Monday, March 12, 2012

Soccer Soccer & More Soccer!

Kara, Mallory, & Carson played soccer this season.  They really enjoyed making new friends and playing soccer.  Kara's coach made the team run a lot at practice and she really didn't like that, but I kept telling her that it was good for her.  Mallory really didn't kick the ball much!  She just ran up and down the field like a princess.  Every time the ball would get close to her; she would just watch it roll by.  Carson, however loves soccer.  His skills this year really improved!  He was up for the challenge and loved every minute of it!  Here are some pictures of the season.

Little Shop of Horrors

Shelby was is another play through the school.  The play was Little Shop of Horrors.  She was a Hobo and a Zombie!  She really does a great Zombie!  There was long hours of practice and the play was really good.  The whole crew did a fabulous job.  I was a little worried about the play because I didn't know the story line, but it was a really cute play.  Way to go Shelby!  We are so PROUD of you! 


Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Last night we had the opportunity to go see WICKED!  I can only think of one word that best describes this musical, AMAZING!  My girls have waited since Christmas to go and so they were so excited!  We went with our friends the Elg girls, Stephanie & Alison!  On the way there we picked up Wendy's for dinner and then headed to the Gammage.  We got there really early but I didn't want to be rushed.  Then come to find out the play didn't start until 7:30 and I thought it started at 7.  Oh well we had lots of time to get excited.  The performance was 3 1/2 hours of great entertainment.  We got a few pics of the night and thought I would share them with you!  If you haven't seen this musical I would HIGHLY recommend it!  What a fun night!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Daughter is growing up!

I just wanted to post a little tonight about Shelby.  She is growing up so fast!  I can't believe that in two years she will graduate High School!  This last week I took her to the DMV to get her learners permit!  She passed!  So now we are really trying to teach her how to drive.  She told me that she would rather drive with Dad because I make her nervous!  She will learn and be a great driver.  On Friday when she got in the car from school she handed me a paper and told me that her seminary teacher Brother Wilcox had asked her to be the seminary president.  I was so proud of her!  She really has taken a liking to seminary this year!    She will do great as the president.  Shelby, I love you and I want you to know how proud I am of you and what a beautiful daughter of God you are!  Love, Mom

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mom you don't look like a Grandma.

So this morning Mallory and I are in my bathroom getting ready for the day and she asked me, "Mom how old are you going to be on your birthday?"  I replied to her "I am going to be 38"  She says, "Wow thats a lot!"  I told her that her mom is getting old!  She sweetly replied, "Well mom you don't look like as old as a grandma!"  I laughed so hard.  Then she asked me  "What kind of birthday are you having?" I told her that when you are as old as me you don't have a certain kind of birthday party.  I am thinking she is going to tell me that I should have a Tangled or Dora party.  I asked her if she had any ideas of what kind of party I could have.  She replied, "How about a Percy Jackson party!"  "Oh I don't really like Percy Jackson!", I told her.  She said to me with a big grin of her face, "Ok how about Lady GaGa!"  She is such a FUNNY GIRL!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy NEW year!

So I have really been trying to start the New Year off with some goals that will help me to be a better me and also a better wife & mother.  I often feel that I am living the best I can and sometimes I feel very inadequate.  My needs of my family often come before the needs of myself (I am sure every mom feels this way too)!  So my goals for this year is just to try and make better choices!  I often find myself just eating and drinking too much DIET COKE (devils juice) just to get me through the day!  So I can say that I have not had any Devils Juice for almost 3 weeks.  It has been hard but I keep telling myself "you can do it!"
Another one of my goals is to write more on my blog.  I would like to try and keep a personal/family journal on my blog and then print it into a book!  Sounds like FUN!  Wish me luck!!


I know it has been a really long time since I have posted on this blog, but I am going to try and be better!  Three years ago today we finished off our family and was blessed to bring home a healthy baby girl.  She has brought us so much love and laughter.  She is a spit fire just like her oldest sister Shelby.  She loves her daddy and also loves to be the boss of her siblings.  Tessa is full of life and so fun to have in our family.  I really can't believe that she is the big "3" today.  Happy Birthday Tessa!  We love you!