Monday, November 15, 2010

Oops! I'm falling behind!

I'm grateful for the Temples around the world. How wonderful it was to be able to attend the Orlando, FL temple!

I'm also thankful for credit cards. Amazing how you can forget your park tickets and still get in, because you purchased them with your credit card!

Yeah for the spa! I experienced an awesome pedicure at the hotel spa. It was so nice to sleep in and then be pampered.

BOTTLED WATER!!! K, so I found myself dehydrated on the first day of the tradeshow. No Bueno! Luckily James and his co-workers are taking good care of me and making sure I am drinking plenty of water now.

Today I'm grateful for the end of the workday. After eight hours of sun, heat and humidity. . . the evening air is quite welcoming! Also having a good time with food friends and rides should pay off pretty well!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Two days worth

Ok, I missed yesterday. But there's a great excuse for that!

I finally got to bed at 2 am on Friday. Then I woke up at about 5:30 to get ready to head to ORLANDO!!!! The little sleep and flight sure kicked my tail yesterday!!! I didn't get a new job, I'm just here to help James' company with the Expo that's going on next week. So I'm grateful for his company. IMMENSELY!!! Airline, hotel, food. . . it's pretty much covered. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

I'm super grateful for the hotel hot tub! It was so relaxing and peaceful! It helped to whisk my headache away.

Pictures to come soon!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thankful Thursday. . Early on Friday Morning

So I should have been in bed hours ago!!! I'm getting there though.

On this Thankful Thursday, I'm thankful for my sewing machine and the little bit of knowledge I have to be able to use it!

The shirts provided to me to work for S&S did not look very becoming on me. Gratefully, Jenn came over and pinned them for me. Then I was able to sew them in a bit. They look so much better now! Thank you Jenn, Sewing Machine, and for the knowledge I've gained in order to put the machine to use!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I'm so very grateful for a happy baby tonight!!!!

We love you little tyke!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Today I'm thankful for parents (and grandparents) who give so willingly of their time. My parents rock! Last night they were our saving grace who invited us over for a warm dinner. After a long, cold, rainy & snowy day it was a blessing beyond measure!!! Today, James had the day off. He spent as much time with Haden as possible. They had a blast. Promptly at 3 this afternoon, my parents were here at the house to watch Haden again while James and I had dentist appointments. Seriously a blessing. Thank you mom and dad, for loving us and giving us so much!!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

What fun. . .

Today I'm actually thankful for 3 things! And many more, but I just don't have the wherewithall to name them.

1. Fantastic family who are always on the lookout for my well being.
2. The guts to say, "hey, that's not right."
3. Vaccuums

so 2 & 3 have a story behind them.

We went to close on a refinance loan to reduce our house payment today. The guy gives us the first page with the payment. I say, "That's not right. It was lower than that when we began the process." James and I come back home to get the paperwork and take it to him. We call the lender and find out it's that BLASTED mortgage insurance that is lot's higher than discussed. She checks with underwriting. . . ta da!!! My stupid credit, although very high, is one point from where it needs to be to get the lower rate. Well. Now we'll just re-do it again without me to keep it low. But certainly glad I piped up to say "That's not right!"

This is the better one. It brings a smile to my face to think about it. It's quite redneck. But hey, that's right up my ally these days!!! James & I were cleaning the house on Saturday. Working away like crazy bees! We noticed Sophie going crazy. That's weird. She doesn't usually go bezerk. So we moved the hutch which she was sniffing and whining at. A MOUSE! A MOUSE IN MY HOUSE!!! Unreal. Well Mr. Mouse got a way and slid through a tiny slit under the dishwasher. dut dah da duh!!!! I'm married to a Tibbitts MAN!!!! James starts pulling everything apart. He spots Mr. Mouse and starts poking at him to get him to come back out so we can catch him. James had me get the vacuum so he could clean up underneath the dishwasher. He's thinking, "If I can just get at him with the hose, he'll be trapped." James has me stand guard with the bowl to catch Mr. Mouse with. Well that little critter can scurry!!! I exclaimed, "he's right there! Right behind the black plastic!" JAMES TO THE RESCUE. Turns on the vacuum and starts shoving the hose around the plastic. I finally got frustrated and turned off the vacuum because I couldn't hear him. Out of the corner of my eye, I SAW SOMETHING MOVE IN THE DIRT TRAP OF THE VACUUM!!! Yup, Mr. Mouse. Been caught, alive! Quite impressive. My husband sure can redneck, Tibbitts jimmyrig anything!!!

He's turned into a bit of a softie though. Back in the day, he'd have killed the little critter. This day we decided it would be better to let him loose back by the canal. James said he scurried right through the water up the far bank! He didn't even turn back to say goodbye! Oh well!

Here he is. He's gone now. Along with my pride of having a rodent free home. I guess you win some, and loose some. :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

It just keeps coming!!!

Life. Don't blink too often. You may just miss out on something! Or it's just going too fast, no matter what. The important thing is to be grateful for your life! Mine goes really fast. It seems that so often I barely have time to catch my breath before we are on the run again. But how grateful I am for every moment!

Since our last post, we took a little family trip to St. George. I had a clerk's conference and James and Haden came with me to get away from home for a little while. It was so nice to just be together! Haden decided during that week that he was no longer a crawler! He was walking around a lot at Grandma and Grandpa's on Monday and Tuesday (Oct 18 & 19). He got stuck in the car for quite a bit on Wednesday, but on Thursday. . . we had to let him "roam free!" James took him to the mall and all sorts of places that he could just do his own little walking thing while I was in my meetings! It was so cute! He no longer crawls. It's really fun to watch him chase Sophie. Though I'm not sure she likes it!

We didn't take too many pictures. But we always stop in Beaver to take a picture with the large rocking chair! A family favorite!

Haden got a new pair of sunglasses too! He loves them. . . well he loves to eat them sometimes.

Yup, he's facing forward now!!! He really likes it.

When we got back, it was back to the grindstone. For the last two weeks James has been going to work early and staying late. It's been tough, but we managed. He's been preparing a few rides to take to IAAPA. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AMUSEMENT PARKS & ATTRACTIONS. It's a trade show! It's been quite exhausting. James will head out on Wednesday, then I get to follow him on Friday. I'll be working with his company as the "greeter." A free trip? Who could turn that down? NOT ME!!!

With all the business we were still able to fit in a fun Halloween celebration. Haden and Sophie were the cutest bumblebees! I was a 50's chick and James was "over worked and under paid," as he put it. :)

Included in that Halloween weekend, we received some fantastic news. . . TOM GOT ENGAGED!!! He's such a cute guy and we love his girl, Krystal. They are amazing together! We are so grateful that they have come into one another's lives. They bless us with youth and vibrance each time they visit! Krystal has a cute little girl, Krizlynn. She loves Haden so much and is very good to play with him. I'm grateful to have them join our family!

We're so excited to gear up for their 12/18/10 wedding!! Super fast, but super FANTASTIC!!

Now, I really didn't want to make this post too long, but that's what happens when one doesn't write for a while. This blog is more like a journal to me. It's actually the best journal I've kept in my lifetime! Yes, I may go on spurts where I don't write as often, but I always come back. Each day I'm thankful for so many things. This being the month of Thanksgiving, I'm going to say something I'm thankful for each day. Now that I've said it, I have to keep this goal. I don't like it when I fail. So, you should get more posts!

For the first seven days. . . .

I'm Thankful to have a job during trying times.

I'm Thankful for "Sistaz" who make me laugh.

I'm Thankful for extra hands to help me get the things done that I wish to.

I'm Thankful for Health Insurance and Physicians who can help heal us!

I'm Thankful for FRIDAY'S OFF WITH HADEN!!!!

I'm Thankful for MY hard working James.

I'm Thankful for the True Gospel of Jesus Christ.