Jan 26, 2009

My Cousin Bryan Allred

Last week I learned of some tragic news. My dear cousin Bryan had died. At the young age of 35. I have been filled with so many different emotions this past week. I have been filled with sadness, disbelief, anger, and happiness. Happiness knowing where he is and what a great place that must be. Sadness for my Aunt Janell, all of his siblings, his wife and kids. Sadness for my self knowing I will not be able to talk to him again.

Bryan and I had such a special relationship. We have not talked in a really long time, but I know he loved me and he knew I loved him too. Growing up they lived in Round Valley and us in St. Johns. We would go visit them often. We were usually up to no good! We would either be in the boys room boxing, (which I always beat Chris John for the record) in the closet raiding the year supply of Lemon Drops, in the ditch playing, or out on the motorcycles. We would often be next door at our other cousins house. We spent a lot of time in the fort over there too. That was one of our favorite places to be. We, Chris John, Bryan and I would just hang out and talk for hours. Those were some of the best memories ever.

I remember one time we were going to bury a time capsule next to the swing set in Bryans yard. We shoveled and shoveled and shoveled. We probably got into the ground about 10 or 11 inches. We thought we were so cool. We were going to dig it up when we were teenagers. We had some Garbage Pail Kids stickers in there, some pictures, letters, etc. We went to bury it, and the dang container was bigger than that big hole we worked so hard on. We were probably 8. We gave up and did not bury the time capsule. :)

I have a great picture of Bryan and I about age 6 or so. I was on Bryans little red motorcycle, he was running along side me, pushing me. We were both in sunday dress. I was so excited....than we ate it on the dirt road!! Ruined my dress and scraped my knee. The picture is so great, right before when we were so happy...than crash!! We grew up and still spent so much time on the bikes. The older we got...the more he scared me on it!

Bryan was such a protective cousin. He was always looking out for me. Always!! He would come to SJ to dances, and I couldn't dance with anyone!! EVER!! NO ONE!! :) He would always say things like She cant dance with you... shes here with me! UMMM He was my cousin! I just went along with whatever!

I remember he had some girl he really liked. They had dated some, they broke up and he was out for revenge. He called me and had me and some friends come to RV. He took us all over with him just to make her jealous! He would hold hands with one of my friends when she was near! It was quite funny! The things we do when we are young!! :)

I will never forget Bryans laugh. It was more like a funny giggle. His face would turn so red. He would laugh so hard! We had some really great times. I will cherish the time I had with him forever! I will miss him terribly! I will love him always!

I saw Chris John in Taylor just a couple weeks ago. I ran into him at Bashas. I haven't seen him in years either. We talked for well over an hour. We laughed at things we did as kids together, the 3 of us. I told him I needed to look Bryan up and call him. I did not do it. And for that I am sorry. Its too late now. But Bryan, Just know how much I love you and love the memories we have together. Thanks for being the protective cousin you were. Thanks for being a friend. I will see you again someday. Give my Mom a big hug for me, and save me and Chris John a place. I love you!!! ~Tiffany

Jan 19, 2009

Hats, Hats And More Hats!!

Caison LOVES hats! They are his favoite thing ever! He loves to put things on his head. It could be a pan or even a crown! As long as it goes on the head some how, hes happy! He is an easy kid to please! I just wanted to share some pictures of this stage! He takes after daddy, has to have a ball cap on at all times. Or in Caisons case, a pan?? I love it!! What a good kid he is!

Jan 13, 2009

They Really Do Like Eachother!!

Every now and then I find my kids doing some really cute things like this! They were all just sitting and watching TV together. I love it when they like eachother! I have great kids, and they are so sweet. I LOVE you my sweet babies!!

Jan 11, 2009

Go Steelers!!


So we all know that the Pittsburgh Steelers are Justins all time favorite team. He is on cloud 9 after todays win! He was already SO happy that the Cardinals won... With the win of the Steelers too..he is in heaven! So now he is hoping the Steelers and the Cardinals play eachother in the Super Bowl....no matter who wins, he doesnt lose! LoL

It was a good day for Les and Trent too with the win of the Eagles!!

Justin was here rooting for them too! So all in all, I guess today in the football was a great day!! For us anyways!!

Tanner was SO happy for Trent that his team won!! :)

Jan 4, 2009

9-1-1 AGAIN!!

I have this super cute son named Caison. He is a MONSTER lately. I love the little booger, but holy cow he has been on one lately! He called 9-1-1 AGAIN today. I get a phone call from an unknown number, I answer...She says Hi this is ?? from Navajo County Sheriffs Dept. I just received a 9-1-1 call from this number. Is everything ok? I started laughing and said it was my baby who was playing with the phone! I apologized and asked if they would be sending an officer? She said no, she could hear that it was a little kid on the phone, she asked how old he was? I said he is 18 months old. She started laughing. Said have a nice day, and I get off the phone with her. I turned off the phone and pressed redail to see what the heck he dialed? It was 91119991191. No other numbers but 911! Little turd! So next thing I know, Hayden is telling me Caison is shutting down the computer. Sure enough..he shut it down! Not properly of course!! He is into it ALL! He is seriously into it ALL! Its always something with that kid! Who calls 9-1-1 twice in a two week period when you are 18 mos??? Caison Does!! :)