January 29, 2009


This morning I awoke with a sore throat, ringing in my ears, and a headache from hell, but it's all worth it!

That concert last night ROCKED! I have never been to such a fun concert before. Papa Roach was by far my favorite performance of the night, with buckcherry coming in as a close second. They both had so much energy, and it seemed like they were having so much fun. They did a really great job of keeping the crowd excited, and up on their feet.

Saving Abel's show was good too, but they just weren't as pumped. I really enjoy their music though, and I will be buying their CD. They are my kind of rock, hard....but not too hard. I was really looking forward to the show that Avenged Sevenfold was going to put on because they are Brett and Shay's favorite rock band. They did a good show, but they were having technical difficulties with their microphones. So you could hear all of the music, but hardly any of the words.

All in all the show was awesome! {other than the people sitting on either side of us that were taking up half of our seats, and the smelly people that kept walking past us. The kid next to me smelled like he had just dipped himself in the french fry grease from McDonald's. Oh, and that other kid who was in such a hurry that he couldn't wait for us to stand up so he could walk by, and tripped over Brett's legs....twice. I thought Brett was going to punch him!}

I also have to say that if you are at all into people watching, this was the place to be! There were so many interesting outfits and hairdo's......Some of the most outrageous people that I have ever seen! I wish I would've had my camera. Oh, and I can't forget the drunk girl that was trying to bash in some one's car window with her shoe as we were leaving, Classic!

Thanks Chaz and Shay for selling us your extra tickets! :)

What is the best concert you have ever seen? {that's your hint to leave a comment}

January 28, 2009

Rock On!

Tonight we will be at the E-Center with Chaz & Shay watching these bands preform! It is going to Rock!! {literally}

Don't know who they are?
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Saving Abel
  • Buckcherry
  • Papa Roach
We are so excited! I got Brett the tickets for Christmas, and super cheap! It's going to be a blast. It will be the first rock concert that either of us have been to, and we are so glad to be going with the Schlange's. They are always fun to hang out with, and we can't wait!!

January 23, 2009


I am so excited for this weekend! Why, you ask? Because I am going to just have fun and relax! It seems like all I have been doing for the last month is running around like a chicken with my head cut off, and I need to rest. Here are some of the festivities that I am looking forward to enjoying:
  • Dinner with Gwen and Lloyd tonight for Lloyd's birthday
  • Playing games at their house after {it's a sleepover!}
  • Having a hair day with Gwen
  • Spending quality time with Brett and Belle
  • Cuddling up with Brett to watch movies
  • Sunday nap
  • Sunday ice cream
  • Bubble bath
  • Glass of wine {and then some}

It is going to be such a great, carefree, fun, relaxing, normal weekend.....

I Can't Wait!!

January 21, 2009

I'm Impatient

Today marks exactly three weeks since I lost my mom. We still haven't heard anything from the Medical Examiner's office about the autopsy. I am probably driving them insane because the first thing that I do every morning is call them to see if there is any new news. Everyday the nice lady on the phone gives me the same answer "sorry hon, the status is still pending" and it makes me want to reach my arm through the phone and ring her neck. I know it's not her fault that there is still no answer for us, but it makes me that frustrated to hear those words again and again. No matter how nice she says them, I still hate her. But still every morning I optimistically {stupidly} call and hope.

I know that I am just being impatient, we have been told by many people that it can take up to eight {8?!?} weeks to get any results back {Dr. G says it's an average of 4}. I just don't understand what takes so damn long.

It is really hard going through the process of losing a parent. It is even harder going through it not understanding why it happened in the first place. My mind is still a blur of questions, anger, denial, sadness, frustration, and confusion.

I'll keep you posted.

January 19, 2009

Because It Puts A Smile On My Face To Torture Him.....

.....And I need that right now. Ladies and gentlemen I present to you:


January 18, 2009

{Q} What is the best cure for a hangover?

{A} Mimosas!

January 16, 2009

Something to smile about

Guess what?

This is such an exciting day for everyone in the blog world. It put a smile on my face today to see that she has recovered enough to come back to her blog, and inspire again. Three cheers for Nie! Congratulations Stephanie, welcome home!

Have you been living under a rock for the last six months? If so you can go here, here, here, or here to see what I'm talking about, and read her story. What are you waiting for? GO!

January 13, 2009


December 31, 2008 was the day that my life was turned upside down. It is the day that my mom was taken from this life, and we have yet to learn what caused her death. I am more confused now than I have ever been in my entire life.

I feel like I am living in a dream, and I know people say that all the time when it comes to dealing with the death of a loved one, but it is so true for me right now. Usually when someone close to me dies I am able to deal with the situation rationally, and stay strong through it all. It is different with her. I have not fully processed what is happening, and there have been so many times that I have reached for my phone to call her, and tell her something that I thought would make her laugh. Then I remember that there will be no one there to answer, and I am heartbroken. But I still don't believe that it is real. I guess that is why they call the first stage of grieving denial. I just haven't ever done it "the traditional" way I guess.

Brett always asks me how I am able to stay so strong through all of the tragedies that I have been through in my life. The only answer I can ever think to give him is simple.....I have to be strong. I don't usually let myself break down because I need to be there for the people around me that are hurting too, and in my eyes it would make me weaker if I broke down.

Now I am beginning to realize that she was the reason I could always stay strong. I got my strength from her. I watched her go through so much in her life, and she always held her head up high. Divorce, death, broken friendships, divorce, cancer, losing her mother, divorce, watching her son battle a drug problem......You name it, she stayed strong through it all. Now without her here it is harder than ever for me to stay strong, and until just a little while ago I couldn't figure out why I was struggling so much. But now I know that it is because she is not here anymore, and I feel like I can't stand up on my own without her. My mom is gone, and my sense of strength and rationality is gone with her. For now, at least.

Don't get me wrong....I know that I have so many great people around me that can do that job now for her. But right now I just don't know how to let them. My amazing husband, my sister, my brother, friends, and the countless other family members who are here for me. I mean no offense to any of these people, but right now it just doesn't seem like there is anything that can make my heart stop hurting.

I love my mom so much, and I don't know how to be without her. Your mom is the one who you turn to when you are struggling, or need advice. Now I am struggling and need her advice more than ever, and she isn't here to give it anymore.

There is only one thing that comforts me now that she is gone, and that is knowing that she is no longer suffering. No more cancer, no more arthritis, no more pain, no more heart problems, and best of all no more bull shit.

I don't know how I will make it without her, but I know that somehow she will show me the way. Now she has taken on a new role: Gaurdian Angel.

Thank you for being here for me when I needed you. Thank you for always making me laugh! Thank you for giving me strength, and teaching me how to make it through the hard times, even if I'm not doing so good at it right now. Thank you for being my friend. I love you so much, and I will think of you every day. I miss you more than words can say.

Christine Hughes Pierce

NORTH OGDEN – Christine Hughes Pierce, 61, died Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at Ogden Regional Medical Center.

She was born August 13, 1947 in Ogden, a daughter of Harold Boyd and Catherine Brooke Hughes.

Chris married Kenneth William Conger on January 28, 1964 in Brigham City. They were later divorced. She married Jeffrey Allen Tso in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He preceded her in death. On March 22, 2006, she married Ralph B. Pierce in the Manti LDS Temple.

She was raised and educated in Ogden. She lived in Fairfield, California later returning to Utah where she resided in Stockton, Brigham City and in North Ogden for the past nine years.

Chris was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She worked as a billing clerk for I.H.C. She also made and sold homemade chocolates.

Chris loved traveling, collecting, but most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Ralph, of North Ogden; two sons and two daughters, Tony Conger, Hooper; Shane (Carrie) Conger, Roy; Christina Conger, Ogden; Kaylyn (Brett) Scothern, Highland; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are her father, H. Boyd Hughes, Ogden; brother, Douglas Hughes, Ogden; two step-brothers and two step-sisters.

Preceding Chris in death were her mother, Catherine, her stepmother, Mary, husband, Jeffrey, and one brother, David H. Hughes.

Mom, we love you so much and you will be deeply missed. You truly are our guardian angel.

January 2, 2009

Dear Readers,

Some of you may have already heard that my mom died on New Years Eve. I want to thank everyone for the support that we have received. We are surrounded by love, and great friends. I just wanted to do a quick post for those of you who knew her to inform you of when and where the funeral will be held in case you would like to attend.

The viewing will be held from 6-8 pm on Monday January 5th and the funeral will begin at 11 am on Tuesday January 6th at the Lindquist North Ogden mortuary.

2140 north Washington blvd.
North Ogden, Utah

Make sure to check back next week for a memorial post in her honor.

Until then,

I love you mom!