Sunday, September 19, 2010


So I am still not sure if I want to share this with everyone, but decided why not since it is a good thing.

A few months ago I was talking to a friend and she mentioned she was going back to school. I was so excited for her and my kids were also. We talked for a few more minutes and afterwards the kids and I came home. I got them ready for bed and one by one tucked them into their beds for the night. And one by one they asked me why don't I go back to school. I have thought about it over the last few years and felt it was not the right time for me, especially having 3 little ones at home. Now don't get me wrong, I know there are a lot of mom's who go back to school that have 3 little ones at home or kids in school themselves, but we all know when the time is right for each of us.

So I got up the nerve and applied to go to BYU-I for the Fall 2010 Semester as a part-time student. But wouldn't you know it, I was turned away until the Winter Semester because this is the largest semester of students in the history of the school and the school did not accept part-time students. I was told I could take an online class or a night class. So I opted for the online class. I am taking a Book of Mormon class and I know it has only been a week since the class started, but I LOVE IT!!!

I pray daily for inspiration while studying the scriptures and the assignments. I am so grateful for a Father in Heaven who listens to prayers and is willing to help me with my class and to understand the scriptures as I read them. I am amazed at the difference this time in reading and studying the scriptures. It almost feels like I am reading them for the first time and it is not by any means.

I am grateful for my friend who has decided to go back to school and through her joy of going back rubbed off onto my kids to encourage me to go back also. I have a ways to go before I get my degree, but one class at a time and one day I will reach this goal too! I love you my dear friend and THANK YOU!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Zoo Time

When Jenn and her family come up we try to take them to the Zoo. It is nothing grand as for as a Zoo goes, but it is better than the one in Vegas. We had fun that day. After the Zoo we went to the park next to it and played and than sadly had to tell them goodbye. They headed back to Vegas that afternoon. It was great having them come visit, but it is always SAD when they leave.

Sugar Cookies

We had fun making sugar cookies with our friends from Vegas. Leland and Paeton decided to get into the action of a flour fight. I would say Leland won! The cookies turned out great.


Bees!!! 100,000 of them! It happened on a Tuesday afternoon. My friend Jenn and her 3 kids were up visiting from Vegas. The kids were outside playing and having fun. We had just finished lunch and cleaned up. Jenn went outside and I was on my way when all the kids and Jenn came RUNNING, SCREAMING and CRYING into the house. I asked what was wrong and she said that our house was being swarmed by bees. I laughed and thought well it probably is not a big deal and was just a few bees flying by. So Kasey and I went outside and looked up at the roof and say the biggest black cloud over the house. It was ALL BEES!!!! I ran next door to get a phonebook and started making calls. I got ahold of a Bee man and he came that day and said that he would get them out for us.
When he first took a look he thought there was about 30,000 bees. Which is a lot. Well he came back the next day and said "I think there is about 60,000.". Okay, Well as long as you get them all I will be happy. By the last day he said that there were 100,000 and that it was a good thing I called him when I did because there were 2 hives that converged into our Chimney and that there were SEVERAL virgin queens along with the two main queens. GREAT!! Well he got them all out and fixed the chimney.
He was really nice and let the boys put on his bee suit and go up on the roof with him to check out all the bees. The boys that it was GREAT!!
Glad the bees are all gone!

4th of July

The 4th was so cold this year. I think the high was only 65. We were bundled up and waited for the Parade to start. It was fun in some spots, but the overall judegment of the Parade was lame. We were really disappointed. The Parade had only been going for about 30 minutes when the kids asked to leave and go home. The best part was when the Veterns brought the Flag down the road. I cry every year. It makes be Proud to be an American.
Afterwards we came home and cooked hamburgers and ate outside on the deck. I made the Top Hat cake and it was really yummy!
Overall it was a great day to spend with family and friends.

Our Garden

This was when everything first started growing. I need to take a updated picture. The Sunflowers are huge and beautiful like the rest of the garden. We have many things out there like herbs, potatoes, zuchini's, tomatoes, carrots, peas, green beans, squash, pumkins, soy beans, cabbage, brussel sprouts, beets, 3 different kinds of onions, corn, flowers and a few more things. It looks beautiful and it has been fun to watch everything grow.

S'More Please

One night for Family Home Evening the kids and I decided to cook some S'mores. It was fun, messy and YUMMY! The only part that was missing was the smell of Campfire and the great outdoors.

Peach Jam

I made Peach Jam for the first time about a month ago and have enjoyed eating it. It was my first try at making it and I was surprised how easy it is to make. I got a case of Peaches from and went to town making jam. I love it!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Jr Fire Fighter Camp

The boys were able to particapte in a Jr Fire Fighter Camp and had a BLAST! They were able to play in fire foam and search for tools, climb a ladder, spray a fire hose, visit the Fire Station and ride in a Fire Truck and a lot of other things. They had a Obstacle Course Race at the end of the 4 days and it was fun to watch them in their little fire fighter outfits. The only bad thing is that the lady who was taking pictures did NOT get one of Nolan. BUMMER!!!


We once again took advantage of the Free Fishing day at the Ashton Fish Hatchery. The boys had a great time. Paeton did not go with us this time. She stayed the night at a cousins house and did not want to wake up early to go, LOL! It was a lot of fun and the boys were happy with the fish they caught.

Pine Wood Derby

The Elder's Qurom had a PineWood Derby and there was only one rule. That rule was not fire allowed. My Father-n-law cut the car out for me and I did the rest. Not to brag, but I WON!! I beat EVERYONE!!!
It was a lot of fun!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Nature Park Day 2

We had so much fun at the Park that the next day we decided to go back and ride for a little while and than go on the skater park again. Well it last for about 20 minutes when Paeton crashed. She went up a skateboard on wall and her bike slipped out from under her and she faced planted and slid down. She got up and her mouth was bleeding and I thought for sure she broke or popped out her 2 front teeth. But after looking at her mouth, her lip was bleeding from her two front teeth cutting it and she had some serious scraps on her elbows and on knee. She took it pretty good and only cried for a little but was embarrassed because there were two boys there that saw what happened and they kept riding by to make sure Paeton was okay. So she went to the car for about 3 minutes and came back and got right back on her bike and rode.

Nature Park

One day while the sky was gray with thick marshmellow like clouds and a little sprinkling of rain we decided to go the Nature Park with my friend Ms. Terrie to go on a bike ride. We had so much fun riding around the park and there was NO one there to worry about running over. There is a skaters park and so the kids kept asking to ride their bikes on it and they did awesome. They tried several things and we were there for about and hour and that does not include the time we spent riding around the park.

One Foot

Paeton had been asking for months to get her haircut, but I kept telling her that she had to wait for her Ballet Recital to be over so that I could put her hair up in a bun for it. So the next day she went next door and Erin cut 1 foot off. Paeton looks so cute with her new haircut and loves it. She is growing it back out over the summer for Ballet and next year at this time she will probably get it cut off again, LOL!