Saturday, April 27, 2002

Taylor's 6th Birthday

We had a terrific Birthday Party for Taylor Lyn! She invited all of her friends to Cinderella's Ball. As the girls arrived, they were each handed a feather duster and told to get to work "cleaning" the house. We had hidden stickers that each girl found and turned in for prizes. After the house was spic and span, each girl got to decorate her own birthday cake. They had lots of fun pouring sprinkles and making frosting flowers.

When the cakes were finished, everybody went in to get dressed for the ball. They all brought beautiful ball gowns to wear complete with crowns, slippers and gloves. Even Shaylie got into the party mood. We watched Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True, we ate cake, and played Pin the Crown on the Princess. Everyone had a great time!

Thanks to Grandma J and Grandma Dawn for coming to the party and bringing lots of fun presents. Aunt Anissa and Anje spoiled Taylor too! Thanks to all Taylor's friends for making this a special day for her. Please check out the pictures of the party by clicking on this link.

Happy Birthday Taylor!

Friday, April 26, 2002

Fixed up!

Jones Paint and Glass came and fixed our window. We also had them make us a screen door, so now we can have our door open and bug not fly in! We are very happy. Taylor is cleaning up the backyard, in anticipation of her party. Grandma J should be here around noon today, we always like it when she comes to visit.

Tuesday, April 23, 2002

An Unlucky Break!

Yesterday, Scott was out edging the lawn. Shaylie and I were in the house. I was working on the computer and heard a loud popping noise. I turned toward the window and it was completely shattered from bottom to top! (See pictures.) Scott and I couldn't believe it. We are assuming that a rock hit it, but since neither of us saw it, we don't know. It is very freaky. The guy came today to look at it and it is going to cost about $200 to fix. The deductible on our insurance in $250, so we are SOL with that. Oh well... we may also have to fix some shingles on the roof, since some of them are loose after the big wind storm we had last week. The joys of home ownership! I still wouldn't go back for anything.

Sunday, April 21, 2002

New pictures added

There was another fair in the Mall Parking lot. It was on Friday night. Taylor and I went. Here are the pictures. Taylor made a new friend at the fair named Madison and spent most of the night riding rides with her.

On Saturday, Taylor, Shaylie and I went to the Kite Festival at Sun River. There was lots of rides and stuff to do. Here are the pictures.

Saturday, April 20, 2002


A couple of freaky things happened this weekend....

First, I invited about 10 people to a Mary Kay party for Krissy and only one person came. It must have been a busy night or something, but Krissy did make some sales so I guess that's all right. I'm not used to throwing parties where nobody comes....Granted, I did tell everyone that I don't have any friends down here, but I was just joking. I hope it's not really true....Freaky.

Next, tonight, I made a pan full of Enchiladas for dinner, like I've done a thousand times before...and when I went to take them out of the oven, the glass Pyrex pan they were in just shattered into a million bits. It was really freaky!

Last, I finished my Children's Writing Course. Freaky!

Thursday, April 18, 2002

What a long week!

People are moving into the Cedar Building. Tonight I got the server updated so that it could handle the larger number of computers. Hopefully everyone will be patient with me tomorrow since I will have everything done by the middle of the day.

I have to meet my family again. I feel like I am visiting my house.

There is another fair at the Mall. This time it is all rides that I am known to get sick on, so I hope Taylor is tall enough to ride by herself.

Saturday, April 13, 2002

My poor Bikes

I went to fix Taylor's bike, but I don't have the parts to do it. I went to fix mine, and it turns out that the rim is bent. I just had a feeling those idiots bent it at the old building. They put all those dental chairs in the room while I was traveling for training and they leaned stuff on my bike. I wish there was a way to get them to pay to fix it.

I hate it when I get in a fix it mode and it turns out that all the work I did was for nothing.

Friday, April 12, 2002

All by myself

Tonya took the kids to Holden last night, so I am all alone down here. That is ok since I get to do all sorts of work here. Hopefully I will get some stuff done.

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Yea! I did it!

Yes, I have reached my goal. I started Weight Watchers on October 30, 2001 and as of the weigh-in tonight, I have lost 31 pounds (10% of my total weight when I started)!

I am very pleased with myself, as I never expected to be able to do so well, all on my own. At the meeting tonight, I received a keychain that is given to all who meet that first 10% goal. Now, I will try to go down another 10%, or 25 pounds. I am pretty pumped up so hopefully this excitement will carry me through the next few pounds and meetings!

Thanks for all the supportive words of encouragement from all of you! I appreciate and love you. Talk to you soon. T:)

Saturday, April 6, 2002

Cedar move part 1 done

The first half of the Cedar City move is complete. Unfortunately, part 2 starts next week. Oh well, part 2 will be easier. Then I can safely say that I will not have to deal with any more moves for quite a while, due to the fact that everyone I support will be moved into new buildings!

I installed Windows XP onto my laptop today. I really like it so far. My laptop has gone through several changes in the past few days, first I updated the wireless settings at my house, then I updated the memory, then the OS. So far, everything has been good.

Tried to talk to mom on the webcams, but could not get her to see mine, we will practice that when she comes down to visit for Taylor's birthday.

Wednesday, April 3, 2002

Cedar move almost done

Now all that is left is the mess. I have to clean up the training room and put away all the computers, but other than that the move went well. It may take me a couple of days to get the room clean, but that is ok. Lance and Ryan came down to help, which made it easy to get done. I really appreciate their help.

I think by the middle of next week, I should be done with this move, unfortunately, the next move starts middle of next week. Thrill.