Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Hanging with the brothers......

Saturday morning we headed to Red Rock, which is the ultimate playground for mountain biking, roady bikers & rock climbers. My brother in laws (Todd & David) invited me on a ride. Robbie was jealous as he had a job to get working on! We missed you Babe! It was AWESOME! I think I might seriuosly be addicted!

It was about a 7-8 mile course or so.??? It took us roughly about an hour & a half. It was a great cross country course with everything you could think of; Several up hill climbs, a boulder here & there, sand, large rocks & the best.... down hills!It was definitely challenging, but incredible! My brother in laws are champs! Thanks for letting me ride with you!

Upper: Here we are getting ready to hit the trail.
Bottom: Dusty & dirty smiling our cheesy smiles through all the dirt in our teeth! Yeah!!!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Looking through the eyes of Mr. Potato Head...........

We were playing with London's Potato heads, I was on the phone with my mom not really paying attention to every potato move & build. I looked over at Londs & this is what I see.........

She was wearing Mr. Potato head's groovy glasses. It made me laugh so hard, my mom on the other end asked what she was doing. It was so cute and funny all at the same time I could barely get it out. Not was she only wearing the glasses, she was starring right at me without saying a word, as if she was waiting to see my reaction. She seriously has a silly personality & is always surprising us with something!

Mr. Potato Head was happy to have his glasses back!

I thought Londs looked like a little person from a Harry Potter movie!

Monday, May 14, 2007


I love Slurpee's & apparently someone else likes them too! It is always Slurpee time here in Las Vegas. Something cold & sweet, several flavors to choose from & you are left with a colored tongue to prove your recent indulgence. What wonderful memories to make as a family.
The other weekend we went out into the blazing heat into our hot car & Robbie mentioned Slurpee's! How could us girls resist? We were off to the church to finish the Young Women's bulletin board. Just around the corner stands a 7Eleven where we grabbed our Slurpee's. One for Robbie & I & a small one for Londs & I. I did mention I loved Slurpee's right? Well little miss London loves the iced sugar water stuff alot as well, she held on to our Slurpee tight, I could barely get my share (not wanting her to suck down all that sugar). When we were finished with the small Slurpee, she walked up to Daddy & gently touched his leg saying "hi daddy"! We both looked at each other and started laughing! She wanted the big Slurpee, & daddy had it! She knew what she wanted and was shmooshing her way to get it! It was hilarious! Where do they learn these things?
The next thing I see, Londs standing with the BIG Slurpee, sucking it down. That little stinker!

Here she is with
the small Slurpee!

Mom hard at work stapling her guts out!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mothers Day!!!

To all the women in my life; the expecting mothers, mothers of the young or old, wives, those desiring motherhood in the near or far off moment. Happy Mothers Day!

I love this painting by one of my favorite artists James Christensen. It is rich & beautiful with details of the roles of motherhood, a wife, a friend and much more!

The Responsible Woman
This painting is an homage to artist James Christensen's wife, Carole. He began to contemplate all her roles in life and the many weighty responsibilities she shouldered as a full-time wife and mother of five young children. Women everywhere relate to the need to confidently soar above life's troubles and challenges. In a given day she may shuttle the children, prepare a gourmet feast, keep to hectic time schedules and more, but she always keeps her head up and carries the light of hope to those around her. A delightful gift to honor a wife, mother, grandmother, sister or any heroic woman in your life.Among the important women's roles portrayed in this painting are: Mother, Pet caretaker, Chef, Housekeeper, Leader (Lighting the way with wisdom), Scheduler. How many more can you find?

I found this article interesting. What is a mother worth? Ladies it is greatly in our favor and quite surprising how the worlds view, is tagged with a price. We all know that money is not everything and there is in no way a price you could put on motherhood. It is priceless and very much rewarding in every aspect. However, it is fun to read! http://kdka.com/business/finance_story_123213030.html

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Road Trip/Londs & Mom

Well, as I had mentioned in my last post,I didn't get to spend the last couple of days with Grandma while she was visiting here in Vegas:( It was less then 12
hours from when Robbie & I made a decision to make this trip to leaving.It all came together quick & the window of opportunity was then to go and get the screw removed from my toe, in hopes that the bone had not grown around the screw. This all first started 2 years ago when I had my bunion surgery. Dr. Hoyal(my boss then & podiatrist)left the screw a little higher then normal, knowing he would be taking it out in just a few months. Well he didn't get a chance; everything happened so quick.... finding out we were expecting, moving to Las Vegas & more. It was starting to get a little irritating while teaching my classes, so I was anticipating this moment. So long story short... it's out!!! A few stitches and a bit tender, but all went well.

Robbie gets to take the stitches out on Sat. Yeah! I can't wait to go swimming!!

It was a great time to quickly meet up with friends and family, although more time with everyone would have been even better! We stayed with Ashley & Paul for a few nights in Farmington and the back to the happy valley to see Jena & her family in Lehi. She has an adorable little girl Shalie. London loved playing with her! We can't forget meeting up with Tera Nichols for a little catch up lunch! Londs must have been bored, she zonked out. We could talk for hours!!! It was so great to see her!
We had a too short, but very pleasant visit with Uncle Lancer & his girlfriend Melissa at Wingers. They have the best ice cream pie! Yummmmy yum!
We then caught up with David and Crystal who were visiting that weekend for a wedding in Lehi, & last but not least Paul & Kelli. We spent hours at Fudruckers eating some good grub and catching up. It is always a great time getting together with family. That is what the gospel is all about!
I wish I would have taken more pictures, but wrestling a 17 mo.old, enjoying a little adult conversation & everything in between, pictures come last! So enjoy a few of our moments!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Grandmama's Visit

Yay! Grandmama was here again visiting with us! It is always great to be graced with her company. Here are a few pics of our family dinner at David & Crystal's last Sunday. It is always a good time & always good food. Grandma was here for 10 days, I didn't even get to spend the last few days with her, Londs & I took off to Utah to get my foot taken care of. More of that to come. We miss and love you so much Grandma! Enjoy the Dakotas, see you this summer!

Ricky & David visiting with Grandma, reminiscing on all the good ole times on the farm.
Grandmama with the great-grandbabies. Don't they all look so happy? Too precious!