~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

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


I don't know about your kids, but mine don't eat enough
fruit and veggies.  I worry about this and was wishing I could
sneak it in on them, then I found juice they love with
fruit and veggies!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

~Winter Views

 The world was so beautiful blanketed in new snow this morning.  

Monday, January 28, 2013


It has been awhile since we had a good snow storm, which came today!  It 
started snowing this morning before the sun came up and kept on snowing throughout the
day, even when the sun had gone down. The one bad thing with the snow is the shoveling, I love having 
a three car garage until the snow comes.  It was so pretty to watch the snow fall throughout 
the day and into the even.  I am just glad we are all home safe, sound and warm.  

Sunday, January 27, 2013

~Sunday Photo

Raychel wanted to make her favorite rainbow cake today for dessert after Family Home Evening.  She wanted to do it all by herself, so she did.  She is starting to get interested in baking and cooking.  She was so proud of her cake and it was really yummy!!  

 photo by Jolene

Friday, January 25, 2013


We love no school on Fridays.  Today we had friends over.  
The girls painted finger and toenails, made cookies, 
watched movies, played wii, and laughed a lot. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

~Feeling Blue

We have found some great hair color for the girls to play with that makes them happy.  I am happy with it because washes out!  The girls love it.  We have red, blue, pink and purple. Today was a blue day and a big hit with Jolene and several of her friends.  

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I wish I had remembered to take a before shot.  Trust me it was really bad gross!  It was embarrassing how messy the oven was.  I sprayed it then let it sit with the door closed until early evening.  It wiped clean so easily, I had to ask myself  "why did I take so long to clean the oven.?" 
 It looked to clean to use so we ate out.

Monday, January 21, 2013


Ella loves to be warm.  She is always on or just about under a blanket any time of day.  Tonight Raychel was   a little cool so she turned on the heating pad then placed blanket over herself.  Not to much time had past when Ella pawed her way under the blanket, and curled up under Raychel's legs and went to sleep.  It wasn't until Raychel started to get up for bed we found Ella.  She wasn't to happy to be exposed.  

Sunday, January 20, 2013

~Sunday Photo

After church today Ward and I went for a drive.  It was a beautiful day, the temperature was finally above freezing, a little.  We took the girls home and then went for a drive by the river.  We took a little walk to see the ducks and geese better.  It was so cool when the two geese took flight and joined up with two more.  What an amazing sight. Then down the road we came across a hear of Elk grazing in a field.  There were so many of  them. 

Friday, January 18, 2013


Jolene and I love new crayons and coloring books.  Today we were out shopping and saw a really cute new coloring book we couldn't leave behind which of course meant we needed new crayons to go along with it.  Once we got home Jolene got busy coloring for the afternoon. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

~Honor Roll

Even with a torn meniscus and all the pain it brought Raychel made the honor roll.  She missed more school then normal, but stayed caught up.  She worked hard, stayed after, got with her teachers, and did a lot of  homework every weekend.  She has set a goal to make the honor roll every quarter in middle school and so far she has.  We are so proud of her.  After the assembly she came over with her friends to show me all their awards.  They are all great friends. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Jolene has been having so much fun learning the guitar.  She was playing tonight when Raychel made the comment she could play those songs.  So together they played while Jolene sang to us.  It was so much fun to watch them play around and laugh at their mistakes.

~Nap Time

Jolene came home from school so tired she ended up taking a nap along with all her animals including Ella, who has yet to pass up a nap when a blanket is involved.  

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

~Hair Fun

The girls got a package of rainbow colored hair chalk for Christmas.  We used pink, blue, and green in Raychel's hair today.  She loved it!  It looked great with her blonde hair.  Her friends loved it along with Jolene.  She was so excited to go to school and show her friends.  The best part of the color it that is washes out.  

~Guitar Concert

Jolene has been great with her guitar lessons.  Her teacher gave her a few to work on along with singing them.  She was pretty nervous, but did great.  She put on a little concert for Raychel and I before she got to preform for her teacher.  She made up tickets, had us wait in line, put on a great concert, and even signed our tickets.  She is such a little performer even if she doesn't think so.