Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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My daughter, Kelli, just told me about a great blogsite...Freebies2deals.com
Every day they have something new. She has soooo many deals she has found. Well worth it to check out every day. Kelli got a WII dual charger w/2 controllers for $4.99! Have fun

I Knew Peas Were Good For You!!!



Having six children taught me a lot about what they would and would not eat. I remember all of us at the table and the looks some of them had on their faces as vegetables were placed in front of them. Most of the time this was not a problem...but one night, one of our boys REFUSED to eat his peas. Needless to say, he now eats them and, according to his wife, basically eats ALL his veggies.

Well...last night I found another use for peas! Our little fantail goldfish, Gloria, hasn't been herself for quite awhile. We thought she was either "going to the otherside" or was just a very strange fish. She would swim upside down and basically look like she was sleeping standing up on her tail in the corner. I finally couldn't stand it anymore and went on the internet. I sheepishly typed in, "Why does my fish swim upside down?" thinking I was going to get nothing. WRONG! Page after page of upside down fish stories!! She has "swim bladder" disease! They all stated that peas would help. She's had this condition since September! Poor baby...I immediately did what "others" have done with their acrobat fish and realized...I have no peas! We drove to PetSmart and bought brine shrimp, then on to Smith's and bought peas.

Chuck put her in another tank and I about cried as I watched this little sweetie at the bottom of the tank just lying there like a lump. I talked to her and told her she would be fine...just eat your veggies. I carefully took the skin off and broke it up for her. As the peas sank to the bottom and landed on her tail, she just laid there. I thought to myself, "How do you hand feed a fish?". I threw in some brine shrimp for good measure and as it disintegrated into the water, her mouth was going, but not close to where food was. It was almost too much for me to bear. I talked to her, put my fingers up to the tank to pet her from the outside and told her she has to eat. I left and when I came back, the veggies were gone.

This morning Chuck put her back into the big tank with her buddies and she's upright. She's taking it easy in her corner, but she's swimming right-side up. YEA!!! I'm getting too old for this!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Kamryn's Baptism








We just got back from our granddaughter's baptism in California. She was so excited to have some of her cousins there, as well as grandparents. Rob was so proud to baptize his first child. We're so proud of our children and that they are worthy to do the ordinances for their children to become members of the Church. She had family from both sides, so that made for a nice gathering.

Before her baptism, we went to Andrew's soccer game, after her baptism, we hit two more soccer games. I LOVE SOCCER! The kids had fun and it brought back memories of my "running around" days with the kids. I was glad we got to see the kids play. Grandpa took the ones that weren't playing to the park to play. They had fun.

We spent a few days with Kristy, Blain and the kids, made blankets, took Kamryn and the kids to see "A Christmas Carol"...little spooky!!! Kris and I went to the mall and it has changed a lot. They've added on and moved things around. I enjoyed going. We had dinner with our friends, Johnny and Linda, at the Cheesecake Factory (OH YEAH!). Kris and Blain were at a family birthday party at his mom and dad's. We stopped in and saw Mike and JoAnn and visited for a couple of hours. Chuck stopped in to a few friends during the day to say hi. One of them was just diagnosed with brain cancer and was coming home that night. It always hurts to hear news like this. We never know when life is going to change things around. Don't every take things for granted. It's wonderful to have such good friends.

We stopped by to see Natalie and the kids, but she was gone. Her sisters were there getting ready for a baby shower, so we chatted awhile and gave grandbabies a hug and left. On our way home, we hear sirens and realized we were being pulled over! Lights, noise AND a bullhorn! My mind was racing trying to figure out what we had done. Rob was in Redding, so I was really confused......or so I thought! After listening to the directions the officer was giving the "driver" and "passenger"...and watching them do EXACTLY what was asked by the officer, we realized it was Rob. Boy, is he good!!! He had me going!! Dad and Ken were outside the car with hands on the roof, legs spread. Rob was cracking up! Didn't even get a pic. He's very professional and loves his job. In a couple of minutes, we were back on the road, laughing. I miss my kids. I thoroughly enjoy visiting all three who are in other states. Dave and family will be coming here for Christmas

Coming home, we hit snow patches...heard grumbling from the driver's seat...then it was fine. We went through snow again near Nephi and have a lot of ice in our driveway, but it was nice coming home. Home is wherever you make it. Memories are always with us...make them good ones!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Rob, Natalie and Kids










The kids left for home today and I'm going to miss them. It was fun watching a 14 month old and 3 year old discover all the nooks and crannies of Utah living. Grandpa might have another story to tell, but he enjoyed having them around and watching their energy.

We went trick-or-treating, celebrated Owen, Evelyn, Jack and Grandpa's birthday this last Sunday because "life" took over and none of them had a "family" birthday. Kim was gracious enough to have all of us over after having a Halloween party for 40 the night before! She's my party girl!!

We took the quads out to Little Sahara and had a great time! We put the kids' carseats in and off we went.....well......I almost made it up the hill. It was a smaller hill, but I was going slow because I had the baby and...well...I had to go in reverse in order to go back up. I told Rob he had to do it, because it was HIS child in the RAZ. Have you ever seen a "rooster tail"? My floorboard filled up with sand like a sandbox as I tried to make it over the hill. Rob went the speed you were supposed too and made it. I also found a quad flag in the sand and Nat found a floor mat and Rob found some sun glasses. Guess we have Christmas all wrapped up!

Our time together was short, but I was so glad they surprised me and came up. Love you guys!