Inspiring Quotes

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." -James Barrie

"Find joy in the journey now!" -Pres. Thomas S Monson

"Come what may and love it." -Joseph B Worthlin

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Well i wasn't sure if we ever actually would but after a 4 day very long car ride we MADE it!! we arrived at our place in Midlothian VA at around 3 am EST on Saturday morning and are finally finishing getting settled. it has been a really fun trip actually, we are extremely blessed with kids who don't mind traveling, i guess if thats not Heavenly Fathers way of letting us know we are doing the best thing for us right now i don't know what is :) we stayed the night in Cheyenne WY, Omaha NE (which was great the kids and Jason all threw up that night within 2 hours of eachother, fun fun) and Mt Vernon IL. We drove through St Louis MO right as it was getting dusky and it was so beautiful, the highway goes right down past the temple and the arch, we went over both the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and Evie was so impressed she had to call both her grandma's and tell them about  the huge rivers she had just seen. it was a great drive beautiful scenery, but nothing compares with Midlothian. It literally appears out of the forest, Jason and the kids can walk 100 yards from our apartment and be on a hike, and is just surrounded by gorgeous green everywhere. we got a taste yesterday of what jason will be knocking in yesterday, first it was 95 degrees and humid as "you know where" and then 3 hours later it was freezing and dumping rain like you wouldn't believe. the thunder and lightning were amazing!!!! any ways now my kids need naps and so do i!!!!! i will post pics when i get them developed cause no more digi cam for me. :(

Thursday, April 17, 2008

2008 Bonneville Bonnevaires Tour de Chicago

I just returned from one the best trips i have ever been on!!  i went with Shari and Rozie's choir to Chicago for the Festival of Gold Choir Competition, in which their choir took 1st place might i add!!!! the kids in the choir are absolutely amazing! I have never been with a group of kids that get along better, love eachother more, accept anyone and everyone. they made me feel like i was a member of their choir. we did some way fun things!! the first pic is of Rozie and our friend Taunalee Clark in outside the Museum of Science and Industry. The second is Taunalee and I with a member  of the Blue Man Group. AWESOME!!! if ever you get the opportunity to see it I would highly recommend it! and the 3rd is a me, Taunalee, Nathan Day, Chelsea Stucki, Katie Lewis, Ryan Hemsley, and Dalan Guthrie at the Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. We also went and saw Wicked AMAZING!!!! Ate some incredible deep dish Chicago style pizza, ate popcorn that Oprah buys every morning on her way to work at a place called Garretts on the Magnificent Mile and millions of other funly fabulous things!! I had 6 wonderful days of no kids no hubby and lots of fun!! Thanks Bonnevaires!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Bad Hair Day

Shari came down last weekend to try knocking for the first time (she has signed on in our office as a Pinnacle sales girl in Richmond VA this summer) and we had a blast having her here! It will be fun to have her live with us this summer. Marianne was so much fun last summer. While she was here she and Evie were goofing around and had a grand ole time doing this...

Evie loves to have a good excuse to make silly faces at the camera. :) and she loves to go cross eyed.
I am going to CHICAGO this week!!! HIP HIP HOORAY!! I get to chaperone for the Bonnevaires (Shari and Rozie's high school choir) Tour. I am way excited. We get to go see Wicked and the Blue Man Group. And do alot of other touristy things like the Sears Tower. AAAAHHH!! I am so so so so so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just in case it wasn't completely evident. This month is going to be a super crazy busy one!! This week I go to Chicago, Jason goes to Indiana, the kids go to Grandma's. As soon as we get back we pack like crazy for 2 days straight, haul all our stuff up to Idaho to store at my parents and then on the 21st we head off to our newest adventure in summer sales in Richmond VA. We will see if I make it through the month :)