Sunday, May 30, 2010

Weekend Update

Saturday was a good day! The kids and I stayed home and cleaned in the morning. I know what you're saying, "How does staying home and cleaning make a good day?" Well, it's the fact that my kids willingly did their chores when I asked them too and did a good job at them too. It was the best Anniversary gift for Clint and me. Thanks kids! Anyway, while we were home cleaning, Clint was with the boy scouts at Lowe's selling hot dogs to raise money for their scout camp this summer. He then came home at 2:00 so him and I could to the temple to witness one of our "sons" go through the temple for the first time in preparation for his mission. I say "son" because last year for youth conference we did a pioneer trek and Clint and I were asked to be a Ma and Pa over a group of kids and he was one of those kids. It was a nice session, ('course when is it ever not a nice session) and he was glad to have us there to support him. Anyway, after the temple, we came home, with pizza for the kids and babysitter, we changed our clothes then went to dinner at "The Cheesecake Factory which was delicious, then went to see "Iron Man 2", which was really good. All in all, I think we had a very Happy Anniversary. We've been married for 12 years and we're still so happy and love each other more than we did when we were married. We have learned so much from each other and continue to learn everyday.
Today, Sunday, has been a pretty good day. My primary class was good. (I teach the 11-12 year olds). They listened and participated pretty well. Most importantly, Dallin gave a talk in primary and did a really good job. He talked about tithing and shared a really good story about a little boy who had a hard time paying his tithing, but then finally paid it and felt good about it. Also, Abby gave the scripture and prayer in primary. I helped her and I could tell she was nervous, so I told her if she was brave enough to say her scripture and prayer that I had something special at home for her. She said o.k. When it was her turn, we walked up to the pulpit, she got right up to the microphone, saw all those faces looking at her and got a little stage fright. I ended up saying it for her, but when we got home she still got the
"key of courage" because she was brave enough to go up to the microphone. I guess I can't blame her for being nervous, because when I was about her age, I remember my mom giving my talk for me too. Anyway, she was so happy to get the key and I said, to her, maybe next time she will be able to talk into the microphone. She said, "yes." Then, Dallin got
"The key of Responsibility" he wore his around his wrist, because it would fit around his head.
because he took responsibility and prepared his own talk. He was happy to get it and they both get to wear them for the day. Now we're all home and enjoying each others company.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Calvin has updated his blog!

Go HERE to see what Calvin put up on his blog!
If you can't get there and want to, let me know in your comment and I'll grant you permission to go.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Little Smarty's

A couple of weeks ago, the kids 2nd trimester of school ended and we got report cards. I am pleased to say that these two have worked VERY hard and Elsa made the A/B Honor roll and Calvin finally achieved the A Honor roll, he has been trying to get all A's since 1st grade but always had all A's and one B. He couldn't bring that B up until this trimester. We're very proud of him for working so hard on that. Congratulations to our little genius'. We love you!

Can you tell he's excited!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Another movie

This one is of the kids at Halloween in 2007, but mostly for Abby who was a One-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater. Enjoy!
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Giveaway


Dallin is having a giveaway at his Lego website called Lego Creations. He's got a pretty cool giveaway for the winner. So go and check it out HERE!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The A-TEAM

This is something that we played around with in Windows Movie Maker. We love that program and are learning more about it every time we play with it.
This movie is of us at Legoland in 2007.
video

Monday, May 10, 2010

Visiting Ivin's

On our way home from Utah, a couple of weeks ago, we decided to stop and visit Clint's Mom and Dad's grave site. A few days earlier I was putting Elsa and Abby to bed and was telling them stories of when I was little, then we got on the subject of Grandma and Grandpa Singer. I guess I mentioned them in a story about when Dallin was a baby or something. I can't remember how they were brought up. Anyway, Elsa asked where they were, I told her they were in the spirit world waiting to see us again. Then we got to talking about how they were in the hospice before they died, and of course I had to explain that a hospice is where people who are going to die go until they die. So, naturally, her response was, "Oh, so they're bones are there?" I said, "No, we had them (their whole bodies) buried in a little town near St. George." "Maybe we can stop so you can see their graves when we're in Utah, would you like that?" They both were excited about that. So on our way home, we stopped and put flowers on their graves.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Will she ever learn?


I'm totally convinced that Abby is gonna be a hair dresser when she grows up. I thought that the last time she did this she learned her lesson. We were in Utah visiting family this time. I was going into the bathroom when I was the bathroom door closing right in front of me. I hurried and grabbed the door and pulled it open, to find none other than Abby holding a pair of kid safety scissors and some hair laying on the floor, and her looking at me like "UH-OH! I'm caught." Well, this time since my hair cutting stuff was in Vegas, I decided to take her to get a professional cut. I must admit she does look cute, but I HOPE this is her last "fling" with the scissors. We gave her a little stacked A-line cut.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

What a trip it was....

Last week, on thursday, we took a trip to Utah for a couple of reasons.
1. To witness Uncle Cedric graduate from B.Y.U.It was a wonderful celebration and we are all very proud of him and want to wish him good luck as he ventures into his next stage of life; law school.We also came to see Cedric and Sarah's little son, our new little nephew and cousin, Baxter, who was fortunate enough to be born on Elsa's birthday. We were able to be there on Sunday for his blessing. What a cute babe! Congrats again to Cedric for marrying a wonderful gal and having a beautiful family.
As for reason #2:We came so that Clint could look for jobs. He was able to get some resumes passed out and we'll see what happens with that. We're keeping are fingers crossed.Another thing that happened while we were there was Micah's birthday. They had a dinner at 8 p.m. (after the kids bedtime), and it was fun visiting with everyone there. Unfortunately I did not take any pictures. We got to see their new home and it was awesome. Here are some pictures that I did get....These were the cousins enjoying each others company. Scout and Nigel enjoyed the bike trailer/stroller, Scout's daddy took them for wild rides outside around the house. It wore out Cedric but the kids loved it. Dallin, Calvin, Elsa and Abby enjoyed Papa's jokes and stories. Scout, Laurel, Maisy and Abby enjoyed the chalkboard that Clint and I made for Hannah and Jeff's family. (Seriously, I think it took them 30 seconds to fill the board with scribbles, great fun.) Nigel (and all the other kids) enjoyed the great climbing tree in Jeff and Hannah's back yard. Baxter looked cute in the hat that I made for him. On Saturday, our family and Hannah and the twins, went to Salt Lake to see temple square, conference center, and the I am a Child of God exhibit in the church history museum. It was so fun and the weather couldn't have been better. We hung out with Hannah, Jeff and their family most of the time.
We also went to IKEA for the first time. I guess on Mondays IKEA has a lady come and do balloon animals and face painting for the kiddos. So of course, the kids got balloon animals. Oddly enough they didn't want their faces painted. Calvin and Dallin got dogs on leashesLaurel and Maisy got butterfly'sElsa and Abby both got a cat and mouse
All in all, it was a great little vacation for us and I think we ALL had a blast and can't wait for next time we get to go to Utah.