Friday, July 18, 2008

Bon Voyage!

Summer has blown by...and we have been looking forward to our European vacation for a year now...Alan's mom and dad, three cousins, a sister-in-law, my mom and the three boys are off on Tuesday for a 10 day European adventure! My mom is flying in to SLC tomorrow and we leave for Munich, Germany on Tuesday, July 22nd. We'll be in Germany for two days, then off to Paris, France for two days, Amsterdam, Netherlands for two days and then London, England for four days. It is going to be so exciting...I've never been ANYWHERE and needless to say, this will be a once in a lifetime experience for me and the boys! I will update my blog with all the cool pictures when I get back...til then, Au revoir! (I would say good bye in German but I don't know how to spell it and I have no idea how to say anything in this is as "bi-lingual" as I much for four years of high school French!!) :0

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A few braggin' pics

Well, as a mother it is not only my God given right to brag about my kids, but also a perk to embarrass my kids whenever the chance presents itself. Since starting the blog, my oldest- Joshua has commented on my time spent on the computer (mainly b/c it cuts into HIS time on the computer- I know he is SO deprived b/c we only have ONE computer ;) So, he has said, "Mom, I don't want my face all over your blog...yadda yadda" Well, again as my God given right as his mother..I'm doing it anyway! Sorry Josh. He's so cute anyway...what does he care? Here he is smiling away receiving his Life scout award. I'm so proud! He's close to getting his Eagle...just need to find a project. He leaves for his Varsity High Adventure Camp on Sunday- a river adventure down the Salmon river (in Idaho). Love that Josh!
I was trying to find a picture of all the kids together....but I guess when you have six of them your lucky to get five of them in the same picture. This is when we went to Wheeler Farm with my brother David, his wife Kinsey and their son Drew. We had a lot of fun and I was able through my powers of persuasion get Jonah and Jeremy to come along with us even though they are BIG kids and its a LITTLE kid place. Mainly, I think they came b/c they didn't want to miss out on fun w/ their favorite Uncle and plus they got to miss school!

I know I already put some pictures of the girls on the blog, but for all my family and friends (OK maybe 1 friend ha ha) who might want to see how cute they are in their Easter its a great shot of our view off the back deck. What a lovely place we live! Just to update..we moved back to Utah in Sept. 2005 after a year in Colorado and 3 years in Texas (1 in Bryan and 2 in Victoria). We chose Eagle Mountain b/c Alan's brother lived out here and it was affordable. Well, Alan's brother moved and we are here...we love it. There are a million kids, our ward just split for the third time in 3 years and the views are breathtaking. is great.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Help me, I'm addicted!

Since starting the blog yesterday, I admit that I am addicted. If there is an AA type group out there for bloggers, I probably need to join, because since yesterday I think I've spent about 17 hours on the computer looking at backgrounds and trying to figure everything out. I just posted the pictures of the girls riding horses today and I am so proud of myself. So, thanks to my sister Wendy and couple of friends who just insisted I start blogging, thanks for the additional addiction and distraction in my life! No, just kidding. It's been a lot of fun!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Go easy on me, its my first time!

OK, so I decided to join the 21st century and get a blog! Actually, I'm really excited because I think this will be a lot of fun, and a great way to keep in touch with family and friends who live far away! Some day soon, I hope to add pictures and cool links, and all the stuff I've seen on other blogs...but like I said....go easy on me, I'm a first timer!