Thursday, October 28, 2010


Football is the game @ our house
right now...soon it will be basketball.

This year was Josh's first year playing tackle.
I was worried at first...But boy has be proved this mamma wrong!

He play offensive tackle and did a superb job!
He has worked incredibly hard this year
and loved and earned every bump,bruise and or scar.

His last game was amazing to watch
Makes waiting for next season seem sooo far away.
Good thing Basketball starts next week to keep me busy :-)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Nothing says love better
Mimi and Grandpy were missed
from the moment they walked out our front door.
Thanks for the fun visit!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


This week I was lucky enough to join Haley on her
Preschool field trip to HeeHaws
(a local farm/pumpkin patch)She had a great time picking her own pumpkin
right from the vine
sliding down their homemade slides

swinging on the swings

and best of all getting the two of us lost
in the corn maze!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Welcome Chloe!

Joy's sister, Karen, had her third baby last week -- a girl. She is beautiful.  When I hold newborns like her, I often wish that we were not limited to the number of children we are able to have in this life.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Lake Powell

Ben and I have been off on our own little world for the last week@ Lake Powell
We have slept (kind of) if you count sleeping on the floor sleep after 30
We have swam
We have played games
We have layed in the sun
We have read books
We visited Indian ruins
We have laughed
We have cliff jumped
We have watched friends fish
We have eat'n WELL
We have surfed
We have watched movies
We have hiked Whole in the Rock
We visited Rainbow bridge
Ben has worked on his book
But best of all we have been together and with great friends.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Now Hiring: Managing Editor and Technology/Marketing Manager

I am starting a new job as the Global Communications Manager for the LDS Church. I am hiring two other talented individuals to work on my team. Please pass the word on if you know of any good candidates.


The "Managing Editor" and "Technology and Marketing Manager" positions are now officially posted and will be open until September 18th. If you know of any good candidates for the position, please encourage them to apply. Both of these positions will be a part of our new Global Communications Team.

Go to: and type in a key word from either of the two job titles. As these two positions are for the LDS Church, you must be a member in good standing to apply. Pass the word on.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Scout Camp

Mitch is off to his first year of Scout Camp. The poor kid was lucky to even get packed with all the craziness going on at the homestead. Only three more days until he gets back. We miss him. 

Friday, April 16, 2010


Do you think he feels loved?  You be the judge.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

9 yrs!

This last week
Josh turned 9 yrs. old
Happy Birthday He was kind enough to share his
Hawaiian pizza
And Grandma Tenney made
Him a Boston Red Sox
Thanks Grandma!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Clean Up

So with the beautiful
weather we had last week...(which had now turned ugly again)
we went to work on the yard and house.
We borrowed cousin Roger for some help too.Roger and Ben fixed the leak around our skylight
And trimmed the trees around the house
Ethan helped by getting ready for the bon fire

Boys and Fire makes for a great day of hard work!!
Thanks for helping Roger.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How did you spend your Saturday?

With only 8 more weeks of school
the projects are piling up!
So much so we enlisted my sister
for her creativity and her cricket machine.Nothing like 8 hours of homework
but we now have posters, and costumes
for Abigail Adams and Abraham Lincoln
We also have a "simple" machine
that is not quite so simple.
Ben and Josh spent Saturday
building a catipult.

Beware it launches marbles across the room
I think I will be sending marshmellows to school to launch instead.
Need to take final pictures when displayed at the school next week.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Birthday Loot!

The morning with balloons
and a big pink ballA princess cake for a princess

She walked away with a jumprope
bubbles, a rock, sidewalk chalk, and new sand toys
and let's not forget the treats for Aunt Tina

But the Biggest and most Beloved was a surprise in the mail
a Beautiful sweater made by Mimi!
Thank you Mimi ;-)

All in all a very good Day!

Monday, March 22, 2010


It's offical she is "3"
I thought I would share a few pictures
of our little princess

We love you Haley!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

They are free at last!!

Today was sooo beautiful

my feet were sandaled

for the first time this year!
Oh life is good :-)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Woman I Love

She's the woman we all love.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Question: Why is it SNOWING at my house in March
after a week of 50 degree sunny blue sky days?
Answer: Because I live in Utah!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

When Spring and Summer are around the Corner?

I know that I post a lot about Haley
Mainly because we spend all day every day together.
As of late she is learning the ropes of shopping
as we are preparing to outfit
the herd for Sunshine.
Her new question to me is
Are we going to Ross?
And once there..."Oh let's look at shoes"
Is three to young?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

On the Menu

So when the weather gets us (I should say me here) down
at this house we don't ask
"What's for dinner?"
We ask what's for dessert!
Nothing like a truffle to make everything better ;-)

Friday, February 5, 2010


School's out...For the day!We couldn't be happier :-)