Thursday, September 29, 2016


Awesome morning so far. It's 10 am and I fought to get Ada out the door to school this morning. She couldn't find school pants in her drawer or the newly separated laundry in the laundry room... I went in there and she had two pairs of pants in her bin. She wasted 10 more minutes searching the house for her tennis shoes when her shoes were right next to her backpack. So needless to say, she went to school without lunch (I volunteer at the school at her lunch break... I'll take her something) and her hair poking in different directions. Sam, after making the carpool wait for 5 minutes while he wandered around, I finally said to get out there and he said , "I'm trying to decide what to pack for lunch." Grrrrrr. I threw a granola bar his direction and pushed him and Ada of the door. I had a merciful 1/2 hour for me to get ready before Seth woke up crying. Why? I don't know.... he didn't start being happy til about now... he cried over me saying no TV, he cried because I asked if he wanted breakfast, he cried because I changed his diaper. Evelyn wasn't much better. She said she wanted me to help her sew a stuffed animal... I said I'd teach her if she would get dressed for school and practice the piano while I dealt with Seth. She just started bawling. I asked her why and she said, "I don't know." She's finally dressed and ready for school, but if this is how my day's going to go can I run away to Bear Lake? Rain on the lake sounds better than crying any day.... and my kids are less likely to cry at the lake too...(I do love my kids though.... is just one of those days).

Monday, September 26, 2016


This week was definitely Fall.  Not only did it go from 85 degree weather to 45 degree weather overnight, but 4 of our 6 people were sick over the week and it snowed in the mountains.  Always exciting in Utah.  During the last week there were 2 tornados in Utah, flooding and lots of hail/rain.  But this weekend was pretty.  Saturday we went to a bridal shower for my cousin, yay!  Then my family had a bbque. That was fun to see Sharon with her big preggos belly.  She's 35 weeks and hanging in there.  Then we banished the boys to my house while we watched Womens Conference with all the girls here.  We were sad that Sophie wasn't feeling good and couldn't join us, but the girls had fun hanging out together (Emma and Ada) and they did a fair job at listening too.  Sunday, I've officially been called as the Ward organist again.  I LOVE this calling.  I've done it for 7 years, and I look forward to doing it again for a while... whether that's 6 months or another 7 years.  It's a fun one.  I also did my last ward bulletin this Sunday.  I did that one for 2 years.  I hadn't realized it was so long, but that's how many bulletins I have on my computer.  Kind of funny.  After church, we went to look at the fall leaves.  We usually go up Squaw Peak.  It was different this time... really muddy and slippery, and half the leaves were gone from windy and rainy storms this last week.  It was still pretty, just not as vibrant as usual. 

Ada took this one.

Sam took this one...

Monday, September 19, 2016

Very pink

Last Wed, Evelyn played against another pink team... all those 5 year old girls in pink on the field was just too cute.

Pink dolphins

Evelyn is so fun to watch. She's just happy no matter what is going on. Last Wed she made three goals. She was so excited about it. Usually she hangs back and gives people five when they score, but she decided she wanted a turn. Super cute girl.


Shopping during school

Most of the time, I go home after dropping Evelyn off to school so that Seth can nap. Sometimes we go shopping together. His favorite things are trying on glasses and toy isles.

We soccer in style