Monday, June 27, 2011

what do we do on sunday nights?

...we spend it together. Is there anything better?

(Steve likes to put the tent up in the backyard and all of the boys sleep outside while me and the girls stay in my bedroom and watch Twilight movies.)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I dare ya to try and top this day!!!

In Order...

Sleeping in (but still SERIOUSLY missing my older teenagers...)

Applebees for lunch with Summer and her cute kids

KOPFC pool

Nap (for Taylor)

Only 2 piano lessons (for me)

Brick Oven for dinner

Kid History Episode 5 premiere in Provo

Jimmer getting drafted (actually, any thing Jimmer at any time of any day tops my list!!!)
Lovin life today!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

all of the dads in my life...

On this Fathers Day, I'd like to pay a tribute to the fathers in my life.

First, my dad. He is amazing...always ready to lend a hand, whether it's picking my weeds or picking up me and Steve right in the middle of his Bishopric meeting (for the umpteenth time...sorry, dad!) I know without a shadow of doubt that my dad is there for me. I love him so much and am so incredibly grateful for him!!!

Steve's dad gave me my first job at BYU, which in turn led me to Steve...apparently, the rest is history. I am thankful for the type of father he has been to Steve and that the things he taught Steve as a boy are helping us raise our own children.

And last, but most certainly first in my book, is my sweet husband Steve. He is everything I could have asked for in a husband. He is such a hard worker and still has time for his family. He is always looking for ways to make my life easier...who wouldn't want that in their ideal mate? He sets a great example for my kids to follow and hopefully my boys are learning how to treat their future wives by seeing how their dad treats me. Love you, Steve!!!

I would most definitely consider myself a blessed, blessed girl. Wouldn't you?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Orem Summerfest 2011

What a fantastic weekend!!! After Alex's birthday fun at Boondocks, we had to drop him off at work (the only BAD thing about the weekend....) and then we headed to Orem for the festivities. Saturday morning was the Orem Firefighters 5k that Annie and I ran in. She placed 3rd in her division which was a nice surprise for her! We both had personal record times so that was good too! Later that afternoon there was a carnival with lots of emergency vehicles (TAYLOR!!!) and lots of booths for shopping--including getting our glitter toes done (ME AND THE GIRLS!!!) and even a few rides (STEVE AND ZACH!!!) We had dinner with the Larsen families that came down that night for the parade. It was a pretty "small-town" parade, but still a lot of fun.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Boondocks Fun!

Boondocks gives a free all day unlimited pass if it's your birthday, plus arcade tokens for each "A" on your report card, so of course that's where we chose to go for Alex's birthday on the 10th. We got there right when it opened and practically had the place to ourselves! It was fun watching the kids do the slick track, laser tag and play TONS of video games. The all you can eat pizza buffet on our way home was just the icing on the cake!

Friday, June 10, 2011

17 years old...are ya kidding me?

Happy Birthday to my favorite 17 year old in the whole world!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Today I am thankful that my fantastic...

was able to fix my broken...

AND that it didn't cost a ton of...
I'm thankful that Steve has a job with such great insurance benefits, that I have a friend who helped me get in so early to the dentist (thanks Suzie!), that my family let me sleep off the weird reaction I had to the anesthesia and that I feel great today. All of this thankfulness....and it's not even Thanksgiving!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

BYU Legacy Museum

Last Wednesday me, Taylor and Alex got to go down to Provo and have lunch with my dad and his brothers and sister. We went to the Brick Oven (yum!!!) and then my Uncle Mel asked if we'd like a tour of the BYU Legacy Museum. My Uncle Mel coached with LaVell Edwards for over 20 years and because he still teaches there, he was able to take us "backstage" to where the players practice, have meetings and we even saw a couple of assistant coaches. IT. WAS. AWESOME! I loved every minute of being immersed in BYU memorabilia. Thanks Uncle Mel for an unforgettable afternoon!!!