Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mr. Snowplow Man

Oh, Mr. Snowplow Man,
come plow my streets.
Last-minute shopping
I have to complete.
Yet when I attempt to drive to the store,
crazy people pass by me going 64!
They forget when you push on the brakes in the snow
flying into the intersection most likely you will go.
Here I have lived for over 10 years,
but driving in the winter is still my biggest fear. . . (s).
I know I put this off 'til the very last day,
but I am a procrastinator, what more can I say?
All I am asking is for a good plow and some salt
'cause if there are no presents it will be Mr. Snowplow Man's fault.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kazen's baptism. . . From July, oops!

If you know me, you know that although I have very good intentions, I am not very good at doing things, like blogging, in a timely manner. Kazen was baptized in July by my brother. He made the choice and the missionaries came and taught him. He learned so much from the missionaries. He really liked Elder Baker (center). They got a little competetive with basketball after the discussions. What a great missionary! Elder Eckols (hilarious!) is on the left and Elder Heaton on the right.

Monday, October 12, 2009

my daughter.. being well, my daughter.

just a little catching up from... may (: keshley, getting her award on physical education. Being awesome. the only girl in her entire class of over 300 students to win this award.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dusting of snow and Spider Bull

I live on the East side of the Oquirrh Mountains, just up against the base of the Copper Pit, and today I awoke to a mini-winter wonderland. As long as the snow stays up in the mountains, I will allow myself to think it is beautiful. It is only when I have to drive in it that it starts to wear on me. It looks like Mother Nature used a giant sifter and coated the moutains with a fine layer of powdered sugar. The clouds are hanging low against the hills and the temperature has taken a tumble from yesterday, a whole 40 degrees! My family and I were going to drive up the winding mountainous roads this weekend to enjoy the fall colors, and I am hoping that the leaves will still be attached to the trees so that I can have a reminder of our short-lived fall this year. Justin tells me this is "football weather," and I have to agree with him.

If any of you are interested, "Spider Bull," the world record nontypical bull elk that was taken right here in Utah, is on display at Cabelas right now. My husband said it is quite impressive! I just talked to customer service to find out how long it would be there, and he said hopefully throughout the elk hunt, but the owner could call at any time to pick it up. Take your family and get a look up close and personal of this beauty, I guess some might call him ugly, but he is still a world record!

I hope this post finds you all warm and nestled safely in your homes, and most of all healthy!

Monday, July 27, 2009

I hate mean people!!

Time for a Rant!!!!

My boys started football tryouts this week and the fields they play on are in a residential neighborhood. The neighbors are always complaining about the traffic and people parking in front of their houses (sorry, you don't own the street in front of your house!) For those that now me well, I am a rule follower! There was a parent meeting, so there were a lot of vehicles and nowhere to park. I pulled a little west of the fields saw a "NO PARKING" sign that had an arrow pointing to the East, not the West, so I parked on the west side of the said sign. I had been parked there for maybe 45 minutes. I could see this man and woman on their porch of the house I was parked in front of and they proceeded to yell at cars driving by to slow down. So my first thought was to avoid eye contact, because I usually make eye contact with pretty much anyone and smile. These people were different and I was going to get in my car and drive away. Mind you, by this time practice is over and my 2 boys are with me. The man asks me if I am a dumb a** and why am I parking in front of his house when clearly there is a "NO PARKING" sign. I said well, the arrow is pointing that way (opposite where I was). He says, "Are you stupid, do you think that means just don't park in front of my driveway?" I said show me a sign that tells me not to park here. He says the sign right there. I say, "No, that sign is pointing that way." He warns (threatens) me not to park in front of his house again (sorry, YOU DON'T OWN THE STREET!!!!) I looked at him and said, "Are you kidding me?" I was in utter disbelief that this idiot was harrassing me in front of my kids no less! So, I know I should have held back, but I told him to go to (that really hot place) and went on my way. Drove around the block, talked to one of the coaches, went by the house again just to make sure I was right (I was=o) went home filed a report with the city of Riverton and called a friend on the league because I know these people don't like this, but, HELLO, DID YOU NOT NOTICE THE REALLY LARGE PARK THAT HAS BEEN HERE FOR A LOT LONGER THAN YOUR HOUSE THAT KIDS PLAY FOOTBALL AT?!!! Whether you like it or not, there are a lot of kids that are playing football and their parents need someplace to park, and you don't get to harrass everyone that parks in front of your house AGAIN, YOU DON'T OWN THE STREET!!! IT IS PUBLIC PROPERTY!!

Thanks for letting me get this off my chest! I was so wound up I was shaking and I wished I knew me some Karate at that moment because I would have kicked some bootey!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The joys of T-ball

Jaggyr played T-ball for the first time this year and I forgot how fun it is to watch 5-year-olds learn the basics of baseball. If the ball gets hit to 3rd base, watch out because the guy playing 1st will surely come running to try to get the ball, along with the rest of the entire team. They don't get the "your spot/my spot" concept. . . a hit ball is free game for anyone! All the kids look to their parents for reassurance after they either hit the ball or field it, Jaggyr gives us the thumbs up each time, and we have this one kid on our team that just can't help but dance no matter where he is at. It is hilarious!

In Case you ever wondered. . . .

This is what Justin does at work, so you can see why I feel so bad when he gets home from a hard day of slaving away and I try to have dinner waiting for him on the table, along with the newspaper and his favorite pink fuzzy slippers!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Just a heads up. . . I just became a Scentsy consultant, so if anyone needs anything, please let me know. I am going to place an order in the next couple of days. You can go to www.scentsy.com/broundy to look at a catalogue. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

What is that ringing?

I was sitting at a red light yesterday when my phone rang. . . for some reason I thought this meant I was supposed to go through the light, even though it was still red. Am I losing my mind? I am going a million different directions and I need to get it together :o). I think it is this school thing. There is a reason we go to school when we are younger!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ella has hair!

Ella finally has enough hair that I can do something with it. Another plus side to this is that she no longer looks like she is from the 70's with her "baby mullet." I found this off of www.hair4myprincess.blogspot.com. She has some really cute hairdos. This is my first attempt, so please hold your criticism until I am at least a seasoned veteran. :P

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Test Taking

Can I just say that I have been out of school for so long that the mere thought of taking a test makes me want to cry! I took my first test about 3 weeks ago and got an 84% on it (okay, but I wasn't pleased with it. . . I know I can do better than that). I had my second test in Psychology yesterday on 4 chapters and I was so nervous, but I got a 90%! Wahoo! Much better, but I still know I can do better than that. I think I might make it through school after all, with my sanity intact.

So Ang, sorry I have not done by Tag "assignment," but I have been busy studying and trying to move Curves to our new location.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hot Buys!

I have to thank Keri for bringing this sale to my attention. . . It was amazing! I got all of this, 20 cake mixes, 10 tubs of frosting, 10 Grands biscuits, 4 shampoos, and 2 loaves of bread, for $27.62, plus I still have a $10 coupon to use at Albertsons (I was in a hurry or would have bought more). Woohoo!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

More Basketball

Kazen had his last game a week ago. He is so sad. He is such a hustler, all over the floor, and just an all-around good player. He is such a good kid, too! He is growing up so fast and looking more like a young man.

Daxon had a game yesterday after 2 weeks off. His team barely lost by 2 points. He did amazing this game, drove to the basket, got rebounds. He has 2 more games then his season is over. It is amazing how much they improve from the beginning of the season to the end. His dad made him get a hair cut (which I have to say I am very grateful for). He has had a shag for a long time and when I got home from school, I almost didn't recognize him because I could see his face! He is so handsome. His dad told him now he is going to get the girls.

Kesh's tournament started yesterday and it was a single-elimination tournament. we played a team that we were far better than. We were ahead 21-11 at the half. Kesh fouled out at the end of the 3rd quarter and after that we couldn't even get the ball over half court, let alone score anymore. It was awful! Her team should have won this one easily, but alas, it is not meant to be. She is going to try to find a really good camp this summer and get ready for the high school team in the fall. Her coach wants to get her to play with some college players and play at a higher level so she will be ready.

I so enjoy watching my kids play sports and am a little sad the season is almost over.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Our Anniversary

Tomorrow Just and I will have been married for 16 years! Yowza! That is a really long time, especially since we dated for 4 years before getting married. We aren't old enough to have been married that long are we? Now here we are 5 kids later and we have built a really great life together. We have such great kids and are so blessed that they are all healthy. I love him more today than I ever have. Justin can still make me laugh and is very unpredictable, so needless to say life is never boring at our house! Just look at the gift he gave me for our anniversary this year. . .

What a trophy! (I mean Just, of course)!

Happy anniversary Hun!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Daxon won a contest and got to take a friend and go tubing up at Soldier Hollow (the longest tubing run in the West). Anyone can enter (I think you have to live in Utah, not sure, read the rules). Just go to www.utahadventurer.com, click on the Win Big box, upload a photo or video of you doing something outdoors and that is it! They draw a new winner each month, so enter monthly. Some of the things past winners have done include skydiving, indoor surfing, snowkiting, just to name a few. Dax had a blast and it was so easy. Afterwards they went to Costa Vida to have dinner with the owner.

I love anything free and enter every contest I can find so I wanted to share this with you!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Monster Flakes

This was a snowstorm that we thought was going to get rid of the haze. . . not! The flakes were huge and the kids couldn't help themselves!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


I am officially a college student. . . again! This time I am serious about it and I will get my degree. I am not quite sure in what yet, but I am leaning towards radiation therapy or ultrasound, possibly nursing. I really need to make sure that it is something I really want to do first. I am starting out slowly, 6 credits now, doing 1 online class and I have a Saturday class. I figured I had better ease back into the swing of things, and with all the reading and excercises I have had so far, I am very glad I only took 6 credits. I started helping out with Kesh's basketball team this last week, as the coach is there by herself a lot of the time. I have enjoyed it so much. The first day I "had" to play because they were short on girls, and I had a "ball."

Monday, January 5, 2009

Kesh's "official" first game

The rest of her team has already played 1 game, but Kesh had to sit anxiously on the sidelines because she sprained her ankle at practice the night before their first game. She was an emotional mess! While we were in the doctor's office he was manipulating her ankle and she started crying, so he thought he had hurt her, but she was just crying because she would not be able to play the next day.

This last Saturday she got to play and she got to start. She did awesome! 2 fast breaks, one they counted the basket and she made the freethrow. Numerous steals and rebounds. She is an animal on the basketball floor! She certainly doesn't get that from me, it must be from her father! What a joy to watch! It was almost a complete shut out on the other team, but one of their players made a freethrow. The final score was 27-1.