Monday, July 11, 2011

4th of July 2011


We had a great family trip to Bear Lake of the 4th of July with Paul's family.

We spent the weekend at the Cabin and lake. We had a great time at the lake with water toys and unlimited sand. We took a few rides on the 4-wheelers and enjoyed good company with family. Nana McNeely brought the ultimate crafts to help entertain the kids and adults. We had a wonderful time!

Friday, July 1, 2011

A night with the Bees

June 2011

We had a fabulous, relaxing, fun night @ the Bees game. We enjoyed the grass out past left field. All the boys took their gloves in hope for a fly ball. Mason convinced an out-fielder to throw him a practice ball and he was extatic. We ran into some good friends and the kids loved riding the train and have a little room to wiggle their bodies.

Paul had the megatron show for all to see. He was running for a fly ball and slipped on the steep slope of the grass. Both feet flew out from underneath him and he landed flat on his butt/back. The fly ball popped right off his toe. The entire crowd growned at his pain. He quickly recovered and retrieved his earned ball.

The summer night was warm with a light breeze. It was a great family night!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Shake your booty! Come on!

Little Miss Madilynne has been enjoying a year of dance. She has really enjoyed learning jazz, hip hop, ballet, and a little bit of tumbling. She has such a passion to move her body to music. I love to see the joy in her face as she shares her passion with others. Her team is called the Mini Starz and they have taken first place in every competition this year! Way to go Madilynne!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Madilynne was at the grocery store with me this week and we where making our way through the produce department. I picked up a watermelon and placed it into the cart. It might have been my hope of better weather and the desire for summer to come. For whatever reason, I decided it was time to have watermelon and much to my delight was Madilynne's response. "MOM, I HAVE BEEN DREAMING OF THIS!" she exclaimed as she wrapped her arms around the watermelon. I snickered inside as she hugged the watermelon all the way home!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A new year!

A new year to think about the potential of improvement and a good starting point. We, as a family, have faced many challenges in the last year and are excited to start a new year. We feel very blessed in being protected and watched. I look forward to an upward swing and know that what ever it might be we can continue with our heads held up.

I sometimes doubt myself. Okay, I doubt myself a lot. But I am learning that with God's help and humility, and lot of patience, things work out. Maybe not for what I feel they should be, but they work out. I am thankful for that and a few great friends that have a listening ear. Thanks!