Monday, October 3, 2011

Oh How The Time Flies!!

Where did the last year go?!?!  So much has happened including Bridger starting 1st grade.  His teacher is Mrs. Willie and he loves, loves, loves school this year.  His reading is getting better everyday and he his doing really well in math and spelling.  He likes going to recess and likes eating school lunch.  He has been really happy in the mornings which is a HUGE change from last year.

We had an eventful summer including fishing, swimming lessons, baseball, day-trip vacations and spending time with grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles, and cousins.  Bridger played baseball again and will probably play next year too.  He played soccer for the first time but didn't really like it.  He did have fun once he was at the games and practices.  It was just getting him there that was the problem.  He did get a trophy and a picture so he thought it was worth it in the end.

Another duck hunting season is upon us and Jeremy can't wait to get out there and shoot some ducks and hopefully some geese this year.  It is his favorite time of year and hopefully I can post some pictures of him being the "mighty hunter".  He got Gear, our black lab dog (who I say is a horse because he is so huge), to take hunting, but needs a lot of work this season to be ready for the next.  Jeremy said he will take him out on the weekends he is in town to hunt instead of with his brother or dad down in Utah.

Well that pretty much sums up everything that has been going on and here are some pictures to prove it:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Catching Up!

So much has happened to us since I last posted anything.  We had a good Christmas at home this year.  Christmas started 2 weeks early for us because Santa Clause (along with the help of Uncle Jeff) dropped off a Christmas present early for Bridger.  He got a black lab puppy!  Bridger named him Gear.  He is now almost 4 months old and weighs a little over 40 pounds!  His paws just keep getting bigger and bigger.

Jeremy is still the Young Mens president in our ward and I am currently serving as the Den Leader for the Wolf and Bear Dens.  I am also on the Stake Relief Society Committee as their "Technology Specialist".  I help them with the Stake RS Blog and anything technical.  I am pretty busy with both jobs and I think Jeremy is getting tired of me being gone at least 2 times a week with different meetings. 

Bridger is in Kindergarten and I am learning that he isn't liking school very much.  I don't really know what to do.  I try to have him tell me 5 things he likes about school every morning before he goes but that it a fight too.  If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!

Life is pretty much the same as it usually is.  Go to work, come home, do church stuff, eat dinner, play with the dog, go to bed.  That is really all that we do.

This is Bridger and Gear a few Days after he got him.

This is Bridger and Gear about the 3rd week in January.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I've tried a couple of times to post these pictures, but the computer I was using wouldn't let me.  These are some pictures of Jeremy and Bridger when they went fishing this summer.  We had fun and Bridger even caught three.  Not bad for your first time shore fishing!

Friday, August 20, 2010

What's That Scratching Noise?

Oh my heck! What an exciting night last night!...Jeremy and I were laying in bed last night still trying to fall asleep at about 12:30 a.m. when we heard a scratching noise.  At first we thought it might be a bird outside on the gutter, but it was 12:30 a.m. with no birds in sight.  Jeremy got out of bed and went into the extra bedroom to see if the scratching was coming from in there.  While he was checking a HUGE RAT that was brown and white crawled out from under my bed!!! (Thankfully I was sitting on top of the bed.)  I let out a scream and the rat dashed back under the bed and Jeremy ran into the bedroom.  He asked why I was screaming and I told him that I saw a rat.  He just looked at me like I was joking, but then I told him it was brown and white.  We both just looked at each other kind of stunned for a few minutes and then Jeremy decided that if he was going to fight a giant rat he better put some clothes on rather than chasing it in his underwear. (I sleep in pajamas. Don't worry I have some sort of clothing on.)

Since we didn't have any traps, Jeremy decided to make a "maze" to front door. He closed all the doors in the hall and put a board up to close the way into the living room.  Next he came in with the broom and started removing stuff from under the bed to scare the rat out. (Keep in mind that I am still standing in the middle of the bed having an anxiety attack!) Jeremy starts poking the broom under the bed and out runs the rat.  Jeremy didn't see it until he came over by the door.  He starts to say that it is a hamster (ya right) until he gets a better look at it at then exclaims that it is a RAT!

We chased the rat out of the house and there is Jeremy and me outside at 12:45 a.m.  Jeremy has the flashlight and the broom looking for the rat outside and I ran into the garage to get the shovel.  I take the flashlight and Jeremy takes the shovel and then tries to hit it with the shovel. The clinging and clanging on the sidewalk was really loud and I'm surprised we didn't wake the neighborhood up!  If you could have just seen us, it was hilarious!  Jeremy's running around with a shovel, and I'm following him with the flashlight and a broom!  Jeremy whacked the rat a couple of times, but didn't kill it.  We lost it when it ran around the house and into the field next to us.

As we were laying back in bed after our rat chasing escapade, we couldn't stop laughing at our experience!  I swear that would only happen to us!  We finally fell asleep around 2:00 in the morning after laughing our guts out!  The amazing part was that Bridger slept through the whole thing!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fishing Fun

Today the deJong family went fishing!  We went to Weston Reservoir in Weston Canyon.  We got there around 9:00 this morning and stayed until about 1:00 this afternoon.  Bridger and Jeremy had a great time casting & reeling.  Bridger caught 3 fish and one of them was actually by himself.  The other 2 he reeled in on Jeremy's fishing pole.  He was so excited!  It was so much fun to see him get so excited about something so small!  Jeremy caught about 15 fish. Most of them were small mouth bass with a couple of perch and 1 rainbow trout.

I don't have a license so I got to sit around and read my book. And I got a sunburn, of course.  Between the swimming and the fishing, my arms look like Neapolitan ice cream!  It is really quite hilarious and Jeremy can't stop laughing at me.

The computer I'm using won't let me post pictures right now so I will have to later!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bridger's Airplane

Bridger got a foam airplane from Allen Drug yesterday.  He played with it all afternoon in my mom's house because it was too windy outside.  The inevitable happened and the tail broke off.  You would have thought he broke his arm the way he screamed bloody murder!  But it was Daddy to the rescue and he fixed it with some duct tape.  After all of the screaming and crying he finally settled down is is playing with it again today.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cavity Filled!

Bridger did so awesome at the dentist yesterday!  They gave him the gas and novacane.  They only had to drill a little and then they put the filling in.  He got to watch cartoons while everything was going on.  He got to pick another treat for being so good, so he got another glow-in-the-dark bouncy ball.  He did so great.