Saturday, November 06, 2010


So our stake is setting up an emergency response system and since I don't have enough to do I signed up to help be in charge. For the last 3 Saturdays I have been doing CERT training.
We learned a lot of cool things, like how to do search and rescue, evacuation and the way to set up the leadership to orginize everything. So now I can come and rescue you if you have an earthquake or something along those lines.When Herriman was set on fire their CERT team went into action. Here is an article about a CERT team member, also a patient at my mom's work, he's a riot.

Thursday, November 04, 2010


So as many of you know today is mine and Dylan’s birthday, she is now 9 and I am still 24. She was born the day the Diamondbacks won the World Series, the year on 9/11. When 9/11 happened I really had this strong feeling of why people were bringing children into this crazy world. The world seemed so crazy, well 9 years later it is still a crazy world and I have 4 more children to wonder about.  I have watched as Dylan has grown and seen The Lord’s plan for her. I have seen how her strong, fighting, fierce, understanding, wild spirit has taken shape to deal with the onslaught the world has to offer her generation. I have often wondered
if this world can withstand the force of goodness she is just barely coming to understand she has, or if the world will fight to bring her down? I know the world will fight her, but I believe that she was sent to me so I could pass on the strength I have been given by my mother to her and her sisters. They will need this strength to make it in the world today and tomorrow. The fight she will face, she will not face alone. She will have the past generations of strong women to help her along the way. Her great-grandma Garrett, who raised 10 kids and was married during WWII, her grandma Gibbons who was raised in a family of 10 and was in the middle of 6 boys, three older three younger, and me  who has shown her that education can change everything and The Lord will make it all possible. She has learned that no matter what stick to your guns, and then the going gets tough, the tough get going, so pull your butt up off the ground and get going.  Happy Birthday Dylan!
If this didn't make you cry, let me know and I will try harder next time. It made me cry.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Sick, sick and more sick!

So it all started with a 24 hour throwing up session with Paige and then Piper. When that was over Wes got bronchiolitis Sunday complete with a hospital visit! Then he gave it to me and then Piper. Victoria got the 24 hour crap and I want to scream. I'm still sick and everyone else is getting better. Maybe it's because I'm too stressed with school and sick kids! They say "This too shall pass" I want to know who "they" are and kick their butts, beacuse from where I'm standing this is never going to be over! Have a great day, some one should! Oh, yea I forgot to tell you I was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure, gee I wonder why? AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Ross' favorite sign.

Ross' favorite sign.