~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

Saturday, May 29, 2010

High School Graduation

Austin Neil Page
Our nephew, cousin graduated
from Glenwood Springs High School.
It was fun to be there among all the
and family.
It did make me sad to think I couldn't be in two
places at once, in Washington our nephew
Christopher Scott Christensen
was graduating from Richland High School.

Happy Birthday!!

We had a double birthday!
I know what your thinking, your girls
don't have the same birthday or birthday month. I know.
Jolene's is in December which makes for a very hard month to have
a birthday party. Last year I told her we would have an
un~birthday party in the summer for her, well, I forgot. So this year
I remembered!! We had a great double party at the pool
for her and Raychel. It was the first night it open
for the summer. What a way to celebrate not the only
the girls' birthdays but the start of summer.
We all gathered at the park by the pool and enjoyed
ice cream,
played games
and them went swimming until it closed. The girls
had so much fun. I was surprised nobody drowned with all the
laughing they shared.
It was a great night!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy 11th Birthday

Happy Birthday Raychel!!
It's hard to believe another year has come and gone.
I hope I am making the most of everyday because they
go so fast.
We had a great day. Raychel wanted to take a few of her
friends up to the park by the river, have a picnic lunch, watch
the sufers and spend the day outside.
Later when Ward go home we had a nice little family
party for her. She was so fun to watch, she maybe growing up
and thinking she already is,
but she will always be my baby!

Help we're in jail

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's over

The 2009-2010 school year has come to an end!
It has been a great year! It went so fast.
Our girls are another year older, another year wiser,
the have added to their friends list, they have add to
their knowledge and have become better people.
I am so grateful to their teachers and the lesson they
have taught either in their studies or in the stories they
have shared. I am so grateful to Raychel's teachers who
aren't only teachers, but parents, councilors, and friends to
a group of kids trying to be "adults".
Now it's time to enjoy summer, because it too
will be over way to fast!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Awards Assembly

The last awards assembly of the year.
It is hard to believe the school year is coming
to a close. It was an honor to hear Raychel's
name called for getting straight A's!! She worked so hard,
she really wanted all A's for the year but fell short
by a couple of point until now.
She worked hard and earned it!!
It such a wonderful feeling that overcomes me when
I hear my childs name being called for doing something
wonderful. I couldn't be happier with the person
she is becoming. Her first year of middle school has come
to an end. So excited to see what next year will bring.
But not until after we have a great summer!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

My Angel

Every night the girls fight over who Ella {the cat} will

sleep with. It really doesn't matter because she ALWAYS

sleeps with Raychel. It doesn't matter if we put a soft blanket on

Jolene's bed, if we pet her and calm her down, she still leaves and goes

to Raychel's bed. I don't understand that cat, Raychel sleeps like a

tornado and Jolene sleeps very calm.

Well, on this particular night I came up to check on the girls and

noticed Ella was not on Raychel's bed, when I went into Jolene's

room to check on her I notice this little light coming from under the

covers. Jolene had fallen asleep with Ella under her covers and the flash

light shining on her so she wouldn't be scared of the dark.

I couldn't help but laugh, the things she will do to have

Ella sleep with her.

The End Of Soccer

Tonight soccer came to an end.
It was a great game, they played one of the teams
we had heard was a hard team to beat, well,
we won!!!!
Our kids couldn't have been more excited!! After the game
our coach had a little pizza party for the team at the park, along
with treat, drinks and of course the medals!
I think once that medal was placed around Jolene's neck
she was hooked, she was playing again so she could get another medal.
It was a great little season, through all the weather changes that
we experience here in the Colorado mountains to the
changes that took place in Jolene,
the season was a hit!

First Grade Field Trip

It's official, the end of the year field trip to the park. It
is hard to believe this year is coming to an end. I am ready
for summer, I am ready to have my girls home full time,
but I am not ready for them to be another year older, another
grade ahead. Time goes so fast through the eyes of my children.
I just hope I never forget these years, these play days, these
wonderful memories we have created. The four 1st grade classes
rode the buses to the park just outside of town for the whole day.
They snacked, played, at lunch and played again.
They played
read books,
played relay games,
sat and visited with each other
and even tried to play volleyball.
It was perfect weather for a perfect day at the park.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Photo

I was sitting in church thinking about all that is important to me,
the things I treasure most, I looked at my little family I have been so
blessed to have and thought this is my greatest treasure. Friends
will come and go, if they come at all, but my family is forever! What more
could I ask for then this? After church the weather was beautiful,
the garden was full of flowers and the girls looked beautiful
how could I not get my Sunday Photo in my favorite spot
with my favorite girls!
Just a side note Jolene made her skirt she is wearing
and Raychel is sporting her first real hair cut she got it cut
above her shoulders instead of the normal "little trim."

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bike Rodeo

Off we went to the bike rodeo, it was as pretty cool day, but it
was nice to get out as a family. We walked around for a little while
then went and had a picnic lunch at the park and played until
the rain forced us to pick another activity!