Tuesday, October 13, 2009


The last couple of days I have been helping at Jeff's parents get grapes ready for juicing. It's hard work, but the results are so good! I love homemade grape juice.
I need some advise. Lindsey doesn't like going to school anymore. She keeps playing sick and crying when I drop her off. What do you do as a mom? I made her go today, but it made me so sad to see her cry. Makes me wonder if I'm a mean mom or a good mom.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Family Fun

Today was a busy one. Gavin had soccer bright and early and it was cold outside. Then we had Olivia's baptism. Then home to make cookies for the baptism and then a trip to the mall for me, to find a new bra. Then straight back to Olivia's for Gourmet Burgers (Yum! Yum!). Then it was off to Marissa and Lindsey's soccer games. Lindsey made another goal... the winning goal. And now we are finally home. Now what to do for dinner!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mission Reunion

Jeff and I attended Jeff's mission reunion this weekend. Jeff served in Southern France under Elder Anderson (of the 12, since last conference). It was held down in Draper and we hit major traffic on the way down. We had planned on being a half hour early and then ended up being almost a half hour late. Jeff really admires Elder Anderson, and it was great to see him talk. Jeff was able to see a few friends and really had a good time. It's very admirable of Elder Anderson to take the time to see these men on his very busy schedule. He is a good man.

We then enjoyed listening to as much of conference as possible with three kids. I made caramel corn to keep their hands and mouths busy for a while, and was happy it worked.

One last note to my neighbor Wendy! I love you! And Dave is in our prayers!

One of Jeff's buddys posted this pic on facebook, so I thought I would add it on :)

Monday, September 28, 2009


I realized I hadn't updated the family at all, so here it is.

I finished June’s pics and am now concentrating on the Festival of Trees and redecorating.
Jeff is working as hard as usual and is going to training soon.
Gavin is reading his heart out. He got into a special group at school, where they read even more then the rest of the students. He takes pride in that he is so smart. He is playing soccer.
Marissa has lot another tooth. She is not missing three at the same time and has another very loose one. She is loving dance and gymnastics, which is a big change from last year. She is also in Soccer and a great player.Lindsey is also going to dance and gymnastics, but hates that her teachers changed. She is playing her first year of soccer and to our amazement; our little princess is very aggressive on the soccer field. Saturday she scored her first two goals.

More Pics

And here are some more pics of the beautiful gardens June took me to while in Portland.

June's Pics

So I finally finished Junes pictures last week. So here is a sneek peek. I was very happy with how they turned out.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sisters Weekend

I just got back from a fun weekend with June in Washington. She has flown me out the last few years to take their family pictures. Some years it has been quite an adventure, but this year was pretty relaxing. I'm working on the pictures now, so I don't have a sneak peek! Sorry June! I wouldn't let her see them before I left. But I will have to put some up soon.

Jeff was great and took a couple of days off to be a stay at home dad. He survived and the house was even clean when I walked in the door. He is amazing.
The kids are busy with soccer, dance and gymnastics right now. I only have dance and gymnastics on Wednesdays this year, so it is really nice.

Monday, August 24, 2009

We Made It!

The summer has come to an end and the kids made it through their first day of school. Marissa was pretty nervous and had mom wait in line with her until her teacher took them in. Gavin was an old pro and left me to go find his way. Lindsey however has a really hard time with change and was emotional all morning. But she made it to her little thirty minute Kindergarten Orientation with no problems, so I think we are on the right road. Now for soccer and next week dance and gymnastics.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Yellowstone Pics

Here are some fun pictures of Yellowstone.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Vacation Time

I just got back from a fun filled couple of weeks. Last weekend our little family went to Yellowstone for four days. It was so much fun, a beautiful place to see. Then we were back for a couple of days and Jeff and I went and spent he night in Salt Lake at the Elderidge Mansion for our anniversary. Then I came back the next day and left on a girl’s weekend for three days. Once I arrived home, it was up to Jeff's parents to welcome them home from their mission in New York! Pictures well be coming soon!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

4th of July

We had a great 4th of July this year. On the third we went up to Logan to be with Jeff's family at his sister Denise's. She has a cute home, with the best backyard for the kids to run around in. She was kind enough to have us up this year even though she wasn't moving much, thanks to a surgery she had the week before. The fireworks as always were wonderful. We were up early the next morning to get the girls ready to be in the parade. Afterwards we went to lunch as IHOP, since we couldn't do breakfast. That evening we visited with family at the Tucker and then headed to Clearfield for their amazing display of fireworks. We were able to some of Jeff's family there and see Jamin's family and Jay. Since Daddy was laid up with his knee, we bought some fireworks and headed to Mom and Dad's the next night to light some off with the family. It was a nice quiet event, but the kids loved it just he same.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Coming Home

Jeff's parents have been serving a mission in the New York, New York North mission for almost the last year. All year all the kids kept asking when are they coming home, so we told them at the end of July, after the 4th (easier for Lindsey this remember). This morning after the kids had gotten up Gavin said, "Mom today is July 1st, right?" After saying yes Gavin yelled, "Grandma and Grandpa are coming home this month!" And so presided a celebration of yells and yeahs and running around our kitchen. So cute!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fun Week

Last week we were lucky to have June come visit. My kids just feel inlove with her. We had fun watching games and doing some shopping. On thursday we went to the temple dedication. The kids had fun seeing everything for the first time. Dad came with and only lost control of his wheelchair once... quite funny!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Fun Date

This weekend Jeff and I got to go on a real date. It's been awhile since we have done something besides for dinner or a movie, not that those are great... I mean it's going out, but on Saturday we went and saw comedian Joel McHale form The Soup! on E. It was so much fun. I laughed so hard my stomach hurt afterwards. I love the Soup! and we regretting not seeing him last year when he came, so it was a blast!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Kennicott Copper Mine

For my nephew Jonathans birthday we went to the Kennicott Copper Mine. The mine is so large that you can see it from space. We have wanted to go for a while. It was our first time going (Jeff had been a long time ago), and the kids had so much fun. On the way up we got a little lost, but it didn't take long to figure out how to really get there. The kids had fun looking through the binoculars and seeing how big the truck were. Lindsey has decided she wants to go up for her birthday next year!

It's been a while

I am so embarrassed, I cannot believe it has been almost two months since I have written. It’s been a busy two months. Lindsey turned five in May and we had a princess party. Cinderella came to our party and she was wonderful. She played games with the girls, danced, opened presents and all around was loved by every girl there. It was complete awe at first, when she first arrived, but after ten minutes everyone wanted to sit with her, on her, give her a hug, and by the end telling her they loved her. It was perfect! If anyone is interested, you can visit her website at http://www.magicprincessparties.blogspot.com/. I highly recommend her. Here are some pictures of Lindsey’s party.
Just shortly after Lindsey’s party was Lindsey’s preschool graduation. I can’t believe my baby is going to be going to Kindergarten next year. Here are some pictures from her graduation.

We also continue to be busy with dance and gymnastics, soccer, baseball and softball. Everyday of the week for the month of May was filled with practice or a game, and so I really had no time. The girls just had there dance performance, and Gavin and Marissa finished soccer, so now are just left with baseball.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Rock Climbing

Gavin had a birthday party he went to last week, where they went rock climbing. He came home and asked why we never took him, and that we need to take him now. The hosts of the party sent me this cute pic from their cell phone.

We are totally busy right now with dance, gymnastics, soccer and baseball. I also have a primary activity, engagement pictures and family coming over this week. Busy, busy!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter Break

For spring break this year we headed to St George for some fun in the sun. We went with the Evans clan, and rented two houses to fit us all. The houses were really nice, but our house didn't have any blinds! Can you believe it! We ended up buying tape and hanging up sheets, it all worked out. The kids had a blast playing in the pool and Marissa played so hard she even fell asleep in the pool. It was so funny! We also had a great time hiking Snow Canyon, playing at the park and eating at In and Out (Marissa's new favorite place to eat).

Monday, March 30, 2009

Gavin's Special Day

This weekend Gavin was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was so cute! He just kept saying, “I’m so happy Mom, I’m so happy.” Congrats buddy! I can’t believe how big he is getting, and he is such a good kid. We started the morning going to his cousin Blake’s baptism. Then in between baptisms we ran to Sam’s and the church to set up. But when we got to Sam’s they said they didn’t have an order for us. I was so mad, and needless to say they made some up for us, but it set up about a half our behind. So I didn’t get as much done at the church, and barely got dressed for the baptism in time, but it all worked out. Afterward everyone came to the church for ‘Linner.’

Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Gavin

We have had a fun birthday week with Gavin. On Monday he had a space birthday party, were we ventured in the yucky weather to the Planetarium and watched "The Universe." It was pretty cool. The kids had so much fun there, we stayed way to long, and barely had time to eat cake and ice cream (I made this cool moon cake), do the space hunt and open presents. Gavin was very happy!
On Wednesday was Gavin's real birthday and we celebrated by eating at the Golden Corral. I ate way too much! Then we met with the bishop for Gav's baptism. Tomorrow he well be baptized and he is way excited.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


I have finally been working on the photos I took of the kids and Jeff right before Christmas. I was in such a rush to get the photos done for the card, I forgot about the rest. So here is are some of my favorites.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Big Suprise

This morning I woke up to a big surprise. I went into the kid’s bathroom to do Gavin's hair, to find hair all over the floor. On close inspections I realized it was Lindsey's. When she woke up I asked her if she cut her hair, but she only hid her face and wouldn't get out of bed. There didn't seem to be too much hair on the floor, so I was pretty sure that we could salvage her hair cut. She finally got out of bed and I was shocked to see that she had completely cut off one side of her hair, along with chunks everywhere. Wow so little hair on the floor sure looked like a lot. I went to clean all the hair off the floor, but upon going to place it in the trashcan I discovered the bottom covered in hair. She had cut off A LOT! Needless to say my hairdresser got an emergency phone call at 9am this morning, and was so wonderful to fit Lindsey in. So not Lindsey has short hair. I think it was harder on me to see her long locks cut off then it was for her.