Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day with Grandma

Growing up we spent many a memorial day at Wasatch Memorial Park visiting My grandpa Marion with alot of the family. Grandma made sure we would all go and trim around the stone.

When Grandma Died 6 years ago and had her funeral on my birthday, I did not know what I was going to do. Grandma is one of , if not THE greatest person I know. She raised 4 children on her own, she is strong willed and just purely incredible.

I have always been a little sad that Steve never met her. I am happy for the people in my life who have cause I think their lives are better.

Since her funeral, I have not been back to visit the graveside. I have no excuse, but this year I was missing her so much and wanted Andy and Steve to be a part of it. I love what it says, "sweethearts forever", with "BYU", and everything. While sitting there, Jae and her family showed up. I just thought "man, grandma would like it better this way that we were there together." I was so glad that Jae had the same idea as us!!
I just wanted to write a little salute to grandma. When she died, a sapphire ring she bought in Thailand got split in put into necklaces for her grandchildren. My parents waited to give me mine when I graduated from college.

"Sapphire has long symbolized honesty, truth, sincerity and faithfulness. Tradition holds that Moses was given ten Commandments on tablets of sapphire making it the most sacred gemstone. It is the symbol of pure and wise rulers.
The Sapphire is also the birthstone for September, the month when Beverly Robinson Probert was born, September 10, 1932. When in Thailand in 1975 (where her son Steven was serving a mission), Bev purchased a beautiful sapphire ring with nine blue sapphires-enough for each of her daughters and granddaughters to receive one many years later, after her passing on Aug 8 2003.
When wearing the sapphire pendant, we hope you will remember your Grandma Bev and will remember she stood for honesty, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness and that you are one of her choice jewels, her granddaughter."
When I was given my sapphire, I remember thinking it was the most precious things ever. Plus, it is my favorite stone and color. I said to myself that it was an awesome necklace, but it would look good in a ring. It was originally in a ring , and should be back in a ring.
So, when Steve and I were getting engaged, I wanted a different kind of ring. It came to both of us--"let's put the sapphire as the center piece in my ring". Steve was so great to go along with it. I am so glad that my grandma will always be close to my heart. She is one of my closest friends and I know that she is looking after me from heaven.
I only wish I could be as amazing as her one day. Her strength, courage, faith, love, charity, sincerity are amazing.
I miss you grandma and I love you so much!!



Thursday, May 21, 2009

YES or NO

Here are the rules:
1. You can ONLY answer Yes or No.

2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks. --and believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming nothing is exactly as it seems.

3. Tag some friends.

Been arrested? No

Kissed someone you didn't like? Yes

Slept in until 5 PM? yes

Fallen asleep at work/school? Yes

Held a snake? yes

Ran a red light? Yes

Been suspended from school? No

Experienced love at first sight? yes

Totaled your car in an accident? No

Been fired from a job? yes

Fired somebody? Yes

Sang karaoke? Yes

Pointed a gun at someone? No

Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? Yes

Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Yes

Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yes

Kissed in the rain? Yes

Had a close brush with death (your own)? No

Seen someone die? Yes

Played spin-the-bottle? Yes

Sang in the shower? Yes

Smoked a cigar? No

Sat on a rooftop? yes

Smuggled something into another country? No

Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? Yes

Broken a bone? Yes

Skipped school? Yes

Eaten a bug? Yes

Sleepwalked? No

Walked a moonlit beach? Yes

Rode a motorcycle? Yes

Dumped someone? Yes

Forgotten your anniversary? No

Lied to avoid a ticket? No

Ridden on a helicopter? No

Shaved your head? No

Played a prank on someone? Yes

Hit a home run? Yes

Felt like killing someone? Yes

Cross-dressed? Yes

Been falling-down drunk? No

Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? Yes

Eaten snake? Yes

Marched/Protested? Yes

Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? No

Puked on amusement ride? No

Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? Yes

Been in a band? No

Knitted? No

Been on TV? Yes

Shot a gun? Yes

Skinny-dipped? No

Caused someone to have stitches? YES

Eaten a whole habenero pepper? YES

Ridden a surfboard? Yes

Had surgery? Yes

Streaked? No

Taken by ambulance to hospital? No

Passed out when not drinking? Yes

Peed on a bush? Yes

Donated Blood? Yes

Grabbed electric fence? Yes

Eaten alligator meat? No

Eaten cheesecake? Yes

Eaten your kids' Halloween candy? yes

Killed an animal when not hunting? No

Peed your pants in public? Yes

Snuck into a movie without paying? No

Written graffiti? No

Still love someone you shouldn't? No

Think about the future? Yes

Been in handcuffs? No

Believe in love? Yes

Sleep on a certain side of the bed? Yes

I tag:
Cheryl,
Pam
Wendy
Angela
Carissa
Lydia
Jae
Eccles
Nicholle

Monday, May 18, 2009

Glasses...and the cutest girl on earth!!

Aren't the glasses so cute???
They came with a cute little pink case...love it!!


I was freaked out about glasses getting day.... Now I don't know why exactly....They aren't as freakyy as I imagined, and she is still the most beautiful girl ever. I had to get a pic while she was watching GEORGE (at least twie a day, gotta love him)..otherwise, she would have taken them off!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Momma jokes...

Steve is always telling "your mamma jokes..." I found this on the internet the other day, and start singing this song to him every time he does the jokes.


Greatest SONG EVER!!!





The moral--treat your mother right.

PS. I LOVE THE eighties, I love cheese!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The verdict is in....

My sweet little angel of a person now will be wearing glasses...!!!

What a new world we are intering in. No one in my fam or Steve's does the glasses thing, so this is a brand new world to us. Didn't realize just how expensive the whole process is.

The good news is that Andy's problem can be solved with glasses as she is far sighted...It is only a vision thing , and a correctable thing at that. That alone make us very happy.

I know it is only glasses, but I am still a little overemotional about the whole thing. It is just going to be an experience trying to get her to wear them, and dealing with not fun kids making fun of her HUGE glasses (they are going to be the REALLY REALLY BIG KIND).

I am excited, ready and anxious for her glasses to be ready. I think this will change her world. She won't get so frustrated and I think alot of things will improve with her. Because she is so young and small, we have to special order the frames--not many kids HER AGE wear glasses so they are hard to find.

I have already been given some great council and advice, but if ANYONE has any thoughts on glasses, how to get them cheap, what to expect...how I should not be worried...I would love to hear anything you have!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ramblings.....on momma's

Seeing as it was momma's day yesterday...I just want to write about what a wonderful blessing it is to be a mother. I truly never thought I would be blessed with that ( for several reasons).

I need to remember that when I get frustrated that I am not pregnant and am wanting more! Some people don't even get the blessing of one...and my little gal is the biggest blessing in the world.

I wake up in the morning and she greets me with a beautiful smile. Her laughter fills the house. Her spirit radiates her whole countenance and I love to just stare at her. Nothing melts my heart more than the sound of her calling me momma, and her curling up to be held by her momma.

I recognize that she is a gift to be cherished, and the reason I get to celebrate momma's day.

So, when something, even the tiniest thing, happens to her ...Then you can imagine how I freak out. She is my perfect little angel..so when, out of no where, her eye was being lazy and going a little cross eyed...WELL, we have an appointment today and it is hard to capture on video...and sad really...
video video

video

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Get mad or not?

So, when i went to get Andy out of bed this morning....She was excited to show me her little "surprise"...

SHE WAS COMPLETELY NAKED!! She had managed to take off her impossible to take off pajamas and her diaper. She was just staring at me like this was completely normal now.

At first, I wasn't too happy about it, then I just laughed and yelled for Steve to come in and see it!! I guess we are in a new phase of our lives right now. If only she was potty trained, then I wouldn't care at all....oh to be young again and not worry about clothes!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Vandalism, police, threats, and scariness...

I took Andy to the store yesterday...We came home and found that our stroller was tipped over (I did not think anything of this since it could have been the wind)

I left Andy in the car as I went to the front door to unlock it first. As I approach the door, I see cigarrette buds EVERYWHERE, in the door, on our door matt. It is MADDED into the doormatt. I was furious, and had NO CLUE who could have done it. ( you have to know one of our biggest pet peaves is people smoking in our face, so this was REALLY NOT GOOD).

So, I call our apartment manager and say, I have never been this upset. She comes over to look at it, and comments that it smells aweful and that she knows who did it. I tell her I WILL NOT be cleaning it up.

She says the people in another apartment were just told they were getting evicted and they mentioned they thought it was OUR fault (how, I have no idea). I was dying. We don't even know the people in that apartment. Apparently, they were getting evicted for smoking where they weren't allowed and thought we tattled on them. I could NOT believe my ears.

She calls her boss who says to call the police cause it sounds like a threat. YIKES. So, I go inside and our house WREAKS of smoke...BAD BAD. I started thinking someone was in our house. Either that, or just smoking all around it for a very long time.

My manger asks around and finds out that our neighbor did in fact do it and someone saw him pee on everything as well. Then she said ALL the neighbors are mad cause they thought we got them evicted cause we are the complainers.

I START FREAKING OUT wondering what everyone's problem is. I have not even met the neighbors, how could they assume anything was us ( which, I have never complained by the way).

Next thing you know, the neighbor who did it comes out standes between me and the manager and she accuses him. He denies it and says he just wanted to come and talk to us. I say I have no idea what he is talking about and am confused at the whole thing. He says that another apartment said we have been snitching on everyone trying to get everyone out. This apartment then comes out and I say ( I have no clue why you would even say that).

He then makes a few threats, gets really mad, starts swearing, I freak out some more.

He leaves, I call Steve...my manager calls the cops AGAIN then her boss who says to put a new eviction notice on his door, this time for 3 days as opposed to 30. I tell her I cannot be around when she does that cause he really will take it out on us...since this time it does have to do with us.

Steve gets off work 4 hours early and comes home ( which is huge since he has been sick all week and still had to come in). He comes home and is ready to hurt the guy. The whole thing is such a mess and for a while I didn't get WHY US?

Then, I realized, we are the ONLY people in our area who do NOT smoke. So, it would be a natural assumption that it was us who did it. Even if we did snitch, we could never evict them and they still should not take it out on us, obviously they did something wrong.


So, for now Steve is off this week and we were told by the cops to keep to ourselves and alert them. This guy has been known to be aggresive and nothing could stop him. I will be freaked out for the next 3 days until he is gone, and then, who knows.


Pray for our safety in our family......

Saturday, May 2, 2009

This little piggy....

This is our new, "modern" version of THIS LITTLE PIGGY.

This little piggy went to market
This little piggy stayed home
This little piggy has swine flu
This little piggy has none
and This little piggy cried--weee weee wee wee wee
We think we are so funny!! The sad thing is that all of us are pretty sick right now. I got it last, and now I am, of course, the worst....Actually really bad. To the point where I might go to the ER tonight when Steve gets home. I would go now, but I don't want to take Andy with me.
Please say a prayer for us!!!