Monday, July 25, 2011

Just Another Day

As I was on my hands and knees cleaning up blue toothpaste off the carpet that Hayden had got to, I started to think. A lot of people have been asking me how he has been doing lately and my response is “good, he hasn't done anything too bad for a while,” but I guess that’s not entirely true.

I think what happened is that I have learned to deal with things a lot better. I am coping much better with our little Dennis The Menace.

He still gets into bags of suckers that I could swear I hide really well, he as dumped half a gallon of milk on the floor recently and along with the toothpaste today, I found two bottles of cake sprinkles emptied into my can of baking powder. It's all just stuff, and I have come to the realization that I can yell at him and the other kids and be mad all day, or I can send him to his room take a deep breath and maybe take a picture or two if the camera is handy and clean it up.

All I can say is every Mom with a two year old should really have a good wet-dry Shop Vac. That thing has saved our carpet more than once. It's just too bad we didn't think to use it when he poured green paint on the carpet.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dennis the Menace

Sometimes I wonder if we should have named you Dennis…Dennis the Menace. Every day Hayden seems to be getting into to something (often many things) that he shouldn't be.

A couple of weeks ago he combined all of the flour, sugar and salt containers. On Saturday he found a bottle of baby powder and squeezed it out all over his and Connor’s room. Surprisingly he kept the Sabbath day holy and didn’t get into anything on Sunday. The fun continued on Monday, when he poured out two bottles of hair detangler and half a bottle of spray gel on the carpet . Last Tuesday he got into our bathroom two times without me knowing. The first time I caught him pretty quickly after he had sprayed hair spray and lotion on the floor. Then later I went in to find that he had got the hair clippers attachments out, opened a bar of soap, looked throw all the drawers and put all my makeup wedges in the toilet.

This list of “menacing” goes on…he has poured dish soap, toothpaste, A&D diaper cream, and lotion all over the carpet. He has opened a bottle of gummy vitamins and eaten half the bottle. Now I know what you are saying…why isn’t your house better 2-year old proofed? Well, we have locks on several cabinets, we lock our bedroom and bathroom doors as often as we remember, but he’s a smart and sneaky kids who somehow finds a way to create all this fun!

It has gotten to the point where a lot of the times, but not always I just have to laugh or shake my head. What is wrong with this kid? Nothing, he is a two year old kid, right? Sometimes I wonder what room I'm going to walk into and what I’m going to find. Our little Dennis the Menace…got to love him.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Janet Wilson Bronson

Janet Wilson Bronson, 63, died on January 21, 2011 while surrounded by many loved ones, after battling leukemia for nearly two years.

Janet was born on May 6, 1947 in Bountiful, Utah to Cornell Wilson and Marie Lilly Gywnn. She married Gary L. Blosch in 1966 and had four children together. She later married Van Lynn Bronson in the Salt Lake Temple in 1990. She made Highland, Utah her home for the past 35 years. Janet was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was extremely talented, full of wisdom and loved by all her knew her.

Janet is survived by her husband Lynn, four children, five step-children, 25 grandchildren and five siblings. Children: Tyson, Esha, Shaler Blosch and Zenica (Ryan) Sanford. Step-children: Mike (Linda), Paul (Dana), Mark (Kimberly) Bronson, Angie (Dan) Pluid and Annette (Gary) Miner. Siblings: Dennis (Kay) Wilson, Pam (Ron) Ludwig, Mike Wilson, Cathy (Ross) Thomason and Craig Wilson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Highland 23rd Ward Chapel (6400 W. and SR 92, Highland). Friends and family may attend a viewing at the Warenski Funeral Home (1776 N. 900 E., American Fork) from 6-8 p.m. on Friday evening and at the church on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Highland City Cemetery.

Special thanks to the doctors and nurses, who provided such loving care, from the Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah Hospital, Promise Hospital, Heritage Care Center and American Fork Hospital.

Here is a little video slideshow tribute of you Mom!

Monday, January 17, 2011


I want to first thank everyone for all their thoughts and prayers and for all the visitors that Mom has had the past few days. She has enjoyed getting visitors.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday Mom was at Heritage Care Center in American Fork, but on Sunday she was moved to the American Fork Hospital. They moved her to the hospital because of low blood oxygen levels. They think she is showing signs of pneumonia and congestive heart failure. They are treating her and making her as comfortable as possible. We will continue to watch her and stay by her side.

Friday, January 14, 2011

This Sucks

I hate to even be writing this, but I feel like it’s important for those that check my blog and I also feel like I just want to get it off my chest.

Yesterday was moms “new birthday.” That means that a year ago yesterday Mom had her bone marrow transplant. She has had a rough year with multiple surgeries for her back and knee and also lost sight in one of her eyes. She has struggled to eat on her own and still has not been able to walk on her own.

On Monday mom went in to have some test done, the results came back yesterday and they were not good. Mom’s leukemia is back in full force and at this point there is nothing more that they can do for her. They have said that she might have two to four weeks left.

We will be going down to Utah this weekend and then I will be going back and forth over the next few weeks to be with her. This has been a long struggle for Mom. We were hopeful that the treatments would work, but knew this might happen.

We are grateful we get to spend time with her, but are not looking forward to seeing what her and her body will go through in the next little while.

Thank goodness for the gospel and the knowledge we have.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Our First Christmas at Home

We had a great Christmas week. We all got up, packed and drove down to Utah on Thursday to have our Christmas Eve (Eve) dinner with Ryan's family - it's always so good to see everyone and have great food. Friday morning we packed up and headed home. We stopped in to see my Mom and the hospital made an exception and let Alex see her. Ryan and Connor really wanted to as well, but Ryan had a cold and Connor was getting it too so all the boys stayed in the car. It was great to see mom but hard too. We normally spend Christmas at her house every year, but we were also excited to have Christmas at our house in Idaho for the very first time in eight years and it didn't seem to disappoint, we had a great time.

Christmas Eve we did some of our traditions; feeding the reindeer, opening Christmas p.j.'s and making cookies for Santa. Then it was off to bed.

The kids woke up around 7:30 - not bad. They were all really excited about their pillow pets that Santa had left and all the other gifts too. Alex played all day with her Play Doh Cake Maker and Bendaroos. Connor carried his pillow pet around every where and Hayden well he kind of played with everyone else's stuff. He got a little jeep to ride on and he likes it but her really likes Connor’s Buzz Lightyear more I think.

Ryan was really sweet and got me a cashmere sweater, a pearl necklace, and really cute slippers. I love all of the gifts, but the electric blanket that he also got me has gotten the most use so far - I LOVE it! It is the best gift ever, I know that’s silly but I really do love getting into a warm bed.

To make things even better Ryan liked every thing I got him this year. I am only going to have to take one thing back and it's because it doesn’t really fit, but he says that he really wishes it did because he really liked it. I'm either getting better at buying for him or he is getting better and receiving gifts. J/K Ryan I like to give you a hard time.

After all the presents were opened Ryan and I started to make brunch, well Ryan did I helped with the eggs, but we all know he is a better cook and he likes to cook so I don't get in the kitchen that much when he is around.

It was a great Christmas and I can't wait to do it all over again next year at home.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

30 Days of Thankfulness

Day 11-21

Day 11. Thankful for my step Dad Lynn and his unconditional love for me and my Mom.
Day 12. So very thankful for my in-laws. Everyone of them are amazing.
Day 13. I am so thankful for Ryan's job.
Day 14. Our beautiful new home.
Day 15. I thankful for school and teachers.
Day 16. Thankful for cartoons. I know its bad of me to say that, but right now it is so quiet and peaceful. Thank you nickjr. Every mom needs a cartoon break now and again.
Day 17. I am thankful for our freedom.
Day 18. Thankful for heating.
Day 19. Thankful for all of my great friends.
Day 20. Thankful for summer and already miss it.
Day 21. Thankful that Ryan shovels the drive way. (when he's home)