Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Little Random Post

It hasn't seemed like there has been much to blog about lately. I am getting really tired of the snow and cold. This winter is lasting forever. I still miss those mild Southern Nevada winters.

I do have a little bit of good news though. The ranch that laid Dustin off last October has hired him back. As of next Friday I will no longer be a single mom. I am so excited but I am trying to contain it because I don't want to jinx it. I tried not to really let myself think about it too much, but it has been really hard on us with him gone. If we had family around to help it would have been easier but it has just been Dalley and me these last few months, along with the most amazing babysitter ever. I was so blessed when I found Teresa. Not only is she so accommodating Dalley also loves going there I can tell that she genuinely likes him too. It is nice to have someone so amazing to help me out. That's not taking anything away from Heidi. She was and still is pretty amazing. She babysat Dalley basically as a favor and did it way longer than she really wanted to.

I am pretty excited for a little stress relief and to have a normal life where I go to bed with my husband every night. How cool is that going to be?

So here are a few random pictures of the Dalley bug. I haven't even taken very many pictures lately but his birthday is next week so I am sure an overload will be coming.
It seems like my babe always has a dirty face, this smile was too sweet to pass up

One Saturday morning we went up to Panguitch to pick up my new elliptical and to go out for breakfast. Dustin had Dalley all duded up. The waitress at the restaurant told me he was the cutest thing she had ever seen.

Another picture of my little cowboy

I thought this was so funny. One night I put Dalley to bed and he didn't want to stay in his own bed so he was crying. I told him he had to stay in his room and I went into the living room to do some stuff. He finally cried himself to sleep. I went back to check on him and he had passed out in the hallway. The thing I thought was the most funny though was that even in his distraught state he had to stop and put his boots on. This kid is very obsessed with boots.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Weekend Re-cap

I finally have my little munchkin butt home! He spent last week with my parents. I missed him a lot but I know that he had a great time with grandma and grandpa. He even got to drive the truck while my dad fed cows. He thought that was pretty cool. My dad said he stood up there and held the steering wheel like he was really driving. I started "driving" for my dad when I was his age too. He would bug my dad as soon as he got home to go out and do chores. What a good kid. I was so happy to see him. It was pretty lonely being without both my boys for a whole week. Dustin was able to come home on Thursday night. The first week of the month he has school so he gets the weekend after that off. Because he has been working so hard lately, I decided to plan a quick trip to Mesquite, so he could just relax and not worry about anything at home or helping out on the dairy. He got home Thursday night and we went to eat at our favorite restaurant in Marysvale Canyon called Hoovers. They have really really good food. My favorite is the scones even though it is kind of gross watching Dustin dip his in ketchup. Yuck!

Dustin's dad was in the hospital in St. George again. A few weeks ago he had most of his left leg amputated and it was healing very well. They ended up having to go back in and cut more of his leg off. We went down to visit him. He was funny, cause he had a toy fan with a sucker on it, that he had to show us because he was saving it for his "little buddy". Dalley know grandpa Dahl is always good for some candy.

After the hospital we headed to Mesquite. It was fun being there without Dalley, even though we missed him. I had forgotten what it was like to spend time with Dustin without Dalley in tow. We went to some stores and did some shopping. Dustin played a few slots then we headed for the arcade. I whipped him in skee ball, but he beat me at air hockey. I must be losing my touch because I used to be really awesome at air hockey. Around 8:00 Anne and Chizel showed up and that is when the fun began. We went and had some great seafood at the Virgin River buffet. Then Chizel taught Dustin about playing at a 21 table. Dustin got into it until I made them quit so we could go bowling. We had a really good time and we all were terrible bowlers. I think that made it more fun though. After bowling Dustin and Chiz went back to their table and Anne and I checked out a few more slot machines.

It was a much needed weekend of relaxation, thanks to Anne and Chiz for going with us and thanks to mom and dad for guarding Dalley for the week.

My handsome husband trying to figure out his new cell phone.

I was pretty proud of my $11 win

Anne showing up to her room

This is the picture that almost got me kicked out of the casino, apparently you aren't allowed to take pictures in a casino. An old lady who was a frequent gambler came over and told me not to take any more pictures or I would get thrown out.

The boys showing off their sexy bowling shoes. I am so not used to seeing these guys in anything but boots. They looked weird in shoes.

Chizel in action, he perfected a butt pump that helped him with his shot

Dustin in action, what a cute little hiney he has

Anne got fed up with guttering so she decided to try her hand at the granny shot

The final score, it was a hard fight, but Chizel beat me by one. We were obviously not the best crew of bowlers since none of us even broke 100

This is Chiz's pose he strikes when he does something good

Dustin's pose was slightly different