Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer’s here… {Sunday Snapshot}

A perfect day for Lagoon  DSC02417DSC02414Nostalgia, such fun memories of this place, glad my kids get to make some too

DSC02435DSC02438The girls are just tall enough to ride all the fun rides.  They love rollercoasters like the rest of us, Wicked & Colossus their favorite!  Sage had to bring her cute wedge sandals to make it on, since she’s a tad bit shorter then Sophie.  It would totally stink if Sophie could ride them and not Sage. 

DSC02423picnic lunch between rides, this was the first time we brought our own food, it was nice having our private place to meet in the park, no lines or crowds, & good food.

DSC02441Pioneer Village, love this place



Rattlesnakes Rapids, look who got soaked.  hee, hee (I put a bag over my head to stay dry :)

This was a totally fun day amongst a really sad week, later, but thanks to all the prayers.  Love my family dearly!

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Piano Recital- {Sunday Snapshot}


Sage’s Recital

Sage cracks me up, she doesn’t like being in the spotlight and looks bored in her performance, lol, but she loves piano and her fun teacher.

Sophie’s Recital

Good job girls!  Not bad for only seven months of lessons, kudos to their talented teacher.  They really enjoy piano and practice often throughout the day, even learning their big brothers songs. 


Their first roses :), thanks dad!  They came straight from soccer, had to dress and do hair in the car. 


They loved getting roses from dad and took good care of them- keeping them in the sun with plenty of water and rose food.  Such disappointment when they saw them die so quickly, I should’ve warned them that once cut, they don’t last long.  At least they enjoyed them for a short time.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sweet Summer BBQ

DSC_6950A perfect night for a backyard BBQ, enjoying the evening moon & view


DSC_6905Cheeseburgers, Ceaser Salad, & Creamies- tasty potluck









boys and their I-Pads,   kids playing 500

DSC_6941DSC_6939  ended around the fire pit, fun times!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Quite the athletes- they made it!


If  it has anything to do with a ball, or sports, Sophie and Sage are into it.  Basketball, kickball, tennis, biking, swimming…  but soccer is their all time favorite, they even sleep in soccer shorts.   They were on two soccer teams this year (long story, but it worked out great, phew)

Scan 2The Red Dragons

this was a fun team.  They may be one of the smallest on the field, but don’t let that fool you, they really stand out.  The coaches wife said the coach wanted to take them home, so impressed with them & their skills, and their cuteness of course.  He chuckled each time they made a goal with their cool, matter-of-fact look on their face like “that was easy”.  They are such naturals, kick it right with such power,  play positions, don’t steal the ball from their teammates or throw elbows like some do, and have good sportsmanship.  It is a darling team and they made many new friends.  Red Dragons won all but one game ;)  Go Red Dragons!

Green dragons Sage

Green dragons Sophie and the Green Dragons (hmmm, wonder who made up the names :)

“Peace, love, rock the field.  Peace, peace, love, love, rock the field!”  was the cute cheer this team cheered each week.  This is their 3rd and last year playing on this awesome team (I think they only lost once or twice in 3 years),  they learned a lot on this team- playing positions, great form, teamwork, they’ll miss it and their friends, but both girls made the Sparta Premier team.  They are so excited!  another girl from this team made it too :). woohoo S & S!

I am happy for them, it’s not an easy team to make.  They started training last week and it should be good, but I’m concerned at some of the tactics, they have a  pretty controlling coach.  Their practices are almost 2 hours long, luckily only twice a week right now.  So far they like it and want to go for it.  So Sparta it is, they have their first tournaments in Park City in Aug.

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Speaking of sports, this was another amazing team that Trevor (#17) was on- undefeatable! (only one in the league that didn’t lose).  But the best part is how the boys played together and their amazing coach.  He was professional and great with the boys, a step above of the rest.  He even calmed the parents when the score was close.  Good job boys, great season!!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Schools Out

for summer…




Looking forward to a lot of this… & a little hiking, bike riding (we rode the river trail yesterday with the family- 9 miles, phew :), BBQ’s, dance recitals, football & soccer games, along with some good summer reading. Love this time of year! We’re missing Josh, he’s in Lake Powell for a week with friends, and Nick’s getting things ready for his mission, it will be here before we know it, sigh.


Sunday, June 05, 2011

Baptism day for Sophie & Sage- {Sunday Snapshot}


Sage left, Sophie right



These first pictures from a visit to Temple Square a week before their baptism, the girls counting down the days, such pure little girls!  It was a little strange when perfect strangers came up with their camera and asked if they can take a picture.


Jesus, their hero


Sage (left) and Sophie (rt), excitement and butterflies on their special day.  Our family was asked to sing for the musical number at their baptism, “My Life is a Gift”,  many said we harmonized well.  It was a large group with seven children getting baptized, so neat directing the opening song with a full congregation singing “I Love to See the Temple”, it’s been awhile since I’ve directed music. 

DSC_6669After the baptism, we met at the house for BBQ meatballs, Asian salad, fruit, and yummy cake to celebrate.  I was lame and too busy visiting to get pictures of our guests.  We are so thankful for those who joined us on their special day- their primary teachers, our new bishop, piano teacher,  friends and family, so many that made it special for them.  I couldn’t ask for a better baptism day for our girls, and they felt so good.  Sage said she felt the Holy Spirit, I’ll bet Sophie did too.  


So neat having Nick baptize Sage, and Paul baptized Sophie.  And the confirmation Paul gave brought tears to my eyes, it was so meaningful.

DSC_6725Sage holding precious baby Libby (my nieces miracle baby).  She was born 10 wks early, weighing only 2 lbs, 3 oz.  She’s a fighter and is now off of oxygen and out of premie clothes, such a blessing!

Below are the girls “All About Me” forms.  They filled them out independently, such similarities and differences.  The bishop called them up in church to welcome them as the newest members of our ward and read about them, very cute, they have a sweet connection with our new bishop, he’s great with kids.  I love that they both put Jesus as their hero!  

DSC_6735BTW, Sophie’s favorite food is Steak, she was deciding between that and chicken enchilada’s


Love you tons Sophie and Sage, and great choice to be baptized!

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