Monday, May 30, 2011

Watch Me Grow

Happy Birthday D

i have the most incredible dad you could ask for! Happy Birthday D, I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Park City 2011

I can't even remember how many years we have been going to Park City as a family! Our family is growing so rapidly, that sadly this may be our last year, so we did our best to make the most of it!

May 22.11
The kids stayed busy with all sorts of crafts, such as making masks, coloring and beading necklaces with GrandMerry. Ryan and dad kept us entertained with the guitar and ukulele. My mom thought it would be funny to draw eyebrows on Scarlett, that gave us all a big laugh. My favorite part of the day though, was eating Holly's famous chocolate chip cookies!

May 23.11
Even if it was a little cold, we all still went swimming. We could pass up checking out Holly's moves while playing Just Dance. In the evening dad and Faith played and sang some classics, The Beatles!

May 24.11
The weather was quite deceiving, it looked warm, but it was horribly cold outside. We braved the cold windy day and went to the park with all the kids.

May 25.11
We spent most of the day swimming, so the kids were worn out by the end of the day, or it could have been Mariah singing home on the range that put them to sleep.

May 26.11
we played an awesome game of bingo, the kids beaded necklaces with their names, added a bit of swimming and ended the day with some yummy brownies!

May 27.11
the weather was beautiful! it was sunny and warm, and perfect for swimming! we spent almost the entire day swimming. Of course Ryan and dad made plenty of time for some ping pong. The kids did an art project with wikki sticks before we went to dinner at El Chubasco. The locals go there all the time and raved about it, and they were right, it was delicious! We ended a great day with a movie night!

May 28.11
Farewell Park City, we will miss you!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple

"I urge all who have not yet received these greatest of all blessings within the walls of the temple to do whatever may be necessary to qualify to receive them."
—James E. Faust

Our May Temple pick was the Oquirrh Mountain Temple!! This Temple is truly so beautiful. I was overcome with emotions while attending the temple and felt so near to my Savior.
once again I'm going to challenge you all to make this a goal of your own to attend the Temple at least once a month. Every time we attend I feel such peace in my heart.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Feeding The Ducks

ryan and i have never taken elizabeth to feed ducks, and we thought it would be a fun sunday afternoon activity, so we headed out to sugarhouse park. oh my goodness, elizabeth LOVES it! i think this will be something she is going to want to do all the time now!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bountiful Chalk Festival

we when and checked out all the amazing art at the chalk festival. i glad all these artists shared their talents for us to view! elizabeth's favorites were all the disney characters. i can't wait to go again next year.

Friday, May 13, 2011

I Want a Puppy

elizabeth got to hold a four day old black poodle puppy, it was adorable! want to take a guess on what elizabeth keeps asking for now?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


My Baby Is Beyond Adorable

my friend haylie bowler is fantastic! she was a master at molding scarlett like clay to take these pictures, she really is a genius! plus it doesn't hurt that i have an adorable baby!

Cuddle Bugs

the two cutest cuddle bugs ya ever did see!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

" A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials are heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." - Washington Irving

i'm so grateful to have such a wonderful mother who taught me how to work hard and serve others, i'm sure she learned those things from her mother, because my grandma shows so many of the same great qualities.
mostly i feel beyond blessed to be a mother myself, and to two beautiful girls that i hope i can influence to become strong and well grounded girls! i wish all the women out there a wonderful Mother's Day!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sittin' Comfortable

this is sometimes the only way i can get my hair done.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Monkey Business

elizabeth loves playing at the playground, and with the nice weather we have been outside a lot.