Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kids dancing at the parade
This was josh's favorite part. Fighting Darth Vader which he totally thought he could do.

This was the interactive Toy Story Ride. We waited 45 min for this one. It was worth it. I am glad for that because we never waited over 20 min for a ride.

Santa Monica

Holy Crap where has the time gone?

Well I can't believe I haven't blogged in forever. We just got back from Disneyland, Sea World and Legoland. It was super fun but very tiring. I will post some pics of the trip. I know wish I would have bought the Tower of Terror picture of us. It was funny. My kids were scared. I am the mean mom who tells them its all good and then they were a little scared. That's the only one though that they got scared on. Claire couldn't ride Indiana Jones or the water rafting ride in California Adventure. She loved all the other rides. It was perfect weather at Disneyland but a little cold in San Diego. We also went to Hollywood and Santa Monica. We have never been there so it was good to go somewhere new. The kids are out of school and really haven't had a chance to get to bored. Jordan is at girls camp this week in Heber. She was super nervous. I hope is doing OK. I am going up Thursday night to testimony meeting. I felt bad that I couldn't go the whole time but I couldn't take more work off. The reason I needed to go was because I am now the YW President in our new ward. I don't know any of the girls and only one of my counslers. So it will be fun to get to know them. We are done with the soccer season but Kate and Jordan are praciting for the Cache cup in July. With 3 kids playing soccer this spring it got a little crazy. Jordan turned 12 in May. It blows my mind to have a child that old because I don't feel like I am that old except when I see all the wrinkles and then I remember. We had an Amazing Race birthday party. It was tons of fun. We had them going all over town. I am going to try and keep up on this better for my own interest in writing things down that we are doing because I can't seem to remember anything anymore.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wow time flies!!

I can't believe I haven't posted since August. Time just goes so fast. I saw a sign Saturday that said there is only 51 shopping days left until Christmas I about threw up. That is way to fast for me. I will briefly recap the last few months.(if can even remember) We went to Idaho camping over Labor day with some friends it was alot of fun but I forgot my camera so I don't have any pics. I came home on Sunday to teach my first Relief Society meeting lesson. I taught about how we come through adversity and what we can gain. I talked about my family who have all been through so much and I read some of my mom's journal. I cried the whole time. But I am glad its over. I went to Bear lake with my cousins for a few days the first of Oct. Sorry no pics from that either. It was lots of fun, I saw a baby moose and its mom on my morning run. There was also a dead deer on the side of the road. I decided to approach it because it looked like it had antlers so I got closer and it scared the pee out of me because it all the sudden sat up and opened its eyes. Later we tried to see it and it was gone. Then the next day I stumbled upon it in the weeds again and it scared me again. It must of got up and gone a little farther and died in the weeds. We drove to Jackson one day to shop. Its such a beautiful drive this time of year. I was suppose to go elk hunting with Ryan after that but Claire got strep so I had to come home. I am posting some pics of Kates b-day party. She turned 9 and we went to sports academy for a pool party. It was lots of fun and it was nice because they did it all. The cake, games, and goodie bags. So much easier. I am getting lazy when it comes to b-day parties. Plus its so hard the older they get to know what to do. I am also posting pics of Jordan and I running a 5k. She wanted to do it because it was a fundraiser for drug awareness. She did so good. I really pushed her. We ran it 36 min. Which I thought was good for her because she hardly ever runs. I am so proud of her.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Jen I miss you!!

This is my niece Jennifer. Its her birthday today. Heavenly Father took her back 3 years ago. I miss her bright smiling face and the way she always made me smile! She was always so caring and was worried about everyone else. She has 3 amazing children who look just like her. I feel like this is the only way to express how much I miss her and can't wait to see her again. I love you so much! -Till we meet again-

Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer 09

Well here are a few pics of summer. It went by so fast. Jordan and Katelyn played soccer and Josh played t-ball. Katleyn took 2nd place in the cache cup. It was her first year so she was excited. We went camping, to Cherry Hill, Lagoon, and this last weekend we hiked to white pine lake and stayed the night. It snowed while were hiking out on Saturday. I couldn't believe it snowed in August.

Chillin by the fire
The Gang

My friend Mike and I sitting by the fire

These crazy guys love the cold water and they jumped in again at midnight.

This was at Lagoon. Katleyn was so brave and went on reentry with her dad!

This is about the scariest ride Jordan would go on.

It was so hot. When we were leaving at 11 pm The kids wanted to get wet to cool off.

Josh playing t-ball. He thought he was pretty cool.


Ryan and I went to Moab this June with our friends Brittni and Shad Roundy. It was so fun to get away. Ryan and I haven't left our kids for awhile. We went river rafting, 4-wheeling and hiked into the Delicate Arch. It is so beautiful there I can't believe I have never been and its in Utah.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Taylor Swift!

The girls and I went to see Taylor Swift. As you can see we were pretty far away but we had so much fun. We went with our friends the Perkins. Its always great to have a girls night out especially to such a great concert. She does have a lot of anger towards her ex boyfriends.

Yellowstone and The Tetons!!

We went to Yellowstone and the Tetons over memorial weekend. We had so much fun. The kids loved it. But by the time we got home I was a little tired of all of us in the truck together. We drove over 800 miles throughout the trip. This is Inspiration Falls at Jenny Lake in the Tetons. We rode the boat across and then hiked about a 1/2 mile to the falls when we were almost there it started to rain. None of the kids had jackets and as you can see Jordan wore flip flops. We tried to tell her you can'r hike in them and she wouldn't listen to us. I think she learned her lesson hiking in snow and mud isn't fun in flip flops.

This is Jackson Lake. We stayed here. It is breathtaking with the Tetons in the background. I would recommend this is a place everyone needs to see.

The kids couldn't believe the elk were just hanging out in the shade by the houses.

This is the 1st of 5 bears we saw in the wild. It was right of the road.

This was Yellowstone Lake by the geysers.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Muttin Bustin!

This last Saturday was health days and Josh got to do Muttin Bustin! He was so excited he has wanted to do it for so long. He was the first one to go and didn't stay on long but he thought he won because they gave him a $2 bill. He was sure a cute cowboy with his hat, belt buckle and boots.

Monday, May 4, 2009

We are finally done remodleing!!

Its taken a little over a month to do but I am so glad its done. I now know that Ryan and I will never be able to build a house. To much craziness. While I was in Mesquite they laid the hardwood floor in my kitchen, entry and hall. We re textured the walls, put up new trim, painted, new mantel, carpet, refinished my paino and got all new furniture. I am very excited to have a new room but now I want the rest of the house done but that will be awhile because remodeling ain't cheap. Thanks to my friend Janna who helped me decorate I am not talented in that area.

A little health scare and new calling!

The week after I came home from Mesquite I had a dr appt. I had been having bad cramps and not really feeling very well. When I had my exam the dr found a mass on my uterus. He ran some blood tests to check for cancer and 2 days later I had an ultrasound. I was pretty worried for a few days but when I had the ultrasound they found my ovary was filling with blood. So the dr just gave my some pills to help my have a period in hopes maybe it would release it. I have still been having cramps but not as bad. I am so thankful it wasn't anything serious. For a few days I was freaking out a little. That same few days I got a new calling in the relief society. I am the Secretary. I am really sad to be leaving young woman. I was only in for a year and I had some great girls. I will really miss them.

Mesquite with the cousins!

Sorry Its been awhile I've been busy with remodling, soccer and many other things. I want to start with my trip to mesquite in April. I went with my cousins it was so much fun and so warm. We went to Vegas one day and played bingo every night. I actually won $500 the first night at Bingo I was so excited. Its always fun to be with these crazy cousins of mine and just to get away for a few days.