Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Working hard to be a Bear

Dallin has been working hard to receive his Bear award by the time Calvin gets into cub scouts. He can do it! One evening his Dad and he worked hard to build a tool box. Here are some pictures. Dallin looks so old, he's growing up too fast.Abby thinks the saw is really loud.....even when the door is closedScrewingMeasuringCuttingThe finished project

There's no place like home

Last week the kids and I went to Reno to see Grandma and Papa's new home. Can I just say AWESOME! It is so beautiful and they surely deserve it. I was listening to Sean Hannity today in the car and he was talking about the american dream which is to work hard and sacrafice for what you have and the whole time he was talking about that I thought of Grandma and Papa and how much they have sacrificed for us as we grew up. They definately worked hard to get where they are at today. What great examples they are to us.
We had such a fun week while we were there. I even think Dallin had fun too. When he heard he only had two days left, he literally cried saying, "I don't want to go home in two days." Then I told him that Hannah and I were talking earlier and decided we would stay an extra day. Dallin then said, through his tears, "I didn't know that, but I don't want to ever go home." I said, "What would you miss?" Then I suggested,"Oh, did you like when you and Grandma went hiking up the mountain today?" Dallin, "I don't care about things like that, I just like to be here with Grandma and Papa." Does he know how to pull at the heartstrings or what? What a sweet kid. I am happy to say that he did say good bye without any tears. Although, he is praying that his Dad finds a job there soon so we can move back up there and see Grandma and Papa more often then we do now. Anyway, here are some pictures with more to come as I get them from Hannah. You see, I forgot my camera so Hannah let me take pictures with her camera and I forgot to get off before she left to go home. So here is what I have.........enjoy!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Abby's 3..........continued

Here are the pictures I promised. She had a fun birthday, I think. We went to the park and played pin the strawberry on the berry princesses tiara, put puzzles together, made princesses (and prince) wands, wacked a pinata, opened presents, and ate cake. What could be more fun than that, you ask? Well, I don't know. Enjoy the pictures.

Ya wanna pray?

One evening we all climbed in the car and headed to drop Clint off at a scout meeting across town. While he was in his meeting the rest of us went to get a bite to eat, then we went to a special "walk" for Uncle Anthony's school.
( It's a tradition at the La Cordon Bleu school to have the graduates walk down the hall while the other students cheer for them.) Anyway, back to dropping Clint off and going to eat. When we were finished, the kids and I climbed back into the car. I started it up and turned to Calvin, who was sitting up front this time, and said jokingly, "Let's hope and pray that I remember the way back to the church building where Dad is." Calvin asked seriously, " You wanna pray, Mom?" I just laughed and said, " No, I'm pretty sure I can remember." Although I must admit that I AM glad they put steeples on church buildings. Anyway, we picked up Clint and went to see Anthony "walk". It was good and I think it meant a lot to him that we were there to watch him, even if it was only about a minute. How exciting to graduate and move on. Congratulations Anthony!