Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Family and Music

I was able to spend time with my family from Salt Lake City this last week. We had so much fun. We took the kids to the Splash Park, ate dinner at Cafe Rio, had desert @ Randan and my house, Made head bands, and the best part Talked and Talked. I love it when I can spend time with any of the Southam woman. You hear the saying "There is power in numbers" This is true. When all 5 of my Grandma and Grandpa Southam's daughters are all together you feel like you got the best tickets in the world to the best entertainment in the world. Don't get me wrong you have a lot of fun with even one. I don't want to down play that. My aunt Denna Came with her three girls. Brittany, Breanna, and Bethany. We had a BBQ with Ben, Koda, and Shasta's family also. That is where some of the talking came in. All in all I totally enjoyed it. Breanna and I were talking about music, and what we liked. It got me thinking of all the songs that I am into right now, so I sat down and wrote them down. I think that someday when I look back I will enjoy knowing what I liked, so I am going to catalog it.
1. Katy Perry Ft. Kanye West. "ET" This one is iffy that is why it is first. I love the music . I am not a Kanye West fan he gets a little to crud for the likes of me. I am also  very very very picky on my rap. The lyrics in this song go a little  over for me. I don't recommend watching the video it's just weird.  As I am re- reading this it sounds like I hate the song more then I like it. I dint know how to explain it there is just something that I like about it. OK done with that one.
2. Easotn Corbin "I cant love you back"
3. Blake Shelton "Who are you when I'm not looking"
4. Jason Alden "Dirt road anthem"
5. Shaina Twain "Today is your day"
6. Eric Church " Come on home boy"
7. Josh Turner "I wouldn't be a man"
Well that is most of them.  I have always loved music. I took voice lessons for a few months, but this was like all the other extracurricular activity's I didn't finish, or put my all into, so I'm not very good. I always got discouraged, because it wasn't going fast enough for me. I wasn't catching on fast enough, or progressing fast enough. I also would get scared to perform. I don't like being up in front, yikes!
Boy do I regret it. That is sad, because who wants to regret stuff?

Monday, July 11, 2011


When Randan and I started dating we would go to the rodeo every year and to all 4. The last couple of years they only do it 3days. I am not sure exactly why that is. We went to all three nights this year, and is was pretty good. The blue and red band you see in the picture is something new that they are doing. In the past years they would stamp your hand. I like the bands better. The card you see above the bands is a card that Kayden gave to Tucker the first night. It was the 1/2 time show. They were Belgian horses that weighed a little over two tons a piece they pulled a wagon. They did figure eights around the arena and would tighten the figure eights up after a couple of passes. they also would stop parallel to the fence and turn there wagon so the back was then paraele. In the end the man steering the team came out straddling the back two horses. He road them around the arena a few times then figure eighted again. I have to say that was my favorite part of the hole rodeo. I also liked the muten busten, and one night the had a team's compete to see who could get a beef cow to let them milk her. What a hoot. The last night was the best. they had a lot of good stock. Oh I almost forgot. My cousin Tegan road in the pre-show. She did amazing


The other day I was playing with my camera, and looking at pictures I wanted to write about when Tucker walked in, and said, " Take My face mom!" I laughed and this is what we came up with. Enjoy.

4th of July!

 All the pictures above are us at the annual vernal parade. We went to the Parade With Randan's family (The first picture has my nephew Waylon.)  It seem to be getting worse every year.  I don't mean to sound so negative, but it was horrible this year thy even combind two together. The Forth of July and The Rodeo Parade. Tucker, Randan, and I enjoyed the Jets. (You can see them in one of the pictures above.)
 This Year we saw the Fireworks with my family. We went to my Grandpa and Grandma Haslems house had a BBQ,  and then went to watch the Fireworks.  Now this is Where Vernal didn't fail this year the Fire works were wonderful. Tucker loved them. I had fun watching him and Randan.
After the Vernal fireworks we went to my Uncle Brads he had a few fireworks he wanted to set off. We had root beer floats and watched the small show. The last one was the best. It was called "Red Neck Party." I haven't ever seen a across the counter firework that was that good. Ever. All in all are forth was a wonderful holiday.


 First of all I want to say that this is the best picture I have got in a long time. Rnadan helped me put Tuckers seat on my bike, and so he took Tucker out for a ride. I was hiding behind the tuck so that Randan couldn't see me with the camera. I wanted one with both Tucker and Randan in the picture together but I was lucky to get this one. Ha Ha.
 Of cores  you have heard the phrase "Pay backs are a What?" Well this I guess you can say is pay backs.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Outlaw trail Theater!

In Vernal. Every year the end of June, and the beginning of July. The Outlaw Trail Theater put on a production. Any one can try out. As I am sure you have now guested this was the Play/ musical they picked this year. They perform it in a out door amphitheater, and the night we decided to go  we got rained out we made it to intermission and had to leave because it started to rain pretty bad. The weather this year has been so unpredictable. We I guess weather is never predictable, but worse then normal. I wanted to see all of it because the lion, tin man, and scare crow made that play for me. They were absolutely hilarious. I really enjoy going to things like this. I always have.


 Randan took my Mom,Tucker, and I to "The Mormon Miracle Pageant" the day before Fathers Day. We got a hotel room, went and got a shake then went to the rooms to freshen up. Are room had a couple of dirty socks and the bed was some what turned down. As soon as Randan saw it he told me to go to my mom's room and he  would be back (he is a little germ-a-phobic.) I have to agree. This one was gross. They cleaned the room while Randan watched. He said that they used tons of cleaner. He had to open the windows to let it air out. After that we went to one of the two chapels. I should correct that. The one chapel we went to was there stake house. They served us dinner. It was smoked turkey, potato's, salad, rolls, and carrot or chocolate cake for desert. I had of coarse chocolate and randan had carrot. I cant remember what Mom or Tucker had. I wasn't really that hungry, because of the shakes. I know. I know. We made it to the pageant 2 1/2 to 3 hours before it started so we could get a good seat. We all had to laugh, because the come on over the intercom and ask you not to run once the open the gates. No one listen.  I kind of expected the kids not to listen, but the adults is where I was a little astonished. Ha Ha. While we were waiting we walked down to where the vendors had all there booths. There were all kinds of things. They had a place that made homemade root beer. There bottles were fun. they had a place that sold novelty umbrellas, they had a place the sold funnel cakes and twisted potato's they also had a place that sold t-shirts. I got Tucker one and me one. Randan wanted a drink, so I got him a Lemonade. We got to talking to the group that was behind us they were from somewhere in Wasatch county. Their daughter and her husband wasted to go to all the Temple's in Utah or was it all the Temple's I cant remember. They had just gone thru the Manti earlier that day. The mom was the babysitter. They young couple had one little boy. He was only 8-9 months old. So way little. Once the pageant started I was so tiered that I sleep thru a little bit of it. I steel saw enugh to say the it was very good.

The picture's below are of the t-shirt that I got . It is such a hoot that I hope the pictures turned out enuf to read. Tuckers says: Stripling Warriors  Mommas boys I think I got this one for wishful thinking. He is totally  a Daddy's Boy.