~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

Friday, May 17, 2013

~Field Trip

What a really great day.  Friday, no school but the
4th graders had a field trip to the Aquarium in Denver.
Jolene loaded on the bus with all the rest of her friends, I got to
ride with Raychel and off we went for an adventure.
There was so much to see!  We have never been to
the aquarium so we were pretty excited.  We saw
all kinds of fish, an octopus, coral, pet the sting ray,
saw birds, and even a tiger.  Not to mention the drive
over was also very beautiful.  Raychel took lots of
 pictures as we headed over the pass, we both couldn't
 believe how much snow was still at the top of the pass.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

~Mother's Day

What a great Mother's Day weekend. 
I love to be out in the garden, so everyone bought me
more flowers to add to my flower garden.  I love all
the new plants, colors and the smells!  Then of course we
worked in the veggie garden.
Sunday morning the girls gave me their more
personal gifts.  Both of them gave me cards that
made me cry, they have a way with words.  Jolene
gave me a jar with all the ingredients to make
homemade soup. 
I love being a mother.  I am so grateful for these
two precious young ladies I get to teach and learn from.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

~Garden Day

It's hard not to get excited about the garden.  We decided to make
it bigger!!  There is something about good, warm, weather
that makes me anxious to get out in the dirt, to get the ground
ready for all our veggies we are going to plant! 
 It was a great day.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

~Sprained Ankle

I got a phone call from Jolene after she
got back in to school from recess that she
sprained her ankle.  She was not very happy,
she was trying to be so brave even though she was in
so much pain.  Once I got her home we propped
it up, got out the ice and stuck in a movie.
We had to make a bad memory a better
memory.  Now to keep this active one
down long enough to heal.

Monday, May 6, 2013


B.O.B is a reading group with the third and fourth
graders.  They have 10 books to read as a team since January,
they are paired against other teams to answer
questions about the books, {best out of 5}
 the team who answers to most
questions correct wins.
Jolene's team came in 4th.  She
had so much fun being part of
the activity. 


Raychel took her own picture tonight. 
She makes me laugh out loud!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

~Sunday Photo

It's not very often this little beauty
asks me to take her photo, so after
church when she asked I couldn't
take it fast enough. 
She looked to beautiful
today, she is so sweet,
 I love her up to
the moon and back.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

~Day in the Sun

Raychel had a track meet today so
we were able to spend most of the
day with Jolene. We went to the pond
with Drake, headed to lunch at one
of her favorite places, then she went
golfing with Ward and some friends
while I waited to pick Raychel up.
It was one of those Saturdays where
no chores got done, but some
great one on one time with the
girls.  It was a beautiful day. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

~Cat Walk

It has been a beautiful day.  We took Raychel
to track practice and Jolene wanted to
take the dog on a walk when she quickly
remembered that last time we tired that
he was to much for us to control.  So
she tired the jump rope around
Ella, and took her for a walk
around the yard.  They both were
in heaven.
Simple Joy

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

~May Day

Happy May Day!
The flowers are starting to
grow in the garden. It is a wonderful sight
after our long winter.  After I got home
from getting the girls today from their
many activities there were flowers in
a little basket on the front door handle for
May Day, it is nice to be thought of in such
a thoughtful way.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

~Blue Skies

The sky was a busy place today. 
It reminded me of my life right now.
 With the end of the school year
right around the corner there is
so much going on and still going
to happen with concerts, field trips
sign ups, conferences, projects that if
I don't plan carefully I am going to run
into get confused and end up on the
wrong path.  I am excited for this
school year to come to a close,
I am excited to have our girls home
for Summer!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

~Temple Square

Being just a few blocks from
Temple Square we had to make a stop.
The grounds are so beautiful!
The flowers are in full bloom.
Seeing all the flowers Jolene and
I can't wait to get home, have nice
weather and get our flower garden in shape.
There is always such a beautiful spirit around
the Temple.  It was nice to walk around,
visit, answer the girls questions and
just be together.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

~Draper Temple

What a wonderful day.  We were
able to go to Utah this weekend to
be with our Nephew as he
went through the temple before
he heads out on his mission to
Argentina Mendoza Mission.
We left the girls in the van watching
movies right in front where they could
also watch all the brides come out.
They loved it!  There was so many
flowers in bloom and so many colors.
It has been hard at times like this
to be so far away from family. 
I felt so honored, grateful and happy
to be able to be with Dennis on his
spiritually, special day.
I have some amazing nephews. 
They are all become great men.