Tuesday, December 9, 2008

TAKE A MINUTE..................IT'S FUN

FIRST OF ALL, I FOUND THIS.........I COPIED AND PASTED IT, AND IT TOOK ME LESS THAN 5 MINUTES.........FOR THOSE WHO THINK COMPUTER STUFF IS A WASTE OF TIME THAT I HAVE GIVEN BIRTH TOO...........

1. Started your own blog (obviously)
2. Slept under the stars? YES
3. Played in a band? I WAS ONE OF THE "GO GO " DANCERS FOR A GROUP CALLED THE BETA BOYS WHEN I WAS IN 6TH GRADE.....IT WAS SOMETHING TO BEHOLD.
4. Visited Hawaii ? YES
5. Watched a meteor shower? I THINK SO
6. Given more than you can afford to charity? TITHING COUNT? BUT I COULDN'T AFFORD NOT TO PAY IT.
7. Been to Disneyland? MANY TIMES
8. Climbed a mountain? MORE LIKE A HILL.......
9. Held a praying mantis? YES
10. Sang a solo? YES
11. Bungee jumped? NOT IN THIS LIFE TIME.......
12. Visited Paris? NOPE
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea? YEP
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch? OH I HAVE MANY ARTS I HAVE TAUGHT MYSELF, BUT YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THEM.
15. Adopted a child? NO...
16. Had food poisoning YES
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty? NO
18. Grown your own vegetables? YES
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France? I SAID NO TO FRANCE.....SO NO
20. Slept on an overnight train? YES........
21. Had a pillow fight?DUH.......YES
22. Hitch hiked? UM NO.......
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill? NO
24. Built a snow fort? YEP
25. Held a lamb? YEP
26. Gone skinny dipping? YEP
27. Run a Marathon? LOL...............UM NO.
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice? NO!!
29. Seen a total eclipse?YES
30. Seen a baby born? YES, 5 OF MY GRANDCHILDREN.
31. Hit a home run? YES......BAD TEAM
32. Been on a cruise?YES
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person? YES
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors? DOES SANDY UTAH COUNT?
35. Seen an Amish community? NO BUT LIVE CLOSE TO A LOT OF GERMAN BAPTIST AND MENNONITES
36. Taught yourself a new language? I MADE UP NEW SWEAR WORDS ONCE
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied? YES ( I WASN'T RICH......)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person?NO, BUT I HAVE SEEN THE WORLDS LARGEST BOX OF RASINS.
39. Gone rock climbing?ON A SMALL SCALE
40. Seen Michelangelo's David?GUESS I DON'T TRAVEL TO MUCH...........NO!!!
41. Sung karaoke? YES
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt?YES
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant? YES
44. Visited Africa?NO
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight? YES
46. Been transported in an ambulance? NO
47. Had your portrait painted? JUST ONE OF THOSE GOOFY CARTOON ONES
48. Gone deep sea fishing ? YES........BARFING THE WHOLE TIME
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person?NO
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris? NO.....I HAVE NOT BEEN TO FRANCE OK?
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling?YES
52. Kissed in the rain? AND THE SNOW
53. Played in the mud? YES
54. Gone to a drive-in theater?ARE YOU SERIOIUS? YES
55. Been in a movie? NO
56. Visited the Great Wall of China? NO BUT I HAVE BEEN TO FRESNO
57. Started a business? YES
58. Taken a martial arts class? NO BUT MY KID HAS, SO I SAT THROUGH THE LESSONS
59. Visited Russia?NO, BUT I HAVE BEEN TO ERDA UTAH
60. Served at a soup kitchen ? YES
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies ? YES, I HAD TWO BROWNIES.......SO I DID SOME SELLING
62. Gone whale watching? YES
63. Got flowers for no reason YES
64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma . YES
65. Gone sky diving? NOPE NEVER WILL
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp? NO
67. Bounced a check? ACCIDENTLY
68. Flown in a helicopter? NO
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy? NO...........SIGH
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial? NO
71. Eaten caviar? ICK.......YEAH
72. Pieced a quilt? YES
73. Stood in Times Square? NO
74. Toured the Everglades UM........BEEN TO FLORIDA, BUT NOT THE EVERGLADES
75. Been fired from a job? LAID OFF.
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London? NO BUT I HAVE SEEN THE SHIFT CHANGE AT THE 7/11
77. Broken a bone? YES
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle? YES
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person? YES
80. Published a book?NO
81. Visited the Vatican? NO BUT I HAVE BEEN TO TEMPLE SQUARE
82. Bought a brand new car ? YES
83. Walked in Jerusalem? NO
84.Had your picture in the newspaper? YES
85. Read the entire Bible? NOT THE WHOLE BOOK
86. Visited the White House?
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating? YES
88. Had chickenpox? YES
89. Saved someone's life? NO....HOWEVER I DID JUMP AND AND GRABBED A SINKING GRANDKID THIS PAST SUMMER.
90. Sat on a jury?YES
92. Met someone famous?NOT REALLY FAMOUS, WAIT, I MET CAPTIAN BERNIE WHEN I WAS A KID.
91. Joined a book club ? YES
93. Lost a loved one? YES
94. Had a baby? FOUR
95. Seen the Alamo in person?I HAVE SEEN ALAMO RENTAL CARS
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake? DING DING DING........YES
97. Been involved in a law suit? WHEN I WAS A KID, I HAD TO TESTIFY ABOUT SOME STOLEN SADDLES.
98. Owned a cell phone? YES
99. Been stung by a bee?
100. Read an entire book in one day? YES......MORE THAN A FEW TIMES.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving in Utah and the after math.......











First of all, before Thanksgiving, Travis and Megan came down to Turlock. It was a short short visit, but we had fun. Then they went to Megans family and we took off for SLC. That was a short

short visit too. It was nice to be able to see all 4 of my kids in a one week period. So Very Nice.........I miss when I can't have all my kids together.




(Ivy playing in the yard)








One day was spent in the hospital with my mom. She's going down hill fast.....I felt extreme guilt and remorse I am not there more for her........but that's a whole blog in my head.






Baby Ryder was blessed and Chris did a fine job with that







"Sister's.......Sister's.....there were never more devoted Sisters"

Just a few radom pictures.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Last Week of October...

So we had Halloween. It wasn't the best Halloween this year.......I had plans of going to our ward party and stuff, but we were just kinda off. Roger and I kinda dressed up......We went as Sarah Palin and a moose........

We went around Trick or Treating with Mandy's kids.....


Then two days later, it was Tony and Traci's birthday. Tony had the flu so that was bad.


I think I am going to stop working at Wood Design and get a job at Olde Thyme Pasties as a cake decorator. Dang Im good.........Just look at the masterpiece I made Tony and Traci (and we sang to Great Grandma too)....For those who don't know, Tony and Traci share a birthday. I told someone the other day they were my twins.

video

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

udate.....


I had to take the off work today to input all the prop 8 stuff our ward has done. (I am taking a break to write this) It seems this is just about all we talk about around here. Everyone but me has stood on a corner with a sign, I just have been chosen to do the computer stuff.
I am so tired of this election......and the prop 8 stuff. It sure is intresting to see how people choose things in life.
My mom got moved and I am so grateful for my sister's for taking care of that. I hope she will be happy in the new place. She can see the Jordan Temple from her bedroom and is real close. They got her recommend for her before she moved. I don't think she can do any temple work, but Nancy can take her over there, and she can do the prayer roll, and maybe eat something....not excalty temple work ( if it was, I would already be a real angel)....
We still have our doors open at work......not to busy but we are still open. I did book a get a way for Roger and I in Tahoe on Nov 6th......he really needs it.

I got a sweet package today from Megan and the kids........
I love being a Mimi.......
Well gots to get back to the prop 8 stuff........love you all

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Proof......I have a fan club.




What a week it was up in Washington. Ivy finally liked me. And I had a blast with the 3 kids.


I don't have a picture of Tommy and me........I forgot my camera.


Here is PROOF, Ivy did like me in the end......and my Susie Q, was such a big help.


Kids grow up so fast.......


Hope I get to see all my grandkids often........love you all

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Up in the NorthWest

So, I came in last night to baby sit Travis and Megans kids while the go to Hawaii. Susie has clung onto me like velcro. Tommy, was happy to see me, but he's a boy and unless I am going to go Praying Mantus hunting, I am just ok.
Ivy would rather I go back where I come from. I am really hoping that by the time Megan and Travis get back, she will like me.
These are such three sweet kids.............and I am so impressed with how Megan has taught them. Susie just told me I wasn't allowed to put a sock on the coffee table in the front room.
I am praying Travis and Megan can relax and have fun..............

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cute Kids and Cute Rooms

CARTER AND SUSIE SUMMER 2008






So have you ever seen any cuter 3 year kids? I found this on my camera, and just miss these little guys. I love the goofy smile Carter has on his face.





So this is one of my back bedrooms. The guest room. I have been collecting vintage hand held mirrors for a while. This is about a 150 year old door I made Roger make into a headboard....not sure what else I am doing this this room.



This is another collection I have a problem with.......These are VERY old Blessing/Christening gowns......again, not finished with this room.......but I love old things. I love to think about the history of what the item had. My collection of camera's needs a place.....It will come together, when I have some more time and energy.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom


I can't figure out my new computer........So I can't put the picture I wanted to on this.........


It's my mom's 87th Birthday today. I am so happy to be her daughter. She's been such a wonderful example for me through out my whole life. When ever I have ever needed her, she's been there.

I have been trying to figure out what the best quality my mom has, but I am at a loss. She has so many of them. I would be 100% happy with my life if I could be like my mom. She never complains.....I don't think a person could have a better Mother In Law. She never once has come between my husband and I. She has always supported me, my husband, my kids and most of all my dad.

I saw her give countless hours of service as a kid in the Relief Society. And one of the things I have always loved about my mom is she has always laughed at her self. She has a wonderful sense of humor.

I am so thankful for a Heavenly Father that gave me my mom.........

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMA

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Our Turn
































We had so much fun doing these photos! I think roger looks a little bit like Travis in some of thse photos.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Life........or something like it

I haven't blogged for a long time because my computer died. I hate hate hate lap tops. I have one at work, and now I have to use Roger's old one.
In going through some old stuff, I found my old organizer where I had some notes that my dad had said while he had pneumonia. It was the beginning of the end for him........but dang while he was in the hospital, he said some pretty funny things. I just had to share them with my sisters, kids, nieces and nephews... which is most of you.
If my dad was here.........he'd love these. Most of these were said with his eye's closed.

"I'm the Home Teacher of St Marks Hospital"

"I'm grateful The Lord has let me stay here"

While cousin Rolaine was visiting, Dad woke up. We said, Daddy, you have Pneumonia. He said " Oh for Hell sake, I'd rather have Gonorrhea"

"Romeo and Juliet were just a couple of bums compared to Sam and Margie"

"Marge, have you looked in the mirror lately?" while his eye's are closed, then he giggled.

While asleep, he pretended to tip his hat and say, " My name is Sam Rudd and I am a new missionary here in Brazil."

"I had an affair with Eli Harris for 5 days" not true, and I think Eli Harris was one of daddy's companions........LOL

"Margie, call Claine Erickson and tell him to get Judi, Mom and I out of the Human Society" (human, have no clue why he said this one)

"I got a bare nekkid woman standing before me because Margie hasn't put out in 4 weeks"

Cant wait for my kids to do the same with me........

We found out today what kind of Arthritis little Ivy has. She has the middle kind, called Polyarticular arthritis. For three months she will be on Steroids. In this three months, she wont grow. We humbly ask for prayers during this time. ( hope this is OK Megan)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cute Martin Boys

So I have had to try all kinds of tricks to get Carter to like being around me......one day I took them to this place that had bowling and a bunch of arcades. After breaking two games.........(it was me who broke them).....I saw a photo booth. I have some of these cheap photo's of Mandy's kids, and so I thought I would do one of Hilary's kids.
Sometimes Carter likes me and sometimes he tells me to go back to California. But he's a doll. So is Weston and little E.Z is so sweet. I forgot what a lot of work with little kids 24/7 is. Hilary is healing slower than she did with Carter.....I do miss home, but I am glad to still be needed as a mom

Thursday, July 31, 2008

E.Z. Ryder


For those of you who see our blog.....click on Hilary and Chris's name on our list. This is our 10th grandchild. He was born yesterday in Utah and Mimi is here helping out.........Cater and Weston are excited to be big brothers.........Carter just wants Mimi to go back to Californina and wants his mommy back.........

He's a darling baby.....and can I give huge props to my wonderful tuff daughter. She is Da Woman!!!!!........and never complains. She's had a rough go of it here lately....and she never complains.........I am so proud of her.........in fact, Megan was the same way about her C Section.........and Mandy, could have another 6 kids and pop them out.

Weston asked me why Heavenly Father made the women have the babies.............and I bluntly told him because, women are stronger........and can handle pain. Daddy's might have bigger muscles.........but mommy's are stronger......and he said..........OK...........
I have enjoyed these sweet little boys..........they have been good. Cather says "Betuse Why?" every other minute.........and Weston's trying to figure out how to make money...........
Im glad I am a woman...

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Camping at Pinecrest 08




So Mimi and Papa went camping with The Days at Pinecrest this week........



We had a great time. We went to go see Kung Fu Panda at the outdoor Amplitheater, made Smore's and had Papa's Micky Mouse Pancakes. We played in the water, fished and got skunked.

I took a lot of pictures....and I just had to share two of these video's.

We had fun with all the kids. Grant had a hard time because he wasn't feeling well. And I love, LOVE having a trailer. It might not be big, but it's got a bathroom that is great.






video


I taught this song to Paige and Mitchell when Harry was born, and he sings it now.




video


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Snowball

Click on this......and have the kids watch it all the way through......so dang cute


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJOZp2ZftCw

Monday, July 7, 2008

New Digs

SO HERE IS WHAT THE NEW BATHROOM LOOKS LIKE.......SO FAR ANYWAY. DAD HAS DONE ALL THIS ALL BY HIS SELF AND I AM SO HAPPY.......WE PICKED OUT THE GRANITE TODAY. IT'S GOING TO BE BEAUTIFUL.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Just Three Random Pictures.

I had some random pictures on my phone........so here they are.

#1 This is the LDS Tabernacle in Honolulu. It was a really cool. They hold regular church service there.....it was built in like the last 40's





#2 My mom with Carter and Weston.........I lost all the ones of her with Mitchell cause of my regular camera getting lost....She was really happy to see them. And this was a pretty good picture of her.








#3 This cracked me up......Again, this is on my cell phone so it's not that great of a picture. When Dad and I had gone to Hilary's house, the first time I went to the bathroom I had noticed this little face on the door knob........it had pretty much worn off by the time I took this. Westons, little mind is so creative.......who would of thunk that when you turn the knob to lock, it looked like a face? In real life, it really did. I laugh everytime I think about it.










Friday, June 13, 2008

HAPPY FATHERS DAY DADDY..I MISS YOU


I have had this picture up before. It's been almost a year since my Daddy died. It is a year on the 30th. This is my first year in 53 years with out a Daddy on Fathers Day.

I just wanted to say in a silly way, I miss you with my whole heart Daddy. Thanks for being my first hero in life and for always being there for me. I adore you still.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

TRIP TO SLC

Well, I haven't posted for a while.......and there is a reason for that. I lost my camera somewhere in between a cemetery and Chuckarama.................scary stuff.
Also, someone stole my meds on the Amtrak train on the way home. Thank goodness, I have an emergency stash .................. It wasn't a very good trip in that regard.
I got to see my mom.............and bless her heart, she's having a rough time of it. I got to spend some good time with Hilary and the boys......
And a "spend the nighty" with my sister's in Heber at Char's.. It was fun.
Just checking in......

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sunday with the Day's

I was the baby of 5 girls. I grew up not knowing a lot about boys. I have since potty trained my kids and taught my boys that if they had to "water the plants" in the back yard or out in the wilderness, it's ok. Mandy has done the same with her boys. However, Harry has been found "watering" the neighbors plants as well....... On Sunday, he decided, he needed to leave a little bit more then water...........in the front yard. Mandy found out, and asked Harry if he had gone poop, and he was very proud to take her out to the front yard and show her. So being the wonderful Grandma I am, I took a picute of it.
I was bothered more by the fact Dad watched him while he was on the phone walking on the sidewalk........and just kept talking.



Paige got a Hula outfit from Hawaii.... I like how Dad is trying to teach her how to Hula.
....The coconuts were a little to small. I am going to save this for her wedding video.......

Sunday, May 4, 2008

ALOHA



WE DID IT!!!!


WE WENT......AND HAD A WONDERFUL TIME....


WE SAW AND DID ALL WE COULD ON OAHU. WE WENT TO THE TEMPLE AND DID A SESSION, WE WENT TO CHURCH AND I WAS THRILLED THAT AT FAST MEETING, EVERYONE SAID "ALOHA" EVERYTIME THEY GOT UP....WE WENT TO CHURCH AT THE OLD TABERNACLE. IT WAS A VERY COOL OLD HAWAIIAN BUILDING...... WE SNORKELD TWO TIMES AND SAW TONS OF FISH AND A FEW TURTLES. THE POLYNESIAN CULTURE CENTER WAS A BLAST BECAUSE WE HOOKED UP WITH A GUIDE WHO WAS A FRIEND OF REBECCA PAREDES.....(THE FAMILY THAT CAME TO LIVE WITH US FROM NEW YORK FROM TRAVIS'S MISSION)


SAW PEARL HARBOR, SHOPPED, ATE GREAT MEALS,......THERE WASN'T ANYTHING WE DID WE DIDN'T LOVE.......


THANKS BABE........FOR A GREAT SECOND HONEYMOON. IT WAS A HECK OF A LOT BETTER THAN ST GEORGE UTAH!!!

video

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Where has the time gone?

I can hardly believe it's been 35 years ago today Roger Liston and Kristie Rudd were married in the Salt Lake Temple............
We are leaving on Friday to go to Hawaii.....to celebrate we have made it!!!!!
We were kinda cute back then............He had hair.....I was skinny.......he had a bigger nose.......I had bigger hair..........and we were dirt poor but we pulled through.
Thanks for the 35 years babe.........I adore you!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008




I've had a hard time posting this today.

So Travis and Megan came down to visit. We had a grand time. On Saturday we went to Boomers.......raced cars, putt putt golf , and video games.



Travis and Tommy wanted to climb the rock wall.......




Then Harry came home and climbed my fireplace..........they ALL did. I had to put a stop to it. We had a great weekend. Thanks for coming down!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Singing Princess

video Susie and I played princess and beauty shop......we had a great time with Susie, Tommy, Ivy and yeah, their parents as well........

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Grandma's on The Loose

I have the BEST SISTERS in the world.......We get together when we can to have some fun times. I know my Daddy is happy that we still do this. We play "remember when" domino's and tell each other whats going on with our families.

We went to Neiman Marcus for a Bobbi Brown make over and lunch.
After the Make Over at Neiman Marcus (or Neimas Marcus....depending who you are)


My sister's are my best friends, my oldest friends, and trusted friends.....


We had a complimentary limo ride to a casino, and had dinner. And we saw a show with impersonators. We really weren't into gambling....it was so smokey. We thought of Holly all night.......she loved casino's. We missed her so much.
Limo Ride
Judi with her first boyfriend.....ELVIS




Nancy always had a thing for old Indian Chiefs
Thanks for the wonderful trip......love you all



Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cousin blog

Here is a link to Aunt Judi's family.......check it out


http://fairbournfamily.wordpress.com/

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Temple Night for All


We decided to do what Travis and Megan do with their kids and the Temple......go with the whole family and take turns going in......one at a time.

So we went with Matt, Mandy and all 4 kids. Dad stayed with the kids and took them to go see Jesus (at the visiting center) and Matt, Mandy and I went inside......

It was a really great night and the kids had fun.........

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Heart Day


Happy Valentines to friends and family........

My sweet hubby sent me these..............

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Good Day Sunshine


It's been soooooooo pretty here the last few days. I got so tired of the rain. I am at work, with the door open, and I had to go take a picture of something......only we have a bunch of ugly buildings around the shop...........

I love the Sun.........I can't wait for spring.......

I also love this town..so glad to be back in it.

Friday, January 25, 2008

HOLY BATHROOM BATMAN!!!

One of the girls asked to see a picture of how my bathroom was coming along..........ummmmmmmmmm I guess that would be Hilary because Mandy has already seen it in person. DUH......
Dad has worked soooooooo flippin hard on this bathroom. Here he is in working on the tile on the shower......I am very proud of him. Just having a hard time not having things finished. I am thinking of adding the other bathroom in an "ugliest bathroom contest"

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Papa Snoring

Here is a video of Papa snoring today. Shhhhhh He doesn't know.


video