Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Our cat, Orange, is seriously the hairiest thing ever. He is so hairy that he cannot even bathe himself. He sheds like nothing I have ever seen before and I am so tired of cleaning up orange cat hair I could just scream! So today, I decided to do something about it. Orange went to the groomer.
It was the best $40.00 I have ever spent.
First, let me tell you how our trailer came into our lives... When we were first married, Aunt Rhonda had an old hand-me-down trailer that we used for a couple of years. It was tiny! It didn't have a bathroom or anything, but it worked for us. We really only used it for sleeping and storing stuff. We camped in it several times and it was just fine for us. Oh! And it was free! Anyway, once we had Quayd, we wanted something a little more comfortable and we wanted to have a bathtub so we could bathe him. Grandma and Grandpa Lane had an old trailer that was PERFECT for us! And free! It had been sitting in storage for awhile so we had to do some major clean up. Brett worked hard to get everything running, but he did it. It still had a few minor problems, but we didn't care. It worked for us, and again, the price was right. Once we fixed that one up, Grandpa decided to start using it again. He took it on a couple of elk hunting trips. We just sorta shared it. It was great. Anyway, when he was coming home one time, he wrecked it. Like, really bad. He somehow crashed it into a big rock mountain or something. It was totaled. And most of the stuff inside was lost in the accident. (Don't be alarmed. Grandpa was fine. In fact, the whole thing was really funny and we continue to tease him about it today! I think that when he crashed it, he didn't realize how bad it was so he just kept on driving. After awhile he noticed things were flying out. Anyway, we never really got the whole story. If you know Grandpa Lane, you just have to shake your head and laugh about the whole thing.) So after that happened, we were pretty sad that we didn't have a trailer anymore and since we had exhausted all of our free options, we knew it was time to buy a new one. Two springs ago, Brett, Quayd and I took a trip to the big city in search of our dream trailer. (We wanted to include Quayd in the decision since he loves camping more than Brett and I put together!) We didn't want anything too big, or too fancy. We are not showy that way. We also didn't want something super heavy and hard to pull. We kind of knew what we wanted so we started looking at the trailers on the lot. We spent hours looking! We would walk in one, and walk back out, not impressed. We were so sad, because we wanted one so bad. We were just getting ready to give up when we saw one lone small trailer on the other side of the lot with the huge ones. We decided we had nothing to lose so we went into it. No joke, the second we walked in, we all three knew it was the one! Isn't that silly? It is a camp trailer! But it was perfect for us. We just loved it. It was a great price and we just knew it was the one. Anyway, we got all of the paperwork taken care of and it was ours! No joke, every time we go camping, Brett and I look around and we are so proud of our purchase
At a family camp out awhile back, I made this to hang on the wall. It hangs by the door.
Our trailer is just so US! It's small, but comfortable. It has everything we need and it is truly our second home.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Speech, you ask?
Well, ok. If you insist. First, I would like to thank UBTA-UBET for my "most of the time-fast" Internet. Also, I would like to thank my friend Ramanda for even introducing me to the blog world. Many thanks go out to you, my blogger friends; including Michele for the award. Thanks for thinking of me Michele! And last but certainly not least, I would like to thank all of you.... the little people..... for reading my blog and continuing to come back for more. I am often amazed at the response I get from my blog and for all of the people who tell me they read it. My life is OH SO BORING, but since becoming a blogger about 10 months ago, I have changed my whole outlook on life. I view things on a level of "blog importance." I have found myself taking more pictures than I used to and I am proud to share with you the life my husband and I have made. Blogging has made me more aware of the blessings I have, and also more aware of the little things in life. I have fallen in love with documenting my life and journaling.
Thanks again to Michele and everyone who has touched me in this life we call "BLOGGING!"
(that turned out a wee-bit more in depth than I had intended. sorry. I wanted my acceptance speech to be on the funny side and it wasn't. again... so sorry. Michele, please don't revoke my nomination! you gave it to me for "always making you laugh" but I have clearly turned sappy!)
1. Post the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 7 other people for this award and add links to their blog.
4. Leave a message for the people that you nominated!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Is she cute or what??? Seriously, she was precious. She was just one of those little girls that you just had to stop and look at. She was BEAUTIFUL! And you know what??? She has only gotten more beautiful. I love this girl so much!!! Ok, now enough about her... lets talk about me! ;)
As I mentioned, I was tagged by her royal hotness, Shae.
Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.
I rode my 2nd grade boyfriend's motorcycle without my mom's permission one time and I totally wrecked and scratched up my face. I was so embarrassed, but even more scared to tell my mom what had happened. I am still a little bit scared of motorcycles, and had only been on one since this incident when Brett got his. (The other one was my neighbor, CalDee, when I was in high school.)
I wear glasses. But not like I should. I have lots of excuses why I don't, and some of them are: I forget.
I hate to have my eyelashes touch them.
I hate when they fog up.
I hate for them to be even the tiniest bit dirty. The specks make me crazy!
Sometimes I don't feel like they work with the "look" I am trying to pull off that day. (such as; glasses don't go with lunch lady clothes, so I never wear them to work. The fog is another factor here too though.)
If I am out in the sun a lot, I would rather wear cute sunglasses.
And apparently, I must like the headaches I get when I don't wear them.
I even have two pair of CUTE glasses. I chose two because of the whole matchy/outfit thing. Please don't try to suggest contacts. I have tried them and I can't do them. My eyes are super sensitive and I am allergic to the contact solution.
When I was in High School, Brett and I were obsessed with the movie "Billy Madison." So many of the things I still say today, are quotes from that movie. I am a little embarrassed to admit that.
I am left handed. Did you know that? I'm pretty proud of it too. LEFTYS RULE!
I love to Slip'n Slide!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really don't like to play games. I just can't get excited about them. Usually once I start playing though, I enjoy it. But I never come up with the idea to play games. I just don't love it. And that is any kind of game... video games, carnival games (especially), board games, card games, drinking games (he he he, funny, since I am not a drinker) or even sports. I don't do games.
The friends who I chose to tag are: Chauntue; Jennie; since I mentioned her dad, I have to tag Alison; Ramanda; Tara L.; and Vanessa.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
But the main reason I am posting this, is to thank her! I have been feeling a little down lately, and it felt so good to be needed! And to know that I have a fan out there!!! She brought me a sweet thank you gift and it really meant the world to me. Thanks Cara! You rock!!!!!
I borrowed this book from my sister-in-law, Brynn a few weeks ago, but I haven't had the time to dive into it yet. Until Yesterday. Oh my gosh, I LOVE it! I could hardly pull myself away from it to blog about it.
I love Stephanie Meyer's books. She is awesome. I am always amazed at how her imagination works and comes up with these crazy ideas. I am really not big into science fiction and fantasy stuff, but she just has a way of putting it together and making it readable. Her characters are so likeable and you just get so wrapped up in their lives. I am excited for the next book in the Twilight series to come out in August. And I am even more excited for the movie!!!
The problem I have when I start a book, is that the only thing I can do is read! Everything else goes to crap. My house, my laundry, dinner... Really. I can't do anything else. But at the same time, is there anything better than diving into a great book? I don't think so.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
So you wanna know what we did? We got us a treat and snuggled in my bed for a while. We watched his new favorite show, iCarly. It was great. Sometimes I need a little snuggle time with my boy just like he needs some snuggle time with his mommy. I am just so grateful that he still wants to have snuggle time with me.
I laughed so hard when he brought the magna doodle to me. My mom tells me all of the time that I used to write, "I am sad" on a piece of paper with a big frownie face and give it her. She still has some of the notes. I was surprised that Quayd came up with this on his own. We have never told him about how I used to do that or anything.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
When my brother was born, he was the first grandchild. Somehow, he started calling my Grandma Ga. It stuck and we have all called her that forever. Still, to this day, we call her Ga. When Brayden was born, we taught him that she was Ga. I guess he couldn't get the "G" sound, so he called her Da. Now the younger kids call her Da.
I am babysitting my nephews today, and it was so hot outside. I suggested that we go swimming in their pool. They called their mom and she said it was fine. We were all having a swell time and I knew that Ga would like to come and watch them. Besides, it was such a nice day out, I thought she would enjoy some sunshine. I called her and she was so excited to come over. She said she would be right over. I was out of the pool laying out and they boys were swimming. I said to the boys, "Da is coming to watch you guys swim." Brayden and Quayd didn't really react, but Brennen quickly hoped out of the pool. I didn't really think much of it. He was acting really strange though, then he asked, "When?" I said, "In just a few minutes." It had been a few minutes and I think it was Brayden who said, "When is Da coming?" Then Brennen quickly asks, "Wait. Who is coming???" I said, "Da." He got the funniest grin on his face and said, "Oh. I thought you said JAWS!" Then he hopped back in the pool.
It was so funny. What a nut!
(this was actually taken when we went to the lake with these guys a few weeks ago)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Quayd put the first money in! All of the change we had left over from our Lagoon trip, which was not very much!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Shae and Grandpa waiting in line for Wicked
We also took him to the Rocket. Brett rode with him the first time on the "Launch" side of the ride.
We also went to the Lady Bug Bop and Dinosaur Drop. It was so funny! One time, Garrison was taking Mya on the Lady Bug Bop. Quayd decided to go at the last second. Mya was excited for Quayd to go, so they decided to ride together. Garrison didn't really know what to do, so he just sat down. They buckled him in and off they went. It was so funny to see Garrison riding this little kid ride all alone!
Speaking of big people on little rides... I have to tell you this story. Unfortunately, though, I don't have a picture. We had a camera tragedy right before this. Anyway, on Saturday night, Quayd was upset that they wouldn't let him on the big rides. So some of us were trying to be nice to him and offered to go on Puff the Little Fire Dragon. (It's just a mini-coaster.) The riders were Brett, Talia, Brayden and Shae. The ride attendant was making the seating assignments and it was just weird. Quayd and Brayden were going to go in the back, but he said Quayd needed an adult with him to sit in the back. So they were assuming that Shae was his mom I guess because the guy told Shae to sit with her kid in the back. Then they put Brayden alone. And here is where it gets really weird... they put Brett and Talia in a car together. They were crammed in this little tiny car! It was so funny! Well I was sitting on a bench with Gleneita, Gary, Tara and Amelia. When we noticed how they were seated, we were cracking up. Then Brett starts yelling, "Mommy!!! Look at us! We are on Puff!!!" Then he started cheering and screaming at everyone. "Look at me Aunt Tara! I'm riding Puff!" It was so funny. And strange. Lagoon has a new ride this year. The OdySea. It is a fun family type ride. The kids loved it. I rode it a few times with Quayd. But when he knew Grandpa was going, Quayd couldn't wait to ride with him.(I am so glad I got this picture! Isn't it cute? I felt so bad that I didn't get a picture of these two on Father's Day. I got Quayd with his other Great-Grandpa's, but not Grandpa Galley.) We did a lot of waiting in line. I mean... ALOT! And holy cow... was it ever HOT!!
Brett, Brayden and Quayd waiting to get on the Bat.
Braden S., Shae, Garrison, Brayden, Amelia, Me and Grandpa waiting to get on the Spider
Waiting for the train to start
It's always fun to go, but it sure is nice to be back home.