~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

Sunday, March 31, 2013


Happy Easter!! 
From dying Easter eggs, the bunny cake,
 to the newSpring dresses it was a great day.
The girls loved dying the eggs but took
 over this year with the cake.  It turned out great. 
The girls did well picking out their new dresses. 
They both looked beautiful this morning as we
 headed out tochurch. 
The real reason for the day is our Savior. 

“Our Savior lived again. The most glorious, comforting,
 and reassuring of all events of human history had taken
place—the victory over death. The pain and agony of
Gethsemane and Calvary had been wiped away. The
salvation of mankind had been secured. The Fall of
Adam had been reclaimed. The empty tomb that first
Easter morning was the answer to Job’s question,
‘If a man die, shall he live again?’ To all within the
 sound of my voice, I declare, If a man die, he shall l
ive again. We know, for we have the light of revealed truth.” 
Thomas S. Monson


Friday, March 29, 2013

What a great hike!  This hike was about 1.5 miles.  We headed out with the
Manera's for the adventure.  The girls all loved it.  It really pushed Raychel
since  her knee surgery she hasn't been able to do much.  The weather was perfect,
it even rained on us some at the top.  The view was beautiful.  It is amazing to think
the wind, water and erosion has caused this natural arch.

Monday, March 25, 2013


So lazy!  The hard life of a cat.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Beauty is all around us if we just take the time
to look,
and take it all in.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

~Spring Break

Spring Break fun!! 
We headed out of town for the weekend to regroup and
have fun! We love our time together where the world can't
interrupt us.  The girls are so much fun to be around.  They
have a way of making us all just laugh out loud. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

~Little Friends

We were able to spend the day with these cuties!  They had so much
fun together.  They may have moved away but we are blessed to still have
them close enough to visit and spend time together. 

Friday, March 15, 2013


These three took full advantage of the sunshine and had
to put on the shades.  

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Who knew wrestling on a trampoline could be so much fun?
These three sure did. 
They laughed so hard and had so much fun. 
 It was fun watching them play and wrestle together.  I love these
early warm Spring days that are just warm enough to bring
everyone outside to enjoy it.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


This young lady is growing up right before my eyes.  Everyday I am more and
more impressed with all she does.  She is standing up for what she knows to
be true even when she knows she will stand alone.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

~Outdoor Fun

Today was a nice cool day with a little overcast.
Jolene had so much fun with Drake on a
lease walking him around the yard.  He did
much better in the backyard then he
does on a real walk. 
Before she came in she made the
cutest little sidewalk chalk drawing of herself
with Drake.  I sure hope this
dog knows how loved he is. 

Monday, March 11, 2013


Ella loved napping in the
bean bag chair today.
It was so funny watching
her try to walk on it without
sinking into the middle.

Saturday, March 9, 2013


We finally got blinds up on the
little windows in the
Front Room. 
They loook so nice.

Friday, March 8, 2013

~Care Bears

We got these pillow cut outs from Great Grandma Pearl
a few years ago. On our Friday off the girls wanted to
sew them.  They were pretty hard because of  the
round edges.  Who knew suffing pillows could be
so much fun.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

~Jump For Your Heart

The school had a jump rope-a-thon for the older kids.
She earned the most money out of everyone,
she was honored in front of the school, got a certificate,
and lots of prizes and a T-shirt.  She was so
excited and proud of what she
was able to do to help others.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


While I was fixing Raychel lunch,
Ella thought wanted it for herself.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

~Winter Garden

I am so ready for Spring.  I am
tired of looking at the garden with
no color.  Jolene and I can't wait
to get in dirt, plant flowers and enjoy

Monday, March 4, 2013


                                                      Another night where Raychel wanted
                                                                   her picture taken. 
                                                          She looks so pretty in green.

~After The Rain

The view of the mountains out my bedroom
window this morning
after a night of rain. 

Friday, March 1, 2013


Tonight we went to the
Glenwood Spings High
School production of Grease. 
It was a great show with our
Nephew Collin Page as Danny
and Emily Page as an extra.
They all did a great job.  After the play
we went with Sterling, Emily and Collin
to Dairy Queen for ice cream. 

~Lazy Days

Jolene found the best way to spend the morning,
eating cookies, watching a movie with a
sleeping cat in your arms.