Wednesday, June 23, 2010


So an odd thing happened to me at walmart yesterday. Of course pulling three kids around walmart can get a little hectic and by the time I get to the front of the check out line my kids are begging for a treat, and/or fighting over the little toys on the bottom shelf and I usually realize that I forgot something I really need. This time I just needed some batteries which I knew for a fact were on an end cap just a few checkstands down. I left my place in line (and yes, my kids too) to grab the batteries. As I'm rushing back an old lady stops me. She looked just like your typical grandma. She said, "Hi dear, I want to give you something, but don't want you to be offended." She handed me a twenty dollar bill and continued, "I noticed you had three beautiful girls and that you were having a hard time. I hope this helps in some way." Then she walked away. I hurred back to my kids with tears in my eyes (yes I admit I cried a little). How many times do I notice the trouble others might be having, but don't do anything to help? As I walked out of walmart I was noticing other people that very obvisously needed a twenty dollar bill more than I did, but I don't think it was the monetary need she saw, but more the encouragement that I needed.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Water Party!

Today was nice weather so we had friends over for a water party. I finally dragged out the little pool and bought some slip n' slides. We have a nice little hill in the back yard (you can see from the previously posted photos) that we put the slip n' slides on for even greater fun-woo hoo!

Here are a few pictures of the fun.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Freshness and Father's Day

Today we went to church and afterward we went to a baptism for a friend. While we were at church it rained, hard. After the baptism it had stopped. Everything was clean and fresh. The clouds were just breaking up, and the sun was trying to peek out. What an appropriate day for a baptism. When we got home I thought it was a good time to take some pictures of the yard I've been working so hard on. I've been meaning to take pictures of the yard. I wish I had done this a week or two sooner. More was in bloom and I somewhat had the weeds controlled. Since Jason left, not one weed has been pulled---O'well, right? Here are a few pictures of my work in progress. The work is never done.

Of course the other highlight of the day is that it's father's day. We all miss Jason extra today! The girls were disappointed that they couldn't give daddy the hat they made for him in primary. They weren't too upset when they just HAD to eat the cupcakes they made to go along with the hat. Happy FATHER'S Day Jase! We love you!

To my dad! Papa bear! Happy Father's day! I love you and can't adequately express in words how thankful I am for your love, support, and sacrifice!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day Camp

Here are some fun pictures from today. Isn't Maine so beautiful and isn't Halle just dang cute!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Day One

Many of you already know that I will be a single mom for the next 45 days, well since today is pretty much over now, 44 days. Jason is in Arizona for his job and I get to stay here and hang with my girls. The next 6 weeks will be a little more chaotic, and probably a little lonely, but we'll pull through. Thanks to everyone who has offered to help and I'm sure I'll be accepting those offers as time wears on. Updates will be more frequent in an attempt to update Jase on the true happenings during his absence.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Tonight I read the story of Abinidi to my girls. Abinidi prophesies that people will become slaves to the Lamanites unless they repent. Kenna asked me what a slave was. So I started to explain that a slave was like someone who works really really hard without getting paid. Before I could eplain further, Kenna's eyes lit up and she said, "Oh, like you mom, right?"