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, November 28, 2010

First Day of School for Jordyn



Jordyn started Kindergarten. She has been waiting for this day for 3 years!(since Jade has been in school) She gets to go in the afternoon, her teacher is Mrs. Larson and from what I have seen she is truly an incredible teacher, it sure takes a lot of work to be a Kindergarten teacher. Here is a picture of her first day. It is now November when I am getting around to posting this and so she has been going to school for awhile and really likes it. Her best friend is a boy named Kael, he is adorable, Jordyn says that they run around and just play. I have had a chance to help out in her class every Monday and see that Jordyn is always checking up on Kael making sure he is okay, I think that it is so sweet of her. She is a very tender, sweet girl. She is the best reader in her class, and has been and outstanding student so far this year. We are very proud of her.

Jon Schmidt Christmas concert

From the time I was 12 years old I have made it a tradition to go to Michael McLean's "The Forgotten Carols" Well he used to come and perform for 2 days(a Tuesday night and wed. night), now he just comes one night which is Wed night. So that causes a problem for the Justin Elder family!!!! Justin has drill with North Logan and Weber on Wed. nights so that means no chance for us...so I then noticed that Jon Schmidt was coming to Logan and so we went to that and I bought the DVD performance of The Forgotten Carols to watch at home with the whole family. It was last Saturday that we went to see Jon Schmidt, we like to say he is an ADD,comic musician!!! We laughed and had a great time. We also went with Brad and Holly to dinner at Aggie's and then to the concert. When we got to the concert we ran into Lori and Eric Derr's family and Grandma Dupree so we were able to sit with them and enjoy the concert together with some of our extended family. In fact the first song that I have playing on the blog is Jon and his Cello player, they performed this song that night, let me just tell ya I was loving life!!!:)I could listen to there music all day and never get bored of it.

Monday, November 15, 2010

2010 Halloween




This year I helped out in Jade's classroom for their Halloween party, I helped with the donut on a string. They had a great party full of 6 different activities for them to do and a huge buffet of treats...yum yum. Jordyn had a lot of parent help and so I didn't help but I peeked at her and the fun that she had, they made these darling spider hats she looked adorable. Halloween fell on a Sunday and so we took the kids out Saturday night. We had a fun time, we went out to eat as a family at Fredrico's and then we took them to rich homes:) funny I know but they hit Jackpot, they got awesome treats and awesome things that were not candy which I liked lol. Jordyn was the "go getter" man she hauled it to many houses, Jade was a great big sister and helped Tyler. We also took them to their Great Grandpa and Grandma Yates home, they always have a special treat set aside for the kids. They then went to the neighborhood there cause it's a senior citizen area, it turned out awesome most gave out chocolate, which mom and dad liked. It was cute to hear them all 3 yell trick or treat! I loved taking them out trick or treating. We then came home and relaxed and watched Halloween movies! Their cousin Hayden came over and went around our neighborhood together. Jade was what she calls a Hippy chick!, Tyler was a skeleton, and Jordyn was a Pretty Pirate:)

Always something exciting with my Tyty;)










So it was a nice Sunday morining, we were about to go to church when Tyler pulled down a glass vase and broke part of it, I then put it up on the counter until I could get to it later because I love the flowers in it and needed to try to save them....so anyway I did a stupid thing by leaving it on the counter cause Tyler got it again and when he grabbed it-it cut his thumb! right away I knew he needed stiches so here is one of many injuries to come with this cute kid:)lol

Grandpa and Gradma Yates Home


My parents live in an amazing area in South Jordyn, we love to go visit them, this night we went and got a Gelato and sat by the fire....good memmories

Girls


Jade and Jordyn are into to a lot of Primping! They spend a lot of time in the bathroom doing girly stuff already, thank goodness we have more than one bathroom! They actually are really good for their ages I think they do their hair really well. This is them on a Sunday afternoon after a makeover, they also gave me one too! I don't complain at all I LOVE to have someone play with my hair.

2010 Summer Fun




We had a Dupree family reunion in July this year at Mark and Janet's home in Idaho Falls, they have a huge backyard and so we all brought motor homes and tents and camped out, I really enjoyed being there, the Dupree family is always so fun to be with, I love getting together with all my cousins and their kids. We played games visited, ate great food, Mandy did some amazing face painting, we all watched the fireworks which were the best I have ever seen and the longest!





We got a slip n slide this year, we have a little bit of a decline in our backyard that works great, this was so funny to watch chewy playing with the girls and then of coarse Tyler, well the picture tells it all:)

Our cute family at Lyndee's Blessing



gotta love Justin's facial hair.....he loves to pull of soooo many different looks:)

Girl time at Grandma Yates home- always a good time:)


Fall 2010





So I have alot of catching up to do, lots of pics to post....... We live right next to the Green Canyon corn maze,so one of our favorite fall things to do is take the kids to it, we had alot of fun getting lost in there....although Justin is so dang good we could never really get lost he always knows where we are at lol.

Primary Program 2010

Sunday we had our Primary program, which was so enjoyable. I am so grateful to be teaching in the Primary especially being able to teach Jade's class. The first song that the primary sang brought tears to my eyes, the spirit was so strong that I was hardly able to sing, I felt so dumb;)....then I looked and every single sister in the primary was crying, so then I felt better lol. I was so touched to hear Jade sing the song:" My Heavenly Father loves me", she sang this song with 3 other girls, her voice is turning into a more mature voice, it wasn't so kid like. Jordyn lucky girl got to say part of the 4the article of faith which she already has memorized so she got it easy:) My dad was able to come and see the girls, I am so glad that he is around to see them, they were sooo excited to sing for him. My mom had to practice with the Tab choir for the christmas program so she wasn't able to make it. Tyler did soooo well, I thought that he would want to come up and sing with us when all of us girls went up but nope he was excited to be with Grandpa Yates and his Dad! He really was so reverent, loved it.