Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Break

St. George was great this last week. We were able to get away for Braydon's birthday and spring break. We had a great time going rock hunting by the power plant and at Crystal mountain. We also went to Mountain Meadow Massacre, and to the Jacob Hamlin home. We drove through Snow Canyon and went hiking. The kids went frog hunting with my sister and brother in law. We also went to Johnson's farm and saw the dinosaur tracks. It was a busy and lazy couple of days with playing card and having fun thrown in. Now for the many many pictures.

Sandwich rock

Mountain Meadow Massacre

Snow Canyon


Crystal Mountain. You can't tell but when we pulled up the whole mountain glittered like broken glass was every where.

Johnson's Farm

Braydon's Birthday

Wow, this year has gone so fast. Braydon just turned 11. He lives his life by NCIS so what better way to celebrate his birthday than with a NCIS hat cake.

Braydon loved it. Also his favorite present was his Danozo shirt.

11 thing I love about Braydon
1- He is sweet - He always wants me to be happy.
2- He can't lie- He has a smile that he uses when he lies. I can tell everytime.
3- He loves baseball
4- He is a great big brother/ little brother- looking out for everyone.
5- He works hard in school
6- He is an amazing artist, especially 3d.
7- He loves the stars.
8- He loves to be outside.
9- He likes to ride bikes.
10- He is very compassionate
11- HE IS A GREAT KID! I am one lucky mom.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Sister

Today is Courtney's birthday! When I was little I hated this day, mostly because my birthday is just 4 days later. I was a brat and so mean to her. Well now that has all changed (Good thing I am a little old).

Courtney is one of my best friends! We have been partners in crime for as long as I can remember. She has been the best little sister anyone could ever want. When we get together we can be crazy!

Some of my favorite memories are:
The week before I was married we made the best cooking video EVER!
Laying in the back of the boat and just talking and making up constellations!!
Godfathers Pizza!
Gas Stations!
Playing Church!

I love you Court! Thanks for being the best! I don't know what I would do without you!


Grand Concert PGJH 2011

Holy Cow!! The grand concert was amazing! I absolutely loved the final song! The Choir, Orchestra, and of course Band all preformed "When you believe" from the Prince of Egypt. I had cold chills, it was so touching and amazing!

I am so proud of Sidney she worked so hard to get all the pieces down. She played in the jazz band, the symphonic band and also the big group. Why to go Sid!! You did awesome!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Alex's Birthday

Alex had the great birthday! Her cake turned out great!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Alex Lydia is 13

This Sunday Alex becomes a teenager. I will have 2 teenage girls! I hope I can survive.

I just wanted to tell a few things that make Alex- Alex!

1- She is kind!
2- She is giving!
3- She loves rocks.
4- She loves nature.

5- She is loving!!
6- She makes friends easily.
7- She is beautiful!
8- She is good natured.
9- She is compassionate!

10- She has the most evil laugh, I am sure you have heard the saying that laughter is the best medicine, well not Alex's! It is the most evil laugh, but we love it!
11- She is a hard worker!
12- She loves kids!

Alex, I love you with all my heart! I am so thankful I can be your mom. I just hope I do a good job.

Monday, February 28, 2011

One Good Sandwich

When Sidney was a baby we would go to this cute little sandwich shop that was just a little hole in the wall. One of the best things they had was a vegetarian sandwich. Well the shop has long ago closed but we still make those sandwiches on our own. This weekend Eric and I took the sandwich to the extreme. It really isn't a vegetarian sandwich here because we toasted cheese and a thin layer of turkey onto the sandwich then we put all the veggies. Yummy!!!

Blue and Gold 2011

Braydon's last Blue and Gold and Hunter's first award.

I think the night went great. Brother Petty did a great job telling the history of Scouts.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Last weekend we took the kids to see the Voyage of the Dawn Treader. We read the Narnia books about 5 years ago. We fell in love with the stories. This is the first set of books that we read as a family. Hunter was only 3 at the time. He still loves the stories. We really enjoyed the movie.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Carl Bloch

A couple of weeks ago we took the kids to see the Carl Bloch exhibit. It was so amazing! I couldn't believe how many of his paintings are used in the church today. There were a few there that it was hard to believe weren't photographs. It was a beautiful way to spend a Saturday.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ground Hog Day

Hunter was so upset today that he had to go to school. I didn't understand why but then he explained. "Mom, it is ground hog day!" He thought it was a holiday and there wasn't any school. Ha! I wish! But after I explained he was off to school.

I just have to add, though, YAYAYA!!! The ground hog didn't see his shadow and that means EARLY SPRING!!!!!

Dad's Birthday

Today is my dad's birthday! He would have been 61. He was such a good dad. I miss him so much. I am so grateful for the heritage that I have. My kids have been talking a lot about him lately, it is so nice to get to tell them stories since they don't remember him that much.

Some of my favorite things about my dad:
He really knew something about everything. He was so smart. He loved to learn.
He taught me to love the gospel. He was a humble man. He loved to serve others. He was very giving. He loved to camp and would take us all over. He couldn't tell a joke. He loved us, I have no doubt.

Happy Birthday Dad. I love you!!

Hunter's middle name is Richard. He was blessed today 8 years ago and it was snowing like crazy.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fred the Head

For Christmas Braydon wanted the CSI facial reconstruction set. He has been asking for a couple of years, but this year I finally told Santa it would be ok. Braydon has been obsessed with CSI and NCIS shows for almost 2 years. He loves the science behind the shows. So this is Fred. Braydon spent a couple of hours working on him and I think he turned out great.


It's Valentines!!! Time to put love in the air. I started decorating this past week. When the kids came home from school the other day they wanted to know why I had hung a naked baby on the windows! Well, his name is cupid. In Roman mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, affection and erotic love. He is the son of goddess Venus and god Mars.
Cupid is the most famous of Valentine symbols and everybody knows that boy armed with bow and arrows, and piercing hearts . He is known as a mischievous, winged child armed with bow and arrows. The arrows signify desires and emotions of love, and Cupid aims those arrows at Gods and Humans, causing them to fall deeply in love. Cupid has always played a role in the celebrations of love and lovers. In ancient Greece he was known as Eros, the young son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year

A goal is a standard, a skill, an ideal, or a destination that is to be achieved. We set a goal when we decide to accomplish a particular thing.

It has been said that “if you don’t know where you are going, it doesn’t matter which road you take” (quoted by John H. Vandenberg in Conference Report, Apr. 1966, 92; or Improvement Era, June 1966, 533).

It's a new year! Time to start a new. I hope that I can improve myself this year. I have so many things I would like to set as goals but I think I am going to start small, instead of making a big goal and not achieving it.

Here is to achieving and becoming better~