Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mothers Day

As Mother's day recently came and went, I was pondering about all the amazing women in my life and the lives of my children. I feel luck to have awesome sisters, sister-in-laws and mom. You have been there for me through hard times, crazy times and fun times. I feel blessed to be part of your family. I love you.

Taylor and her crazy mom

Grandma with the girls the day they got their ears pierced

Grandma with Kylie and Dallin

Grandma with grand kids at Tyler's baby blessing

Laurie with baby Tyler about one month old

So many friends and family have assisted me in raising and teaching my children. You are all amazing and I am thankful to each of you. Many of you are dear friends and I consider you part of my family. Words will never really express how much you mean to me and my kids. THANK YOU!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


So, I wasn't ever going to even start a post because I can't ever seem to keep up with it. And I was right! So, It has now been almost a year since my last post and I don't know if I am really doing this correctly. So, breathe easy..... I am alive.

I don't know when I will post again, but I will try to do a little better. (No Promises)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Aspen Grove Part 5

In the afternoon on Saturday we all met back together for what they call Aspen Follies. We got in groups and competed on different teams against others. It was really fun.

Courtney doing the potato sack race

We had to get into this and walk down, around a cone and back in record time

Courtney on the volleyball court

Taylor hanging out at the park

At the end of everything, we were tired, but VERY happy!! We definitely made great memories we will remember for a long time!!

Aspen Grove part 4

While the kids went in their different age groups to do activities, I was able to go and listen to speakers, do pottery, arts and crafts and the rope course.

Taylor's group was the bobcats

Courtney was in the wildcats group

Amy in pottery class

Karen, AnnaLisa, Natalie, Amy, Sandra

getting ready for the ropes course

Aspen Grove part 3

We made a lot of new friends and had lots of fun
Courtney, Emma, Summer and Taylor

Courtney, Summer and Emma CarterCourtney eating in the dining room with new friends
Emma, Summer, Sandra and Mariah Carter

Saturday Night Family Dance:

Taylor dancing the "YMCA" dance

Courtney dancing with friends

Taylor doing the limbo

Courtney doing the limbo

Aspen Grove part 2

More pictures of Aspen Grove:
This is the girls standing outside our cabin

They had a cool, little farm area where the kids could play and they had all old fashion phones, barber shops, cash registers, etc. They loved it and played there often.Hopefully this is the only time I see my kids behind bars...

Courtney trying to escape

Look at Taylor's face and how mischievous she looks

Aspen Grove Single Parent Retreat Part 1

The bishopric invited me to attend Aspen Grove Single Parent Retreat this year with my kids. I was hesitant to go but really did enjoy it....

Here are some pics of the girls having fun on the animal statues

(I hope this is the only kind of boys she ever kisses)

Here are pictures of the staff on the first night at orientation/fireside.