Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Praise God!

When we started to get good news about Daddio, I took a moment on my FB page to Praise God....there are many reasons for the decision to do so, but then I decided that wasn't quite right. If I only praise Him for a moment, then what's the point? Like, praise him really quick and then go on with my non-praising ways? Nah. Can't have it. So, honestly, amid my blubbering and sobbing and grateful release of tears, on Monday I dropped to the bathroom floor and clasped my hands together and prayerfully thanked Him for every blessing He has ever bestowed upon me. Like, profuesly. Yup. Tried to leave no stone unturned. I was all, "And, (sob...sob) thank you for helping me find my favorite earring the other day, and thank you for making sure my kids have shoes, and thank you...." Well, you get my drift. Foolish, Samlike, and completely cookoo? Perhaps? I just cannot tell you the way this has made me feel! Like I can totally take on the world. You pair that with a the beauty, comfort and joy of an old friend back in my life, and yes...I'm totally obnoxiously happy. I'm like...this happy!

Free and happy, like this hippie voodoo weirdball chick! :) God is GOOD! :D

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday on Sunday - Amy Edition

Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Amy.

10. She's always been my fashion icon. I wanted her hair so badly. I had a permanent permanent from grade 2 until highschool. Trying to get that perfect natural curl she had. Alas, I got friz...

9. She's stinking hilarious. She makes me laugh ALMOST every day, via Facebook. I would like to live by her so I can just go over there and laugh at her. (That really doesn't sound nice, but you dig me...right?)

8. She's real. Real moms aren't perfect...but she loves her kids more Oprah loves chicken. And she's a mama bear, I wouldn't cross her over her young! YOWIE.

7. She's extra pretty. She may get a big head about reading this, but she's just one of those timeless, classic beauties that never seems to age, and she honestly just gets prettier with age...(Who DOES that?)

6. She is handy. She can set a toilet, and when I was at her house recently, she was mowing. A HUGE lawn. She's a kick @$$ woman. Tough, and can handle her own stuff, thank you very much!

5. I love how she is quirky. The stuff that she finds funny is SOO totally off the wall at times, but I totally totally get her. (One post I always remember was about driving in "packs" with people, and being on the freeway with them, and then having them exit...she felt abandoned and upset for the betrayal. Love it.)

4. She's soooo caring. One time when we were children, she said black was her favorite color, because she felt bad for it. No one else liked it. Love that. Priceless.

3. Her faith shines though. She loves her Father with all her heart, and it shows. I feel like she is raising her children in the Way of our Father...and that makes me very proud of her. (They...I mean they are....both of those Berg parents.) :)

2. She's talented. She poo poos the work she does, but from her blog writing (Not kiddin' yall, I think she should be paid and stuff) to her fondant work and her Cricut stuff, I love seeing her creative fruits! She's really got a great eye.

1. She does not take herself too seriously. She's always first to make a joke, poke some fun, or overall just be willing to laugh, even at herself.

As you can see, for this and many more reasons, I'm a big fan. Love you, Aims! :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Top Ten from the Hunt 2010

~ Top Fourteen Things Heard during Hunting Season 2010 ~

14. Do I smell catshit?
13. I think this is a road, or it MIGHT be a creek.
12. As it were.
11. I HOPE you know what you're talking about.
10. This is blah blah springs, Dad. Yup, knew that.
9. Rhonda, grab all of your electonics, there's a waterbar!
8. What does a cashew look like?
7. Who is Don Quixote?
6. I wanted to stop talking, but everyone KEPT LISTENING!
5. You just want to be on Dancing with the Stars, don't you?
4. You just want to be on Roadhunting with the Stars, don't you?
3. You just want to be on Dancing with the Roadhunting Chocolate Eating Stars, don't you?
2. You're a candyass Pocahontas.
1. C'mon, Big Fat!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

How Much Snow do YOU have on Cinco de Mayo??

Still snowing. 9:00 am. 5/5/10.

Send help. My mental health is at stake.

Love, Sam

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


For those of you not fortunate enough to know my cousin Jenny, please allow me to introduce her. Her name is Jennifer Lynn McCumber Komp. Ah, I can see from the applause that most of you already know her. Well, we have alot of material to cover, so please hold your applause to the end. Thank you. Yes, we all have known great Jennifers in the world. Some of you may be familiar with a little known film actor of Greek descent...Jennifer Aniston.

This Jennifer is pretty, talented, rich and very successful, but not quite the caliber of the Jennifer we are honoring today.

Others may know about a singer/actress named Jennifer Lopez...ya know, Jenny from the Block. She too is quite lovely, but can't hold a candle to our Jennifer.

So, just so you know...the best Jennifer of all, the best Jennifer in the history of all Jennifers is OUR VERY OWN! We get to have her in our very own family! HOW INCREDIBLY lucky are we!?!!

Yes, there she is. In her element. With her beautiful children, in a beautiful field of flowers. Beauty abounds!! Just look at her.

Ok, so you're wondering why the superfluous post about our wonderful Jennifer? A) She deserves it. B) She introduced me to our friend...The Pioneer Woman. It's only the greatest blog ever. And so, Jenny went down there, children and husband in tow and stood in line for like HOURS AND HOURS and then...and then....let me be there in SPIRIT by taking my picture. I was moved, touched, verkelmpt and all of those things!! Thank you so much. That was awesome!!

Monday, March 29, 2010


What a break we had! Went to Oceanside on Monday, and stayed in the GLORIOUS beach house mom and dad graciously rented for us, and played on the beach, ate at the Sea Hag, watched them play the bottles, laughed until my face hurt, chewed gum biotch (inside joke) and had a MARVELOUS TIME! Hardest part was leaving this gorgeous gourmet kitchen, it was so lovely!!! Anyway, then hit the zoo on the way home. Such a nice week! Thanks, Grandma Red and Papa Big Truck!! We LOVE you!!!

Cave @ Oceanside - Emma wasn't a huge fan. Can you tell? Me neither, really. Saw a BUNCH of falling rocks before entering. Yikesy poo.

Nonnie looks like she thinks I am going to harm her or sumpthin. :)

Baby Annie Woo. She hearts me so.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday - Battles Royales

UG. Really? I am not going to tip my WHOLE hand. I'll just post some of the ones that won't make the readers cringe.

Top Ten Fights With Him
1. The other day, we argued loudly over the Toyota recall. He says brakes were the main cause, I say acceleration. Yep, he left for work pissed at me. Deeply important issue to him, apparently. We don't own a Toyota, mind you.

2. Once we argued for miles on a trip through Baker Co because he calls Sumpter SUMPNER. SUMPNER. I don't see an "n" in that word, do you? So freaking hard headed.

3. I assembled his hamburger bun for him one night. He comes in and says "WHY DID YOU MESS UP MY HAMBURGER!" "YOU KNOW I LIKE MY TOMATO BEFORE MY LETTUCE!!!" Wow. I hate it when things like that ruin my dinner. ;)

4. Once he had worked really hard on the weekends, like six or so months straight without a day off. He was super tired. I always offered to drive home on the way back from John Day. He never let me. Ever. Once he finally relented. I got in, pulled out onto the road and bashed a deer. He was really really happy with me. Yikes.

5. Once while traveling to CO, I needed to pee and was super uncomfy. He refused to stop. I finally said that if he did not stop, he would be minus one passenger. He finally stopped and I refused to get back in the rig. He laughed at me. LAUGHED. Wrong move, Bucko. I walked for miles and miles. Looking for the nearest payphone. To call Mom and Dad. To drive to UT to pick me up. (Good thing I finally got back in the pickup.)

Ok, five. That's about all I can think of that's share-worthy. TAG! You're all it!