Tuesday, April 15, 2014


The boys set their alarm so they could get up and see the moon.  I ask them to wake me up so I could see too.  Well, I didn't need them to wake me up, the dogs heard them get up and went crazy!

I wish that we would have know that if we would have gotten up at 130 instead of 1 we would have see the total eclipse.  But I did get this.

Thad is at the table looking through the telescope and Tucker is on the left sitting in the chair.  Know it's hard to see.

I told them they could stay up for another half an hour to watch while I went back to bed.  Thad was upset because it was just getting completely covered by that time. It was still cool though.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

April Conference

I was just a little excited for this General Conference.  I made sure I didn't have to do any homework and printed off plenty of coloring pages for Katy to do.  It has been a long time since I have been able to just sit and watch the whole thing without something else going on.

It was even better because my parents were here.  Our truck broke down on our way home from town on Wednesday night and they came out to tow it to the dealer in Tooele for us.

Thad made a conference notebook like the one that Norma, Celest, Kathryn, Nana and I did when we went to the Women's Conference the night of Norma's baptism.  He set himself up right here.

Nana cross-stitched and Papa played Candy Crush. :0)

Nate, unfortunately had homework to work on.

Katy had to sit on my lap and needed my attention more than I wanted but still allowed me to listen and take notes.

Just some of my notes. :0)

The branch did a BBQ for the men before the Priesthood session and Tucker was able to go.  My young man.  I crafted during this but it was still super cool to be able to listen to it on the tv.  I will wait til the Ensign comes out to take notes on that one.

I just loved listening to the conference talks and then getting on facebook and seeing all the memes that people made from the same quotes I had written down.  To make it even better, I loved being able to discuss things over with my Mom.  Nate is usually working and it is so great to talk things out when they are still fresh on your mind and I loved talking them over with my mother, feeling the Spirit speak to us and feeling the Lord in my home for two whole days.  It was even great because the kids would talk to us about what stood out for them too.  What a wonderful experience to have and I cannot wait til October. :0)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

One Last Surprise

We made a quick trip to town, (Nate needed his cop car worked on) and went to see Aunt Becky and Addie.  They had a gift for Norma's baptism and forgot to bring it.  I knew that Norma would like to see Addie again anyways so we stopped really quick.

They gave her some smarties and this beautiful bracelet. 

She loves it and wears it all the time!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Let's Go Fly A Kite

Papa brought out kites for the kids and loved flying them.  It was the perfect wind for it too.  Katy got away with just having Papa tie her kite to the car. :0)

Baptism Day

What an important day in our family. Norma has made the choice to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

This is my baptism dress.  I found it when I was unloading totes from the storage shed.  I was shocked to find it.  I loved that it fit her but she said it was too itchy to wear to the church so I let her change back into her jammies to go over.

Tucker and Thad gave the talks on baptism and the Holy Ghost.  They both did just wonderful and I couldn't be prouder of them.

Here are just some pictures from before.

We had just a few family member that could make it and these are the men that were there.  Papa, Nate, President Holloway and John.

It was short and sweet.  Where we get to pick and do baptisms on our own out here, it was really quick.  I don't think anyone complained though.

We had Nana and Papa, John and Celest, Jeremiah and Kristy, Kelly and James, Kathryn, Becky and Addie, and Heidi and Brynn come to be here for Norma.

Nana had made Norma a cake.  She had let Norma pick it out and decide what she wanted.  This is how it looked before leaving.

This is what happened after 2 hours in the car.

Thank you to all who came and supported Norma.  And thank you to all of you who were here in spirit.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

I'm Spoiled

Nate made me a cake for my birthday.  This man knows the way to my heart!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Happy Birthday 8 Year Old!

 Well, I have another 8 year old.  Only one left to go.  Norma got to spend the day at school and then come home and help me make her cake.

We had crowns and blowers to celebrate and Katy had a blast.

 John and Celest gave the girls these matching shirts and Norma really wanted to wear them on her birthday.  These are some cute girls!