Our Families Favorite Quote

As a being of power, intelligence, and the master of his own thoughts, a man holds the key to every situation, to make his life what he chooses it to be. When he discovers the divine power within his soul, he can lead his life to a God-like nature. If one dreams lofly dreams, so shall he become. There is magic in the way one thinks. If we expect the worst, we will get the worst. If we expect the best, we will recieve the best. If we train our minds to have faith in God and ourselves, we are using one of the great laws of life. If we think and live righteously, happiness will find its place in our lives. It is amazing when we expect the best how forces are set in motion which cause the best to materialize. Our thoughts, more than circumstances determine the coarse of our lives. Outward circumstances do not determine the coarse of our lives as much as the thoughts that habitually occupy our minds. These thoughts carve their impression on our faces, in our hearts, and on the tablet of our eternal souls.
Howard W. Hunter

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

This year we went to my parents home for christmas eve and spent the night there. My sister Holly and her husband Brad came and spent the night also. It was so nice to be "home" for christmas! I loved having my kids see what it was like for me growing up. My parents did alot of the traditions for them and us. The girls were so excited this year for Santa. They are at a good age! They kept asking all night from like 4pm on when they could go to bed! When it was time for them to go, they went with out any stalling! Wow! I wish Santa came more often! Before they went to bed Justin took them outside to see if they could see Santa in the sky--- they came running in with worried looks on their faces saying that they heard his bells and that they needed to go to bed! We spent the night watching Home alone and eating all of our christmas eve traditional foods. We listened to christmas music and enjoyed each others company. We then went to bed and I was so excited that I could hardly sleep! I think that I woke up a dozen times wondering when the girls were going to wake up! All the adults were awake before Jade and Jordyn were! We had them sleep in our room so that we could know when they were awake. I heard Jade all of a sudden say "Jordyn wake up! wake up! it's christmas!" They both jumped up and we then have a chrismas tradition to eat "grandma elder's danish" before we open presents. Santa truely came this year and surprised Justin and I with soooo Much! We were truely blessed this year! I am so thankful for this time of year to be able to spend time with my family and reflect on the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. We asked the girls what there favorite part of christmas was and they said the birth of Jesus but I really liked christmas mornig! We did not think that Santa was going to bring us so many presents! Justin and I said " ya we didn't either!

Jordyn's 1st christmas dance recital

Jordyn has been taking dancing lessons for her first time this year. Can I just tell you she loves it! The first day she was just so excited! I took her to her class and the parents could stay and watch for the first time and so I did. She went right in and just started dancing all over the room and visiting with all the girls acting all giddy! I had never really seen this side of her, it was so funny to me. Well here is her first recital, I thought she was adorable of coarse!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Thanksgiving @ Bear Lake

This year was our year to spend thanksgiving with the Elder side. We invited everyone to our condo @ Bear Lake. We invited our cousin's Chris and Jamie and their family also. We had a wonderful time. I loved being there for a few days instead of just being with everyone for thanksgiving, we were together for wed-sunday. My favorite part was playing "signs" with all the adults once the kids were in bed! I also loved eating good food the whole time! We made gingerbread houses and some snowflake ornaments. As I grow older I love thanksgiving more and more. I have a lot more to be grateful for. I used to not care for thanksgiving food, but now I just love it. This year my in laws brought a smoked turkey and wow was it delicious! Our family has so much to be grateful for. I am so thankful to be a wife and mother. Right now in my life that is what everything is about! Having 3 kids has really been challenging but rewarding at the same time. I love each one of my children so so much. They each bring so much happiness into our homes. I am so thankful for my husband and for the father he is. Right now he is working so much on his firefighter career and also so that we can have a beautiful life. I feel so blessed to be living where we live. I no that sounds crazy because we live in an apt. but this apt. has been so nice! We have plenty of room which is one thing that I am so thankful for! I am thankful for my job at the sports academy. My favorite part of work is that I get to have my children with me. I don't want to ever loose my job! I am so grateful to be apart of the Bridger Pointe Branch. I have served as Primary Pres. for over 2 years now and just got released and put into the Young women's. It was a bitter sweet time for me. I will miss being in primary with my girls but at the same time I will be glad to serve in young womens. I love being in a branch! We are so close to everyone! I will be sad when the time comes to have to move. We are so blessed to have the gospel in our lives. I am not sure what we would do without the knowledge of the gospel. I love having family nights together I think that Monday is my favorite day of the week which seems funny to me because it used to always be Friday night! Funny how things change as you get older.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Jordyn's 4th Birthday

Jordyn turned 4 on October 26th! She had a great birthday, we had a party at home with her friends. She wanted a ladybug party so I have to say I was soooo excited because I love ladybugs too. I had a lot of fun planning the party, my favorite part was making the cupcakes, I think that they turned out so cute. Jordyn is funny, she has more boy friends than girls!

Friday, December 5, 2008

I'm out of my 20's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(

So I had a fabulous birthday other than I am 30!!!!!! It really hit me hard this year, the age thing. The last few years have been just ya know birthdays and then this year I didn't really think much about how old I am untill I realized I was turning 30. Justin actually tested for Park city's fire station on my birthday so we decided to go stay at my parents house in South Jordan for the weekend. It ended up being so nice. I relaxed with my family, and Justin and I went to see Night at Rodanthe, yes a Nicholas Sparks movie. I am such a fan of his books that when I found out that the movie was coming out on my birthday there was no question as to what Justin and I were doing. I spent the day with Justin and the kids going for a walk and playing at the park we ate tomatoe sandwhiches(one of my favorite things to eat, believe it or not!) and we put candles on a pumpkin pie with lots of whipping cream of coarse! That night Justin went to take his test and I watched chick flicks with my parents. The next day Justin and my parents took me out to eat at one of my favorite places, Jonny Carinos and then Justin and I went to the movie and let grandma and gandpa watch the kids.

Ok, Sorry to all of you about my blog being private, I was messing around with it one day and put it on private without realizing what I was doing, ya I know I am not that computer smart! It has been such a long time since I have had a day to sit down and blog, for some reason I feel like I have to make it a special time to blog!!!,instead of hurrying and blogging something! Hopefully I will get the hang of this blogging thing down! I really would like to keep up my blog, so that it can be our family journal. Well a lot has gone on since Sept. Tyler started crawling at the end of Sept. which made him crawling at 6 months. He definately is my most active child! I love having a boy! He is such a mammas boy lately and I LOVE it! I wish I could freeze him for awhile he is just so loveable!

Monday, September 22, 2008

The girls doing what they do best!! Silly swimmers!

Our family getaway

Every Fall we like to go to our condo and spend time together. We went to wolf creek this time and just loved it. Here is a couple of pics

The girls hair is gone!

Jade and Jordyn have been asking me to cut their hair and so I finally did it and I am so glad I did. It is SO much quicker to do and of course they are so cute!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tyler's first time eating rice cereal!!

Here are a few pics of Ty eating solids for the first time. I love these first experiences with my kids. He so muched loved the cereal!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

We had such a great weekend. I was in charge of a primary activity so we started off with that on Saturday morning. We had a lot of water relay games for the kids and a home made water slide that I have to say was a hit! The kids loved it but the Best part of it all was when Justin and Ben went and brought their new engine over and surprised the kids. They drove up sounding the engine and then on the front of the truck is their hose which they can control from the inside of the engine. So they sprayed everyone untill it was all gone! We, including the teachers were all wet! Gota love those firemen!!! After that I took the girls to Bear Lake with my neighbor and the girls just loved it! I did too! It was so nice and relaxing. The wind was blowing for part of the time but that just made it so it was not so hot. We stayed there all day came home and passed out! Sunday we spent the day with grandma and pa Elder and Reed and Kara's family. I spent most of the day Eating all of Kara's good food! Monday it rained and so I stayed at Grandma and Pa's house while Justin and the girls went to founders day parade! Later on all the girls went and looked at the booths and crafts for founders day. We had a barbecue and ate some more!! We really had a great time with family.