The Clyde Family

The Clyde Family

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!!!

Today is a great day to think about all the loved ones we have lost in addition to all those who have lost their lives in honor of our country. We are so blessed to live in the USA. I am so blessed to have so many nephews and a cousin that is serving in the military today and so blessed to have uncles and my dad that have served in the past. Memorial Day always brings some sadness to me. Thinking of those we have lost that we were so close to is always hard. I am glad for the eternal plan of salvation that I have been taught that I will get to be with all of those loved ones again someday!!!! I hope you have had a good weekend celebrating this beautiful holiday!!!!

Happy Memorial Day everyone..... now BRING ON SUMMER!!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Send some support....

Hey blogger friends, I have some sweet friends that need your support. The Webb's, Megan and Marshall are 2 of the cutest people in the land. Well, Marshall is getting deployed soon to Iraq and Megan is struggling with the fact that he is leaving soon. Please go over to THEIR BLOG and leave a word of support if you can. I know it will help her to not feel so alone, just knowing that we all admire her strength and sacrifice. It will only take a minute, but could really make a difference!!!


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Randy had a problem....

We were in Sunday School today and he was holding the baby. The baby was asleep and it was time for us to go our separate ways to Relief Society and Priesthood. As he got ready to put the baby in his car seat, I asked if he wanted me to put it on the chair so he didn't have to squat all the way to the ground and he said he was ok. Everyone else was almost all gone. As he squatted down, I heard


My first thought was, "did he just rip a big fart in church?" That's exactly what it sounded like and I thought of how embarrassing that would be. As he stood up, he had a funny look on his face and I asked if he was ok, he giggled and said, "I just split the crotch of my suit pants out!!!!!". So, I reached around and YEP!!!!!!!! Big ol' rip on the seam!!!!! He said, "I guess I better go home" and I couldn't stop laughing especially when he walked away and for just my entertainment, he was walking like a penguin!!!!! Ohhhh he makes my life so joyful!!!! He went home and put a different pair of black pants on to finish his Sunday!!!! We took the pants to Peggy, she will fix them because in Cambelle's words, "she can fix stuff, she has one of them things (making her arms in a square about the size of a sewing machine)"!!! Ohhhh, that was fun re-telling his family!!!!! I'm glad Randy lets me laugh at him about stuff like this. It keeps our relationship light!!!!

At least you didn't do THIS like I did a few years ago when we went camping. I blamed mine on a bear attack!!!!! Duct tape works wonders!!!!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Vegas with Friends.....

Last month we went to Las Vegas with some friends!!! We had been planning this trip for a couple of months. Randy and I are so lucky to have such cool friends. We went with Jeff & Chanieca Moss, Cam & Ronni Blair and Paul & Heather McInnes. There are so many other friends that we could have gone with and had just as much fun. We really are blessed by the friends that we have!!!!

I was nervous going. It had been almost 5 years since we had taken a baby with us out of town. But, by the end of the weekend, I realized that we really lucked out. He did GREAT being dragged around the whole weekend!!!!

So, Friday around noon, the Blairs and us got in our Tahoe and headed to Vegas. Paul had to work most of the day and the Moss' we coming down from northern Utah, so they would meet up with us later.

The first thing we needed to do was go and see my niece, Amy and little Noah. This was right after Noah's near drowning and I just really needed to see HER and know that she was ok. When we stopped to see them, I was ok until I picked up Noah, that's when the tears started. Holding him made me realize how bad things could have been and how blessed that we were to still have him on Earth.
Then we stopped by my Grandma Albrecht's house and stopped by my Aunt Vicky's house to say "hello"!!!! (Thanks Cam and Ronni). It was kind of important for us to see them, even just for a minute.

After lunch, we checked into our hotel. We stayed at a Marriott and got 2, 2 bedroom suites. The property was amazing and deal we got was pretty sweet too (thanks Brian)!!!!

After The McInnes' and the Moss' got to town, we went to get dinner, hung out, laughed and then took at trip to the hot tub later that night.

Saturday morning, we got up and the boys wanted to go see where they film Pawn Stars. It was pretty cool to see what we see on TV all the time. It's a lot more ghetto in the store than the show will ever show you, but is there such thing as a "high class" pawn shop on the Las Vegas strip (or anywhere, for that matter)?

I had to take these pictures of Randy and Cam, it's the opening shot of the show!!!

After leaving the pawn shop, we parked at the MGM and walked up to the Coke and M & M shops. We showed up to the MGM just in time to see the lions!!! It was so fun. We were having a blast hanging out just as adults and the 2 babies.

I loved the Coke store, of course!!!! If I had all the money in the world, I would have bought a LOT in that store!!! Instead, we got pencils for the kids, a magnet, a key chain (ya know, the touristy stuff), a shirt and a charm bracelet!!!! ALL COKE!!!!!!

This is my motto in life!!!!!

For lunch, we went next door to the Hard Rock Cafe. This was one of my favorite things that we did. We just laughed, listened to good music and had a fun time.

Randy, me and the baby!!!!

Cam and Ronni!!!!

Jeff and Chanieca!!!!

Cam and Jeff!!!! haha!!!

And the whole group. I didn't get a couples picture of Paul and Heather (sorry guys, I don't know why I didn't).

The food was great and the company was even better than that!!!!

After lunch, the boys and girls split up. The girls took the babies and we went to the Fashion Show mall. While we were there, we all saw our first real fashion show!!! It was sooo cool. The lights, the clothes, the music.... it was really fun!!!! The boys did boy stuff, stores the girls don't care to go. Ya know, testosterone infested shops!!!!

We got back together at the hotel where Paul and Heather had made dinner for the night, roast beef sandwiches.... they were SOOOOOO YUMMY!!!!

Some of the girls wanted to get pedicures earlier in the day, but there wasn't a place to get them done at the mall, so after dinner, the we (the girls) met up with my niece, Amy at the Meadows Mall for pedicures!!!! It was so fun, just to be there, talking "girl".... ahhhh so relaxing.

Well, we went down the strip on the way back to the hotel and when we got back, we all realized how late it was. We had been gone for 3 hours. I felt so bad. I hadn't been watching the clock and I don't think any of the girls had. Our plans for that night were to play games all together. As you can imagine, when we got back to the hotel, the mood was a little tense because we were gone so long. We decided to jump in our jammies and play games anyway. That's when this story gets a little crappy for me.

I went in to get some PJs on and when I stood up from my bed, it felt like someone hit me in the back of the head with a bat. Bad enough that it threw me back onto the bed. Well, I laid down for a while, thinking that it was going to get better..... it didn't. I could hear everyone playing and I wanted to go out so bad, but I couldn't stand up. I finally got up and took some Benadryl to see if I could sleep. Well, HOURS went by, Randy went to bed and there I was, laying with the worse headache I have EVER EVER EVER had in my life. I couldn't sleep at all, my head hurt too bad. Morning came, still no sleep, and I still had the headache. Everyone went down and ate but Randy and I. I was so mad that my weekend was ending this way. Randy went to the gas station to get me some Tylenol and nothing was helping. I called our doctor's clinic and talked to the on-call doctor. He asked 2 questions, "did it come on suddenly?" and "is it the worse headache of your life?" The answers to both were YES. He suggested for me to go to the ER immediately because it could be an aneurysm or stroke. I didn't feel like going to the ER when we were going home in just a couple of hours. So, I called Gina and asked her to text her brother, Doug, who is an ER doctor in Montana. He called me right back and asked the same questions and then expressed to me how important it was to be seen right away.

So, I still wasn't feeling good about going to the ER in Vegas. I just wanted to get home. Thank goodness I was in the company of 5 amazing Priesthood holders and I had them give me a blessing. After the blessing, I knew that there was no right answer, but that going home to our ER was the better of the 2 bad choices. I understand that by doing so, if this was something serious, that I was risking my life and going against 2 doctor's advice.

We made it home pretty fast. At the ER, they did a CT scan and determined that I had a virus on my brain. It was not something really serious. Some pain meds, caffeine pills and time would make it all better. I feel really bad going against Doug's advice. I value his opinion (in more than just medicine) A LOT and I felt like I was betraying him and denying his knowledge.

So, it was a pretty crappy ending to a fun weekend with my friends. But, I will never forget the fun we had. I don't think I have laughed that hard in a LONG time!!!!

Thanks to all of our friends that we shared that time with. I know I will always remember how much fun we had. It was just what we all needed!!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Guns and tears

As you know, this weekend was Randy's birthday, but not to over shadow Mother's Day, I will re-post my blog from last year by putting THIS LINK to the tribute to the moms last year!!!! How cheap is THAT? I don't want to make light of this great holiday, I just don't have the time to do a foofy post with a 4 month old in the home!!!! My time is best spent by kissing the baby instead of doing all the other stuff I normally do!!!!

Anyhow, lots of people helped make Randy's birthday special, including Paul for making their famous "Randy brownies" just for him!!!! I think it's cool that Paul and Heather know just what makes my husband tick, and those brownies are AMAZING!!!!!
Randy always LOVES what he gets for his birthday and Christmas, but sometimes, just sometimes, he gets something REALLY COOL!!!!! This year, he got some fun presents. He got a gift card to get some new Lip Trix (his cousin's skate and snow shop) shirts, he got a new paintball gun, paintballs and other stuff to go with it all, his brother refinished his 4 wheeler seat for him with his parents buying the vinyl for it, he also got a gun holder for his pistols that goes in his gun safe.

BUT, the big one, the HUGE one, has a little story behind it. When Grandma and Grandpa Campbell were alive, Grandma used to love to deer hunt and Grandpa bought her a 30/30 Winchester to use. When they died, the siblings drew for the big stuff that needed to be divided, that gun being one of them, Randy's mom drew it!!!! Peggy's not much of a gun fan and it's been in Jim's gun safe, untouched for years. Well, Randy started working on his mom that he wanted "Grandma's gun" for his birthday. Yesterday when he was opening presents, his dad brought in Grandma's gun. You have to know what this did to my husband. There was a loss of words because if he would have talked all you would hear is crying. He feels so much pride in having that gun now. He is excited to clean and oil it and never use it!!!! It's such a treasure for him. I'm so glad his mom finally caved ;) and gave it to him!!!!

There has only been one other time that a present made him cry and that's when my Aunt Vicky gave him some baseball cards and a baseball autographed by Greg Maddux. He is a HUGE Brave's fan and at the time, Greg was still playing for the Braves. That Christmas morning was filled with uncontrollable tears and yesterday was no different!!!!

I am so happy for Randy!!! He is a happy boy!!!! I guess that's what birthdays are all about, feeling special for the ONE day per year that is YOURS!!!!

Thanks, mom for making my husband feel like a little boy again, looking up to his Grandma and her cool gun!!!!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Randy!!!!

Today is such a great day. It's Randy's 36th birthday!!!! With it being this close to Mother's Day, it makes me think of his mom today so much. I feel like she needs to be celebrated for pushing such an enormous baby out!!!! He was almost 10 pounds!!!! SHE needs to be the one celebrated today, but we'll wait until tomorrow to party with her!!!! But anyhow, I scanned some pictures to celebrate Randy's birthday!!!!

Happy birthday to my amazing husband!!!!!!

And in no particular order.......

To those BEAUTIFUL blue eyes!!!!

To the fact that you married the youngest of 6 girls and you are not afraid of the repercussions, this time it was getting ribbons put in your hair. Not only did you allow it, you ROCKED it!!!!

To the sexiest man I have EVER seen in a kilt!!!

For the sense of humor that you have perfected!!!

The way you embrace "Earl" for Halloween!!!!

Here's to you for rocking those who need to be rocked,
whether it's your grown nephew that is 6" taller than you......

Or your mother-in-law that just really needed to be rocked!!!!! haha!!!

Here's to taking Tyler on his daily 4 wheeler ride to get him to sleep one year when we were camping with mom and dad!!!

A man who REALLY loves being out in the woods!!!

Sacrificing your fishing time to bait and re-bait the kid's lines!!!!

Here's to those yummy biceps that hold up our
lubba-lubba girls when they're babies!!!
Here's to taking me dancing when I'm HUGE pregnant with Cambelle and
STILL telling me that I'm sexy!!!!
Here's to the mischievousness behind all the tricks you play!!!

You've been the best student I've ever had in "self portrait" classes ;)

When times are REALLY hard, REALLY, REALLY hard, I can always lean on you. This is the day after we had Tyler and couldn't be awake one more minute.

Like Jasper in Twilight, you can effect every one's mood, and usually that means being a total goof for the betterment of mankind!!!!

Here's to the crazy laugh I got when you came down the parade route in the
"cow train" for the Roundup parade!!!!
(notice NO other adults are in the "cow train")

Thank you for being our daughter's first dance partner.

Here's to babies sleeping on you!!!! (Tyler)

And Maddison.

And thanks for being such dang good "arm candy"!!!!!

Randy, I love you so much and I hope your birthday has some fun times that you will remember!!!! He's out paint balling with a bunch of friends and family right now, so you know that's a good time!!!!!

I'm so glad for the man you have turned out to be this first 36 years, I can't wait to see what the next 36 year have in store!!!
I love you, baby!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thank you Alanis!

I would like to thank Alanis Morissette for brightening my morning. I love to memorize songs and today after dropping the kids off, Ironic came on the radio and I knew EVERY WORD (still, since 1990 something)!!!! It made me sing a little louder and put a smile on my face. With every song I love, there's always a favorite part. My favorite part of this song is "it's like meeting the man of your dreams and then meeting his beautiful wife"..... makes me wonder if this is how Randy felt when he met me!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!!! Just kidding!!!! LOVE YOU BABE!!!! Future blogs working up in my head, I know you've all been shocked I've been away for so long!!!! Have a good day, everyone!!!!!