Friday, May 29, 2009

Summer has begun!

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Our summer officially started a week ago. No more school. We have a family tradition that we go to Sonic on the last day of school. We have done for 4 years now. The kids have kept busy. They started Swim team 2 weeks ago and go every day and they love it. We had our first Lemonade stand of the summer and A and A earned a whole 1.50. We joined the harkins 1 time a week movie program and we have already had lots of play dates, swimming, playing on the water slide and of course the trusty Trampoline. I am already tired. Not really but we are off to a good...busy.... start! Last year this same time, both the cute man and I were recovering from our mishaps and surgeries and did not get to play with our little chickens like we wanted to. I plan to make up for it this year. A friend yesterday said" I can never get a hold of you, you are never home" That is always true during the school year but even worse now. So call my cell or you are out of luck, and since my message thing on my cell isn't so trusty just keep calling and when I am not play ing with my 3 favorite little people, I will chit- chat but I am looking forward to lots of fun so if you want play just call!
I had to post this it is too funny. What are we all doing and who took this picture???

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I love to make homeade bread, and this turned out yummy. French bread is so delicious!

Graduate 2009

We have a graduate! 1st grade here E comes.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Bday of Cupcakes, Willow Trees and Flowers

My FAVORITE things ( Besides my family and Church) are Cupcakes, Willow Trees and FLOWERS! My birthday was filled with all of these. A few church meeetings, my sweet husband and kids, and friends and family sending lots of well wishes via text messages, phone and email. It was the best bday I have ever had. No pressure and lots of fun. So my hunk baked me a cake, Bought me lots of flowers for the back yard, and is taking me on a steamy date tomorrow. I just love him. I had flowers and cupcakes and movie tickets and gift cards and an adorable outfit. Everyone who knows me knows that I love cookbooks, But I especially love Cook books about Cupcakes! I got one and it is just so cute. Fun day and thanks to all that made it special. Birthdays are not a big thing for me, but I was very humbled to be given so much love! thanks.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday Seven

I haven't done my Sunday Seven post in a while. So here it goes. We have had a jam packed weekend and life (how come that never changes?) But we always have fun!!!!

After a long day at the World Wildlife zoo, Hours on the trampoline, swings and waterslide. Fun hours playing with some of the best kids around, A & A.

Fun on the water slide

Our new used swing set!

That is what it is all about.

Feeding the Giraffes

Rideing the air tram. with it being in the triple digits, it was a nice cool ride in the tree tops.

Hanging at the zoo on the FREE World Wildlife zoo on Cub Scout day!

Mother's day, Dave bought both A and I pretty flowers from the Young Women fundraiser.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Camping in Payson

We went camping in Payson this weekend, and what a fun time we had! We needed to get away. We slept right by the tonto creek and it was beautiful. We can hardly wait to go back! River jumped into the river...immediately! He brought sticks, and pine cones for us to throw into the freezing river the whole time. We made yummy Fajitas and sat around the fire.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Made My Day

So I get this strange package in the mail and it is this..for free because they published one of my recipes. Totally made my day! There is another gal from my stake too. way fun!

The Hoopes 5