Tuesday, June 3, 2008


5:30 Wake to find that Bill forgot to wake Breea for volleyball - shes not happy with anyone.

6:00 Wake the rest of the troupe for their first day of Performing Workshops - some happy, some not so much.

7:00 Fix protein shakes and get them out the door

7:30 Bath Brodey to prepare for the surgery where he looses his manhood and ability to make more of his kind. (trust me, Im doing the world a favor)

8:00 Clean, shower and laundry

9:30 Dani comes over with Collin and they play with Tessa in the irrigation and pool.

10:00 Danica accidentally lets Brodey out and he runs on the outskirts of the irrigation taunting me than he's going in - but alas, the pack leader (me) coaxes him back to his senses and 5 minutes later hes back in the less dirty environment called "my house".

10:30 Leave with a clean Brodey for the Spay/Neuter Clinic

11:00 Freak out because I didnt realize that other dogs, bigger ones, might be in the same room, for minutes or hours???

11:15 Brodey cowers under my chair and behind my purse hoping the other dogs wont notice him.

12:00 Brodey goes in and they inform me I can pick him up between 4 and 5:30 that day - after dropping 100 bucks in their hands.

12:30 Pick up kids that packed lunch's but Kayla took their lunch's with her to her job - they're starving

12:45 Lunch

1:00 Breea back to the workshop

2:00 Home to find good friends in the back yard enjoying the pool

2:15 Pick up 3 extra kids and head to library

3:15 Drop of all kids except Tess and head to pick up Breea

4:00 Breea loves workshop and we head to pick up Brodey

4:15 They inform us that Brodey will have to wear a cone for 10 DAYS!!!

They trip home was sad, but Breea laughed at him the whole way.

5:00 Home to find out I need to take Tessa to get her stitches out.

5:30 Go out to find car battery DEAD

5:31 Walk to Jeffs house to take the small patient

5:40 Watch Tessa be a scream'n me me, because we waited an extra week to get her stitch's out and scabs were covering them.

6:00 Call Kayla to see if shes home and ready to head to wedding dinner that starts at 6:30 in East Mesa - Shes at the Mall.

6:30 Kayla gets home and we hop in her car and drive about two miles and realize she is WAY below empty and the nearest gas station is about 5 miles away.

6:40 Go back home and pour our gas can from garage in Kaylas tank at head to the dinner.

7:10 Get to the dinner and enjoy watching Rachel and Chad and their families toast and tease them. Aunt Ferns home was perfect and the food and entertainment was too. It was a fiesta with Kays Pico De Galo and her neighbors salsa. We played 5 truths and 5 lies about Rachel and Chad and then they had an open mic where anyone could tell stories - I did get a little tearing when her dad talked about Rachel being a perfect daughter. A little too close to home, having 6 of them myself. I do have crying issues that I doubt will ever be worked out and SURE I have passed on to my girls.

11:15 When we got home at 10:30 from the dinner and Target we all went straight to bed. We got a ring at the door at 11:15 - everyone was asleep and we scrambled to get dressed - got to the door and it was Shayna. She was having a late night with Bailee and was suppose to come home and be in bed at 9:00. When I carried Tessa into bed there was a big blanket and pillow on her bed - it obviously was not Shayna.


Erica said...

Helloooo Wonder Woman?!?! I laughed through this entire post! You are a riot! I love the cowering dog picture! So sad, but funny (not the losing of the manhood but the cone)! How you do it I will never know! Do you ever just have a day of nothing?? Like just in pj's all day on the couch? You deserve one!

Katee said...

Too funny! Days like that make me crazy......

Vonda said...

I had to post about the day because there was chaos, laughter, anger, joy, impatience, fear, frustration, and a multitude of other crud that I knew I would get a kick out of later. Believe me, I do sufficient laying around, thus the figure.

Angie Whitman said...

I think you are having way TOO many of these kinds of days!

Loved Kayla's grad pictures and of the other girls. What a fun time. I think its so fun that Brennon is running next to the car. He looks like he fits right in with the Guttery clan.

Chelsea said...

HOLY COW!! I hope you got 18 hours of sleep after that day! I think I just decided 2 kids is enough :)

lindsay levi said...

Haha! Did Shayna try and trick you?! What are your older girls teaching her?!?! JK! What an eventful day! MY GOODNESS!! Sometimes I have days like that, not to that extreme, and I think "Why am I here?" or I just cry and get mad. Glad you survived!

Holly said...

Wow....breathe! Holy smokes!

The Galvan Family said...

wow! what a day. I try to limit myself to one activity a day, my brain can't handle it. You are Wonder Woman!!!! we need to get the girls together this summer!!
miss you!

WishTrish said...

Conehead dogs crack me up. It's so sad and so funny at the same time.

brenda sanders said...

Oh my word Woman!!!!! Your days are starting to sound like mine. I might be rubbing off on you. If so, you might consider getting a new friend!!!! I hate to tell you, but life gets crazier as you get older!!!! But its all good!

Crystal said...

Gotta love the pillow under the covers trick.


  • 4/12 Shayna - I said "I really want to buy that table but I dont know where I would put it" (been buying used furniture that I want to redo and its been cluttering up the garage. Shayna said in her sweet inocent voice "you can put it in the garage?"
  • 4/12 - Tessa "Mom, you know what I dont like about mornings? - the sun!"
  • 4/12 - Shayna got her braces a couple of weeks ago and her teeth are starting to go together and she said "Im gonna miss my gap" and she was seriously sad - she wont get to squirt water through her teeth.
  • 3/12 Breea again..... "Mom, I thought it was Lack toesintolerant and I was lacking the toesintolerant, until I read the label"
  • 3/12 Breea was talking about college and she said "In my siriculum (curriculum), I have to take physicology (psychology)"
  • 3/12 - Tessa said - I want to take the "long cut" (instead of the short cut)
  • 3/12 When tucking Shayna and Tessa in Shayna said "You dont have to worry, I set out all your clothes for school tomorrow" - Very Shayna
  • 11/10 When Kayla was little she should always cover her eyes when we went by a graveyard.
  • 4/10 Dont want to forget that Shayna calls the pools water fall a waderfoddle. She also called Aunt Kay, Uncle Kay??? McKenna got grandpa mixed up when she was little and called him "Bunka"
  • 3/10 For some reason, our family forgets the rules to Mexican rummy, shang hi and ALOT of card games, so last Sunday we just delt cards and everyone played whatever rule they wanted. The game lasted about 4 minutes, but we all won!
  • 2/10 I was going to work in Tessas class and she said "Mom, what if you mess up" and I told her I would try not to, but the next thing I know she is asking me if I will pray with her and ask Heavenly Father to help me not mess up. She prayed, and I didnt mess up! (all papers were copied a colated correctly)
  • 3/10 McKenna saying what she liked about Brennon on his Birthday "I like your style and your swager"
  • 12/09 Tessa went to the girls play and said "Willy wonka is hot"
  • 12/09 Kayla has a slight ring worm problem and if you try to hug her she says "OK, but your gonna get all wormy"
  • 12/09 Tessa has been adding Sophia in every prayer including the blessing and this is what she says "Please bless that Sophia will feel better in no time" and her blessing tonight was "Please bless that none of the kids singing on the truck will fall out" - Shes a great prayer
  • 12/09 Tessa said "Mom, I think Im on Santas Bad list" I said "probably not, why are you worried about it?" Tessa "I really dont like coal"
  • 02/09 I asked McKenna if she had taken a shower and she said "I took one, but it didnt work"
  • 11/08 Shayna said "I wish we could have quads like the Poulsens and Jensens, but were too unrich"
  • 10/08 I was bringing Breea home from school and she asked "Can I do my jobs tomorrow? I asked why and she said "If you were to take all the headaches in the world and put them together - thats my headache" DRAMA
  • 10/08 Tessa hands me the camera as we are walking out the door and says "You better take this in case I do something cute"
  • 9/08 Shayna was about 5 and she was giving dad a message and he said "thats a deep tissue message" she said "hold on" and left and came back with toilet paper and stuffed it down his shirt and said "I want to give you a deep tissue message"
  • 8/08 Tessa after hearing some of Kaylas guy friends talk has picked up a new saying "Girls are the devil" - nice.
  • 8/08 As I was carpooling I asked Bailee who she wanted to marry, she said Dallin. Shayna said "Well he is cute mom, no offense"
  • Kayla - She says almost on a daily basis "This will be the last time........" Whether its someone moving, leaving on a mission, the last two weeks before graduation, etc.....
  • Brennon - Whenever he does something he knows we dont like or accidently steps on a toe or runs into someone, he just puts his hand up, smiles and says "high five" You gotta love it
  • Danica - Classic saying "Asians are geneous's"
  • Tessa - 6/08 At the doctors office he was looking in her sore ear and noticed there was still a stitch left in her eyebrow and proceeded to take it out while I was holding her down. She screamed really loud, looked at the doctor and said "I am NOT loving this"
  • Shayna 4/08 She came running in the house, grabed a dress and started heading back out the door to go to Nathaniels baptism. I said "Hey, come back we have to do your hair" She said "No, I dont want to be pretty for Nathaniel" Sure enough, when Bailee and Taryn came over they had their hair perfectly curled, cutest dresses and their shoes matched their dresses (unlike Shaynas)
  • McKenna 4/08 - I had the best dream last night. Mom: What about? McKenna: Snickerdoodles.
  • McKenna and Brennon - 4/08 McKenna: I want to put light blue hightlights in my hair like Klowd 9 - Brennon: I want Lypo.
  • Breea - 4/08 (In a very dramatic manner) "My coach almost killed us today, a few of us threw up, some passed out, she wanted to kill us. I almost threw up."
  • Tessa - 4/08 Talking to Grandma said "The Easter Monster leaves me lipstick under my pillow"
  • Shayna = 4/08 Kayla called from a show but couldnt talk. She said she would call at intermission. Shayna heard me say this and said "Kaylas in her mission?"
  • McKenna - 4/08 "Mom your not fashionable, but you can grow into fashion. It just takes about a month"
  • Kayla - 4/08 Mom said "Its crazy how I have two batches of girls, the older set and the younger" Kayla - "Im glad we could be your test batch"
  • Tessa 4/08 "Brodey - Lets get this party started"
  • Shayna 3/08 I asked her what she did at the gym daycare center she said "I just cleaned things and organized them"
  • Breea 3/08 While saying a prayer at Grandma and Grandpa Hatchs, she says "Bless the Hatchs". Her grandparents were wondering if she even knew she was their granddaughter.
  • McKenna 2/08 Mom, dont buy meat or sugar, Im turning vetrenarian.
  • Tessa 2/08 Mom: Tessa, your such a good girl. Tessa: I dont say stupid or do bad sings.
  • Tessa 1/08 - She was getting chewed on by the puppy and she was half-laughing saying "Are you evil or not evil?"
  • Shayna (6 years old) - She was mesaging dads back and he said "little harder, I need a deep tissue rub" So she went into the bathroom and got a handfull of toilet paper and stuffed down his shirt (deep tissue)
  • Shayna, 11/12/07 Mom: Shayna, say your prayers and thank Heavenly Father for all your blessings. Shayna (super tired): Thats so much. Do I have to thank him for ALL of them right now?
  • Some of our favorite word to call each other when gas is passed: POOPER MCGOOPER, FARTER MCGARTER, FLUFFER MCGUFFER, CRAPPER MCGRAPPER, AND TOOTER MCGOOTER
  • Danica (2) Yepadottado
  • Tessa (3) "Mom, I luz you and you luz me - weez luverz"
  • Tessa (3) - "Youz fweekn naughty" Mom "Who taught you that?" Tess "yo mom" (Thanks older sisters)
  • Breea 3 years - We have lots of gerds in our famie.
  • Tessa 2 years - Yoooz funny!
  • Tessa would often take off her shoes at church and when we asked her why she kept taking them off she said "my feet are grumpy". I guess it was better than Shayna at that age not wearing underwear to church (many times) We finally had to start doing panty checks before church.
  • Tessa (3) thirteen, fourteen, five-teen
  • McKenna (10 in a couple of weeks) - Mom, please let me go in with you. Mom - why. Mckenna - I saw a sign that said "criminal on the loose" Mom - I promise not to go in, I'll just talk to her at the door. McKenna - Im gonna roll down my window and watch you *tears bubbling up in her eyes. Mom to friend - Is there a sign that says "criminal on the loose" in your neighborhood? Friend - No, just "crime watch" neighborhood sign.
  • Kip, Kip, Kurray!
  • Tessa said "Can you take my brain off" and I asked her why, and she said "Its really so tight" 8/9/07
  • "sorry your such a looser" *pointer finger used as a puppet - McKenna (5)
  • Grandma Guttery was showing Shayna (4) a picture of me pregnant with her and Grandma said "Thats you inside your mamas belly" and Shayna said "She ate me?"
  • I need some Wotion on my Weggs - Tessa 3
  • Guess what guys? If you put the milk back in the refrigerator it will stay cold. - Kayla 17
  • Kayla - 4/08 Mom said "Its crazy how I have two batches of girls, the older set and the younger" Kayla - "Im glad we could be your test batch"