Monday, January 28, 2008

President Hinckley

I can't help but to be a little sad today because of the passing of our dear prophet. I can remember the excitement and spirit so strong when he came and spoke in Denver in 1996. I think every conference I would tell my husband how he was so cute I just wanted to give him a big hug. But I think my favorite thing about President Hinckley was his humor, he made me feel like I was OK, like I did not have to be perfect to be in this church. I know that he will be missed but I can't help but to think of the happy reunion between him and his wife. I am sure they are still embracing.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


About a week ago Parker did his first PLP (Personal Learning Project) at school. Each student has two big goals to accomplish during each trimester, and they have about 2 months to complete the projects. Parker chose to do his on dirt bikes and make a poster about it. So during Christmas break we went to a dirt bike shop and learned all about them and then he came home and made a poster about what he learned. He got to do a presentation on what he learned to the class about a week ago, he was so so nervous that he forgot what to say. I was so proud to see him standing up there though. Preston is studying geography right now so he chose to do his PLP on china. He is making a power point about it, he also chose to learn more about fireworks and will make a book about them. His project is not due until late Feb.

On Tuesday we got to go see John and Angela's family at the airport for a few hours. The boys were excited to see their cousins from Texas. It was the first time we got to meet their youngest son. He is such a cute and happy baby. Even though it was a very short visit it was a great time! The boys thought we could just go to the airport and see them anytime and wondered why we don't do that more!

Preston had his Winter concert today. He looked so handsome! He did a great job. Sorry about the sideways pic. Now you can see his haircut!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Proud Mama!

Well, with the help of my awesome sister in law Angela I got up the guts to give Preston a hair cut. I have always been so nervous to do it, I didn't want to mess it up! We went to Walgreens and bought the cheapest clippers we could find. When we got home we buzzed away. The best part about all of it was that Preston had total confidence in me to do a good job. I didn't cut it very short just in case but I do have to say that I did a good job. With the 3 boys in my home that will save me about $45 a month! (I think I will still have someone cut my hair) :)I would post a picture but Preston won't let me take one for some reason!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday Fun!

A couple of weeks ago I decided to start a new family tradition. The boys call it Friday Fun! We go to the local rec center and go swimming in the lazy river and ride the water slides. For some reason it has made the week go by so much nicer. The boys really love to go swimming there and I have a little fun to!

On another note. At the beginning of the new year Preston and Parker started their new primary classes. Parker was very upset that Preston moved on to senior primary. All was better when he got his new CTR ring later that day in primary. Preston is so excited to be in Senior Primary. I can't believe he is going to be 8 soon. He is excited about getting baptized and so am I! It really makes me reflect on the past 8 years. I am so grateful that my boys go to church with me! Some days are harder than others but I think that is normal!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Back to School!

Preston and Parker started back to school on Thursday, so we are back in the flow of things. Preston didn't want to get up for school and gave me a very hard time about it, but Parker was very excited and kept asking all morning if he could go to school early. He was excited for Friday because he got to bring his Havoc Heli for show and tell. They only have one a year so it was very exciting for them.

Today I took the boys to Home Depot for the Kid Clinic. They were excited and got to build a castle treasure box. Home Depot and Lowes usually have one of these a month and they are free. We have done several and always have a ton of fun.

As for the new year, I am so thankful for what we have and have had the past year. We are blessed with a good job and Ryan works so hard for our family. I feel so blessed to have him as my eternal companion. We all look forward to trying to be a more organized family this year. I think that it is going to be a challenge for me and the boys mostly. But we are all going to make it happen. We hope your new year will be great as well.