Utah Update

So I used to do my monthly/bi-monthly “Idaho Updates” but I haven’t done one since living in Utah. So this is my first official “Utah Update”!

Things are looking up here in St. George on the Job situation. Uncle Ben was kind enough to help me get a job working at his office. I now am an employee at Ideal Financial Solutions… and I am working 40 hours a week. It is so awesome. I am really liking working there and I am gaining a TON of experience. I am still living with Tyrone and Sloan. It is a blast. It has been amazing to see my nephews and niece every day. I was used to only seeing them two or three times a year. I am really getting to know them, and I can test out my parenting skills. Josie is the cutest baby alive, and she has grown so much since I moved in, and thats a cool things to watch. Farley is doing good. He has two buds now( Boozer and Shooter) and he seems to enjoy life in the desert. We go hiking a lot together and he took naturally to the slick rock and sunny skies. Farley will be turning 6 this year… wow… my little guy is all grown up. He is starting to show a bit of age actually. He walks a little slower, and white is beginning to appear around his eyes. I guess overall living in Utah has been a great thing, and I can’t wait for what the summer will hold.


If I was still a Little Kid!

If I was still a Little Kid, I’d play all day and dream all night.

If I was still a Little Kid, I’d marvel at the smaller things.

If I was still a Little Kid, I’d hug my dog and see him eye to eye.

If I was still a Little Kid, I’d eat a popsicle and let it drip.

If I was still a Little Kid, I’d jump and run with everyone.

If I was still a Little Kid, I’d be the robber you’d be the cop.

If I was still a Little Kid, I’d question everything and accept all the answers.

If I was still a Little Kid, I’d lose my teeth and grin, and grin.

If I was still a Little Kid, I’d play in the dirt and wouldn’t care.

If I was still a Little Kid, I’d swing and slide and then do it all again.

If I was still a Little Kid, I’d snuggle down with blanket or two.

If I was still a Little Kid, I’d take a bath and have a blast.

If I was still a Little Kid….

I’m Going to Tell You Like It Is

Boden and Jett are the best nephews in the whole entire world. There really isn’t any argument about it. They just are sometimes brutally honest….

My hair had gotten rather long in the past few months and I have cut it pretty darn short. I came home from getting my haircut, and walked in the door. Jett was sitting on the couch and turned and starred at me. He looked me up and down…. starred me straight in the eyes and said, “That’s not awesome!” I of course was a little taken aback… and replied with, “What’s not awesome?”… and he cooly turned his attention back to the TV and said, “Your Hair”. Well Gosh! I really wasn’t trying to be “awesome” but somehow my “awesome meter” just plummeted to empty. This wasn’t the first time that my “awesomeness” has been questioned by Jett. A couple weeks before I came out of my room after getting dressed and was meet with another blow, “That shirt is not awesome.” What do you say back to that?…. so I said the first thing that came to my mind… “Well… you….”, I couldn’t think of anything back. I mean where do you go from there? Your “awesomeness” just took a severe beating. The next best option was just to walk away, feeling slightly less sure of my clothing choice.

Boden on the other hand is a little more “delicate” about the way he informs me of his distaste for my clothing or hairstyle choices. Right after Jett had shot down my short hair, I went over to talk to Boden. He looked at me funny, kinda crinkled up his nose and asked, “Are you having a bad hair day?” OUCH! Once again I felt that burn of rejection. Once again I was speechless. “You know… you should go do your hair!”… this kid was on a roll. “It looks like you are trying to be like those people on TV”…. honestly can I get a break…

….. and also on the same note, I am never going to sing in front of them again. My singing was not only “Not Awesome”, but “Kinda like the sound a cat makes.”

All the same they are still awesome and I love them…. and Josie thinks I am pretty awesome… well at least my room anyway.