Friday, March 28, 2008


Yeah, the weather is crappy today.
So we'll sale it up tomorrow (supposed to be 60 degrees and sunny).
Stop by and see!

Thursday, March 27, 2008


It's here, the moment y'all have been waiting for:




Stop on by, we'll be outside makin' some moolah.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Redneck Roots:

My cousin Lenny got married this weekend. We attended his rockin' party and had a super time. The theme was NASCAR and duct tape. I'll let the pictures explain...(I did NOT Photoshop these at all!)

The wedding and party were held at the Stanfield/OR Moose Lodge.
Dress was CASUAL.
My cousin's ex-wife's little brother Jerry.
The Groom. Notice the efforts to commandeer the mic.
Uncle Jay and my little sis Darcie (now you know where Cam's red hair comes from).
My cousin Daytona (We are SERIOUS about our NASCAR)
Jack was done with the whole loud DJ and light strobe. And Mitch was just getting started.
Bride and Groom. No satin and chiffon here.
Harley Davidson and Dale Earnhardt apparel perfect for cutting a rug.
Jack enjoyed cake. Especially the black food coloring.
Sunday Easter photo. Note to self: no more family pictures in front of the swing.
Easter on the farm: Gay's Alpaca Acres. This is Helen (as in Helen Keller- she is blind in one eye, and deaf).
Cam always grabs life (or Munchie) by the horns.
Dad doing a quick clean-up in the yard before the egg hunt.
This is how farmboys hunt easter eggs.

Jack and Junk.

The guys unloaded some Hay for Grandma Gay. I'm a poet... Our weekend was eventful to say the least. We enjoyed seeing family, and spending time together. We missed those who weren't here and hope to see you soon. I need to go nurse this hangover.
Later Y'all!

Friday, March 21, 2008

After the fact.

As I promised I'm posting picts of our RS dinner last night. I had a pretty table, if I do say so myself- but I used 75% of Tami's stuff. There were lots of great ideas, and this girl produced a stunning table (of course!). We learned a lot about Visiting Teaching and rekindled the fire. My blueberry Cheesecake was pretty good, and I'll be working on the dishes today.

Several weeks ago, My mom, the kids and I went to the feed store and purchased us some chicks to raise for laying. We couldn't help it and took 4 of them home with us (mom and the farm has the other dozen and a half). DJ (Cams), Cheetah one (mine), Chick hicks(Mitch's), and yellow one (Jack's) are growing fast and they have made the rounds to 2 preschools, and frequent visitors. Here are some Pict's.

Also, tonight is my BYUI alumni ambassador dinner at PF CHANGS. And one of my good friends from girls camp in Idaho will be there. Can't wait! I'll post that on Monday.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Houndin' It

I know, its a sucky post, but that's really all my life consists of.
I get to decorate a RS table later this week. Maybe I'll branch out and take some pictures and post of that later.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


This is one of my favorite places in all the world. BYU/IDAHO (or I remember it as RICKS COLLEGE)

I became a member of the alumni ambassadors, a couple of years ago, and I still stay in touch. We are here to help families in our stake get or stay connected to BYUI. So any of you who have kids, sisters, brothers, or husbands who are looking to go- I can answer any questions you have (or try to).

I know some of you who know me in "real-life" probably tire of listening to my stories, but I had some of the best memories and friends made there. I loved it. Those of you who read this and love RICKS/BYUI too, I urge you to become a member, there are ambassadors needed in many stakes still- check this list to see if you have any near you.

(plus- they hook you up with a really neat bag full of all kinds of good stuff- chap stick, license plate frames, pencils, mail openers and sometimes they come and take us to dinner! SCORE.)


Wednesday, March 5, 2008


So, I've been feeling guilty about something lately. I told my readers (like i have any), that i was working on a tagged list. Uh yeah, i kinda lied. I wasn't. So even tho it is sooooo nice outside I'm finally writing it up.

Enjoy it, it'll be the last one for a while.

Where were you born? ...You guessed it, HERMISTON/ OR

Middle Name? Jane (pretty dog gone hick, huh?)

Nickname? Nan, Nanny pan, Nanners, Frandowdie, Friar Tuck (last two thanks to my dad-he's so creative)

How old are you? 28

Do you cry often during movies? No... ahem...

What are your biggest pet peeves? How come I can think of all my pet peeves when I'm by myself, but not when someone asks me that question? Being late, "Top that" people, Thieves.

Favorite color? Red

Favorite food? Pizza- every day of the week.

Favorite beverage? Uh...Cherry coke. We are currently going thru a divorce.

Favorite cereal? I like real food: french toast

What brand shoes do you buy? Converted to Adidas from Nike's, and anything on sale.

How many pillows do you sleep with? One

Do you play an instrument? Clarinet (5th grade), Piano (about that same time- for several years) but nothing stuck. I still kick myself!

ever been skinny dipping? ...I plead the fifth, My mom reads my blog!

Did you play sports in High School? Volleyball, Swimming, Track.

What was the last movie you saw in the theatre? I can't remember

What is your favorite article of clothing? Jeans.

What is your dream vacation? Visit Europe on horseback -is that even possible?

What was your first impression of your spouse? Man, he gave a great talk, he only used notes not reading straight from the paper (another pet peeve)

If I was an animal what would you be? DUH (horse)

Favorite "Me Time" Activity? While the boys are napping, lay on the couch and read a good novel

One of my weaknesses? Sticking my foot in my mouth (and I'm a pro-I'll post about one of my most memorable ones later)

What do I fix for dinner when there is nothing to fix? frozen pizza

What decade/era would you want to be in? 1800's when everyone rode horses everywhere in town

What emotion do you feel the most? Contentment

Do you consider yourself out-going? Yes sometimes too much- "Nan-get a grip, there CAN be a lull in the conversation"

What are you constantly working on? My tan?

Any hidden talents? nope pretty much-what you see is what you get

What is a word or phrase that you overuse? So...(usually to follow a lull in the conversation)

What is the best thing that happened this year? Jack started walking

What was the hardest thing that happened this year? Thieves

What do you want to accomplish this year? Sell the warehousing/transport business finish getting out of debt.

Ten years ago you were: Graduating High School getting ready for RICKS. I seriously had my room cleaned out in May, and didn't go until August. Yeah, i was pretty excited.

One thing people don't know about you: I was in the Hill Cumorah Pageant- theater is one of my hidden talents.

Snacks I enjoy: Carmel Popcorn, Cherry coke, Carmel on anything, and a Cherry coke.

Three bad habits: picking the eczema from my feet

If I suddenly became a billionaire: I would pay off our debt, Buy some land and start another business, Buy some horses to go on that land too.

Places I've lived: Hermiston/OR, Wasilla/Ak, Cheney/WA, Gooding/ID, Rexburg/ID, Palmyra/NY, Gaithersburg/MD, Spokane/WA, Pasco/WA.

Jobs I've had: babysitter (I'm the 2nd oldest of six kids), Dog pooper cleaner-upper (my family owns a Humane Society-we were up at 5:30 cleaning before school everyday) Pizza slinger @Papa Murphy's, Vet tech@ 4 different Vet offices, Interpreter for the deaf (another one of those "for life" jobs) and Greyhound Ticket agent.

Monday, March 3, 2008


The best therapy for cloudy days, is cleaning out junk for the yard sale. That's my chore this week. My mound is growing in my garage...