Blog Post #1000!!!

For post #1000, I thought I'd save some pictures for you!

This summer has been crazy & busy & husbandless!

I've worked on a couple little projects, but no major crafting has gone on. This is about to change.
Weston has been working like a dog. & the very few days he's had off this summer, I have had to work.
He just got home from a week in Idaho & I picked him up last night. He has 3 days off. & OFF CALL. Of course they are the week days so I have work.  I may have to change something about that.

Weston has had 8 days of work off since May 1st. Talk about unreal.

We are going to see the new Batman premier tomorrow night & Weston has ants in his pants he is so excited.
He has an unhealthy obsession w/ the Dark Knight movie.
Thank you for my job at a University that I still get all the perks of students w/ my Employee ID card.
$6.50 premier tickets? Yes, please.

We will also be taking another trip to ComedySportz.
My third time in a month, nbd.

Also, I love him.
That's all.

My family was here for 2 weeks in July. 
It was seriously the greatest center to my summer. I was in heaven.
The fourth of July my parents took Danielle & I  to Stadium of Fire.
 We had such a good time & sadly I didn't have my camera nor did I take any group shots with my phone.
All of these pictures are either from Momma, Pop's, or Deej's phones!
Me & Deej at The Stadium of Fire.
It was so much fun! 
Momma was showing off her best dance moves paired with fantastic lip syncing.  
I've never met a bigger Beach Boys fan.  Dad smiled happily & bobbed his head every once in a while :)
As for me, I pretended like I knew the words & got my groove on!
I didn't get to talk to Wes on the 4th of July, except for he called me at about 5:30 a.m. to wish me a Happy Indpendence Day. He's such a keeper!

 Then my birthday, oh, blessed day!

It rained ALL day long. I was so happy. Rain = less fires.

 So, my 23rd day of birth was opened up with a great 3/4 day at work!
Then lunch at Cafe Rio w/ Momma, Pops & Deej.

Nom. & then finished off with opening presents a quick run to Salem & then playing Golf (the card game) & watching WipeOut.
Only my favorite TV show next to Boy Meets World & AFV. SCORE.

 My parents spoiled me rotten. I got a sewing desk. See that desk? Yeah, my machine is INSIDE of that desk & then it flips up to use it. Amazing. They found it on KSL. They are amazing. On the fourth of July we spent the a.m. organizing our house. It was just a disorganized mess!  They brought the beautiful desk to my house, & then we made a shopping list of things to get to give our organization a facelift. I bought the fabric for that chair & that awesome bulletin board! & my mom spray painted the nice 70's brass handles.

 Then while I was at work on my birthday, they put it all in the house & my mom recovered the chair! Whaaaaaat? & my ingenious pops jimmy-rigged Weston's tie rack that had broken. Wes was so surprised & excited to see it all! It seriously looks amazing!
Want to know what I got for my birthday?
Drumroll please....
I am so happy. If you do not know what a surger is, lift up the hem of something you're wearing & the little crazy looking pretzel thread is what the surger does. They also got me surger thread. I'm so excited.
Obviously so so so so so so so so so so excited about the surger. It was the same brand as my Great-Grandmother's. That is really special to me.

 While at work I also received an awesome surprise at work! My in-laws sent me flowers at work! It was such a sweet birthday gift!

I wanted to save my birthday dinner for Saturday night when Weston would (hopefully) be home & Chase would be back from EFY. Success! Weston made it home!  I let Wes choose the birthday dinner place, bc I just didn't really care what we had!  He chose Brick Oven. His favorite place!

When we got there they saw the pizza challenge.
A 29" pizza & a pitcher of their homemade Root Beer.
2 people have an hour to consume it all.
Cannot go to the restroom. Cannot leave the area at the table.

They decided to take on the challenge. I had just picked up Weston in Draper from his most recent 2 week tour. When we were getting seated we were informed that the contestants have to sit at their own table.
I told them "Okay, we don't want to do the contest anymore." They said they couldn't call it off bc they'd already started cooking the pizza. I was near tears, I said, seriously, I haven't seen my husband in 2 weeks, I   really want to sit next to him. I didn't even drop the card that it was my birthday dinner. So they made an exception for it. The manager came up & said, "What's going on, how can I help?" I explained & he said "Oh my goodness, it's totally fine, we'll just put the pizza at the end of the table! We don't want to have you not be able to sit next to him!"

I was almost embarrassed about my near-crying experience at Brick Oven; except not at all.
The contenders!
Game faces. Apparently dad sleeps during intense games.
The pizza. 
You can't see the timer here, but there was a big timer at the end of the table. They basically paraded the pizza around the whole restaurant.  They sang they clapped & the had a big siren that they paraded around with ALL of their employees & the ending spot was our table. I'm not kidding. It was hilarious.
 He loves pizza.
 My task.
Pour Root Beer from pitcher to pitcher. 
Thank you for the fizz-killing tip, Brick Oven-ers.
 Making good progress! Everyone was so impressed. They made a very good pace, spectators from across the restaurant came to stand around our tables during different times of the meal. You can see the timer in these pictures.
 They beat the pace of the Reynolds brothers.
Who were BYU football players & later went on to play for the NFL. & those guys are huge, even compared to all the other collegiate footballers. 
My freshman year I'd see them on the field (I had front row football seats.) 
 Dad was hating life.
 Weston however handled it like a champ. He was loving it. 
Until about piece number 8. 
My dad died at piece 3.  
 The prize. 
Along with a picture on the wall of fame.
Totally worth it. 
In the 20 years this challenge has been alive no one has completed it. 
They were so close.
 Still smiling...somehow....
"No, no, please, I'm trying to watch my girlish figure"

Yes, those are spectators; from behind the wall & next to the table.
SO funny.

I might have seen a glimpse at my future as a stage mom.
Seen Toddlers in Tiara's? Yeah, me neither.
I've heard about it though.
My pizza eating coaching intensity was up there.

Well, bottom line.
They failed.
3 pieces left. out of 16.
"Com'on little Sally, EAT THE PIZZA!"

Wes wants to try it again but with someone who can eat a lot more. He totally carried his weight. He ate half the pizza. They were saving the Root Beer for last to "fill in the cracks."
After the hour time was up they both went to the bathroom. Weston was there for about 45 more minutes.

Later that night we went to ComedySportz. I love that place. So entertaining.
Most people would think Weston would not want pizza ever again after how sick he got off of eating half of the biggest pizza.  But we brought home the leftover pieces in a box. He had the last 3 slices of the 29" pizza for breakfast. & then for lunch had the leftover pizza of the pizza the rest of the family was eating for din-din!
It was hilarious.
& I love him.
When I say that man can eat, I mean he can really eat!

The night before Weston left for his Idaho tour he gave me my birthday present from him. Um, this was a HUGE birthday present.  He knows how homesick I have been. I really really miss Tennessee.
He got us tickets to TN after his season is over & before school starts!!!!
I"M SO EXCITED! I miss my family. & I really miss Bella (the dog).
I haven't been home since 2010.
I miss it so bad. & we're going home for Christmas, but I am so so so so so so so so excited to make it there for the green season! AHHH!!! :) :) :)
Can you tell I'm holding in all of my excitement?!




I love the common overuse of the verbage  LOL
It is so funny. lol
and it is not one of my favorite terms. lol

One of my favorite misuses I've seen:
I don't know where I saw this a long time ago, but I still laugh over it.

Anyways, Weston has been falling apart during this last tour. His White bite is really infected.
His toe has a growth on it that is red & swollen & hurts.
& last night I got a text from him:
"My eye has a virus! lol"
I texted back something witty & hilarious. Naturally.

No, he's not dying. It's just chicken pox returning in his eye. That's normal, right?



While the hubby's away....I will play!

Stolworthy Family Reunion
Saturday was my dad's side of the fam reunion. It was so much fun. I have the greatest family.

On my dad's side of the family I have 99 cousins. First cousins.
My oldest cousin, Janelle's oldest daughter, Krista, is going to UVU this year!

The day was full of park fun.
Oh Wyatt. Love that little man!

 I love this baby. She is so sweet! & eats EVERYTHING

 I'm the baby whisperer...or the blanket is.
 Wanting Cara's 3' hair.
 tallies & the shorty

All the cool new things we learn at family reunions!
 Unkie Grant won the auction for Grandpa Dean's cane!
 Grandpa Dean's Army uniform & Grandma Azalias wedding dress!
 Little miss Jade got a little sick!

 Cute little Lydia, still eating :)
 Love all these little kiddies! 
BTW have I told you my family is creative?
Our slip n' slide was the largest Ford ad sign. Hilarious.

 Beautiful Brooke & Wyatt & little girl Brady in the oven!
 Chase, Me (w/ Lydia), & Deej w/ Grandpa Dean's army suit & Grandma Azalia's wedding dress.

All Grandpa's military medals.
 Grandpa Dean carried his Book of Mormon & Bible in his pocket his entire 2 years fighting in WWII.

 He's so handsome!

 We had a huge bag of Nazi Swastikas.
Every time they called a Nazi, they took their Swastika.

 Again, sideways. Their wedding photo.

 My Grandpa Dean & Grandma Azalia with their first 3 children!
I wonder if at this point if they knew they'd have 5x that many children by the time they finished!
Grandpa Dean's purple heart.
Grandpa Dean & Aunt Barbara at the train station in Texas as he was about to leave for war for 2 yrs. He served in the Army in WWII.
 Grandma Azalia & Aunt Barbara in matching dresses at the train station, seeing Grandpa Dean off to war.

 Grandpa Dean in his pop's arm.
 Grandpa Dean as a babe!

Sunday the fam drove around Provo canyon!
The views @ Squaw Peak!
 Sunday drive with the fam!
 On the drive up & down I almost tossed my cookies. THe sky was all smokey from the wildfires. The view was still worth it!

 Momma & Pops! 
I love them!
 Open your eyes, Chaser!
 I haven't seen him since last Thanksgiving. so 9 months. & he grew another foot. Love him!

Aw love him!
Not pictured: Deej, she was too afraid to get close to the edge. hahah

My family got here Friday night. However, I hadn't seen Weston in a long time. The fire he was on was an hour from Salem. I made four million cookies to take to him & his crew. He & I planned for me to come see him on Thursday. I was so excited. As I was walking out the door (after 1.5 hrs of STRAIGHT cookie baking) I got a text that they were spiking out. That means they're staying on the mountain, not returning to the ICP (incident command post) for food & to sleep. So....my dreams were dashed. However, I decided to take a leap of faith Friday night & leave before he got off work & be there when he was done w/ his crew dinner.  They came off the mountain luckily for me! & I got to bring him the cookies.. Which he didn't want. He had one & then told me how there are thousands of baked goods...& then I saw the huge table of all the homemade cookies people bring them....SO I found a bunch of firefighters to give them to & then one finally said he'd take the whole batch, lucky for me, because I did not want to bring those home with me!
So I just met my family the next morning for our reunion in Nibley, UT.

I come from such great stock. Seriously.  I am so proud to a Stolworthy & a Deloach!
My Grandma Azalia & Grandpa Dean were a stellar couple & I love hearing stories of them. Grandpa Dean died appropriately on the 4th of July.  However, it was the day before my 4th birthday.
Grandma Azalia died in October when I was in 7th grade. I have a lot more memories with her, but still feel robbed of time with them. I respect them so much. The stories of my dad's childhood are seriously priceless.

They did not have a lot of money, but that family has a lot of love!  I love all the love &
I loved this reunion. I learned a lot more about my family & awesome ancestors on my dad's side. My great-great grandpa was a pioneer. Him & my great-great grandma lived in England. They had a baby & that baby died. They were visited by missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They were completely abandoned by their families after that. So they moved to the U.S. to live with the rest of the saints. They then had another baby that died. They had another baby that died along the plains.  Then they got to Salt Lake where Brigham Young told them to go and settle in Cache Valley. There they had another baby. This baby was the first white baby born in Cache Valley, all the indians came to stare.  Then my family hated the cold (truly my family) & they moved to southern Utah. They settled Blanding, Delta & Orderville as well. My great-grandpa left there when he was 17 & moved to Idaho where he had the opportunity to have free land. & he began a sheep herd. He farmed & herded sheep. He built a sheep herding cabin up near Blackfoot where he lived & it's still called "The Stolworthy Cabin." So neat!  My Grandpa Dean & Grandma Azalia were married in The Salt Lake temple & so were my parents & so was I to Weston! I love that! Also, my Grandpa Dean stole my Grandma from his friend from his mission! He went on a double date with her & when my grandpa's friend went away to war he wanted Grandpa Dean to watch over his then fiance, Grandma Azalia.  Grandpa decided he liked what he saw & he went for it & Grandma Azalia had a crush on grandpa & realized it's not great to be engaged & have a crush on someone else...so she broke off the engagement & her & Grandpa Dean were married! Love that story! Us Stolworthy's know what we want & we go for it!

He served a mission for our church in the Northern States mission, which included Missouri, Ohio, Michigan...and some other states!
As pictured above my Grandpa was shot when he was leading a raid to Hitler's home.

He was a farmer & he & my Grandma Azalia bore 15 children. the 15th child died because her stomach burst during a midnight feeding. She did not survive through the 9 hour surgery.  She was also born with a club foot, which had already been corrected through casting it. 

My dad is number 13 of the 15 children!

Update on Weston
Wes had his 2 mandatory R&R days.
Saturday June 23 he got called to Saratoga Springs to fight the Dump fire.
He was on that fire for 2 days when another fire had blown up called the Wood Hollow fire down in San Pete County.  It is a beautiful area. San Pete is one of my favorite areas to drive through in Utah!
He was there from Monday until Friday & then Saturday they got reassigned to the Clay Springs fire down by Delta, UT.
That fire has been insane. with regularly 100' flame lengths.
Yesterday they worked hard from 8am-1pm & then after that the fire got way too huge that it could not even be managed, they had to all back off & watch it burn. Flame lengths got up to 300'.

Saturday while working the Clay Springs fire, Weston got cornered between flames. He got a little burned, but is fine now!
I took these pictures when I visited Weston at ICP on Friday night!  This is at the Moroni Middle school. The yard is the location for the ICP for the Wood Hollow Fire.  We went inside to use the bathrooms. Wes got to see himself in the mirror, too & laughed so hard at how dirty he was!
I cannot remember which fire he was on when he sent me this picture, regardless, it is pretty intense!
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