You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. some may be significant only to you. some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience. - President Hinckley

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

End of the Year Post

Christmas was wonderful.  We gave our kids puzzle pieces that they were able to put together - they were ecstatic when they saw the last piece put in as "Florida" - it was a fun reaction.
 Travis hanging out at Jared and Lynn's house one day after we had dinner with them.

 Hunter wrestling at a Folk Style Tournament.
 Gwennie on Christmas day - super sassy.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas 2014

This year for Christmas Travis and I decided to make our summer vacation part of our kids’ Christmas present.  I made a puzzle that said what we were planning and where we were planning to go.  The kids each got to unwrap a few pieces each, with the exception of the piece that I had (the last one) that indicated the location of our trip : FLORIDA.   They had the entire thing together minus the last piece and they were begging for it.  Travis played it up very well.  He told them if they were good ALL DAY he would let them have the last piece….they were upset and cried out in outrage….his reply:  “I don’t see any of you rubbing my shoulders, or my feet….”  Within moments they were rubbing him down showing him how much they wanted the last piece of the puzzle. 

He told them they could have it and while he placed it in the puzzle I took a picture of their priceless reaction.  They are so excited!  And so are Travis and I .  We can hardly wait until the end of July when we can go and do such a fun trip together.  All in part because we have the frequent flyer miles to get us there and back, rent our car, and get our sea world tickets….and we are staying with Travis’ brother Philip and his wife Carol.   We will be out the cost of food, Disney, Gatorland, and whatever other fun things we do, besides the beach, swimming at Philip’s, Universal Studios, etc.  

Sunday, December 21, 2014


I have way more pictures of these dogs...but had to get one of them together with Travis.  They lay together often and are pretty cute....if they would just quit barking, they would be perfect.  And quit smelling...

Hunter's Wrestling 7th Grade

Hunter had a great 7th grade wrestling season this year.  He ended up taking 3rd at districts and yesterday wrestled amazingly well at "state" (pictures below).  He has started to really love the sport and WANTS to be better at it!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Family Night Roller Skating

Dallin reached a goal of his and as a reward we made it to the Roller Drome for family night.  It was amazingly fun.  Travis' ankle still really bothers him so he didn't skate, but I did some tricks when I would skate passed him. :)  The kids had fun doing limbo and being 6 out of the 11 people that were in the rink for that session!  It was so fun!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winter Dance Recital

Gwennie performed beautifully in her winter dance recital.  She is doing jazz and ballet this year and I really love her doing both.  She is so dang good at them….and so much fun to watch. I especially loved her jazz routine during this recital.   Travis was a districts with Hunter for wrestling so he couldn’t go.  I ended up taking McKenna and we went and got ice cream after the show.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Random Picutres

One of my kids (Dallin) drew in the dust on my car.