Sunday, October 21, 2007

Attempt to Organize

In honor of my friend Amber -- here is my first attempt at organization. Amber is a organizational freak and apparently our friend Tia is even more organized than Amber. I can't even wrap my mind around that but I've just met Tia not to long ago - so I've never been to her house and Amber doesn't lie. Anyway, Tia told me about a website called I've been on her site and hopefully with the help of Amber, Tia and Flylady -- some day I WILL be organized. Until then - one freakin cupboard will have to do!

Monday, October 15, 2007


Let me start from the beginning...

About two years ago Jay went on another deer hunt (shocker) in Mexico. I was a little peeved about this hunt to say the least. So I took the twins and went with my cousin Korey and his family to a rodeo outside of Globe. While we were there they were selling these cute puppies. The girls wanted one so bad. So being as peeved as I was I thought, "I am going to teach Jay a lesson. He wants to spend money on another damned DEAD animal -- well I'm going to spend money on a live one." So after dropping one too many Benjamin's on a dog we were on our way home.

When Jay got home from his trip we introduced him to the newest member of our family, Lady. To my misfortune, he didn't even give a crap! Basically, I spent too much money on something that I had to feed, pick up her crap, replant grass from holes she dug, and spent another Ben on a dog collar to shut her up.

Thankfully, my great friend Janet had her brother take Lady to a rodeo and he gave her to a really nice family in Montana. She will be with a loving family who will be able to give her as much attention as needed.

I've learned a few things over the past two years: 1) I am not an animal person. 2) As much as I hate to admit it - I prefer them dead. 3) Lie to your children about where their dog went. I have had to deal with at least 20 minutes of flowing tears every day since Lady has been gone. And where is Jay you ask? On another damn hunt!

So much for sticking it to him. What is that saying, "Vengence is mine, saith the Lord." (I'll keep that in mind next time)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

Dear Friends and Family,

It’s time for the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. Last year was a big success. It could not have happened without the continued prayers, love and support of you, our family and friends.

At 16 months old, Savannah was diagnosed with Juvenile (type 1) Diabetes. Savannah continues to be insulin-dependent until a cure is found. Over the last year, Savannah has tolerated 200 shots and 3000 finger pricks. In the four short years since her diagnosis Savannah has endured 11,500 finger pricks and 3,700 insulin injections. Savannah is an Angel and takes 99% of these shots without even crying. She is one tough cookie that continues to bless our family with her strength and resilience!

We continue to believe in and support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in their efforts to raise money to find a cure for Diabetes. Together we are making a difference in our children’s lives. We must do everything in our power to help find a cure for Savannah. It’s our goal to avoid the heart and kidney disease, blindness, amputation, and early death that is a reality for many people with juvenile diabetes. Finding a cure is completely attainable and within reach. We feel confident an answer will be available before she goes to high school.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the #1 non-profit organization of diabetes research worldwide. One of JDRF’s largest fundraising events is the “Walk to Cure Diabetes.” This year our team, Savannah’s Angels, will be raising money for this cause. This year’s walk will be held on Saturday, November 3rd at Tempe Town Lake.

Here are three ways you can help make a difference for Savannah:

Our family is deeply grateful to you for helping us reach our goal of raising $5,000 this year.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Great White Hunter

This is Brandon's first deer! Great job Brandon! Uncle Jay and I are proud of you. Korey (Brandon's Dad) just called and gave us the story of his boy's first hunt. He had his whole family with him today for his hunt. Every time a shot was fired, his brother Preston was sitting in the truck with his fingers crossed on both hands. When Kayleen got the call that Brandon got the buck, they started to drive toward Korey and Brandon. Preston looks at his mom and says, "I'm so damn proud of my brother!" Ditto Preston.
We love you guys!

Proud Wife

I have to take a moment to brag on my cute hubby! It's not often so brace yourselves. My husband was very helpful around the house today. Helped clean, gave Savannah all her medicines and helped with yard work when his back was hurting. We sat down to watch both sessions of conference. A little after the last session Jay was looking for his shaver. He couldn't find it...hence the extremely hairy face. Anyway, he called me away from my new digital camera (side note...I bought a camera that is banned from taking any picture of wildlife) to iron his Sunday clothes. MY CUTE HUSBAND WENT TO PRIESTHOOD SESSION WITHOUT ANY PERSUADING! I COULDN'T BE PROUDER OF MY MAN!!!