Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bryn ate sushi for her fist time last night. Not only was she great at using the chop-sticks, but she also enjoyed eating the sushi. My aunt and uncle and cousins drove down to get their hair done and took us out to dinner after wards. What a great time we all had. Thanks Char and Mike!

YEAH for SISTERS! Here we are. The three of us. It has been a few years that my sisters and I have all been together for christmas. What a joy my sisters have been in my life! Oh the memories...AND boy, do we have them!! Good times..good times.

On Christmas Eve, we went over to Grandma and Grandpa's house. Bryn and Ari decorated cookies for Santa with grandma. There was movie watching going on, keroeking "Feliz Navidad" by Bryn and Ari with the help of grandpa. Lots of snacks, present opening, and the best part of all...Being with family.

This is Bryn one year ago. Oh how the time flies. She looks pretty much the same to me, though now she has shorter hair, and she is a bit more grown up. She is in Kindergarten and not in preschool. She will be turning 6. CrAzY!! I have a 6 year old? Oh what a delight Bryn is in my life. I LOVE HER!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

So, it finally SNOWED!! I LOVE the snow. I am already looking forward to the next snow fall; and the next snow fall and so forth. I LOVE looking outside my windows and doors to see the beautiful white covered world that we get to live in. I don't even mind shoveling the snow that covers our driveway and walks. This way I get to chat with my neighbors while we are all out shoveling! Thank you Andrew for beating me to shoveling last week, and thank you Ryan for plowing our house...TWICE. (Maybe this is why I don't mind shoveling our walks. There are generous people doing it for us.)

Last Monday, the 22nd, my mom and I had the opportunity to be a part of "Good Things Utah" show audience. Here I am with my mom and Nicea, Angela, and another girl who took the place of Reagan. Reagan is my favorite, so I was bumed that I didn't get to meet her. Oh well, there is always time for a "next time".

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bryn performed at her first gymnastics recital. Before the recital started, she began telling me that gymnastics was boring and she didn't want to do it anymore. I know that she loves gymastnics and I was pretty sure that she was saying that silly nonsense because she was nervous. After warm-ups, the recital began. She did her winter dance with the group of girls on the floor. I have decided that Bryn does a very good performance under pressure. I could tell that she was nervous, but as the dance came to an end, I could see that she was really liking to perform. Each girl did their beam, bars, and vault routine individually. Bryn picked right up on the attention of a bunch of people watching her and enjoyed the applauses and attention. She did a great job performing. After the recital was over, I asked "Bryn, do you still think gymnastics is boring?" She replied with," Mom, I love gymnastics. I only told you it was boring because I was scared."

Thursday, December 18, 2008

THANKFUL THURSDAY...A very good friend of mine had this on her blog a month or so ago. Today while I was doing hair, I was thinking of many things that I am Thankful for. I had my cute friend Monica sitting in my chair, and just being in Monica's presence brings much happiness and love to my heart. I have had SO many great experiences recently, which when I take a moment and stop thinking about my everyday trials, I am comforted and brought to the realization that I have SO MANY WONDERFUL PEOPLE in my life. So, here I go...I am thankful for my parents. My mom has one of the most kindest hearts of anyone I know. My dad is a very simple, compassionate person. I am thankful for my two sisters Amy and Angela. I am lucky to live close to my sister Amy. She keeps my spirits up and is always ready for a fun time. After being with her, I am uplifted and ready to take life on. Ang lives in Cali, but is one of my most favorite people to talk to on the phone. She always puts a smile on my face. My cute neighbor Mindy. She is so upbeat and calm. She has helped me out so much. I am so blessed to have her for my neighbor. I must say that I am so lucky to live where I live. I LOVE all of my neighbors. Each one of them mean a lot to me. I am so thankful to be Bryns mom. Even though today Bryn and I have been butting heads, I am grateful for every moment I have with her, even the hard ones. I am thankful for Rick. When I hear him on the other end of the phone while he is at work and I can tell that he is enjoying his day. I am thankful for my little dog Zurich. He thinks that he is one of the kids. I am Thankful for many people who I haven't even mentioned. I truly know and feel that each person who is in my life is someone who is special to me. Thank you for being a part of my life.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I have fun hair products for sale for Christmas! Did you see there is a new Digital Chi Iron? First come, first serve...Merry Christmas!

While catching up on the blog, Bryn continues to make visits back and forth into the office by throwing things away in the garbage next to the computer. I decided to go check out what was going on in her room, and I find this...Rick taking on another project!!! Cleaning Bryn's closet. Oh this is a scary project. I better sign off and help with this one.

"Twightlight". Yes I have seen the movie. Twice. Amy and I decided to follow the crowd. Her and I saw it Saturday morning. I must say I enjoyed the movie. I did not go with any expectations. The best part of the movie for me was hanging out with my fun, fun sister. I saw it for a second time on Sunday with my girlfriends Saranne, and Jamie. Who, by the way, are obsessed and were seeing the movie for their 4th time.

I went on a date with my aunt Lori to the Jazz game. She is a true Jazz fan. We had great seats and she taught me about our "Utah Jazz". Before the game, her and I met at the Gateway and went shopping. We ate dinner at AppleBee's with desert served first. What a fun night I had. Thanks Lori for the invite. I had a great time with you!

For Thanksgiving weekend, Bryn and I headed down to Vegas to meet up with grandma and grandpa, the Oscarson's, and our good friend Cole and his kids. We enjoyed nice weather, and time spent with one another.

Rick does not like taking on projects whether it is mowing the lawn, cleaning out the garage, pulling weeds, cleaning out the closet, painting anything. He would rather sale his car and pay someone to do these here projects. (I am trying to remember how he put all these words into his own words as I type this.)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

HELP! I cannot fall asleep. I am up reading blogs and I know that I have not posted anything lately. I don't know how to download my pictures from the camera to the computer. (Should I be admitting that?) Does anyone out there teach classes on that? So, my sister Amy shared a great story about her christmas shopping that just had me laughing. EVERYONE should check out her blog. You will find it under Oscarson's. The title is "No more Mrs. Nice Amy." It just might make your day and have you prepared for any future shopping experiences...

Friday, November 21, 2008

I gotta say a bunch of my favorite memories are with this cute little kiddo! Bryn knows how to make me laugh and laugh. Just being in her presence brings a sense of comfort and joy into my life. What a lucky mom I am! I sure do love her.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Since my last two blogs have been about anger and sadness, I felt like posting about a couple of things that I am thankful for. I have MANY wonderful things in my life. I am very THANKFUL for my great family and friends. AND, I am THANKFUL for the simple, everyday enjoyments in my life. What are you Thankful for?

I know that Halloween was a couple of weeks ago. I felt like posting this picture of Bryn carving Rick's pumpkin. Bryn and I attempted carving this BIG pumpkin which we did not finish carving b/c it was too thick. The night before Halloween was a crazy night for her and I. Boy was I in a bad mood. I was feeling overwhelmed with getting Bryn's costume all picked apart with the seem ripper. Who would have thought that tearing up clothes and making the clothes look ragedy would cause someone to get so frustrated? Thank goodness that night came to an end.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Look at these simple things in life. I am guessing that Bryn took this picture. I am having a day of peace, calmness, and a bit of sadness. Although I am unclear as to my feelings of sadness, I know that I have enjoyed a wonderful day with my aunt, my sister, and my bestest buddy Bryn.

I did dress up for halloween. I was an 80's workout girl. LOOK! I can even do the splits. LOL.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Here we are on Halloween. Bryn got to be Dorothy from the "Wizard of Oz" for her Kindergarten parade, and a Zombie from Michael Jackson Thriller for trick or treating. Rick was the Grim Reaper. He has been the Grim Reaper every year since we got married. Bryn had a blast being "Scary" this halloween.

Brynlee goes to school

Here is Brynlee in her kindergarten picture.  She is such a wonderful daughter and friend.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Due to the nature as to how eduacated I am with computers, I do not know how to copy and paste my uncles obituary picture to my blog. My uncle Vic passed away last Tuesday due to a motorcycle accident. He is the oldest brother in my dads family, and has 8 children. I have many thoughts as to what my cousins may be feeling at this time in their lives experiencing the death of their father. I don't even want to wonder what it would be like to lose my dad. Though because of losing Vic, the thought crossed my mind. I wonder what I would feel if I lost one of my sisters or even both. And I have wondered the pain that my grandma has experienced having lossed 3 children. My prayers and thoughts are with my family and loved ones.

My dad spoke at the funeral service. Here is a poem my dad wrote a while ago. He shared this at Vic's funeral.
Death?? Oh yes!! I'm familiar with him
He has taken my brother(s), my sister, my friend
He has taken my father, my granddaughter too
He has taken the old, he has taken the new.
And each time he came he tore me a part
and left me with such a large hole in my heart
but all you who loved me knew of my pain
and helped me until I felt normal again.
So each day I pray and thank God above
For each one of you and all of your love
and I thank Him for each of those dear ones who've died
for they each added joy and brought strength to my life.
And I know that some day death will visit again
I don't know the who or the how or the when
and when he comes I'll be broken anew
but thanks to you all I know I'll make it through.
And someday death will come calling for me
and when he does, what a friend he will be
for love is eternal and death cannot end
this love that I feel for my family and friends.
Jayden is waiting, Victor is there
When we finally meet a reunion we'll share
and I know that my joy will be more than my pain
when I finally see all my loved ones again.
By Rick Dean

Monday, October 20, 2008

Rick and I will be celebrating our 8 years of marriage tomorrow, the 21st. As of right now we do not have any plans. (What the?). I wanted to make a post about Rick. He is a fun, spontaneous guy. For those of you who don't know him, he is pretty serious, but is always up for a good time. He is a wonderful dad to Brynlee. Him and Bryn are the best of buds. He is a very hard worker. He is very smart. He thinks about everything. He has an answer for everything as well. Even if he is not passionate about "something", whatever it may be, he will find every little detail about it. He loves to ride his motorcycle and tries to get me to go up to the "Larry H. Miller" track to learn how to ride. (I am not passionate about riding for myself), but I LOVE to see him so into riding. He is a genuine person and VERY honest. He will always give his opinion. He is caring, and has a soft spot in his heart for many things. Happy Anniversary Babe.

These days this is pretty much how Bryn likes to spend her time. Up-side-down. She LOVES to be doing handstands or hanging up-side-down. She is in gymnastics and gets to practice a bunch of tricks. Her favorite event is bars. She is really good at the bars. For the past year she has talked about how her knees have been hurting. So I finally took her to a specialist about her knees. The doctor checked her growth plates and they checked out just fine. He deiscovered that her quads and hamstrings need some strengthening. Bryn had physical therapy and now she gets to do some fun strengthening excerises for her quads and hams every morning and night.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

ANYONE IS INVITED!! Come on over to my house this Saturday, October 18th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. I am having an open house with the *Pamered Chef, *Modbe Clothing, *Scentsy, *Lia Sophia, and *Mary Kay. I will also have some yummy, yummy treats for everyone to eat! Come out and enjoy a girls afternoon of fun!

My kickboxing friends and I cheered and supported our amazing friend Jamie Ellis on at the "Fitness" finals. As you can see, there is a tremendous amount of work that goes into building up one's body to compete. She had an outstanding performance, and her results are amazing. She placed 4th in the state. WAY TO GO JAMIE!!

Last weekend as I drove around doing errands, I couldn't help but stop and take in the beauty that is around me. I saw the clouds that were sitting beautifully on top of our amazing mountains. I LOVE this time of year. I stopped and hung out with the baby cows, horses, and a cute little goat while they all grazed together. I feel so lucky and blessed to have many, many beautiful creations around me. This last picture is my parents home. I LOVE this picture because this is the home that I grew up in and have many memories and Love.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My cousin Rachel is soon graduating with her Master's Estician's license. Tomorrow I get to be her model for her boards. EXCITING!! She has her very own spa and blog. Go check it out and make an appointment today. Visit her @

Here is another picture of Rick and I. This picture doesn't even look like me. Does this picture of Rick look like him?

Friday, October 3, 2008

It has been brought to my attention that on my blog there are no pictures of Rick, Bryn, and I together. So, I have been looking over all of our pictures today, and I can literally only find this one picture of all of us at the lake in 2005. I added a picture of Rick and I b/c I know that I do not have any of him and I either. So, MJ thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Last night I had a headache. Bryn, with her special powers soothed my headache and made it go away. She has many special powers. Last night she used her voice and sang me a song about headaches and how to feel better. I love to hear her sing and make up her own songs. I always get a big smile and instantly feel happy no matter what. What would I do without her? She is REALLY good at soothing a lot of things.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Did you all notice that I have a new template? Yeah that is right. My sister Amy has started up her own template blog. Go check it out and use the templates that she has. She is in the works of getting started. I am excited for her!! Here is the site:

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I have another blog for my salon. I have been inspired by my cute cousin Rachel to get on it and up-date it. The blog address is Go check it out and post any questions or comments that you may have for me concerning your hair.

Can you find the item that does not belong with the group? One busy morning, Rick accidently put the milk with the protein shakes in the lazy suzan instead of in the fridge. I thought this was pretty funny since Rick does not do silly things very often. Nice one babe!

Our friend, Mr.Spider is no longer in our window well. So, cross your fingers that he doesn't show up in your yard. LOL. He literally stayed in the window well for 2 weeks. I got thinking that he might have been someone's pet. Hopefully he made it home to his family.

CRAZY! WILD! HAIR! This is Bryn in the morning!

These are just a few pictures of the weekend. Krishel and I at her Bridal Shower. Dallas and I at the cabins that we stayed in. Notice the Bit-O-Honey I am holding? This candy is almost near extinction. Just an FYI. And then a picture of Krishel at her bachelorette party. Her and I karaoked to Celine Dion. What a fun, fun weekend we had!

I went to Idaho to celebrate my friend Krishel and Jakes wedding. What a great time we all had. The wedding ceremony took place in the Saw Tooth mountains. It was beautiful.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Here is a new friend that Bryn found in our backyard on Thursday. YIKES!
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Here are more pictures of the group enjoying our experience at "This is the Place".
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