Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I am thankful for the wife who says it's hot dogs tonight, because she is home
with me, and not out with someone else.
For the husband who is on the sofa being a couch potato, because he is home
with me and not out at the bars.
For the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes because that means
she is at home, not on the streets.

For the taxes that I pay because it means that I am employed.

For the mess to clean after a party because it means that I have been surrounded
by friends.
For the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat.

For my shadow that watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine.
For a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need
fixing because it means I have a home.

For all the complaining I hear about the government because it means that we have
freedom of speech.
For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means that I
have been blessed with transportation.
For my huge heating bill because it means I am warm.

For the lady behind me in church that sings off key because it means that I can hear.
For the pile of laundry and ironing because it means I have clothes to wear.

For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been
capable of working hard.

For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I am alive.

I found this on my friend Kelles blog and thought that it was such an amazing quote! I
always see my friends and family buying new houses, and clothes and cars and having high paying job and I often find myself getting caught up in all of those wordly things and wishing I had them. But the most important things in life aren't things, its the small blessings that really matter. I have a husband that I love more than anything and he loves me the same and I get to be with for time and all eternity...that is what matters most and I am thankful for that!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

One of my million OCD lists

So.. Jeremy likes to make fun of me because I love to make "To do List's". I always have at least 3 0r 4 of them laying around my house and they are all only half way done. I decided to make a this and actually finish it. These are all of the things that I need to do in the next couple of days!
1. Get a Job
2. Exercise morning and night everyday
3. Bleach my teeth
4. Color my hair
5. Set up my hair apppoitment
6. Pay the bills
7. Order my permanent cosmetics stuff
8. Do the dishes
9. Finish the laundry, that has already been a week long project!
10. Finish all of my windows and doors
11. Clean out my garage
12. Study for school
13. Go to a job interview
14. Take at least 2 tests for school this week
15. Go down to weber and sign up for my classes
16. Tell jeremy how much I love him EVERYDAY!
17. Buy some of those really cute crochet headbands
18. Go grocery shopping...which has is own long list
19. Play with our dog
20. Softball game
21. Figure our how to do the grocery coupon shopping

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

99 Things I have done

To participate just copy and paste in your own blog, and bold all of the things you have done.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Ran a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38.Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car.
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life.
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Thursday, April 30, 2009


So this past week, while my parents were on a business trip to London, England, I got to babysit my two sisters Kori and Kim for 10 days. Kim is a junior in high school and really busy so she isn't home much so you really don't need to babysit her, but Kori is in 5th grade and busy as ever! She has multiple things every night of the week. I was so glad that my mom asked me to watch the kids while she was gone because she usually has my grandma and aunts watch them so I was really excited because I have never watched them for that many days and I honestly didn't think it would be that hard...boy was I wrong! Being a mom to two teenage kids is HARD work! I have no idea how my mom or any mom does it, specially when she had 4 of us at home! You have to juggle going to work, getting the kids up and off to school, making sure they are to softball practice, piano, softball games and play practice, cooking dinner everynight, keeping the house clean, taking care of your husband, making sure their homework is done, make sure they did their reading for the day,planning your lesson for sunday, taking care of the dogs and farm animals, and laundry ( I'm sure I missed a few other ones too). I never realized how stressfull and hard it is to be a mother. Not that Kim and Kori are naughty, hard to take care of kids either, they are wonderfull kids! Its like that country song Mr. mom, I honestly don't know how they do it and have any time for their selves. During the middle of the week I told Jer that I am never gonna have kids, he then reminded me that kids dont go from little bundles of joy to busy teenagers over night and you slowly get use to all the hussle and bussle, which is true. But I just wanted to let all of the mothers out there, specially my mom, how much I look up to you and how greatfull I am to you! My mom could have easily said we could only take one dance class or only play sports so she could have more time for herself, but she NEVER did. Us kids did every single activity we wanted we did dancing, piano, multiple sports, voice lessons, traveling leagues... everything! And never once did I hear my mom complain about never having time for herself...NEVER! I am so greatfull for my wonderfull mom and her letting me watch the kids so that I could see how much mothers do for their children. Dad don't think I forgot about you, I am very greatfull for him as well. Without all of the time he has spent helping with things and also for working hard at work and making it financially possible to do all of the things I was able to do while i was growing up. I know that I wouldn't be who I am today if it wasn't for my mom and dad being so un-selfish and letting me be involved in all of the things I have been. I love you mom and dad!!

Storman Norman

Norman George Rudd(December 16, 1936 - October 24, 2008 Fielding-On a beautiful fall morning, Norman George Rudd, 71, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother uncle and friend, passed away peacefully at his home in Fielding with his family by his side.
Norm was born December 16, 1936 to Electa and Clark Rudd at their family home in Fielding. He was the youngest of five children. In 1954, he graduated from BRHS. On September 19, 1955, he married his high school sweetheart DeeAnn Wood in the Logan LDS Temple. Together they had 6 daughters. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in which he enjoyed serving in many capacities. He was currently a High Priest in the Fielding Ward.
He loved farming and ranching, learning the trade along side his father and brothers. Later establishing himself as one of the hard working farmers and ranchers in the Bear River Valley. He loved sports; participating, coaching, and watching his children and grandchildren follow in his footsteps. He was a loving and supportive husband. Dad spent many years serving in the Scouting program, many of them with mom as District Cub Chairmen. He loved to see and do new things, and to travel; always taking the scenic route. But, he mostly loved to visit with his friends and family - anywhere and everywhere - he considered everyone his friend. In addition, to full time farming, he was one of the first employees at Thiokol. Starting at an entry level position and without any formal education, he worked his way up the ranks and enjoyed a successful career as a respected Manufacturing Engineer. He retired from Thiokol after 35 years.
Norm is survived by his loving wife of 53 years DeeAnn; his pride and joy of his life his 6 daughters, JoLene (David) Nielson, Susan (Doug) Lish, Kelli (Mike) Rose, Patti (Gordon) Knudsen, Marsha (Ken) Turner, and Becky Hansen. 21 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren with one on the way, his sister LeOra Penhorwood, and brothers Oris, Evan, and Ross. Preceded in death by his parents.
I am so greatful for my grandpa Rudd he was such an amazing man and always made you feel special and loved. I love and miss you gramps!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I am a BAD mother

So I feel like such a horrible mother, I totally forgot to post a blog about mine and Jeremy's new baby!! We are proud parents of our adorable boy Gunner, he is the cutest yellow lab puppy alive!! We got him almost a month ago when he was 7 weeks old from a guy here in Tremonton. My family and I originally went to look at the puppies for my dad, who has secretively been wanting a puppy but wont admit it, and when we got up there only two puppies were left. They were just so cute Jer and I just had to get the other puppy. He stayed with his brother Cooper at my parents house for a few weeks so he could get the potty training thing down, we just recently took him to his new home which is out on the farm with our cows and chickens. He was really sad at first being a way from Koris new puppy westley and his brother cooper but he is now really liking living on the farm and just learned how to fetch his tennis ball!! Jeremy is sad because Gunner likes me more, when jer throws the tennis ball Gunner will never bring it back to him, he with hunt me down and bring the ball to me. But I hear that its normal for male dogs to like females more and vis versa, so who knows maybe another puppy will be in our future to make things even!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Food Storage?

Lately Jeremy and I have been talking alot about Food Storage. We know that it is very important and we really need it but its so hard for fairly newlyweds to have the space or money to get everything they need to have a good Food Storage. So we got this wonderfull idea that instead of buying all the stuff for our Food Storage we will produce it! So we recently have purchased 10 baby chicks and 3 baby calves! This is Food Storage right?! It's probably not what President Hinckley ment by food storage but it works for us. Now we get up every morning and bottle feed our calves and then feed them again at night. It's amazing how much closer it has brought me and jer to have this little ( soon to be big) project. The chicks have grown so fast and the baby calves are adorable. I keep asking Jeremy what he wants to name our calves and he keeps telling me that I can't name something that we are gonna eat one day cuz then I will want to keep it as a pet and never kill it. At first I disagreed but I am finding out that I am getting pretty attached to Cupid, Chet and Oreo.