Thursday, August 28, 2008

Twenty Wishes

So, I am reading this book called Twenty Wishes by Debbie MaComber. It's a good book. These ladies in it decide to write out twenty wishes and try to accomplish them. It made me wonder what I wish for. I don't have quite twenty yet, but here is a start, in no particular order...........
1. Catch up on my scrapbooking
2. Stay caught up on said scrapbooking
3. Take a vacation and hike to the ancient Incan ruins in Peru
4. Teach Tori to read before she is 5
5. Volunteer somewhere someday for something important
6. Go to esthetician school
7. Learn about dog shows and dog agility shows and compete in them
8. Hike King's Peak
9. Run a marathon
10. Go through a whole day without chocolate (never gonna happen)
11. Be an awesome cake decorator
12. Get over my phobia of calling people on the phone, honestly, I would rather talk to someone face to face then call them.
13. Own shoes in every color to go with every outfit.
14. Plant a garden
15. Learn at least some basic Spanish
16. Take an Excel and Outlook computer class
17. Invest in more real estate
18. Take my family to Disneyland
19. Be a better mom, wife, sister, daughter, daughter-in-law, neighbor, and friend
20. Since I this is my last wish, I am wishing BIG. I want clean sheets put on my bed every single day by someone other than me.
I guess I really did have twenty wishes. That was almost too easy. I want want want.............

Monday, August 25, 2008

Victoria the Pre-school Girl

So today was Tori's first day of school. She is going to Bright Ideas Preschool. It's here in our nieghborhood, about a block from Mick's elementary school, so that is wonderfully convenient. Her teacher's name is Heather and there are several kids she knows from our nieghborhood and church that are in her class. She was so excited to finally use her Princess backpack, but a little miffed that she didn't get to pack a lunch like Mick does. She was still happy and excited in this picture.
Now she is way past done with posing for pictures.
And this is when I picked her up and she was mad cause she didn't want to go home yet! Always a good sign!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


This is our new dog and Mick's new best friend, Bandit. He is an Australian Shepherd. We looked for one for months and months and finally found exactly what we wanted. He is supposed to be the whole family's dog, but Bandit thinks Mick walks on water or something. He never leaves Mick's side and he gets very protective of him. He does not like it at all when he thinks someone is being to rough with Mick. I hope he learns soon the difference between rough housing with friends or uncles and someone actually being mean. He knows a few commands and tricks. He plays fetch and tug-o-war, sit, lay, shake, and play dead.
He is a great jogging partner for Adam and I. He got some sore feet the first few days of jogging, so we are letting him rest up and work into it slower, though.
He barked and paced the whole first night he came home to our house and I only got 2 hours of sleep, and I was thinking, "What in the world have I done?" But now he and I have adjusted better, I am so glad we found him. He is so sweet and smart and good natured. He also got Adam to do what I couldn't get Adam to do in two years..... finish our fence!! hehe!!

Mick's First Day of 1st Grade


Demoliton Derby

Here we are at the Utah County Fair Demolition Derby. We went with some good friends of ours, the Hoen Family. It was our first ever crash 'em up derby (except for Adam, he is definately the most experienced "hick"), and I gotta say, I am a fan. It was pretty exciting.
This was by far the worst crash of the night. It was in the Powder Puff heat, which means it was all girl drivers. This lady drove her car so hard into another one, that it flipped the car over upside down and then she drove on top of it. Luckily, no one was injured, but it was super intense. The picture below is after they turned the car back right side up.

Hiking the Uintas

Adam and his father and two brothers went on a week long hike this August in the High Uinta Mountains. They took pack goats along to help them pack their gear, but it ended up that they packed, pulled, shoved, and dragged the goats AND their gear the entire week. But, they did have a great time even if they didn't cover as much ground as they had hoped.