Tuesday, June 24, 2008

MAJOR DILEMMA

So I have been awful at posting ANYTHING lately.....I will sit at my computer with my memory card in the computer ready and amped to upload pics and update on life. When I log on to my blog, I just look at how blah and have attempted many times to change my backgrounds. How in the world do you get the cute heading up top with the cute font??!!! So much has happened that I just toughed it up and here I am....where to start????

So my husband is feeling old lately. He had his 10 year class reunion the first of June. We had dinner on Friday night (very interesting group there....no kids and let's just say, some pretty soda ;) It was a good time and Bill enjoyed seeing people he hadn't seen for quite some time. Then on Saturday, it was a family event (that meant no fun drinks...however I'm not sure if all abided by the rule) Bill took all three kids and stayed for awhile chatting with Chad and later invited Chad and his family over for a pizza party. Where was I you are asking???? MIA!

That's right!!! I attended a much needed girls weekend in VEGAS!!!! I flew from Boise to Vegas all by myself! (Those of you that know how bad I hate planes and flying know that I must have been a "big girl" to do it all by myself.) I had a ton of fun. Our trip consisted of the funnest bus ride I've ever had in my life, Irish Kings sweeping us off our feet, yummy food, laughs that brought tears, tattoos and last but not least, a swimsuit photo shoot! (However, pics of the photo shoot will not be posted due to fear of prosecution.) We had a great ole time there in Vegas and I'm so glad that we could all be there...(well minus two naughty girls).





HOWEVER!!!!! There was something that happened there that still to this moment TICKS me right off! Okay, you tell me how ticked you'd be.....My mother, Andrea, Mallory, Lindsay and Natalie got to Vegas the night before me and had a gay time catching up with each other and such and such, (I stayed for Bill's Class dinner) Anyhow, I didn't want to miss out on all the fun so I took a red eye flight to Vegas so the girls had to pick me up at the airport around 7:30 ish. My mom, Andrea, and Natalie came to pick me up.... So we get back to the Condo and hang around a bit and decide to go get breakfast at IHOP. I actually recall commenting on Andrea's cute shirt as she was getting ready. Well sitting down in our booth, there was a bunch of giggling and of course I just giggled along with them, until Andrea says, "By the way, I haven't just gained a whole bunch of weight." WHAT!!!! "IHOP" ed (sorry I had to.) out of my seat and said...well, yelled "YOU'RE PREGNANT!!!" That little fart! I was the last one to know and still bothered by the fact!!! But after a few years of asking when they were gonna have another kid, we all finally gave up, so what a HUGE surprise!!! A BABY GIRL!!!! I am so excited because it's actually MY FIRST NIECE!!!!!! We are still waiting for a girl on Billy's side but that has yet to happen. So Vegas was a great fun time for all.

Father's Day came really fast for us.....It was nice and peaceful. Riley was so excited to go up in Sacrament Meeting and sing to his Daddy....Madisen even followed even though she's not in Primary yet....She got a little frightened and started crying running down the stairs into her daddy's arms...It was so cute.
For Father's Day, we took Bill's 67 Mustang in to get it running...and he is patiently waiting it to be sitting at our house instead of the shop.

This next update is ESPECIALLY for RICH!!!!
In Wendell we have a celebration that is all about the stinky wind we have here caused by all the Dairy's....Hence the celebration name : Dairy Days.
There is a parade on Saturday morning and at the park there is a carnival that goes on for 2 days. Well, feeling very festive this year....they decided to do something a little different, Something that's never been done here in good old Wendell.
COW PATTY BINGO!!! They make a big bingo card on the ground out of paint or chalk and set up a Carrall around it... You pay 10 dollars for you to claim a number on the Bingo card.... After all the numbers are claimed....they send a cow into the carrall and ...you ready for this.......
The first number that the cow takes a crap on....wins $500 DOLLARS!!!! You'd be surprised at how many people sit there and watch this cow yelling and coaching it to poo on there space!!!! HAHA it was the funniest thing!!! Bet you really wished you were here for that one Rich huh!

As far as the kids go.....Riley has made a couple new friends that he just loves to play with. He starts swimming lessons on the 30th for 2 weeks. And this weekend, there is a demolition derby we are going to and before the event....they are having a tricycle race for little kids...whoever wins receives a new bike...We thought Riley would love to be in a race....we'll just see how he reacts if he doesn't win...
Madi is accident prone....I've always said that we are going to be dealing with stitches or a broken bone with her before Riley.. Well on Saturday the 21st Bill had her on his shoulder taking her to the bathroom to brush her teeth. He lifted her up and was lowering her down by her arms behind is back, and when she reached the floor, she started screaming and saying don't bend my arm! Don't bend my arm!! He had to hold it across her chest or she'd start crying again....Bill held her in the chair until she eventually closed her eyes, but anytime we'd move, she'd start crying again.....so being the paranoid mother that I am....decided to take her in...of course it always happens after hours, so it was an ER visit...and the fastest ER visit I've ever had!!! Maybe 15 min..... Anyway, her elbow was dislocated but with a little bend and tweak, it was all better...They call it Nurse Maids Elbow????
Lily has taken on a couple new things....She sits up all by herself....AND she army crawls!! But with only one leg! It's the funniest thing I've ever seen...it's hard to explain so I'll just get a video of it and post it....
Bill is staying busy with work which is always a blessing.... and I'm just trying to keep things in order in our home waiting for a bite! Our home is officially on the market, so we hope it'll go sooner than later....We'll see.

12 comments:

Jana said...

I love reading your updates, Jen! The way you describe things, I feel like I'm having a real conversation with you. :) And I'm jealous of your sister's weekend in Vegas!!

Misty said...

Sounds like you guys are having lots of fun! That cow pie bingo, makes me think of something they would do in good old Hooper. I wouldn't put it past them. About your blog, I am so sorry that you can't make it look the way you want. You'll have to call me or something and maybe we could figure it out together! :)

Leah said...

Wow, a lot has been going on in your household! That girls trip looked like so much fun. How bout a girls cousin trip sometime?! And about the cow poop ten dollar thing... how funny is that?! I can seriously picture it all. It actually sounds like you are enjoying Wendell AND staying busy. Also had to laugh at your IHOP(ed) comment!

Gma Chris said...

Well I think its about time you updated your blog. I cant say I blame you about being bitter that she told you last, just think how I feel being her mom and find out almost 6 months into the pregnancy. Lets hold a grudge ok? Hurry and post a picture of the kids and of Lily doing the army crawl.
Love ya, MOM

Mark and Lachelle said...

Yay!! I'm so glad you decided to FINALLY updated your blog ;) Just kidding. Sounds like you've been quite the busy bee lately! And I totally agree with Leah; when are we going to plan a "girls cousin trip?" Although, we should also invite Logan, cuz he seems to always make us laugh! Oh, and I'm not even going to comment on the cow poop thing....I'm trying to get that mental picture out of my head!

Brian and Mal said...

Jenni go to www.thecutestblogontheblock.com they have cute layouts and they won't delete any of your side bar stuff. But you first have to change your template to the plain on before you get a new decorative backround. Call me if you need help!

leah said...

cute page! cute page! You did it!

Jana said...

Cute, cute background! To change the font colors, go to 'Layout', and then 'Fonts and Colors'.

Leslie & Josh said...

Cute background, Jen. Glad you finally figured it out. It really is cute. Your sisters weekend sounds like a blast. We Have my husbands ten year this year too. crazy. Good luck selling your house.

Brian and Mal said...

yay, i'm glad you figured it out. your backround is really cute.

Lori and jesse said...

Sounds like things have been crazy, but fun! We were wanting to go to the reunion, but emergencey came up with me and we could not come. I am glad you had fun in vegas!

Merri Ann said...

What a great lot of fun!
Love,
Your other Mom,