Sunday, December 31, 2006


Good year for everyone. I was trying to think of an amazing poetic post to end the year with. But that is not easily forthcoming so I will briefly recap events for everyone in the family.


Jon finished his two years at Grant Macewan with an accounting diploma. He began working for Canada Revenue training as an auditor. He is enjoying his job and really getting into the swing of it. He continued getting into dragon boating this year and Joined a new team that took him to a couple of new meets including one in Sylvan lake and one in Kewlona.


Breanna turned four this year and got out of diapers (yay yay yay) she is going to preschool at the ymca and loves it. She is excitedly looking forward to kindergarten next year.


Ryan turned two. He has decided that talking may be a cool thing to do after all. He is still learning to form his words properly but that does not stop him from trying! We took him to a pediatric opthamologist because of a crossed eye and he got glasses due to farsightedness.


Skyler was born Oct 14 and has just in the last few days really learned to smile and those are huge things for a baby!


Well at the beginning of the year I was still working part time as a cashier but that ended in march I think. I was pregnant for a while but not anymore :) I took a photography class in the fall and I loved everysecond of it and am still enjoying taking photographs. I feel I have found a creative outlet that I can relate to.

We are excited for 2007 and the changes and growth it will bring so we shall se where we are in another year!!!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Ryans New Look

Thursday, December 14, 2006

New Life

This is a sweet potato that began to sprout in my cubboard. I left it to grow because I thought it could make a really cool picture.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Tis The Season

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Kid Logic

Breanna: Mom can we make these right now (holding the rice krispies)

Me: No we will make them later

Breanna: Can I have a marshmallow?

Me: No not right now

Breanna: Can we make them right now if you let me have a marshmallow?

How does this work does any one else understand this?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Skyler will be blessed this sunday and we will be having a lunch at our home after. We will be providing BBQ beef on a bun, with a potluck salad Idea.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Hating the weather

Loving This

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Breanna: Dad you need to push us in the swing

Dad: Why?

Breanna: Because that's what parents do for their kids!

Later on the swing

Breanna: Your doing it dad! Your doing what parents do for their kids!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

What is missing here?

This picture was taken on our way home from Lethbridge.

Things My Kids Have Eaten This Morning

  • Fruit to go that I had on my desk that I forgot about
  • Sunny D that they had left over from the trip home yesterday
  • Bannana Bread that I had made before we left on the trip (mmm still yummy)
  • Pringles left over from the trip home

Nice healthy breakfast huh. (lazy mom)

Number of times they have watched Veggie Tales: Dave and the Giant Pickle?
2 and counting.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Woo Hoo

The car has been fixed and Jon is now off to see what he can do to fix his sisters car.

Woo Hoo

The car has been fixed and Jon is now off to see what he can do to fix his sisters car.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Handy Hubby

So we are in lethbridge for the weekend. The kids are loving being with grandma and grandpa. And the aunties are especially loving being with the new baby. IT has been fun especially since the car decided to have issues once we got here. We are very grateful that it waited till lethbrige and did not decide to go when we got on the road.

Last night Jon and I were coming back from seeing "The Prestige" (excelent movie by the way) when the the power steering went and the battery light came on. We made it back to Jon's parents and he managed to steer the van into the driveway. As he looked under the hood he discoverd that the tension pulley had gone. It is a pulley that provides tension on the belt that drives the alternator, the water pump, the power sterring and some other important things. Basically with out it we would have ended up stuck on the side of the highway.

Thankfully It is something that Jon can fix by himself. Yay! He has saved us so much money on mechanic expenses since we got married. He has already got the replacement pulley we just need to get a bolt to replace the one that Jon had to cut when he was taking the pulley off which is a story in itself. Anyway hopefull we can get the bolt tomorow and get the car back together and get home tomorow as planned!!

So I hope everyone is having a good weekend in edmonton. And hopefully we will be home tomorow!

Friday, November 17, 2006

My obituary

'What will your obituary say?' at

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Lost in translation

Heathers brain: Christmas Eve is on a sunday this year

Heathers mouth: Christmas Eve is the 24th this year

Nikki: uuhhhh it usualy is


The other day I was changing Skylers diaper and I noticed something. He has rolls. You know those chubby rolly baby legs? Yup he's got them. My cute little newborn is getting big and chubby. It happens so fast.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Im the baby gotta love me!

He he. He is so cute.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Please dont shoot!

Kari-Lynn and I went to wal-mart the other day with Skyler. It was pretty chilly outside. When we walked in the door the greeter lady told us how happy she was that we had bundled up the baby she said:

"Some parents bring their babies in without hats or warm coats or anything. It makes me want to take out my mommy gun and shoot them."

She seemed quite over zealous. But I was glad I passed the test. I felt a little smug. (ok so I am a shameless glutton for aproval. I know, but hey that is another story)

We were together at walmart again the other night. It was cool but not that cold out. As we walked out the door I flipped the blanket thing over top of the baby but I was not too picky about it. Then walmart lady leans over the cart as she says:

"O thats not very well covered up!"

I said something about covering him up more before we went through the second set of doors. Then she asked to see a reciept for our purchases as we had not put them in bags.

Yup last time I was responsible this time I am a parent who does not cover her baby well and steals baby wipes and formula!


Hey did you know you can use blogger now to post pics directly. I just learned this. I always thought you had to use a photohosting site like flickr. Cool.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Kings and Criminals

Ryan was trying to sneak away from the table with his macaroni and cheese today I stopped him once. Minutes later he was at it again. I saw him in the hall way and told him to bring it back. He paused for a moment and responded NO and ran into the living room. I caught him just as the plate spilled all over the floor. As I was cleaning it up I noticed Breanna arranging her chair with a can of pop on either side. She said.

"Im the king and those are the servants that go by my throne"

My son is practicing for a life of crime and Breanna is having delusions of grandeaur. Hmm I dont know which to worry more about.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Good News Gourd Recoverd

Ok not so good news. I found a piece of it on the driveway.

Bring back Jack

In the last few days we have had a shovel and a jacolantern taken from by our front step. I wonder if our tennant insurance covers gourds. Hmm

Friday, October 20, 2006

Breanna, obviously a little botherd by the whole breastfeeding thing said to me the other day.

"We dont eat boobs!"

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Skyler and Waterloo

Skyler and Waterloo
Originally uploaded by bubblelady26.

Monday, October 16, 2006

What a cutie

Skyler 1
Originally uploaded by bubblelady26.

Skyler Paul Hill

Skyler 2
Originally uploaded by bubblelady26.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Counting Down

So Im at 38 weeks tomorow. This baby is a reality. Wether I am ready for it or not I could be having a baby almost any time. So make your guess. My due date (according to the ultrasound) is October 21st. Jon thinks it will be soon as the Braxton Hicks are becoming more frequent. I refise to have the baby before next friday though. I want to finish my class. Breanna and Ryan both came a couple days after their due dates so we will see. Any way leave Your guess for the date and gender in the comments box and the closest guess wins............ well pretty much the satisfaction of being right.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Breanna's Birthday so far as of 2:00

-Went to enrichment activity at church
-Went to xs cargo

  • picked up 100 dollar suprise holiday pay cheque
  • looked at tripod, decided to check walmart first
  • got new umbrellas for kids
-Went to dollar store picked up
  • paper pads
  • new paints
  • new crayons
  • go fish game
  • new colouring books
-Went to Mcdonalds playplace/zoo for special birthday lunch
-Went home

  • Ryan napping
  • Breanna colouring
  • Mom crashing


My little girl is 4. Holy cow. So far today she got a brand new pink backpack for preschool and is eating a lovely healthy birthday breakfast of apple crisp and ice cream.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Because thats the way it works.

Today is the first day of Fun Factory at the YMCA (their playschool) for Breanna. Guess what. She is sick. The kid has not been sick all summer and today she wakes up with a runny nose and coughing. Great. Lets pray for a cure to the common cold by lunchtime.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Just dont call me late for dinner

I have a new identity. Mompaa. Breanna just started calling me this. I tried to stop her at first because it really bugged me. Then I realized I was in a bad mood and just being a pain and I said ok. I thought it would kind of last a day and wear out. Not so much. She likes the name and it seems to have stuck. Although Ryan has not jumped on the band wagon. I dont know where it came from though, maybe it was on a tv show or something.

Today I thought I heard another kid calling Mompaa to their parent and deep down inside I thought. "hey Im Mompaa no one else gets to be Mompaa!"

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Ings Inspired by Nikki

Craving: chicken salad croissants

Anticipating: Having Breanna in play school

Playing: This fish tycoon game that is really starting to annoy me. Curse online versions!

Going: To a friends house tonight. Yay

Planning: A weekend away by myself

Dreading: My trip to the dentist in a couple weeks. Ugh


Wednesday, August 23, 2006


I had just put Ryan down for a nap and I was occupied doing something when he called out from his crib. Breanna informed me he was calling and I told her to leave him because he needs to have his nap.

Moments later Ryan calls again and I hear Breanna call to him in her most bigsterly tender voice.

"I know you want mommy Ryan but your big sister is coming"

I could have melted. Breanna went upstairs to his room. I heard the door open and Ryan moving around in his crib. Up I went expecting to find her in the room playing with him. When I got there his door was closed, he was quiet and she was in her own room. So I asked her if she went in to see him.

"Yeah and I made him warm with a blanket."

I peeked in his room and saw him lying down again with a tiny baby blanket across him.

Anyone who knows Breanna knows of her love for her stuffed Monkey. If Breanna is heading for bed and forgets her monkey Ryan will grab him and come running to the bottom of the stairs to bring her Monkey because he knows it is important to her.

They yell at eachother and fight a lot right now. Most recently Breanna has begun to learn the fine art of name calling. So far I have heard her call him. Dummy Garbage, little cootie and my personal favourite: scurvy bones. But in spite of it all I know they love each other. Moments like these remind me that yes we can handle the third baby that will join our family in a little while here. And yes they do love each other. And if I can just remember to hide the peanut butter for the next few years I might just make it through.

(if you are wondering about the peanut butter ask me again in a few years and I might be ready to talk about it)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

A pretend party

Breanna: You ate my pretend cake! Im going to bonk you over the head!!

Me: (thinking) She wouldnt dare!



Me: Why did you do that!

Breanna: He ate my pretend cake!

Me: Well dont hit him! Pretend there is another one! (or at the very least pretend to bonk him!)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Recovering From Surgery

Originally uploaded by bubblelady26.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Big Events

Ryan is having surgery tomorow. Nothing major. He will be put under but will likley be home by noon. I am nervous for my little guy. He does not know what will be happening but It is not something he would understand. Breanna knows something is happening and she tells Ryan not to worry that we will be there with him. Man she can fight like the dickens with her little brother but at the same time be so nice too.

Kari-Lynn may be having her baby in the next day or two. Unfortunatly I may not be able to see him right away because I will be pretty occupied tomorow.

Well here is to babies that come soon and surgeries that go well!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Mistaken Identity

Ryan walks up pointing at a picture.

"Daddy, Daddy"

To wich I respond.

"No thats not your Daddy, thats Tiger Woods"

I didnt see any possible family resemblance but maybe he did.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The ants go marching two by two....

Our house is over run by ants. I think they might be under the front step or something but I am not positive. They are everywhere.

I was on the phone with my sister-in-law last night telling her about our invasion. Breanna was standing right beside me listening so she pipes up.

"I like to make ants die".

Im not sure if I should be worried about this or not.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

A Puppy Dog?

Originally uploaded by bubblelady26.

Me and Jon

Originally uploaded by bubblelady26.

Fishin with dad

Originally uploaded by bubblelady26.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Over The Edge

Over The Edge
Originally uploaded by bubblelady26.
At least he didnt take my camera with him

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Near the beginning of our marriage Jon still had the camera he took with him on his mission. He went hiking in the mountains with a friend of his. Curtis took a picture of Jon who was standing by a cliff. Then he tossed the camera over to Jon. It hit Jon's fingers and rolled off. It bounced once. It bounced again. Then over the cliff it went never to be seen again.

Today Jon is on a day trip to Jasper with some missionaries. I let him take my camera. I instructed him very specifacly. NO THROWING THE CAMERA OFF A CLIFF!!!

So here is to a safe trip. Oh yeah and Jon I hope you come back too.

Monday, June 12, 2006

June Happenings

  1. Jon is working now and we are getting used to having a normal schedule again.
  2. Our washing machine broke down a week ago, it kind of makes me feel like a normal grown up. I get to call my first appliance repairman for my self. Not that I have not had to have things fixed before but this is the first one that I have to do all by myslef because the washer and dryer is mine and not owned by who we rent from. Until we get it fixed we are usining our little aparnment washing machine that hooks up to our sink. Since it is not in the basement I find our main floor is getting taken over by piles of laundry. I cant wait till that is over. Hopefully we will have a repair person in by the end of the week.
  3. Jon's laptop hard drive decided to die this week which is sad because I do not have all my pictures backed up. Many of them especially the old ones are on my computer but there are some that were taken since I got my new camerea that I wont get back that makes me sad. I have learned my lesson now though. Back your pictures up to cd!!!!! The lap top screen also has had some pixels going on the screen for a while so it has been sent off to get both problems fixed. It will probably be about three weeks till it is finished. Until then I am back on my dinosaur of a computer.
  4. I get my ultrasound In about 2 weeks yay! We will get our first look at the next member of the family. I have realized that although I think a suprise would be cool if they can tell us what the baby is, I will probably find out because I cant wait. Maby the baby will be shy and wont show anything.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


We took the kids to toddler time at the water park. The love it. The wave pool, the kiddie pool, the hot pool. One thing is for sure I dont have children that are afraid of the water. In fact if I did not know better I would swear they had fish DNA. Im sure they would grow gills if they could.

An outside observer would see Ryan in the waves and wonder where the poor childs parents are. The kid would stand in waves that would wash right over his head (by a good 6 inches at least). Out he comes on the other side all smiles and ready for the next one. Or he is diving head first again and again. The kid is crazy I dont know where he gets the chance to breathe.

Breanna is nuts. She has no problem putting her face in water. The problem is geting her out of the water. She likes to dive in swim around, come up for air for a second and is right back under water.

Breanna was playing in the waves and she lost her footing and a couple of small waves came one after the other. So I grabbed her and put her on her feet again. I said Breanna are you ok? I expected a couple of gasps and her to say: "yeah mom"... uh no, she looked at me and said. "Where do rabbits live" yeah the kid was fine. Maybe she already has gills after all.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


  • If we tell you we cant sell the display model when we still have the item in the box. Dont bre sarcastic and ask me if I want to come and set it up for you! HELLO of course we dont want to set it up for you that is why we dont want to sell the display model because as soon as you take that we have to put another one together! (ok maybe not me but one of the boys will)

  • Actual phone call

Me: hello xyz store

Lady: Hi I bought a scale and it is not weighing the way I want it to I was wondering if I could bring it back.

Me: (pause) there is a thirty day exchange if there is something wrong with it.

(this is the kind of exchange you joke about but seriously who would do it!)

turns out she needed it to be more accurate for medical purposes makes so much more sense now.

  • Chances are if the boxes are taped shut and there are signs that say "please do not open the packages" we actually do not want you to open the packeges. That is why we usualy put a demo item on display. No we are not trying to trick you that is really what is in the box. Oh and why when there are already 20 million open boxes of an item must you open one more!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

springtime in Narnia

springtime in Narnia
Originally uploaded by bubblelady26.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Its all in a name?

John Ducey Park - Telus Feild

Northlands Coliseum - SkyReach - Rexall place

The Convention Center - Shaw Conference Center

Capilano Drive - Wayne Gretzky Drive

Calgary Trail North - Gateway Boulevard

Fantasy Land - Galaxy Land

Klondike Days - Capital EX

Mayfair Park - Hawrelak Park (ok so I dont even remember it being called Mayfair but I included it in my list anyway)

What is with changing names? I still slip up and say names like fantasy land and Calgary trail north. What is summer going to be like with out Klonkike days? Its not like Im not good with change I can handle it but it confuses my tounge really. It is not like I decide to change my childrens names halfway through their lives or something.

Thats all I have to say about that.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

This that and another thing

  • Absolutly loving: Homemade strawberry freezer jam. MMMM so good thanks Nikki.
  • We are just waiting for Jon to start his new job at Canada Revenue. They are starting 8 of them and they all have to prove that they passed their program then everyone can start.
  • Im loving the weather I cant wait to get out and do some camping and picnics and stuff
  • I have been officaly arrested by some neigbourhood kids for "suspicous behaviour" apparently taking pictures of rocks and flowers is suspicous. Im under house arrest for tow days. I can only go out when they are at school. Yeah right. They keep knocking at my door and giving me warnings and stuff. It was funny at first but it might get old fast.
  • 24 and a half weeks to go until baby arrives.
  • and that is about all that I can think of that is interesting right now. (ok maybe it is not that interesting but it is all I have)

Fry guy

Fry guy
Originally uploaded by bubblelady26.
It is hard to get a good smile on this kid for a picture. He does this cheeze thing where he sticks his chin out and it looks so funny. I got this smile though by making snorting noises.

Flower Girl

Flower Girl
Originally uploaded by bubblelady26.
photo shoot in the back yard today. This is my favourite!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Breanna's Reaction

After Jon came home with roadburn on his face.

"Daddy you need to be more careful, next time use your brake."

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

wipe out

wipe out
Originally uploaded by bubblelady26.
Poppin Wheelies on his bike. It kind of got away from him and he met the pavement face to umm concrete. This is before it got all scabbed up. Goatee time for the next couple of days because shaving is no fun. Thank heavens for helmets and gloves or he probably would have had a split open forehead and road burns on his hands to go with the burns on his face!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Miracles of parenting

Breanna: I need a new brother this one dosent listen

I got down and explained that sometimes she dosent listen either but we still love her and we still love Ryan. I explained that she could help teach Ryan by showing him how to listen and do things.

Then the most amazing thing happend. She started picking up toys and said: "Ryan we need to clean up the floor!"

It was amazing.

It was wonderful. I had the awnser to all of Breannas problems.

I had finaly found the secret of good behaviour.

It lasted all of 15 seconds.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Breanna and Abby saw each other for the first time in about 7 months. I was interested in seeing their reaction as we had not told them ahead of time they would be meeting.


Breanna: Oh Abby Ive been missing you!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

To the beat of a different drum

I have felt the occasoinal rare flutter in my chest. Friday it was anything but rare or occasional. I began to take my pulse and could feel a definate disturbance when the flutter occourd. To make a long story short after 12 hours in an emergency room (9 of wich I spent waiting room) and a couple blood tests they sent me home and told me not to worry about it. Unless it happens with dizzyness or fainting or chest pains. Woo Hoo. I guess it is not abnormal to have palpitations during pregnancy. They just want to rule out other complications first.

So right not I feel like I have had the hiccoughs for 3 days. Mild mind you and in a different place they do they stop for a time and then they are back. It feels like my heart goes:

lub dub..lub dub..lub dub..lub dub.............LUUUUB dub..lub dub..lub dub..lub dub..lub dub..lub dub.........LUUUUB dub.

so im supossed to be trying to sleep right now but laying down not doing anything else they have become obvious to me. You know when something becomes annoying and if something distracts you it dosent bother you anymore? So you try to ignore it. It is like trying not to think about pink elephants. (dont think about pink elephants, dont think about pink elephants) you know what you are doing? Thinking about not thinking about pink elephants so in effect you are doing what?.......

Thats Right!!!! Thinking about pink elephants.

So as I left I asked the doctor: "if this keeps happening should I do anything?"

Yeah no only if I feel dizyness or chest pain blah blah blah.

I dont take my heart for granted right now. It is something you never pay attention too. Maybe it is just saying to me "Hello im here dont forget about me!" Im glad it is still working but it is like it is on a work to rule campagain rather then a full fleged strike.

So here it is. I LOVE YOU HEART! thanx for all the great work you have done all my life. You are the wind beneath my wings and I love you!!!

So everyone say thank you to your heart today.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A phone conversation

Heather: You should come to Edmonton for your birthday this year. That way you might be here when the baby gets here!

Tara: Yay!

Tara: Hey Mike (her husband) guess what Heather is getting me for my birthday

Mike: (in the background) what?

Tara: A BABY!

Mike: Could you keep that one over at her house?

Monday, March 06, 2006

Revisiting my childhood

I like to colour, it is relaxing. Having children one tends to have crayons and colouring books handy. Breanna got a Caillou colouring book from her grandma. Today I was colring a picture of Caillou looking at a fish bowl. As I was colouring the fish a decidedly orange colour I looked at the top of the page and read the caption.

"Caillou likes to watch the red fish"

Thursday, March 02, 2006

5 Weeks down 35 to go

Monday, February 27, 2006

Night 2

Much better. Ryan woke up but it was before we went to bed and was back asleep not long after.
He is turning into tempertantrum boy. It started when he was sick last week and it keeps hanging on. He hest mad and screams. ACK ACK. It is loud and screachy. Lets hope he gets used to the change and calms down soon. Anyway life is starting to settle. Im looking forward to after an appointment tomorow and I can have some chill time at home and nowhere to be for a while.

Still loving my new place.

Got a set of new phones. So now I can get rid of my one that does not ring and the one that does not dial properly. WOO HOO!!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2006


A big humongus thank you too all who have assisted in my move through watching my kids, watching kids of people who helped me, moving boxes, helping us get the truck and cleaning. We could not have done it without you!

Night 1

Kids down 7:30ish
Breanna up at 9:30
Breanna back down at 12:00 or so
Ryan up at 2:00
Ryan back down at 5:00
Kids up at 7:00

Long night. Kids grumpy today. After tomorow move is officaly over other place will be cleaned out completley.

Saturday, February 25, 2006


House moved. New house partialy unpacked. Old house needs cleaning, but that is a job for monday. Kids in bed. Phone transferred. Cable and internet set up. Chill time now.

Things I like.

7 drawers in my kitchen
lots of closets in my bedroom
3 bathrooms including one in my bedroom
fireplace (even though I have to wait to use it)
back yardish area
one door key
3 floors
anticipation of a full size washer and dryer of my own

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

4 days and counting

4 days left till we move. Still a lot of work to do, but we are not doing too bad. Except today was almost complete write off. Suprise we have sickness again. It seems this year has been a parade of ilness the kids always seem to be catching something. Colds, fevers, ear infections, coughs. Today we have the stomach flu. So far it is me and Ryan. Im pretty much over with it and I did not get too bad but poor Ryan has been afflicted with it on both sides, If you know what I mean.

I dont want Jon to get it, but if he is going to get it I want it to be now so he will be better by the time we move.

Here is hoping we are happy, healthy and packed on moving day!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Worst thing I did yesterday, and the dumbest.

I accidently went to work with Monkey in the car. Breannas bestest most faviorite stuffed animal. A matted and well loved gorilla. She always says she cant sleep without him but It has never been a problem because he is always there. Well last night it took her a very long time to get to sleep.

Breanna: Daddy can I make a wish.

Daddy: Yes you can.

Breanna: I wish that monkey was here with me.

Then she made another wish.

Breanna: I wish that Abby was here so I could play with her.

When I heard this story from Jon it just made my heart break for her. I wish I could bring Abby back.

Our cable was out for a significant portion of the day yesterday. It was for everyone betwenn 10th ave and 34th ave and between calgary trail and 111st. Anyway I am at work and I called home to check up and Jon said the cable was still gone. After I get off Im like oh no L O S T is on tonight I cant miss an episode of L O S T. So I call my friend to she if she can record it for me. Well she is busy and I get her husband, I leave a message about what I wanted and reminds me that today is in fact tuesday. L O S T is on wednesday. Great not only do I look stupid but it is in front of the friends husband..Yeah real genius here. Our cable came back on sometime in thie middle of the night yesterday,

At work, again

Two guys come through my till, very nice. They chat with me and the lady behind them. Moments after they leave the lady realizes that one of them has left behind his cell phone. We call out to them at the door and he comes back and picks it up. At wich point he drops a five dolar bill for the lady and tries to leave. The lady tries to say no to the small reward and chases the man out the door. He of course fends off the five dollar bill being shoved back at him. The lady wins and manages to get it back in his hand and tells him to donate it to an animal shelter or something. This all happend amid laughter and the best of intentions of course.

Hey if you are going to fight over it I will take the five dollars!

Later a guy comes through my till i have never seen before in my life. He is buying a DVD player,

Guy: Do I get a staff discount?

(yes I give everyoine I have never met a staff discount)

Me: Uh do you work here?

Guy: Yeah I work at the north store

Me: I gotta call Bobbi for that.

Guy: Dont worry about It im in a hurry it is so cheap anyway.

Me: are you sure?

Guy: yeah I gotta go.

I begin to ring through the purchase.

Me: did you just start?

Guy: Yeah what is our discount like 10 percent or something?

I start to tell him what it is but decide not to tell him exactly, the whole thing just seememd weird. I finish the purchace and he starts out the door without his reciept or change.

Guy: Dont worry about that.

Im not sure if he is talking abou the reciept or the two dollars change.

Me: Dont you want your reciept? (if you work there you should know you cant exchange without your reciept)

guy: Uh yes I guess I do.

He leaves. Ok it all just seememed not quite right, I dunno maybe he does work at the north side store but why wouldnt he buy the stuff there and why would he not ask his boss there about his discount instead of someone who dosent even know him at the other store?

Sunday, February 05, 2006

20 days

20 days to go till our anticipated moving date! Yay Im so excited. We are moving up from an apartment to a town house. So these are the things I love about the new place!

  • 3 floors
  • 3 bathrooms
  • fire place
  • back yard
  • eating area with linoleum in it (no more kids meal messes on the carpet!)
  • My own little driveway. (not just a parking stall we get a little driveway)
  • a door bell (ok that is what breanna is excited about)
  • a real size washer and dryer of my own! (once I buy them of course)
  • a really big bedroom with a bathroom in it
  • wall to wall closets in our bedroom. (I need new clothes to fill them all)
  • a park across the street
  • a place to plant some flowers
  • stairs!

We are planning to move on saturday the 25th I cant wait.

Friday, February 03, 2006


When I was single and attending the singles ward me and my brother and I used to drive someone to church all the time. At first we started driving him because the people who used to drive him were no longer able too. It stayed that way for a long time I think because he became comfortable with us. He was a little out of the way but my father when we were young would always drive people who didnt have a car to church so we did aswell. Sometimes it was annoying but really i didnt mind being a car pool. We drove Shane to church for a few years until I got married and I believe my siblings continued to drive him after that.

Shane had names for everyone. He would take your name and make some sort of play on words with it. When Jon and I were dating he became "Jon the toilet" another girl was "Jen the pen". For a long time I was "Hey Heather how's the weather". Well one day at work someone I worked with joked about how Heather and Leather rymed and called me "Black Leather Heather". Shane heard this sometime later. He thought it was hilarious and embraced it. Black Leather Heather was immortalized. That is what he called me from then on.

I remember when I was going through a tough time Shane could tell if I was having a bad day. He would write me a note telling me how wonderful I was and how he appreciated me. When he would do that I always knew that he meant it. They were so sweet and touching. Honestly I would be lying if i said he never drove me crazy because he did sometimes. When I think about it I cant remember many of the things that frustrated me but more of the things that made me laugh.

He would talk to anyone and try to cheer them up. He would laugh and joke with anyone. He would create a name for everyone. I kind of wish I rememberd more of the names he used.

I just learned that Shane passed away last night. He had epilepsy and had a seisure that stopped his heart. I have only seen him a handful of times since I got married. Im sad that I wont see him again for a long time. I explained to my daughter today that I was sad because one of my friends went to live with Heavenly Father and I wouldnt see him for a long time. Im happy as well because I know that is where he is.

Friday, January 27, 2006


Ryan Hill: aka: Ry, aka: Fry Guy, aka: Giggles
wanted for unlawful cutness betwen the hours of 1 and 3 am the morning of January 25th 2006. Beware subject is armed and dangerous. Subject will lick you or crawl all over you with out provocation. Subject will also steal all cookies. Keep all cookies under lock and key while this threat exists.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Happenings at work.

Ring Ring

Me: Good afternoon XYZ Store

Lady: I heard about your store from a friend what do you sell?

Me: We sell a whole variety of items mam.

Lady: Well, what do you sell?!

(what does she want a list of EVERYTHING?)

Me:Well we sell electronics like tvs and stereos, kitchen wares, telephones vacuum cleaners...

Lady: You sell vaccum cleaners?

(Whew I think I have distracted her from the list)

At the prospect of vaccum cleaners I think this was the point she decided it was worth it to come and see for herself.

Fast forward to the next phone call

Me: Helo XYZ store

Lady: Hi I just bought a phone from your store and there is a light flasing and it wont stop.

(um ok a light flashing hmm)

Me: Do you have an awnsering service that is telling you that you have messages.

Lady: no we dont have one of those. Do you know why the light would be flashing?

(we sell like 20 gazillion different phones)

Me: No mam if there is something wrong with the phone you can bring it back to the store with the receipt.

(flashing lights hmmm sorry I cant help you! Actually I got the impression it was something probably coverd in the manual)

Fast forward to last call of the night. at 6:01 pm

Me: Hello XYZ store?

Guy: Hi what time do you close?

Me: About 60 seconds ago

Guy: oh darn do you think you could hold it open for me?

Me: no sorry the tills are all closed.

(the last guy is cashing out as we speak)

Guy: Oh well good night.

yeah by the time he drives over does his shopping and we leave it woud be 7:00

Apparently today I am tech support. Information and Can hold the store open for anyone after closing. Actually everyone that called was nice about it but sometimes we just cant do everything.


I was eating my lunch from Arbys yesterday. I looked at the wrapper of my roast beef sandwich and I saw there was some cheese on it. Now there is nothing strange about that the strange part of it was there was no cheese on my sandwich or any other part of my lunch for that matter. Now where did the cheese come from? I dont think I want to know.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Size 3 and Growing

I noticed something today. Ryans diaper seems to be fitting a little small. This may not seem to significant to most but I have been thinking that he would never need anything bigger then a size 3 diaper. It might just be the brand we bought (it is one we dont get often) or it could be that he is finaly starting to grow some hips! Size 4 watch out!!

Oh on a similar note I had Ryan weighed the other day, 22 pounds. He weigs one pound for every month of his life.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Thoughts At 12:42 AM

  • What happens when you watch "West Wing" just before going to bed? Well when your 22 month old wakes up at midnight your half awake mind considders how this fits into his politcal agenda.
  • Once you realize that it is a toddler not a politican you begin to think about how toddlerish politics is.
  • You can always trust a bannana. As long as the color is right a bannana is always good. If it is over or under ripe or has bruises you can tell from the color of its skin. Not so easy to find a perfect peach or strawberry.
  • To bad politicans arent more like bannanas.
  • Hmm I cant wait for peach season. Mmmm peach cobbler.
  • Planing on going on a little trip in may as a belated 5th anniversiary celebration. Daydreamed of going to Mexico but that will probably wait a couple of more years.
  • Jon's Dad suggested a nice Bed and Breakfast in Canmore.
  • I always thought Canmore was in BC but I guess it is just before Banff when traveling from Calgary.
  • Time for my little "politican" to go back to bed.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Today Im working for my camera.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Lessons in Toddlerese

Anyone who has a child who has not quite learned to talk yet knows that they have other methods of communication. It does not take full scentences to get one's point across.

For example if you find yourself in bed being woken up by a 22 month old hitting you in the head with a plastic plate. You can assume he means:

"Get out of bed lazy mom and get me something to eat already!!!"

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Ryans Words

  • Mom: mom
  • Ha: hat
  • Waa: wall
  • Da Dee: Daddy
  • Bo: Book
  • Naa Naa: Banna or Breanna
  • Pa Pee: Puppet or Puppy
  • No: no
  • Miee: mine
  • Wa Wa: water
  • How: help
  • Gooeee: Hungry or cookie which is pretty much the same thing to him anyway
  • Mmm Hmm: Yes
  • Baa: Ball
  • Geigo: Deigo
  • Boo: Boots
  • Ma: Map
  • Ba pa: Back Pack
  • Gucky: Ducky

Friday, January 06, 2006

Its all about falimy

Mom: Breanna say family

Breanna: Falimy

Mom: no say Fam-i-ly

Breanna: Fal-i-my

Mom: ok say FAM

Breanna: FAM

Mom: now say i-ly

Breanna: fal-i-my

Mom: ok you say FAM

Breanna: ily

Mom: no YOU say FAM

Breanna: ily!

Mom: ok fine say family

Breanna: falimy.

I cant win this one.