Saturday, January 31, 2009

My best friends

OK, so my son has helped me figure this out just a little bit. I actually tried to do a post before this one, but it didn't show up. He also taught me how to put a picture on my profile. Yay! It's not the best one, but I don't have a large inventory of digital photographs of me.
So, I think I'll start with an introduction of my kids, since I'll probably refer to my kids alot while I'm blogging. They all live close and are a HUGE part of my life. I have five children and they are all girls except four. I feel really blessed they all think that I'm cool and like to hang out with me.
The oldest is Dustin. He's the one who helped with the blog. He is 24 years old and married to Megan (who' a sweetie). He's tall and thin and loves learning! When he was 18 he had major surgery at Shriners for Pectus Excavatum and nearly died a couple of times.
Next is Dallin. He's 21 and just got back in October from serving a 2-year mission in Arizona & Texas where he learned to speak spanish fluently. In high school he wrestled and won 2 state championship, one in free-style and one in Greco-Roman which he then went on to the national championships. He also went to the California State championship for collegiate wrestling @ 130 lbs.
Third is Dean. He's 21, same as Dallin. He missed being #2 by only 7 minutes. They are biologically identical, but they diverge from there. Those two have been quite an adventure! I contribute most of the gray hair that I have to them, although the others have each taken their share, including their dad. Anyway, back to Dean. He is currently doing construction, to support his music habit. Dean LOVES music and plays the drums. I am in awe of his natural talent, and I'm not simply biased. He's good. He is always introducing me to different styles of music and "new" bands to share his passion and educate me about what is out there.
Next is Desi, short for Desiree. Her name means long hoped for, which after 3 boys is self-explanitory. She is an amazing daughter. She is 19 and in November, she married Junior, whose real name is Raul. He is originally from Mexico and is a very hard-working, conscientious young man working toward becoming a doctor. Desi is attending FLC for Early Childhood Education while working in pre-school childcare. Megan is also in childcare and they hope to someday open a day-care together.
Lastly, there is Drew. He just turned 18 in November. He's working at Subway and trying to get his car up and running and prepare for the GED.
One of these days I'll see if I can figure out how to add pictures in here.
We all have wacky senses of humor (I wonder how that happened) and laugh like crazy when we're all together. I love that they are honest and open and share their hearts and lives with me. We have learned so much together through the years.
Yes, I have other friends, too, but my children are definitely the best.

Monday, January 26, 2009


This is my first experience with blogging, other than visiting my son's blog for the first time a couple of days ago. I hope that you'll be patient with me as I embark on this new adventure and I'll try to make it worth your while.