Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Family Reunion

So, the Mackey (my mom's side) family reunion was this weekend, and a bunch of my aunts, uncle, and cousins came up for a small little get together. And, by small I mean just my mom's siblings and their children/grandchildren. It wasn't like a generations thing. But, my mom has 11 siblings, so it wasn't exactly small. Although, only 7 of them were in attendance since three of them are half siblings and aren't Mackey siblings. And one wasn't able to be there.
Any way, we went down to Mesquite (NV) last, so they thought it would be fun to come up north and do Strawberry Days in Pleasant Grove with us this year. A lot of them grew up in this area, so it was probably fun for them to revisit old haunts. Especially since my Aunt Cennie lives in their childhood home.
We had a lot of fun. Some of the activities were hiking, swimming, a parade, the carnival, the rodeo, a couple of family barbecues, and of course one last farewell drink at a club with all the cousins to say goodbye. My family does know how to party lol.
I wasn't able to do a lot of the things they had planned. I couldn't do the hike, the children's parade, the regular parade, or swimming. Maybe someday I'll have two weeks vacation so I can participate more (we take one week for the hunt in September/October each year).
I still had a lot of fun though. It was great getting to know my cousins and their spouses a little bit better. I even got to meet a couple of cousins that I have never met before (long story). It's funny how similar a lot of us are even though we grew up totally separate.
And it was great seeing some of the grandkids get to know each other too.
I'm going to post a few pictures, but there are tons more. I couldn't possibly post them all.
My Aunts and Uncle
Battlecreek hike
My sister Kim with Lacy's kids before the children's parade--our family did a patriotic theme this year.
I think the term is second cousins? Not sure. These are my cousin's kids (the shorter blonde is my niece actually).
My bro and my uncle guitaring it up for the family bbq fans.
Saying goodbye in the best way we know how lol. Last call with cousins and aunt Lori at the club.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Having a Yard Sale

So, just in case any of my local family or friends actually reads my blog anymore (said in my most pitiful voice), I am having a yard sale on Saturday if you want to come by.
I'll be selling clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, household items, crafting and scrapbooking stuff, and tons of other things. I have friends who will be bringing things to sell too, so hopefully it will be a good one. Not one of those that you drive by and go "Really?".
Anywho, feel free to come by and make some of my crap your own! Lol.
As I speak, I am going through all of my stamps. Ummm.....I have a ton, but I don't want to get rid of any of them. I have a problem.........

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


So, since my last post was a bit upsetting, I guess I should have updated earlier.
The doctor called the next day as promised, but he didn't see anything on the CT report. So, he told Shane to just take it easy for a few days and if things ended up getting worse or even just staying the same, he wanted him to come back in.
Over the next few days his pain steadily decreased, and now he feels no pain in that spot at all. So strange! I'm really happy that it seems to have turned out to be nothing but possibly a pulled muscle. But, it sucks that we have to pay for a CT scan now :(
I haven't updated because I haven't been feeling so well myself. I think I got a stomach flu or something. I've been between the bathroom and the bed for two days this week (Monday and Tuesday). Today was my first day feeling better. I hate the flu! But, thankfully it usually goes by fairly quickly and you don't normally have to see a doctor except in extreme cases. I hardly ever get sick, but when I do, I get the long version :( So rather than 24 hours, mine will always last 48. But, I don't even remember the last time I got sick. So, I guess  I'd rather the long version (of the flu anyhow), than have to deal with it every year. Or, like Shane and G, two or three times a year.
Ok. That's enough going on about health problems. Hopefully I'll be back soon with something funner to talk about. My mom's family is up from Mesquite this weekend for Strawberry Days in Pleasant Grove. So, I've got plenty of fun stuff planned the next few days.
Tomorrow we're all supposed to get together for dinner, then Friday a barbecue at my cousin's place, then on Saturday the parade in the morning and the rodeo that night. Plus the carnival and Battlecreek Boutique are going on the entire weekend. Fun fun fun! I grew up in Pleasant Grove, so it'll be fun to experience all that stuff again.
Til next time..........

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Poor Shane

Shane has been having pain in his lower right abdomen for a few days now. It got so bad today that he had to go to the doctor. And, if you know him, you know that is bad. It didn't hurt that everyone kept telling him that they thought it was his appendix and that if it burst, he could be in serious trouble.
Anyway, the doctor didn't think it was appendicitis because the symptoms I guess weren't really there. Except pain in the right (or wrong) place. But when he pushed on the spot it was in, and Shane yelped, he sent him straight in for a CT scan at Mountain View Hospital.
Thankfully, the CT scan shows that it is not appendicitis and it didn't find any other issues either. But, now what? What is it?
The doc told Shane he will call him by 10:00 am tomorrow morning after he see the full CT report and decide what to do next.
Keep him in your prayers. I hope it isn't anything serious. I don't really know what a CT scan will catch, so I'm not totally relieved yet.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sometimes he can be sweet.........

So, the other night my hubby just couldn't sleep. I think it was Saturday. Normally he would just give up and watch the boob tube, right? But, on this night, he decided he wanted to make me a bouquet! Seriously? He hardly ever does this kind of stuff, so that is pretty sweet huh? He'd kill me if I told his friends, but I doubt they even know I have a blog lol. So I am telling my friends.

I know it is all wilted, he used weeds for filler, and the flowers have seen better days, but I just thought it was so cute of him. And, he cleaned up the living room and the toilet! OMG. Maybe I should be worried that he is sick?! happens once in a while. I think he does it to keep me around :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

A CAS Baby Card

So, as I mentioned in my earlier post, my brother-in-law and his girlfriend just had a little baby girl this week. I made a cute little flower clip headband and bought a black lace ruffle diaper cover to go with it. But, I needed a card to go along with my gift.
I didn't have much time to make the card because I wanted to send out the gift in today's mail. So, I decided to go with a Clean and Simple style card. And what better place to go for ideas than the Clean and Simple Stamping blog? I used CAS sketch #FTL192 for this card.
Forgive the lighting and color on this. It is a bit yellow. I tried to clean it up a bit, but there is only so much you can do to edit a picture. The yellow bits are really more like a soft ivory. But, you get the idea anyhow.
I used the same ribbon that I made the flower clip with to make the rosette on the card. What d'ya think?