Friday, August 29, 2014

That was...Unexpected

What I thought would be a normal Friday turned into something quite different. Rick woke me just before my alarm went off to ask for help. I jumped up and saw what he was referring to....a puddle under our window sill on the carpet. My first thought, not having woken up entirely yet was, did one of the kids squat and pee in our room? That thought lasted a mili-second seeing that it was much larger and extensive as my feet felt it the moment they touched the floor. It was all the way to the end of our dresser-spongy, wet carpet.
Rick was filling up buckets and dumping them out. I helped him as he handed the buckets up from the window wells. We made a chain with two buckets, I dumped the water onto the grass as he filled up the next bucket. We did this for twenty minutes before Rick had to leave for work. We found a drowned tarantula, a friendly frog and a dead mouse among the buckets of water we had been sloshing around and scooping out.
I dropped Lizzie off and went to tell my mom. She had no idea. I didn't quite understand why our basement had flooded because it hadn't rained last night but when my mom heard, she knew exactly what it was- My dad had left the dripper-system on all night.
The handy man at the school was listening while I explained to my mom and generously offered to lend us the school fans. I was so very appreciative.
I went straight home and started on the craziness. My super cleaning self kicked into high gear and I was secretly thrilled to have an excuse to deep clean my bedroom and the kids room. I have been meaning to clean under my bed for so long and was tickled when I pulled up my mattresses and got to work. The funny thing was that it wasn't bad. It took me no time at all to clean it up. I guess I thought I was a dirtier person than I really am. Or maybe it's that I have a great imagination and I let it run wild the last ?? months. In that time I had pictured thousands of spiders and creepy crawling things among a dozen or so (missing) binkys and a few random misplaced objects but it was mostly just dust bunnies, one binky, Rick's scriptures and the lining from the bottom of our box springs. The old family cat used to climb inside and pulled the lining off of the box spring-just another thing I had planned to fix and NOW could-Wahoo! Seriously, I'm not being sarcastic when I say this- I was really excited about fixing it.
My dad came home soon after I pulled out most of the furnishings from the rooms. He helped with the rest and started sucking the water out with the carpet shampoo-er my mom recently invested in-looks like it was a good investment. We sucked out about 3 gallons of water from the kids room and probably double that from my room-- A LOT of water! Call us Redneck but we needed more weight on the shampooer to help suck the water out faster and better and so we hooked a bunch of my weights on to the top of it... Laugh all you want, it did the trick and saved us a heck-a-lot of time.
I figured I'd clean some more while I was at it and cleaned baseboards, windows, walls, and doors. You wouldn't believe all the boogers I wiped off the kids room walls-A disgusting habit I'm trying to kick Lincoln of. Honestly, I'm just glad he doesn't eat his boogers. I just wish he liked wiping them on toilet paper instead of the walls.
Once that was finished, it was time for Lunch. Yep, all of that before noon.
My back is aching and it looks like we'll be finding someplace else to sleep tonight but no worries. I'm sure everything will be back to it's usual placements soon enough.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Corn Fest Tournament

We played in the corn fest tournament this last weekend and it was crazy to say the least. There were a series of events that made it a day to not be forgotten. Starting with a player calling me to say she was sick and wouldn't be there. Five minutes into the first game of our first match, my mom rolls her ankle and is out for the entire tournament. We found a couple players to fill in but through no help from me because every person I knew was already playing or busy with other things. We played with Four and played well but still lost A LOT of games. It was a long day and we finally got some more of our players there, but that only meant we got to play a couple games with a full team before one more player rolled her ankle and swelled up like a balloon-craziness!! Our team was cursed and dropping like flies. I hurt my hip out of my own stupidity and felt like rolling over and dying but we played out the pool play and went on to the losers bracket with five players. This meant we would have to have the "Ghost rule" enforced which is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of but whatever. We played our way up to the championship game and would've won it had it not been for the ghost rule. It didn't matter. We played an awesome victorious game against our rival team and it was enough for me having just beat them. I went home happy, exhausted and only slightly bruised, burned and blistered. A Great Day in my books.


I made up a collaboration of lines from lyrics of songs I've been listening to lately. Just for fun and out of boredom, I suppose. For me it's not about the music artist so much but about the lyrics and the beat. I like all kinds of music and for me, like most people, there are songs that remind me of certain phases of my life. It's usually pretty fun to listen to an oldie and be reminded of a certain someone or certain time. I would say Yellow card and Black eyed peas were the main ones I'm reminded of when thinking back to when I was dating Rick.

Right from the start
you stole my heart
I never thought that you would be the one to hold my heart
but you came around and you knocked me off the ground

Your words in my head
You build me up and then I fall apart
I can take so much til I I've had enough
leave my heart open but it stays empty for days
Anywhere I would've followed you

I learned to live half alive
I have died every day waiting for you
Darling don't be afraid
I have loved you for a thousand years
love you for a thousand more
every breath, every hour has come to this
I never truly loved til you

In another life
I would be your girl
I can be your everything
In another life
I would make you stay
So I don't have to say
you were the one that got away
whats past is past

I should've told you what you meant to me
because now I pay the price
A girl like you is impossible to find
Say you won't leave for the rest of my life
You put your arms around me and I'm home

breath me in
I'm yours to keep
Tonight will be the night that I will fall for you over again
Tonight you belong to me

Say something I'm giving up on you
I'll be the one you want if you want me to
I'm bulletproof
nothing to lose
fire away; fire away

Although we're apart
You are a part of my heart
We tell stories and you don't know why
I'm coming off a little shy
but I do. I do.

Hold your breath
I believe it's easier for you to let me go
I hope that you see right through my walls
I can't decide if I'll let you save my life or if I'll drown
I'll never let our love get so close

We're not broken just bent
and we can learn to love again
So, this is me swallowing my pride
standing in front of you saying
I'm sorry for that night

How does a broken heart get back together when it's torn apart?
I'd go back and change it but I can't
freedom aint nothing but missing you
wishing I realized what I had when you were mine.

Being the way you are is enough
You light up my world like nobody else
you may be better than all the rest
Sure would be prettier with you

Do you feel the way I do right now?
I will make sure to keep my distance
Say I love you when your not listening
How long can we keep this up?

Could you guess any of the music artists or songs from these lyrics??

I think I'm missing Rick a lot while he's away on his five day hunting vacation. I'm thinking I will never let him leave me for that long again-but that's what I said the last time he did this same thing. Anyway, It's silly I know, but Can't wait for this guy to get home.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


I have always had a special connection with the rain. I love running in the rain, playing in the rain, dancing in the rain, ANYTHING rain! The kids and I played in the rain the other day and it was just too much fun! The thunder storm was awesome, the sky was beautiful and the smells of everything sweet and clean made for a perfect day.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Time for an Update?

Is it time for an update? I don't know that there is much to update on... let me think.
Well, for starters, you are being bombarded with post now because I have been saving them. I was hoping to find my camera and put pictures with my posts but it looks like it may be lost forever. Just in case I do find it, I'll be sure to back post some pictures. I think most of the pictures I had on my camera were from the Snodgress reunion so we'll just start from here. I have been taking pictures with my phone for now and so I have a couple from Lizzie's first day back to school which were in the last post and I have a bunch more from my phone of the little things we've been up to, but before I start throwing random pictures on here:
* Rick got his bagpipes, Finally. I will have to post the very first time he attempted to play them because it was kind of comical but not in the I'm-going-to-make-fun-of-you kind of way but just funny enough because Penny was in the room and didn't know what to think. It took her all of one minute to start crying. She is more used to the sound now so we don't get the same reaction from her. In case you were wondering.
*Rick also got a new calling in the ward. He is now the Assistant ward clerk.

*I have been doing some scrap booking because I'm thinking I will use up what I have left and then retire my scrap booking days. It's all about digital scrap booking now so I think it will be that from here on out but I am still scrap booking things I had laying around already and the things that can't be digitally replicated-children's Art work and such. I have been organizing and trying my darndest to not go insane on a daily basis. We are outliving the basement and it brings a lot of frustrations for me from time to time. Normalcy would be a nice thing to have in my life but since it's Everything but Normal, I am just doing what I can. We have some plans in the works but I won't go into it because I don't know the when? where? whats? IF's and But's about any of it yet. We are close but not close enough yet....Come October, I may have more to update on. For now, It's just life-crazy, fun, hectic life we all absorb ourselves in.
*I am back to playing co-ed volleyball once or twice a week and then I will be starting the grass league soon. I miss running. I haven't ran since the midnight 5k. I have had some knee problems and I have been very hesitant to start up again. I do miss it though and think about it often, especially on perfect running days...or rainy days. I love running in the rain!

Okay, so we went to the Children's museum in St. George...Finally! I have been meaning to take the kids for so long and we finally did it thanks to my sister for coming up with the idea and making us all join her. The kids had a blast and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit too.

Also, the kids were going stir crazy one day, so I made them a mud bath and they loved it! It was outside in the sand pit. They were covered from head to toe and it was fun for me to watch and take pictures- I really enjoy it when they are having fun.
Aside from the nasty Flu we all had, there hasn't been much else happening... For now.