Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jordie Bug... the dinosaur!

Jordan LOVES dinosaurs & Buzz Lightyear & football! Ashley sent me this cute picture of him in his costume! They are coming to visit in January.... YAY!!! And, in case you didn't already know, Joey & Ashley are expecting a new baby in June... YAY again!!! Joey is at a month long training (getting ready for another deployment) and Ashley is doing awesome in Scentsy & working as a Pharmacy Tech.
Not much new around here... the Dixie 6 started last weekend... I now have proof positive that Hurricane Utah was appropriately named, the wind last weekend almost blew our camper over (and we weren't even driving down the road!) Crazy!
Wace didn't hurt his injured knee while riding this weekend, he did however hurt his good knee!!! No big deal... the bull just kicked him on the way down and SLAMMED him to the ground, yet he LOVES it! Go figure! He did make the 8 on both bulls, but didn't get good bulls, he split 4/5th one day and took 8th on one that should of been a re-ride... like Grandpa Bud says, if you're going to do a judged event, you better be able to take it! Wace also got a new puppy Rugar, which he loves & snuggles & talks baby talk to.... 'macho macho man....' hahahaha!
Bailey is waiting around for baseball season, he told me that he wants to be a go-cart racer now! What the??? He wanted to go get a "wind suit" today, you know the slickery pants & jacket... he put it on when we got home & told me now he needs a pinky ring like the Mafia. Apparently "wind suits" are the apparel of choice for the Mafia, he told me to call him Don Bud (instead of Bailey Bud) "because you know Mom, a Don is important in the Mafia" (shoot me now!)
Lec is working his guts out... he keeps getting in trouble with the safety guys (he is their worst nightmare!) I guess you aren't suppose to climb on the edge of the man basket when it is over extended & lean over until it is only on 2 wheels, "someone could get hurt"! I'm surrounded by crazy people... Prozac anyone?
Better go... guts!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I finally got pictures of Bailey at his last football game of the season!!! It was getting dark so they are fuzzy. He had fun playing again this year! He is already talking about baseball!!! What a kid! So he finally got his costume all put together for Halloween... he is being a clown! He already IS a clown though, so I don't know why we had to buy him the costume! He scared Sydnie & Lecsie, they are fine as long as he takes off the giant red nose, but every time he puts it back on they scream! And he thinks it is great when he squirts me in the face with his stupid clown flower!!! Too funny... watch for the pics of that one!

Wace went to see "Dr Pepper". No easy fix there, he tore his ACL in half & mutilated his meniscus (bull riders!!!). So he gets to have surgery, but of course he can't do that until after the Dixie 6 (6 rodeos in St George in November) heaven forbid he might miss a rodeo!!! And of course he has to wait until after the NFR Finals the first week of December, so for Kristy's birthday he is going to have surgery. Then he has to work his butt off to have his knee back in shape to rodeo in the spring... for sure his father's kid!!!
We took Lecsie camping with us last weekend. (Her Mom & Dad went to Vegas for his sister's wedding). Everyone went on what was suppose to be a 30 minute ride (4 wheelers & motorcycles & such) Lecsie went on the 4 wheeler with me & Grandpa YeeHaw (named by Jordan) yeah, it turned out to be like a 6 hour ride!!! What the??? She did so good, she took 2 naps sitting in between us & when she was awake she would sit in front of Grandpa and make motor noises or yell to the kids on the motorcycles... she was cracking us up! Thanks to Aunt Marlo & Grandma Lana she got crackers & cheese, fruit snacks, a banana & a bottle of water! You'd think after 23 years that when Lec says 15 minutes, it really means 6 hours!!! My bad! Anyway, Lecsie loved it, but her & I skipped the ride the next day!!!
Bailey had fun riding Jaden's old motorcycle all day, well except for the 2 times he wrecked. The first one wasn't so bad, but the second time he turned around to look at Grandpa Bud & Grandma Lana in their Razor and missed the bend in the road, so he took a flying leap over the handle bars... oh Bailey or maybe we should call him Road Rash!
The funniest thing in the last week though (well at least to me, Brandie says it's not funny) was when Mike & Shelby got home from Vegas. They came to pick up Lecsie & Brandie was here with her girls... they brought Lecsie a little purse & a new cup with a straw... well Sydnie, being 2 didn't quite understand why she didn't get one, so everytime we turned around they were playing tug-o-war with them. After a while the bickering stopped, or so we thought, next thing we know Lecsie & Sydnie are screaming by the front door, so we look over & they are on the floor, Sydnie has the purse, holding it away from Lecsie & drinking out of Lecsie's cup (and screaming at the same time, she is very talented like that!) & Lecsie has Sydnie by the hair (maybe trying to jerk her head off) with one leg wrapped around Sydnie... the wrestling world would of been proud! Oh my HECK, I was laughing my head off... my Mom was looking for a camera, but their Mom's put an end to the Kodak moment before we could take a picture!
As I reflected on that scene for the next few days, (laughing each time I thought about it) I decided I had to dedicate this story to my cousin Deb. I think this story will remind her of me, since she said I was a mean kid... I don't know what she is talking about... I just know she was a tattle tale! j/k no, I take that back, I am NOT kidding. But I still love you Deb!
Love your guts! (Deb, you're nuts!)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Ya, so it was Whitney's birthday Friday... Happy 22 Whit! (I thought one of the cake pics from the wedding was good here...) We all went to Olive Garden for lunch on Saturday (mmm Olive Garden). Except for Joey, Ashley & Jordie bug... (we miss them a lot)!!!

I got to talk to Joey on the phone today... we're still hoping they get to come visit soon! We haven't seen them since March!!! At least me & Grandpa got to see them in March, everyone else hasn't seen them since last December!!!! We've been teasing Bailey that Jordan will be able to tackle him! That would be funny!

Bailey's team lost their football game last week, but Bailey made a SA-WEET tackle! He is home from school barfing today... hopefully he will be better by his game on Wednesday!!!

Wace blew out his knee again the other day, we finally got him an appointment with "Dr. Pepper", he is some great ortho doctor that works on all the bull riders... hopefully it will be an easy fix!!! But in the mean time, you can just call him Igore, that's what Billy's Mom calls him!

Grandpa Giff is home from the hospital... he hates that place! We're glad he's home, but we have to keep an eye on him when he watches football... he likes the cheerleaders! LOL!

We got the family room all painted over the weekend, carpet comes tomorrow! Yay!

Better go... laundry to do!!! Guts!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

So we were off to Salina to another rodeo last weekend... (not this one, it's an old pic) but Wace took 1st place on Friday! Yeah Wace! One of these days I will figure out how to put the video on here. No more rodeos until the Dixie 6 in November (happy sigh)...

Football Thursday... Bailey's team lost last week (ugly) but they are going to do better this week for sure! He did great in the Primary program except for the part where he wouldn't sing the songs!!! I think he might of hummed or something!

So I lied about where Jeremy works... he is at Orem Community, "I have my own hospital now" he told me, good job Jer-bear!

Anyway, we are all doing great, watching the leaves change colors and happy to stay home this weekend!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Well, I guess it's time to write something in my new blog. Thanks to Brandie for helping me set it up! A little about the family that I love:
Lec - my best friend, the love of my life, the one who always has my back... even if it means recreating the HOLLYWOOD sign (minor edit to MOLLYWOOD) for girls camp! Working hard as always... starting his new company Heritage Welding, since his other one - Steel Erectors retired.
Brandie Marie - my "mean" daughter LOL! Married to an awesome husband, Jason - the saver of lives and raising Sugar (Chelsie), Spice (Sydnie) and Everything Nice (Jasie) 3 WAY cute girls... check out her blog if you don't believe me... the link is right over there.......

GI Joe - my Army boy... I could of used an Army to raise him, but just like Bishop Russon promised, he grew up to be a good & productive member of society, and he has been out there saving America from the dumb @$$ terrorists and he will be again in the spring. Married to the beautiful Texas girl Ashley (doing awesome in Scentsy!!!), the one who keeps him in line and takes care of Jordie-bug... the VERY active future linebacker "Mom, his foot is the size of a 4 year olds"!!!

Whitter K - What can I say? She speaks for herself... I'm sure you've heard her... and I'm sure you think she gets her big voice from me... but no, it came from her Dad... still coaching gymnastics & cheer and newlywed to Jer-bear the love of her life who is working at the hospital in Provo and still alpha dog to Baby & Jr.

Shel-bert - The one who can't stand to leave the baby to go on a date... doing a great job as Lecsie's mom, and trying to manage Mike - the happy one, who is working iron and liking it, except when he has to be 'fire watch'. And Lecsie Nicole, named after her Grandpa Lec (see) SO cute and she LOVES her Grammie!

Wace - what can I say... you have to be a little bit crazy to ride bulls. He went to the HS Nationals this year... maybe you saw his picture in the paper... after all the great rides in the last year, they put the one where he is upside down and backwards with the caption "Wace get's bucked off at the State finals".... nice.... what can you say about 'de press'??? He bought himself a truck... you'll know it's him because he put a GROSS girly sticker in the back window! TEENAGERS!

Bailey Bud - hmmm what to say? Still the smartest of all of us, top 10% in the nation in Social Studies and trying to decide if he wants to go to a charter school for Jr High. Loving football (yay 3 fumble recoveries in his last game) and watching the NFL & the History channels with some Disney channel mixed in. He tried to beat me in chess (maybe next time)... but he did sink my battleship!

Well, I guess you know I have 6 kids by now... and 5 grandbabies! How lucky can one old gal be?
Keep smiling!

Thursday, September 18, 2008