Friday, July 25, 2008

I've been tagged!

So the rules are: 3 Joys , 3 Fears, 3 Current Obsessions, 3 Random Surprising Facts
Let's give this a whirl!
My Joys:
My husband (I am a lucky girl!)
My 3 boys
My business (it keeps me sane!)
My Fears:
Losing my husband in an accident
Doing risky things I deem unneccessary (other people call those same things fun)
Having wayward children.
3 Current Obsessions:
Finding good deals (especially on clothes for my boys, Matt included)
Picture Frames....I seriously didn't realize it but dang I've got a lot of them, and they are all hanging!
My website...I keep working and working and working, I doubt it will ever be perfect!
3 Random Surprising Facts:
I am really cheap! I don't think people realize how bad I probably really belongs under obsessions !
I breaded fried mushrooms. Thanks Dad!
I hope this last one isn't too surprising but I really like to keep in touch with friends and family. It takes some effort, but boy is it worth it. I love taking a walk down memory lane and thinking about past good times and I appreciate those that also make the effort!
So my turn to pick on you! Consider yourself tagged:
Lucie Chamberlain
Elizabeth Smith
Lia Anderson
Natalie Needham
Lindsay Blackburn

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sister Kathryn Clark

What do you think? Could this possibly be the best looking sister missionary that you've ever seen? My sister Kathryn went in the the MTC on July 16 th and will be serving in the Washington DC South Mission. We are so proud of her and excited about her decision to serve but we are going to miss her soooo much! She is a very important in the lives of our boys and as my only sister I'm feeling the loss. Wow! I hope the time goes fast.
Here is our beautiful missionary and a little teary eyed mom.

The Nephews! Boy (and I mean boy literally) will there be changes to these little ones in 18 months! They will miss their Aunt Kath!

Matt and I hope we will be standing in front of this same sign with these future missionaries. I'm sure the time will come faster than we can possibly believe.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Summer Fun

For the record, to all of you out there that think I can't post pictures on a blog...I can! It's getting them from the camera and resized that causes me havoc. I just need to take the time to figure it out....but why when Matt does it for me?!
We've had a pretty fun summer so far! The kids have gone new places and tried new things. Matt's family was all in town recently and we headed up to Bear Lake for a family reunion and had a great time. The kids (and Dad) tried their hand at fishing or actually just untangling fishing line. It was a wonderful frustratingly good time! No fish and only one kid fell in.....success!!

We also headed up to This Is The Place Monument and had a really great time exploring and learning more about our pioneer heritage. On the way up Carson started to squeal and make a little noise and Jackson yelled back "Carson! That is enough...just sit there and look pretty!" Hmmm.....wonder where they heard that? The best part once we got there was of course the train.....and the 8 million questions reguarding it: Where is it? When will it be coming back? Where is the engine? How fast does it go? You get the point, only imagine this same set of questions being asked over and over and over again. What? Didn't you like my first answer? Gimme a break, that's the best I've got! They also had this wooden train that the kids loved and could climb all over. I don't know if they ever got there fill.

Pony rides followed shortly after. Believe it or not, Ethan enjoyed the chores that they let them do more than anything. Well, I guess if you know Ethan you understand. Jackson loved the train whistle that Dad bought for him in the general store. He asked me later if he could "Bring this bad boy with him" (bad boy refering to the whistle). Kids!

We enjoyed seeing the old chapel that was used for meetings and especially liked seeing this painting that was hung. It is by C.C.A. Christensen who is a relative and we know a little bit about. The girl that was there talking about it thought it was pretty cool that we were related to him and we felt special :)

Lot's of good times with Grandpa and Grandma. We hope to see them again soon!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It's been a while...

So, I have put off posting because I wanted to include some updated pictures of some of the fun things that we've been up to. I have however decided to carry on without them because my technical support (my sweet hubby) has not been keeping up. Why don't I just do them you may ask...all I have is a pathetic excuse, so we'll just leave it at that. to come! We have been enjoying summer fun and we'll have proof shortly.