Saturday, October 09, 2010

Old Photos

My Mom is finally going through her old photos which are on slides and is converting them to digital. It is fun seeing old photos of your parents before you were there. The photos seem like a gift, a glimpse into their lives which makes me understand and know them better somehow. Here are a few pics of my Mom and Dad at "The Ranch." I always heard stories about this place but never had been there. My Grandparents had owned some property in New Mexico which was like a vacation spot for them. THis was around 1960.

Granny and Gramps in the Jeep and Mom on the back


This is a picture of Christmas at Granny's house. They got so dressed up!

This picture is of my Aunt Marcia and Uncle Press. I don't think I had seen a picture of him. He was a pilot and died in a plane crash when my Aunt was pregnant with her third child.

Finally here is a picture of my Grandpa Crockett. He was a policeman in Pocatello Idaho. He was such a gentle man, I never saw him in his uniform.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Walking Pneumonia

What is that? I guess I have it. I thought the little black cloud that was passing by while I was in a cast for 5 weeks was gone!! Last week I had a fever of 101,102 and 103!! I had ice packs on my face trying to get cooled down. What the heck was wrong with me?? I finally went to the doctor and they initially thought I had the flu. It never really acted like the flu, so I called back a couple days later and got some tests done and finally an anti-biotic!! I also had my chest X-rayed which confirmed the Pneumonia.

My fever finally went away after a week of craziness and lots of Tylenol. I swear I was waiting for that 5 hour mark ( somewhere between 4 to 6 hours per the directions) when I could dose up again because my fever would really never break. Today the doctor called and told me my Liver enzymes were elevated. They think it might be because of all the Tylenol I used. Anyway she said to stay away from Tylenol and Alcoholic products like NYQUIL. Hold on..I wait all year until I get sick so I can use my favorite medicine NyQuil. I don't have many vices but COME ON!! How the heck am I supposed to sleep with this wicked cough??

Trying to find the good side of this diagnosis - The constant coughing will get me in shape so I don't have to use my Abs of Steel video. And..That is it.


So, before I can move forward I need to put summer behind me. We have finally said good-bye to the triple digits, until May (hopefully) and I was looking back at my summer photos that I did not include on the blog.

June is our birthday month. We make it easy with the swimming pool :) Brett and Josh turned 10 and 6 this year!!

I can't believe Eclipse just came out in June! It seems it has been out forever. We had a party to celebrate. So embarassing..but oh well :) My poor friend, Andrea actually got bed bugs bites while we were at the Midnight showing. We were sitting in the theatre for about 5 to 6 hours. So we won't go back to that theatre!

We went to the lake a few times to Jet-ski. The boys love it! One time all four of us were on it and Mike's hat flew off. We turned around to retrieve the hat and as we went by to scoop it up, all four of us leaned over and we all toppled in the water. Luckily, Mike had the key tied around his wrist to kill the engine, or we would all be stranded in the lake. We were laughing pretty hard and learned our lesson hopefully! These are pictures of us with the Layton family at Bartlett lake, we brought the jet-ski and all the kids took turns riding it (with the adults on the back) we had so much fun.

Of course we love going to the DBacks game whenever we get a chance. Brett got picked to help sing the 7th inning stretch and they both caught some t-shirts that they threw out to the crowd. Brett did great singing, not to theatrical, but just the right amount of actions for a 10 year old boy. Of course he couldn't seem too pleased to be up there! Grandpa Barney went with us because Mike was still working.

One morning Josh woke up and wanted a BLT sandwich for breakfast. I said, Are you sure?? He wouldn't change his mind for nothing, so I dutifully went to the kitchen to fix my hungry boy a BLT at 7:00 am. When I came back, he fell back asleep. I put the sandwich in a baggie and saved it for lunch. I had to take a pic because I was proud of myself for being such a good mama. HaHa.

We made it to Pinetop at the end of July to escape the heat and get ourselves ready for school. The boys practiced some shooting at a gravel pit. We made our way to a lookout tower and met a man there named Alan Allen who spends his days tracking lightning strikes around the mountains. The views were amazing :) We hiked a little bit until it started to rain!

While we were in Pinetop it rained most everyday..which is heaven! One time it hailed the other times the kids just played in it. We also had fun visiting Snowflake for the Pioneer Day Celebration. We love going up there to take part in all the activities. This year Brett ran the kids 2 mile race. He was proud of himself.

Finally we are at the end where I brake my arm..not so much fun..Mike and I went with our friends to Las Vegas for the weekend. It was fun to get away. I hadn't been in a while so it was fun to walk around and of course go to Serendipity to get the Frozen Hot Chocolate. That was worth the trip!! Mike found one of his favorites..Ceaser Salad. We got this at a Steak house in Ceaser's Palace called Bradley Ogden's. The food was super good. Definately worth going back for.

One more adventure..We went to Camp LoMia as a Ward. We really had a blast. We got there early and made our own dinner. Even though we were in a Cabin, we were super cold. I was glad it was only one night!