Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dustin is Employed

So a couple of weeks ago Dustin started a job with Wadsworth Construction building bridges. We were very happy for him to find a job, but we were not so happy that he had to move to Moab to do the job. He has been gone two weeks now only coming home for a little over 24 hours on the weekends. It has been quite an adjustment for our little family. I really appreciate him doing it though, cause I know as hard as it is on Dalley and me it is even harder on him. We don't have to leave home and have our whole lives disrupted. Not only that but he is working insane hours, the first week he put in around 80 hours, and yesterday he worked from 7:00 in the morning until 3:00 the following morning then went back in to work at 7:00 this morning. i am not sure how he does it. I am very proud of him and I am thankful that I married a good man who will do what it takes to take care of his family. He has been offered an interview at the Aspen Ranch in Loa, to help with their horse program. We are hoping he can get it since it is considerably closer to home.
Dalley has been such a trooper. He loves his daddy and clings to him from the moment he gets home until the moment he leaves. He loves talking to him on the phone every night and he always blows him kisses, it is the cutest thing. On Saturday we went to help Anne clean the house that she just moved out of. Dalley was so good during the cleaning process. He ran around the house and entertained himself with a plastic mixing spoon and my shoes. He was a little grouchy when we were done and at lunch, but I guess that was my fault for not giving him a nap all day. All in all he is a pretty good kid. We are going out to Hiko for Halloween/Nevada Day and I can't wait to put him in the little horse costume that I bought him like three months.

Last month when we went to the cardiologist she told us that Dalley needed the H1N1 Vaccine, the regular flu shot, and the RSV Vaccine. I called our Piute health clinic and they had never heard of the RSV shot so I called our pediatrician. They said they could give Dalley those shots, but we had to have pre-approval from the insurance for the RSV one. I took Dalley to Cedar to get the other two shots. When I got to the pediatrician's office I thought there is no point in coming back for the RSV shot I will just pay for it and get reimbursed by the insurance. It costs $700!! I could not believe it. I told the nurse never mind. I never could have imagined one teeny little shot costing soooo much. I guess that is why I have never heard of this before, it must not be very common to get one. I am so nervous about Dalley getting some form of the gomboo this winter and spending more time in the hospital. I finally decided that it doesn't do a lot of good to worry, all I can do is take all the precautions and pray for the best.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Snow? Already?

So yesterday Celeste came over from Beaver and we went out to a place in the middle of nowhere in Kane County to work. The federal dirt roads in Kane County aren't maintained because of a dispute between the county and the BLM. Anyhow I was pulling a large enclosed trailer with a huge 6 seater side by side. The roads were so bad we decided to unload the side by side and just drive that to our different destinations. It was a good idea until it decided to snow. We were both dressed for Fall weather not full blown winter weather. We about froze to death. I couldn't believe that it was already snowing. I guess winter is here. There go my hopes for an Indian Summer.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Picture Overload

I haven't posted any pictures in a long time so I have a lot to post now. These are just a few random pictures from the last month or so. Also just a note; we took Dalley to the cardiologist and she said that he is looking really good. She doesn't need to see him for another year, unless he has other problems.

Dalley at Grandma and Grandpa Hatch's. He and I went out there for a week and we had a great time. Dalley is his grandpa's little buddy. Every night he would go do chores with grandpa. He was always afraid grandpa was going to leave him when I made him go put his boots on. he didn't like leaving grandma's house very much but he was sure happy to see daddy when he got home. I had a great time having one on one time with him. He is getting so big

Dalley always has to be wearing boots. Even if he isn't wearing clothes. If he doesn't have boots on he will go find them and bring them to me to put o him.

Grandma reading to Dalley. Dalley doesn't have a very long attention span, but he loves getting read to for a minute or two.

This is the tarantula that my dad brought home when we were in Nevada. It gave me the heebie jeebies.

Dalley and Dustin swinging at the park in Circleville.

Dustin slicked Dalley's hair back and when he put these glasses on he was a cool dude.

I was trying to take a picture of the Beaver Mountain on the west side of Circleville. It was really pretty with all of the changing leaves but my camera doesn't have a very good zoom. Now it has frozen so much the leaves are mostly gone. Circleville is surrounded by beautiful mountains.

Dalley playing with his favorite toy, baling twine.

Dustin is breaking this horse for a local guy here. Dalley and I went with him when he saddled him the first time. After he got the saddle on he of course went to bucking. Dalley didn't like that one bit and after that he didn't want his dad going anywhere near that horse. Every time Dustin would get in the pen with the horse Dalley would yell uh-uh to his dad.

I love this picture because Dalley looks so happy, but he also looks kind of old.

This is Dalley all duded up for church, I thought he looked so handsome.

This is his first shiner, he lost a fight with the kitchen chair.

Belle, Michael, and Dalley, I thought that this was a cool set up with the swing by the old fence and the corn field in the background
Daisy, Belle, Dalley, and Michael, I finally got Dalley to look at the camera and Michael had his eyes closed. This picture was taken when the kids came over to keep Dalley and me company one day. We had a fund day with them. Dalley loves his cousins.

Dalley loves his boots and he loves dad's hat.Another Sunday outfit that I thought was too cute. Don't you just love my pink bathroom?
Dalley got stuck in the toy basket

Dalley loves to play with my clothes and put them on. I think he will be really embarrassed around age 15.
I love how his hair flips out, I think I will cry the day we finally cut it. He has really pretty hair. The boys are always luckier than the girls in my family when it comes to pretty hair.

Dalley with grandma and grandpa in Cedar.

When we spent the night in Cedar, when we were leaving the next morning Dalley insisted on taking the suitcase to the car. He pulled it all the way out there. It was pretty cute.

Dalley in the Saddle shop over to Sorensen's. He loves sitting on our saddles. I have my saddle on a stand in the living room and he loves to just sit on it and pretend to ride.

This is the old saddle shop on our ranch. I took a bunch of picture around the ranch when I was home last night, because everything is so pretty this time of year.
This is a picture of the pasture, I love the mountains that border our ranch. I think they are very majestic. This is my grandpa's old shop
This is a view toward the corrals and the silo, looking south.

this is a picture my dad took out to Pine Creek by our cabin, this is the old corral, and a whole lotta rabbit brush. It is pretty right now, but I have spent a lot of time trying to get rid of the horrid stuff.

This is a picture of the old house, the cabin is behind the tree, it is in better shape than the house is and it is older by a lot of years.
Just an alfalfa field

A different view on the south side of the silo looking north.

Dalley giving his grandpa a hug goodbye, he was sure sad to leave them.