Friday, August 13, 2010

1st Day of School

The kids are liking school so far. Of course it's only been 3 days...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I Turned 30

I never posted about my 30th birthday because, well, we were busy..... and stuff. I had a very nice day before my birthday. My parents came from Mesa, and all of Jay's family came over and we swam and ate most of the day. Jay was recently out of the hospital and supposed to be on bed rest, but he emerged to cook some good meat on the smoker. My mom and girls made me a fruit pizza. Cindy make cake for Shona and Kristi's birthdays too. We drove out by the fairgrounds to watch fireworks that night.

My nice neighbor Reyna made me a treat too.

My actual birthday didn't turn out so hot. Well, Jay's knee was hot when we woke up Sunday morning, so I called the doc right away, and he met us at his office. He thought the heat and swelling was due to overuse. Considering Jay swam the day before, I think that's a good assumption. He sent Jay to the hospital for blood work just to be sure there was no infection. On the bright side, after 11 years of marriage, we finally know Jay's blood type (I requested to have it checked). We missed church except for some of the girls who went with Sean and Cindy. That evening we went to Dustin and Amy's so Jay could rest, and the kids had fun playing there. Thank you all for the phone calls and e-mails. I don't feel any different than I did when I was 29.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ranch Trip 08/01/10

We drove out to the ranch yesterday. Sean's (our brother-in-law) parents were in town from New York, and I guess they needed a little adventure.
We looked at water tanks

Looked at horses (I swear they're there)
Looked at windmills
Climbed fences

More water tanks
Got completely stuck in the mud due to all the recent rain
Heard THEN saw a rattlesnake. And saw another one later. First one I've ever heard. Seen plenty of dead ones. Alive ones are NOT exciting at all.
Saw a tarantula
Played on the rocks
Fell asleep on each other before we got home (they didn't like the flash)

We drove over all kinds of rocks and bumpy roads with a bulge in the tire. I took the car to the car wash this morning, and this is what my tire looks like now. Time for a new one.