Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Most Terrifying Thing That Can Happen To a Parent

In February, I wrote the post about the second most terrifying thing. Today, the first happened to me.

Darryl, Rachelle, and Teagan came down for a few days, and today before they left we went to St. George for In 'N Out Burger and Barnes and Noble.

While we were in Barnes and Noble, Glade was running around having a good time, and Blake and I would take turns following her around.

Well, right before we were about to leave, Blake walks over and Glade comes with him. She keeps following him down one of the aisles, but he thought she had stayed with me. Neither of us thought much of it.

As Rachelle went to pay, I turned to Blake and Glade was nowhere to be found. She was gone.

We searched around the entire store. And Barnes and Noble is in the mall, so I was terrified she had left the store and was roaming the mall by herself.

Blake and I met up after we searched everything. Neither of us had Glade. Darryl then started to help, and Rachelle went around asking if anyone had seen Glade.

We decided to search once more, and she was nowhere on my route. Then I turned and saw Blake coming out of the kids book section with her. I was so relieved I couldn't even believe it.

When I had checked the kids place before, I hadn't seen her. Blake found her in a corner with a book open, just sitting and reading.

Now I guess I know that I should look in corners to find my run away daughter.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

No Love like a Mother's Love

There is no love,
like a mother's love,
no stronger bond on earth...
like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother, when she gives birth.

A mother's love is forever strong,
never changing for all time...
and when her children need her most,
a mother's love will shine.

God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one...
for all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they've done.

When her days on earth are over,
a mother's love lives on...
through many generations,
with God's blessings on each one.

Be thankful for our mothers,
for they love with a higher love...
from the power God has given,
and the strength from up above.

Happy Mother's Day to you all you future, present, or past mothers out there!

Especially mine!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009


At work, we talk about a lot of random things. Today, the website came up.

So, when I got home, I had to take a look for myself.

Below are a few of my favorite 'fails'.

Car Fail
Google Fail

iTunes fail

Road Fail

Toilet Fail

Trampoline Fail

Sidewalk Fail

Snowball Fail

One of the best ones.... Superman fail

This is a win... read the fine print

Brothel Fail. Also one of my favorites haha

Thursday, May 7, 2009

It's like we're moving!

So yesterday, on my day off, we took apart the crib that was in Glade's room, and then reorganized everything.

Now it looks like a little girl's room!!

So, now all we need to do is finish painting her dresser, then maybe paint her room. Pictures will be following this, as soon as I take the pictures haha.

But it is really adorable, and Glade is really excited to have her toys and stuff in her room now.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Kentucky Derby

My family has always watched the 3 horse races with a LOT of enthusiasm every year. It starts with the Derby (May 2 this year), then it goes to the Preakness (May 16 this year), then the Belmont (June 13 this year).

Even when we were in Germany we didn't miss this race. It came on at about midnight, but we watched it!

I missed the races last year because I worked at the girl's home, and this year it started after I got off, which is competely awesome.

So, to understand the awesomeness of this event, I need to kind of explain my family.

You know how people get excited about the Super Bowl and then NFL draft? We are like that with the races. We are always finding out the current standings of the horses and riders, and the second pictures comes out we have to skim those over because you can't root for an ugly horse ;).

This year a horse died, and 3 were taken out of the race for hurt ankles (one of which was one of the ones I wanted to win). All before the actual race! It was crazy.

SO, before the race starts, you have to stand and sing the song, then you watch the horses walk to the gate. This is where you pick your favorite horse. Now, my mom and I always pick the prettiest horse to win. My dad normally goes with the favorite, and I don't really think Clint cares.

My mom and I were rooting for #12, General Quarters. He was a gorgeous gray. His owner is a retired school principal and trained and raised the horse himself. Which is really cool! I so hoped he would win!

Well, they posted, and Glade climbed on her rocking horse and got ready for the gates to open. The minute they opened, she was running along with the horses and just having a ball. I was getting super nervous because General Quarters was in 10th (out of 19 horses).

Finally, the last stretch came. Every favorite and amazing horse choked. And the worst horse on the entire track, in so far as stats, broke ahead and was a good 30 feet in front of the show horse! (Win is first, Show is second, and Place is third).

It was absolutely amazing to see this! This horse is a nobody. His odds were 50 to 1 (if you bet on him, you made a LOT of money). His owner bought him for $9000 dollars, which is absolutely nothing considering you can get a "champion" horse for about a million. And he won the Kentucky Derby by a LONG shot.

On the top of the post is the horse, Mine the Bird, with his jockey, Calvin Borel. As you can see, it isn't a very pretty horse. But man, I am kicking myself for not betting $10 on him ha ha.