Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Photo Book Jan 02 2012

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Shutterfly photo books offer a wide range of artful designs and embellishments to choose from.

Monday, April 25, 2011

It's a GIRL!!!!

Well heavenly father must think we are good with girls. because we will now have four daughters and ONE LONE son. He is one of a kind. I am excited now the ever elusive hunt for the perfect girl name. any suggestions??

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Let it SNOW let it SNOW

I love the snow this year. The luge is open and uber awesome. I love to see my kids dive into the snow, roll a snowball bigger than they are. Canyon rode the luge at mock speed on a paper thin sled with perfect olympian bobsledding form. THis is an open invitation to anyone to come join us..

The real reason for my post is I love my kids to play in the snow but their stuff is EVERYWHERE!!! WET hats, gloves, boots, socks, coats. All times by six. I need all your ideas for organizing snow gear. If you just throw it in a bag it will smell like mildew. It needs to dry but not be laying out all over creation.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Brinley's baptism

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Scripture Basket

This was my biggest take home message from education week. It is actually working. We have been terrible in the past at having scripture study. The kids are loving this. I got the idea from connie sokol who you can check out here and here. It has even made bed time much quicker. This is how we do it. The first person in pajamas with teeth brushed sitting by the basket gets to choose. There are 10 or so things in the basket to choose from. The only rule is you can't do the same thing we did the night before. These are some of the things we have in the basket currently.

these are really fun story books with 3-4 heros in every book it tells the story then and asks how can you be like ... now and takes the story modern day. I love these
one scripture on a strip of paper. talk about what it means how it applies..
pictionary with scripture stories.
sing the song and look up the scriptures at the bottom, we also have a hymn book.
Listen to or watch a quick scripture story. I have a small dvd/cd player in there.

Pick a picture and tell the story..
Read one article
tell me some ideas you have. I would like to freshen up my basket every month or so. Add something new.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm sad to see summer leave but I couldn't live in a more beautiful neighborhood..

I have been meaning to take some fall pictures but I haven't so I stole these off my friends blog she lives two doors down and took this from her front porch. I never would have thought TOOELE would be so beautiful but I truly love it.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I want to stop nagging my children. I am addicted to nagging them. I wake up and my mouth just starts spewing forth all these nagging comments. I can see that without nagging they aren't going to be on time for school. When they get home, its homework, then dinner and cleanup, then scriptures then bedtime. I nag ALL DAY. I don't need to nag it is my problem. They need to know a few simple consequences to their actions and let the day roll. I can't do it. I have to do it. I have to stop nagging. Tonight gunny bag comes out once again. We have tried him before. I am going to pick up there stuff, collect it all week, and dump it in the middle of the floor Saturday morning. Each item cost 1 job. If you need it sooner It cost one dollar. I spend all day picking up their crap. I can clean the whole house so quickly if it is just picked up. I want my children to see the savior in my countenance. I know the savior would not nag all day.