August 27, 2009


We all love our family tradition of going to the beach for a week every summer. Although this year surely would have been better if all of our family could have come... Allyson was able to fly in and be there for 4 days (Yea!) but Amy started her job teaching High School in Saratoga Springs, Utah so she couldn't come at all. And Leah & Amber, well,...maybe they'll be able to come next year. The weather was great, even a little bit cool. We had a fabulous time and just wish it could last a little we could enjoy more:
*ocean fun *sand castles *beating Grampa Al at chinese checkers *great food *sleeping in *Swirls frozen yogurt *tennis *bike rides *movies *"Wicked" was so much fun! *boogie boarding *reading good books *games *body surfing *sand crab hunting *being entertained by Levi *swimming in the heated pool... and lots of great times...
We love the beach!

August 26, 2009

Kadaman is 9... What?!

My baby turned 21 this week and now my #1 grandson is 9 years old today!!! What the heck is going on?!!! It doesn't seem at all possible that Kaden and Taylor are NINE. They also love to remind us that next year they will be in the double digits!! Time definitely does fly by, whether I want it to or not.

Kaden is such a "cool kid"... He makes us all smile and brightens everyday.
Happy Birthday Kadaman!

This morning I got up early to make him an awesome breakfast... crepes with strawberries, peaches and whip cream. Kaden tolerated it and managed to get down a few bites... until I gave in and gave him yucky cold cereal. (Grampa is the one who gave in and bought Cocoa Krispies for him!)
Kaden, you're our "King for the Day" and we sure love you buddy XO!

August 23, 2009

Ally K is 21 Today!!

How in the world can our baby be 21 years old?! Happy Happy Birthday Allyson Kay...
We love you soooooooo much! You are amazing, wonderful, spiritual, smart, funny, caring, thoughtful, giving, beautiful, genuine, kind, an absolute joy in every way... and so much more.
Words can't express what a blessing and privilege it is for us to be your parents...
Oh! I am so lucky to be your mom. I.Love.You. Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Happy Birthday Allyson XOXOXO!

August 13, 2009

Domesticated Divas Sewing & Craft Camp

About a week ago Jennie said, "Hey Mom, I think we should do a sewing camp for girls..."

We both got a little carried away with ideas and plans (not unusual for us) and by the end of the day Jennie had sent out an email to a few of her friends...
within a couple of hours we had 10 girls coming and a few more on a waiting list.
Yikes!!! (I wasn't even sure we could fill the class!)
We held the Domesticated Divas Sewing & Craft Camp for three days this week and we all had a fabulous time.
The girls were wonderful and we kept them very busy...very, very busy (we took on a little too much) ...
by the end of the three day camp the girls completed:
1) a darling apron 2) custom designed headband 3) personalized tote 4) adorable 6 piece skirt
5) a custom "Anthropologized" shirt to match their skirt!
Today the parents were invited to a very "Diva" fashion show so the girls could debut all the cute stuff they designed and made... WHEEEWWWW!!!
Jennie and I are just a wee bit tired, but we loved every minute and really enjoyed being with these adorable girls.
I am so thrilled that they are all excited about sewing and creating their own stylish outfits and accessories.
They just couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces!!!
The Divas all want to know when the next camp is! I guess Jennie and I better get planning for DDSCC part 2...
What has my daughter gotten me into?