Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holiday pounds

o.k I thought I was going into the holidays motivated to not over eat since I just recieved my lifetime weight watcher award last week. So what did I do? I ate more than I ever have in my life this week. Especially chocolate. UGGG Im so dissapointed in myself. Well 2 extra pounds later in one week is my new motivation.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Historical Provo tabernacle goes up in flames.

this morning at about 3:00 a.m I was awoken by Scott who scared me to death,because I saw was this man standing over me. He said he needed the camera right away because the Provo Tabernacle was on fire. I tired and grumpily got up and got him the camera. If I would have known the seriousness I think I would have gone with him. He was working his shift at nights and got amazing photographs of the horribly devestating fire that has Provo in shock and in tears.
In fact Fox 13 news displayed all his photos ( processed by me of course) on the noon news. There are so many so if you want to see them all I suggest you check out my facebook page. But here are a few of the devestating Photos.
A piece of our pioneer history was taken from us today.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Merry Christmas to all!

Just in case I did not send you one.. Only because I do not have your address. here it is Our family 3d Christmas card, but unfortunAtely you cannot see the 3d effect. The middle circle popped right out. I wanted something different this year.
We love all of you and wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and Happy New year. Let us all remember Christ in this special time.

Friday, December 10, 2010

winter wonderland

I spent the last three days running the winter workshop for school. it is so much work but so rewarding to see all the excited kids buying their family gifts for Christmas. Even if most of them are buying for themselves. I even had one kids tell me when i told him to go look at the tables for mom & Dad so he could buy them a gift " why the hell would I want to spend my money on that?" Aww what a true Holiday spirit.
I really wish our school would be more opt to volunteer to help with PTA things. it is always so hard to find people to help, which puts the burden on two of us.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

the worst blogger ever

I have become the worst blogger ever. I have posted so many things on facebook and not here. This is not a good thing since this is my families printed journal. I will try to update more often. I was going to start with posting some pictures. but aperantly I am out of space. Does anyone know how I can delete old pictures or years so I can add more.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My BIG 2 year old

It seems like just yesterday I had this little guy. It was another rough road to get him here, but the excitement of his arrival surely made up for it after waiting a long 9 years to get him.
We love out little Crew so much. He may be a little devil sometimes but he has so much personality, we laugh at him daily. Crew is hilarious. I should have a video camera on him all day long.
We made him our traditional breakfast in bed and gave him a ferw gifts wrapped in pink bags.(Laugh out loud).
We love you Crew, thank you for coming to our family.
he loves his new zhu zhu and toys.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

dance for 2011

Well the year has started. The girls decided to try out at a different studio this year for a little change. Tryouts went good and they made the two top spots at the dance studio during auditions. I was a little nervous at this because I was afraid they would not grow But I have seen a huge change in their confidance level which has brought on amazing dance skills I did not even know they had. I am amazed every time I watch them dance. I am wishing I had big bucks to let them go somewhere like Center Stage since both want to excell in dance and even be dance teachers someday. For now they are happy have a ton of friends. Every day it seems a new friend from dance is over to play. Not sure how this year will play out or if it is a long term change at this point or just for the year, only they can decide that. But I want them to be progressing and pushed. Can that happen at the new studio? Not sure.
McKenzie is so excited for her solo this year and partly because Alexis ( who we all think is the best choereographer) is still going to teach her her solo. the girls miss her dearly. MaKayla wants a break this year from solos. it will be her first year not doing one since they were 4 yrs old.
McKenzie had her arial at the beginning of summer and I dont know what happened there but she is scared to death to do them again. growing maybe? Could be she is a couple inches taller than MaKayla now.
I hope you all will come to their recital in November. I have watched their dances and boy have these girls improved as far as facials and really getting into the dance. Cant wait to see what this year brings but I am still nervous.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

back 2 school 2010/2011

a few of the girls on the first day of school There teacher this year is Mrs. Metz

McKenzie loves peace signs, so she was all decked out in peace wear.
Makayla looks a little nervous.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Provo City summer party

we all had fun at the Provo city Summer party. Even though Scott didn't win anything (As usual). The kids got their face painted, we ate some good food. and they had fun riding on whatever that thing is called. lol.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Summer activities

I have been so busy I havnt been able to post so I invite you to view to of my digital scrapbooks. The first is our trip to San Diego & Sea world the second is a recent camp trip to Jolly's ranch.

San Diego-

Jolly's ranch camp trip-

Monday, August 2, 2010

Best deals around!

If you are looking for some cheap family entertainment & Dining, I have found it. I love this place. I have gotten 50-60 percent off all my families entertainment including, Movies, Chuck-e-cheese, cold stone creamery, sub zero, miracle bowls, Cherry lane keepsakes (That one was for me!) I have bought all my families gifts for half off or more. Im addicted. I find myself getting certificates that are 60% off just to try new things for the family to do. Go check it out at

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Crew Bugs Surgery day!

Crew had a Herinia he had to have surgery on. it was not a fun day. And it hasn't been fun since. It has been a week and he hasn't broke his temperature of 102, 103 the whole week. I took him back to the dr and he had two ear infections. He has now been on antiobiotics for over 24 hours and still a high fever. I do not understand it. the poor kid is miserable. On top of all this McKenzie has been in bed for over a week with a flu,cold thing that MaKayla & I just got over, but for some reason she is not getting better either. I have always tried not to be a person that trys not to says why me but it has been so hard lately not to say it.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Stadium of fire in a nutshell

havnt had time to post but here is a few from the stadium of fire. We loved it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I have so many things to post

I havnt had time to post any of our activities but here is a cute pic of Kenzie & Crew

Thursday, June 17, 2010

crew 21 mnths & swim lessons

I was setting up for a shoot and Crew was playing around. he was so funny I could not resist taking a few shots.

Crew loved swimming lessons                                                               

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dance Update- sad to announce

sadley enough the girls have decided to switch dance studio's for the upcoming year. It is a bitter sweet decision on their part. Bitter because it is hard to leave a good friends studio that has taught them since they did their first duo at age 4.They have been very unhappy & wanted to quit dance do to older girls belittling comments to them. They asked if they could go to a studio where they have a few friends that dance.
Scott of course is liking the decision because it will save him a ton of money especially now that we had to pay for his dads entire funeral since his dad lost everything in he bad economy. So what is the sweet part you ask? I havn't seen my girls so excited about dance since they were 5 yrs. old. They love their summer class and have learned a lot of new things. I of course am extatic that for the first time since they were 7 they get Tumbling again. Kenzie about has her Ariel.In fact she does she just gets nervous.
I truly hope the girls have made a right decision.We will miss Alexis & her no doubt about it best cheoreography ever.But To see my girl this happy makes it worth it all. It will be good financially on us as well. They will finish with FCDA of a July performance. We do not know if we will stay at the new studio but they really want the chance for a change. And since it is not about what we want we have decided to let them make the decision.It has caused me much stress but they are like two girls taking dance for the first time again.
We will Miss you Alexis unless they decide to switch back.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

my first 5k

So by now you all know I have lost 23 pounds on weight watchers. I still have more to loose but I just completed my first 5 k. I never thought I could do one. I  speed walked because of my knees. I did 3.1 miles in 40 minutes pushing Crew in a stroller. that was good for me. The whole family did it with me for support. MaKayla beat us all because she ran. She beat me by 5 minutes. And I beat Scott & McKenzie by 15 minutes. It was a good tension release for our family. After the past week.

richard funeral

Makayla with her cousin Tyson                                                                                   

I thought this looked fun and was curious to see who would acually do it. So, even if I do not know you, sign the guestbook