March 31, 2008

After the Museum...

We went to Baskin Robbins where the two bigs had a "date" and the rest of us sat at another table.

Ivy always makes us so proud.

Celebrating 30 years at the Bean Museum

While Scott was zooming through the Sand Dunes, and Kat and Jon were biking through St George, Grandpa, Grandma and I took the 4 angels to the Bean Museum. It is amazing to me that we have been going to the Bean Museum since I was only 6 years old! Hogle Zoo sent down some live animals for the celebration (and they had Cake- of which we did not partake). There is a great exhibit right in the center of the main gallery.
In the first picture, the kids are looking at the lions in amazement. The second picture, the kids are admiring the "smog" millipede. The three in the picture touched it, the one missing- didn't. Ivy is always happy to smile at the camera, no matter the situation.
In the third picture, the four were following the turtle. I missed what kind it was, but it was really cool. After that, Luke said hi to the bearded dragon, and then the celebration was over. But before we left, everyone got a sticky lizard.

March 30, 2008

The Bean Museum turns 30

I wanted to show the sign from the 30th Anniversary as a stepping stone into the post with the kids from the event. :) (There's the brief explanation for the picture that didn't have any text with it).
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Is it possible to get a good picture of 4 kids at once?

The answer to that question is a resounding NO!!!!!

Don't they just make you so proud?
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March 27, 2008

My Drive to Work- March 27th

When I left my house, the sky was blue and I needed sunglasses. Once I hit the point of the mountain, this is what I saw. You can tell by the cars in our parking lot it had been going for awhile. I guess the blizzard just hit Utah County. So much for SPRING!

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March 25, 2008

Family Home Evening

I'm sure you all know about this site.. but I had forgotten about it and came across it again this morning. It really is fantastic. My girls are still a little young to benefit from a lesson this complex, but he still gives really good ideas. In fact, it even gives treat recipes.

This same website gives lesson helps if you are in Sunday School, Primary, Young Men's or Young Women's. When I taught YW, I would go to this site a lot, plus I purchased some lesson CD's from Deseret Book that really added a lot.

March 24, 2008

Sacrament Talk- ah it's over.

I have posted my talk in Google Docs. But I'm having a hard time getting it to post to my blog from Google Docs. I'll keep working on it and will post an update. Until then, here is the public link of it...

March 23, 2008

Easter Egg Hunt at Grandpa and Grandma's

My precious little girls

Getting ready for their E-er Egg Hunt with Lukie

Beautiful little angel

A gorgeous girl stretching for a money egg

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Beautiful Easter Girls

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Ivy's Hunt

Ivy's hunt was a little shorter and easier than Jade's. One on the patio and the other in the grass.

Ivy ended her hunt a little earlier because she was cold and tired.

Nothing more exciting than finding those eggs!

The first one brought a big smile...

The second brought a bigger smile!

Time to count and see how many we have left to find.

The girls got a little cold doing their hunt but they had a really good time.

Easter Baskets!

The Easter Bunny came today while we were at church. It's amazing how he knows who has 9 AM church! Ivy was tickled with everything she got. Jade, on the other hand, had issues with almost everything- except her scriptures. (Our ward is asking all primary children to bring their scriptures.) The girls were beautiful today at church and thank you Cass for letting my girls have the flower girl dresses after your girls outgrew them. It was fun getting to see my girls look as beautiful as our flower girls did.

Here they are...

March 22, 2008

Speaking in Sacrament Meeting! YIKES!

So here I am, working on my talk for sacrament meeting. Suffering from a migraine and only wanting to sleep. I'm feeling extremely overwhelmed to be the Easter program. As I look back on my life in the church, speaking has never been something that stressed me out. Teaching always seemed to be a breeze. So why am I having such a hard time now? Well, I figured it out. Speaking in church or teaching are not like riding a bike. It's been almost 5 years since we last spoke in church. We were asked to speak in church in Michigan, but it was for two weeks after I was to be back in Utah. So we didn't have to speak that time. Then we were in the condo ward, where we never really got involved. We knew it was super temporary- so no sacrament talks there. Now, we've been in our ward for a year and we aren't going anywhere, so they got us. Now, if we'd been teaching during that 5 year, this wouldn't be as big of a deal. Unfortunately, it's been 3 years since I've had a calling. Last summer I went to the bishop and asked for a calling, but apparently there just isn't the right one for me, right now. Maybe it's because I'm a workaholic and a mom. Who knows, but either way, this talk is STRESSING ME OUT!!!!! I've got 7 minutes written and 6 more to go.

"Crafternoon" at Aunt Kat's with Grandma

Today she had Jade over to do a cute craft with the boys


Easter Eggs and Silly Grins

The dying of the eggs

The eggs are all decorated and the girls are happy that Kim helped them get ready for Easter.

The proud (silly grinned) showing of the eggs

The final product.

March 21, 2008

Finally, it's not too cold for the park

On Wednesday, while Scott and I were enjoying ourselves at the concert, Kim stayed with the kids. They went to the park and had an absolute blast. Jade did fall off her bike and had to get a bandaid- which meant Ivy had to get one too. The girls are being so adorable with the spring weather. Its great because it is actually wearing them out by bedtime.
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