Friday, November 30, 2007


I am a slacker. I hate it when a blog is left un-updated for long periods....and I am the most guilty. Sorry. It has been a hectic and emotional week. Anyway...Here are Grandma U's latest cancer rationale:
"I won't have to have any more mamograms, yuck."
"I won't have to get my teeth cleaned again." (?)
" I will be able to take off my hair at night and put it on my dresser."

I know it seems a bit morbid, but she really does have this great attitude about it all. She has not let any of this slow her down or change her at all.
Yesterday she watered the lawn and hauled in the two huge garbage cans, and had a knock-down, drag-out with Grandma C. I hope those two survive each other. Truthfully, I think they are both trying to deal with the new "future" and are frustrated that maybe the mother will out live the daughter. Darrin and I are off to Vegas today for a board meeting/pampering get away. We hope to see both Steena and Wisa's families. TTFA

Monday, November 19, 2007

I'm Retiring!

I am retiring from the hair business. My hands just hurt too much to continue and my family needs me at home. So....I will still do family, but nothing else. My last day will be Dec. 21. I am at the same time, sad and happy. Odd. We are excited for everyone coming to Thanksgiving. I hope we can do all of our old traditional games and activities in a different locale. I will post pictures after. Any good books out there? I have read several, but none worth sharing. The triathlon is looming again and I have begun the arduous task of staffing. Anyone interested? You don't have to live here to help. Anyone? It will be held on April 18-19,2008 in Safford this year. EAC has closed its facilities to the public. We try to have the online registration up by early December. You would be suprised at how many have desired to register already. But first....I must get Dallin outfitted for his mission!!! Later

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

These two shouldn't sit next to each other....

Just had to share this. All you football fans out there will love it.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

3A State Volleyball All Tournament Member

Emily was named as a member of the All Tournament team at state. This picture was taken during their first game by the official photographer. She was playing every position; setter, hitter, back row defense and blocking. Her coach has told the local paper that she will be very difficult to replace.

This is a shot from the recent San Diego County fires. Amazing how beautiful this tragic scene is.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


After spending an exciting and exhausting weekend watching Volleyball (they lost in the semi-finals-so sad), Dallin and Dena came home with us, just for fun. Well....the call was waiting for us in the mail box. Dallin called some friends over (at midnight) and he opened it. ................

Texas, Fort Worth Spanish speaking. He leaves Jan 16, 2008. Yehaw. He is excited. We are excited. Fun for Dallin to have his friends here at the big moment. Check out the moment on the video. My eyes won't stay open any longer. Good night.

...physically and mentally!