Monday, December 29, 2008

Off Probation!!

Brent has survived the police academy, field training, and now he has successfully completed his probationary period. Yeah!!! He can now take a vacation day with out scrutiny. I am very proud of him. I think he is very focused and very brave. He is gone from the house 14+ hours a day. He leaves in the dark and comes home in the dark. He still finds time to give me and his daughter attention. Sometimes he doesn't even see her because it's too late and she has fallen asleep already. I love him so much. Good job Brent!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


This is our Christmas card. You can kind of see my new hair! (See below for details)
Ella chews.

And she steals. Brent had this in his hand and she snatched it away and stuffed it in her mouth as fast as she could! I happened to have my camera in my hand or I wouldn't have got this!

I have been neglecting blogging for a while. Any ex-cheerleader can tell you that basketball season starts out crazy! Well, first, Black Friday was crazy!! My mom, Ella and I all went together and it was so much fun. Usually I am scaling bins of video games at Costco, ducking under clothes racks and thieving $5 waffle irons from old woman's baskets. (Does she really need six of them?) I was a little more low key this year. Ella did sooo good. She loves shopping. A girl after my own heart.

Next, my little cheerleaders are doing so good!! I love them so much! About half of them work so hard and want to be good so badly, the other half drive me crazy. My captain Dani Swanson is a blessing. She is organized and a wonderful problem solver. Someone gets hurt and she already has a plan on how to fix it. All my sophomores are wonderful, I love them. I like most the freshman. :) I have two awesome stunt groups that are really good and one that is doing a lot better than they were. They are working hard to do their best. I need to have some pictures of them.

AND, I cut my hair off!! Don't be alarmed. It is at my shoulders. That is the shortest it has ever been! But it was/is falling out in clumps! Amy was very kind enough to cut it for me. I really like it. It is so much easier.

Last, it has been a year since my Granny past away. I keep wondering when it will stop hurting that she is gone. Especially that I am in her house now. I miss her so much. I sometimes call Ella, Ruthie and it is bitter sweet.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Brent had to work Thanksgiving this year. It was kind of sad. He made triple time so I got over it pretty quick. :) Anyways I thought I would write some of the things I'm thankful for.

1. Brent: He is a perfect match for me. He puts up with all my crap and tries his best to listen to me. I'm complicated, so I know it's hard.
2.Brent's job: Many people my age are poor. They are in school or just getting started in careers. I, however, am not!!! I love Brent's job and the security it gives us.
3. Ella: She is beautiful and healthy and I am glad I have her, even though she is text book case of irregularity.
4. My family: I love them because they ARE NOT PERFECT. They are crazy and honest. The are my best friends. I trust them unquestioningly.
5. The gospel.

There are other things that are vital to my existence and that I am also grateful for, but this is what is important. I hope everyone is excited for Christmas and has had a great year.