Friday, September 30, 2011

weekend getaway and president Uchtdorf

We are headed out today for Utah to go to the mountains and watch conference, I am so excited.  Its been a long 10 days and this is so welcomed!

I found this very cool idea for conference if anyone is interested.  Chocolate on my Cranium is where I found it, I am excited to give it a try.  It sounds cool, go to this page to find it.

 (we have done conference bingo and conference packets found at

Also, I wasn't able to watch the Relief Society broadcast but this wonderful talk was given by President Uchtdorf  go to:

Forget Me Not

To watch or read.

Have a great conference!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hero day at school

Me- it's so sweet you want to dress up as me on hero day, thank you!

Emma- well dads clothes would fall off me, but he's still my hero

At least I come in second
I'll take it! I'm glad her hero isn't Hannah montanna :)

Brit (Aka hero #2)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Surgery day :(

Miss H is asleep on me right now. How often does this happen? Rarely. Our littlest one had to get her tonsils out and her adenoids out and tubes in her ear. Right now she's curled up in a little ball on my lap. I love having her little weight on me. This moment makes me realize how short a time that my little ones will be little. I will miss this time of life.

My miss H is so BRAVE I am so proud of her. And now she'll be able to breathe at night and not be sick all the time!!! Yea!!


Her decorated mask

And now, she is so tender and sweet and lovely.

I am so grateful she is in my life.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Parenting class

Every year (almost) I take this parenting class. I like it because 1. I need all the help I can get! 2. It helPs me keep focus 3. She's amazing and reminds me of my mom. 4.every week I have a parenting goal that I am working towards, and I love that!

There is this fantastic girl, Andrea, and she takes amazing notes. Usually she emails the notes out but to make it easier and more accessible to more peoPle she made a blog!! (with carleens permission of course!)

If you want you can read what she writes every week. The classes are on tuesday mornings so expect updates on those days...



Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Our 1st lost tooth!!!

Miss E has a "Lost Tooth Club" and she's been dying to join the other kids on the wall. Today she had a dentist appointment and begged the dentist to pull it out. He said, "No!" i can't pull put your first loose tooth!"

Then Miss E was putting a towel away. As usual she was pretending to be a puppy and was carrying the towel in her mouth. She tripped on the towel and yet the tooth didn't come out

Darn it!

But Miss E persevered, in the next few minutes she wiggled and pulled and wiggled and pulled and then ....,


She pulled it out!

That's my Miss Independent. She certainly goes after what she wants :)

Fun day, can't wait for the tooth fairy!


Grapefruit Lover

Just some cute pictures of Miss H...

This girl loves food. All food.  We were at an art festival where people sell things that they make and one lady was selling Indian Sauces, spicy spicy sauces.  Miss H wanted to eat the sauce with a spoon!  This grapefruit is without sugar!  I mean wow girl! and isn't she cute in her ballerina clothse?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Melt a Mothers Heart

As you all know we have been working really hard to teach Miss E to read, well She isn't reading here, BUT i don't care.  It melted my heart.

I walked downstairs to this view.... 

can you see them? OOHHH SO DARLING!

I snuck closer.... 
(I was afraid of breaking the magic)

Then Miss E and Miss H saw me ...
but Miss E was so excited that I had my camera and wanted me to film them.  So I did.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

SUMMER ... = ... FUN

I had these photos of our summer all organized, sort of, but at least in some semblance of order and when I imported (all 50!) they became a huge jumbled mess and I am sad to say I do not know how to change the order once they are here, on this page.  so enjoy our random summer videos and photos 

The day before school starts we go on a treasure hunt for fun school accessories.  Such as coloring books for the bus, hair stuff and such... its our fun tradition

swimming time

Miss H riding her bike for the first time!

Miss E and Miss H and I made a list of fun things we wanted to do this summer, so that way it wouldn't get complacent and repetitive.  I love feeling like life is an adventure but usually to make it like that you gotta plan your adventures... so here is what we did....

the girls played dress up and danced on the furniture

they relaxed on the couch
we got really messy eating yummy stuff

We went to lake powell and enjoyed LOTS of family time

Miss E tubed (so did Miss H)

Im not sure what Miss E is doing here, but I loved the picture

This is the girls when we finally saw lake powell

Flying kites behind the houseboat

We swam Nearly every day this summer and Miss H fell asleep on the way home Nearly every day.

Miss E at the sight of the Kites almost colliding

We enjoyed the Lake

We went to the Zoo inSalt Lake and here is all of the cousins on my side of the family

Miss H Checking out some animal, I think there was a Jaguar in there
Miss H checking out the elephants

We saw a peacock

We ate treats

We went school shopping and then did a fashion show with the cousins... (or "the guys" as Miss H calls her cousins)

We celebrated Miss H's birthday (so hot the cake melted)

We went on a hike to this waterfall, but the river was flooding so we couldn't go any further!

All the kids got in a huge mud party in the flooded run off and then we hosed them off and they got in the hot tube!  (later we had to empty the tub cause it  was dirte'

I had to get something when we went school shopping and aren't they cute!~

Not as cute as that face though

We celebrated Miss E's birthday! (6 now!)

We climbed trees

The girls rode a horse!

The girls rode a horse!

And the girls got a playhouse for their birthdays!!!

Hours of good fun!

We went to caves!!!! and then locked the keys in the car and the dads had to come rescue us with spare keys, it was fun!

But tiring, Miss E fell asleep on the way home!

We played at the local water park, Miss H was thirsty :)
Miss E caught lots of frogs, a fish, many grasshoppers, a praying mantis, a bird, and 2 flys. WHOA.

More swimming at the lake
The fish she caught

We surfed behind the boat

We hiked to some natural hot springs and there were the most beautiful sunflowers
the hot springs are something I want to repeat every summer! _well maybe in the spring cause it was hot!

We swam some more. 
(and more and more and more and more and more and more and more)

after the treasure hunt, this is Miss E's excited face
and this is Miss H's I'm happy but there is sun in my eyes and I don't know what to do about that face

I wish it could be summer all year long (I seriously would be happy with 92 degree weather every dang day) and we could have swimming, catching wildlife, boating, hiking, kite flying, hot springing, caving, dirty, fun, and delicious adventures all year long.