"they left us something more precious than silver and gold..."

Friday, August 28, 2009

hanging lake

hanging lake, glenwood springs - colorado...i did this hike 11 years ago when i was a freshmen at mesa state college in grand junction, co. it is located about an hour away from gj...we were driving to st. george this weekend and thought it would be fun to stop and do with all the girls! we kinda forgot how hard it was but we didn't realize until about half way up and you know when you are half way up...you just keep going! the girls were major troopers...you hike up on switch back rocks for a mile all the while there is a stream coming down the mountain on your right hand side...the stream comes from the lake at the top...it's pretty amazing.

Favorite quotes while hiking:
Lucy "Everybody look...those boys are naked" (said very loudly, pointing to some guys hiking with their shirts off...)
Savannah...singing..."O-R-A-N-G-E...O-R-A-N-G-E...that's how we spell RED" (kindergarten is obviously doing wonders for her)
Lucy "I can't wait to get back and get into that hot lava" (she heard cam & i talking about getting into the "hot tub" at the hotel)
Lucy...while driving to the hotel...loudly from the back seat "mom did you know my boyfriend is david enchilada?"...she meant archuleta...how she even knows his name i'm not sure.
**Gotta luv the great outdoors**

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Vannah gave a beautiful talk this Sunday at church on how Temple Blessings Unite our Families. I videoed her before we left for church, she did a great job...I was so proud of her. We are so fortunate to live so close to a temple...I''m so grateful for the purpose it has in our lives.

One of my favorite quotes from last conference is: "You are never lost when you can see the temple. The temple will provide direction for you and your family in a world of chaos. It is an eternal guidepost which will help you from getting lost in the "midst of darkness" by Elder Stevenson.

*i luv how she says "directions when we are lost!"

Monday, August 17, 2009


nothing funner than a sleepover with your very best friends...last night i was closing down "shop" and i saw vanny's light on...went to see what she was doing...she was asleep...pretty cute.

have a fantastic monday!

Friday, August 14, 2009

kindy: "Ken-Dee"

my "baby girl" started kindergarten this week...hard to believe. while it is a little tough to realize how quickly the past 5 1/2 years have gone bye...i couldn't be more excited for this new beginning in her life. starting school is one of life's greatest adventures...learning to read, making friends, how you grow to love your teacher, school spirit wear (go cubs!), gym class, the library & the book fair, the cafeteria, recess, the amazing computers...
the list goes on and on.

lucy lu cried all morning..."mommy i just wanna go to school with vannah okay"...i mean all morning...crying. i didn't even get a chance to cry because lucy did enough for us both!

she was a little gun shy as we walked into her classroom...but they warmed up the kindy's with a story on the rug, one last kiss & hug and we left. day two, we are driving up to the school and she says "you don't need to walk in mommy, just drive the car up there and drop me off outside that door"...needless to say, the shyness didn't last long.

seems like yesterday i was in kindergarten...time sure does fly.
*note to jillian...quit growing so fast sweet baby.