Tuesday, August 31, 2010


This is what we do in our spare time:


That doesn't leave much time for cooking, cleaning, laundry, or dishes. That also explains why my house is always a mess. I'm grateful for the talk in conference that talked about the piles of laundry. I really needed to hear that other things are more important than making sure my house is spotless. We actually live in our house and it looks it!!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Zoo

Some days I feel like I live in the zoo, but a couple of weeks ago we went to the Hogle Zoo. It was nice to get away and just be together having fun. Our favorite was the baby elephant. Baby Zuri turned 1 the following week. We loved the bird show also. We had really good seats and the birds swooped right over our heads.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Surprise for Us.....

Jordan gave herself a birthday present and came home this weekend. I still can't believe that she turned 20 yesterday. She has grown up so quickly. I am really grateful for her in my life. It is fun to chat with her about the things that she is doing in Maryland. I am glad that she is having these experiences and seeing what life is all about outside of Utah and without the securities of home. She is truly growing up and finding herself which is something we all have to do in life. We all want our children to grow up and become individuals who will make good choices in life, especially when we aren't there. It makes me happy to know that she is learning to rely on her Heavenly Father and strengthening her relationship with her Savior. I couldn't be more proud of who she has become and where she is headed. I really love you, Jordan.
All of us together.
All my girls. They're pretty cute!!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Another Project Done

Dakota's Artistic Abilities:

I'm not so fond of nail polish on my bathroom rug!

Mine (in time for next summer):

Monday, August 9, 2010

Summer Activities

Swimming Lessons:



She isn't old enough for lessons yet because she isn't potty trained, but hopefully next year because she puts her swimming soup (that's what she calls it) on every day and sometimes even sleeps in it. She just loves swimming.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Silly Kid, Staples are for Paper

So, Sunday the 25th the kids are playing downstairs and Dakota ends up pushing Blake over and he hits his head on the ping pong table. This is what he looked like:
At the E.R. getting numbed up:
3 staples later:
This was about 7 or 8 months ago(almost the same spot...2 staples):