Monday, January 26, 2009

Ski/Skate Day

I know I just posted about skating, but today we went skiing with the school! (or you could go Ice skating in Sun Valley) Porter wanted to learn to snowboard and did so good, we spent most of the day together. I usually don't even see him, he is off with his friends, but they all skied so I got to hang out with him. Addie on the other hand was with her friends and I saw her in passing only! Raygn loved the bunny hill and playing in the snow. Skiing was to cold! He would get cold riding the lift and not want to go once we got off at the top and I would have to talk him into it, then when we got to the bottom he was ready to go again. I was a nice day sunny & no wind! I am glad I could go spend time with my kids. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for watching Aleigha for me.
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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Roller Skating

The school takes all the kids that meet their A.R. (accelerated reading) goals to do something twice a year. We went skating, it was really fun and the kids had a good time. This was Raygn's first year, Addie's last, and Porter still has two more. When I was little I had skates and loved to roller skate, I know that was just a couple of years ago... but it seems like 20 years!

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Picking your seat!

No, not that kind you silly! Last Sunday Raygn was upset because we didn't sit in the bench that he wanted to, so Ryan told him he could pick our seat this week. ~2nd BENCH IN THE FRONT! Half way through the sacrament he told Ryan why he picked the bench clear in the we wouldn't have to wait so long to get the sacrament! Now that's planning ahead.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Ruth

Stacie, Me, Aleigha, Ruth, Viv, Kasia, Nik, & Lonz

Ruth my oldest sister she has 4 boys and teaches a spin class, run tri-athalons, plays the piano AMAZINGLY, sings, & loves to read. Ruth, I remember you singing to the radio in the mornings getting ready for school...Madona, Micheal Jackson, all those big 80 stars I still love that music, tanning in the back yard in your swim suit reading a book, and you being so smart (I might just remember the story) you crying because you got your first B at college, you going to Ricks & BYU, coming home and making a deal with Kris that if she would watch Tyler for you, you would read her book and do her report for her! Ruth we didn't really get to "grow up" together but I LOVE you because you are you, and you are my sister. I hope you had a great day.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cutting our Christmas tree!

We went to the South hills to get our tree this year with the Power family, it was a lot of fun. We saw a big MOOSE! Frank and Kayden rode there motorbikes and the rest of us rode 4-wheelers. We stopped to see the lights and feed the camel...well some people fed the camel, me, I ate my carrots! Look at the picture of the Power family and tell me if you see anything amiss! Thanks Frank and Dolly for the fun times!

I forgot my camera that day so I am just getting these pictures from Dolly-I thought the moose was Awesome!
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Raygn's Birthday!

We played monopoly and hide and go seek tonight at home it was really fun, even Aleigha hid with me and was really quite! (we hid under the office desk)

This is my first cake I made that was cute...other than the hard cake decorating frosting things you buy and put on the cake!! Raygn loves B.S.U. so he got a blue turf (Boise state style) field cake. Complete with straw goal posts!

Raygn wanted to go bowling, have pizza, and go swimming for his birthday! On Saturday we went bowling & had pizza, then went to Grandpa and Grandma Robertson's and went swimming in the hot tub! He thought it was great. Raygn and I played hid the lid in the hot tube and when the other person was hiding it we had to get out, which was nice since the water was sooo hot!

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Thursday, January 8, 2009


This is my dad, Aleigha, and I this summer.

My dad and all my siblings ~Ruth, Don, Viv, Dad, Lonz(his wedding)Me, Kris, & Colleen -oldest to youngest!

Dad and his boys!

A picture of a picture! My mom and dad...years ago.

I LOVE my dad so much. He has been such a big part of my life. As a little girl I remember hauling hay with him, he would load the hay and I would climb up the hay stack. When he was done I would jump to him. I totally trusted him. Then sometimes he would let me sit on his lap and "drive" home. In 1982 I was 4 and my little sister Kristy and I were home alone (dad was milking and the other kids were at school, Nik must have been with grandmother) and there was an earthquake, I ran to the window because I thought that our house had been moved just like on the Wizard of Oz and dad wouldn't be able to find us! When I was a sophomore in high school I wasn't 16 and homecoming was coming up I talked my dad into coming to the dance with me. That was so fun, we went flying, played with boomerangs, had dinner all over town, and danced at the dance! I need to find those pictures. I remember standing next to my dad in the pickup. When he was the bishop I would go sit on his lap up on the stand. ( I would always fall asleep and wake up on the floor) I think the thing that sticks out the most is my dad's testimony of the gospel. He made sure we had F.H.E. every week. Mostly on Sunday because we were never there on Mondays. He taught me the gospel and made sure that I always knew there was a way back. No one is ever to far gone to repent. He made it so I knew I will one day get to be with my mom again. He loves her so much and tells us what a great person she is, so when people tell me I am like her I know that is a pretty big compliment. Dad I hope you had a great birthday, Love your BUG
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy Birthday my Sister!!

Two of my sisters-Kristy and Colleen
It is Kristy's Birthday today and she lives clear down in Arizona, so we don't get to see her very much anymore. I love her so much and have so many good memories of her and I growing up. I guess I will share a few. Kris remember when you wanted to come with me to feed the cows in the tractor and I went to shut the door and your finger got shut in it? I felt so bad because I had to go milk for Viv so she could take you to the hospital. Tanning on the tramp and Viv's home teachers coming and almost busting us? Walking back from the cellar and you grabbed my hand and scared the crap out of me because I thought someone was grabbing me so I screamed and that scared you so you screamed too! Being Friends in school and getting to play basketball together. Talking you into playing so we could play together and going to summer ball camp up at Moscow and the fire alarm went off in the dorms and we slept thru it and the coach got so mad. (it didn't even wake us up!) You falling asleep standing up holding that bottle for dad to jug the cow...getting up at 5:00am every day is tiring. You being so nice and letting me wear your BRAND NEW shirt before you wore it. Kris I just could go on but I want you to know how much I LOVE you and miss getting to hang out with you. I hope you had a great birthday!

Kris, me, Jodie(Don's wife), Colleen(Nik)
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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Basketball season started

Ryan is coaching the 3rd and 4th grade team for the second year. He had one practice and today was the 1st game. Dietrich vs. Carey The boys did really good and won 38 to 1. There are some really good athlete's on that team it will be fun to watch them grow up together! Raygn was Ryan's assistant for the day he loves basketball and being part of the team. Addie's team played right after the boys game and won 26 to 14. She is still a little timid on the court but we are working on that! They both did so good and had fun.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Shooting Guns

Steve, Surbrina, & their kids came over for lunch and to shoot guns. Steve got a new gun for Christmas and wanted to shoot. I like to shoot and Ryan is a pro so it was really fun. Steve did beat me I was a little off on my shooting today but I am going to go was the cold weather!! How about a rematch in the summer?
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