~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, April 27, 2015

~Yampa Valley Tournament

Another varsity golf tournament this morning. She was at the school ready to go by 6:30am!!  What an early morning which will make a long day! It has rained and been so cold, hopefully it warm up while she's playing.  She was so nervous and excited just like every other tournament.  We are so proud of her. She has worked hard and made some great improvements in her game this year.  

Friday, April 24, 2015

~River Valley Ranch Tournament

This morning when she left it was looking like a pretty good day.  While they were warming up she said it was HOT,  was was in short sleeves and shorts.  By the time they headed out to tee off the weather changed; wind, rain, hail, snow, sleet, and even a little lightening, luckily it quit before they could call the game.  She was so cold in shorts, her coach caught up to her and asked her where her sweats were, she had left them in the bus since it was so warm when they started. Her coach is so nice he went to the bus and got them and brought them back to her.  She was so grateful, she said it was helpful but she was already so cold.  She couldn't wait to get home and take a very warm shower!

~Vernal Temple

What a perfect day!  It started out pretty rough at 3am waking up with a migraine. They seem to be coming more often again and lasting too long.  I finally got up at 5 to get Ward off to work, Raychel to the school to head out on another golf tournament then head to the church to meet up with the youth to go to Vernal Utah to attend the temple.  We ended up only taking one other girl, Jolene's friend Delany and another leader.  The girls had so much fun just the two of them and I enjoyed my visit with the other leader.  I have always admired her and her testimony, it was fun getting to know her better.  This was going to be Jolene's first time doing baptisms.  My dad sent family names for the girls to do, she was pretty nervous and excited!! We asked one of Jolene's friends to do the names Raychel was suppose to do, but she couldn't, do to the golf tournament.  She knew I was in pain and said we could cancel and go another time.  She is so sweet and willing to give me an out.  There was no way I was canceling this special day for us.  We had beautiful weather on the drive up and a little rain on the drive home, we even had a rather large sheep crossing we had to stop for.  Once we got in the temple and I saw my sweet daughter dressed in white ready to be baptized for her ancestors I knew I had made the right choice in making the trip, we were where we needed to be.  

Thursday, April 23, 2015

~Best Friends

Drake had a rough day and needed to go to the vet today for a some testing.  The last time I took a dog to the vet was when Cami died, it was a rough day for us both.  I was able to pick him up just before I picked up the girls so Drake got to go for a drive.  He was pretty sedated so he slept most the time.  Jolene and Drake have a special connection, so she was pretty upset and worried about him.  They spent most of the late afternoon on the patio together.  I think it helped both of them get over the day better.  

Saturday, April 18, 2015

~Spring Snow

What a great Spring snow, it snowed all day.  Ward and I went for a drive and I got some really great pictures.  It was a really nice family day.  Snow the end of the April isn't always fun but it makes us slow down and enjoy each other as we enjoy the day.  I'm grateful for this great snow fall which will help with how dry our winter was, I'm grateful it happened today, Saturday, so we could all be home together.  

Friday, April 17, 2015

~Band Competition

Jolene and I followed the bus for their out of town band competitions.  Our school did really well!  I love how talented all these youth are.  I'm glad Raychel has a love for music and continues to learn and play beautiful songs as she continues developing her talent for music.  Afterwards Raychel and two of her friends came with me to the mall to get material to fix their prom dresses.  It was a cold, windy, raining, snowy day and it only continued throughout the whole day.  

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

~Rifle Creek Tournament

A  great day for a golf tournament!  The weather was perfect unlike the weather last year with snow, rain and wind!! She was so excited to golf at home, I am even excited because I get to go watch!!  I love to see how much she is enjoying golfing!  After she get home from her tournaments it's all she talks about.  Her and Ward share stories about the different holes and he is a great teacher and coach helping her along the way.  It's great for them to have this together! 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

~Mormon Prom

We had several of Raychel's friends over to get ready for Mormon Prom, they had so much fun getting ready together.  We had lots of food and snacks for the girls to eat as they got ready.  It was fun watching them help each other with their make up, hair, jewelry and complimenting each other on their dresses and then we got some great pictures.  We added Austin to the photos when he came to pick up his sister.  Then we all loaded up with Ward and Jolene and drove to the dance.  We dropped the girls off at the dance and then we went and got a late dinner.  After dinner we went and hung out at the dance for the last hour watching them.  They all seemed to have a really good time.  After the dance we all went out for ice cream with a few more friends, we got home really late, but it was worth it!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

~Straight A's

Another quarter down, one more to go!  She got straight A's again!!  She has been on the Principal's honor roll for strength A's every quarter since she started middle school.  We are so proud of our girls, they both work hard in school and get good grades.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

~Readlands Tounrament

Second tournament this week!! She did great yesterday. Got home late, hungry and tired but woke up early today ready to go by 7. I loved our drive to the bus this morning, we prayed together and laughing and talking about anything.   She was so exited to play!! I love spending this time with her in the mornings.  She is the best morning person!! 

Monday, April 6, 2015

~Tiara Rado Tournament

She did it!!  Last year there were only 5 girls on the team so the whole team got to go to every tournament.  This year there are 10 girls on the team.  Each week they have their own tournaments, then the top 5 get to play varsity.  She made it!!!  She is so excited!!  We are so proud of her.  She is really enjoying this year.  She is using all she learned last year and all she is learning this year and improving everyday.  We are looking so forward so see where she ends the season!!  

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Grandma Pearl turns 90

What a fast weekend.  We left early Saturday morning to arrive in time to change clothes and go straight to the church to help celebrate Grandma Pearl's 90th birthday.  It was really nice to see everyone.  My parents drove down from Washington to be there for the celebration as well.  We visited and  caught up at the church for several hours then went to dinner with my parents. After dinner we headed to the hotel pool with my dad and they all played Marco Polo.  They girls had a great time with my dad.  They were very tired by the time they got into bed.  Sunday we woke up early and headed home, there was suppose to be a snow storm on the way home, but luckily we didn't get any snow on the drive.  It may have been a really fast weekend, but it was packed with memories and lots of fun.  

 Uncle Don, Aunt Debbie, Grandma Pearl, my Dad, and
Uncle Stan
 Grandma Pearl's children and their spouses
My little family with my parents
The girls in the pool with my dad and Ward

Sunday, January 18, 2015


"Love should be the very heart of family life".  President Thomas S. Monson
Today was a beautiful Sunday, we were able to all be at church together as an eternal family.  I love being at church with my family. Being able to look down the row and see our children singing, taking the sacrament, listening to the speakers and gaining their own testimonies.  I am complete because of  the three of them.