Sunday, April 5, 2009

Chicks or No chicks

So I've been thinking for awhile about having chickens. I love farm fresh eggs end especially the brown and blue ones. A friend in my ward was telling me about her hens about 2 months ago. She told me the neighbors don't even know she has them. How nice would it be to have fresh eggs every day. I made the mistake of mentioning this to the kids and of course they won't let up about it. Bryn has been "shopping on line for chicks". The kids tell me they will help take care of them. ( I say uh huh, just like you all take care of the dog!)

Tonight I was over to my sister's for a B-day. Her mother in law has 6 hens. She told me all about how sweet and friendly they are and that they don't stink. I guess we will be visting her this week to check out the set up. For now I'm still thinking!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


So unfortunately I haven't been blogging for awhile and I missed giving Miss B. a birthday tribute.

This february she entered the age 12. My little girl is now a beehive! I remember myself as a beehive, it really wasn't that long ago was it? She is real fun to have around. But does she have sas! She is a very cute girl and well liked at school by both teachers and peers. She has a real cute group of friends that Dave sometimes refers to as the "plastics".

Friday, November 21, 2008

Lauren turns 10 on November 20th!

Lauren is a wonderful child. She is a wonderful friend to all. She always tries to do the right thing. Her teachers love her and she is a straight A student. She is on the student council and everyone loves her. She loves to have a good time and is always silly. She always has her room clean without being asked!! She loves to sing and whistle ALL the time!! We love her in our family!!

Lauren's 10

1. New birthday scooter!

2. Friends

3. playing her recorder(what all 4th graders do)

4. Cafe Rio pork burrito

5. being loved

6. the color orange

7. Skiing

8. Soccer

9. Stuffed Animals

10. Chocolate

Monday, October 27, 2008


Parker my sweet baby boy is now 14 years old. I can't even believe it!! He has really changed alot this year. He looks so much older. He is great kid who does well in school.

14 of his favorite things are:
3-hanging out with friends
4-girls(he pretends he is not interested)
6-collections of junk
7-nice clothes
9-Did I say Junk?
10-Did I say Friends
11-Cafe Rio pork burritos
13- His I-Touch

Friday, August 29, 2008


Wow, another year yet gone by, and summer oh so fast! The 3 older kids started again on August 25th. First grade started a day later and Olivia was off. THey were all very ready to go back. I think they do miss the structure and all their school friends. Excited to wear their new school clothes and use their new back packs and tote bags. Lauren and Bryn had a hard time finding the perfect backpack and tote. We looked for about 1 week. They love to shop!! Lauren 4th grade
Bryn 6th grade
Kids at the bus stop
Olivia on her first day and with the girls. I should have insisted on getting a pic of Parker but he refused.

I really thought I would cry this year having all my children gone all day. I didn't. I think it has to do with me starting back to college also. I have been so distracted I haven't had time to mourn. This is a big year for me that I really thought would never come. I am excited to have some of my own time. But on the same note I do feel much older. I miss my children being young and cute in the preschool ages. They do and say the cutest things. I miss it!
My sweet Parker is now in 8th grade and has really grown this year. He gives me a little bit of teenage grief with his talking back and laziness!

Rawsthorne Reunion is BEAR LAKE, UTAH Aug. 11-15, 2008

WE had a wonderful week in Bear Lake, Utah with Grandma Rawsthorne and her descendents. It was way more fun than I thought it would be. I have the coolest Grandma!! She is 92 years old and so healthy and with it. She know all of her great-grandchildren's names and what they are up too. She was asked if she wanted to go on the wave runner. She said "Why not", it was the coolest thing to witness> I think all the daughter's had a tear in their eye!! She is sooo Cool!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

More LAKE POWELL July 2008

First thing in the morning Olivia was asking to water ski!! She is such a brave girl and everyone was amazed!!

This was the first time Bryn has EVER got in a lake where she can't touch. We were so proud of her!! She was determined to try everything-Wake board, slolom ski, wake surf and double ski. The only trouble, not enough time on the last day.
Lauren did not want to try to ski!! We made her and she was an awsome she also was a great wake boarder.


We were lucky enough to be invited by our good friends the Rolfe's to Lake Powell. They are so generous and lots of fun.
The wake surf was a new big hit. Parker held the record for longest surf without the rope. The men were jealous and kept trying to make him fall. It was a great thing to do when the water was choppy.
Maddie, Lauren, Bryn and Chase

Livie and Allie Rolfe

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Parker on Youtube

Parker played tennis in a one up one down tournament. It was on Park City TV. Here is the link to view it.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Birthday Blast On APRIL 15, 2008

So when I planned Olivia's party, I checked the weather and it said 75 degrees. I rented a giant blow-up slide to go in our front yard. Now on Monday night Mom asked what I was going to do now that it is to snow on Tues. Tues. morning I called to see if the cultural hall in our church was available. Lucky for us it was. I called Fun Services and they told me the slide was too tall but they could bring an obsticle course instead.
This giant thing took up the whole gym. It was so much fun. Kind of like our own bouncin off the walls.

We played limb0. My kids are very flexable in their backs and were the clear winners.
Thanks everyone for sharing my birthday with me!! I had a blast!!