~My Reason For Our Blog~
"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 experiences." — Gordon B. Hinckley

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy Anniversary

July 28, 1995

Thirteen years ago I married the love of my life!!
Happy Anniversary to my one and only!!

I love you more and more every day.

You have made me happier then

I ever imagined. I love being married to

my best friend!

I feel so loved and safe with you. You
make every day a better day. I love that you

are the last person I see at night and the

first person I see in the morning!

(Unless Jolene beats you to it!)

Because of you I want to be a better person,
you help me believe in me. I can do
anything with your support. I am so blessed to call
you my husband.

Thank you for the best 13 years of my life!! I look
forward so many more wonderful years!!
Thank you for loving me!

I love you!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

He's Here!!

Eben Robert Moses
9lbs. 2oz. 21 inches
July 23, 2008The proud Daddy with Jocelyn
Eben with his big sisters, Avery, Carys, and Jocelyn Welcome to the family Eben.
Finally my sister can dress a baby in

Grandma Illa Rae & the Girls

It's been over a year since Grandma Illa Rae and George were
here. They couldn't believe how tall the girls have gotten
and of course how grown up!! We were really glad
they came for a visit. Hopefully the next visit
wont take as long to get here!!Thanks for coming to see us! We love and miss you both!


Ward's mom and George came for a visit. They spent
the first part of the week with Sterling's
family then ended the week with us.

We all got together for dinner at Sterling's one
night. The cousins had a great time together.
Austin and Collin got out the potato gun!!
WOW!! I have never seen potatoes fly before!

The little girl cousins and Eli had a great time just hanging out together!!


We had a great day with friends. We loaded up in their car, drove the hour for lunch, very little shopping, played at Kidz Plex, then off to Bananas for some bumper boats!! The kids had a blast. It was a great way to end a very hot day!! Thanks for the play day!!

Friday, July 18, 2008


The girls got to hold Rosie, the tarantula.
They said she was soft and light.
I took their word for it!!

Our library has a great summer reading
program where they get different groups
to put on programs to entertain the
kids one day a week. Two
weeks ago they gave the kids a great
opportunity to see and hold
some interesting

More Golf!

Great Form!

Nice swing!!
The last session of golf came to an end.
Raychel continues to love golf, each day her
swing got better and stronger. I am asked
over and over, "what does Jolene do
for the hour while Raychel is golfing?"

Entertains the both of us!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Just Because

Ward came home from work with a
long stemmed white rose for me
"Just because!"
Have I mentioned lately that
I really love this man!!

Water Fun

When the Colorado River was running it's highest from
the winter snow melt the kayaks had a blast!!

and a surfer!!

It was fun to watch these people ride the waves!!

Pet Peeve

Here is my biggest pet peeve!!
The Shoe basket!!
It's the first thing you see when you come in
the garage door. I did have the girls
go through it after the picture and clean
out the winter shoes, to small shoes, and the
"I wont wear shoes." It looks better
but will always be my
Pet Peeve!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy 4th of July~part 2

Happy 4th of July

After the parade we got ready for several different families to come over to BBQ, swim, visit and watch the fireworks. It was a great time. The kids had a great time swimming, and going on the slip and slide. And of course us parents had fun watching them. It was a really great day with our friends. It really was nice to visit and get to know each other better, to strength friendships, and enjoy the freedoms of our country.

The kids had a great time watching all the different fireworks put on in front of the
house. Rick did a great job keeping them going, right up to the sparklers.

After our own personal show we enjoyed the ones put on by the city.

Happy 4th of July~Part 1

Happy 4th Of July!!

Jolene has been taking a little cheer leading
camp this summer and loving it!!
All the little girls got to be in the
4th of July Parade!! Well, the parade
was the scouts carrying the flag, the
cheerleaders and a few kids on bikes!!
She had a great time!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Which Princess Are You?

You Are Snow White!
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Pure and trusting. You are a gentle soul who can get along with just about anyone. Everyone you meet instantly falls in love with you. How can they resist? You have a pure, lovable nature that's irresistable. Just don't trust everyone who comes across your path.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Monster Truck

We saw this huge Monster Truck in the Wal-mart parking lot. The girls said "that truck is a blog!" Jolene thought it was cool she could walk under the truck!!
According to Raychel, "the only reason guys
drive monster trucks is to pick up chicks!"