Welcome to my little ol' blog. I'll be upfront about it: I don't blog very often any more. If you found your way here because you read my book "Trailer Life," have a gander! But it's easier to keep up with me on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I have this long, drawn out theory on why I'm a terrible blogger, but that is a story for another day. Enjoy the ramblings of my life from the last 8 years or so.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Girl's Camp 2011

This year, girl's camp was awesome! Some highlights:

  • No kids for a week. I love my kids, but I think we were in need of a break from each other with the stress that has been this summer. I am now enjoying my time with them after a few hideous days of what I like to call "detox." I can't wait to take the kids camping- now that they are a little older, it would be fun!
  • I got to go on the second year hike. It rekindled my love of hiking, something I haven't done in over a decade. We will have to fix that, and as I live so close to so many trails, it shouldn't be a problem!
  • We came home to a summer monsoon- thunder, lightening, flash floods, road closures... I need a 4x4 truck, stat.
  • S.H. v J.M. in a french toast eating competition. She won, 12-11.
  • I survived my responsibilities in the kitchen and more importantly the motivational devotional thingie I did. For an hour, times three. (I was thirsty the entire time and drank a lot of water.)
  • Lice. It was an epidemic of epic proportions. In 24 hours it went from a few girls having it to over 70% of the entire camp (leaders included). We brought the girls back from the hikes and they went straight to get their heads checked and then sent to the washing station. A sight I will never forget. They stopped counting how many people had nits...80 or so? Yours truly and Alexis V., who went on the hike with me and is very cool and has hair very much like mine, didn't get it. Whew! I came home and dyed my hair any way, because hair dye supposedly kills lice. It also killed my grays.
  • I got to hang out with G.G. and M.R., and that was fun because I hadn't seen them in awhile.
  • Cousin David. He's entertaining.
  • Ryan put a radio in the outhouse and when someone would go in there, he and David would talk to them. One of my favorites: "Hey David, someone just went in there, you might want to get out of that hole..." Only one person didn't see the humor, everyone else you could hear laughing from across the road.
  • I love Girl's Camp. The theme this year was great: Live Like you Believe, with bees everywhere. The sweatshirts were cute, too. I have two, because I get to keep Ryan's, and they are gray, so you will see me in those ALL WINTER LONG. You have been warned.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Blogging via email

I discovered blogging via email, and I love it! This, right now? From my email. Yup, because I really only use my iPhone anymore. And it's always with me. How awesome is that?

It's like...it's like... I don't know. So stinkin' cool, that's all.

Sent from my iPhone


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Kacy turned 8 and was BAPTIZED!

Ryan and Kacy
The motley crew: our family. Cherie made Kacy's dress, and Kacy loves it. 

Kacy was baptized June 04. Just about the whole family came: Grandma and grandpa Bunting, grandma and grandpa Sorensen (the grandmas prayed and the grandpas spoke on baptism and the Holy Ghost), cousin Caley sang a solo "Baptism", accompanied by cousin April, who played the piano the entire time. Kristin, granny M, granny S, uncle Dandy and aunt Nita (Randy and Anita), cousin Jennifer and Mike, Uncle Oscar, Aunt Jocelyn and the kids, Uncle Michael, Aunt Kendra and the kids, and Karen and Emma, Aunt Gaye, Lindsey, David, and kids also came. Did I forget anyone? We had friends there, too. The Stewarts and Hyers were there. 

Kacy was excited for her baptism. She learned all about how Jesus got baptized by John the Baptist, and why we should get baptized. She is excited to be growing up, and she is such a good girl.




Hours and Hours at Home Depot and Lowe's

We spend hours and hours at the hardware store.

This last week, we had one day where we spent four hours in Lowe's. The first two hours went by fast. It was the last two hours that nearly killed me. Three days later we spent three hours. We never walk in with the intention of staying that long, but then we have to decide amongst all the options versus what we want to spend versus what fits our style.

I now threaten the kids with a trip to the hardware store if they misbehave.


We Have a Bathtub!

We have a tub! The kids and I are enjoying it, and today, some friends gave me a late birthday/early housewarming gift of bubble bath and other bathtub things! (Don't forget the smelly candle- smells vanilla/carmelly...mmmm...delicious.)
It is deep, and it is awesome. I hate taking a bath where the water only comes up to your belly button, or you lay down in the tub so your are covered, but your feet and knees are in the air. So I didn't really take baths, ever. Until now. Now I can use my vanilla bubble bath (instead of the Axe I used in a pinch- hey I kept smelling myself!) and light a candle, and just relax. Truth be told, taking a bath seems like a waste of time, but I could get used to it. 

I'll just make sure I have my ipod music going with earphones so I don't hear anyone banging on the door.


I was able to go rafting on June 29 with Kern River Tours.  It was so awesome! The water was high and fast (and cold!) and I got to meet some girls I hadn't met before, except through blogging. I got to hang with some old friends, too. Nice!

Amy, Jenny, Jen, April, Marie, Carla, Lindsey, and I all went down the Gusto run of the Kern River. We had great guides (of course!) and an awesome lunch. Mmmmm.... good food made by other people... with no clean-up. 

All girls are invited to think about coming next year. Everyone had a good time, and I'm pretty sure the 8 of us, and anyone else, are going again next year. Come along! :)

Don't be Shocked- I'm still alive

The stars aligned, I got my act together, and I am blogging! I will be post dating some, and as I do, I hope to link it all for my grandmas to make it easier to navigate. (Hi, Grandma!)

Lots and lots have been going on, and I love being busy. I don't love all the sacrifices that sometimes have to be made, but luckily that isn't too many activities, but unfortunately it is sometimes people. I would like to be a little more social (who knew, right? Lol- as long as it's people I choose, I guess!)

In a nutshell: everyone is doing great, the house is coming along, and I just put mobile blogging on my phone so I'm going to try that out, as I have some pictures on my phone that would be nice to have on the blog, without having to sync my phone. Why is syncing such a pain?