Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cabinetry & Design Jobs

Cabinetry & Design is the name of my business......

I have a couple of showrooms
one in Grantsville and the other one in Tooele.
I have designed and sold several jobs and continue to get business mostly through
referrals.
I love working in Tooele County because I know a lot of the people I am working with.
These first pictures are of a remodel for the sweetest lady on earth....Marge Castagno.  I only wish you could see the before pictures.  We took the laundry room out of the kitchen and added a master suite with a walk in closet and a new laundry room.  Everything turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!!







Here are just a few pictures of the brand new house of the mortician in town.  Another extremely fun job, J.R. and Camille were great to work with.  Little E Carpentry always does a fantastic job making the cabinets......






Love what I do and love working we people that trust me to do the job!

Thanksgiving 2011



Thanksgiving at Grandpa & Grandma's house........
This year we only had the Conrad Family (minus Bob he was home sick) plus Dillon,
Deanna & Paul, The Erickson Family plus Tyanna Derek's girlfriend, Jana, Johnny and Johnny's 2 boys, Nikki and Channing the honeymooners with Daxton (who was sick) and Kelton. 


                                     







Later after everyone had changed into sweats we played CLR and Bubble Talk. 
Craig and his Family stopped in to say hello and play some games too.  Chad, Kori, and Ellie stopped by too.
The Allred Family had everyone in town for Thanksgiving so they decided to stay up to Debbie's for the Big Thanksgiving Day..... We sure missed all those cute kids! 







It was a fun day....we all have so much to be thankful for.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sidney In For Surgery

October 24th bright and early we headed to Bountiful to see if Dr. Edwards could fix Sideny's shoulderShe first received a nerve blocker (which made her arm and hand numb.....and it looks like it made her face numb too) then off she went. 


It's been 1 week now since the Dr. stitched it up.  The first week I was her complete maid....now I am just clean her room and straighten or curl her hair maid.  She will start therapy in 2 weeks and take off the brace in 3.  She should be up and ready for open gym in February.
Last night the volleyball team had the end of the year banquet.  It was nice! 


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hudson Highlights Stallions VS Cowboys

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Here are JUST the highlights of HUDSON in the Stallion-Cowboy game.  Both teams did great!  It was fun to watch the boys on the field....even more fun to hear the play by play after the game with a mix of Stallions and Cowboys at my house chowing down on Sloppy Joes.  All the boys showed GREAT sportsmanship on the field.  Both sides played hard on the field.  Loved watching the hard hits and then a pat on the butt or the hand held out for some help up. 
 Football = 1 game a year for 4 years....Friendship last a lifetime! 
The 2011 FRESHMEN STALLIONS are the FIRST UNDEFEATED TEAM at STANSBURY HIGH!
CONGRATULATIONS!
The VARSITY TEAM .......... REGION 11 CHAMPIONS!
Playoffs start this Friday.  Hudson has been asked by Coach Christiansen to practice and suit up with the VARSITY for the play offs! Whether he even steps foot on the field or not what  a wonderful opportunity & experience it will be........                     
 GREAT JOB STALLIONS! 

The wounded MORPERS' !!!!

For Morp....... the wounded couple picked up some rival sweat pants and lounged in the loft at the Conrad house.  Drew with his newly repaired knee had his crutches in hand and lucky for him his MOM is so on the ball!  She and her drill team were over the dance and she totally noticed he didn't have his knee brace on so she brought it up to him!  
 For starters the MORPERS'........one in a shoulder brace  
 and other on crutches with a knee brace had to get up the stairs for dinner. Once settled in they enjoyed a fabulous dinner.....& dessert prepared by chef JoLynn Conrad.  With full bellies they got comfy in the theatre room for a movie.
This is a practice picture to the left....to see how the glow sticks would show up.....not so good you see - so we took off the auto flash and then we got the glow sticks and no Drew & Sid.....

 GLOW STICKS...........
 After the movie they hobbled down the stairs and out the door to go to the MORP.  They had their pictures taken.....
Didn't dance but almost took a spill on the news paper decor.  
What a fun night for the both of them....
Always fun having Drew over!
Hope you are healed and ready to kick bootie on the BASEBALL field next SPRING!!!
Sid goes in for surgery Monday....hope she is healed and ready to kick some VOLLEYBALL bootie her SENIOR year!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hudson Highlights from the Ogden Game

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The Freshmen Stallions Team did it again.  They ALL played a great game.  Nash ran down a kid headed for 6, Landon intercepted 2 passed along with Shane Andrus.  It was a GREAT game, that Ogden team had some fast little players.  In fact I didn't see #9 come back in and we are lucky.....he was a quick little bugger.  The final score
 42 to 13 makes it look like it was an easy win.....and it wasn't!
This week we play Grantsville on Wednesday.....should be a great game! They know our players and we know theirs.  At some point in their lives they have either played together or against one another.
Last year Landon, Nash, and Hudson played for the Cowboys against the Stansbury team in Ute League.....Cowboys won.  Before we moved back, several Stansbury boys (Zane, Gage, Jacob, and Conner etc.) played on the Grantsville Ute League until they made Stansbury their own team. Just hope no one gets hurt and they all have a ton of fun!  Oh, and did I mention Hudson will be playing against his cousin Clay Matthews.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Volleyball 2011.......Finished for Sidney


Wednesday at practice it happened again.....but this time it wouldn't pop back in.  The Grantsville Clinic was closed and the Physical Therapist didn't dare put it back in.  In PAIN over every bump and turn we rushed to the ER in Tooele.  The Nurses there were fantastic.  They got us all checked in put in an IV then after what seemed like and hour the Doctor came in and S L O W L Y pulled her arm down then 
S L O W L Y pushed it back and up.  She only screamed like twice.  Only after the painful part of driving up there and getting it pushed back in did they gave her morphine.  I watched it all (except the morphine injection) then ran out to move my car and get my purse, came back in and she was an entirely different person.....my how drugs work.  She is out for the rest of this years volleyball season and surgery is in the future to get her up and ready for 2012! 

Friday, September 30, 2011

Stansbury VS Tooele


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This and the Park City game are 2 of Hudson's best games.  The Park City game is when he got leg cramps and didn't go back in the game after the the 3rd Quarter (we didn't have filmers at that game).  Tooele was another fun game because Tooele and Stansbury are the big rival teams.  The team did a great job everyone played hard.  Of course I am just highlighting Hudson so it looks like he did a lot.....but this is just showing 3 plays.  Our defense was awesome and held the another team to 0! And with out blocking no one gets anywhere on offense.   Next week we play away up in Ogden.  Sounds like they have a pretty good little team......we'll keep you posted!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

This is what a SAFETY is for!

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Here is a highligh from the Stansbury vs Morgan Game last week.  Stallions are in Black and Hudson is #14.  We beat the TROJANS 34 to 0.  It was a great game.....5 different stallions scored.  Great Job Stallions!!! And this is one of our STOPS for a SHUT OUT!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

WOW.....it's been a long time!

We are Stallboys or Cowions either way we have a FRESHMAN that is a STALLION from STANSBURY and a JUNIOR that is a COWBOY from GRANTSVILLE......Oh and a WILD CAT freshman at WEBER
So far so good!  The GHS COWBOY VOLLEYBALL TEAM got a new coaching staff and the girls look fantastic.  Sidney is one of the J.V. Setters.  She does an excellent job, even when she has had her shoulder pop out twice.  At the end of last season it came out, we put her in a sling and that was it....then at the beginning of this year at summer practice it came out again.  She had a MRI and physical therapy, now she wears a shoulder brace to keep it in place.  I know it bothers her sometimes but she does her job anyway. The team and coaches have some bugs to work out but so far I think they look great.  We swept the Ben Lomond Scotts last Thursday, the varsity won in 3 where as last year we lost to them.   This year will be SIDNEY's junior prom, that's how long its been since I updated this blog. 


Now for the WILD CAT.  Jordan is doing great, she is working as a CNA in Ogden while she goes to school at Weber State.  She has VERY hard classes and really doesn't care for the whole college social thing (but that's really no surprise).  She has to come home every chance she gets to see Dillon and his little boy Colter, he will be 18 months old next week.  We all just love him.  So as far as work goes Jordan will work all the time as long as she gets to come home when Colter is here.

The STALLION....  Hudson has decided to go to school about 9 miles east of Grantsville in Stansbury (where we lived when we first got married).  His best friend LANDON Stice moved to Erda which put him going to Stansbury so we checked out the school and sports programs and decided Hudson would fit in there just fine. Another one of Hudson's friends NASH Brown also decided to go to Stansbury. 

There are SEVERAL GRANTSVILLE STUDENTS that go to STANSBURY.  It's a brand new school, the students that are Seniors actually went to GHS until this school was built and finished.  Some of the boys on the freshmen team played on the UTE team with the GRANTSVILLE BOYS before Hudson moved here.  So in Tooele County there are 3 HIGH SCHOOLS in the 3A division now.  I had no idea of the rivalry between the schools. The STANSBURY STALLIONS, TOOELE BUFFS, & the GRANTSVILLE COWBOYS! This last Thursday the STANSBURY STALLIONS played the TOOELE BUFFS, the STALLIONS have lost the last 2 years. (Both teams had been in the 4A division where GRANTSVILLE was in the 3A).  Who knew this game was SO big....well I didn't!  The STALLIONS pulled out a big win 35-7 and are now the holders of a trophy with a big boot on it, the boot was PURPLE for the BUFFS.....I am sure it was BLUE the second it was in the hands of the STALLIONS!!!! 
Bob helps coach, it is so much fun.  It is like being apart of a huge FAMILY......I know I know we have a HUGE FAMILY.  This is a different kind of family, it's a family that grows closer with every game....whether it is a W or L. As we travel together on buses or cars, sit together on the bleachers, or eat a PIG (even the tongue....you know who you are) we laugh, we cheer, and look forward to each game.   
Hudson is having a BLAST!!! He has played 4 games. We are 4-0  It's to bad they don't keep stats as a freshmen, I'll do my best to remember.....let's start with the first GAME of the STALLION season PARK CITY.  Usually PC has a tough team.  The first half the score was 31 to 6 for the STALLIONS.  Hudson made 4 TD'S including a punt return and a kick off return.  In the 3rd quarter he was running and went down on the side of the field, I see Bob look at him and smile (so I relax).  They pour water all over him as well as make him drink it and he is back in.  Not long after he is running after a man and falls in almost the exact same place....he rolls off the field again and doesn't return to the game.  He and the trainer wave me down from the stands and let me know he NEEDS to drink PICKLE JUICE before games .  It was so hot and he was playing so hard his legs were cramping up BAD.  The boys on the sideline said he was squealing like a pig.  End score STALLIONS 31- MINERS 26.
The DELTA game....the RABBITS were not that good.  I can't remember a lot about that game.  We WON!  STALLIONS 41- RABBITS 0. Hudson scored 3 TOUCHDOWNS.
Next, the BEAR RIVER BEARS.  Bob and I just got off the plane from NEW YORK (another BLOG entirely) and ran to get to the game on time.  It was a good game although the score makes it look like an easy win.  STALLIONS 21- BR 0.  Hudson scored 1 TD. I love to watch Hudson on OFFENSE but LOVE LOVE to see the DEFENSE stop a TD at the goal line. 
Now to this last week.  STALLIONS vs the BUFFS of TOOELE.  This was a GREAT GAME! We had some kinks to work out in the first quarter then we took off.  At the half the score was
 22 STALLIONS - 0 BUFFS.  I think Hudson touched the ball 4 times and scored 3 times. Then the second half starts.....The BUFFS kick to the STALLIONS and Hudson runs it all the way back for a TD.  It was a beautiful run, those boys blocked, Hudson did this spin thing and then he was all alone!  Later in the 4th he PICKED off a pass and ran about 60 yards for another 6 points.  The game ended with a score of 42-0.  Hudson made 5 of the 6 touchdowns, he had a GREAT GAME but it is TEAM WORK, KNOWLEDGE, and  CONFIDENCE that makes this team a team.....NEVER can one person win a game for any team no matter how good they are.  This is a good little team, his buddy Landon is the quarterback and Nash is a corner.  They all work well together and we all know they have the greatest coach ever.........COACH BOBBY JOE CONRAD JR.
It's definately been a learning experience......when things like going to a different school come up in ones life you QUICKLY learn who your real friends are! There are only a handful of people (including some in my own family) that for some strange reason feel as if we have committed murder all the rest have had our backs and support Hudson in his decision. Hudson has GREAT friends in GRANTSVILLE, the kids feel bad they aren't going to the same school and won't play sports together but for the most part understand it's NOT THE END OF THE WORLD!
I promise to do better in keeping all you friends and relatives up to date. It is so much easier to blog than write letters or emails.  We love and miss you all!