Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Family Picture

We finally have a family picture worth sharing and putting in a frame on our wall. Everyone is almost looking at the camera, and we are all kind of smiling. After 5 years we now have a picture that will do.

Blessing day

It was McKayla's blessing day. Her extended family came from Utah, Idaho, and California to show their support and love.

I had a spiritual experience watching her surrounded by a circle of the Priesthood. She was safe and protected from all the evil influences of the world. Just like we can be kept safe as we surround ourselves in the mantle of the spirit. I hope this was a maternal premonition that she will stay close to the Lord throughout her life.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hard Life

It must be hard to be 5 months old. So many demands, so many things to do. She's just exhausted.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


My husband is a hunter, yet while we live here its been a sacrifice for him, not being able to go. So to substitute his desire he traded down from deer and elk to varmints and rabbits that terrorize Grandpa's yard and garden. No worries, I won't be mounting this on our wall. It becomes coyote food. We leave it out on a special rock, and the coyotes come and eat it at night.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Is this a calander picture or some nursery advertisement?

Nope, its a rose that I grew and my hubby captured on film. Impressive huh. I'm proud of myself. Its amazing what a little fertilizer can do. Even when I'm not changing diapers I'm still dealing with poo, I never would have imagined my life turned into this. :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Last Day of Mom School

This was the last day of mom school. Z for zoo and "zee end" Look at those faces concetrating. One of the best parenting decisions I have participated in thus far of my mom career was mom school. We got together 2x a week with these four little boys.

On our last day I hosted an alphabet egg hunt. With a different letter on each egg. Do these boys look excited or what?

They all ended up with full bags and a knowledge of the alphabet.