Why do they call it the Emerald Isle?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hitler Reacts to the BYU Loss

Don't be tempted to watch this..........



The Holy War is one of America's oldest and most heated college football rivalries. In fact, the schools even differ on when the first game was played.

The Utes lead the all time series 53-33-4.

Friday, October 31, 2008

The twelve dancing princesses moved out . . .

and left their beautiful castle empty and Halloween moved in. The kids loved making our haunted castle, we light it up at night and have a fab decoration.

Happy Halloween.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Here's what we did today:

Chubs went in to the hospital for his yearly testing on his kidneys. It was a critical time for him, if he was not getting better we would have most likely had to start thinking about surgery. After fasting and prayer and a special blessing, the preliminary results are that his kidneys are healed. We are so grateful for this miracle and our little Chubs won't have to suffer this anymore.

Look who was there to help us! It's Miss Callie, Zane's Kindergarten teacher. She works at the hospital as a pediatric specialist now and it was great to see her.

Here he is sedated, ready for the radiation.

Oops, they forgot the catheter, he wasn't happy about being bothered for that.

It's finally over.

Time to wake up Chubs . . .

We finally got those eyes to open, barely.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Do I really like being a Mother?

This is me, the tired Mother meant to have been the Queen of an exotic land.

The following was taken from a conversation I had with Lance a few days ago . . .

Me: "UGH not this again," looking at a kitchen full of dishes from just one days' worth of food consumption (I mean I can't believe we are supposed to slave over them every single day!).

Still Me: "I mean is this my purpose? All this beauty, brains, and charm spent with a life of dishes? I HATE doing dishes and I hate making like 100 meals a day and I hate waking up every morning to get kids to school and I hate making sure homework is done and reading is done and baths are taken and clothes are clean and teeth are brushed and rooms are clean!!!"

Lance: "Umm I'm going to pretend that you didn't just say all of that cuz I don't know what to do with this conversation." (He's incredibly sensitive)

Me: "I mean I'm not going to run off or anything, I had these kids and I'm going to woman-up (I changed that cliche' saying) and take care of them, but sometimes I just hate it!

Lance: Silence - shoots me a scared look . . .

At least I felt better after giving my feelings a voice. Then tonight we finally had our yearly "school blessings" and I peeked during Zoey's as she sat there blushing with a huge grin on her face the whole time her Dad was blessing her, while simultaneously Zane was snuggled up to me on the couch stroking my arm and laying his head on my shoulder. I ended the day by looking at some pictures of Chubs and I couldn't believe how much I loved them.

The End.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Do you have to be a Republican to be Mormon?

Lance here. Finally found the password. I had a co-worker ask me once if a person is Mormon do they have to be a republican? I will say it now the same as I did then. Not necessarily - but if you had a brain you would ALWAYS be a part of a party that preaches free agency and anti-socialism. Perhaps these few reminders will help convince our poor lost democratic friends.

If you vote for Obama....

You get this.....

But if you vote for McCain....

You get this...

I don't know about you but looking at this in a logical manner, McCain appears to be the better candidate.

Like I tell all my confused BYU friends.............when you dig real deep, we all bleed RED.


Monday, September 22, 2008

Calling my Tanyas . . .

I have two friends named Tanya, who, incidentally won't let me in to their blogs and I really do want to see their lives through the blog. I'm not a pedophile; and I promise I won't stalk your children or anything; (I have enough of my own) and I make good, positive, uplifting and sometimes funny comments so why won't you let me in, why???? Alright, here's my email address rose.lance@gmail.com is this some kind of security risk or something, posting my email like this (well it's Lance's so what do I care)? So if your blog is private, and you want a really cool person looking at your blog (even if your name isn't Tanya) then add me and leave a comment . . .

Shadow Dancing my loves . . .

You got me looking at that Heaven in your eyes . . .
And I was loving you . . .
And in a world of people,
there's only you and I, there ain't nothin' come between us in the end . . .
Can I hold you when you aren't mine . . .
Do it light, my angels . . .
All I need is just one moment in your arms . . .

I LOVE the sweet sensation of living in your love, my sweeties. Happy first birthday my chubs. (Accessories and photography courtesy of Cherished Moments in Pleasant Grove 100 East across from fire station).

Thursday, September 18, 2008

'Cause they're my ladies . . .

She's my new favorite lady, (exhibit 1, my new screen name) Palin for Prez!!! Although I would LOVE to get my hands on her for a make over.

We all know how much I love her, and she has a new song that melts me. Listen http://http://www.spinner.com/2008/08/12/sarah-mclachlan-u-want-me-2-song-premiere/ . . . Is she like the funniest, fierce -est rocker chick ever or what? I mean she is just sick! (that's right, I'm hip with the modern lingo) Here's her new hilarious vid http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJZDsJ8UU64
My precious one . . .

Who are your favorite ladies of the moment?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Road trip to "Disturbia" . . . and we had SO much fun.

Disturbia because:
#1- it was all VERY rural and you could go crazy there (we're talkin' two states away from a decent mall),
#2- I thought I would completley lose it being away from my Chugbug for a whole week (thanks g-ma's for taking such good care of him)
#3- it was 11 hours in the car with two kids fighting like cats and dogs. Ok they were actually really great on the road, but even the best of them can rattle the nerves.

Here I am crossing into state #46, only 4 more left.

We started the trip Monday night at Martin's Cove. We had our own private FHE there and we watched the movie they had about the rescue. It really was amazing and spiritual, even for the kids.
After the long drive, these three let loose at dinner. Lance was getting a lot of pit dogs.

We ate at Sanford's in Casper, WY it was a fun restaurant.
Our first night in Rapid City, SD; we mini golfed at Pirate's Cove. FABULOSO weather and fun to relax together.

This is the Crazy Horse monument. Upon completion it will be the largest monument in the world. At the rate they're going, we won't see it finished in our lifetime, but they are determined to get it done someday. So far it's just a face and they've worked for 50 years. Mount Rushmore can fit on Crazy Horse's cheek.
Here's what he'll look like when completed, sans Zane and Zoey standing on him.
The big event, here it is . . .
I've heard it's smaller than you think, but wow I didn't expect this:
Oh, ok here's the real deal (my fave pic of the whole trip):
On the way in with the 50 state flags.

Mt. Rushmore was magnificent. After the monument day, we lightened mood for the kids at Bear World.

(Bear cub in the tree behind the kids)

This was the water slide at our hotel. Needless to say we spent a lot of time with it - they loved it!

Now for some random shots . . . This is one of my cherished beauties (by Orla Kiely) oh, and Zoey looks pretty cute here too.
A Jackalope.
Once again I am getting friendly with the wild animals.

A real life, old fashioned phone booth with a working pay phone.
We picked up a friend along the way so that we "never have to roam alone" (someday I'll have to use him to get Lance out of the house, anyone seen Amelie? I crack myself up . . . :)
He's from Wall, SD; Wall Drug, the largest store in the USA (fur real)
He really liked the wildlife at Cabella's.
And he even went to Reptile Gardens with us.

Thanks for having the great idea for this trip, Lance. It really was one of our funnest; the kids liked it better than Disneyland. It's about the same distance as Callifornia is, and I can pretty much guarantee you'll spend less money; (gas in Wy was only $3.58/gallon for one thing) so I highly recommend Rapid City, SD if you're looking for a fun family destination.