Sunday, December 7, 2008

Las Vegas Marathon!!!

I have to give it up to my husband, Paul, for his magnificant effort in running his first marathon. He completed it! It was amazing to watch 25,000 people running on the Las Vegas strip at 6 AM and the 20 minutes of fireworks that exploded behind them. I was able to see Paul four times during the marathon. He did a great job and is actually even considering running another one. Way to go Honey!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tooth Fairy's First Visit

Mitchell lost his first tooth this week, at age five. Paul helped him pull it while I was at work. Paul told Mitchell that the Tooth Fairy had to be notified by Mom before she would come. So the Tooth Fairy got a phone call the very next day, when Mom was home, and Mitchell put his tooth under his pillow that night with extreme excitement. He had a very hard time going to sleep. I went to check on him 2 hours after he had gone to bed and he was still wide awake, awaiting the arrival of the Tooth Fairy. He said, "Mom, I just don't know if I can do this! The suspense is tearing me apart. It might even be harder than waiting for Christmas!" Eventually he fell and asleep. And believe it or not, the Tooth Fairy came!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


We were sitting down as a family this week for dinner and Madilynne kept saying, "Mason, HA-PPI-NESS, Mason, HA-PPI-NESS!" Paul was amazed that Madilynne had learned such a big word, "HAPPINESS." I let Madilynne repeat the phrase about 4 times and then explained to Paul she didn't know such a big word. She was actually saying in her 2 year old language, "Mason has a penis." So may all you men out there "HA-PPI-NESS" too! I now have to figure out what to say her body part is.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thank Heavens for Washable Paint!

The kids and I spent a good couple of hours playing in paint. They had so much fun painting their feet, palms, and thumbs. Mason laughed the most when I painted his feet. It is very difficult to keep a 12 month old still to paint and then press their body part onto the paint. Madi couldn't get enough of it. I think we ended up making 10 or 15 extra pumpkins! Thank you for the wonderful craft idea Matti! We had a blast.

The three proud little pumpkins' displaying their beautiful Halloween wreaths!

"Is this a good spot for mine, Mom?"

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The BiG 30!

I'll have to admit, I thought turning 30 would be horrible! But in all truth, it was a fun and memorable birthday. I am proud to say I am 30. I feel mature and grown up and more sure of who Heather is then ever before. I have 3 beautiful, fairly healthy children and a wonderful husband who supports me in whatever I want to pursue. I had a great birthday! My dear husband made sure of it. I felt important and loved, what more could I ask for?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Witches and more Witches!

We spent some almost free family time at Gardner Village. We enjoyed seeing the witches and many pumpkins. The kids dressed up in their Halloween Costumes and had a blast. We ate carmel dipped apples until dark and the watched the swans go to sleep. We had a fun family night!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Picking Pumpkins' and a trip to PCMC!

The Scott Family life wouldn't be complete without some visit to the emergency room; but before I explain the ending to a fun night take a look at a few of the cutest little pumpkins picking the pumpkins from our own garden!

After all that fun we were playing on the front lawn and Madilynne went towards the concrete stairs into the house and tripped and landed w/ a partially opened mouth on the step. A loud crack was heard and I knew it was more than just a bump. She was bleeding profusely from her mouth. After about five minutes the bleeding slowed and she had a large gash on her upper lip and a tooth pushed back. I took her to kids care and had two nurse come look at her and I was sent to Primary Children's Medical Center for stitches from a plastic surgeon. I went to PCMC and waited in the ER w/ many other children, coughing, vomiting, and screaming for 2 hours before we were called back to a room. In the room I saw a wonderful Pediatric resident who said we needed to sew the lip up, she just needed her attending to see it before she called the Plastic Surgeon. The attending came in and said it actually didn't need to be sewn! WHAT? I was fuming mad, not at the physician but at the way things had been handled! I will be fighting that ER Bill all the way! Anyway, little Miss Madilynne is still hurting and on a regular schedule of motrin with a very swollen lip, but the good news is, NO STITCHES and NO BROKEN TEETH!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sept 28, 2008 - New Boots

I am sorry I didn't post this sooner. These were Madilynne's new boots! And I think the picture shows it all!


Do you find it odd that we give a 1 year old an entire cake to eat and play in for fun? Oh well, Mason enjoyed it immensely.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Salsa Anyone?

This is what happens when 2 year old stops helping with yard work and mom and dad come searching for her in the house. All she could say is, "Helpin' Mom, Me Mess, SALSA!" I guess she takes after her Daddy, she has to do it the hardest and messiest way. Gotta love Madilynne!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Mason!

ODE to MASON....You are such a big light in our family of five. Your glowing blonde hair, gorgeous blue eyes, and simple smile help light my sometimes dreary days. You are now sitting on your own, crawling/scooting, and climbing the stairs. Over the last 2 months you have made leeps and bounds with your gross motor progress. I thank my Heavenly Father for the light you bring to me each day. You babble tremendously and your favorite word is " Tika-tika-tika." I love to hear you laugh, my little "chubbas." I am thankful you are in our family each and every day! Happy Birthday Mason, my big one year old!

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Unitas with Friends & Family

We spent Labor Day weeked at Mirror Lake, near the top of the Uintas. We enjoyed the tall pines and gooey smores that came with the camp fire. Probably the best part was relaxing in God's country. Every time I am in the outdoors I feel more compelled to reflect on the wondrous creations God has created and why. I am given the time to reflect on my life and how to simplify more and find what truely matters most -- Family and Great Friends. Of both I am very grateful to have.

This is the Packard Family: Aaron, Tricia May, Kaylee, Ean, & Garrett.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


I thought I should give a little update on my little fam and then try and finally download my 500+ photos on my photo card.

Mason's ear drums still aren't moving. We went to go see the Pediatric ENT this week and he has decide to wait on surgery for 2 more months. After the appointment we had a little excitement. My car was dead in the PCMC! Yeah, I was sitting in the parking lot w/ 3 kids @ nap time w/ a dead car. I called security and they tried to jump my car and that didn't work. I called for a tow truck and Paul. My prince in shining armor or ballastic gear came to my rescue to transfer 3 carseats and 3 tired kids into his police car. Then the tow truck took our car to the wrong auto shop to get fixed!

We also went to the State Fair this week. We had a great time and even rode the Big Yellow Slide. I don't think Paul has heard me squeal so much in a long time! Madilynne enjoyed the farm animals and Mitchell loved the games. Mason took it all in stride and really liked the birds.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Little Brother's Wedding Reception Aug 2, 2008

Nathan & Camille were married on August 1, 2008 in the St. George Temple. It was a mild 110 F when we came out of the temple around 3 PM. They had their reception the following day in Roy. Here are a couple highlights of the night!

Nathan & Camille Lewis

Thursday, August 7, 2008


I feel like I am climbing a very difficult tall mountain at the moment and I can't see the peak yet. We have been to PCMC 4 times in the last 2 weeks. Mason MRI - all fine. Madi's U/S-not so hot, but workable. Mason's hearing screen - failed miserably! Mitchell's Opthamology check up - Great! 2/4 isn't bad, right? New picture posts will be coming soon I just needed to get this off of my chest!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


And so our first family vacation begins with a long camping trip to Yellowstone National Park.

July 21, 2008 - The first animals of the trip were the great buffalo. They were huge and we all had to get out and see them. We also had a fantastic view of the GREAT TETON Mountains.

July 22, 2008 - We saw Lewis Lake and a Double Rainbow after some brief shows. Mitchell and Madi enjoyed some sibling love on the dock. We also saw GREAT OLD FAITHFUL. She was beautiful. It was a little warm, but nothing some $14.00 ice cream couldn't cool down. I will let you be the judge if the money was worth it, I think so.

July 23, 2008 - Mud Volcano, Paint Pots and more Geysers!

July 24, 2008 - We started out a little slow and enjoyed some P.J. time in the trailer and a hot breakfast! Today we saw a TON of wild life. We saw deer, elk, buffalo, and even 2 grizzly bears. **************

July 25, 2008 - We spent the day in Jackson, WY. We went to the fish hatchery and the boys did a little fishing. We visited down town Jackson square, walked thru a few shops and then enjoyed the live entertainment of a "Wild West Shoot Out." Oh, and Mason got a much needed bath in the trailer sink!

July 26, 2008 - Yellow Stone Lake, a little breezy but the kids could not resist the water! Dad tried fishin', but that's all that happened, a lot of fishin', no catchin'!