May 23, 2013

A Baby Shower (A Few Months Back)

Ange and Reggie

A few months ago Andrea, Yoho, and Reggie came for a visit.  
While they were here we had Andrea's baby shower.  A lot of people came to support her and she got a lot of nice things for my cute nephew.  He will be here in about a month.  Too bad they live so far away, I won't be able to hug and cuddle him as often as I would like.  

Sandbox Fun

These two girls are such good friends!!
I hope they always stay that way.

May 22, 2013

What's Been Keeping Us Busy

Southwest Pasta Salad
I've been experimenting with some new recipes lately.  
This recipe is delicious!  It was a hit with the whole family.

Little Penny is finally starting to like us!  
She even let us babysit her and didn't cry once!

We used up all our strawberry jam, so when strawberries were on sale I knew I had to get to work and stock up again.  The kids were thrilled to have more jam to enjoy.

We enjoyed Easter.  
I can't believe I never posted any pictures of it. 

Scripture reading with the Brandts!

Day Camp 2013

J went to day camp and hubby and I went up for dinner and to watch the skits.
 The skits turned out really cute and J had a great time. 

May Party


We had our family party on Saturday.  S is the only one with a birthday in May so he gets lots of attention.  We've been focusing on being more prepared and have shared ideas about what to do.   We are trying to cook recipes that we can cook out of food storage, talked about 72-hour kits, car kits, and other preparedness issues.  It's been good to be more informed and to start getting prepared for an emergency.

9th Grade Awards Night

T received an award last night for recognition in Journalism. 
 So proud of the young man that he is turning out to be.  

Feeling the Love

We had our Preschool closing social last Friday, and the kids and parents were so generous.  We got some fun gifts.  This year has been fun and trying at the same time.  The kids were fun to work with and I will miss them, but I'm glad summer break is almost here!  I love summer.  I love the care-free schedules, the warm sun, the time home with my kids, swimming, gardening, and everything else that summer is about!

May 12, 2013

Region Champs 2013


T played on the JV soccer team at SFHS this year!  He was super thrilled to be on the team.  He got some good playing time, scored, had some assists, and completely enjoyed himself.  It was a great season to watch!  Go Dons!!

Orange Shoes

Last year I saw some cute shoes on Pinterest that someone had dyed.  I wanted to do some but couldn't find any shoes to do.  I was at the store the other day and found these beauties for $5ish and couldn't pass it up. 



Love the orange color!

They were super easy to do.  The hardest part was trying to figure out what color to do.  I love the orange and now am ready to do some more.  I'm thinking maybe purple?!

May 11, 2013

Fun During the Competitons

Some fun things we did during the competitions:

We went to the Bluebird Cafe' in Logan and
enjoyed some delicious shakes and sundaes.

One of M's dance groups.

M and Stacey Tookey 

M and Travis Wall
She was super excited to meet Travis!  All the girls were going crazy over him.

Us moms with Ivan Koumaev

While our girls were in their classes and we were waiting for them to get done we had some fun of our own.  
Ivan is from SYTYCD and is super fun.  I asked if we could take a picture with him and he said only if he could wear my hat.  So, we swapped hats for our photo op!  BTW the lovely matchy hats were bought to embarass our daughters.  Funny thing though, we got so many compliments on our hats. 
 We sure enjoyed ourselves!

Doing a little shopping.

At our last competition one of M's dances won an overall, so the whole group got these jackets.  They were thrilled.  They really did an awesome job!  It was a great way to end the competition season.

The Herriman baseball team "put on" the competition and at the end the players had a dance off.  This guy was the winner, so why not get a picture of him?

J had to have her picture taken too:)

S is 12!

This handsome young man has been waiting and waiting and counting the days until he turned 12.  He has been looking forward to his 12th birthday for a long time.  And, on the 5th his day finally arrived!  S has been anticipating getting the priesthood for a long time.  He has often tried to sneak onto the row with the deacons who were getting ready to pass the sacrament.  He's begged to go to young men's on Sundays and to mutual on Wednesdays.   He's asked to go do fast offerings with his brother.  Well, now he can do all those things.  He was able to receive the priesthood on his actual birthday.  He was so excited and you could see the joy on his face.  It was a very special moment for me to watch his dad give him the priesthood.  What a blessing that is.  Now I have 3 priesthood holders in my home.  I'm so grateful for the priesthood and for the many wonderful ways it has blessed my life.  I'm so excited for S to continue to learn and grow and to watch him grow into a wonderful young man!

T's Art Project

T and his friend made this all out of duck tape for an art project.  
It has now replaced one of the ceiling tiles at his school.
  I think they did a pretty awesome job!

Competition Season 2013

We've had a very busy competition season this year.  We just finished our last one which is always bittersweet.  I LOVE watching the girls dance, but it takes a lot of time.  The last 4 weekends have been tied up with competitions, making it a total of 5 for the year.  That doesn't include performances, practice, and the recital that is coming soon!  This has been a fun year of dance for the girls.  They have learned and have grown so much.  I love watching them and seeing how excited they are to be doing what they love!

Breath of Life

Bright Wings

Heart Cry


Let's Go

Coin Laundry