Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Once again, I was not disappointed in my relay adventure. I was part of a great team. I think we laughed non-stop, except when it was 4 a.m. and we were getting ready to start our third leg, there was nothing funny about that.

Here we are at Brian Head Ski Resort getting ready for the party to begin.
This is not such a great pic of me, but the scenery was amazing!
Here we are all sorts of happy because we're all done! There is never a better feeling on a relay.
We had to show off our marks to prove we actually ran all three legs.

I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again. If you haven't done a relay race-DO IT!! You won't regret it, I promise.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Right now, none of my children would be caught dead in these, so I am forced to make them and give them away. Thank goodness I still have a niece that will wear such silly things as tutus!!


I am not a football fan. I'm not one of those people who hates it but I'm not one of those people that loves it either. With that said, Conner played a football game on Saturday and he made a touchdown!!! I couldn't believe it. It was so exciting. I actually enjoyed the game. Now, don't get me wrong, I won't be joining Ted for any Monday Night Football, but for one small moment in time, I loved football!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

For the love of science

I'm not sure what it is but at our house we like to perform "science" experiments. Now these aren't your average experiments, no, no, no. We like to see what happens when we throw things together like vinegar, baking soda, sprinkles, ketchup, sugar, pepper and anything else our mom lets us into a bowl. We've decided it doesn't do much besides make a bubbly mess.
Sooooooo, we decided to make........Lava lamps!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My girls

I had the chance to spend an afternoon with these amazing "girls". We all roomed together while at BYU. Do you have friends that after you have been around them you walk away wanting to be a better person?? Well, these girls do exactly that for me. One moment I will be laughing my head off, the next moment I will be contemplating life's deepest meanings.
Thanks for a great afternoon girls!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Splash Dogs!!

You thought I was kidding but I'm really serious about the dog splashing. The best part about the whole thing is my children wanted to be in the "splash" section. You know at Sea World there's a "splash section", well, Splash Dogs has a "splash" section too. All you have to do is stand right next to the pool where the water is brown, dirty, smelly and loaded with dog hairs. BOOM, you are set for some serious splashing.

It was actually a lot of fun to see all the different dogs try their luck at jumping in. The ones that you thought were going to launch out would only go a few feet or sometimes not even jump in. And I will say, Sea World doesn't let you put your hands in the water but Splash Dogs, you could probably jump in the pool and the dogs would love it!!

We also saw some sheep herding. I was baffled by how they would blow a whistle and the dogs would take off running, blow it again and the dog would stop. These dogs were amazing at following commands through this whistle. I'm wondering if I could get my children to work with a whistle like that. Blow the whistle they run do their chores, blow the whistle again they come eat dinner, blow it one more time and off to bed they run.
hhhmmm, something to think about.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The new prez!

Mr C had the opportunity to run as the 5th grade class president. He was very excited and came home needing some posters. As we sat at the dinner table everyone kept voicing their ideas. I was amazed at how many his little sister came up with. She thought of the one above and many more. I won't tell you which slogan I made up, I just might be embarassed.

Anyway, Mr C came home after a couple of days and announced he had actually won!! So if you have any problems dont bring them to me, take them to the Prez!!