the far upper part of the pool.  This has been a huge project, but it will be so beautiful… the improvement is so amazing.

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There are 3 very large windows that look out to the back yard, and 3 windows in the kitchen looking into the back, it will nice when the plants grow bushy and tall and cover the ugly red wall.  There is no getting away from having neighbors RIGHT behind me…and to the side of me, it is what we traded our country rural life for.  This city is small enough so we don’t have the inversion of the Salt Lake Valley hoovering over us.  Our sky’s in Southern Utah are usually blue and clear.  Well most of the time anyway.

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Our lawn is so green right now and lush and thick like carpet.




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We filled several pots with lots of colorful flowers, hearty pansies and merigolds and uh, oh dear having a senior moment….you know, those other flowers…lol

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Huh-honey had a birthday on Monday the 4th, as you can see by the smoke…lol, I put some of those candles on the cake that DON’T blow out…and they created a huge smoke bomb!  I was surprised the alarm didn’t go off!  It is all about the kids you know.  The cake was for them.  Koltyn must have said happy bird-day to papa a dozen times and  sang his heart out over and over again.  It is all about the kids….well the cake was pretty good I have to admit!  and no, I didn’t make it…I bought it just minutes before the kids came over, on the way home from going out to dinner LOL.  Hey, I am a working girl ya know….it was a MONDAY for crying out loud!  We normally DON’T like store bought cake but this chocolate cake and fluffy dreamwhippy icing was DELICIOUS! LOL

this little stinker sure enjoyed it, Bob couldn’t shove it into her mouth fast enough….and NO BRAIN FREEZE!  We had to actually STOP and say ENOUGH….thinking she would be sick!  Kinlee has started to laugh like the “Muppets” Cookie Monster, it is so funny to hear  a low growl come from this tiny petite little thing who is just barely taking her first steps…at14 months…she looks like she is still maybe 10 or 11 months she is so tiny….

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on April 7th…7 years ago this precious little stinker entered the world.  My daughter 2nd daughter.





I miss not being there for her school programs or soccer games or little gym classes or cheer classes.  The girls visit every summer and I look forward to that time.  Lately the cost of taking those spontaneous trips to NC 3 or 4 times a year has stopped.  If my boat ever comes in…well in this life time anyway…before the girls graduate from high school or college…kids Disney 140


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Being so far from my girls has been very hard for me.  She is a mini of her mother.  Today doesn’t make it any easier, going through pictures of her…

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We call her Brookie Cookie…because it rhymes…

















Well………until next week….I am heading UP NORTH  tomorrow to snow covered valley’s I am told.    Hopefully not into a storm.  The “Little Rascal’s are expecting us, so off we will go.  Wish us luck!  Hope the roads stay clean and we don’t hit the storm coming in!