Thursday, December 8, 2011

Peter Pan

Many times as a mother I am amazed at the skill, talent and bravery that my children exhibit- all on their own. This is one of those times! Last night Nicholas performed in "Peter Pan" and he was Terrific!! The whole play was magical and SO well done. I actually got teary watching these incredibly talented 3rd to 6th graders truly giving their all. A beautiful experience.



Clark turned Sixteen

Clark can date...weird!! He can't wait to get his driver's license; he is almost done with Driver's Ed, and should be able to get his license in less than two weeks. Clark was also ordained a Priest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am so grateful for the man he has become!




LOVE San Diego!

San Diego was wonderful! We celebrated my mom's 70th Birthday, my parent's 40th Anniversary, and Thanksgiving! We also had a blast on my brother's 60' yacht! The weather was so warm and beautiful, and it was so fun to be with family. We were sad to leave.









Friday, September 30, 2011

Oh autumn, how I have missed you

One of the many wonderful perks of living in Utah again is to experience the Fall. I had all but forgotten how magnificent the changing seasons really are! Fall has always been my most favorite time of year. When we lived in Arizona I always longed for REAL autumn leaves every Fall, and many times my heart would ache for canyon drives to witness the beautiful Autumn colors.

For the last month we have loved getting cozy by the fire pit, drinking hot apple cider or roasting s'mores. We have loved having the kids play night games with huge groups of friends. We have loved watching Nicholas' football games in the early evening and feeling the cool canyon breeze. We have loved driving up the canyon on Sunday afternoons to soak in all the fall colors. Wow, it's good to be back.








Friday, September 23, 2011

September Birthdays

Nicholas (11 years old) and Nate (5 years old) had birthdays this month!
We were lucky to spend both birthdays with Grandparents and Uncle Peter.

Nicholas received his Arrow of Light award and is now a Boy Scout! He is also on a flag football team, and he is in the school musical Peter Pan as part of the Pirate Crew.

Nate started pre-school this month and LOVES it!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Day of School

Clark is a Sophomore, Lauren is a Freshman, Nicholas is in 5th grade and Jack is in 1st grade. I love that they all are happy with their teachers, and have friends! It makes it easier to have them gone all day knowing that they are happy.




Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pioneer Trek

This morning when I dropped Clark and Lauren off for Pioneer Trek, my heart was full. Ever since we moved to Salt Lake City, I have had numerous occasions where I've felt such reverence for this sacred ground. Our pioneer ancestors had a true desire for Zion and their testimonies burned with knowledge of this true Gospel, and their desire to live it. We had the opportunity to watch 17 Miracles before they left for Trek (sidenote: Dave's Aunt, MaryJane played Mrs. Loader in this movie!) and it was amazing! I think it was a perfect way for them to start their Trek.




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Married to my best friend Dave, and mom to six wonderful children: Clark, Lauren, Nicholas, Jack, Nate and Ava.