Sunday, July 27, 2008

a fun quote for a Sunday afternoon...

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk's lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived. " - Marjorie Hinckley

Friday, July 25, 2008

Randy Pausch

I saw Randy Pausch on Oprah a while back and was REALLY touched my his lecture... his last lecture. He passed away this morning. It is truly sad. Especially for his little young family. But, while here on this earth he had the power to really move people. The message that he shared was inspirational. This clip is from the actual Oprah show- it's 10 minutes short. I seriously strongly recommend taking the time to listen to it.

i love these yummy bugs.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Thursday was Kendyl Dev and B's last game...
they were pretty sad... it went by pretty fast and
it really reminded me how quickly the summer
will pass as well... there are so many things to do..

School starts in the middle of August... I am really in shock
I have so much school shopping to do!! :) Actually, I love LOVE
school shopping. Anyway, it just makes me sad some days
to think about how fast their lives are going past... I
just want to slurp up every second with these yummy little people.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

funny guys...

I love this picture... that is my cute Grandpa behind Stephen... now you see where our Asian background comes from... :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

what do you do after a t-ball game???

huge WATER FIGHT of course!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

a vacation from our vacations...

ok while I am waiting for myself to upload the pics from our last vacation... I will back track a bit... I have been quite stinky at posting stuff this last month... I know. You are all very disappointed... I know. You are all devastated... I know.


this is my attempt to update...

Over the last several weeks we have been to: Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming and various random places throughout Utah... From Yellowstone and good 'ole Faithfull, to Mesa Falls, an airshow and a marathon... We have spent approximately 5743 hours driving in the car... without our DVD player ~who knows how we survived without popping in a movie every few hours... we drank approx 367 bottles of water. Filled our poor bodies with every type of road trip junk food... had dozens of Burger King breakfast hamlets. Stopped at several rest stops for potty breaks and football games. I got a really fabulous sunburn... Stephen went river rafting... Kendyl was in a talent show... Brad found various stick swords in every state we visited... Avery won't stop talking about her bestest friend, BooBoo and Rylin got strep. We all threw up the night before we left for Colorado... we saw Buffalo, Moose, Elk, Bald Eagles and loads of deer....

ahhhhh. there. a quick lame update :) I feel a little better... And now I need a vacation from my vacations...

here are some pics from some of the mentioned trips (until I upload the rest)...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

funny B...

this was part of one of Brads prayers this week:

B: "please help us all to play nice to each other. And please help mom to drive better so that she doesn't always need to throw up."

how thoughtful 'eh?! Hopefully his prayer will help on our drive to Colorado tonight...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

fun with hair...

ok. girls with girls... that have a hard time being creative with their hair...that need some new ideas... I found the best blog... it's called Hair Today...

***BTW... these pics were not taken from her site... :)***

Thursday, July 3, 2008


we are very excited... we just scored tickets to the Stadium of Fire to see **Hanna Montana**!!

When I told the girls they could hardly scream... they just started jumping all over the place... it will be so fun.... My wonderful Uncle, Randy had some extra tickets and generously gave them to the family.... YEAH!!


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

who is up for this???

ok. Ladies... is anyone up for a fun family night?? Let's get a group and head up to Payson... Hello??! Who doesn't love fresh blackberries or raspberries?? Let me know if any of you want to do this.....

Phelps Berry Farm
- blackberries, cherries, grapes, raspberries,
8722 South 6200 West, Payson, UT 84651. Phone: (801) 465-4408. Fax: none. Email: Directions: Take I-15 to Payson exit by Flying J. Turn North, go over tracks next to freeway and turn left immediately. Road makes "s" curve and heads west. Go 3 miles to stop sign. Go through stop sign up hill. Turn right on 6000 West. Go north one mile, road curves left. Turn right on dead end road. We are second house on left at the end of dead end road. (most online maps show location incorrectly) Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September. Open: Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm, Closed Sunday. Cherries - June 15th for about 2-3 weeks Blackberries - July 15th - August 31st approximately Raspberries - in September after pre-picked orders are filled. Call for scheduling. Payment: Cash, Check.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I have been tagged twice recently... so I am going to do them together.... You all may know these things already... I can never remember what I have written in the past.... so, sorry peeps.

~ here's how this "Tag" works people. List 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 surprising facts about yourself. Then tag 5 people at the end of your post and leave them a comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

3 Joys~
#1~ One on one time with my hubby
#2~ Staying home with my buggies
#3~ A clean house

3 Fears~
#1~ Losing one of my family members
#2~ Car accidents
#3~ my food storage at the moment is... 4 cans of spaghetti sauce, 8 cans of refried beans and two bags of dried mashed potatoes.... I know. It's scary.....

3 Goals~
#1~ To have a house full of kids!
#2~ To be a black diamond in MonaVie
#3~ To fold my laundry before it wrinkles....

3 Obsessions~
#1 ~ Ribbon
#2~ Smelling hair. I know. It's weird. But, I love smelling my kids after their baths...
#3~ My Husband

3 Surprising facts about me~
#1~ I LOVE going into labor
#2~ I was told by doctors when I was 18 I would never have kids
#3~ I was kicked out of my house when I was 18


Okay here are the rules: You link back to the person who tagged you, Post these rules on your blog, Share six unimportant things about yourself & Tag six random people at the end of your entry. Let the tagged people know by leaving a comment on their blogs. Enjoy the results!

1. I love to cook... but I CAN NOT bake worth anything... I made brownies last week... doubled the oil and forgot the eggs. YUMMO!!

2. I REALLY want to design my own scrapbook line someday...

3. I cry when ever I think of the Ronald Macdonald houses...

4. I am deathly afraid of horses

5. I cut the top of my finger off this week...

6. Stephen and I are going on a cruise next summer.... *yeah. is that serious motivation to lose baby fat or what?!*

ok. I am tagging..... drumroll please. Monica, Tracy, Kristie, Jill, Erin and Jeneanne....