Friday, August 31, 2012
One of my favorite days on vacation was the trip to Lee’s Ferry & the Colorado River downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam. It was a beautiful day. The sun was out & the clouds were puffy, blocking the sun at times. When Troy & Brett’s grandfather passed away, Brett was given the fishing boat to take down and use on the river. Troy’s Grandpa & Grandma were very big into the outdoors and had an outboard fishing boat. I learned a little about motors during this trip. The most important thing I learned is in order for them to work, you have to swear at them. Then they start up but they are mad.. then the motor refuses to work ever again because someone got angry with it.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
To those people who know me, know I am not a camper. I don’t tent it, I don’t RV it, my idea of roughing it is a hotel room. A hotel room with a shower, a sink & the most important thing.. a toilet.
. There was a sound from an approaching boat, I just layed there. A lady came on board, I said “Hi I am Tiffany and I am dying.” Then a few seconds later a guy came in with a huge medical bag & he started asking me all sorts of questions. Was I keeping anything down? How did I feel? He determined that I needed additional antibiotics & he gave me one then and there and told me to drink green tea. Right away after I drank the tea, I started to feel better. The antibiotic kicked in and I was able to eat a banana..and I kept it down. To me that was a miracle. I was so blessed to have a PA come right to the boat, at the exact time I needed one. The rest of the day I was able to get up and walk around and be among the land of the living. I am so grateful that we got our sign.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Troy and I decided at the end of June that he was through working for the company that he had worked for, for over 10 years. There are many reasons that we had come to this decision. We thought about it, prayed about it & argued about it. But, the time had come. I was going on vacation with or without him. If he continued to work for his boss, we never would have been able to go on vacation. His boss had taken all PTO (paid time off) away from his employees. Well.. not really... the boss had taken it away from non-related people that worked for him, so that included one other person besides Troy. There were so many other reasons to quit & I may get into that later- or I may not. (I am going to use this blog as my ranting/raving place for a while.) The time had come for Troy to part ways with this company. It was a great thing. There was a huge pressure that came off our shoulders. No more 12 hour days! Troy came home and we packed to go on our first vacation by ourselves, ever.
Friday, December 10, 2010
It has been a year since Troy and I have been married. I was going through pictures the other day, the ones that my friend Jeannie took. Two words about Jeannie- she is artistic and a lot eccentric. We have been friends for 10 years. She knows my "crazy" and I know hers.
She came to our wedding, which was awesome because she never goes anywhere out of her comfort zone. She took these pictures. She was so excited to give me the one of the two horses. She said it was a sign that we would be together forever. I didn't have the heart to tell her that they were two male horses. She was raised in NJ, she doesn't know farm animals like people from the country do or Springville for that matter. She is responsible for the two painting in my house that cause people to stare and just not "get it". These are her pictures. Black & white pictures are her medium for the most part. She has a great eye for catching the moments.
Friday, November 5, 2010
One thing I love about Troy is his love for music. I am so lucky that he loves to hear me sing and thinks I do wonderfully. I love that he plays the saxophone- although he has only played once for me. It was awesome!!! It is great that I found a partner in crime that will go to symphonies and the next night to a hard rock concert. We haven’t been to the symphony yet this year, but we will be going soon. Troy’s favorite composer is Mozart and when the Utah Symphony plays him we for sure get tickets.
For my birthday this year Troy bought me tickets to Nickelback, Three Days Grace & Buckcherry. I loved NIckelback and I was so excited to go. He bought general admission tickets thinking that there would be no assigned seating. What he didn’t know is that meant NO SEATING. He felt horrible, we did get to stand the whole entire 4 hour concert but we were so close to all the bands. It was awesome and we weren’t the oldest ones down there either. There were a whole bunch of older women trying to dress like teenagers. They scared me.
The next night we went to Collective Soul, one of Troy’s favorite bands. It was the last night of their 18 month tour. The concert was sold out within 10 minutes after they were released online. Thanks to my coworker that actually got in and purchased them for me. There were about 5 of us trying to get our tickets. CS put on a very good concert. Troy was MUCH happier at the Collective Soul concert. The Nickelback concert wasn’t as good as the Collective Soul. I left the Nickelback concert not much of a fan of their any longer. The Collective Soul concert was pretty good and we had seats…
Sunday, October 17, 2010
The last 3 parties I have gone to- or helped at- or been in charge of, there has been a candy bar. Let me tell you why... I just love candy. It is my favorite thing. It is my comfort "food". I thought it would be interesting to show these different candy bars and the awesome days that each represent. My wedding celebration was in October and the candy bar represents the falls colors. It also represents the thoughtfulness of my mom in putting it together for Troy & I. We get comments to this day of how over-the-top it really was. But the kids loved it. When I say kids I mean anyone from 20 to 70 years old.
The second candy bar was at my dear father's birthday party/open house celebrating his 60 years on this earth. It was in July and how awesome my mom was again for putting this together for our family & friends. The kid's loved it and I got a kick out of the little ones stuffing their faces with as much candy as they could.
The third candy bar was at my littlest sister’s open house/baby shower. Once again my mom rocks! I bet you can't guess what is she having based on the color of the candy. It was wonderful seeing all our family and friends at each one of these gatherings. I am reminded on a daily basis, how incredibly blessed I am having the people in my life. I am also very happy that I have a much larger family to call my own. The merger between Troy and I has been a wonderful thing.
In hindsight I think I love our candy bar the most. It was an amazing day that we were able to share with our family. I would change only a few things, but NOT the candy bar. It was perfect.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Last weekend one of Troy's good friends got married. I won her in the merge. She is awesome & has turned into one of my favorite people. She was so beautiful and she looked so happy. We went to Tremonton for this, so ya, it was a big deal.
When I met K*** she was going through a divorce and was pretty unhappy with the way that things had turned out. To look at her last Saturday was to see a whole different girl. When she looked at her husband there was such a soft look of love.
It reminds me of when I married Troy. How much I love him and his tenderness towards me. I would do anything for him. I can't believe we have been married a whole year now. It went so fast. Every day I fall more in love with him. I am going to post his proposal on this blog and pictures of that day. Shortly. It is amazing to me that I have finally found true love after really being on this earth 40 years.