December 26, 2007

Christmas Weekend

I made this gingerbread house at Cody's cousin's house a few weekends ago! It was so fun! Jason even put a pile of dog poo by the car!
It was real stormy and it looked pretty but wouldn't you know it, the picture does it no justice!
Woot Woo who is the hottie driving?
And the moron taking pictures?
Making Christmas treats. Only licking my fingers occassionally!
Yes I am holding the treats in my hand. We put them in the snow so it would chill quicker. So resourceful.
Uh Rustin, is there a reason you're holding up the knives in anger? I thought you enjoyed the holidays? :] There's those dumb knives again? What the?
The finished product! There were nuts in the them too and there was an almond in a bad place on the snowman! The good side of me took it off but the other side of me devilishly laughed and wanted to leave it there!
Cute couple celebrating our first Christmas as a married couple.
On our way to the Reidhead Christmas Party in Holbrook. We had to pull over to hide Santa's presents for our cousin.
Right before we headed out to go to the Claridge Party. Bitter sweet I guess. I was so sad to leave but knew I would see them again soon.
Me and Rusty Pants! We loved having him home from New York.
Me and my two handsome brothers Ryan and Rustin. Ryan loved his new hat and had to wear it. It was funny.
Who's that woman blocking the beautiful Christmas tree? ha
Cody was so HAPPY to get his Simpson's movie! It even came with action figures.
I love my new Kitchen Aid! I can't wait to make something...cookies, brownies...anything bad for me really! Maybe some cinnamon rolls!Cody got a beard trimmers and what we all know what that means. ANOTHER BEARD! This picture made us laugh because that really is what I did when I opened my present and Cody didn't even mean to take the picture. I'm a loser.

There is more to come! I have some funny stories!

December 12, 2007

The New Cody

He's back everyone! Oh how I've missed a smooth face!

December 10, 2007

Tribute to the Beard plus some

I came home the other day at lunch and there were some really pretty flowers sitting on the table for me! I love them! They are so pretty. Thank you Cody, I love you!
Just an up close shot. The one dead flower just happened to be smack dab in the middle...go figure!
Just chillin at Marilyn's.
Here is a side shot of the beard!
What a "lovely" picture.
Just a handsome man with a beard
Ah precious. I like this picture!
So this weekend wasn't jammed packed with any huge event but it was nice to be together and get some things done. It was a nice relaxing weekend with all the rain. Oh and we discovered a lot of mold and water leaking into our kitchen windows...comforting! We took a lot of pictures of Cody's beard...believe me...tons...but he is shaving it next week before we go to the valley to talk to the ASU counselors. He is sad that he'll be shaving soon and to be quite honest, it has grown on me but like I always say when I cut my hair, "It's just hair, it'll grow back."

Crazy and stupid people...sorry I just had to write this. For those of you who don't know what MRSA can be deadly and/or very expensive to heal. Well it spreads like is a staph infection basically. Well this guy I work with, Jon, his wife has it and had to go to the hospital today. Jon was freaking out because he never can remain calm, well his wife came into the office today with this nasty infected wound on her hand. She is touching so many things, doesn't have it wrapped or anything, and holds it up in everyone's face to see. I was completely disgusted that this woman even had the nerve to come into the shop knowing darn well she is very contagious. Is it really that hard to figure out?! After she left and touched the door with her infected hand, we all exchanged a look like "what a flippin idiot!" I immediately washed my hands and put bandaids all over my hands because I don't want to take a risk for any open wound to get infected!!!

December 5, 2007

I have been tagged...thanks Jess

Ok I am supposed to write 7 random things about mind is blank

1. When I'm driving down the road or sitting in one place for a long time, I count things, such as windows. I like to see how fast I can count so I usually am always doing math in my head. Its real weird I know but I guess it keeps me from getting car sick. Its real tough when I go to the valley because I count the windows on the houses but thats when all the multiplications comes in so I try and do it real fast.

2. Another weird thing I do is practice typing in my head. If someone says something...that I should probably listen to, I picture my hands on a key board and type out what they say and then count how many times I used the fingers on the left hand and the fingers on the right hand. (My thumb doesn't count).

3. I like things to be organized. Right now my house is a mess and its drives me nuts but theres not much we can do...but the piles are organized....What can ya do right? All the clothes in my closet go in order by color, white, pink, purple, red, dark red, brown, black, blue. Same with Cody's. :D

4. I like to drive fast but I have gotten caught SEVERAL times so I've slowed down a bit. Guess it runs in the family because we all go fast! Ain't that right Dad!

5. I love babies/little kids. I think they are so sweet and so fun to be around. I love when they make me laugh and they don't even know why. I can feel of their little spirits and I know what a blessing they are on this earth.

6. (I'm running out of things to say) I am really accident prone. I probably say ouch at least 14 times a day. It all started when I was about 3 years old when I was "accidently" left outside in the truck while it was snowing. It was a miscommunication between some family members and I was dead asleep so I had no idea. Well they left me and didn't realize it till the next morning when my sister said I never came to bed. Thanks Tara for speaking up sooner. :D My parents ran outside in the snow and there I was in the cab of the truck still asleep...half frozen. I think my dad probably picked me up. They thawed me out in the bathtub and I remember when I was trying to walk I kept tripping over my big toes and ever since then its been down hill. Taralee later broke my arm when we were playing. It was hard to unwrap my Christmas presents. Then 7th Grade I broke my hand during softball, got that cast off and a few weeks later I slid down the stairs at my house and broke my hand AGAIN! 8th Grade I fractured my hand ice skating. Then in the summer I broke my arm (worst break I had yet) on the four wheeler. Then I think I did something else, I just can't remember. I fell off of a exercise ball and hurt my neck real bad. Then fell off of a bunk bead and landed flat on my face on the cement floor. That hurt. Freshman year of college, the day before I moved home I had a partial tear to my lcl. That was painful. And since I've been married I've sliced my finger, tore a muscle and just get hurt. It's getting better as I get older because I've learned to sit back and watch and let everyone else have fun!

7. I wish I didn't have to work so I could stay home and make things. I like to make quilts its just hard to afford the material. I like making Christmas decorations...anything crafty really its just so dang expensive. I just tell myself, someday we'll be able to afford me staying home. I just wish that "someday" was today!

I tag, Mom, Tara, and seeing as how I don't have many friends...who ever looks at this.

December 4, 2007

You Gotta Read

Always be Grateful
You MUST read to the end. Jay Leno puts it into perspective and makes us think about the pathetic negativity. That's right, Jay Leno!! Jay Leno wrote this; it's the Jay Leno we don't often see...."The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some poll data I found rather hard to believe. It must be true, given the source,right? The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed, and 69 percent of the country is unhappy with the performance of the President. In essence, 2/3's of the citizenry just ain't happy and want a change.So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started thinking, ''What are we so unhappy about?'' Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter? Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job? Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store at any time, and see more food in moments than Darfur has seen in the last year?Maybe it is the ability to drive from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers as we move through each state?Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the way that can provide temporary shelter? I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world is just not good enough.Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency workers show up and provide services to help all, and even send a helicopter to take you to the hospital. Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home. You maybe upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch equipment to extinguish the flames thus saving you, your family and your belongings. Or if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a burglar or prowler intrudes , an officer equipped with a gun and a bullet-proof vest will come to defend you and your family against attack or loss.This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias raping and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90 percent of teenagers own cell phones and computers. How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world? Maybe that is what has 67 percent of you folks unhappy.Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S., yet has a great disdain for its citizens. They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have , and what we hate about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.I know, I know. What about the President who took us into war and has no plan to get us out? The President who has a measly 31 percent approval rating? Is this the same President who guided the nation in the dark days after 9/11? The President that cut taxes to bring an economy out of recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from terrorist attacks? The Commander-In Chief of an all-volunteer army that is out there defending you and me? Did you hear how bad the President is on the news or talk show? Did this news affect you so much, make you so unhappy you couldn't take a look around for yourself and see all the good things and be glad?Think about it...are you upset at the President because he actually caused you personal pain OR is it because the "Media" told you he was failing to kiss your sorry ungrateful behind every day. Make no mistake about it. The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have volunteered to serve, and in many cases may have died for your freedom.There is currently no draft in this country. They didn't have to go. They are able to refuse to go and end up with either a ''general''discharge, an ''other than honorable'' discharge or, worst case scenario, a''dishonorable'' discharge after a few days in the brig.So why then the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of Americans? Say what you want, but I blame it on the media. If it bleeds,it leads; and they specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash with blood and guts. How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner? The media knows this and media outlets are for-profit corporations.They offer what sells , and when criticized, try to defend their actions by"justifying" them in one way or another. Just ask why they tried to allow a murderer like O.J. Simpson to write a book about "how he didn't kill his wife, but if he did he would have done it this way"...Insane!Stop buying the negativism you are fed everyday by the media. Shut off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New York Times for the bottom of your birdcage. Then start being grateful for all we have as a country. There is exponentially more good than bad.We are among the most blessed people on Earth, and should thank God several times a day, or at least be thankful and appreciative."With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding,severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, "Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?" ****Jay Leno****2007**

December 3, 2007

6 months

Waiting for the Parade
Cody was thrilled to hold the chairs
I was hyper and trying to stay warm so I was jumping around
Abby, Braden and Logan
I forgot to take pictures of the parade till I saw them driving down the road. Not great I know. Well December 1st was mine and Cody's 6th month anniversary. It is amazing to me how so much has happened. I decided that althought it was slow at times, it went by real quick. Seems like just yesterday I was stressing out about everything. I love Cody so much and each day I find something new about him that I love! He is my best friend and I am so glad we got married for Eternity. To celebrate the day, we cooked muffins and ate them in bed, helped my mil with her tree, went to lunch at Subway, did some Christmas shopping, washed Rustin's car, went to dinner with Cody's family and watched the light parade. Before the parade started we walked around down town Safford and looked in some shops. I love the holiday season! They blocked off the streets and there were performers and then they put snow machines on the top of the buildings so it would feel like a real winter. It took us a while to catch on where the snow was coming from!...we're real winners. haha. When we went back down to where everyone was sitting, Santa was walking down the middle of the street. Logan was told not to get off the side walk and he was jumping up and down yelling, "Santa, I like you!" Cody was like, "Logan who is that?" Logan looked at Cody so mad and said, "I'm talking to Santa!" Then he just kept yelling, "Santa I like you! Santa I love you!" at the top of his lungs. We were all laughing because he was so excited that he was shaking! When the McDonalds float came by, they had some workers handing out coupons for a free meal. Well this big lady gave it to my bro-in-law who isn't that big. We all kinda laughed. He said, "she gave it to me cuz I don't look like I'll just eat one meal!" I said, "I bet that killed her to give that to you. She probably wanted to keep it for herself!" I know it wasn't very nice to say but it was funny! After the parade we went to Marilyn's and watched the ASU vs U of A game. Me and Cody have been feeling sick ever since. Sunday after church we ate dinner with the family and then watched the Christmas Devotional. It was so good to listen to the First Presidency and hear what they have to say and feel of their sweet spirits! I loved the talks and loved the music! Of course I cried and felt the spirit! What a beautiful feeling it is to know what I am a part of along with my husband and family. The Christmas spirit is amazing! I love the gospel and am so glad to be a part of it!