Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Leah, Leah, Leah

I dont get it...scared of this and not scared of that..look at next picture..

Perhaps a Test of Friendship?

Okay, so most of you know that Matt and i have some reptiles and we probably dont fit the typical "reptile owner" description. I know what you all picture..tattoos with nose rings, burly, hygiene-deficient, rough and tough people who faithfully attend such things as The Reptile Expo in Salt Lake. Well, Matt and I and the girls rubbed shoulders with other reptile owners at this expo and were suprised to see such a variety of people and animals there. The whole time I was there I kept thinking that i should be at the Home and Garden Expo..but no, no, we had to see every reptile ever created. By the way, did you know that bullfrogs are carnivorous and can eat full size rats? Interesting. So anyways, we went to the reptile expo...there! I said it!

Monday, September 24, 2007

In case you are wondering, that is a smile on Hayley's face. She is not suffocating.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


So today when Hayley and i were driving to school she asked me if she saw Daddy and i get married. So i told her that she was up in heaven watching. This was a little confusing. So I told her that mommys and daddys can make babies and that we had not made her yet. (My mouth went dry, I rolled my eyes and kicked myself because i knew which question was next.) Of course, she asked "how do you make babies?" So I thought for quite some time and realized that I could seriously scar her innocent little mind. So then I did what any good and bright parent would do...I told her to ask her preschool teacher. Then I told her I was kidding and proceeded to explain in a very vague way (with no body parts involved...she's only 4!) And she seemed like she understood...and then she asked if she could watch!!!! Advice anyone?

An Update on Matt

I thought that I would spend a moment and tell you a little about Matt. He is now working for South Salt Lake Police Dept and loving it. It has a pretty high crime rate and probably the highest concentration of wackos in a very small area, so Matt stays pretty busy. Its always fun to hear his stories and he has just as much fun telling me about them. The other day he was so excited because they had caught two robberies in progress. There was also a stabbing and a big fight they had to break up. I dont think these scenarios make Matt excited, but anything that gets his adrenaline going is desireable. I am just glad he is willing to work a job that gets the bad guys to face some consequences.

Say No to Crack

Unfortunately, we have regressed with potty training.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

A Nation Turns to Prayer

Just this last weekend I went to a wedding in Seattle and the reception was in this amazing house. So I decided to do what any future home owner would do...I would snoop! This house was AMAZING. But something I have learned that makes a house unique is the artwork. I saw this painting and could not take my eyes off of it. It is significant becuase of September 11th but also because Matt and I knew a family in Staten Island and the dad was a firefighter and a father of 2 young blonde girls. We loved this family. He lost several of his buddies in the towers that day.

Saturday, September 1, 2007


So i have decided that you can divide the human race into two groups in several different ways. For example, you can say there are those who HATE the the snow, and there are those who like it. OR , there are those who like the fruity candy and those who prefer the chocolate. Some who like blondes and some like brunetts .Coke or Pepsi. Then there is a more serious topic. One that may send someone screaming or send chills down your spine. Or in my mother's case, send you to the floor in the fetal position. Its a ...ssssssnake! People either HATE them or like them. So I really discovered this when Matt and i made a slithering serpent our first pet. Weird , I know. so we have had this snake before Hayley was even born and suprisingly, she is quite an interesting pet. So, to get to the point. We thought we had lost her the other day. Matt will sometimes put her in a tree while he is working outside and she will usually bask in the sun...or climb down. Well, she did the latter. She is usually easy to find. She is a little over 5 ft long and she is not the fastest creature..or very intelligent for that matter. Well, several hours passed and nightfall came. Since she is nocturnal, we knew she would be on the move at night. Our hearts sank. She was missing for 24 hours! Very sad. Then the next day Matt was a t the gas station and a woman asked if the red Denali was ours, and of course he said yes. Then she said "is THAT yours?!" Sure enough, our snake was crawling out of the wheel. Its crazy to think how this must have looked to someone. This lady even took pictures with her camera phone. Yes, the snake was just chillin in our bumper. We had driven all over town with her there. I think I will notify GMC and tell the our car is not only comfortable for our family but lso our snake.