Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween 2006
Happy Halloween!

If you had any questions about my family being rednecks, here is proof !
Chase is a TUR-DUCK-EN !
A Turkey, a Duck and yes a Chicken!
Weird I know but thats my FAMILY!
How is a boy gonna get chicks I mean GIRLS?

Then my sister Chelsey who is to grown up to do the whole Trick or Treat thing made me wear a sign that says. " Will walk for seed and Pork the only white meat". Silly girls!!!

This is my cool brother Austin!
Isn't he sooooooooo Cool !
He is a dog or something like a dog.

This bone boy is my brother Cody. He glows in the dark. Maybe next year Dad will let me be something cool like this.

And this is my best sister Courtney. She is a gypsy. Hers has bells on it. You can't see her very well cause I was helping Mom take the picture. Mom is going to take a better one tonight.

Maybe next year I will get this whole halloween thing but I really like knocking on doors and getting candy. I think you eat it until you get sick or something?

Thanks everyone for taking a peek, have a safe and Happy Halloween! BOOOOOOOO

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Sorry you had to hear this from one of your friends dads but yes your MOM WAS HOT!
Here is the story.

My daughter takes a friend home after school along with a girl she doesn't know very well. This girl invites Chels in for a coke and to goof off for awhile. The new friends hit it off really good until her step-dad comes home. He plays 50 questions with Chels, then it came to who is your parents and she tells him. The step-dad looks at her for along time and all of a sudden he says My maiden name. Chels looks at him funny and say yes that is my mom. He gets a big smile on his face and says YOUR MOM was one of the most beautiful woman I have ever met. I dated her when you were just a little girl!

Chels comes home and we get a good laugh about it.

A few days later Chelseys new friend calls and asks her to come hang out. When Chels gets ready to come home the step-dad comes out to her car from the back door and hands her this little box and tells her "these are your moms" Chels didn't know what to say. She brought it home and I opened it. These pictures where in it along with a note saying " Thank You for all of the memories, you were a great friend" When Chels seen them her jaw hit the ground, she said Oh Mom I had no idea!

So you see kids, MOM WAS HOT!

Thank you my old friend for my pictures back and for shocking my daughter! HEHEHE

Sunday, October 22, 2006

This is dedicated to those Born 1930-1979!

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking. As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank koolade made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because .


We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day.

And we were O.K.We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride downthe hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound, CD's or Ipods, no cell phones!, no personal computers , no Internet or chat rooms....... WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate ! worms an d mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays,made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.

They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and ! we learn ed


If YOU are one of them .. . CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who
have had the luck to grow up as kids,
before the lawyers and the government regulated
so much of our lives for our own good

And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!


Chase, he has been doing this all day! Papa and brothers went hunting and poor Chase wants his Dad. I want Dad, the dog wants Dad. We all want Dad. He has only been gone 1 night, 5 more to go. Chaser is a big daddies boy and knows when it is dark out side Dad should be home. It took me 2 hours to get him in bed without crying for his papa.
It doesn't help that dear Dusty let me with the flu and I have been telling myself all day that I do feel better, really I do ( right ). I missed the wedding of a close friends daughter today as I felt like, well you know!
Then I go into my room and Cody is all curled up in my bed. I went to pick his 65 lbs body up and about died. He woke up long enough to say " mom I feel safer in your bed when dad is gone and dad said to watch over you ." WHAT! This kid is good! I wish dad would have said "and sleep in your OWN bed". Oh well, everyone is in bed and I am thinking Codys bed is looking pretty good. Bunk beds huh.
I miss daddy too!! But when I talked to him tonight he said they were having a ball. Oh and he is over HIS flu. NICE and thank you dear for giving it to me.
Well I am off to snuggle down in a twin bed to sleep with buzz light year sheets and comforter and a toy story pillow. JEALOUS!? Don't be it is not really that cool but a mom has to do what a mom has to do! Right?

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

This picture may not seem to fit what I am about to say at first but keep reading:

In Utah the men folk have a very manly event that happens every year in the fall. It is the annual beer hunt, I mean deer hunt. We tease our men in the spring about putting their application for rejection in before the dead line. Then it is the waiting game for all of them young and old. My husband Dusty has a life time permit which makes him king of the rednecks. Well my 15 year old son also got a permit this year and can not wait to go out with the dads and sit around the camp fire and lie to their hearts content.
The deer hunt has always been a family thing until we had Chase. He has astma and a couple of other issues that keep me home with him over the hunt. I don't mind at all as it gives me time with him and the girls who are glad to stay home and get their nails done, eat out and sleep in moms bed ( while I take the couch ). The one thing I HATE is getting them ready to go. This year I told them I would do the shopping for food so they would have REAL food and not just snacks and pop or in dads chili and pork rines. This is where the story begins>

I decided to take all of the kids to school today and get an early start on my day of shopping for jerky, pop,TP and all of the other things on the list the boys gave me the night before. After dropping the little darlings who had been fighting ALL morning at school I decided to go to the ATM before going back home to feed and dress Chase who was home with his 24 year old brother.
I get to the ATM and go figure my card will not work. I go home get Chase ready to go and call the bank, I was told I needed to come in and get a new one . Another stop I did not plan on. After I do my thing at the bank I put Chase back in the car seat from hell and I bump the rear view mirror and it falls OFF. I unstrung Chase and we go into the store to buy super glue. Get that fixed and we are finally off to the store. 2 hours behind from my play of going home early to nap with Chase before picking up the kids.
I spend more on food for this hunt than I did for the last 2 weeks. But it is a good male bonding thing. As I am leaving the parking lot I notice that the 20 dollars in gas I put in 2 days ago was gone! ( 2 teenagers driving ) so knowing I would never make it home on what I had I decided to pull into the gas station. I normally go to the same gas station everytime but for some reason I stopped at this one.
When I pulled up to the pump I got out locked the door and went to put the gas in. Chase was sitting in the car seat from hell and these 4 teenage boys pull up next to us. I see one of the boys nug one of the other boys and begin to laugh.
Now I am not one of those people that think others are staring at my son because he has Down syndrome as most people who read my blog know. But this was bugging me so I looked into the car to see what Chase was doing that was so funny. Just as I looked in I seen him pull the ugliest face he could muster. Then he pulled every face that his dad and siblings have shown him at these boys. THAT is what they were laughing at, my son acting like a goof ball. I smiled at the boys and one of them said " Your baby is so cute, he reminds me of my brother who had Down syndrome, he pulled the same faces. He pasted away and I miss him very much". When he said those words my heart ached for this young man and the tears started to fall down my cheeks as he asked me may I open the door and hug him. I then told him to hang on and I take Chase out of the car seat, then handed him to this young man who by now was also crying held Chase in his arms. Chase gave him a big hug as to say I knew your brother too and he misses you as much as you miss him. After a few minutes the young man smelled Chase head and said " yep all babies with Down syndrome smell like heaven" then he handed my son back to me. I gave this stranger a big hug and my number, something 3 years ago I would have never done, but there was a bond, a bond of love for a child and the bond of common threads we all call Down syndrome. I know now why my day went the way it did today and I am so thankful I had all of these delays, with out them I might have never been able to witness the wonder of the bond between to PERFECT strangers. I know why I was given the honor of being Chases mom and it has changed my whole world for the better. I spent the rest of the afternoon just holding him, smelling the scent of heaven and feeling the Lords presents all around me.

Blessed are we the mothers of Angels.

Monday, October 09, 2006

2 Year check up.

Chase had his 2 year check up today!
I can't believe he is 2! Boy does time fly.

Chase is now 21 lbs 9 oz and 30 inches tall. WOW! We can now finally go to the front facing car seat. Everything checks out great, he is in perfect health and I have been waiting to hear that for what seems to have been a life time.
We are going to take him up to Primary children's Hospital in a few weeks to see a ENT for just an evaluation as he has not been to one yet. Chase has only had 1 ear infection and his tonsils look fine. We are doing a "poor man" sleep test tonight at home with the sat monitor which should be fun. It is just to make sure he is still keeping his sats up when he sleeps.
All and All everything went great, all but...............

I was helping the nurse look in Chases file to see if we could find a paper I needed for my insurance and Chase was playing on the floor in his diaper when we heard him say "peep peep" I turned around and he was standing up with no diaper on peeing on the floor saying "peep peep" !
To be thrilled or not be thrilled that is the question?
The nurse just started to laugh and clap then the doctor came in and did the same thing!

As I was cleaning up the mess giggling to myself Chases doctor leaned over and said I think it is time to pottie train him, and I am so proud of the job you have done with him.
The tears welled up in both our eyes and I gave her a big hug and said thank you but without you I would not be here right now cleaning up pee off of your floor.
Chase was only given a 30% chance of make it when he was born. This Doctor/mom pulled and fought to keep Chase healthy enough to have his heart repair. She even drove out of her way to come see him when he was in the children's hospital, then called every day to check with the other team of Doctors just to see how he was doing. She has even brought dinner to me when she knew I did not leave his bed all day. She even sent her nurse over to my house to give Chase shots so he would not have to come to the clinic with all of the sick kids.
She has cried, laughed, and shared all of his milestones just like a friend would.
I am so grateful to have had the honor of Marcia Conner to be my sons doctor. I know with out her I would not have Chase to love today!
Blessed are those who give that kind of care and hope to a family who needs that little bite of faith that carrys us through to the next big step, CARING FOR A HEALTHY CHILD!

Friday, October 06, 2006


Happy Birthday Chase!
Today is our littlest guys birthday ! He is 2 today. This is the birthday I have been waiting for, Chase 2 years old and healthy. Something I thought 2 years ago would never happen and prayed everyday that he would see the light of the next.

Now we have this healthy, happy wild 2 year old thats favorite place to play is anywhere he is not supposed ! He is just a 2 year old now. Thank God !

THEN! Oct. 6th, 2004