Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I remember when I was a kid (I like to think that was not too long ago), we use to count down the days until my dad would get the irrigation in the summer. We would play out on the back lawn with what we called a skim board (a homemade board that you would run with and drop into the water, jump on, and hopefully skim across the top of the water or head plant it!!). We would also just run through the water, play in the ditches, make mud pies, have mud fights, you name it. My kids experienced this first hand, on Father's Day. My dad had the irrigation water...Riley was the first to jump in...fully clothed. Kaycie then decided to take all of her clothes off, but her underwear and jump in. It was then Jake's turn. He was nervous, what if someone saw him. We kept explaining that no one would know he was in his boxers....and hello Kaycie was in her underwear. He finally did it!! Both Jake & Kaycie covered themselves in mud, so no one would know they were in their underwear and if you know Kaycie this won't surprise you...she made herself a mud bra. I don't think I had laughed that hard in a long time, and my parents, and grandmas were laughing hysterically as well!! The kids had a blast...and I have to admit, I was kind of jealous, I miss being a kid!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Okay so I know little Riley's hair was too long, but I felt like if I cut it he would not be the same little Riley with the cute long blonde hair!! But, I was getting tired of people calling him a girl...or the latest was a relative saying..."I thought your youngest was a boy?" But I have to admit, it turned out so cute!! And it turns out if you cut their hair they are the same child...who would have thunk it!!! I have had several people thrown off by his new look. They really didn't know who the little boy was that I was holding or walking with! After he got his haircut, he kept pulling on his hair. I don't know if it was a sign that he didn't like it short or that he was really confused!! I do, however, love it!! I am so glad we cut it!! Everytime I look at him now, it reminds me of Jake when he was his age.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Kaycie recently was baptized and became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was so excited!! Her dad baptized and confirmed her. Her grandpa Eddie was one of the witnesses and her uncle Mark was the other. Almost all of her cousins were there. After her baptism, she invited everyone to breakfast. We then went to dinner and the Art City Days fireworks with John and Amy and their family. She had a really fun day.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


So just an update....for those of you who didn't know...I applied for a new job at the State. And was offered the job today. As of Monday, I will be working as a Contract Grant Analyst. I am so excited. For one, I will be still working in Provo with my good friend Heather and stay on a GREAT team, but for two, I get a raise!!! Yeah!!! It will basically pay for the gas to get to and from work, but hey it's a raise!! I am crossing my fingers that the gas price drops back down to $2/gallon...a girl can dream...but can you imagine the raise I'll get then!! Just so you know...I can't seem to wipe the grin off my face's been an uphill road at work and I am just glad I finally hit a good spot, because it has been quite bumpy!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


I know you are all curious how Kaycie's (KeeKee's) dog is doing. Well she has become quite the spoiled member of the family. We have really grown to love this sweet little girl. She is so much fun!! We are crate training her...which is new to me, but apparently the best way to keep your puppy from messing up your house!! It is working like a charm....she is so good to sleep all night long in her crate...hence the picture above...and remember how Coco sleeps on her back...weird!! Kaycie wishes she could sleep with her, but we've tried that once and poor Coco ended up between the bed and the wall...oh yes, I about had a heart attackwhen I couldn't find her!! So that was the end of her sleeping with Kaycie!!