Monday, December 21, 2009

Time For Disney Classics

The other day Carson put on a Disney movie. Disney always has about 5 minutes of previews before hand. Well, one of the previews was showing clips from the movie Bambi II that came out like 4 years ago. Anyway, Carson yelled, "Mom look! It's a baby reindeer!" I think it's time to get the classics out again.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Exercise Addict? Probably!

Yesterday, I sent in my registration papers to see if I could run the Utah Grand Slam. It is where you run 4 of the Utah Marathons. They include: Ogden, Utah Valley, Park City, Top of Utah, (alternate if you miss one of the others) and the St. George. It is a lottery type thing where you pay $40.00 bucks in hope they pick your name. If not, you're out $40.00 bucks. I should find out by January 20th if I get in or not. I have already signed up for two marathons in 2010. One being the Salt Lake Marathon in April and the Ogden in May. I'm planning on using the Salt Lake Marathon as a training for the Ogden since is was $25.00 cheaper than running the Winter's Racing Circuit that I did last year.
I'm currently running about 50 miles a week, but somehow I can't seem to get enough. Last night as we were driving through town I happen to glance through the window of a gym and I saw a few people running on the treadmill. I turned to my hubby and said, "Oh that looks so fun. I wish I was there." He of course had to remind me that I had already got my exercise in for the day.
Well, I'm crossing my fingers in hopes that I get in. If not, I may just run them anyway! Like I said, I think I'm an exercise addict.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Trigger Happy

I finally had some time to download some pictures to my computer. These were taken back in November. Sometimes we get a little trigger happy and just have to go shoot something for target practice. This day we were shooting our pumpkins left over from Halloween. Everyone stand back because Chalisse and Jensen have a gun!

Sometimes we get trigger happy and actually shoot something. This was taken opening day of the pheasant hunt.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mom, Witches Don't Read!

Every morning before Andrea goes to school we read, do math facts, and go over spelling words. Yesterday was costume day at school. Andrea decided she wanted to be a witch. We borrowed a witch costume from my mom that Grandma Anderson made for Marlyse when she was a little girl and she looked darling.
When it came reading time, Andrea turned to me and said, "Mom, witches don't read." Of course they do! I replied. They have to read the recipes for witches brew and goblin mix. Then it came time to do math facts. Andrea turned to me and said, " Mom, witches don't do math." Of course they do! I replied. They have to know how to count so they will know how much to put in. Then Andrea turned to me and said, "Mom. witches don't spell." Of course they do! I replied again. If they can't spell, they can't read. Finally, I turned to Andrea and said, "Andrea, what do witches do?" "They fly" she said.

Friday, October 2, 2009

A New PR - - Top of Utah Marathon

A few weeks ago, I ran the Top of Utah Marathon. It was great! Last year, it was my first marathon, so I really wanted to see how I would do running it a second time. The picture above is at mile 14 where you come out of the canyon. It was the first place I saw my family. Greg, Chalisse, and Liz were right there and Josh and Kaleena were about mile 16. This is my favorite part of the course because it is pretty much gently rolling down hills.
This is at mile 23. I think almost everyone agrees that mile 21-22 are the hardest on the course weaving in and out of neighborhoods. It's really a mental thing. Coming down this hill at the end of mile 23 was a relief to me because I saw my family again. (Apparently Josh and Kaleena were trying to get my attention at mile 22, but I was in my happy little place in my head and completely didn't see them.) Greg, Chalisse, Liz, Jake, Josh, Kaleena, and Grayce were there, cheering me on. I saw my Dad and mom at mile 25 and Marlyse and her kids about mile 25 1/2 Grayce paced me the last couple of miles until the finish line. This year after I finished, I felt a lot stronger. Even Greg said he noticed a big difference. The people in the picture above from left to right are Chris (my brother- in -law), me, Andy (Chris's brother), and Jeremy (Chris and Andy's Uncle). I was pretty excited to see that I was beating my record. At the Top of Utah last year, I ran it in 4:05:34. This years time was 3:53:11. I had two goals. The first was to beat the 4 hour mark and the second goal was to not stop. Well, I made the first goal, but not the second. I drank Gatorade at every aid station and took GU at mile 7, 13, and 19. Everywhere on the course there were oranges, I took an orange. And of course chocolate milk 1 hour before I ran and chocolate milk after I finished. It's my favorite!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

5 Seconds Short of a PR!

Earlier this summer, my sister- in - law, Grayce invited me to run the Pocatello Marathon or Pocatello Half Marathon with her. I chose the half marathon because I also wanted to run the Top of Utah Marathon 3 weeks later.
So on September 5th, we ran the half marathon. If anyone gets a chance to run it, I would recommend it. The race was well prepared and started on time. All participants got a free bag of potatoes, an awesome duffel bag -- not the cheap ones, and a shirt. (You know the good kind you can actually use to run in, not the T-shirts.)
Grayce fixed a perfect meal the night before, and I had a good night sleep. So I was ready to go! The weather was perfect for running. It didn't matter if it took you 30 minutes or 6 hours because it was overcast the entire day. I would describe the course as gently rolling hills. At about mile 10, I thought my timing chip was coming loose around my ankle, so I stopped to fix it. I am attributing that to make up my 5 seconds or so. I finished the half marathon in 1:46:07 (which was good enough to finish third in my age group.) Then I drank some chocolate milk (my favorite after a race), grabbed a slice of bread, and ran back to find Grayce so I could run in with her. Greg did a great job taking pictures again and my mom always makes the best cheerleader!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

County Fair Time Again!

Well, there has been so much going on lately that I'm not sure where to start. I think I'll start with the County Fair since we spent a whole week there. I know most of you are saying, "Why a whole week." Well, Chalisse and Jensen are involved in 4-H. Many think of 4-H as horses, sewing, or cooking. This is somewhat true. 4-H does offer the opportunity to learn in the areas of horse riding, sewing, and cooking, but this is actually only a little part. 4-H areas include citizenship and civic education, communication and expressive art, consumer and family sciences, environmental education and earth science, healthy lifestyle education, personal development and leadership, plants and animals, and science & technology. Basically you can participate in about anything. I usually ask my kids what they would like to learn and then go from there.

Chalisse has participated in public speaking and talent contests, portfolio contests. She has taken modeling classes and given demonstrations on first aid. She also has participated in each of the above categories as well. This year she showed a lamb ($$$ for education $$$), and participated in expressive art, consumer and family sciences, healthy lifestyle education, and science and technology. She actually has three items that are down at the state fair now. So if any of you are going to the state fair look for her items. They will be in the Deseret Building. I had to put this picture in because Chalisse loved working with her lamb.

Jensen has participated in demonstration contests and other categories as well. He finds his love of 4-H in learning about animals. He actually belongs to 3 different 4- H groups. This year Jensen wanted to raise and show a lamb at the fair. Since he also has his own rabbit business, he wanted to show his rabbits as well.
So, here is Jensen in the showmanship contest. He is showing one of his rabbits that was born in June. He received a blue ribbon in showmanship where they judge how well he works with his animal and knowledge about his animal. All five of his rabbits also received blue ribbons.

This is auction time at the fair where they take their lamb into the auction barn and their animal is auctioned off. The money he earns from this goes into savings for education.
This is a picture of Jensen during the lamb showing. This is where his lamb is judged.
It was another successful year at the fair. Yippee!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

21 Hrs. of John Wayne = 10K Race - Hmmm?

For Greg's birthday my sister Liz gave Greg something he absolutely loves (John Wayne movies). He was so excited he wanted to watch them immediately. Knowing that I hate John Wayne made it even more a conversation piece. That is-- Greg asked me to watch them with him. I told him, I would make him a deal. I would do something that I didn't like to do if he did something he didn't want to do.

He has always supported me in my running, but never gets involved. Okay maybe not never, but he said he would never run more than a 5K. So I made a deal with him that if he ran a 10K race. I would watch his John Wayne movies with him. (YES ALL 21 HOURS)! I actually had it calculated all in my head that by about November, he would have put in at least 21 hours of running training for this 10K so I thought it was fair.

Well three weeks after the deal was made. Greg ran his 10K. Who do you think got the better end of the deal? I think he did, but we still had a lot of fun, and Greg actually has said he wouldn't mind running a couple of days a week. Wahoo--- Another running buddy!

This is Greg and I after running the Wheat & Beat-- Hit the Street 10K. It was a perfect way to start our anniversary. Greg ran the whole race with a smile on his face. Our times: Greg 1:06:12 (after only running 12 times total this year). Cherilee 47:37.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Old Ephraim's Grave

On Saturday, Greg, Jensen, and I hiked to Old Ephraim's Grave via Old Ephraims Cut off. It is a 12 mile loop that starts south of Camp Lomia on the Right Hand Fork up Logan Canyon. There are many ways to get to Old Ephraims's Grave, but this is the only route that you can view a 120 foot deep sink hole.

Old Ephraim's grave is a Logan classic. Old Ephraim was an infamous grizzly bear with a hearty appetite for sheep, cattle, and big game. He was 9 foot 11 inches tall. The rock on his grave site stands 9'11" to understand the size of him. The 1,100-pound beast was the last griz known to roam Utah. After many years of trying to trap and kill him, Frank Clark who worked for my Grandpa Ward was able to kill him.

This is the sink hole. I tried to get as close as I could without falling in to get a picture, but I could not even see the bottom. I can't wait until our next hike. Greg has it all planned out.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Enjoying the Simple Things in Life

Time goes by so fast that sometimes it is hard to enjoy the simple things in life. Yet some of the most simple things are the most beautiful things. So, Greg and I decided that this summer we would enjoy what was just around the corner and take advantage of this beauty around us.

Over the last few days, we camped and then hiked 20 miles throughout Logan Canyon. We hiked on the Nature Trail, the Riverside Nature Trail, up to the Wind Caves, Crimson Trail, up to the China wall, around Bridger Loop and some trails I have no idea where we even were. But I loved every minute of it. Here are some pictures to enjoy:

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ragnar Relay -- Wasatch Back Style

Think about running 187 miles with 11 other people that are just a crazy as you are to be running from Logan to Park City via the Wasatch Back. Through all the blood, sweat, and tears we were there for each other cheering each other on.
For those of you not familiar with the Ragnar Series, it is a relay race that consists of 6-12 people and each runner runs 3 legs which are different in mileage and toughness, but everyone gets a taste of it all. You're divided into 2 vans with 6 runners in each. Van 1 starts, each runner does their first leg, then hands off to van 2, they each run their leg and hands back off to van 1, where they run their next set etc... you see how it goes. Based on each runners average 10k time, you set an average pace for each other. You then keep a clipboard tracking hand off times to project your finish time. You keep track all along the way to make sure you are staying on pace and at your estimated hand off times. (This estimated time does not account for weather changes)

Our team's name was 24 Sore Soles. I thought this was pretty fitting since most of the runners had done a full or half marathon the week before. I was runner 1 and started the race for our team in Logan on June 19th. It was something I have always wanted to do, but never thought I would have the opportunity to do it until I was notified after the Winter Racing Circuit 30K that a runner on their team had dropped out and they asked me to join their team.

My final stats: Total Mileage 18.4 (Leg 1-- 5.1 miles, Leg 2 --8.5 miles, Leg 3-- 4.9 miles)
Hours slept: Maybe 1/2 hour stretching it would be 1 hour.

Team stats: We finished 226/436 overall in all coed teams, and 159/330 in coed open division. (Coed has many subgroups: open, sub masters, masters, and high school.
Total time: 30:12:44.5
It is truly a unique, exciting, exhausting, fun, and overwhelming experience. I learned that our body is stronger than we think it is. Just when you think you have given your all, you know you have to go out and do it again, and you can! Thank you 24 Sore Soles for letting me join your team.
Runners in picture above left to right: Rob, Christie, Kaleena, Joan, Bruce, Justin, Shauna, Kelly, Chad. Bottom row: Tammy, Cat, Cherilee

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bear Lake Half Marathon

The best thing about running a half marathon is running it with your friends! Yep that's right, Amie, Jamie and I braved the cool wind and rain to run today in the Bear Lake Half Marathon. This was Bear Lake's second half marathon so I guess it was as good as what could be expected. I really liked the shirts and the course wasn't bad. It was a pretty flat route that wrapped around part of the Bear Lake. My favorite part was seeing the rainbow over the lake. I really didn't care to much for the part where you ran on gravel road since it was raining and the road was kind of muddy. For sure more than 4 port-a-potties should have been placed at the starting line when there are over 700 runners. And the race really should start on time, not start 2 hours later.
Greg did a good job taking pictures and getting drenched in the rain. Here I am again running the final stretch. My time was the worst I ever got 1:52:19. I did run a little slower due to the roads being kind of slippery and I had a gut ache because I ate breakfast at 3:00 this morning and then only had a bite of a bagel while I was waiting (for 2 hours at the starting line because they didn't start it on time) until 7:40 when the marathon started. I hate running when I am hungry :( ! But hey, I still placed 2nd in my age group (a miracle) getting a pretty neat medal and I got to chat for 2 hours at the starting line with my good old friends from work. Next week I'll be running the Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay with more friends. I can't wait!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bees Vs Cubs

Each year the Salt Lake Bees baseball team offers free tickets to the elementary schools in Utah. Jensen asked me if I would be one of the volunteer parents to help chaperon the kids. Sure, I said! How could I pass up baseball.
We rode on the UTA Front Runner down to Salt Lake. It was air conditioned and much faster and better than a school bus.
This is the group of kids by Mr. McGruff in front of the stadium.
The first pitch of the ball game. It was a foul and came our way. However, it went up and over the top.

Jensen and his friends loved the game. Mom loved it too. Hopefully we will go again soon.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Ogden Marathon-- The Good and The Bad!

The Good:
1. The course was absolutely beautiful
2. It was very well organized and staffed
3. Good weather
4. I finished it!!! (4:14:58)
5. Great family support
6. Made new friends
7. Medically staffed

The Bad:
1. Got a blister
2. Heart Break Hill mile 14
3. Sore muscles
4. Developed dehydration

The good and bad list sums it up, but I put some extra pictures on here for you to look at anyway while I tell my story. This is a picture of me at mile 13. Giving my family a thumbs up meaning I am doing great!

After mile 14 "Heart Break Hill" named after the Boston Marathon, and the hill at the end of mile 15 my quads were pretty shot. My right hamstring pain that developed around mile 5 went away at mile 8, but my left leg numbness was now going away and I could feel a blister on the bottom of my foot developing because of the cheap Walmart socks I was wearing because my good running socks got holes in them when I did my last long run. And for the very first time about mile 20 I got lightheaded. This picture above is at mile 23 when I am walking over to my family to get some Vaseline to put under my arms for chafing. They told me I looked white. I told them I felt like I was going to pass out. I felt like I needed to sit down to raise my feet above my head to make the feeling go away, but I knew if I stopped running I wouldn't be able to finish the race.
The best thing in the world then happened. Kaleena, my sister-in-law, ran the next few miles with me. Many times I told her that I was going to pass out and she just kept saying, "you're almost there!" or "just run to the next orange pole, then stop light." Then she said she could see the finish line. I couldn't see it anywhere, but I heard Josh on the side line saying, "Cheryl it's just 1/2 mile."

Running the final stretch. When I crossed the finished line at 4:14:58. A medic ran over to me and took me to the tent. I told her I was going to pass out. I laid on a cot and was covered with a blanket and Dr. Graham came over and checked me out. He said I was pretty orthostatic. My blood pressure was pretty low. After the recovery he talked to me and told me I had developed dehydration. I'm not sure how this happened because I stopped at every aid station for a drink. The only thing I can figure that I did different was that I drank water at the first 3 or 4 aid stations instead of Gatorade (because I thought I would get sick of the Gatorade).
Well, I tell ya, I learn something new every time I run a race. I'll just have to run the Ogden Marathon again next year!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Run, Jump and Throw

Jensen participated in the Pentathlon the other day. Not because he wanted too, but because his mom encouraged him too. He didn't break any records, but he made his mom happy. Don't get me wrong-- Jensen loves sports! It's just these events are not his strongest. Jensen loves to run. He gets that from me! He is a trail runner though, and loves the long distance trail runs. It's too bad that the pentathlon doesn't include trail running. This is Jensen running the 40 yard dash. One of his times was 0.077 sec. That was not his best time, but I didn't write down the other time.
Jensen leaping over the high jump. I think he is pretty good. He did a forward jump everytime. He can jump 3 feet 1 inch. Perhaps he might like hurdles later on in life and this will give him good experience. Josh could help him improve on this if he decides he likes it, since he holds the state record in the hurdles.

Jensen at his next event. The shot put. 12 feet 8 inches. Needs to work on his form a little, but still pretty good. Maybe Jake could help him if he decides to do this later in life.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Rocky Mountain Showcase Spectacular

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Winter Racing Circuit Completion

I did it! I completed the Winter Racing Circuit. I wanted to do this to help me face my fears of running in horrible weather, running hills, and prepare for the Ogden Marathon. I can honestly say I am not afraid to run in snow, hail, rain, or wind because we had it all. My least favorite is wind.
I will get my certificate in three weeks. I can't wait.
Overall I did ok. I placed 2nd in my age group.
This is a picture of me at the 30K. Time to gear up for the Ogden Marathon in three weeks and try to take it easy on my right tight hamstring.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

D.A.R.E Graduation

Thursday night Jensen graduated from D.A.R.E. I am so proud of him for making good choices. This is his speech:

I learned from the D.A.R.E program that we need to make good choices now because the choices we make now will affect us later in our life. For example: By not drinking alcohol, I am not putting crap in my body that will hurt my liver, brain, memory, and overall functioning.
Tobacco is for wimps. Smoking turns our lungs black. It makes us stink, turns our teeth yellow and it takes seconds of our life away. So basically it's stupid!
Marijuana affects our memory and slows down our reflexes. So why would anyone want to take it?
I am grateful for the D.A.R.E program and hope this program will be around forever so all kids can learn how to make good choices.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Say Cheese!

My hubby surprised me this morning. He took the day off of work since it was the kids last day of spring break and asked me what I wanted to do. I told him that I wanted to run and then the rest of my day was open. He asked me if I wanted to go and get family pictures. I have been trying to get an updated family picture for the last two years. My hubby can now check this off his honey-do list!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Winter Racing Circuit 1/2 Marathon

One more race in three weeks and I can say I have completed the series. But first, I will tell you about the 1/2 marathon. The forecast predicted wind, snow and rain for Saturday's race, so I decided to wear my shoes that had 378 miles on them that I got in January (see previous post) instead of my brand new ones that I got a week ago that now have 30 miles on them so I wouldn't ruin them. Actually the snow wasn't that bad. It was freezing cold in the morning when I picked up my packet and they said we could drive to the start of the race instead of ride the bus if we had a driver. Guess what? I had a driver. My wonderful hubby followed the bus to the start of the race and I sat in the car keeping warm instead of standing out freezing in the cold weather.
This half marathon is actually the first half of the Ogden Marathon that I will be doing in May, so I was excited to see what the course would be like. It was rolling hills, loops, and some flat areas in between so not to bad. It seemed cold, but nothing worse than what I have been running in considering the last couple of races. The roads were wet from the snow and yes, it was snowing. My eyelashes caught quite a bunch of flakes and I kept occupied wiping my eyes. But then after mile 4 or so it seemed to clear up and the roads dried off. At mile 4 my time was 29:50. I took GU at mile 5 1/2 and 8 1/2. I saw my hubby at mile 8 and blew him a kiss and kept running. What I didn't expect was what everyone hated from mile 9 on. We hit strong canyon winds. I struggled with them, but noticed everyone else did as well. (It's to bad the wind was working against us) I have no doubt that my time would have been at least three minutes faster. I crossed the finish line in 1:46:03. I felt pretty good and told my hubby when I collapsed in his arms at the end of the race that I did the best I could considering running the last 4 miles in strong wind.
I ran into Blair Perry and he asked me how I did. He said with my time that I probably did pretty good for my age group and to check it out. He was right I took 2nd in my age group, 21st overall in womens, and 95th out of 414 people.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Never Fear My Power Ranger Is Here!

Okay, for those of you not familiar with Power Rangers, a Power Ranger is a fictional individual that changes into a superhero that possesses superhuman strength, durability, and ability in hand to hand combat. A Power Ranger may not use their Ranger power for personal gain or for escalating a fight and if they disobey this rule, they will lose their power. As long as they fight for what is right, they will never lose their power.

No wonder Carson likes to pretend he is a Power Ranger! I'm not so sure about the pajama attire with one boot and a sword shoved through the leg opening. But hey, if he wants to pretend to fight for what is right that is fine with me.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Making Ocolate Ookies For Dad

Today, Carson came up to me and said, "Mom make ocolate ookies for dad!" I had other plans that included cleaning the fridge, organizing the toys, vacuuming the upstairs, and working on the Levi quilt. But I guess Carson knows me to well and knows that I have a hard time turning down cookies. He also knows that chocolate chip cookies are Greg's favorite. So guess what we did today? Yep! We made ocolate ookies for dad. By the look on Carson's face you can tell he enjoyed every minute of it. I think he wanted a little one on one time with mom since I spent a lot of time on the treadmill yesterday (17 miles), and he used making cookies as an excuse. Kids learn so young how to get what they want.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Winter Racing Circuit 10k

A 10k maybe nothing too impressive to be blogging about, but somehow I just feel like blogging about this race. The WRC 10k course is a mixture of loops and hills on a paved road. At mile 4.5 it features a 500 foot climb.
That said, you can probably tell I wasn't going to get a PR at this race, but I feel like my time of 49:05 is pretty darn good. (My PR for a 10k is 46:15.) However, my goal of running the series, was to improve my speed on hills, learning to run in cold weather and prepare myself for the Ogden Marathon.
-------------------------About The Race-----------------------------
It was a cold morning, but I dressed properly and felt prepared. The first 1/2 mile was uphill followed by about 2 miles of loops and downhill in which we ran passed a freshly killed skunk on the road. That was enough to turn my stomach right there. Anyway, after mile 3 we started with the uphill part for the rest of the way. There were aid stations at mile 3 and 4.5. I have to be honest with myself. The people at Striders know how to do a good race. They had gone out early to place ice melt all over the course, mile markers at every mile, policemen at intersections, restrooms and food at the end, timing chips, and very organized to a "T". I am so impressed with these guys. (It wasn't there fault about the skunk.)
When I finished, Greg told me that I had frost on my headband or ear warmer what ever you call it. He got a good laugh out of it though. My face was pretty frozen and it was hard to talk or laugh with him. When we left the race it had finally warmed up to 28 degrees. Much better than the 16 degrees it was when we arrived.
Well, in 3 more weeks I get to do the same course again only adding another 4 miles to it. Yippee!
Placement: 3rd in my age group, 17th in gender, and 83rd overall out of 437.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Six More Weeks of Winter-- I Believe It!

I took a few pictures this morning when I took Poopsie on a walk. This picture was my favorite because it showed a beautiful winter scene. Something you would expect to find on the front cover of a book titled "Twas The Night Before Christmas". The only problem that I find with this is --IT'S NOT CHRISTMAS--. It has the beautiful ice capped roads preventing any runner from actually trying to run outside and not hurt themselves. It has snow flocked trees causing blind spots preventing any chance of defensive driving, and if that driver was new to the area, they would have no idea where they were going because of the snow covered street signs. But wait! Look just above the tree tops. I see blue sky! Yes, I believe it is a hint of blue sky! Could this promise spring? Well, I'm crossing my fingers, especially since I have a 10K of hills on Saturday.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I've Been Tagged - - 100 Truths!

1. Real name: Cherilee Charisse Hunsaker
2. Nickname: ChenLee, Chickadee, Pudakeet, Cheryl, Honey
3. Status: Married
4. Zodiac sign: Taurus
5. Male or Female: Hello! Female
6. Elementary: Edith Bowen
7. Middle School: Box Elder Junior High
8. High School: Box Elder
9. College: Utah State
10. Hair color: Brown
11. Long or Short: Short
12. Loud or Quiet: Quiet
13. Sweats or Jeans: Jeans
14. Phone or Camera: Camera
15. Health Freak: Not really (more of an exercise addict)
16. Drink or Smoke: Uh, Does Diet Coke count?
17. Do you have a crush on someone: Only my husband gets my heart!
18. Eat or Drink: Eat junk food
19. Piercings: Nope
20. Tattoos: Nope
21. Music: Country/Soft Rock
22. Comedies or Horror: Comedy

23. First Piercings: None
24. First Best Friend: Shannon Cannon
25. First Award: Some sunshine award
26. First Crush: That's a secret never to be told. Let's say Orange Crush!
27. First Boyfriend/Girlfriend: Matt Nelson
28. First Pet: Probably a fly or a cat.
29. First Big Vacation: Disneyland
30. First Big Birthday: Probably when I was 8.
31. First Car: Dodge Dakota 4x4 V8 318 engine.
32. First Favorite Song: You gotta be kidding?
33. First Phone: When I was married. I hate phones!
34. First Surgery: Wisdom Teeth (8th grade)
35. First Time on Airplane: 10th grade. Band trip to St. Louis.

36. Phone Call: Mother in Law
37. Instant Message: Say what?
38. Text Message: Ya right, My daughter has my phone!
39. Song you listened to: Some Power Ranger song, my 2 year old had playing.
40. Time you cried: Yesterday

41. Getting on your nerves: The Power Ranger song
42. TV: No
43. Drinking: Nothing
44. Hair: Same as Usual
45. Wearing: My exercise clothes
46. Eating: Nothing
47. With: My laptop and Carson
48. I'm about to: Exercise
49. Listening: The Power Ranger song
50. Plans for today: Exercise, eat, help the kids with homework, reading, spelling words, clean house, wash the dishes, take Poopsie on a walk, do laundry, fix dinner, drive to piano lessons, pick Chalisse up at school, pray and pray again, make sure Jensen gets to scouts OK, and Give my honey a big kiss!
51. Want kids: Yes! I have 4.
52. Want to get married: Not again. Just once in enough for me!
53. Careers in mind: Cardiac Sonographer
54. Place of Residency: The Sweetest Place on Earth
55. Car or Truck: Anything that is 4 wheel drive.

56. Short or taller: Shorter
57. Romantic or Spontaneous: Spontaneous
58. Sensitive or Loud: Sensitive
59. Hook- up or relationship: Relationship
60. Trouble maker or hesitant: Trouble maker
61. The boss in a relationship: A relationship takes two equals I think!

62. Lost glasses/contacts: No
63. Ran away from home: I try to all the time-- that is, with my hubby--
64. Hold a gun/Knife for self defense: No
65. Killed somebody: No
66. Broken someones heart: I hope not.
67. Been arrested: No
68. Cried when someone died: All the time!
69. Kissed a stranger: No
70. Had someone ask you out and you said no: Yes
71. Laughed until you cried: Yes
72. Met someone who changed your life: Yes
73. Fallen in Love: Yes
74. Found out someone was talking about you: Yes
75. Been cheated on: No
76. Cheated on anyone: No
77. Lost someone special: Yes
78. Broken a bone: Yes

79. Yourself: No, I needs lots of encouragement!
80. Miracles: Yes
81. Love at first sight: No
82. Heaven: Yes
83. Santa Claus: Yes
84. Sex on the first date: NO!!
85. Kiss on the first date: No

86. Righty or Lefty: Not sure, Refer to previous time I was tagged.
87. Last time you saw your dad: 2 days ago.
88. Do you like snow: Only in the month of December.
89. What is your favorite season: Summer
90. Can you swim: Yes
91. Rode on a horse: Yes
92. Rode a bike: Yes
93. Photogenic: I wish I was!
94. Have siblings: Yes
95. Beach our Mountains: Mountains
96. Hot or Cold: It used to be cold until I almost died, now I prefer hot.

97. Is there one person you want to be with right now: Yeah, my hubby!
98. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life: No, I'm a perfectionist so go figure!
99. Do you believe in God: Yes
100. I posted this as 100 truths and tag whoever wants to type 100 truths.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Hubby is the Best!

Okay, lately I will admit I have been caught multiple times talking to my husband asking him for another favor. He is just so good at so many things. I really appreciate him filling the car up with gas in the winter time. I don't know why I can't remember how to do it come winter, but sure enough when summer comes my memory comes right back.
Well, somebody caught me talking to my husband reminding him to fill up my car while I was at work so I would have enough gas to get back home. They gave me a guilt trip so even though the gas thing hasn't registered in my brain yet, I made a conscious note to be more independent. This is what happened on day one.
Yep! I think after day one I learned my lesson. My dad wanted to swap vehicles so he could use our car to take the his scout troop on a field trip. I thought it would be nice to have a clean smelling car without the McDonald's smell so I found my hubby's Shop Vac and extension cord and tried my best. Let's just say somethings I can do but he can do better!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Andrea's Homework Slippers

Have you ever heard the phrase,"My dog ate my homework." Well how is she going to tell her teacher that she made princess slippers out of them?