Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Budget

Well we have been on a tight budget, but I feel that we do kind of get side tracked here and there like most people. Recently my sister-in-law started the envelope system and I have always thought that maybe I would be bad with that because I see cash and I spend it, but I have decided to give it a try Ty just got paid from a side job and he gets paid on Friday so this will be my adventure this week I just found a cute way to make cute envelopes so I think I will try it! Wish me luck! It is hard to make money work when you do not make enough to make it on the basic items, but maybe this will help me stretch my dollar!

Things on the Mind!!

I wish that you could not worry sometimes, but then the times you don't worry you end up kicking yourself later for. For example: The dishes, I wish you didn't have to worry that you had to do them. But if you do not worry about them and just don't do them, guess what happens they pile and your house stinks and then you worry that tyour house stinks and how to make it not stink and then you worry that someone will come over and they will see and smell it and then you worry about what they think or if their house is clean, because they for sure have it all together at there house and so on and so on! I hate it!!
So the things on my mind:

Home stuff: clean bathrooms, organize closets, how to decorate each room and how to get the money to do that, bills how to pay them and when to pay them, clean turtle tank, put clothes in totes, clean spare room, get pee off ottoman (the dog did it), have the courage to get rid of the dog I hate the dog, clean the garage, mow the lawn, weed the flower beds, worry about the neighbors who hate our weeds so badly,paint guest bedroom, paint hutch, dresser and bed. how to keep the desk area organized it drives me nuts, clean carpets, hate our carpets so bad think of how I can get money for carpet, ty's b-day gift what to get,halloween parties, halloween candy going crazy!!

Work stuff: clean salon, get another person to rent space from me, get things ready for Cherie, clean towels, budget money save for cabinets, org closet, paint other room and do boutique stuff. It is hard running a business sometimes I wonder what the heck I am doing.

Kid and Church stuff: homework, reading, not yelling then yelling and then not again, cleaning the same area three times in 20min, teaching to be nice, loving the enough, disciplining enough or not enough, spending enough time teaching them the gospel, reaching out to them in times of need. Going to church, being on time, getting ty to o with me, praying that ty will come, wanting to go to the temple, know that if I do it will work out, but fighting him every week so the boys don't ask one more time where daddy is and me telling them that this is what daddy chooses, wanting to do to RS, but knowing that the lord needs me in nursery.

WOW ok so just getting that out there did let my mind breath a little.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

My husband

Ok funny story! Saturday I am getting ready for the RS Broadcast and am in the bathroom, my husband in the Kitchen my phone rings which I thought it might be my friend who I was riding with. Look at it and it is Tyson yes he is in the kitchen to remind you. He says "Where's the cheese?" I said "In the crisper" He says "No" Me: "You used all the cheese on your homemade pizzas?" Let me fill you in, last week at the store I was getting cheese and thought to my self I don't have any teenage boys at home this cheese should last me at least two weeks it was a 5lb bag. So this week when I made my list I did not check and did not add it to my list because I thought it would still be there. NOT I forgot I have a CHEESE LOVING HUSBAND!! Ok back to the story. Him: "Yep" Me: "What else did you make?" Him: "Nachos" pause silence "maybe a couple of times". So off to the store we go for cheese! This is why I love him and get frustrated with him! That was a lot of cheese!! Love ya sweetie!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Things they say!

Broden has started to come out of his shell and is saying so much more then I thought he ever would, but the things he says are just not fully the word!!
"ooby, ooby where you?" For Scooby do where are you
"ink ink" for Drink
"izza" for Pizza
"eeeegan" for tegan and he really does hold it out that long
"eav m lone" for leave me alone
"sh sh show mom ease" for Show mom please
"tank you" for thank you and he says this all the time
" mewo" is No wired i know he sounds like a cat
"shoooes" for Shoes he loves his shoes

Tegan on the other hand is all about going places and it starts like this
"Mom one day when I go to the and you could fill it in with anything, the park, the dinosaur place, Hawaii,the beach, camping, hunting, fishing, the circus, the radio which is the rodeo, the ocean, church and there is a whole long story of what we are going to do and what he will do. His uncle said you have big dreams kid, and he said yep I do, then was quite for a moment and said what dreams, I then explained that dreams are somethings you want to do later like a goal and you try to get there some day and he said no not later now. I know I would love to go to Hawaii right now! Most of the things he talks about he has already done and just wants to go back, but some things like going shark hunting, and to Africa, going to work with ocean animals he has not, but i am sure glad he sets his goals high, because I know he can do it!

I love you both very much, I now one day you will not be talking to me about these things and I may be wishing you were really going to church and not somewhere else, but maybe i can look back and this a remember I let you choose, then and all I can do is guide you and pray for you always. Thanks for letting me be your mom!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Broden's 2!

His b-day was the 24th of Aug!! We decided to go to the Zoo for Broden's b-day! We have not been there for ever and they have changed it a lot from when I was little!! We thought the earlier the better so we were on our way out and the dog ran away form us so we had to find him and that took longer then expected and the whole time we were looking Broden was yelling out the window US!! US!! in a mad tone! (Our dogs name is Gus and he HATES! me) So finally we got to the zoo and we were meeting Grandma and Grandpa Franc, Jer, Jordan, Rion, Logan, Jimie, Ori, Emmette, Francelle, Bryan, My mom, and Sabreena there! WoW what a group! But it was way fun we watch a bird show and the elephant show, Broden wanted the ball in the elephant pin! HE loves balls! he was a little scared of the Gorillas! There was one that came right up to the window to play with him and look at him he liked it at first and then decided he was starring at him to long!!

Broden we love you Very much!, you have started to talk but are still trying to get the words out!! You say Ball, izza for pizza, dog, atch for catch, ater for water, ink for drink and mommmmmy! (you really do drag it out that long!) You like to volunteer for the prayer but nothing is ever said, but hmmm hmmm hmmm Amen,and no one can help you But you do a great job! You are mister independent for sure! You LOVE music and LOVE to direct it is sacrament! You are my pal and know how to push daddy's buttons! We love you and are grateful to be your parents! And as i write this you are pushing a chair across the floor to find food you love to munch!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I have started getting up at 6:00am and I feel my body is not fighting it as much as it use to! Which I am glad about because I was not getting out of bed until 10:00am for a while just because of the thoughts I had about life and its out comes, not that my is as bad as others, but I felt as if I was in a hole. I think we all have peaks and holes. But to today's activities I got up cleaned up the mess from last night because I was so mad at the boys that I wanted to veg as soon as I put them to bed so I left the mess. Then did some study in Preach My Gospel I took the attributes test in there a couple weeks ago and am trying to work on my lowest scores, because every little bit helps. Watch the Morning Rush News and then went to wake up Ty for school. Tegan is liking school and has been pretty good to get up when he needs to. This morning he did well but wanted to wear an army shirt he is so into the army thing right now! He has been wearing this light jacket to school that is army and even has been wearing it in the classroom! I would be so hot!! His teacher wanted him to wear purple, but I did not know of any boy that would wear purple, maybe I am wrong! So I found a shirt with guitars on it that had purple on it he was ok with that. Broden today woke up later then normal which is wired for him, but he was ready to play with brother. As I watch them play stick horse running around the kitchen table I realized it doesn't get better then this. I am so lucky I get to stay home and be able to see these moments between them and am blessed to have kids that really do love each other. Then that brief moment was enter by the thought of oh yes Tegan had homework last night and I was busy we must do that on to the next activity of life!

How people open our eyes

I am grateful to our Heavenly Father for making so many kinds of people, to teach and learn from their examples and trials. I hope that I can take a little of what has happened to this woman and work it into my daily life. Because I have been thinking of more of what I could do to be more like our savior and it is always a work in progress, but sometimes you wonder am I going on the path that has been laid for me or am I fighting back so hard that my eyes are not even open to the path that I need to see. I love the part that she says her children are a privilege. I think I need to focus more on them and helping them to find their little inner spirits of talent. At times I wonder if I should be doing hair. I love it and enjoy it very much, but I stress so much about the time it takes away at nights and the contention it brings i wonder if it helps us out as much as we think. Which this is a bad time to think about this because we just put in another station and were going to have someone rent the space from me! I know bad timing, but when I think about it I feel sadly at peace, because I know I need to be with my family. I guess I will ponder some more about this and see what the lord is wanting me to do! Here is the video put from but she also has a blog as well.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lake Powell!

Crazy Yes!! Did we almost turn around and go home yes! Did we have fun once we got there! YES YES YES!!

Ty's fam has a house boat and we go for a week and always have so much fun!! We have not been because of me going to school, me having a baby and money! This year the money thing was worse then other years and we decided we for sure needed a break from life!! So we got together what we could and said off we go!! Sabreena my sister had never been and we said you are coming no choice!! I think she had fun it was fun to have her there! On the way down there we blew a tire and waited for them in Scipio not much there but some squeaky cheese. So that was fun!! Then got on the road and blew out another tire, waited to get that fixed and it was a down pour of rain! By this time I had packed enough stuff for entertainment I thought, but they were now bored of what I had brought! Got back on the road made it to well almost Kanab. A barring went out on the boat trailer. Left the boat there and truck and went into town to see what we could do by this time kids were hungry and parents were tired!! So we the women and Bret (Ty's brother), decided to stay at this park and let the kids play, it was a fun park so that was good! We had pizza and played, we waited and waited and waited. We even were to the point of playing red rover and laying on each others tummies to laugh! It was late and we were done!! The men returned, but the parts had not worked, but at this point we said who cares we are making it to Powell! So 13 hours later and I do not know how much money later! We made it and had a blast!! Tegan is a fish and was in the water all day! Broden hates the water and was in twice the whole week!! It was my 25th b-day and Jim and Bonnies b-day down there to! So we made dutch oven for everyone and had peach cobbler for my b-day! They even put balloons and sang to me when I came down from upstairs! They are such a great family!!

Tegan's First Fish he caught on his own!

Ty The Pirate

The park that we stayed at while the boys went to work on the boat trailer! The play ground instead of bark or sand it was made from left of rubber stamps from Stampin UP!

The rain storm we waited in while the other tire was fixed!

The tire shop before the down poor!

Tegan's 5 !

For Tegan 5th B-day he wanted an Iron Man party and to have some friends and family over! So we did water activities and had cake later that night!! He wanted a pool for his b-day so we took him to pick out one I am so glad I did not pick it out or I would have been a lame parent! He picked out the Jurassic Pool with this T-Rex that shoots water out of his mouth! The kids had a blast, he has made some cool friends this summer and it has been hard for me to say ok you can go to so and so house! So scary for mom! He wanted me to make his cake and by all means I am not a cake decorated(leave it to Liz if she reads this hers are awesome!) But I tried and he loved It!

To our Tegan:
We love you and are very proud of who you are! Thanks for being a great Big brother and playing with Broden! Dad loves to play games with you and you are very good at Mario! I hope you will always love the water and ocean! You are funny and silly! You have learned how to whistle and write your name! Thanks for being our son and friend!

Up dates!!

Ok so thins year I really wanted to make a book out of this blog and maybe I still will if I can get caught up!! But we will catch up real fast and then try to update once a week! I know I have said this and we are all just saying sure she will NOT!!!

Here it goes! So after having Tyson heart attack he was off of work and then went back for light duty which he did obey pretty good! Now the eating healthy thing did good when I could make him lunch in bed and see what he was eating and of course he has to have his pop and candy bar everyday(for those of you who know him you know it is just not a little it is a lot of POP!! like 144oz of POP!! NO WATER I could only wish!!)
Well a week after he had been back to work they laid him off! So yes that would make sense right! No I do not think so! So we once again were back to trying to figure out how to put food on the table! since our last difficult trial I had said not matter how much even if it is a dollar I am putting it in savings! So they say every little bit helps and it for sure does we had enough for at least 3 house payments and now we are unemployment looking for a job! The fun never ends!!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Click on the link it will help you to know that your Heavenly Father knows you and loves you. Especially through the rough times.I saw this today when I went to search for some answers and it brought me to tears. I know there are good things to come!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

To the one I love

Memorial Day Weekend was a scary time for us. Tyson was not feeling well earlier that week and of course I was like you are such a baby. Friday night he went to bed and was not feeling well. Saturday morning we are in the ER being check. They checked him over and said that they were going to run some blood work and see what came from that. The nurse comes in turns and looks at me and says your husband is having a heart attack. I said are you kidding. Of course he was not. So as fast as we were in the room was as fast as he was off to have his heart looked at. I could see that he was really scared and you could see his discomfort. At this point I was in shock, but thought I need to be strong for him and let him know he will be ok. He started to cry and told me to tell the boys he loved them and we were off down the hall. I give him a kiss I went one way and he went another. There I am standing in a waiting room holding his belonging and wedding ring in my hand. Praying that it will be ok and leaving it up to my Heavenly Father to decide our journey. Family came and was me, which I am so grateful to have. After an hour I think, I was trying not to ponder on the time, it may have been longer. He came out and was to not move for the next 6 hours, so to ICU we went to recover. After 3 days in ICU and a really bad nurse. The conclusion was that a piece of plaque had broken off in the heart and bacteria had attached itself to the plaque, then his body created a clot to get rid of the bacteria. So now we are on 2 RX for life most likely, an Aspirin a day, Ibuprofen and 3 different kinds of vitamins. We are walking and eating are fruits and veggies. When I was standing there holding his things I thought to myself I thought we would be old before we had to do something like this, and what would I tell the boys, how would Broden remember him, have I done everything possible to let him know that he is my only one, and have I taken care of him and said the things I should have instead of things I shouldn't have.

So To the one I love:
You make me smile bigger then any one ever could
You make my dark days light
When you come into a room I am clam
I Love you
I am so proud of you and your ability to fight your weaknesses
I am grateful for the time you work to provide so much for our family
Thanks for playing with the kids
Thanks for doing the dishes, laundry,and other chores
Thanks for listening to me at 11:00 at night and still talking back
I Love you
Thanks for remembering the things I have looked at in stores and getting them on special occasions.
You make me laugh (really hard)
You are my friend since i have no girls to talk to. SO Thanks for being a good girly friend J/K
You make me feel pretty
Thanks for letting me pick the movie when we go out.
Thanks for letting me tell you what to do and doing it.
Thanks for going to church the times you do.
Thanks for going to dinner at my moms and staying until 10:00 at night
I love the way you can pinch with your toes(ouch)
I love you for your laziness(if makes me stop and enjoy the ride)
There is so much more, But how about I LOVE YOU FOR YOU!!

Thanks for staying with us and I hope our journey is never cut short.

I thought!

I thought that I would be doing better at this and I was until the stupid computer things and I really did not want to have to drive to use some ones computer to update but now I think It would have been better then to have missed out on all the fun things and challenges we have had! So one day (or should I say night I will stay up late and update. Thats the ony time I really get anything done!) I really want to make a book out of this so I will try harder!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I am updating from my inlaws house! Are computer is officially done for! Can not wait to get taxes back! There have been alot of things going on I will have to go back and update. But we are making it! Tegan graduated preschool crazy he is so big! Broden is just jibber jabbering up a storm at home, but shy around everyone else! Well I have to go so they can use the coomputer. I have a tone of pictures to put on I really wanted to do good this year so I could make a book, well we will have to go back and redo!! Oh well I tried!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Show and Tell

Tegan today had show and tell he had to bring something with a tail so he wanted to take his turtle he was so excited and wanted to write what he was going to say, so we jotted down a few things and he was so happy to be doing this today thanks Mrs Summer you are awesome!
Well I was thinking that the title show and tell was great for me today because I have a few tell items I guess I will get pictures on later. So I have decided to start a little boutique in my salon and am making headbands, bows, clips some crafts and will have other peoples stuff in it as well so I will be making a post in Febuary of all the things that have been gathered and made. Then the other thing is I have decided to start doing the coupon thing because of this nice lady I have a button on the side! Check it out she is awesome and takes most of the work out of it besides the organizing, I need to be more prepared for rough times ahead and I have decided to step out and do some things about it. I also want to do dry mixes(the premade mixes) and 72 hour kits. One thing at a time but there are some goals. My other tell was this lady in my ward does awesome photo's! Check out her blog

Friday, January 22, 2010

January Moments

It has been a good month from playing in the snow to doing raspberry's at the dinner table! This month has seem to fly by I can not believe it! New Years resolutions are still going on! Hair was a good month and was busy! Tegan has been learning about dinosaurs this month at his preschool, he loved to go to school this month and wanted to know what they where learning about each day, he loves preschool anyways, but it was an exciting month they were going to the Thanksgiving point today for the museum, but of course I was not invited because he is a big boy! One day I will go with him! Broden is growing but is still small! He has the funniest personality he makes our days a little bit lighter with his sweet spirit!He is also my little destroyer! I love my fam very much!

Mom's Surprise

My mom turned 49 this year and my dad thought it would be a great idea to throw her a surprise party! So the week went by and I I hand not talked to my dad, but when I called he said he still wanted to do it on that Saturday and it was wed night by the way! it was a little crazy, But like my Grand ma said "what did ya expect when you left a man in charge" I know Grandma thanks for the advise! Any way it turned out great and we had both sides of the family there Rassy and Mecham. She new something was up because my dad does not plan all the time so he told her we have to be back at 3:00pm, but she did not know everyone would be there! It was great we had hamburgers and salads and all chit chatted as Tegan would say! Happy B-day mom Hope you had a good one!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Years Night

What a good way to start off the year! We stayed home and had two couples over that our are best friends. Really great people! Jim and Cherie Kenison and Jason and Marlanie Martinez and their family, they have 3 boys and 1 girl. We had pizza and munchies! And played Rock Band it was a blast we actually did not start rock band until 10:45 I think, because we were so busy having fun that it just flew by!

A new year with a new attitude!

This past year we have been through our ups and downs, but with a new year here it is always time to start over as some may say! But I do not want to start over, and leave things behind but, start with a new attitude and approach of how I look at things I guess you would say! Like my sister-in-law has brought to my attention is the "Time is Now". She heard it in a talk given by someone (the name slips my mind) in conference. She is always reminding me of this and I am glad! My other favorite is "Come what may and Love it". This is in my living room so I can look at it daily if needed. The time for me is now, to make my life a better place for me and family and whoever may wonder my way! I am extremely grateful for family and friends, and their great impression on me, in ways you may not know. But you never know who is watching and you always know who is always watching. Thank to all of you who help to change peoples lives for the better!