Friday, March 26, 2010

Photo Tag

this is a photo tag, that I was NOT tagged by my cousin Amelia to do, but i'm going to do anyway.

1. Open your first photo folder
2. Scroll to the 10th photo
3. Post the photo and the story behind it
4. Tag 5 or more people

the story behind the photo above:
This is Kierra, my niece. We were on a family hike up Spanish Fork canyon. It was a beautiful fall day and we all had a great time.

Tag: Susan, Holly, Cynthia, Julianne, and Amanda

Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Volleyball

This post is not about Brooke playing volleyball, its about Justin.
He tried out for the Brighton Men's volleyball team and made it on the team. This was at the end of February. They have been practicing twice a week since then and tonight was their first match.
Men's volleyball is not an official high school sport so this is a club league. High schools playing each other but run by county rec.
The games are on Tues and Thur nights for the next 6 weeks. I could only go to the first match tonight (had to get to the final roadshow performance, more about that later) but it was fun to watch. Justin didn't play at all in that match but of course played in the match that I missed. There are 14 guys on the team - which is really enough players for 2 teams and I wish they had made 2 teams.
In the first match, Brighton lost the 1st set and then won the 2nd set in their match against Skyline. Men's volleyball is such a different game than what I'm used to watching. Its really going to be fun to watch them play and especially to improve during the season.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Spring is the most torturous season for me - I'm so excited for winter to be over and for it to be getting warm. But I have pretty bad spring allergies and they start early. I've got symptoms already and its no fun.

A fun thing to report - my sister and I took our kids to Classic Fun Center today (thanks to my friend Cynthia sharing some bounce back passes, thanks). They had fun in the bounce center and Kamryn and Kyson liked the jungle. Jared wouldn't go in there at all because they had that weaved webbing to climb around on and he's afraid he'll fall through. They all had a lot of fun playing the games and getting tickets. Kamryn had an easy time picking out her prizes but it was so hard for Jared to decide on prizes that he gave up and said he didn't want anything because he couldn't choose. I ended up choosing 2 different snakes for him that he loved. After they were worn out we went to get some lunch. Now I'm worn out.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Story time

I just finished reading 4 library books to Jared and Kamryn. We read Ducky's Rainbow, Welcome to Kindergarten, My Lucky Day and Skippyjon Jones. The last one was my favorite and by far one of the best children's books I've ever read. I laughed out loud and had so much fun reading it to them. I can hardly wait until tomorrow when we read it again.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Great Day

Today was a great day.
Started out going to an exercise class at the Rec Center with my friend, Desiree. Its called Boot Camp and I'm not sure I ever want to go back, j/k. It was a butt kicker class and it made me feel old but I survived and will probably go back sometime this century!
After the class we picked up our kids from the nursery and took them swimming. We all had a great time and it was good to see that Jared and Kamryn haven't lost too much of what they learned last summer since I have been a serious slacker about taking them this school year.
Tonight I went to dinner with my wonderful group of friends from JR High and High School. Its always so great to get together with them and catch up on their lives and listen to their stories.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Funny Kids

The kids were messing around the other day with these glasses and it made me laugh.
So I got out the camera and we started taking pictures.

Starting with this picture, the kids took over the camera and took these shots themselves.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Snow Day

We're having a snow day around here. It's probably the most snow we've had at once this winter (it seems like that anyway). All of my kids are home today so it seems like a real snow day. The high school kids are out because its the end of the trimester and Taylor is home because its a day off since it was parent teacher conferences this week.
Jared and Kamryn wanted to go outside and have a snowball fight. First they helped Taylor shovel the driveway. It wasn't too hard because most of it was melted.
Jared making a super big snowball to throw at Taylor.
"Here I Come"

Jared having fun trying to get Taylor.
Taylor aiming for the kids
Watch out, Jared.
Kamryn trying to get Taylor.
Taylor winding up with another. This time he got Jared right in the head.
Jared didn't like getting hit with the snowball. He cried and was sad. Luckily it didn't last too long - he started laughing right after, when Taylor was trying to hit me with a snowball.