Saturday, July 26, 2008

July 24th

Well we went to Kanosh as always and had a great time. I forget how different Kanosh is without grandpa until I go back. Each time I return I hope it will somehow fill the same as it used to, but I know deep down Kanosh will never be the same without Grandpa. The parade was great (it always is). I missed seeing the boys (Trey & Easton) because I had no idea which float they ended up on, but they had a blast. I guess Trey ended up riding on the Duane's float and Easton rode in the blue plastic bucket float which I took a picture of, but I didn't see him. They had a great time and love to be in Kanosh. We headed back home before all the days events were over and Trey was not happy to miss the dance. Maybe next year I told him. Anyway thanks to everyone who helped me keep an eye on my kids I think they only announced twice that a little girl (Aspyn) was lost and please come get her from the announcer stand. Except I was sitting right there (by the announcer stand) watching her and I knew where she was. I would also like to give a big shout out to all my friends who ran in the race. I was staying busy watching my 4 kids, but I want to let you know you guys at great and thats what life is all about. Way to stay young and have fun! My hats off to you!!!!!! Shelly just had a baby and she still ran, and Wendy was in a dress and that didn't stop her! My friends are the best and remind me everytime we're together why I love to hang out with them. Good Job Girls! Trey gave me crap the whole way home for not running.

Friday, July 25, 2008

High School Musical 2

Well for Bailey and Treys birthday, Randi (my SIL) and I took them down to St. George. We went out to lunch and then watched High School Musical 2 at Tuacahn. It was a pretty good performance and the kids really enjoyed it. When the temp read 109 I was gratefully for two things: 1.The theater was indoors, and 2.That I do not live in St George. The kids were excited to get their pictures taken with a few of their favorite cast members, and they are both looking forward to HSM-3.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Canning and Kids Don't Mix!

Well we were able to get some free apricots so we did a lot of canning. We canned Apricot/Pineapple Jam, Apricot/Raspberry Jam, Apricot/Rubarb Jam, & Apricot Jam. Of course I had a lot of little helpers. I don't remember canning taking quite this long when I only had two kids! But we survived and got some wonderful jam in the process.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Tagged- 3 Things

You've been tagged! You must list 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 current obsessions/collections ,and 3 surprising facts.

3 Joys
1. Family
2. Religion
3. Outdoors

3 Fears
1. Death of someone in my family.
2. Having my kids fall away from the church.
3. Driving off a cliff. (see below)

3 Current Obsessions/Collections
1. Scrapbooking
2. I used to collect frogs, but I just gave them to a coworker. Hope you enjoy them GleeAnn!
3. ?????????????????????????

3 Surprising Facts
1. I went off a 40 ft cliff (on a three wheeler) and lived to tell about it. (explains fear above)
2. I average about 5-6 hours of sleep/night.
3. I was told by a physician to quit playing sports my Jr yr due the number of concussions I had. Come to find out I had damaged part of my brain. (I'm sure partly due to the 40 ft fall off the cliff)

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Well the other night Trey and Easton were looking at pictures in my primary book and trying to remember which story went along with each picture. Trey loves Nephi and was telling the story of Nephi and his broken bow. "How did Nephi died"? Trey asked? "I am not sure" I replied. "Will Nephi be rescued(his word for resurrected)at the second coming?" he asked. "You bet" I replied. Trey got a hugh smile on his face and quickly said "I'm going to ask him for his autograph"!

I think Nephi is a great hero to have. I hope we will all strive to live as Nephi did."I WILL GO AND DO THE THINGS THE LORD HATH COMMANDED"

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Water Fun in Washington.

Washington just opened a new city center that has a swimming pool, basketball courts, rock climbing walls, gymnastic/dance, and much more. Amy (Jims sister and I) took our kids to a similar facility called The Legacy Center in Lehi and my kids loved it.

Kathy and Megan were here to help me with my kiddos so we decided to head to Washington and check it out. We had a blast and can't wait to go back. They had water slides, a little kids area, a bucket dump area, lazy river etc. Thanks Kathy and Megan I could not have taken them without you.

Ridge loved the water.

Trey getting soaked.

Trey after getting soaked.

Yuck Aspyn! Its not a drinking fountain!

The Bucket Dumping water all over!

Easton going down a water slide.

Megan & Aspyn coming out of a water slide.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Camping Palisades Idaho!

We went to Palisades Idaho over the 4th and had a great time. We really miss Idaho and it was so good to get back even though it was only for a weekend. We enjoyed spending some time with the Brower family. Our kids get along so well together and we really miss them. We went in to Alpine Wyoming for the fireworks (what is the 4th of July without fireworks). And of course you can't go to Palisades and not get square ice cream. It is always so good. The Vice President was also in the area so we got to see the cool choppers. We enjoyed the Waterfall however I was really nervous one of my energetic children would run around and fall off the edge so we did not stay very long. All in all it was a great weekend just to short as always. Enjoy the pictures below!

Palisades Slide Show