Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Monday, September 12, 2011
I have been doing a lot of thinking lately. And one of the things I have been thinking about is this blog. Rick and I started this blog shortly after Katie was born. It was a great way to communicate with our family and share pictures of our new baby. The blog and the blog address represented our family. I wanted to use the blog for journaling about our family. That was four and one half years ago.
Things have changed since then. The blog evolved to be not only about our kids but also about me. Also Rick and I have changed since then and we are no longer "Rick and Tiffany Vincent." He is Rick Vincent and I am Tiffany Hales. I want a blog that is more representative of who I am these days.
I am going to start a new blog. A blog that represents me. I have some ideas, but haven't completely formulated the final product. For now I will occasionally post about the kids here, but this blog no longer feel like the old friend it once was. So be patient I will be under construction......
Posted by Tiffany Hales at 8:00 AM
Friday, September 9, 2011
Went to a dance competition at Riverton High School recently and this was the sign outside the dressing room for our studio.
Ummmmm.....not even sure what to say? But what I really want to know is when they have a football game to they say "No pad, helmets or cleats" Or how about a debate tournament "No legal pads, computers, papers or pens". Perhaps they tell the bands arriving for band competition "No instruments or noise."
Now do you think for one minute we paid any attention to this sign? Of course not!
Posted by Tiffany Hales at 9:58 PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Recently Katie swiped Uncle Brian's glasses. What say ye? Does she look smarter or just sassier?
Posted by Tiffany Hales at 7:23 AM
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Now back to that fine reality TV, I have some catching up to do!
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Monday, September 5, 2011
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Friday, September 2, 2011
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Recently on a trip to Idaho I took the opportunity to take pictures of my dad's old van. This van, oh if it could talk! For as long as I can recall my dad drove this van. It took us on family trips, it took our bikes to the greenbelt, it took ALL my stuff to college, and it took my dad to work everyday. He loved this van.
The first color I recall it being was a metallic light blue. I don't think it was the original van color, but its the first color I recall. Then somewhere along the at got painted cream, with cool 70's stripes. (With the right paint, I thinking it could double as the "Mystery Machine." I want to be Daphne, she is the smartest dresser.)
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Monday, August 29, 2011
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Sunday, August 28, 2011
I promised a link to Iris' obituary and here it is:
Go and read about this incredible women, and you will understand how proud I was to not only be her neighbor but also related to her. Iris was never a woman who needed to be 'liberated' not only did she get her bachelor's degree, she obtained a masters, and and worked for the Bureau of Reclamation as an editor for the Colorado River Project, a report that defines how water is appropriated, even to this day. And she did this in the 1930's long before being an educated, working woman was the acceptable norm.
But more important than her professional accomplishments were her family. I never had a visit with Iris when she was not talking about her children, and grandchildren and how proud of them she was. If she was not talking about them she was talking about her wonderful, handsome husband, and how much she loved him.
When I grow up I want to be just like Iris.
Posted by Tiffany Hales at 6:25 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2011
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Friday, August 26, 2011
I am have been bumming for the last 36 hours. My good friend, relative and neighbor Iris Stout passed away on Wednesday night. Iris was an incredible lady and I wrote about my last visit with her here:
She was 103 and passed away peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by one of her daughters and another neighbor who became an adopted daughter. I will miss Iris very much. When her obituary is published I will post a link so that you can read about what an incredible life she had and why she was special to so many people. I will be forever thankful for the lessons about beauty and grace I learned from her.
Posted by Tiffany Hales at 5:50 PM
Thursday, August 25, 2011
When the cops arrested him they had executed a search warrant, and seized a bunch of his property. Since he did not own the "hotel," the landlord was less than thrilled with his activities and once the cops were done, the landlord wanted the remains of my brother's stuff out of the building. Within 48 hours of his arrest I got a call from his CRAZY girlfriend, all in a panic about everything. She said the cops trashed the place, which I am sure they did. And then she went on and on and on about how this was the worst thing that has ever happened to HER! How he was HER best friend, and he didn't have anyone else in his life but HER. (Hello???!!!! He has three sisters and a step mother who care a whole lot about him.) How HER parents told HER not to be involved with him. (I already like her parents) But "how do you stop loving your best friend?" In a nut shell, she wanted me to feel sorry for HER. I shut her down. I was not buying the drama she was selling. I needed to asses the situation, and determine how much property of his remained, and what I needed to do to get it packed, out of the house and up to Provo. She finally got to the relevant facts, and I knew that I would have sufficient room in my Jeep for his stuff.
I spent Sunday night with my cousin Brooke, who lives in St. George and made my entire trip worth it, by having so much fun girl talk on Sunday night. I awoke on Monday morning to face my brother's music. First stop his "hotel" and the CRAZY girlfriend. Now I had expected I was going to have to spend a good majority of the day sorting and cleaning his stuff. I will say this at least the CRAZY girlfriend cleaned and sorted. (Honestly I am sure she did it to take ANYTHING of value before I got there) So here are a few pictures of where he was living....lets just say its telling.....
Posted by Tiffany Hales at 7:25 AM
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Ok, in the last three weeks the following things have consumed my life:
1. One hundred and twenty two cases, yes I said 122. The picture above represents 52 that I did in one week alone. It went something like this...44 the first week, 52 the second week and 30 the third week. (My staff wanted to make sure I EARNED my two weeks off that I took after the third week) That many cases in such a short amount of time nearly wiped me out.
2. Nice little vacation/family reunion with the kids and family in Idaho.
3. My brother got arrested, and I have been attempting to untangle the sorted mess he now finds himself in. (That will be a blog post in and of itself.)
4. The month of August....well and technically speaking August is not over. Every year since 1995 the month of August has been in one word HELL. For all sorts of reasons. In a nut shell, every year I find myself significantly busy and sleep deprived in the month of August. This year is no exception.
September 1 can come soon enough.
Posted by Tiffany Hales at 7:19 PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Knowing the messiness of my children, without some intervention, I knew my chairs would soon resemble a calico fabric littered with all sorts of colorful stains and textures. So this is what I did....
This is the plastic wrap that you see covering traffic patterns on carpet at home shows to protect it from being soiled as half a million people tour the house. Well just in case you wanted to know, Home Depot will sell you a roll or two. I first bought it two years ago, because the new Jeep I purchased has a light tan interior, and the third row seat in the back that folds down, had carpet on the back of the seat. I knew the seats would primarily be folded down as I hauled stuff around, and that I would have black car carpet if I did not take measures to protect it. Its worked like a charm for the last two years.
So I thought why not cover my chairs? I did just that. It too worked like a charm. I had to place it over the chair and then trim to edges to fit. But now my chairs are safely protected from impending damage my children could do.
Katie loved the scraps I trimmed off. She stuck them together and made a gate for the stairs.
Posted by Tiffany Hales at 7:33 AM