Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This is what you all picture llamas to look like isn't it?? Innocent, sweet, almost cuddly! It's a LIE!!! As soon as we were off the bus, this llama (who conveniently wasn't tied up, or fenced in) came wandering over to this new group of "friends" to say hello. I followed behind us for a little ways, just content to be doing something different with its day. One by one the other kids peeled off from the group to go home, until it was just me left and I still had a long way home.
I wondered to myself, "Why am I so lucky? This llama could have followed any other kid home, but he chose ME!" As I was wondering this thought, the llama became increasingly interested in my backpack, so walked a little faster until it could stick its face right in my back. I started to get a little nervous. I mean, there's a llama riding my tail, that's not something you really train for and know how to handle! As the llama would pick up pace, so would I, until I was in a full on run with this llama still chasing me. It was so close to me that it's feet kept jabbing me in my calves. Llama feet are incredibly painful to get jabbed with......
Anyways.... I kept running until I saw a car in the driveway of one of my neighbor's homes. I ran as fast as I could and hid behind it. I was crouched low so that the llama couldn't see me, but I could see him through the windows of the car; he was looking for me. After a minute, he put his head down below the windows of the car, and I took that as my chance to escape. I bolted from behind the car and made a last sprint for my house which was about 200 yards away. As I made it out of the driveway I was hiding in, I cast a glance over my shoulder to see if the llama had noticed my retreat. It had.
While I was looking, the llama picked its head up, saw that I was running, and came after me as fast as it could go. My heart was racing; not just because of the physical exertion, but also because I was scared to death. I managed to run through my front yard, into my house, and slam the door just in time to see the llama stop with its face an inch from the window I was watching out of.
I called the owner of the llama and informed him of the situation. He was upset! I'm pretty sure he thought it was my fault, and that I had somehow provoked the llama into chasing me home. Boy, if he only knew....... After that I called my friends and told them what had happened, and they decided that was not something the llama would get away with. Another story for another day.........
3 joys, 3 fears, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 surprising facts, and 5 people to tag.
1. My husband, and dog but more my husband
3. All my brothers and Sisters....my Family
1. Big gross moths, thank goodness I have a moth catching dog!!!
2. not getting a paycheck
3. being a loud mouth...after all if you have read my blog you know not many secrets are kept!!
3 Current obsessions/ collections
1. Wells this one is no surprise i am clinically obsessed with horses
2. blog staling..i love to check them all out
3. I am currently collecting gift cards from work..thanks to Dan I am getting them faster than I can spend them, everything from gas cards to Target and Burger king!
3 Surprising Facts
1. humm this is a hard one...back to the big mouth, I share most of everything about myself...
2. I really like to watch little people big world
3. what kind of answer is that???sorry this one is to tough for me!
5 people to tag
Jessica Smith, Bekka Olds, Jamie Robertson, Janess(king), laurie Huish
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I really don't have much to post, but figured I should at least stay updated. Things are starting to get a little more busy as we step into the school year. Jeff starts school next Wednesday and is so excited to do so. We did a little back to school shopping yesterday and I had a flash into the future of what it might be like to take kids school shopping. Jeff is a guy that really appreciates things and is not one to just throw something out if, in his opinion, it still works; for example...Jeff has these shoes we got him from American Eagle about two years ago, they are worn to death. He has giant holes on both shoes were his pinkie toes protrude!! He has insisted on keeping them because they "Breathe"....they better, there is a one inch hole in each of them. He loves these shoes so much that when I have approached the subject of buying new shoes his reply has been "I wear them, not you and if they work for me that is all that matters". I have Finally convinced him that it is time to get new shoes, so yesterday we went at it! We must have looked at 5 different shoe stores and fifty different pairs of shoes before we found the RIGHT ones. At one point he told me he would just like to start wearing his soccer cleats to school cuz they are cool and comfortable. I am so glad we found shoes so we don't have to resort to cleats. He promised that he will wear these and won't go back to the old ones, but for some security...I asked him to put the new ones on while we were in the car on our way home. As soon as they were off his feet they were out the window...good buy faithful, breathable shoes!!!!!!!!
And speaking about kids, I have decided that it is much more fun to have a blog if you have children, there are always great stories and fun pictures to go with, but at the moment the best i can do is a dog. Now it is not a rare occasion that I am teased about replacing the void for a child with our 70 pound Labrador boxer mix, so I have decided to take this opportunity to tell a funny story about him. Many of you may remember a certain man in my life who peed the bed not so long ago, if you need refreshing it was my last post, anyhow the dog has decided to follow his lead.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Its been a long awaited event!! Often Jeff and I have discussed the embarrassment of peeing the bed as an adult, he has never understood the concept being one who has amazing bladder control, in fact on more than one occasion he has taken a few punches at me due to my last "accident" when I was 20. well July 10th will go down in history!! It all started at about 3:00 am. I was awaken by my husband mumbling something, after which he quickly removed the covers jumped out of bed and ran from the room, he even had managed to swing the door hard enough that is banged in to our wall. Moments later he returned to the room.
"Becca......" he whispered, " Becca um I wet the bed"
We then proceeded to turn on the light and check out the damage. I work for the amazing My Comfort and thus I have an amazing intelli-gel on latex mattress; so I have the worlds best mattress protector for moments like this. News flash, they aren't effective unless it is fitted in the right place....so the story goes that the edge of our wonderful comfy bed did get some Jeff pee on it.
I used a few disinfectant wipes to try and clean the mess and we started a huge load of laundry at 3:30 am. I was surprised being an experience adult peer that he dare to wash the sheets and his underwear all in the same load, if someone were to put the wash load in the dyer...they would know what happened and who did it!!
"Im not worried about someone finding out, its ok" he said not so convincingly!!!
Good thing Jp is a sport and knowing my family and I well... it wont be long before Holly or my Dad stat cracking jokes!!!
He said he was a little worried I might be mad, but I told him it was great practice for being a mother, and more that he had no more room to make jokes about me wetting the bed! Thank goodness we have intelli-gel on our futon mattress, otherwise we may have been in some trouble getting to sleep last night!!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
We have had plans all summer long to go to the zoo. It had been a long time since either of us had been, and we figured that it would be a break from the regular date routine of going to Wingers and getting sticky finger salads.
Finally, our plans came to fruition and we set aside a day to go. We loaded up our essentials bag, which included cameras, water bottles, and watermelon bubblicious, and hit the road. Becca wasted no time in getting the bubble gum to her mouth, but by the time we reached the point of the mountain the gum had lost all flavor and Becca became disinterested in it.
What do you do with a big, pink wad of gum? Stick it under your seat? Give it to your husband? No, that's not Becca's style (although I wouldn't have been surprised to find it under the seat). She rolled down her window and casually tossed it outside, making sure to throw it hard enough that the 70 mph wind wouldn't blow it back and stick it on our expensive Chevy Malibu. Becca was successful in missing our car, but not the beautiful black Infiniti directly behind us! It stuck right inbetween the grill and right headlight; a beautiful pink hood ornament, custom chewed by my sweet wife.
This scared Becca. Having never been the type to get into unnecessary trouble, she panicked. "Jeff! My gum just stuck to the hood of the car behind us!.....NO DON'T LOOK!! What do we do? Stay in front of them, ok?"
Well, they must not have noticed that it stuck because they eventually passed us and didn't seem to notice the two of us nervously glancing out of the corners of our eyes at the new body work done on their car. I'm sure they were surprised when they got home! Just another one of the many reasons I love my wife more than anything in the world.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Jeff and I have started a vigorous training program.... the use of word "training" is actually multi purpose! Our dog as some may know is a little out of control, cute as can be, but very wild, we were told if we can give him 2 hours of aerobic activity each day he will be a new beast...so we have started hiking just about everyday and guess what; we are loosing weight and our dog obeys!! The hike is beautiful and we can go as far up as we want!! The mountains are right in our back yard and the scenery is amazing!!
I have been toying with the idea of buying a new horse...really new she is only three. She is an ArabianXSaddlebred cross and my hope is that I can train her and sell her for a huge profit, just like the house market; now is the time to buy a horse. My fear is that the economy wont pick in the next several years and then I am stuck with a horse I cant sell!!! She will make a great show horse this year and she is very kind!! I am not making any quick decisions, which by the way has given JP a lot of comfort!!
Jeff has been busy with work and golf. He just played in a tournament with my brother jeff the other day and the two of them took first place!! Currently jeffs biggest concern in life is how his crocks shrunk? He swears they fit one day and then got two sizes too small. To me the logical explanation is that he made a switch with someone else as he is not the only one who owns black crocks...but he is sure they have not left the house. That is a mystery we will continue to work on!