April 30, 2008
Sand Dunes '01
American Fork Canyon '02
Paiute Trail '01
Puerto Vallarta '01
April 29, 2008
It's really hard on me and the girls to have me traveling. I sometimes forget, it's hard on Scott too. So I thought I'd post a picture that may get a few questions, a few eye rolls and a few laughs.
Seven years ago, Scott and I got married. As some of you may know, I did not get an engagement diamond ring. Instead I got an engagement Raptor. We used to have so much fun on our weekend trips with "the boys". (Our nickname for Red (the Honda 400) and Blue (the Raptor)). Blue, seemed to have some carburetor issues. So, this picture is of me, jetting the carburetor. I post this picture, because it illustrates one of the MANY (heehee) reasons Scott fell in love with me. It also shows how much I am willing to be a princess that gets muddy, greasy and take risks because of and for him. Unfortunately at this time of our life, that willingness sometimes translates into traveling for work.
I'm sorry I have to travel, but I think of my three troopers at home, constantly.
April 28, 2008
Scott and I took the day off and nearly completed the front yard. (Okay, so I still ended up working some). We leveled out the flower beds and put in new top soil. We planted some burning bushes, barberry and gerberer daisies. Scott planted a Japanese maple and an Autumn Blaze maple. The yard needs to grow up- a lot, but I'm really excited about how it's going to look.
This evening we planted some pansies and the Susan Magnolia. I'm so excited about the Magnolia. They are my favorite! We had one right off the patio in Louisville. It had beautiful white blossoms. This one will have dark purple blossoms. Scott's looking forward to us getting more color.
April 23, 2008
I'm really excited to get to teach again. I've really missed it. It is so exciting for me to get to spend a few hours focused on reading about the gospel. It's not uninterupted time, but it's time that I feel helps me be a better wife and mother. Oh, and getting to serve, always makes me happier!
***The "bubble" is the American Fork Rec Center.
April 19, 2008
I loved when they came home because Jade and Ivy both smelled like sunscreen, grass and sweat. Now if we could have thrown in salt from the ocean and they would have smelled like my perfect summer day!
Miss Kim took the girls this week to Chuck E Cheese's. They were so excited to go. I was working from home that morning (still recouping from kidney stones and a kidney infection), and they could hardly stop long enough to say goodbye to me. Okay, maybe not exactly, but they were really excited. They played so hard (and each ate 2- 2 1/2 pieces of pizza) that they both fell asleep on the way home- and were still able to go to bed that night.
Here is Miss Kim's post about it. From the pictures you can tell that all three of them had a great time. We sure our lucky to have found a nanny that likes to play as much as the girls and adores the girls as much as she does.
April 18, 2008
I think Ivy got more bubbles on her shirt than she did in the air. It is a good thing that Jade has mastered the art of blowing bubbles so that Ivy can pop some of them.