Monday, December 1, 2008

Time to get ready for Christmas

Well it is that time of year again. Everybody else seems to be closer to being ready for Christmas then I am. I went to the store this weekend and couldn't find anything that I can't live without. I seriously have so much stuff that I need to get rid of that I can't see bring anything new into my house. Do you think I could just wrap some old toys from the basement? I don't think my kids would even know....well maybe they would. They are smarter then I think. I am thankful that Torey helps me out as much as he does this time of year or Christmas would be pretty sad around here.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving. It started off with a awesome 5k in Draper. My bro and sis ran with me. It was raining, cold and early but we did it! It was way fun.
Then we went and ate turkey with my family. It was great to see everybody. My kids love the money scramble that we do every year. They came out with some serious money. Thanks to the contributors you guys are awesome. I am so grateful for my wonderful family and for the free country that we live in. We are truly blessed.

Ok sorry that the pictures are in the wrong order. But I don't know how to fix that. I hope everyone had plenty to eat and more to be grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Tommy has a best friend named Lukas. Last week Tommy came and told me that Lukas got a new car... a red convertible. Tommy was so excited. They are good at taking turns driving. They have a helmet that the driver has to wear so they get out of the car and switch drivers and the helmet. It is so cute to watch them play together.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Birthday fun!

Well it is official. Elizabeth is 11. She had a slumber party for her birthday . I don't think they got much sleeping done. The last time I told them to setting down and go to sleep it was 4:00am and I know they were up till at least 5:00am. Sorry to all the mom's who had grumpy girls the next day. But they had blast !

Lizzie got a i pod for her birthday. The one she had before didn't work to well after it went through the washing machine. Now we won't say who washed it, but whoever it was felt guilty enough to replace it. Happy Birthday sweetheart.

Christian and his friend Mitchell. They had so much fun together this summer riding bikes and running back and forth. They would just sit in the back of the ranger for hours. They would put on their seat belts and everything.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Exciting Saturday

Yesterday was quite an exciting day. I was outside watching Tommy riding his bike and I noticed that he doesn't use the training wheels. Lauryn has been playing with his bike and so the training wheels were all bent up. He would ride and the training wheels wouldn't touch the ground. So about 10 min before I had to leave to go to the woman's conference I asked Torey to take off the training wheels..he did and then Tommy just got back on his bike and away he went. Like nothing had changed. I couldn't believe it. My girls needed more encouragement when they were learning how to ride a two wheeler. I would love to post a picture of it but I can't find my camera at the moment. But way to go Tommy!!
Next I went to down to the conference center to see the Woman's conference last night, and due to car trouble we ended up staying downtown to get some dinner after the meeting. We went to the Garden, on the top of the Joseph Smith building, and we saw Russell M Nelson. I got a picture of the back of him but it is on my cell phone. I will see if I can get Torey to transfer it. It was pretty exciting. I had a lot of fun hanging out with girls last night. Good times.
I am also very exited that my RS lesson is over with. And I don't have to teach RS in October. So I have two months to prepare for Novembers lesson.

Friday, September 19, 2008

running music

I am currently looking for some good songs to run to. My current play list is getting really old. I need songs that will keep me wanting to run. You know one of those good "I just got to move and this is fun" songs. So if you have some favorites please let me know. Thanks

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Dew Tour 2008!

Torey took Lauryn to the Dew Tour yesterday and Thursday. They had a Blast! She won a Ogio backpack and she got a new skate deck so she could get signatures. She got signatures from Koit, Bucky Lasek, Bob Burnquist, Steve McCann, and Greg Lutzka. She also got to drive a dirt bike. How cool is she!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

My baby is 2!

Yesterday my baby Christian turned 2. I can hardly believe it. Time goes so fast. He is a lot of fun. He loved going swimming this summer. Lauryn taught him how to lay out on the warm cement to warm up after swimming. He has the sweetest laugh and smile. He makes our family complete. Here he is sitting on Lizzie's lab with his cousins Grant and Lindsay. He was so cute blowing out the candles. Happy Birthday Baby. We love you!

Monday, August 25, 2008

First day of School!! :)

What a couple of characters. They are very excited for the 1st day of school
What a little Lady. Lizzie is starting 5th grade. She is growing up so fast.
Lauryn likes to rock the class. She is starting 3rd grade.

First day of school makes for a happy mom. It was a great summer vacation, but it is nice to get the routine of school back.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Fathers Day Rocket Launch

For Father's Day, the kids gave Dad a model rocket (to launch with the one Lauryn got for her Birthday). Torey had a good time putting the rocket together, and getting it ready for the big launch. We launched Lauryn and Dad's rocket about 7 or 8 times, and ended up with a rocket on the neighbor's roof only once. The kids had a great time chasing the rockets, and trying to catch them as they came down. Here's the highlights of the great Father's Day Rocket Launch.