Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Murder Mystery Party

Daniel and Nicole hosted a Murder Mystery Party for us. We all dressed up and tried to solve the murder. It was fun to be at Daniel and Nicole's new home and enjoy their hospitality. We had fun taking on our various roles and enjoying each others company. I love having everyone so close and enjoying such great family time together. I am so lucky to have children who want to be around their family and spend time together.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Finally I am getting around to posting the Halloween pictures. We had a great time at the Halloween Party that Shauna and Sam Hosted. It is so fun to hang with the family, eat good food, and play games. It is a great was to celebrate Shauna's favorite holiday!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Last night was a great Girl's night out! Krista, Shauna, Nicole and I went to see the Odyssey Dance Theater perform at Kingsbury Hall last night. I think we are making it a yearly tradition to go to "Thriller". It was fun to spend time with all of my favorite girls. It's a fun show and it gets me in the mood for a "Spooky Halloween".

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cute Apron

I saw these cute "Flirty Aprons" at the mall about a year ago and really wanted to buy one. I loved the fabrics that they had but they were $30. Who wants to spend $30 on an apron. I knew I could make one but never got around to it. There was always so much else going on. I finally found a pattern I liked and then found some fabric I liked. I started it Friday night and then finished on Saturday. It didn't take too long and now the next one will probably go faster. I've never been much into wearing aprons but maybe I will save some of my clothes if I wear this cute one.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

SoJo Half Marathon!

In May, Shauna and I started training to run a half marathon. She chose SoJo (South Jordan) because it was mostly down hill and since we are first timers she decided that it would be best for us. We trained when we could but had a few set backs. First, I hurt my calf on one of our runs and as much I tried to keep running, I kept hurting until I finally took a month off. Then, Shauna hurt her back and that set us back a little too. Between all our different schedules and set-backs and illnesses we did manage to do some training. We were only able to do one "long" run, but we were feeling OK with all that we had been doing. We were slow but still did OK.

This morning was our race! They started a little late and we did pretty good. I hit a wall at about mile 9, my hip was hurting pretty bad by this time but we kept on going but I was slowing down quite a bit. By mile 12 I was struggling but kept on going. Shauna was great to stick with me, even though she could have gone faster. We did it in a little under 2:40. I am just happy that we finished and we weren't last in each of our age brackets.

Steve was so nice to meet us at the finish line with flowers for us and then took us to get smoothies. It was a great accomplishment for both Shauna and I and I am glad she talked me into it.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Last Bit of Summer Fun!

Krista, Brooklyn, our neighbor, Janet and I went up to Midway for Swiss Days. It was fun to get away for the afternoon and enjoy the festivities of Swiss Days. We had fun shopping and eating. I tried my first Navajo Taco and we ate yummy strawberries and cream and a very yummy scone. We bought lots of fun things for the house and yard. It was pretty hot up there but it was a great day!

Most of the family went to see "Lion King" at the Capitol Theater on Saturday night. It was a great performance and the costumes were spectacular. The music was great and I loved some of the new songs. We had the best seats too which made it even better.

Shauna, Sam, Steve, and I went rafting down the Provo River on Labor Day! We had a fun time once we finally figured out how to row together. Our family has way too many control freaks and so it so funny to watch us do something like that. I think we would be great on The Amazing Race. It was fun to float down the river and enjoy the day.

Now it is time for me to get back to work. School has started again and I need to get back into the swing of things. I am excited for a great year with the kids again. I have been working really hard on getting things ready for the kids.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hot Air Balloon Ride!

This morning we got up at 4:30AM so we could get up to Park City for our Hot Air Balloon ride. Now, when we were in Park City we had this scheduled and so we woke up at 5:30 that morning just to be told that we couldn't go up because there was too much wind. Last week we were scheduled again and woke up at 4:30 and got all ready and then called up there and were told the very same thing as before. We were beginning to think we never get to do this Hot Air Balloon ride, which by the way, we had already paid for. So, this morning we tried it again. The third time must be a charm because we actually got to go up this morning. They said there was barely enough wind this time. Crazy!

We had a good time and the view was spectacular. Our "pilot" was a very seasoned balloon pilot and had lots of stories to tell. The morning was beautiful and we even saw a deer running through the brush. It was GREAT! Thanks to my hubby for planning the ride!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Brooklyn is growing so fast and we have so much fun together when she comes to visit Grandma. I love having her every Wednesday and we have so much fun together.

There are two cute little neighbor boys that I have taught in preschool and they are always coming over to visit me. Since I have been watching Brooklyn they now come over every day to see Brooklyn. Instead wanting to see me now, as soon as I come to the door they ask me if Brooklyn is here. When they see Krista's car in the driveway they run over and say where's Brooklyn. It is so cute! She has 2 boyfriends already. They love to come in and play with her and they can get her so excited and laughing so hard.

Here is a picture of them having ice cream on Sunday.

Monday, July 5, 2010

More Park City Pictures!

Park City Fun!

We went to Park City for the week to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We had a great time and it was so nice to just have a close get away. We went on the Alpine Slide, the Coaster, and the Zip Line and had a fun time just enjoying the day. I got a little sun-burned and totally ruined my spray on tan that was supposed to even up this farmers tan I always have. Too bad I still have the farmers tan. Oh well!

We went horseback riding at Deer Valley, hiking at Mirror Lake with Brooklyn, shopping at the outlets with Krista and Brooklyn, sailing on the Jordanelle Reservoir, and enjoyed the "Disco Drippers" and watched fireworks with all the kids. Now it is back to reality but we had a great vacation, close to home, but far enough to forget the stresses of normal day life.