Sunday, August 16, 2009

Heckler & Koch P2000 .40 S&W (V2)

Hello Everyone,

Brooke, Brynlee and I went to the west hills of Utah County today to test out the new hand gun I purchased earlier in the week. Brooke would like to take a concealed weapons permit class. She now knows how to load the magazine, arm the gun and fire away. Here is some of the video. Brooke did pretty well for her first time shooting a hand gun. I have shot a hand gun one other time (.45 Ruger). It was a lot of fun and Brooke and Bryn had a great time. Enjoy the fun video footage!

For those interested, this version of the H&K P2000 includes the L.E.M (Law Enforcement Model) trigger option and is made in Germany. It lacks a safety and a decocker. More Information





*H&K was founded by engineers Edmund Heckler, Theodor Koch, and Alex Seidel in 1949[2] from the remnants of the Mauser company.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My sweet sister Amy is going to get my hair blog more updated and fancy. Soon you will be able to check out the air brush tanning, the fun extensions, and tid bits of hair education. So be on the look out for the updates! YEAH! I am so excited!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Time for a post. Yes without pictures. I still DO NOT know how to look for the pictures on this computer of ours. InTeReStInG! We are BUSY! I am now at the point that I DO want life to SLOW DOWN! Bryn is busy with dance and gymnastics, and most importantly playing with friends. Rick is busy as always with work, working on the computer, working on fixing our dirt bikes, and just being busy. I am busy with work. I just got an airbrush tanning machine. It is awesome. I am loving it, and so are others. So, come on over and get tanned. I am pretty sure that you will love it too. It only takes 5 minutes to be tanned head to toe. YEAH! I think that we are pretty much DONE traveling for the summer. We are wiped out from vacations. Hope you all are enjoying your summer!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

WOW! It has been a while since I posted and updated the blog. Rick and Bryn have been out of town, and return today. TODAY is also Fathers Day. Happy Father's Day to you DAD and RICK. Being a mom is the best experience that I have had in life. I know from experiencing my close relationship with my dad. My dad has been a man that has lead me by his example and knowledge and love. He is kind hearted, caring, simple, and charasmatic. He has shared his joy and happiness of life with me. I know that I have been blessed and feel grateful to have such a man for my dad. I Love You DAD!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Brynlee and her TTR-50

Today we spent most of the day outside. I rearranged the garage and asked Brynlee if she wanted to break out the old motorcycle and go for a ride. For those who are not aware, we purchased a motorcycle for Brynlee last year and she was quite intimidated by the size. Now a year later this fantastic 6 year old spent the better half of the afternoon riding circles around the house. She absolutely loves it and wants to ride some more. :)







Saturday, May 23, 2009


Life has been busy and I have not found time to blog. Now that the summer is upon us, our little family has become even busier. Here is a quick update on us...Bryn had her dance recital about a month ago, Rick's work took us to Vegas for 5 days, Bryn tried out for the dance team and made the team, Bryn is on the team for gymnastics, I picked up an extra day doing hair, I got certified in hair extensions, we are in the process of finishing the salon and our basement, I got to be a substitute in Bryn's kindergarten class twice, I am leaving on an all girls cruise, and Bryn graduates from kindergarten next week! I will post pictures of everything that I mentioned when I get back from the cruise. I hope that everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather that we are FINALLY getting. I'll be back to post in about 2 weeks.....

Monday, April 13, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABE!!

Rick turns 33 today. Here are 33 things that I LOVE about Rick...

1.He is handsome 2.Smart 3.Intelligent 4.Caring 5.Patient 6.Hard Working 7.Gets right to the point 7.Gets the job done right 8.Unique 9.Good dad 10.Fixes my problems 11.Keeps me on my toes 12.Good listener 13.Gives great Advice 14.Gets me to laugh 15.Fixes all my computer problems 16.Makes yummy food 17.Is good at ANYTHING he does 18.Likes to be serious 19.Likes to have fun 20.Planned a neighborhood party for the kids 20.Family comes first 21.Organized 22.Clean 23.Is more proper than me 24.Great at Rock Band 25.Musically inclined 26.Sings very well 27.Puts Bryn and I first 28.Loving 29.Kind hearted 30.Perfectionist 31.Thoughtful 32.A good man 33.Honest

Monday, March 30, 2009

RUNNING!

Since I can't add any pictures because I don't know how STILL...I have been starting to begin my running routine. Today will be my fourth day running. Lets just say that I DO NOT FEEL LIKE RUNNING today. I have been sitting here at the computer reading blogs instead. C'mon you guys...throw some encouragement my way PLEASE.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Well, I have been looking forward to posting pictures to enhance the updates of the blog, although I have run into a problem....Rick has rebuilt our computer AGAIN and I do not know how to upload the pictures with our new computer. I am telling you all, I get a bit frustrated with all the new technology that occurs every day!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Dark Electronic

Brynlee and I decided to perform one of our songs. She is on vocals and I am pretending to be a star keyboard player by using an arpeggiator and some drum sequences. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?

Friday, March 6, 2009



This is what I found Brynlee doing tonight. She pulled all of the Ziploc storage bag boxes out of the pantry and cut out the "Box Top" coupons to get points for her school class. She is VERY excited to go to school next week to turn her treasure in.


We took off to Roseville California to visit with Rick's family last week, and now we are home. It rained the whole time, which I so enjoyed because I LOVE the rain. I was going to keep a log of how many times we went out for food, but I didn't keep up on it. When we go to California, there are 3 things that repeat themselves over and over. They are: visitng family, EATING, and sleeping. Without fail, Rick and I return home with an extra 8-10 lbs. Bryn got the croup while being out there, and is home sick today getting over her croup. Rick wired up many computers, and enjoyed his time with family. Now we are home getting back into our daily routines.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Poor Rick and Brynlee...they have both been sick today. Rick had a dizzy spell and actually fainted, and Bryn has pink eye, possibly. I will be taking her to the doctors tomorrow to get the eye checked out. Rick has been taking it easy all day, ya know, playing rock band. He has been sitting/laying on the couch instead of standing and rocking out. He has had a caugh all week and a soar throat. Hopefully he is on the mend. I had the freaking stomache flu last week. So we have all taken our turn of being under the weather.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Rock Band

Brynlee, not to be outdone by herself with "shower handstands", has taken an interest in playing the guitar on Rock Band. She started off with the practice mode at a reduced speed setting and now she can play at full speed.

See results here:








Brynlee loves to perform





On a more boring note I was able to achieve 100% on Expert Drum. :) I owe the achievement to the new Drum Rocker Set.



Sunday, February 8, 2009



Here are a few of my weaknesses. I hardly eat and drink these few items, but when I do, I find it a struggle to just "sample". My favorite potato chip is Lays Sea Salt & Vinegar, drink, Dr. Pepper, and candy, See's Butter Scotch Square. Oh those darn chocolates just melt away in my mouth. I HIGHLY recommend these these 3 items!!

This morning I woke up hyper, yet again. I put on this outfit purposely. Notice that I am wearing a pink fuscia with red, and then a torquise necklace that cannot be seen in this picture. I was laughing and giggling and then came into the office where Rick was and showed him what I was laughing at. Of course Rick didn't get a kick out of it like I apparently did. Rick and I were getting ready to go grocery shopping and so I am laughing at the whole idea of the outfit and then Rick having to be seen with someone who totally is mis-matching. Anyhow, here is Rick and I. I LOVE to try and get Rick to laugh at all the many odd things that I laugh at throughout the day.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009




About a week ago, Bryn came home with a homework assignment. Actually, it may have been 2 weeks ago. Needless to say, here we are, the day before it is due. It is a really good thing that Grandma Jolene is in town. The 3 of us started on the poster at 3:00 pm, and the 3 of us just finished the "100 Things" poster at 9:30 pm. What a team we are!! Thank you Grandma Jolene.

Happy Birthday to Me!!







I turned 31 this year! HOLY COW!! My day was awesome. I woke up hyper and excited to celebrate. Before Bryn headed off to school we took this picture together. She told me "You are the silliest mom ever today!!" After dropping her off at school, my dad took me to breakfast. I spent the whole day with him. He ran errands with me, went shopping, and didn't even complain once! After picking Bryn up from school, the 3 of us went to the new PG rec and walked the track. Then the 3 of us came home and my dad got a hair cut and a nose wax! That is right. A NOSE WAX. If you have not had your nose waxed, I highly recommend this. Despite what you may think of the pain, you will be pleasantly surprised. My neighbor Steve came and got his hair cut and colored. My mother-in-law flew into town. At 7pm my family came over for some yummy Costco cake that I have been craving. My day was a great day! I LOVED every part of my day. Even the turning 31 part. Thank you to everyone who made my day special!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

So I got tagged with 6 random things about me......

#1-I am not a very anal person, but when it come to loading the dishwasher, I do appreciate organization. When it comes to the silverware, this is when I get real anal. I like all of the different groups to stay with their groups.

#2- I LOVE doing laundry. I LOVE the fresh scent of the clothes and LOVE the warmth of clothes. I LOVE the look of the clothes too.

#3-I LOVE the number 3. Maybe it is because I was born on the 3rd. Whatever it is, 3 has always been my favorite and lucky number.

#4-I LOVE going to the dentist. I used to freak out and get really nervous and anxious when I would have dentist appointments, but now I LOVE going.

#5-I LOVE to people watch. People are so entertaining to me.

#6-I can't sit at the computer longer than 20 minutes. I get ancy and my back starts to ache. So I am signing off b/c I have hit the 20 minute limit.

I tag anyone who would like to get tagged!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009



This is Rick cooking our breakfast burrito's this morning. Boy were they yummy!! I am not the nicest wife...I woke up from my late night with Tammy, and walked into the kitchen, not feeling like making breakfast. Rick comes in, grabs for the cereal in the pantry, pours himself a bowl, and out of my mouth comes "Oh, you're not making eggs for us this morning?" Feeling like, Hey! I send you and Bryn off EVERY morning with waffles, or pancakes, or oatmeal. I felt like taking a break today attitude. I walk into the bedrooms to put the clothes into the drawers, and back into the kitchen to start on breakfast and BAM! Rick is pulling all the fixings out of the fridge and right on it making our breakfast burrito's. What a nice husband.



Last night I was a "Groupie" with my friend Tammy and her entire family. We all went to Velour, a chic club down in Provo where bands get together and play their music to the crowd. Tammy's nephews, Kyle and Trevor, released their first album last night. We all went to support them, cheer them on, listen to their style of music, and enjoy the college dating, hangout atmosphere. I am not too familiar with what category their music would be listed under. The music sounded very similar to the"Once" soundtrack. Their band name is "Desert Noises". I did purchase their cd, and I am really enjoying their sound and what they produce. They blow me away with how young and talented they are. Let me know if you would like a copy.

Saturday, January 31, 2009


I haven't blogged for a couple of weeks. So I found the most recent picture that I took. This is Bryn vacuuming our family room. This particular day all Bryn wanted to do was clean. She vacuumed. She cleaned the toilets. She dusted. She swept. And she helped me fold the clothes and put them away. The whole "cleaning" time she would ask again and again "What can I do next?"

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sundance Film Festival

I am desiring to go up to Park City to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the "Sundance Film Festival". I have never been. If any of you have ever been, please throw some idea's my way.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bryn's Shower Wound


This morning Bryn took her first shower all by herself. I proceeded to periodically check in on her. After the fourth time of checking on her and knowing that she had successfully shampooed and conditioned her hair and bathing herself, I took off into my bathroom to get ready for the day. To bring you up-to-date with Bryn, she is very good at entertaining herself and majority rules that she is quite animated when she entertaines herself. While I was in my bathroom, I hear a cry, although I am uncertain if she is playing with her bath dolls and one of them is "injured", but I go to see what she is up too. When I looked into the shower, Bryn is hunched over on the floor of the shower whimpering. I ask her if she is okay and as the seconds are passing by, blood begins to run to the drain and Bryn begins to panic and cry loudly. I grab a towel and wrap her up and begin to ask her to calm down so she can tell me what has happened. As she is working on calming down, behind her tears and sadness, she tell me "I was doing hand-stands in the shower". My silly Bryn LOVES gymnastics. If she sees an opportunity to practice her cartwheels or handstands, she will take it. This Hand-Stands in the shower business came to a quick halt this morning as she has told us she will not be doing them in the shower anymore.

Friday, January 16, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRYNLEE!!











What a fun week Bryn had had turing 6! Monday night she had a little birthday party up at Boondocks. The eventful night was a blast playing in the cove and all of the many video games, yummy pizza, and her "Spiderwick" cake. On her actual birthday, the 14th, she got to eat a donut for breakfast, have treats in school, treats at gymnastics, and got to experience "Walking with the Dinosaurs". In the mix of all the excitement, Bryn had the impression that because it was her birthday, homework did not apply to her. WRONG! Though she had a great birthday this year, she was torn apart about having to do homework. I have really enjoyed watching Bryn get ready to turn 6. She is a delight to be with. She is a bubbly, energetic, giggly girl. I am grateful and lucky that she is such a GREAT girl. Very rarely is she naughty. She makes friends easily, and loves to be with family and friends. She is my little buddy and LOVES to be doing GROWN-UP things like: laundry, dishes, vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, moping, and the cooking. She is a good BIG sister to Zurich our little dog. I feel so blessed to be Bryn's mom and blessed to have her in my life. I LOVE YOU BRYNLEE!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Poor little Zurich hasn't been feeling well. Last Sunday Bryn and I cleaned out Zurich's room to disinfect anything that may be causing him to be sick. On Friday, Bryn and I took Buddy to the vet to get checked out. Come to find out, he is just getting old. Zurich is only 7, but in dog years he is 53. CRAZY! We sure do love our Buddy. Every February he gets put under to get his teeth cleaned. Boy does he HATE it. And boy do we LOVE his fresh clean mouth.

Child Labor...




Over the Chrismas holiday break we recieved a pretty big shipment of Omega-3. On Friday we decided that we had better start getting it done. While Rick and I counted and bottled the pills, Bryn put lids on and stacked them up. Bryn loves to help out and even gets paid!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Do you Freakin' Love this? I woke up earlier than usual to get myself to my dentist appointment. I admit that I was nervous about driving in this crazy snow, but boy do I LOVE the snow. It has literally been snowing non stop for over 24 hours now. I LOVE IT! Needless to say, we have not beat Mindy in snow plowing the drive. Her and Ryan have plowed theirs 5 times, and we have only plowed ours 3. Bryn has had a blast playing in the snow and assisting me in plowing the drive. I am beginning to think that she loves the snow just like me. I have got to download the video tape I got of Zurich diving through the snow. The snow is deep enough to cover his enitre body. Bryn and I bust a gut watching him run like thunder through the snow.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


On New Years day we headed over to the Peaks Arena to enjoy a few hours of ice skating. Bryn has a knack for ice skating. She is a determined young lady. She enjoyed the ice and showing off her moves to Rick and I. After the many laps that she made on the ice, and after arriving home, she deserved her well earned 4.5 hour nap.

New Years Eve


On New Years Eve, we headed over to my sister Amy's house for some PaRtYiNg... A bunch of my Dean cousins and a few friends that I grew up with joined in on the fun night filled with Guitar Hero, the game Curses, lots and LOTS of food, great company, and many memories.