Kelto is the Big 16....

Sixteen years ago this kid made me a Mother, a Mom, a Mama, a Mommy.  

It's hard to believe I have a child this old.... 

His birth (May 20th, 1996 11:30 p.m. Logan, Utah) was the beginning of my future.  

Man I was in love with him....  

His birth was beyond horrible and exhausting.  But we made it through.  

I was only 21 years old.  He was my 9 1/2 lb. baby boy I had worked so hard to bring into the world.

Notice the forcep marks on the sides of his head....  Five different sets were used in hopes of getting him out.

Yah....nothing worked.  Finally I had an emergercy c-section.  It was scary.

He's wearing size one diapers....  What a fat, squishy baby he was....

He never was a true newborn.  He even rolled over at 6 days old....

He had a head full of thick, black hair....


I quickly shuffled through some old pics of Kelto when he was little.  This pic is by far and away my favorite.  I took it back when film was still in use.  This is how I remember my only brown-eyed boy.  

Such a lifetime ago....

Happy Birthday Buddy.  And YES.... I'll take you to the DMV tomorrow morning so you can get your license.

BIG BIG Big Big big big sigh.....




Keeping my "Eyes Open"....

Everybody's waiting
Everybody's watching
Even when you're sleeping
Keep your ey-eyes open

The tricky thing
Is yesterday we were just children
Playing soldiers
Just pretending
Dreaming dreams with happy endings
In backyards, winning battles with our wooden swords
But now we've stepped into a cruel world
Where everybody stands and keeps score

Keep your eyes open

Everybody's waiting for you to breakdown
Everybody's watching to see the fallout
Even when you're sleeping, sleeping
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open

So here you are, two steps ahead and staying on guard
Every lesson forms a new scar
They never thought you'd make it this far
But turn around (turn around), oh they've surrounded you
It's a showdown (showdown) and nobody comes to save you now
But you've got something they don't
Yeah you've got something they don't
You've just gotta keep your eyes open

Everybody's waiting for you to breakdown
Everybody's watching to see the fallout
Even when you're sleeping, sleeping
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes

Keep your feet ready
Heartbeat steady
Keep your eyes open
Keep your aim locked
The night goes dark
Keep your eyes open

(Keep your eyes open [4x])

Everybody's waiting for you to breakdown
Everybody's watching to see the fallout
Even when you're sleeping, sleeping

Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open


Happy Birthday to My Camo....

Happy Birthday to my May Baby Camo Wamo....

Today we celebrated his 8th birthday....on Mother's Day no less.

As per his request for a birthday cake....I made Strawberry Shortcake.

Not one piece was left over....yummy :)

It was an Avenger theme party....well....let's just say I intended it to be Avenger themed.  

Hulk party is more like it.


Here's a pic of Camo playing with his new golf clubs....  He absolutely loved them!! 

After his b-day party we all headed over to Toads to hit a bucket of balls.

Love this Kid ;) 


I love Motocross!!!!

My boys racing MX is the most "fantastical" thing EVER!!!

I'm so proud to watch them jump 20+ feet in the air, to race through the beyond bumpy whoops, and hit the corners with everything they have. It's so freaking amazing to watch.....

I love it even more when they are at the starting line with 20+ other riders pegging the throttle in hopes of getting the hole shot....

Honestly the sound of the rev of their dirt bikes gives me the chills....I can't get enough of it!!



LOVE it even more when they are hit from behind by another rider....because this is what happens!




Let me say it one more time just in case you didn't get it the first time.


I didn't get any pics of CeCe racing.... I made a trip to the emergency room instead.  Awesome.....

I've said it before....I'll say it many times more....

"There is a special place in Heaven for a mom with all boys".

(Buggy chose wisely and didn't race this time around)

Here's Kelto's first youtube/GoPro video (that he's ever made) from that day at the track.  

His wreck is at the very end.  I hope you enjoy it.

Cause I didn't....;)

OCA MX Track April 22, 2012



It's not a Shake.....It's a Smoothie (wink wink)

I bought a blender.  Not just any blender mind you....  

Oh goodness.... My ORGANIC tendencies are in full bloom....

(Thanks mom for the recommendation.  BTW my planter boxes are just about finished...yay!) 


Easter In Hurricane 2012....

Once again I spent Easter at my Hurricane House.  This time around it was only myself and 3 of my boys.

Mr. Kelto (as usual for a teenager) spent it with his friends riding motorcycles at the other end of the state.

No big deal....  We had fun just the 4 of us.

But before we headed our separate ways.  Kelto and I decided once and for all to determine who is taller.....


(Any of my boy's being as tall or taller than me is kinda an accomplishment....just sayin)










Franklin, Schwarzeneggar, Lennon, Mtn. Biking and Soccer.....

Last week in my Buggy's PAL class he had the assignment to pick a prominent historical figure in our country's history....  Once chosen he was to prepare not only a written and oral report on that figure, but to then dress up like the historical figure, and physically become that person, at a "Night at the Museum" which would be held at his elementary school.....

Buggy chose Mr. Benjamin Franklin (shocker) not really.

We went all out and rented a costume from the Hale Theatre in SLC.


Buggy was one heck of a Benjamin Franklin.  

Man I love that kid.

Also over the weekend I took CeCe and Bug to Vegas for yet another soccer tourney....  While there we visited Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and low and behold they had a figure of Mr. Benjamin Franklin.


Also while down south the boys and I took in a little Mtn. Biking.  I'm trying to regain my old Mtn. Biking self.... I pretty much suck compared to my boys.  Buy hey at least I'm out there giving it a go :)


It's a Jeep thing.....

Well....I gave into conventional wisdom, maybe a little logic....but I made the decision that was right for me!!

Yesterday I said adios to my Beemer and said hello to my new Jeep.  I gave soooo much dang thought into the purchase of a new car.  I test drove several different models.  I tried to imagine myself driving each of them.  But the Car Gods were leading me toward the one vehicle they knew would ultimately make me the happiest.

Buying a new car is beyond Nerve Racking.  I'm a single woman. Trading in a used vehicle.  The opportunity to rake me over the coals in HUGE.  But I stood my ground!!  I didn't budge on my offer for the Jeep.  Not once did I hedge.  I was prepared to walk away at any moment....and they knew it.  

Honestly I got a sweet deal.  And I think it's worth it.


Also.... YES.... I went.... Along with a kabillion other people..... And saw the Hunger Games over the weekend.  I liked it.  It was ok.  Of course there were certain things that bothered me.  But hey.... It's a movie based upon a book.  Rarely if ever do they get it right.

BUT I was pleasantly surprised to see the trailer for The Host.  I actually am super excited about this movie.  In my opinion The Host is better than Twilight.

BTW..... Why hasn't Stephenie Meyer written anything new lately??







Oh man....

....I really want a Jeep Wrangler.  I'm torn as to what to do.


I'm not this bad....but close :)

I visited my Weber State University academic advisor yesterday.  It was exciting, a little intimidating, I felt out of place, and YES I also felt like the oldest student in the building.  I knew that I was close to graduating.  Geez I have 119 college credits....which once upon a time I earned.  In fact I technically "walked" or "graduated" with my major back in December of 1998.  I wanted to graduate with all the friends I'd met in my major, and since most of them were graduating in December instead of May....I decided to do it early.  Weber State will technically let a student walk if they have less than 15 credits left to finish their degree.  Which I did....

BUT.....  Guess what I found out after I "walked/graduated" in December of 1998?  

I found out I was pregnant with my CeCe.  And since I already had my Kelto.  I decided to be a mommy, with the hope that one day in the future I'd eventually get my degree.  I honestly made the right decision.  

SO here we are 13+ years later and momma wants her degree.  Not necessarily to get a job.  But to finish what I worked so hard to accomplish.... To finish what I started....  

(Most people do that ya know, finish what they start, but there are some, that don't get that concept, I'm just sayin)  

I started my degree in Exercise Science up at Utah State University Fall of 1993.  In fact I was close to finishing up at USU and then had to move back down to Ogden.  That threw a wrench in the mix to transfer my USU credits to WSU.  I had to find a suitable replacement degree that would fit close with my original degree at USU.  

I settled on Health Promotion.  Which seemed to work the best.  It still added more credits to me graduating, but what choice did I have?  What's interesting still is yesterday as I talked with my advisor....she mentioned that WSU offers a new degree called Human Performance that may match up better with my classes from USU than Health Promotion.....

Hmmmmm.  Honestly, as long as I graduate in something, I don't really care what it is.  

But my main point for this post is that I have to retake MATH.  Which I freaking hate!  Honestly I really, really, really do not like the subject.  I have little to no brain when it comes to it.  

I'm not as bad as the blonde above, but at times I'm close.

Also on a side note.....I'm kinda liking this's one of my top three choices :)


The new Ford Focus. 






Ostrich mode....and....Random Ramblings

I don't consider myself a true blogger anymore.  Heck I'm not even on Facebook.....  I never gave into the Twitter thing. I've kinda removed myself from the grid of Social Networking all together.  Which I think to some degree is a really good thing.  Many a friend and family are frustrated with me because I rarely answer my cell phone when they call.  I'm terrible at texting back.  Emailing is almost non-existent.  I'm officially in "ostrich mode".  Which is actually more or less a self-induced protection mode that I've set-up for myself.

But come on Carly.....  It's 2012 for hell's sake.  

But let me be clear.  I still have a computer.  I still surf the web, check out blogs.  I still read the newspaper.  I still love to get on KSL and check out the classifieds.  Youtube is still my friend.  I love my itunes, and YES I know all about Pinterest etc.

So basically what I'm trying to say is I'm O.K. people.....I promise.  Just know that this is how I handle the stress of my life sometimes.  And I'm not doing it to just one person.  I'm ignoring everyone on the whole.  

But GOOD NEWS.  I feel that I might be coming out of my hole, but just a little.

And since I haven't rambled for awhile, I suddenly feel the need.

1.  I'm learning how to golf.  Infact I think I'm going to purchase my own clubs this Spring.

2.  Cleaning out, reorganizing, and redoing rooms in my house one by beyond cathartic with a twist of regret and sadness.  

3.  I'm so excited to be going back to school!!  Less than 15-30 credits to have my Bachelors.  I'm meeting with my advisor at Weber State next week.....whoa!!

4.  Mountain Biking (to me) is a love/hate thing.....  I "USED" to be pretty good at it.....  I'm slowly forcing myself to accept the fact that it's "OK" to mountain bike again.  My Hurricane House will be visited much the next few months to do just that....mountain biking.  Heck, I have a "kick ace" bike, I might as well use it....right?  

5.  If any of you out in blogland would like your own "kick ace" bike, please visit a bike shop that I co-own....Biker's Edge in Kaysville.

6.  I'm counting down the days until I Mexico it up again.... This time in Cozumel.  

7.  My 4 boys are really starting to take a toll on their dear old mom.... In terms of food, clothing, attention, messiness, disrespect, fighting, schedules.....  Big Big Big Big sigh....

8.  I'm so looking forward to Spring.

9.  I got rid of our dog Layla last December.  I know....what a shock!! Especially coming from such a dog lover as myself. (major sarcasm alert) Poor Layla....  I just couldn't handle the amount of destruction she was causing to my back yard.  Last count it was over 500$  So I gave her to an awesome older couple who have the time and attention to give to her.  She's happier....and SO am I.  No more dogs for me. EVER....amen.

10.  I found 20 undeveloped rolls of film up in my craft room yesterday as I was cleaning and reorganizing.  My stomach dropped.  I had forgotten all about them.  I'm half wondering to not even develop them....

Those memories are long gone.  

11.  Last but not least I'm in the market for a new car.  I'm trading in my BMW.  I'm looking for....

- something more fuel efficient

- something with distinctive style

- something that's fun to zip around town in

- something that will fit me and 4evermyboys

- something that not everyone has

- something that will be good in Utah Winters

- something that will look cool with a bike rack

- something that fits my redhead personality

A Mini Cooper Countryman All 4 is my top pick thus far.  I'm still in the test driving process with many different cars.  But I'm really liking this little thing.  We'll just have to wait and see though.... If the Jeep Wrangler had better fuel mileage there would have been no question.  Everyone knows I'm a Jeep girl....  

But a Jeep just isn't practical for me right now.  






Kony : 2012


Will you be my Valentine....

Happy Love Day :)  

I put together a Valentine collage of what a typical V-day looks like at our house....

 Number One:  Our front door plastered (at least not our yard) with hearts, hearts and more hearts by the local throng of junior high girls....that have a love/like fascination with my CeCe.

2.  Mama got some Flowers....  Booyah!!! (wink wink)

Num 3.  Four Valentine sacks, full of Valentine goodies, for 4evermyboys, from Me :)

#4  Camo's Soccer Goal Valentine Box that Mama and Cam made together.  I think it turned out fantabulous!

5.  LOVE 

#6.  Wonderful Valentine's that Nannie April and Papa Dave sent to all of us.  Super Duper Cute!!!



....These Times....are Hard.

But They Will Pass.....  

P.S. Check out Safetysuit's new Album ;)


It's Utah people...LOL  We grew up driving in the snow.  Or at least I did.... 

P.S. Thank-fully no one was hurt :)


Finally it decided to snow.....

First Snowfall of 2012.....tastes good!

I woke up yesterday morning to the sound of my neighbors four-wheeler.  I laid in bed wondering what on earth he was doing.  I thought to myself, "It couldn't of snowed".....  But why else would he be on his 4-wheeler, going up and down his driveway, at 7:00 in the morning??  

But alas, YES, it did snow!  My Camo came running in my room not less than 10 seconds later declaring that it was a snow day.

Geez it took long enough.....

Anyway.  I love the snow.  I was born during a horrible blizzard.  I desperately want to start using my season's up at Snowbasin, but I refuse to go until we get some real snow. (Soooo Michelle, you and me, monday morning, up at Basin, yah baby)!!

But with all the excitement of the freshly laid powder in the mountains....  I now have to contend with snow removal from my "big butt" driveway.  Big sigh.....  

But I eventually got my boys and myself outside.  Snowshovels, and our own 4-wheeler (with plow) in hand.  And took to the task of clearing my driveway.  To be honest Camo and Bug were worthless.  They shoveled for about 10 minutes, but then decided making a snow fort was way better.  Of course CeCe is in St. George for the weekend.  So it was all left to Kelto and myself....