Okay, I think I am finally done messing with the banner of this page.  I seriously cannot figure out how to insert a picture and not have it all skewed because of the size of the banner.  Thanks to Donna Downey for trying to help me!  I’m just a nerd!  So, this is the banner that stays until I can figure it out.

Today is Thursday, although I swear when I woke up I thought it was Friday.  I got all excited that it was the last workday of the week…. and then the reality hit.  UGH! 

I have been moved up to the front desk at work…. and now I sit far away from everyone else in the office.  I feel like I’ve been put in time-out for not playing well with others!  It’s sad.  I’m lonely.  Ü

Have a great Thursday everyone!  It’s almost FRIDAY!  WOO HOO!


Is this wrong?


I know I just barely posted….. but I just had to post again.  Bare with  me….

As many of you know, I suffer from depression… and if you didn’t know, we’ll I do. Ü  I have suffered from depression for approximately 6 years.  It began about 6 months after the death of my sister-in-law.  My doctor diagnosed me with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).  Apparently, I went into denial mode and decided I needed to be strong to take care of my brother, niece, dh and kids. (A trait I learned from my mom Ü) Anyway, my body finally rebelled and I became depressed.  I have been on a variety of anti-depressants over the years which have helped me immensly.  Well, I have been feeling very depressed lately.  Extremely depressed. Today has been a horrible day and I have felt on edge the entire time.  Like I could throw the phone through the window or something….  Okay, to make a long story short…. I received my ribbon order from today!  OMG!  I can’t beleive that a baggie of ribbons could bring such joy and happiness!  Maybe it is the colors, the polka dots, the stripes… who knows!  All I know is that it made me happy!  Maybe I should just order ribbon everyday!  Forgo the medication!  LOL!  Thanks for listening to more rambling! 


The Weekend


What a weekend!  I’m kind of glad it is over though!  The weekend started off with an end of season swim party for Madi’s softball team on Friday night .  The party was for parents and players and was a lot of fun.  I’ll post pictures as soon as I get them developed.  Friday also marked the end of two-a-day football practices for Tyson.  Phew!  What a relief!  What a long week for him.

Saturday brought softball tryouts for Madison for the 2006 Utah Sting team.  You can see her team website here: According to Madi, she did "okay".  I’m sure she did great, as Madi is not one to boast or pat herself on the back.  She’ll know on Friday the 19th whether or not she made the team.  We don’t have any doubts, but you never know!

Tyson had his first real scrimmage of the year.  It was the Red and Gold game for his high school team.  He was on the Red team (which won…. YEA!).  He did great and had so much fun.  He absolutely LOVES football.  Even though 2-a-days were brutal, he loved every minute of it.  This year will be harder for Tyson since he is a sophmore and playing time will be harder to come by.  With all the juniors and seniors ahead of him it will be a year of learning and patience!  Here are some photos of the game. Football_2

Tyson is #3 on Red and #80 on gold. 

We also attended a 16th birthday party for Tyson’s friend Chris.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!  We love spending time with the Hanings!  We had pizza and wine and just hung out while all the kids did their thing!  FUN!

Sunday, Tyson and I hung out at the pool with Patti and Chris Haning.  It was so nice and relaxing.  Madi chose to stay home, as she had 3 sleepovers the week before and was exhausted!  I don’t blame her.

That is our weekend in a nutshell.  I saw my niece Erin for the first time in weeks!  She has grown up so much!  She spent most of the summer with Chris and Amy at the ranch.  I was glad to see her though…. I sure miss her.

Now it is back to the grind.  UGH!  Work isn’t so fun these days.  I am moving back up to the phones on Thursday.  Along with all my other work, I am now the receptionsist and responsible for a whole other mess of stuff.  Needless to say, I am looking around for something else.  For my sanity! Ü

If you do read this blog… feel free to comment me.  So at least I know someone out there is wondering how we are doing! Ü




Woo Hoo!  It is Friday!  I am so glad.  Madi had another sleepover last night.  Four girls giggling into the wee hours of the night, makes for an exhausted Mom and Dad!  But I don’t really mind.  Tonight we are off to the end of season softball BBQ and swim party at Madi’s coach’s house.  It should be fun. 

Tomorrow is a full day of sports (what else is new!)…..  Madi has softball tryouts for the 2006 season in the morning.  This year they are making all the girls tryout again…. even if they have been on the team for 5 years.  I don’t know if any new girls will show up for tryouts or not.  I have heard rumors that there will be a few.  We’ll see!

Tyson has the Red and Gold Scrimmage tomorrow morning!  I can’t wait!  The official start of football season.  He is a sophmore this year so his playing time will most likely be limited.  He will hopefully start varsity on Special Teams, but will get most of his playing time on the JV team.  He is excited, Carl is excited and I am excited!  Did I mention I am excited? 

In honor of both kids’ sporting events tomorrow, I thought I’d post a couple of photos!Tyson_running_2_1 Camomadi_1


My favorite class EVER!


Was the SHE Album track at CKU-A Utah!  Heidi Swapp is da-bomb!  My usual layout style is more conservative/straight lines/simple/becky higgins-ish… but Heidi’s class taught me to express myself more through my layouts!  Her style is amazing and I am hoping some of it rubs off on me!  Check out her website for more ideas and cool products!