Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fire Chief

Here's our had fire chief to the rescue!
Such a trooper (quite literally) to wear a hat that Grant gave him.

Grant and James are wearing their own hats, ready to fight any fires.

We sure love all our kids and are so grateful to have them.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

The kids saw the lunar eclipse.
First we climbed on the roof, but then we joined our neighbors and stared forever at the dark, night sky.
Finally we saw a bit of the red moon.
We couldn't see it before because it was at a full eclipse.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

General Women's Conference

Joyanne and I surprised my mom by coming to the General Women's Conference with her.
We had a fun day with Aunt Linda and her family.
Going to conference together have us a spiritual high.
Going to Leatherby's after was a yummy adventure.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Spooky and Scary

Our Haunted house gets better and better every day.
We have great actors.
Our family, in particular, is having lots of fun.

We have great friends helping us out too.
Thanks Dan!

And here's the spooky side of me.
"I vaunt to suck your blood." ;)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Moments of Fun

Daddy has worked lots of overtime lately and we all have worked on the Haunted House.
But yesterday and today we had a few minutes to relax and have fun.

Joyanne took a picture of me tickling Daddy.

Joyanne and I painted toenails.
Grant REALLY wanted his toenails painted too.
I don't like my boys with toes painted, but I gave in today and painted his toes with a clear, sparkly polish.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Games! Games! Games!

I received a few different games for my birthday.
We have enjoyed playing lots of games all together.
Sometimes we get a little crazy in our play.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Happy Birthday, Grant!

Happy 4th Birthday, Grant!
Grant's birthday was actually Thursday, but we celebrated today because Daddy was home and the day could be more devoted to Grant and not our busy schedule.
Fun day ahead for this little tyke.
We went to Lagoon and enjoyed a bit of Frightmares.
Grant loved his Swedish Fish Cake.

Friday, September 18, 2015


Wow! Life has been crazy busy.
With school and all the activities that come with it AND our haunted house, it seems we are never home.
Joyanne had fun doing her science experiment and creating different gases.
These online classes through UOS are going so great.
She is learning a lot and has so much free time on her hands.

Our haunted house gets better and better every night.
We just had a make-up artist join our crew.
His experience with haunted houses is amazing.
He's going to be a great asset to our team.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Family Home Evening

The kids had their cousins over for family night.
 They had fun together doing all sorts of stuff.
Families can be together forever and we are working to build our relationships so we can be a stronger family.
Doing Family Home Evening draws us closer to each other and to Heavenly Father and the Savior.
I'm grateful the Lord has put a wonderful program in place to bless our lives and our families.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Happy Birthday!

I turned a year older and wiser too.
The kids and Daddy spoiled me with lots of treats and Fun games.

I absolutely loved my delicious cherry frosted, Skittles cake.
I don't usually eat a lot of sweets these days, but I ate 2 servings of this scrumptious cake.
We celebrated my birthday but go to the Brigham City Peach Days parade.
In the evening we ran out haunted house.
It was a GREAT birthday.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Haunted School

We have been so busy creating THIS haunted house.
Time is just flying by.
Come by and check out what our family has been working on together for weeks.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Aunt Becca and Uncle Bryon

My kids just love their Uncle Bryon and Aunt Becca.
They came home from their trip to Chicago with lots of gifts.
The kids were all excited, of course.
James and Grant received cute hats Anna cuddly bears.
Jaden and Hiram received balls and bats; all themed for the cubs and the white Sox.
Noah received a shirt and Daddy received a jacket.
Joyanne loved her Nauvoo temple necklace, and I felt so lucky to get a Nauvoo temple plate and snow globe.
They sure spoiled us.
Becca and Bryon mean so much to us and We are glad They are family.
We love spending time with them.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Martin Harris' Grave

We drove up to Clarkston Utah to visit the place where Martin Harris was buried at 92 years old.
We enjoyed visiting the cemetery and pondering on one of the witnesses to The Book of Mormon.
Martin Harris truly was a remarkable man.

So, we were getting ready to go home when we realized the doors were locked AND the keys were inside. :(
Being 30 minutes from home, we couldn't walk home or run and grab keys.
So, we found some thin wire that holds up hanging flower pots on one of the graves.
Daddy slid the wire into the corner of the door.
He worked and worked for about 30 minutes to get the door open.
In the meantime, I texted some awesome neighbors who were going to bring our spare keys to the rescue.
Just as they were leaving, Daddy got the door opened.
Daddy makes everything a fun adventure, and instead of getting stressed out, he turned a bad situation into a fun adventure!

Sunday, September 6, 2015


I taught the boys how to play Snap after looking up how to online.
Now they're playing it over and over and over again.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Dog Sitting

We are Dog Sitting my sister's dogs for the week.
They are great little buddies for each other and good companions for the kids and me.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

First Day of School

Joyanne is now in 8th grade.

James is in 1st grade, Jaden is in 3rd grade, Hiram is in 5th grade, Grant is in preschool, and Noah is in 6th grade.

James is in a Spanish Immersion program and excited to be learning Spanish.