Thursday, December 20, 2007


Hello Everyone,

I just stopped in to tell everone that I love them and I hope you all have a very safe and happy holiday season!!

Thank you for all of the birthday calls, It sure makes me miss you!!

Her are a few pix of the TEENAGERS! Scary huh?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Here are a few pictures of the sunsets from our camp site.

One of them is of are unexpected Guest, Can you tell who it is?

We love you!

George the fish

Just for Laura!! This is George! Not as big as your Salmon tho!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Hey everyone, We are all still alive and well. I have been pretty busy with work and three teenage boys and just haven't felt like sitting in front of the computer to update the blog. We had a busy October with Chris and Tyler's Birthdays and the kids had fall break.
We took them on a camping trip to Lake Havasu for a long weekend. We stayed in a 36foot travel trailer and took our boat. We had a great time and no one was left behind. I am posting a few pictures of our trip. One of our pretty boat and then a few misc. pics from the trip. Note that one of the pictures is of the London Bridge. Pretty cool.I was the only one to catch a fish. We named him George. Chris cleaned him up and we had George for our appetizer while our steaks cooked.
I just wanted you all to know how much that I miss you! I hate being so far away from everyone. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. I know how very thankful I am for all of you, My Family.
I will post again soon I promise. We will be going down to Benson again this year to Chris's moms for Thanksgiving and we will be there all weekend. The boys will get to ride our dirt bikes and our quad. I look forward to going out there. It is so peacefull and quiet compared to Phoenix.
Love and kisses to all of you!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

In the clear

Well I made it through the Colonoscopy on Friday. I had to start the prep on Thursday and drink 64 ounces of Gatorade with miralax powder mixed into it. I hate Gatorade and I always have so having to drink this much was a chore in it self. My appt was at 10am on Friday morning and Chris and I got there at 9:45 and i was taken right back to preop. Chris stayed in the waiting room till I was in recovery. I was dressed in a little gown and had really cute socks to keep my feet warm. I went over the paperwork with Wilma my preop nurse and then waited till 11am to go in for my test. I had Wilma turn out my light while I waited because I had such a bad headache, probably because I was starving to death. I had to be on a liquid diet for 24 hours before the test. I was wheeled into the room and met my Dr who was going to preform my test and my nurse hooked me up to my cocktail IV, A mix of Demerol and Versed. I remember her telling me that I had cute hair and that it was so thick and I said no it isn't I have very thin hair and she said well it must be because you are so cute and then she lifted my bed higher and the TV screen was right in front of my face and then I was out. I guess it was a sedation that keeps you awake but you have no memory of it. I woke up in recovery with Chris beside me and as soon as I was coherent enough to get myself dressed we went home. I guess the Dr came out to talk to me but I do not remember any thing. Chris said I asked him about his book he was reading three times. The same question every time. Silly Lisa. The Dr. said everything looked good, he did take two biopsy and I will follow up with my PCP next week. I feel fine and I am glad that everything looks good in that department. Now I will have to decide the next route to take for myself and if I will be having a hysterectomy. I will keep you all informed. Thank you for having me in your prayers. I love you all and miss you so much.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Just overwhelmed!!!

So as much as I do not like the computer I enjoy looking at how everybody is doing. I love reading about my family and it makes me feel close to them even though I am far away. I am having a hard week this week and feel a little overwhelmed. I am still working for Safeway in the scheduling office and trying to staff all 98 stores in AZ with a lack of pharmacist. It is such a stressful job with no end in sight. I have decided to start looking at other options like going back to school part time and finding a less stressful job that I can enjoy. As most of you know I am having some medical problems with my female parts as I guess it runs in the family. I go in for a colonoscopy next Friday to make sure that I have no problems in that department before looking into having a Hysterectomy. I am in so much pain and discomfort during my menstrual cycle that I am taking Vicodin 3 out of the 6 days. It has progressively gotten worse since I had my tubes tied three and a half years ago. I am just sick of being out of commission for that time frame every month. I get so emotional and crabby that I hide in my room and stay away from everybody so that I don't yell at them. I will let you all know if and when I have anything scheduled.
So does anyone have the answer to help me with Cody? He is at the very top of my irritation this past week. No matter what I do or how I show love to him he is still so mean and nasty. I was pretty sure that he was gonna run away last night. I had to slap him for fighting with Tyler and socking Tyler in the arm that he took off and was gone for about 2 hours. I got the silence treatment when he got back. He was just sitting on the side of the house and it reminded me of hiding between the walls at the house across the street from Grandmas house on Eastland when we were growing up. I just don't know how to help him. He is so smart and has a great heart if he would just drop the attitude and let me in things would be so much better. I think Tyler gets the brunt of Cody's aggression and he is still so loyal to Cody. I love them both but I have had way too much this week. I have to go help the boys finish cleaning the kitchen so I will post another time. I love you all and I know that your advice and support will be a comfort to me

Monday, August 6, 2007


I told you all that I do not have the patience to post info all the time. I wanted to first thank Jamie , Rich and the kids for having me over to their house for my quickie weekend get away. I had so much fun with the girls and sweet baby James. That boy has a permanent smile on his face and it so refreshing to see all the time.Thank you to Rich's Parents for having me over for Sunday/G-pa birthday dinner and allowing me to hang out with the Melin family. Floating down the river was so much fun and I cant wait to bring the kids to enjoy the river like I did. Montana is a Beautiful state and I took alot of great pictures. Thank you to Laura and Darrin for having me over for the night and to Jared for allowing me to sleep in his bed. Thank you to Gabe for showing me how much Patience and determination he has to complete the dragon puzzle I got him..he is smarter than I am I think. I really had a great time seeing Matt and Amie and their Damn cute boys, Holy crap they are handsome. I had so much fun hanging out playing games and scarfing down junk food. I miss being close to you guys and I hope that we can get together more often.
Back to reality ---------
The boys are home from moms house and they had a fun time. Cody and Tyler earned a few merit badges at scout camp and showed me the fun things that they made. School started today and all the boys of course were not happy. Cody is in High school and that makes me feel really old. I am hoping that he has a better year this year than last year. Tyler is in 7th grade and he is finally able to go to school with out the presence of Cody. I am hoping that he will find out who he is and not who Cody has made him out to be. Joey is also going to middle school and is in the 6th grade. Joey and Tyler ride the bus together but today(remember this is the first day) I came home early so I could be here when they all got home Joey was not on the bus so Cody and I went looking for him. I drove to the school and around the neighborhood three or four times, back to the school, I called the transportation line to see if he was still on a bus and all the buses had emptied. Still no Joey an hour later. Chris finally joined me in the search about the time that I was starting to freak out and call the cops for a missing child. Chris drove around the same places I had and when I started out again I found him coming up the street by the gas station. Turns out he got on the wrong bus and didn't know that he should tell the bus driver that he was on the wrong bus so he got off about a mile and a half away and walked home. We had a long discussion on what he needs to do if this happened again. Anyway we are all safe and sound and getting ready to go to bed so we can all get up and do it again tomorrow. I love all of you and I hope everyone is doing well. I will post pictures another time.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Sorry still learning how to do this. You will have to look sideways. I love you guys

I thought that I would share some of the photos from our trip to Disneyland.
OK Ok!! I am going to try like crazy to keep up with this. I love reading about all of my family but am just to dang lazy to keep my own blog I hope this will be a fun experience for me and everyone else. I love you all.