Tuesday, June 30, 2009


It all started about 11 years ago when 5 friends from the BYU dorms moved into a 6 person apartment. Angie, being the bravest, took the risk of sharing a room with the unknown mystery roomate. All kinds of scheming plans were made against this person in case she was a nut. Well that person was ME and here we are 11 years later with several children in tow, and we are the same even though our lives have changed. These reunions dont happen very often and this one was FOR SURE way too short. But I loved the conversations, the laughter and knowing that these people are in my life forever. I love you guys!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rebecca's Wild Water Party- Part II

I cant get more than 5 pics on 1 post..does anyone know how to fix that?

Rebecca's Wild Water Party

Hayley's cousin Rebecca just turned 6 and had all of her cousins and some friends over to play on one of those big bouncy wet thing-a-ma-jiggers and it was SO FUN. Matt's brother Dan was visiting with his wife and kids and when Matt's family gets together you are guaranteed alot of laughter and good times. Here is the proof..

Remember these three?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day Matt!

I love how you love our children.
Whether its holding our newborn or tickling our 4 year old, you are good at it. Whether its catching fish or catching escapee crickets, you have skill.
Whether its taking the the kids to Chuck E Cheese or taking them to the movies, you are always willing.
Whether its making them a shake or making them Top Ramen, its is always just right.
Whether the kids are grumpy or sad you can always make them laugh.
Whether you are sleep deprived or fully rested, you are always the best daddy.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Lets be honest, babies dont come much cuter than this. And when do thighs look THAT good?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Talk of Heaven and Puppets

First of all, let me say sorry for all of the whining I did in my previous post. Hopefully this post will make you laugh. These have been the latest questions from my girls.
hayley: Mom, were Jesus and Heavenly Father soooo tired after they made this world?
Me: well, i dont think they get tired. Their bodies are not like ours. I am pretty sure that they dont need sleep.
hayley: what?! you mean, they get to stay up all night?!
me: they sure do!

Leah was asking me how puppets work and then asked me if WE have hands inside of us that make us move. I told her that our brains make us move. She looked a little perplexed and since then she has asked me at least 20 times if her brain is making her move. wow, how do you explain the human brain....

Saturday, June 13, 2009

What's Worse?

What is worse than getting a flat tire in the 2 lane contruction zone on the freeway when you are on your way to Lagoon with 2 anxious kids and you are already running late?
Its waiting 45 minutes for AAA to come because the mechanism to lower your spare is broken.
Then finding your spare close to flat the next morning when you have a crazy day ahead of you.
And you cant find the keys to your other car because well, you are a scattered mom of 3.
Whats worse is realizing you dont have much faith that day so you tell your kids to ask Heavenly Father where to find the keys.
And even if you do find the keys you cant drive the car anyways because the registration is mucho expired and of course you are putting off your emissions and inspection because of the big old crack in your windshield.
And did i mention getting pulled over for expired registration and the cop threatening to impound your car is really embarassing? Especially when you are a cop's wife?
ANYWAYS, I know all of these glitches are trivial in the grand scheme of things and everything is usually great.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Update from Justin, husband of our friend Michelle who passed away a few weeks ago..

" Today was a great day with the kids. A friend of ours set up for the kids to go meet and ride a couple of horses up in Bell Canyon. The family was so sweet, the horses were so gentle and the kids had an amazing experience. One very special experience was shortly after we got there a huge yellow monarch butterfly came out of nowhere and almost " kissed " Wyatt on the nose before circling Brooklyn'S head twice and then taking off. The lady that owned the horses said that in the 14 years she had never seen anything like that at her place. We all looked at eachother and all of us agreed that it was likely Michelle that was responsible and in her own little way dropping by to say hello and I love you to the kids." -May 30, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Airplanes, Great Company and SWEEET Hair

Today we went up to Hill Air Force base to see the Air show. I must say I was not sure what to expect, but it was such a blast! I am pretty sure half of Utah's population was there, which made people watching extra fabulous. We met up with Matt's brother Jon and his wife and adorable baby which was great. I have to say that my favorite picture of the day is of Jon in his glasses with Chloe in the reflection. My second favorite is of the sweet mullet sported by a 50 year old lady. Very nice.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Just down the street!

I know many of you will be coming to the Oquirrh Mountain temple open house, so stop by ! I am just a few blocks away! I AM TOTALLY SERIOUS.