Saturday, September 27, 2008

Heard of Sugardoodle?

While preparing my lesson for sharing time tomorrow I came across this really cool web site. It has lots of clip art and cute ideas for primary, young women, etc....I haven't done sharing time for a LONG time so I am a little nervous. You wouldn't think it would be scary to teach a room full of 80 or so children but I get so nervous. I spent a few hours preparing the lesson tonight so I feel prepared. I think? schewwwww The theme is Prayer. I do believe in prayer and have had my prayers answered so many times. I hope when I bear my testimony that I don't get all emotional. I'm kinda weird that way. I don't know if it's because I'm scared or because I am in tune with the spirit. Probably a little of both. Any hew, Just thought I would share this cool site:) Click on the link that says Sugardoodle if ya want to check it out.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Rodeo time in southern Utah WAHooooo:)

Thursday night I took the girls to the St George rodeo. It is an annual event that our family loves to go to. I normally go to my college class Thursdays, but since Thursday night was FREE kid night, I took the Wednesday night lab class instead. I just think sometimes ya have to put Family first! I am sure it's not going to be that easy when I get a job...sniff sniff.... We got there an hour early so we were able to get really great seats. Holli had a volleyball game that night so she wasn't able to come. BUT, since I bought a few tickets for the "Fat Beef" give away and some tickets for the "gun" giveaway on Saturday night we may just have to go again on Saturday and take Holli:) I know I am weird but I remember going to the rodeo when I was a kid. I looked forward to it every year. So the tradition continues:) I assigned Lindsay to be the photographer lady with my camera. She took some perty cute pics of Alley and Jenna. I had to trick her to get one of her...You know how kids are when they get older..."No, don't take one of me...I am ugly." etc...She is such a funny.My favorite part of the rodeo has to be the mutton bustin and the bull riding. During the dull riding one of the cowboys who had just completed his 8 seconds was walking over to the side when the bull ran over and threw him up in the air. He did a complete back flip and landed on his feet. It was the weirdest thing I have ever seen. ...well almost...but the cowboy didn't even see the bull charging him. Thank goodness he was ok. The bull fighter clowns did a great job! We got home perty late for a school night but that's ok...It was worth it!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Margaret Phillips

Ok, so I have been a slacker lately when it comes to blogging but let me just say this.....I have been SO busy!! As you all probably know by now, I am going to college to get my CNA. Well, long story of the CNA teachers at Dixie State College (who lives in Hurricane) recently went through and is still going through a horrible experience. The story below I copied and pasted from her online "care page" that her husband created. I feel so bad for this family. From what our instructor has told us, Margaret has no family around and they just recently moved to Hurricane into the 12th ward. We, the CNA students, are doing everything we can to raise money to help her husband and four children. They are in desperate need of friends right now. I have never met Margaret or "Maggie" as the teachers all call her. If you are interested in reading her online Care page you just type then search Margaret Phillips and the website is Maggies coming back. I think you might have to fill out one small page to set up a name and password. It just breaks my heart to hear of people going through such hard trials. It really makes me realize how minor my problems are. I am so thankful for my Family, health, home,financial security,etc. Margaret was a normal person just like me and you on August 13th. She had a full schedule of teaching lined up for the fall semester. As it stands today, she is paralyzed from the neck down and her prognosis is bleak. I know this is a very depressing blog but I just thought maybe one of you might have some ideas for fundraisers. Today I called a friend who is willing to fly her from SLC to St George free of charge. How generous is that? The life flight alone to get her up there was $16,000.00. YIKES! You should have seen our teacher on Tuesday when she told us the story. She spent over an hour of class time explaining the whole story. There was alot of emotion and it was incredible to see the love and concern that total and complete strangers were showing.Anyhew...I could go on and on about the details but I better get to bed...If Ma ain't happy ain't nobody happy..and that applys to me when I don't get my sleep. Please keep Maggie and her family in your prayers. Here is the direct link but I am not sure if it will work.I also added it to my links:)

Margaret's Story
MAggie's journey began on Thursday, August 14th when she began mentioning some discomfort in her left shoulder blade. By Friday the pain had worsened and spread across to the right and up her neck. Thinking it was fatigue and sore muscles she spent the weekend developing a low grade fever then breaking it and beginning again. Unable to sleep all this time and becoming increasingly uncomfortable, Maggie complained that her head and neck were getting worse. Monday she couldn't move her neck or head and we went to the doctor's. His assistance yielded no help. By 5 p.m. Tuesday, Maggie's pain was unbearable prompting our trip to the E.R.
The Doctor there was mystified and a variety of symptoms that at face value didn't seem to have anything to do with each other but he took her condition deadly serious. By 2A.M. Maggie was in ICU. At 10A.M. she was no longer able to move anything below her neck, and was having significant trouble breathing. A subsequent MRI revealed a massive infection from the base of her brain down her cervical vertebrae. It was compressing her brain stem and spinal cord. We life-flighted her to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah where she underwent surgery to relieve the pressure and remove the abscess and infection.
These unexpected and unexplained events have placed on a long and challenging road. Through the continued efforts of the medical team, Maggie's efforts, and your prayers and support, she has begun her way back. Would you please join us as we go, praying and believing the possibilities are limitless.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I just had to post these pictures. Our cute little kittens are getting big so fast. They are about 2 weeks away from being ready to find a new home. SO, if you want a kitten just let me know:)

Who is that?

While checking out some fun Halloween costumes, the girls thought it would be fun to try on these wigs. We about died laughing and I just happened to have my camera with me. Halloween is not my favorite holiday but I still try to be a "fun Mom" and let my kids be crazy for a day...just as long as they don't dress up all nasty with devil costumes and all. Maybe I am old school or maybe it is just the way I was raised. I am just not that into all the darkness and gore.

Swimming in September?

The other day I bought this pool at a yard sale for $5.00. I was reluctant to buy it because I figured for $5.00 there most be something wrong with it. Well we took our chances and bought it. It was in great problems.... and the kids have had SO MUCH fun swimming in it! I just can't believe it is September and still 100 degrees. Oh well we will just enjoy the nice weather as long as possible. These pics I took on Saturday. I was tending Lisa's kids for the afternoon. Gracie just cracks me up. She is such a funny little kid. The pictures say it all.