Saturday, April 21, 2012


So like everything I do I have waited until the last minute. I have a research project that is due on Wednesday, April 25,2012. I know just a few days away. So I am enlisting the help of you, whoever is out there. I am supposed to be doing research on family relations. So I have a questionnaire to fill out. It will take some time, and will possible divulge some family information, but I will keep it in confidence and then get rid of them after I use the info in my paper. I really just need the info and won't be scrutinizing you, I don't have the time or the know how yet! :) So here are the instructions and if you could copy and paste then email it to me I would really appreciate it!!

List three families

you and your siblings, your mom and her siblings, your dad and his siblings.

List in order of birth

Then write male/female, your emotional relationship with them, alcohol

/drug abluse, married, divorced or widowed, how far they live from you and what you perceive their personality to be.


Tim-male, harmonious, married, 12 hours away, caraing, happy

Ruby- female, jealous, divorced, lives 30 min away, carefree, scatted, generous

Khloe- female, distrust, alcohol/drug abuse, divorced,30 min away, immature,paranoid, rebellious

Me- female, divorced, re-marred, scattered, stubborn, easy going, lazy, optimistic



This is from your perspective and knowledge. There is no right or wrong answer. I will keep everything confidential. I am only using the information for my research paper. I won't use your name and when I am done writing my paper I will get rid of the questionnaires.


Normal/plain, indifferent/apathetic, distant/poor (usually limited communication due to different lifestyles), cut off/estranged (no contact/formerly love or friendliness), conflict, hate, harmony, close, best friends/very close, distrust, hostile, violent, abuse, manipulative, controlling, jealous, never met or other.

Personality traits-

Loyal, affectionate, ambitious, caring, rebellious, distant, unmotivated, guarded, unsure, determined, flexible, stubborn, focused, scattered, frugal, generous,lazy, honest, envious, immature, optimistic, pessimistic, perfectionist, outgoing, ect....

Monday, February 13, 2012

Where is Brit when I need her?

You know how they say your children learn by example? Well I found out what kind of housekeeper I am. I have always known I am not the greatest when it comes to cleaning house. I can live in a mess for awhile. Cy, Josie and Macy are the same. You go into Cy's room and there are piles of clothes and he still has boxes that arn't unpacked. He knows which piles are dirty and which aren't. And don't even think about opening his closet. Josie and Macy play everywhere but their room because its trashed.
Friday I told the girls if they cleaned we would go to Abq. When I got home from practice the kitchen, family room and the little girls room were cleaned. As I looked closer I noticed stuff poking out from under the couches and things stuffed in the bookcase. I asked Josie to take care of the stuff in the bookshelf. She replied, "That's the only way I know to clean". I went to check out her room and it was clean. I noticed a big pile in the corner of the room with a blanket thrown over it. Yes, she put everything in a pile and threw a blanket over it and called it good!! I wish I had thought of that. So next time you come to my house don't mind all the mini blanket mountains around my house.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Just call me Red,

So I have been having hair trouble for awhile, since we moved her. I got impatient and colored it with a box. Then had to have a dear relative fix it, (she will remain nameless because she is awesome and it is my fault) it then tuned purple, so we had to darken it. I always thought I wanted to be dark, everytime Chea colors her hair I think I want that color. Turns out not so cute on me! So I also have been trying to grow out my hair, so you can imagine the hideousness that has been me.
Finally broke down and went to get my hair colored. First I asked my cheerleaders if they had any suggestions. Got quite a few even an offer to put hair extensions in. So I called Mabel. She lives in Socorro but used to live in Magdalena forever. As it got nearer for me to go I started getting scared. First she could be a killer and no one would know what happened to me. Second, Mabel. What image does that conjure up? Yes its a vintage (old fashioned) name. So I had images of an older lady dying my hair with a tinge of blue and setting it in rollers. Not a bad style, I know several ladies who rock it, just not what I wanted at the time.
So I texted the girl who gave me the number and told her I was headed to Mabel's, and if I didn't show up to practice, I was dead. Get to Mabel's and she is 45-60. I know, a wide age range but after 30 we are all old. She does my hair, and keep in mind all I have ever had done are highlights with the foil. She starts to rub product into my hair, no foil. Apparently that is a way to do it when you are adding real color. I didn't know this and I am thinking, I could have got a box and done the same thing, Ahhhhhh. Well all goes well, as well as can be at this stage in the game. Now I am a red head. As I am leaving she takes my name down, she sees Tigner. I figure she probably knows Debbie and Buddy. No those names aren't familiar to her. She did do a lady's hair in Magdalena years ago, um what was her name.......Lucille Tigner.
Didn't ring a bell with me, but I figured she must be related. I leave with lots of thanks I love it. Text Becca and ask who is Lucille Tigner......wait for it.......She was Fletcher's stepgrandmother! Only here, can I get my hair done by the same lady that did Fletcher's stepgrandmother's hair!! So now I have red hair, but at least the cut is good. Becca did it last night. There is no good way to grow out a short hair cut, unless like Becca said I become a hermit for 4 months or so. Not the best way to make an impression in a town you just moved to and your husband loves and thinks is heaven. Yes I am vain, I want to look good, so short again and hopefully blonde again, soon!
Fletcher says he likes it red, but I distinctly remember him saying he hated red hair. Even when Macy was born and her hair was strawberry red. His own flesh and blood! And we all know where I rank after flesh and blood, exactly AFTER flesh and blood. Plus I heard him tell Cy, "SHHH do you want the wrath of her, yes you like it red"! Yep still got it. Be afraid, be very afraid!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year

New Years we spent at Sara and Jason's and the two older kids went to a dance. They seemed to have fun, but you can never tell. Cy gave it a 7 on a scale of 1-10. Dakota gave it a 1, but she talked non-stop about what they did so maybe it was a little higher. Fletcher and I fell asleep with the little girls around 10 and woke up a little after 12. Thats how I like to spend New Years. The snow has started to melt and has made our road a big mud bogg. Atleast when it's frozen I could drive on it. We have borrowed Gramma Debbie's pickup with 4-wheel drive so I can get out. It really is a muddy mess!! I can drive in rain and dust storms like no other but this snow and mud is giving me a run for my money.
Exciting news, I am the new seminary teacher in Magdalena and it will be the first seminary here. I am so excited!! I know I will atleast have one student- Dakota. There are 6 or 8 on the roll but if we have 2 we will be lucky. I am really excited about doing this! But you know I am not a morning person and I like my sleep so it will be interesting. Fletcher will have to help out in the mornings with the girls, so I should probably set out their clothes the night before. Track starts in three weeks and Cy is going to this. I hope he enjoys it, he is looking foward to it and the conditioning and working out.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Hillbilly fun!

I thought I would post some pictures of Cy "sledding".

Also Macy still wears no clothes and here are some pictures.

Finally unpacked the living room and got the coat closet together. Slowly but surely the house is getting unpacked.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Back in the saddle

So here I am again. Lots has happened so let me explain, no there is too much let me sum it up. We are now in the land of entrapment--New Mexico. It has been a pretty rough run for those of us who resisted the move. Before I go on I want to apologize up front if I offend anyone, which I probably will because thats what I do. This blog is a journal of sorts so I am going to write and "keep it real", so don't read if you are easily offended. Ok disclaimer finished and its not even in small print.
So back to our first week here. Dakota came back from Jaafe's with lice, so we dealt with that and lots unpacking and trying to make the kids lives as normal as possible. Then it snowed and we were majorly lacking in the prepardness department for cold weather, let alone snow. The kids and I experienced our first snow day and late start school days. As I went through the little girls clothes I found we were set for summer and winter weather in AZ but I had no warm clothes for the girls. Josie loved the snow and played in the first snow fall, she reminded myself of me when we lived in Utah and I played in my first snowfall. She was prepared with her goggles. Macy preferred to look out the window at the snow and stay inside with just her diaper on. We still can't get her to keep clothes on, she still thinks we live in AZ.
We did cut a Christmas tree down and I must admit the tree looked alot smaller when we were outside in the wide open. But it is beautiful and wide.
I took Cy and Dakota to Az for their visit with Jaafe and while we were there it snowed alot back in NM. Fletcher and the girls missed the Arnett Christmas party because the roads were closed to come to AZ. When I drove home the next day I had to park my car in Magdalena because our forest road wasn't bladed. We were "snowed in" the next couple of days and I pretty much slept those days because thats what I do. Fletcher got our road bladed and we were free. It is pretty weird driving down our road all covered in snow and snow all around then you get off our road and its normal. Makes me feel like an ice road trucker.
Lots of new experiences to come I am sure.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer doings

We had a busy couple weeks before school started. First we spent almost a week at the ranch, then we were off to Colorado for the Arnett reunion. Josie participated in the Old Timer's Rodeo in Magdalena again. She thinks she is so big. Cy helped Granddad gather cattle for a couple days and then we were off to Farmington to stay with Chan for a couple days before the reunion.

Cy, Trey and Reed doing something in the mud

Josie of course posing

Macy and Tana

Macy with a mouthful of dirt, she learned this from

The reunion was so much fun, it was good to get to visit with Dana and see her kids. And of course to see my favorite auntie Kathy. The kids had a ball playing in the lake. They must have stayed in the water for hours and hours. Even Cy couldn't stand it any longer and got in. The auction was a hit and so was the talent show. I think Jackson running in a circle doing donkey kicks was my favorite. I hated to come home.