~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

Monday, June 29, 2009

A note from my sister

The other day I had a really great talk with my older sister Carey. We talked out kids, family, life, we joked about my walking, my early mornings and all I get done in a day. It was just a normal fun conversation, I didn't think anything more of it until today when she called to tell me I had inspired her! I said "how"? She then told me she was getting up and she was walking!! She was so excited, she had walk 1/2 a mile!! I was proud of her!! It really made me feel good that someone was inspired by me and not put off by me! I checked her blog later and this is what I found:
"I have decide that there are a few women that when I grow up I want to be like...one of them is my sister Heather. She is very simple, but complex at the same time. She is very goal orientated and very disciplined with her self. She has always been that way, and I admire her. When she has decided that she wants to accomplish something or do something she does. Like serving a mission, she never said if I do or can...it was when I serve a mission. She always had in her mind the man she would marry and she did marry that type of man. I have set out to do things and see myself doing them or start something, but than I stop...she doesn't. She is a very easy person to get to know, friendly and encouraging to those that need it. I love her for this. Some people might find this trait to be overwhelming, or acting better than others and to seem over bearing at times....I do not! Thank you for being a wonderful sister and example to those around you.
The other evening I was chatting with my sisters and was Inspired. I have been trying to get in the habit of walking again or doing something. So I set a goal for myself. My sister walks just about every day, mind you I will not walk 4 or 6 miles a day starting off. I decided that I will start off slow and work up, it might take me a while. Today I started my new habit, I walked 2 times around the track...that equals half a mile. At the school track the maintenance guy was mowing the lawn, kids chatting while running, and me breathing heavier than normal. When I got home I mowed the lawn and put some water on. I am very proud of myself and hope to keep this up. All this by 8:30 in the morning just think what I can accomplish if I put my mind to it."

So as I write I sit here worried to publish my post, afraid of what people will think of me. But at the same time I am who I am, you either like me or you don't, so what does it matter if I publish this or not? If you are one of the people who think I am crazy for my habit I hope by sharing this you will have a little insight as to who I am. I am me. I don't judge others by how I live my life, I judge me 0n how I am living my life.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Summer and crafts go hand in hand in our house.
Here are a couple of our favorites....
The girls made these masks and then put on a play.
We had a friend over and the girls stenciled on
pillowcases to ensure sweet dreams then off to
the pool we went with 2 more friends. It was a
great day!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to the three greatest
men in my life!!

Joel, Ward's late father
Jim, my dad with the girls

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Date night

Saturday evening after we got back from Strawberry Days
the girls had a "late over" at their friends so Ward took
me on a date!! Yep, out to the golf course! I love
golf courses! I don't golf, but I just love the beauty and the
peacefulness that is felt on the course. Golf courses really are some
of the most beautiful places. It was nice being out together,
we laughed, talked and he even stole a kiss or two!

Strawberry Days

We had a really great Saturday!! Being Father's Day weekend, Ward
and a good friend went golfing together while the girls and I worked in the
flower beds and got ready for the day, then Ward come home and off we went
to lunch then to Strawberry Days. It was a perfect day to walk
round and check everything out. I am so glad my little family
enjoys this day as much as I do. We were able to look at all the booths
from jewelry, food, natural healing, clothes, pottery, garden ideas,
home decor and music. One things for sure it takes all kinds
to make Strawberry Days fun!!

On the main stage at different times of the day they would have different kinds of
entertainment. We were able to watch this lion dance with amazing music that told
a story about the taming of these lions.

And you can't forget the funnel cakes!!
Our beautiful girls, they are wearing the
necklaces they bought from a native
American jewelry maker.
Don't forget the petting zoo, there were so many
animal in there this year, they forgot to leave
room for all the kids who would want to enter!!
This baby goat was on top of the food pile when we
got there and he hadn't moved when we left!!
These goat were standing on a turtle to reach the food.
This lama made us laugh, look how skinny his neck is???

We had a great afternoon, and the day wasn't over yet!!

Flower Beds

I love cool Saturday mornings! After a good walk
I usually end up in the flower beds. There is something
about working with these tiny flowers that is very
relaxing and satisfying. These last 2 years it
seems Jolene and has the need to be with the
flowers as well.
She woke up and came outside not very happy
I had started without her!!
Can you see the bee, they were busy working as well.
We were both very excited to see the lilies had
come up since last week!!
Like mother like daughter
Thanks Raychel for capturing our moment in
the garden.

Friday, June 19, 2009

More Golf

The Recreation Center here in town
offered 5 different session of the youth
golf clinic, we signed up for 2 of them,
after all they are the same, just different
at times of the summer. Plus she will do the
summer youth golf leagues as well.
Raychel really enjoys golf and is anxious to
"be better" she just need to practice
patience with herself and this sport will
come to her. She is to determined for it not to!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program
We have missed a couple of weeks due to
my parents here and other activities, but
we are back on schedule!!
This week the Denver Zoo came to town with
something to share.

After the little program they allowed the kids
to pet the turtle before leaving. Raychel was in
heaven, if she had her way, she would have walked
out the door with him!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Cheerleading as officially started!!
Go... Fight...Win...

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ward's Birthday Weekend

In the years past Ward's birthday has fallen on
Father's Day so we have teased Ward doesn't
get a birth-day he get a weekend!! Well,
this year he gets to be celebrated on two separate
weekends. The Friday before his birthday he went
golfing with a friend and then on Saturday another
friend took him golfing as well. Then we went out
of town for dinner and a movie as a family.
We (he) had a really nice pre-birthday celebration.
So on his birthday, which was Monday the girls waited
"patiently" for him to get home from work to give him
their presents.
Raychel's gift was pretty small so she wrapped it
in 5 different boxes each one a little bigger then the one
before it!!
Until this was found, a "green head"
Ward's favorite duck to hunt!!

Jolene kept her gifts on the golf side,
gloves and a golf range finder up to 200 yds.

The girls couldn't have been more happier with
celebrating their dad's birthday.
After the gifts the BBQ was ready and it was
time to eat!!

To the man I love,

Happy Birthday!!