Sunday, June 27, 2010


Hello! I just wanted you all to know that the porch is painted (thanks to the help of my lovely sister-in-law, Caryn!) and the bathroom is painted. I am almost complete with all of those projects. That didn't take as long as I thought it would. :) I thought since home improvement can ONLY be SOOO entertaining, I would just update you on the summer so far.

Wes and I have been back and forth between home and Wyoming again. Living in Wyoming is very relaxing and carefree--but it can get lonely too. I guess that is why we switch weeks because we just need a good mix of life. Cache loves Wyoming because he gets my undivided attention all day long and also because of his new favorite toy: The 4-Wheeler. He loves getting jostled on that bumpy ATV. He also loves to hold the handles and "steer" while Wes and I are trying to keep us from going into a ditch. One thing is for sure: he just keeps getting cuter as the days go by.

It's about a three hour drive from Wyoming and usually Cache sleeps on the way home. Wes and I time the water and chores to leave at his nap time and then take off. Well, Wes and I drove separate this time and I thought I was right on schedule for Cache to sleep the whole way home. Of course, he only slept twenty minutes. And screamed the entire rest of the way home.I tried everything! The only thing that worked at the end was handing him oreos to try and keep his mouth busy. I was at the end of my rope when I pulled into the drive in Springville and then I had to take care of him alone for the rest of the day. Thank heavens he looked like this when I got him out. How could I thrash this? :)

We have had a lot of fun at different events such as the Art City Days Parade, family bike rides, the Children's Museum with Emery and Quinlee, and just a lot of family time. We also went boating for the first time with Cache. He wasn't sure if he liked it, but the second time we went for seven hours and HE LOVED IT! He liked to splash in the water and he loved tubbing with Wes and I. We liked the surfing too. :) Love you all! HAGS.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Home Improvement

Heaven bless (and curse) the Home and Garden Channel. I am addicted to a few of their shows that are always showing me how to "quickly" and "easily" improve my home. These include: Color Splash, Divine Design, and my personal favorite-Get it Sold. That one is all about staging homes and getting them to look amazing in "no time flat." I am always awestruck at the 5000 square foot room they paint in a 1/2 hour. This false advertising has gotten me in trouble more than you will ever know because I buy the vase they use or tape off the room for painting as they suggest and then I am too tired to find a place for the vase or to even start painting. So much for "quick and easy" projects on HGTV.

It's horrible too because they always show you these immaculate and wonderful finished products and they just show you enough of the work that went into it that you understand how to begin the project. But you never realize that the camera sped through the job at mach speed until you start yourself and then you are stuck with a half-a*# job if you don't finish. But I am tired and my arms hurt and my head is sick of inhaling paint thinner and dust. Oh blessed HGTV.

So now I am halfway through painting my porch and my downstairs bathroom and it isn't looking like they will get done any time soon. (The guests will have to use the upstairs bathroom I guess.) :) Someone send me David Bromstad or Candice Olsen or Sabrina Soto! They can get the job done faster and better than I could ever attempt. Hey...this isn't a bad idea at all....hire it out.....

Saturday, June 19, 2010

World Cup Madness

My family has been a big soccer family ever since I started playing high school ball. I guess, being the oldest, my brothers wanted to be just like me and play the best sport ever. (rrrrriiiiigggghhhhhttttt.) Of course, they have far surpassed any skills I thought I had and are dominating continually on any soccer field they enter. Lindsey didn't care, so she just ran cross country. Even Wes picked up some futball moves on his mission to Argentina where they still tell legends about Maradona and his sketchy "hands-on" goal. (Click there to see it.) Wes should have converted him. ;)

So what better way to spend our time than to watch the FIFA WORLD CUP 2010?! It is seriously the most fun I have had in a long time. The different matches send us into a frenzy about which team is the best and who will win and who is the best looking-Ronaldo-(I am the lone participator in this activity, unless Sari or my mom is present).We love USA and though we want them to win, we doubt they will make it all the way so we are always shuffling between Spain (they are stinking it up though!), Argentina, Portugal, and (GASP!!) England.

Grab some of your buddies/family members and come watch with us. It is the best and we will continue eating it up until the end!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Cache can Crawl

I need to give some background information for those who aren't in this daily battle. Wes is OBSESSED with golfing. Obsessed. OBSESSED! He goes at least once (usually two or three times) a week. He and his buddy Mckell have gotten new shoes, new bags, new irons, new wedges, new drivers, new tees, new shirts, new golf balls (they'll be needing new sponsers and funding soon). They love it.

I hate it.

It takes my husband away, it takes our funds away, it will take my son away. And so...I have told Cache since he was a wee infant upon his mother's knee: NO GOLFING. So guess what happens? Wes takes Cache up to the spare bedroom where Wes has a putting practice green and he practices with Cache. He teaches him how to putt and then how to hold the ball etc. Cache LOVES it. (oh no!)

The other day, Wes noticed Cache wanted to hold the putter, so he let him stand up and hold it by him. Then he had an idea: Cache should learn to crawl and come and get this. And guess what? All of my failed attempts and trying to entice Cache to crawl for a kiss, a hug, a tickle, a cell phone, a morsel of food, a toy, a book, a candy, $50!! went right out the window as Cache crawled for the first time for the putter. What is the world coming to?! My son will go for a lousy golf club but not for the love in his mother's heart?

Needless to say, I was excited and heartbroken all in one. My son is a golf lover. My husband is a golf lover. Why? Why? WHY?! :) But at least they are both mobile. That's a plus, right?