Friday, October 29, 2010


Today was our 3 year birthday of our sweet, little Aspyn. As some of you may remember as her first birthday approached we challenged ourselves and others to join us in a month of service to honor her. Later I thought how I would have to make it a point to serve others and that I should be just be in the habit of always doing it, after all isn't that how our Savior was. Now 2 years after that challenge and as I look back over this month I realize how much more we take advantage of the opportunities to serve. This month we didn't sit down and discuss who or how we were going to serve, but we still were blessed with many opportunities. I am so grateful for our Angel, and the blessings we have been given because of her. I am thankful that because of her we have been strengthened as a family. It is never easy but she helps to make it all worthwhile, she is a constant reminder of what I truly want in life!
We love you, Aspyn

Monday, October 25, 2010


This past week was a busy one for us .... well, mostly the weekend anyway. Ky qualified for Cross Country State Championship and ran in it last Wednesday. The day was perfect for her to be running, the weather was awesome and the park was beautiful. It was a hard run with all of the hills though. She finished and ended up earning the Varsity Letter award for it! She enjoyed doing Cross Country and is looking forward to track in the spring. They only place the first 10 runners in so I don't know where she finished.
Randy's grandma Ogden passed away the Saturday before and we knew that her funeral would be coming. We got to spend time with some of Randy's family when they stayed at our home for a couple of days. It was really great getting to see them, especially when we don't get to see them very often. I was preparing for a Toy/Food drive for our community on Saturday and also a Bridal shower for one of my previous laurels so I was a little stressed trying to fit everything in, but all went well without any hitches. I made it to the drive for an hour, then we were off to the funeral, I had to leave a little early to get back for the shower, and when the shower was over Randy, Kylie, and I went to her Cross Country banquet where she received her team award and her letter award. All-in-all it was a good day and I am glad it is all over!
Our family has decided to try the counsel we have received in several of the past conferences of having a gratitude journal. It has always sounded good to me, but I have not been able to get myself to do it. Last night I had the thought that perhaps we could do it as a family, so each day we will each write 3 things that we are grateful for. I will try to share some of them from time to time. Here are a few so far .... comfortable chairs, grass, music, cooler temperatures, garbage cans, puddles, windows, and rain. The kids told me that they were going to end up getting weird if we have to do it everyday and we can't repeat ourselves; but I told them that is okay it may not seem so weird after you recognize that you are grateful for these things. We will see how it goes!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Okay I know I am getting old, but this is really bad!!! I thought I posted this video a couple days ago .... turns out I didn't finish doing it though and I didn't remember until Randy was looking to see if I had updated the blog yet today. There is my DUH moment of the week. You can't really see Dal in the video cause he is in the middle and I didn't even know he was dancing yet because I was busy watching the Hip Hop Company dance. It's too bad you can't really see him either because he does the pose thing at the end really well! I've said it before but Dal just really pulls the hip hop thing off well.
The kids are on their fall break now, it just started today. I'm not sure how we are going to fill the time as Randy is working his normal days off this week. Kylie had a track meet today up in Park City and improved her time by 5 minutes over her last meet. She really enjoyed it today too! She doesn't like running the hills however. Now the rest of the month and the beginning of next month will be very busy for her. She is performing with her Ballroom Company in their school performance of CATS. She has 3 different routines for it and lots of extra practices. So for any who feel like it could be fun watching a school performance of a Broadway show, let us know and I'll give you more info on it. The performances run November 3rd-11th. We will even welcome our out-of-town family members!!!!

Dal's Hippity Hoppity HIP HOP