Wednesday, January 28, 2009

it's cold

Last Monday, we went to the waterfall and Ken's lake. The weather was so wonderful. The lake was frozen over and so the children enjoyed "ice skating". The ice was 4-8 inches deep, and there were quite a few ice-fisherman on the lake (yes, I thought of Brian and Steve Norman). The hike to the waterfall was just right for Whytney's little legs, yet challenging enough to wear off some of the redheads energy (of course, they hop from rock to rock to rock to rock to rock...) We certainly haven't hiked enough this year. I hope this starts a new trend.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Winter homecoming 2009

It's been a busy week for Athena! On Tuesday, we went to SLC so that Athena could be a part of the new Jenny Phillip's CD to be released in August. She is a part of the Jenny Phillip's choir and they were invited to sing on the new CD. It was only 1 song, but Athena got to sing in a real recording studio and her name will appear on the CD. She walked into the studio very nervous and walked out of the studio walking on clouds. We left Moab at noon and got home at midnight. It was a crazy trip. I got to see my sister for 2 hours (wish it could of been longer)! So that alone made the trip worth it to me;) My sister has a tendency to spoil me and my family. We came home with lots of hand-me-downs and new clothes (from a store that went out of business)! My sister is very thoughtful and I will think of her every time we wear the clothes! THANKS TRINA!

Then on Thursday was the Senior Snowball. It is now taking the place of winter homecoming. Athena got to be a part of royalty. Here are some pics. I happen to think that she was the prettiest girl there (she was certainly the most modest!) Jimmy's sister Chris made a jacket for the dress and made it sparkle. Jasmine and Cassie did her hair and nails, so she felt like a princess. Her date was Lacie Walker and they had a great time.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Okay, so it has been awhile since I have posted. Gees, we are busy. Mostly, we are trying to get back into the swing of things now that the holidays are over sob:(, sob:( I think that I enjoyed being with my family (Jimmy in particular) over the holidays too much! It's so nice not to have any responsibilities, to sleep in, and play all day. Now back to the real world. Hopefully, I will find a little more time to post.

Aaron's first year at Basketball! He loves it. He is very good at defense, a little exuberant at shooting (the ball usually is an "air ball") and very enthusiastic about playing. It's been fun to watch him.

Our niece, Ashley Holyoak was recently married in the Mt. Timpanogas temple to Jacob Mason (Jan 2). They are a delightful couple and it was a joy to go to their sealing. I love sealings, I get all weepy. I always remember back to the time Jimmy and I were sealed for time and all eternity. Marrying Jimmy was definitely the best decision I ever made. His family is pretty cool too! Anyway, here's a picture of Ashley!