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Truth Time

So, who knew the truth about me?  Nobody!!  Ha!  I got you all! 

Here’s the truth: 

1.  I’ve met John Porter and Harry Reid.   (FALSE!!!  I’ve never met Harry Reid.) 

2.  My mom and I once missed a freeway exit and ended up in Missouri, instead of her parents’ house in Oklahoma.   (TRUE.  That’s an interesting story.)

3.  I voted for Al Gore in 2000.   (TRUE!!  Sadly, I feel hook, line, and sinker for the “Bush is bad, and Gore will save the planet and education, garbage that the media put out there.  Thankfully, I’ve seen the light!!) 

4.  In high school, I ditched school because I was out all night observing the sky and watching for the comet Hale-Bopp.   (FALSE!!  I know it sounds like me, but even in the midst of all the Hale-Bopp hype, I never stayed out all night to watch it.  I did once go with our Astronomy Club on an overnight observing of the Leonid meteor shower (which was awesome), which we were excused from school for the next day.)

5.  I have a terrible fear of heights that once caused me to freak out on an escelator at Macy’s, and not be able to go up to the third floor.   (TRUE.  I’m pretty sure it was Macy’s.  And, I was really, really scared.  Heights and I do not get along!) 

6.  In high school, I once danced on stage to the Jackson 5’s “ABC.”   (TRUE!  Surprising, but I did do this with my ward during a stake activity.  I’ve got to tell you, it was pretty embarrasing, too.)

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I was tagged by Mike, so here we go.  

4 of these are true and 2 are made up.

How well do you really know me?  Do you know which ones are made up? Who knows all the crazy things about me?

1.  I’ve met John Porter and Harry Reid.   

2.  My mom and I once missed a freeway exit and ended up in Missouri, instead of her parents’ house in Oklahoma.   

3.  I voted for Al Gore in 2000. 

4.  In high school, I ditched school because I was out all night observing the sky and watching for the comet Hale-Bopp. 

5.  I have a terrible fear of heights that once caused me to freak out on an escelator at Macy’s, and not be able to go up to the third floor.   

6.  In high school, I once danced on stage to the Jackson 5’s “ABC.” 

Which ones are true? 

I tag Amanda and Amy.

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I Got Tagged (Thanks, Amanda!)

I got tagged by Amanda, so here we go! 

Four random things I like about my husband:
1. He has a great sense of humor. 
2. He works hard so I can stay home. 
3. He’s really cute when he’s playing with the kids.
4. He’s really smart and keeps on learning new things. 

Four jobs I’ve had:
1. Cashier at Sheplers Western Wear
2. Hostess at Romano’s Macaroni Grill
3. Customer Service Rep for my Dad when he was a Farmers Insurance Agent. 
4. Wife and Mommy.

Four movies I have watched more than once:
1. Apollo 13
2. Star Wars (All)
3. October Sky
4. Cars

Four TV shows I watch:
1. Star Trek (mostly Voyager right now, but could be any)
2. Ace of Cakes
3. Mythbusters
4. Food Network Challenge

Four places I have been:
1. Utah
2. California
3. Oklahoma
4. Missouri (that’s a funny story)

Four people who e-mail me regularly:
1. Pam
2. Mike
3. Adam
4. My Aunt Linnette

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Most anything Italian
2. Dessert stuff
3. Fish (especially my dad’s bass)
4. My mandarin cranberry chicken (with sauteed green beans for extra yumminess)

Four places I would like to visit:
1. NY and maybe meet Stacy and Clinton to get some serious fashion help.  (Amanda had this, and it’s on my list too)
2.  Italy
3. Australia
4. Montana

Four things I am looking forward to in the coming year:
1.  Watching my kids grow and learn more
2. Homeschooling my kids
3. Having an organized house (with all renovations complete)
4. Cooler weather (but not cold winter)

Four People I tag:
1. Mike  (change the first question to wife)
2. Anthony  (change the first question to wife)
3. Sarah (through e-mail)
4. Amy (through e-mail)

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Aimee

I wanted to take a moment and talk about a wonderful friend of mine, Aimee, who passed away today, surrounded by family and friends, after loosing her battle with Cystic Fibrosis.   

Aimee and one of my daughters

She and I have been friends for about 13 years, after we met in high school.  We’ve had some awesome times together, full of fun and laughter.  But, with Aimee, it was always that way.  She always had a smile.  Aimee was one of the most warm and caring people I’ve ever known.  She was usually more concerned about other people than herself, even when she was sick.  Her heart was so big and full of love to give.  Aimee was also a rebel and highly opinionated.  She wasn’t afraid to tell you what she thought.  But, I think that’s why she had so many people that loved her.  Aimee was an aunt to my children, and a dear, dear friend to me.  She was also a wonderful daughter and sister, and to Aimee, her family was everything.  While it saddens me to think of life without her here, I am comforted and delighted with the knowledge of where she is now, and the amazing memories I will carry with me forever.

 

Mike also wrote about Aimee on his blog.

You can read Aimee’s obituary here.  It appears in the July 23 issue of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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It’s been a while since I posted.  It’s not that I don’t have anything to say; I’ve just been very busy.  Of course, I have some commentary on recent political activity, but that will wait for another time. 

So, one of our dogs, Leia, is pregnant, ready to pop at any moment.  She’s going to be a great mom; definitely has the disposition for it.  So, we’ve been on labor watch for the last several days.  I took her into the vet on Thursday, and they did an x-ray to make sure everything was ok.  Everything looked good, and to my utter surprise, she has six little pups inside her belly!  WOW!  I seriously thought there were two or three.  We haven’t told the kids how many, just in case they don’t all make it.  But, I have had them guessing.  So far, Gavin and Genevie both said seven, Logan guessed four then changed it to six, and Daphne says two.  It’s been fun to watch them be so excited.  I think I’ve been more anxious about this than Leia has.  I keep thinking she’s going to have the babies, but then she doesn’t.  She’s showing all the signs.  But, the vet said today that she could start doing that up to 72 hours ahead of time.  Hopefully, though, it will be soon, and everything will go well. 

Also, I’ve been covering my front yard with rocks, since we just couldn’t keep the grass alive.  Well, I decided yesterday that I probably wasn’t going to be able to work on it much after the pups are born.  So, I called two of my friends and they came over and we pretty much finished it.  Hooray!  Now, we don’t look like our house is going into foreclosure.  It is really plain right now, but it looks much better.  I think we’ll add some more plants and color once the temperature goes down again.  I have to say, I’m truly grateful for such wonderful friends!

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What amazing friends!

I’ve never heard of a group of friends such as the ones I have. We have been friends since high school, which makes it about 12 years or so now. Despite our distance from each other, at times, we have managed to stay extremely close. I would say we are really family. Through the years, we have seen people come and go, and have been honored to welcome “newbies” into our circle. But, we have always had a bond holding us together. It truely is remarkable. When one of us needs help or support or even just a word of encouragement, everyone else rallies around them. When one of us comes upon success in something, the others are there to help celebrate. When we are bored and need something to do, we can always count on our friends to do something. What is comes down to is that we are always there for each other and we really do love each other. We can laugh with each other, cry with each other, pick on each other, and enjoy each other. What else could be better? These people have been there for me at times many other would have just turned and run. They are some of the most wonderful people I have ever known, and that I ever will. I just wanted to express how grateful I am and how blessed I feel to have these wonderful people in my life!

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Hero of the Week

My hero this week is my good friend Mike Cox. He, along with his wife, Amanda, and son, came over tonight to help me put some shelves together. He’s a good friend. The first shelf was suppose to just snap together, but it turned into a nightmare, as it kept falling apart! Mike just stuck with it. I think it was more determination that he was going to make it work, that kept him going with it. But, after probably an hour or more, he got it! Then, he put a bookshelf together for me. The Coxes are wonderful people! They are heroes to me, and have been more than once. Thanks guys! I love ya!

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