Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My LITTLE girl!!!

Can I just be the bragging mommy for a moment. I love all my kids and all the things they do, but Cayla this year has had event after event. She really is a remarkable young lady and guess WHAT... Shes my BABY!!!

Cayla takes a class at school called JAG (Jobs for Arizona's Graduates). You have to get picked to be in this class and Cayla had no troubles at all getting. This year JAG is having a conference in...drum roll please...WASHINGTON D.C. Students from all over AZ had to apply to try and get the chance to go. You had to meet their criteria (good grades 3.5 or better and a few other things, which of course my memory can't remember). Each student had to answer a bunch of questions and then if they passed the written part they had to go for an interview. WELL, GUESS WHAT~ Cayla got picked to be a Cadre Leader and represent JAG at Washington and at other events throughout the year. There were lots of students from all over AZ who applied and they only picked the top 18. She is so excited to be able to go. The trip is set for the first part of December.

Caylas been asked to go to the "People to People" trips for kids for a lot of years, but those cost an arm and a leg. So whats nice is this whole trip is funded by sponsors. Shes always wanted to go to the people to people trips so this kind of makes up for mom and dad say, sorry it cost way too much.

Then Caylas other BIG news. Last week all the students in the school were told their placements and Cayla...another drum roll currently ranked 3rd in her school. Yah Cayla. Shes worked really hard at this. She currently has a 4.8 gpa, but because of her dance class and it not being worth as much as a math or science class her gpa get listed as a 4.3. But who cares, she works so hard between work, YW's and school, plus having a social life, I'm glad shes having a little luck right now. Don't ask me where she gets her smarts, cuz it ain't from her mom, must of gotten it form dad.

Shes also been hard at work trying to earn her second YW's medallion. She has a silver one and now wants to get a gold one. Shes getting very close. I think she might be able to have it finished by the first of the year. Shes a busy little thing.

Plus shes starting to teach dance classes again. I really don't know where the kid gets all the energy, cuz I can tell you I'm wiped out by 9 and shes still working. Shes really excited to start teaching dance again. Its her love. Now if we can keep her from hurting herself then maybe she can get back into track and going to a dance studio for herself.

Thats my girl!!


My friend Stephanie has tagged me. Here's how this one goes...This is an easy one. Go to your picture's folder and take the 4th picture from the 4th file and post it. How easy can that be.
Here's DJ making a monkey out of himself. Back in 2006 we got the kids and took off to San Diego. We ended up at the zoo and DJ just couldn't help monkeying around with the kids. We LOVE going to California!!!
Stephanie also did another tag. This ones a little different. Its called the bookworm tag, which involves opening the nearest book to page 56 and writing out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences...The CLOSEST BOOK, NOT YOUR FAVORITE, OR MOST INTELLECTUAL!!
So here's my closest book... "DIARY OF A WIMPY KID" (We have such intellectual reading in our house:) Josh just loves these books. He'll sit there just laughing away and then try and explain everything that he just read, "Silly boy, READINGS for kids".)
"Believe it or not, I got the idea from Mom. This one time when I was a kid, I was playing under the kitchen table, and Mom came looking for me. I don't know what made me do it, but I decided to play a joke on Mom and stay hidden. Mom went all around the house calling my name. I think she must have finally seen me under the kitchen table, but she still pretended she didn't know where I was."
Ok so I have to laugh because of all the lines that would be the fifth sentence its one that talks about your kids hiding from you. HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE HAD YOUR KIDS HIDE FROM YOU? Its the funnest thing when my kids think they are hiding from me but really I KNOW all, I SEE all, and I HEAR all. Heck, I'm a MOTHER. When will the poor things ever learn.
So now I tag, let me see, who will it be... Stephanie (by that I mean Steph Little, since I know a million Stephs), Jarrae, Kary, and Zoila.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Can I just say that I am SOOOO glad that last week is OVER!!!! I'm on the PTSA Board and Friday was our school Carnival. It seems like we have been working on this thing for months and when the final week came it was just a rush, rush, rush!
You talk about thinking BIG!!! We found out that one of the schools in our district wasn't going to have a carnival this year, so they asked if they could come to ours, no biggy. We'll then it just grew and grew from there. Next thing we knew we had 2 other schools from the district we invited to come. Then the day before we found out that the other school in the district canceled theres and was planning on coming to ours. WOW, I think we got in over our head here. But you talk about bring a community together.
Of course with everything, you'll have a few snags here and there, but over all everyone seemed to have a good time. We had kids out there dancing with the DJ (not just little kids, but older kids, crazy) and everyone seemed to enjoy the rides. ME, I just wanted to crash and burn. We've learned a few things to do and not to do for next year, so next year will be even better. Its all about getting community involvement and that was our aim! If you came, thanks for coming, hope you had fun...sorry the food lines were so long (something to work on next year). If you helped in ANY way, we couldn't have done this without you, your helping to make our community a better one and our schools. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Well.... DJ's driving home last night, from working the fair, at around 12:30-1:00 in the morning, and he see...FLASH~FLASH~FLASH. Not on him, but on everyone one that's around him. The "PHOTO RADAR" is up and running on Watson road. So...F.Y.I... everyone beware and watch out, PHOTO RADAR IS HERE TO STAY!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


SOOO seriously, you've gotta love boys!!! And I say that as a loving mother of two boys who at times make me want to go run and jump of a cliff or eat a gallon or two of ice cream or even eat 50 candy bars. What happened you ask?

Yesterday the boys are playing, pretty good together, not really fighting or anything. But they were being really silly (which they really know how to do at times). They thought it would be funny to try and sneak into the family room without DJ and I seeing them. Of course they were so loud we could hear them coming from a mile away, but they were having fun. They would go up stairs and act like they were playing and then sneak down stairs.

After awhile they realized we could see them coming down the stairs, so one of them (JOSH) got it in his head "Lets slided down the stairs, with blankets on our head. They will never see us then." So they did this a few times and decided that it was a lot of fun, so they put pillows an the bottom of the stairs, went and got the lid to the laundry hamper and covered everything with blankets and started sliding down the stairs.

NOW mind you by this time I'm in the kitchen cleaning up not really paying much attention to my two darling little turnips. And DJ's working on his Sunday school lesson. I come out of the kitchen and go into the laundry room and DOWN comes Josh, just laughing away, HEAD FIRST, on his stomach, straight into a tile with pillows. He says you have to watch this mom, goes back to the top and down he slides. Then Seth does it. Of course I know they are having fun, but this is MY CHILDREN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. They are a bit, how do you say, klutzy. We keep the doctors and the emergency room on speed dial for them. SO needless to say, mom spoiled all the fun and said you guys can't do that any more. One wrong slip and its face first into the tile, or its a broken bone, (aint doing that one again!!!) I go back into the kitchen. Then we hear Josh telling Seth, "you better not do it, mom said don't, we might get hurt". But of course hes laughing away while hes telling Seth this, so of course Seths not going to believe him. Seths response... ITS JUST SO MUCH FUN, SO ITS OK!

You gotta love boys!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Ok, so my friend Steph welcomed me to the world of the BLOGFORD WIVES! I LOVE that phrase. Thanks Steph and thanks to everyone thats reading. WOW! Who would of thought that so many people would read what little old me had to say. Well thanks and there will be more to come.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fall Break and we stayed home!?!?

Can you believe its that time of year, FALL. Well not in Arizona. I don't really think Az knows what the four seasons mean. If DJ had his way we would be up in the mountains enjoying the leaves changing and in some places even the snow. THATS NOT FOR ME!!! Yes, it would be nice to have a little cooler weather, like the 80's or 70's, but much more than that, I WOULD FREEZE TO DEATH!! I'm glad my hubby loves me enough to suffer in the heat he hates! Thank you DJ!!

Well, the boys are out of school this week. Noticed I said "the boys". Cayla was out last week. Their fall breaks don't fall on the same weeks. Last year this happened and we took the boys out of school for a week. They had homework coming out of their ears, so we decided "Not this time." Plus, Cayla went and got herself a job!

Yep... thats right my little girl is all grown up, driving, dating and working. She works at a day spa. So any how, we didn't go out of town, but that didn't stop all the fun. Well, some of the fun.

Cayla, DJ and her friend Geoffrey went hunting for rabbits and quail. Cayla likes to hunt. Go figure, my girly-girly liking to hunt, the one who's deathly afraid of crickets!! Shes not too fond of the quail hunting, she says they run around to much (so chase them down), but she likes to Dove hunt. DJ even makes her do all the cleaning when they get some (GROSS!)

The boys didn't think it was fair that Cayla and Geoffrey got to go so DJ had to take them this week. It was pretty funny watching them carry their guns around. Seth is still a little to small for his gun, but Josh is learning and getting there. Seths turned out to be a GREAT hunting dog!! "Here boy, fetch. Good dog, SIT!!" Cayla and I spent some of her time making peach-strawberry Jam and Canning Peaches. I've been working on these for 2 weeks off and on so I had her and Josh help me finish them up. It was kind of funny watching Cayla, she really is a blond, but in a good way.
Later in the week the boys and I made candies. They really had fun with that, making pretzel fingers, ghost, pumpkins and spiders all in chocolate (WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR). They like to help in the kitchen, sometimes too much that it drives mom crazy (and the sad part is, she really doesn't have THAT far to go!)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Well, this is it...

...I have been wanting to start a blog for over a year. Everyones doing it, so I kind of feel out of the loop. What is it they say, "Everyones doing it! Just do it!" Oh NO! I'm following the crowd. But why am I doing it you ask? Well its not just because we are stranded in Buckeye, AZ (which by the way now has a Walmart and a Linens N Things and a Target 6 miles away. I can now die happy), but its to keep our family and friends up to date on whats happening in our very exciting lives. Well my lifes not that exciting but BOY is my kids lives exciting and DJs. I live vicariously through them. Isn't that what a moms suppose to do. So here I sit at the computer, trying to figure this stupid blogging stuff out, which everyone one says is so easy, so far I really don't think so. Its beyond my mental capability. Which really isn't saying much. But life is good. We keep trucking along, doing our thing. I promise that I will add more to this later. This is kind of my test blog. So be prepared...there is more to tell in the lives of the Hansen Nut house. I will fill all the family and friends in on what is going on in my life, DJ, Cayla, Joshua and Seth's lives. So hang on to you seats and check back every now and then.