Thursday, April 28, 2011


getting ready for the Easter egg hunt

Chad took Zach to the 0-2 egg hunt

I took the big kids to the 6-9 yr old egg hunt.

Zach would not stand by the dang bunny so here we are, loving the bunny!

The kids sitting on the back of the firetruck after the egg hunt!

Just a sample of what we left the Bunny!  Sami was so excited and worried about whether or not the bunny had enough to eat! (really, oh ya)

A cute note she left the bunny!

Easter morning-- wake up Chad-- nice hair Sami-

This was suppose to be one of those great "Easter, new church clothes" shots OR my kids are all challenged!  Bless their hearts!  I tried!

Field Trips and Spring Break

Kindergarten Field Trip at Wheeler Farm

Alex and some of the other Kindergartner's at Wheeler Farm  (they look thrilled)

I went with Alex on his field trip to Wheeler Farm.  We have been there a million times, but it was really fun for him to ride the bus and be with some of his friends.  We rode the hay wagon and watch a guy make horseshoes with fire.  It was cool.

We went to Idaho for spring break for a couple of days!  It was nice to get away and do some fun things.  Sami and Alex played in the snow.  We went for a walk one afternoon with umbrellas in the rain, by the time we got back to grandma's house it was snowing.  There is something very adventuresome about walking in the rain.  The kids loved it.  Zach had the opportunity to play with Tate.  He is Reed and Courtney's oldest. He just turned 3.  They had a great time together.  While I was there my mom took me and Courtney to dinner for my 35th birthday and to a high school play (we laughed so hard I cried).  It was a really really fun trip!  The night before we came home my mom made homemade french fries and the kids had a pick nick on her kitchen floor.   Again, it was a fun trip and it was great to see family and make some special memories!  thanks mom~

Zach and Tate playing on the stairs

A night out with the ladies for my 35th birthday!

Pick nick with homemade french fries and cousins!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Grandma's Funeral

I have not blogged for several weeks and there is always so much to going on.  Life is great that way!  I am turning 35 and had to get a new drivers license, ss card and passport!  That has taken most of the month of March to do all three.  My grandma Dayton passed away.  She was 101 years old.  I never really felt super close to her and I don't have a ton of personal memories of her, which is sad!  The kids and  I went to her funeral in Cokeville, Wyoming.  Chad couldn't make it.  The funeral was very special.  I learned a lot about myself as I heard my uncles speak of my Grandma and some of her qualities.  They said she was mild and happy and always willing to serve.  Those are some of the qualities I think I got from her.  Also, there was a general authority there  (which is her son in law L.Tom Perry) and two members of the seventy.  That was kind of neat.  I thought the best part of the funeral was the closing song when all the grandchildren and spouses got up and sang together.  There are 49 grandchildren.  I was overwhelmed when we sang.  I felt so much love and was so proud to be part of that great heritage.  I felt the spirit pour over me with such pure love, that tears filled my eyes as I sang.  It was a "once in a lifetime" experience.  Afterwards, I had the chance to visit with cousins and family!  I am so thankful for such a great family! 

The Pall Bearers and some of the grandsons!!

Cathy, Courtney and I got the giggles during the song practice!

Some of the grandchildren at song practice!