Saturday, December 22, 2007


Merry Christmas Everyone!! Joe and I are heading off to the Midwest TOMORROW! We have a SUPER early flight so that should be a joy, but we are REALLY excited to see so much family so soon! I guess his parents both are part of a Christmas Fireside tomorrow night, so that should be fun as well :) I promise I'll try to actually up-date this every once in a while so that it's actually interesting to look at sometimes!
This trip should be great - let's just see how little baby girl Heaton takes it! Though I wouldn't mind having my baby born in the Midwest instead of Utah, I WOULD mind her being 8-9 weeks EARLY! :)
Merry Christmas! We are so blessed for the friends and family we have in our lives!
Bree & Joe

A Family In Need

Hopefully you can go to this site and check it out. Just click on the title of this post, or got to I wouldn't have believed this was a real situation if it wasn't my friends brother! They really are wonderful people and honestly are in need. I know it's a little late to do much for Christmas, but I'm sure they won't stop needing support just because it's after Dec. 25th.
Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 05, 2007

How Long Do We Have?

-this was an email I got, but I thought it was worth sharing - definintly something to think about!

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier: 'A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.''
A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasary.'
'From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.'
'The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years''

During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:
1. >From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. >From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. >From courage to liberty;
4. >From liberty to abundance;
5. >From abundance to complacency;
6. >From complacency to apathy;
7. >From apathy to dependence;
8. >From dependence back into bondage'
Professor Joseph Olson of HemlineUniversity School of Law, St. Paul,Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election: Number of States won by:Gore: 19Bush: 29
Square miles of land won by:Gore: 580,000Bush: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by:Gore: 127 millionBush: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:Gore: 13.2Bush: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: 'In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country. Gore's territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare...' Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the 'complacency and apathy' phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the 'governmental dependency' phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

Friday, October 19, 2007

It's been a while!

Goodness, it's been a LONG time since I updated this! Hopefully though, since I'm such a bad journal writter, I can get a little better and at least try to keep SOME track of my happenings here! The problem is that I've become a Facebook Junkie, so that has sucked most of my blogging time - but enough of that! I am back and hopefully better than ever :)

As you all probably know by now, we are expecting a baby GIRL in Feb! It took 2 1/2 years, a couple doctors and eventually just a simple change of diet to get her here, but she's definitly on her way :) I wish I could feel her more consistantly, because it makes me nervous when there are long gaps between feeling her move, but I guess it's still normal at this stage to not feel the baby move very often.

Just for the record, we do NOT have any solid name ideas as of yet! It seems like the first thing people ask after we tell them it's a girl is if we know what we're going to name her. We JUST found out it's a GIRL people- how the heck are we supposed to know!! :) Actually, I have a friend that had a name picked out after less than 2 months of being pregnant (luckly, the baby will be a girl, otherwise they would have been in trouble) so I shouldn't be so touchy I guess :) I just don't know if we'll even know before we see the kid. Of course, I hope to have at least a COUPLE options by then so she doesn't have to stay "Baby Heaton" for longer than a few hours, but I guess we'll just see when we get there!

Anyway, enough for now! Have a great night and Remember Who You Are!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Buggy Dreams

So, the other night I woke up at 3:30 am with a BUG in my ear! Now I can' get a good night's sleep because I keep waking up with feelings of bugs crawling all over me and dreams of spiders dangling over my head! I even have bug crawling feelings all over while I'm AWAKE!
What's worse is that I wouldn't be surprized if there is a leg or something left in my ear - it freaks the heck out of me and I think I'm starting to get dillusional from the lack of sleep and buggy sensations!
ps- Yes it did eventually fall out... but still, you have to wonder if it left anything behind....

Monday, April 30, 2007

Ha! This was WAY to accurate for me!

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

The Midland
The Northeast
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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Thanks Em!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


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Ok, So I couldn't get this to embed right, but ANYONE who knows my husband, or ANY Engineer, for that matter, will like this one! Check it out at or go to YouTube and search for "The Knack" - it's NOT the band videos :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Remember Oscar?

For those of you who remember the O-Man from the good ol' days, you should get a kick out of this! Oscar was one of Joe's first roomates when he moved out here and is probably pretty responsible for why Joe and I knew each other so well long before we started dating - we'll leave the details out of it, but our good friend called us yesterday to say that he and long time "good friend" Emmy and he made it to the finals of a ballroom dance competition with their SENSATIONAL SALSA!! You can actually even watch their dance online and VOTE for them! The winners will get to be on Dancing with the Stars! So here's the link: If that doesn't work, just go to and click on the Ballroom Dance Challenge ad on the side of the page. Way to Go Oscar and Emmy!

Monday, April 16, 2007

MADNESS!! - and Yard Work ;)

Oh My - have the last few weeks been OUT OF CONTROL! We had a FANTASTIC visit from my parents and my little brother and his friends, including a FABULOUS Easter, a trip to Vegas, compleate with Blue Men & The Rat Pack! Oh! I HAVE to add some photos from Daddy and Marilyn Monroe! But before that, I'll like to add a photo or two of our current guests, Juanito y Benjamin! They helped with some yard work the other day - what hotties! Single ladies, look out! These two are hot and ready for action! ;) LOL!

Monday, April 02, 2007


We Have a Web Page!! It's still very under construction, but it's there! Feel free to check it out -
Thanks Adam!

Good Times!

WHEW! Well, it has been a crazy week and a half filled with lots of visitors! Em, then Cici and LaLa, followed by a day visit with Sar-bear! We had a lot of fun, got some stuff done, and all in all I'm glad I survived! :) (I'm glad Sarah survived it to!) Now all I need is a nice vacation on a far away beach.... Or Mom, Dad, Brent and a bunch of friends, plus the J-man coming for a visit :) We're excited they're coming and it should be a ton of fun! I just kind of wish all that fun could be spread out over a couple months instead of packed in a few weeks! Actually, it's not the family that's stressfull... it's all that "other" stuff... work, school, more work... you know, the responsibility stuff! Bah! Who needs that stuff anyway! ;) At least our projector is getting a work out! We love it!

Anyone else ready for the Heaton Getaway Package?

Friday, March 30, 2007


Things have been a little crazy and a tad stressful, so I though I'd share this wonderful magical sugary goodness with all of you out there in internet land. :) Enjoy the joyness!
ps - thanks to the fellow lemke sibs who led me to this mecca of sweetness!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Cutie baby

For those of you who haven't heard, we're thinking about adopting - yeah! Well, the other day I was at the Jordon Riv Temple waiting for a photo shoot when I saw this family that looked like they'd just been sealed. Turns out the kids are from one of the main countries we're looking for! - Kinda strange especaily since there aren't a ton of adoptions from there!! This is one of their cuie kiddos! Fun stuff huh?
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Monday, March 12, 2007

The Morning Walk from... :)

Ha! This morning 2 friends and I with their kids all went for a walk! It was definitely an adventure! To start with, Joe had decided to sleep in, so while the alarm was going off, I had no CLUE it was already after 8. Daylight savings kind of makes everything a little screwy. So all of a sudden I’m mostly asleep and I hear my phone ringing in the other room! I jump up like a mad woman, flick on the lights – to Joe’s dismay- and grab my phone only to be told they’re all here – meaning waiting outside in the fridged cold for me to get out there. Today is GOING to be beautiful and warm but let’s just say we weren’t feeling it at a little after 8, which really would be a little after 7, had it not just been for – you guessed it – daylight savings! So I get out there and we start on our walk. Between my 2 friends they have 5 children, from 5 years to 3 months in age. They also each have a double stroller AND a kid on a big wheel! We were a sight to see, I’m sure. We’re not quite sure where we’re going, so there’s a lot of stopping and starting, but for the most part we’re doing great! Untill, of course, D desides to go riding off some side street on his own and I try to play around with J and end up knocking him off his Big Wheel bike. Still not so bad… until the crying began! First I – that’s understandable – he is just a couple months old and it IS pretty cold! But then A takes his turn. Issy throws in the occasional whine and next thing we know, D won’t ride his Big Wheel anymore and J is sobbing his head off! HA! Maybe if it had been my child I wouldn’t have thought it was funny. But they aren’t and I did! Still we’re resolved to go walking again tomorrow! Brave moms! Maybe if they don’t start on their own I can pinch all the kiddos to make sure tomorrow is just as entertaining as today was!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

I Hate Customer Service-My Moment to Vent

Ok, so I run several different businesses. Kinda Fun, Kinda Rough, but no big deal right? I mean, especially customer service. I like people to be happy, they like to be happy, and usually I'm willing to do whatever I feel is appropriate to make them happy. "Customer's always right"! Well, the last several months on Ebay, I've been having a lot of success making people, just that - happy! Giving great deals, providing fast service... I have even had a lot of repeat customers and LOVE having them come back! The problem came when I tried crossing over to my photography. Now, when I began, I just had a few customers and I worked reeeeally hard so that I probably in the end provided more than they were expecting. However, lately, though I don't think I've changed at all, I've got all these people whining and moaning about this and that, when in truth... i hate to say it, but usually the problem is Them! Sorry folks, but when you're IMPOSSIBLE to get a hold of and take FOREVER to get back to me, if you do at all, it's not MY fault that you still don't have your pictures! Shesh! I guess I don't understand how people can COMPLETELY ignore several attempts on my end to handle things in a quick and productive manner, then totally beep and moan about what I'M doing! Excuse me? I'm sorry but I took your photos MONTHS ago and have been trying to get you to move your hiney ever since! So don't come ranting at ME because stuff isn't done! And then there's the people who you did a ton of work and favors for and they STILL don't pay you everything they owe you! (Brooke, I'm sure you're hearing me on that one!) I mean, SHESH! I saved your Christmas Card for you! The least you can do is pay me the lousy $30 you owe me!
I still love customers... but do I really always have to provide "good" (aka FAKE) customer service? Or ever once in a while can I just clue them in to how lame they truly are? Probably not. So until that day comes, THIS is my vent about Customer Service :)

Saturday, March 03, 2007


Oh My! I'm not sure I even realized it was POSSIBLE to "enjoy" so much basketball in such a short amout of time!!! It all started last night around 6 when Joe got "the call" That's right-they had decided to have a mens b-ball tourament for the stake (meaning church members in our area) and his group's (ward's) first game was in less than an HOUR! PLUS if they won, they'd play again at 9! So much for our Friday night! Good thing we had decided not to plan anything big! (You know, since we ALWAYS do big stuff on Fridays... like... ummm... well... every once in a while we actually get off the couch... Heck! Sometimes we even leave the house!) Anyway, they won - yippie joey - I'm estatic ;) AND they won again at 9! Not too bad. Except that meant they had to play the next day at 2. Unfortunatly, that one didn't result in a win - end of basketball for the day right? WRONG! They needed a bit of help, so joey stayed and ref.ed the final game at 3. Shesh! 4 games - that's plenty, right? Except.... I had had the bright idea that we should go to the BYU Final game of the season - vs Utah! So the day before i bought tickets. Thats 5 GAMES of basketball in 24 HOURS! Even during Joe's Basketball season, it sill takes me over a MONTH normally to watch that much basketball!
The scariest part was... I kinda liked it ;)
ps. oh yah - the cougs rock - Go Cougs! Poor Utes didn't stand a chance... not even with that new crazy mascot of theirs. Sorry guys - maybe next year
pps Joe just remined me... it's MARCH! Crap.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Bridal Veil w/ Visitors!

Back Last Fall we were lucky enough to have some family come visit! However, since I was being a slacker, I didn't post many photos back then! So I figured I'd make up for it now:) Hence the Surge of photos! I'm going to post a few from the Halloween party we visited as well. Fancy Fancy! If only I didn't like my family so stinkin much... these are just the first of many photos to come! ;)

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Thanksgiving Poing - 10-31-06

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Thanksgiving Poing


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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

ENGI-NERDS - Is it possible to UNDERSTAND them?

I wasn't sure it was possible, untill my friend sent me a GREAT Email. I'm only going to include the first 3, but for those of you who know my husband, or any other engineers... well, I think you'll enjoy :) The first one is a little risque, but as it illustrates the compleate geek-dom of some engineers... though I have to say # 3 make me laugh out LOUD thinking of my joey ;) Not at ALL that he's insensitive... just... an engineer :) Love you baby! Hope you all Enjoy!

Understanding Engineers - Take One
Two engineering students were walking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?"

The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want."

The second engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway."

Understanding Engineers - Take Two

To the optimist, the glass is half full.

To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.

To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

Understanding Engineers - Take Three

A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers.

The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!"

The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!"

The priest said, "Here comes the greens keeper. Let's have a word with him."He said, "Hello, George! what's wrong with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow, aren't they?"

The greens keeper replied, "Oh, yes. That's a group of blind firefighters.They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime." The group fell silent for a moment.

The priest said, "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight."

The doctor said, "Good idea. I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see i f there's anything he can do for them."

The engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?"

Oooo - soo PURRRRRDY!

Ok, so kinda wierd, but I REALLY Like FKPs and these are some of their rocken new designs!
Oh Silver Handbag, where have you been all my life?!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Going to the Pound

So last week Tues I started driving toward Las Vegas so that my little sister could finally meet her puppy. We had a great time, had lunch at a little Mexican restaurant and spend time chilling at a hotel while CiCi and LaLa played with the puppies. Even the trip home started out ok until.... I pulled off to get gas about 80 miles from Provo. I got back on the freeway and got into a groove,

snacking and listening to music, frequently looking at how LONG I had been driving instead of checking in what DIRECTION! Since it was pitch dark out and signs are extreemly sporatic, it was almost 35 MILES before I realized I was going the wrong way! SUCK! Of course, that meant I sped up the setting on the cruise control... which, in turn lead to my ticket. You know, people drive that strip at 15-20 over at I was doing a measly 11 over! Where's the justice?! I guess Joey gets to do the distance driving for a while!

Friday, February 16, 2007


Ok, so they're not mine, but since they're my brother's and sister's puppies, and the dark one (Boom) puked on me yesterday, I think I can claim some sort of kinship to them! :) I have zillions more where this one came from, so if any of you puppy fanatics would like to see more, just let me know and I will post 'em!
Good thing for Joe I'm alergic... though I haven't really had a reaction to them yet.... hmmmmmm... ;)

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


OW! I just had an extraction - do you know what that is? They go in and remove all traces of tooth root from your mouth - fun fun fun! Let me tell you! Actually, I can't really tell you cuz I think they had their laughing gas on super consentrated and I was WAY off in LA LA land! WOAH was that stuff good! They could have removed my SPLEEN and I wouldn't have cared one BIT! HEHE - that stuff was GOOD! In fact, they gave me some, then had to turn it off so I could sign some consent forms and I was MAD! GIMME DRUGS! Maybe I should have eaten something first... but then I couldn't have sung songs for American Idol or pranced in flowery fields with Barney! Normaly hate that stupid dragon, but what's there to hate when you're floating away on clouds of Nitrous Oxide! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can I get some of that to go?!