Friday, June 28, 2013


We had a fun season of baseball for Tanner.   This year he played on the Diamondbacks, and it was his first year of kid pitch.  He had a hard time adjusting to the hitting but was just getting the swing of things at the end of the season.  The team had a slow start but really turned it on in the tournament.  They made it to the championship game and it was such a good game.  Tanner had some amazing catches that kept them from scoring.  We had our ups and downs this season.  He had a fan club the last game, it was fun having family support him.  We loved watching him play, the kids liked the snack shack the best, but it was fun to watch the season progress.  We had some disagreements with the way the team was coached and probably went about it the wrong way but had so much fun watching Tanner progress.  We have a long way to go but I love baseball and love watching it.  Hope he continues to play in the years to come.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fathers Day

We had a great day celebrating our dad!  We sure love him he works so hard for our family, and loved that we got him to be around the whole week after the big day.

We started the day with omelets, sausage and lots of fruit.   He opened his gifts and got a sweet SF Giants hat, and a new camping chair with a shade so his head doesn't burn.  Then we headed to church and unfortunately the kids didn't want to make the day special and we were quite the circus in Sacrament meeting as usual.  Then we headed home and Jason got a nice nap.  I actually had to wake him up so we could head to dinner with my family.  We went to Andrea's and enjoyed a super yummy meal of steak, salmon, mahi mahi, green salad with Amy's homemade blue cheese dressing, potatoes, watermelon, and corn on the cob.  It was so good and I am so glad that I didn't have to cook a whole dinner myself.  We had so many choices for dessert too, strawberry shortcake, lemon torte, and skor cake.

I am so grateful to be surrounded by such great fathers.  I had the best most patient loving dad growing up.  He was and still is so supportive, and always is there when I need him.  Always has the best advice still have the letters he wrote to me growing up.  He can always make me feel better when I need it.  Love you dad glad we could spend the evening with you.

Jason is such a hard working, amazing, and great dad.  He teaches by example and makes time to spend with our kids.   Always finds ways to emphasize a gospel topic and makes it so interesting and gets the kids involved.  He is the fun dad and really is just a big kid.  We love it when dad is home, and we all smother him when he is around.  Love you babe!

 Just a couple pictures of these cute kiddos!  We really had a good night.  We missed our family that couldn't be there but look forward to getting together soon.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Kylie decided that she wanted to play softball this spring.  She loved it and had a great experience.  She loved to hit the ball and she hit well the entire season.  She caught on pretty quickly and had fun.  It was hot and sometimes taking all the kids to the games myself was stressful and I didn't get to watch as much as the games as I would have liked to, but I wouldn't have changed a minute of it.  Love these kids and so proud of all they accomplish and do!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Last day of school

We had a great year at school.  The kids lucked out and got fabulous teachers, made some great friends and did very well academically.  The last week of school is always hectic but we managed to get everything done went to their award presentations, dance festival, and they made it to an hour or so on the last day of school.  We then headed to Taylor's High School graduation.  It was a great day and I am grateful for my kids just wish they would stop getting so old so quickly!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Broken Bones

I thought we might have a nice quiet spring break this year (last year Tanner was miserable from an allergic reaction to his antibiotic) and we did for 1 day.  We had some friends over to play and the kids were so excited.  We took turns on the trampoline letting the little kids have a turn and the big kids have their turn.  It was all going great until I heard Cameron cry.   It wasn't the normal cry it was his really hurt cry.  He kept saying Kylie pushed me off.  I couldn't console him, I felt his arm and it didn't feel right.  But I wanted another opinion so I waited for Jason to get off the phone after he inspected Cam's arm we both decided we better take him to the doctor.  We went in and were told that we needed to go to the hospital to get an x-ray.  Cameron got a splint on his arm and off we went to American Fork Hospital and got x-ray's.  The technicians did a great job and were so good with Cameron.  They had to get creative to get the shots that were needed and then they showed Cameron his pictures.  I could see from the one picture that his arm was clearly broken.  We just had to wait for the official read from the radiologist.

Cameron did such a great job we stopped at Sonic and grabbed a slush and headed home.  We got the call and he officially broke his arm.   We got the cast on Friday April 5th.   He did so well with it for a while, and now likes to use it as his weapon.  We went to get it off May 3rd, but he wasn't moving it and cried when the Dr.  pushed on it, so it went back on for 2 more weeks.  It comes off tomorrow, no more weapon for Cameron!

I was April 11th and I was preparing  for our trip to Hawaii.  Enjoying shopping with a friend for the afternoon it was so nice no kids and shopping with a good friend and then my phone rang.  I don't usually answer numbers that I don't recognize but I did and it was Paige's teacher.  She told me that Paige had gotten hurt/fell off the slide before school had even started.  It took her a while to tell her teacher what was wrong, but wasn't moving her arm and it was swollen so I should come pick her up.  Being a little selfish I tried to get Jason to go get her but he wouldn't answer his phone, so I went and picked her up from school.  Being the good mom I am I looked at her arm at the spot that Cameron had hurt his arm and it wasn't swollen at all, so I told her she was fine gave her some Tylenol, and had her elevate her arm.  Stuck on a movie and went back shopping.  (Jason was home)  Well I finished shopping and picked up the other kids and headed home.  When I got back home I examined her arm more thoroughly and discovered that her wrist was really swollen.  She wasn't moving it and I thought maybe I will just watch it and if she is still not moving it tomorrow take her in.  We had to the nursery to look at plants for the yard, and then I headed to my monthly GNO, and enjoyed myself.  To my surprise when I got home Paige was in my bed.  She couldn't sleep and was in pain tossing and turning.  I felt terrible and really should have done more.  I took her in to the Dr office in the morning, and sure enough she had a buckle fracture of both bones.  We had to wait for the swelling to go down and she got her cast on the following Wednesday.  The thing that has been the hardest for her is missing gymnastics.  She just got her cast off yesterday the 15th and is in heaven!