Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A "COOL" January Day

With everyone having MLK day off from school our good friend Susan suggested that everyone get together and go ice blocking. What a great idea Susan! Who knew you could have so much fun with $1.79 worth of ice and a beach towel? OK Susan did! The kids ...well and some young at heart made their way down and back up the hill. Over and Over and Over again! Some played frisbee football while others lounged in the 80 degree weather. It was a very relaxing day and the best part was that the kids got worn out and were tired when bedtime came around. I would bet that Water N Ice would appreciate us doing this more often. They told one of us that they sold all their blocks of ice that they had in stock that day. Maci and her kids came with us. I had to remove that picture before Maci killed me! She did threaten. It's off Maci!

Natalie and Leslie chilin' in the sun.
Susan getting ready to take off with all the kids.
There was a lot of girly screaming goin' on! There were several wipeouts
WHEEEEEEEE!
Even more attemps at a train that would fall apart.
And for the haul up the hill!
Justin found that it was easier to just drag your
ice from the towel that was frozen to it.
He later told me "Thanks Mom...
this was the best day ever!"
Caleb either needed three ice blocks
(He is the head of HEAP's HERO's so he
probably didn't even need one!) or he was just being
very kind and carring up ice for the kids.
Now that's using your noggin!
Christina and Susan would visit all the way
up the hill and never realized that they were
getting their work-out in.
After a few families left, the kids stacked and
made trails out of the ice that was left behind.
Thanks to all that were there, It really was a blast!

It was just

"COLD AS ICE"

on a warm January afternoon.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

It's been twenty one years



Well today, (Dec. 28th) twenty one years ago was the day of Scott's and my first date. We were both 17 years old. We went out for dinner and a movie. The movie we saw was Princess Bride. Most every year on Dec. 28th we've re-watched that movie. Our kids even know that this is our "date movie". After lunch today we all sat down and watched this as a family. Our family doesn't have many traditions but this is one that we make sure to carry on with. It's fun to think back all those years ago. We were officially engaged on Dec 28th the following year. I am so grateful to have found such a young boy with so much potential. Who knew how wonderful he would have turned out to be? I didn't realize his potential at such a naive age. This is one of the biggest blessings that I recognize came from my Heavenly Father. Looking back... we were both so young but over the months knew what we wanted. I got more than I bargained for. It has been better than I had ever dreamed possible. I told Scott that I Loved him so much that I would even live with him in a cardboard box if that was all we could afford. I just wanted to be married to him. Scott has reminded me of this "Cardboard" statement when I have complained about situations in past years. I am so proud of him and all of his accomplishments. I am grateful to his parents for teaching him values and the importance of honesty. I look forward to celebrating our 20th year of marriage on July 28th of this New Year. I know...28th this , 28th that. We wanted to be consistent! Happy Anniversary Hhhsconey! I love you!

Monday, November 17, 2008

We have a "CHAMPION" in the house!














Scott has been playing on a Tempe Softball team. Scott joined the team through his friend David who works for ICON. I believe this was back in 2003. Scott has been playing ever since with the exception of the 2007 season. He stayed on as a sub but couldn't resit and came back and took a permanent spot. David left ICON back in 2005. I thought that I would get Scott and Tuesday nights back once David left the team. The guys on the team wanted Scott to stay so of course he "HAD" to. David did come back to ICON and now only plays as a substitute on occasion. Scott is known as "HAMMY" on the team. You may wonder how one would get the name Hammy. A couple of years ago while playing Scott hit an inside the park home run. While he was rounding 2ND base he fell to the ground and began crawling to 3rd base. What his teammates didn't know was that he pulled both hamstrings and was in a lot of pain but had to get to 3rd base because he was too far from 2ND. This made for a great laugh as Scott retold the experience. We were envisioning him crawling around the bases during a game. From this night on he was known as "HAMMY" and this is the name that has been on the back of his jersey every season since. This team won the Championship in their division. Scott really enjoys softball. He sent me these pictures as proof that he does in fact still play on a team. I used to go to his games but the summer games are really hot and the winter games are too late to have the kids out on a school night. Needless to say we are not very supportive of his hobby other than we let him go and try not to complain! I am happy that Scott has something that he loves to do and can make time to hang out with the Guys. Congratulations Scott and the team. They are very competitive and it has been a few years since they have taken the Championship. I love my "HAMMY"

Monday, November 10, 2008

Who's bathroom is missing toilet paper?

So, While we were out last Friday night someone was having fun in our front yard. We got a phone call from a friend driving by that said that it had snowed at our house. When we got home we found this.....














Someone, or should I say several someone's covered our yard in toilet paper. Josh and Jayson had some friends over who had to leave and have family scripture study but came back. When they left everything was fine. They returned a very short while later and came back to this. Josh and Jayson said that their friends parents came and got them and then returned them so they are not suspects. They wouldn't care to do this anyways they are boys and only interested in vidoe games. Having a daughter, I know that they like to do this kind of thing. Now it turns into...what girls would do this? Jessica said that she heard girls laughing outside when she was up in her room but didn't think much of it. The girl down the street was having a slumber party so maybe her. I spoke with her dad at baseball on Saturday and he said that she is so shy and he would be suprised if she would even think of such a thing. After much speculation, and the word on the street is that Britt T. and Laura M. had something to do with it. Well, I accused both of these girls on Saturday. Both denied it. No suprise. Then on saturday night...we get hit again. This time it appears to only be one roll of T.P. However our friends get hit hard this night. I can't wait to find out who is responsible for this because I love "paybacks". I will continue to figure out who is responsible as I contemplate what the payback will be. So, if you are responsible...."WATCH OUT!" and if you heard anything in the hall at church or snickering from your daughters, let me know. The battle is ON!













It sure kept Jessica and Justin busy. They were the lucky two that got to clean this up as Josh and Jayson were busy cleaning garbage cans for the scout fundraiser. Jessica and Justin threw it on each other, covered up each other and both climbed into it. I never thought that so much fun could be had with about 13+ rolls of TP.















Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween


I arrived home at 4:50 Friday evening contemplating how I was going to get an O.C.D. 7 year old into a costume without an argument. I hadn't planned on dressing up for Halloween this year. We needed to leave the house and get to the church prior to the trunk or treat starting at 5:30. As I rushed in barking order's at everyone, Scott told me to dress up like Sarah Palin! He was getting a suit on and the "infamous" toupee. He was to be John McCain and needed a running mate. I usually wear my hair twisted up when I am hot or don't want to mess with it anyway so the hair do wasn't a big deal. I just really needed to accentuate the height. I had to fight Jessica for the eye lashes and find the toupee glue to get them to stick. I don't wear glasses so I was running around asking the kids to bring me their old glasses to see which one would be a fit! We managed to get make-up on everyone and get out the door just 5 minutes late! I think that was a great accomplishment.
Josh was a skater with a scull face.
Jayson was a paintball player, not too surprising since this is his passion.
Jessica was a pirate with our Disney cruise leftover's and
Justin was his version of the grim reaper. We had a lot of fun at the trunk or treat. Afterwards Natalie B and I took the little kids around the neighborhood on her golf cart.
I must say, this really is the best way to take the little one's around. They don't get so tired and whiny. All in all, it was a success. And a message from my running mate John McCain....Don't forget to vote on Tues. "GOD BLESS AMERICA" we need it!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rocky Point '08
















We went to Rocky Point for the 3rd time. This time instead of staying in the Condo's we took our new tent trailer and camped with our ward friends. OMG! We had the best time. We enjoyed lazy days on the beach and evenings filled with laughter. It really was one one of the best camping trips I have ever been on. I must say...I like camping at the beach much better then camping in the mountains. The Banana Boat rides were one of the highlights! I don't remember laughing so hard. It has been a long time since I have laughed so hard that I almost lost all control of my body. I was hanging on to the rope holding on as my body was being drug along side the boat. I thought "I can recover and climb back on without the tow boat having to stop." I guess having my foot in Scott's face made it more difficult for him to hang on and we both tumbled into the water along with a few others. I wish I had video of this entire boat ride. Seeing Natalie B. bouncing into the air and off the boat, into the water was just as thrilling. I guess it doesn't matter where you are or what you are doing...If you are with good friends you enjoy and love to be with it will be "GOOD TIMES"!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Justin at Urgent Care


What a bummer. We woke up on Thurs the 24th of July and were going to the parade in SLC. Justin didn't feel well and was burning up. He stayed home with Scott while the rest of us went to the parade to watch our friend Jordan play in his school's marching band. When we returned home later, Justin wasn't any better. He got to go to the Urgent care and we found out he had strep throat. Were were going hiking to the Timpanogas Caves on Friday. Like the "big boy" that he is, he chose to get not one, but two shots. One in each leg so that he could get better faster. He was starting to feel better by that evening. He went on to hike and have a great day. What a trooper!