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: