Monday, March 31, 2008

Take the 10 Second Short I.Q. Test

10 Second IQ Test
This video is a short 10 second I.Q. test.

We didnt' find all of them the first time, what the heck?! See If you can do better then us. Let us know how many you find the first time. Be honest! If you get it right the first time we will truly be impressed.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Campout '08

The kids had a blast playing in the sand, riding motorcycles, eating easter candy and sleeping in the pop-up tent. Kyle had fun in the sand and would climb on and off the motorcyles all day and night if you let him! Braden also loved going for rides on the motorcycle and enjoyed playing in the sand as well. The thing he was proudest of, was his making of poop out of sand. Very funny. Shane and the guys took lots of motorcyle rides while the ladies watched the kids play, gabbed, ate lots of junk and caught some sun rays!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


My brother Aaron, after winning by fall in the state finals this year. Aaron made history by becoming the first ever 4 time state champion wrestler at Monticello High School. He joins an elite group as only the 17th 4 time winner in Utah state history! We are very proud of him and wish him the best as he competes at senior nationals this month in Virginia Beach. Aaron hopes to claim All-American status which he can do by placing in the top 8. No small chore considering every competitor at the event is a state champ as well. To top it off there are over 75 of them in his weight class. Go get it Aaron! WE BELIEVE IN YOU!


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

golfing in Moab, UT last weekend

Lisa called and talked Shane into going for a round of golf in Moab, (she didn't have to twist his arm too much!). Since all of us went together, we ended up having to drive two golf carts. (Me, Lis and Aleah in one and Shane and the boys in another). Good thing I brought my camera, I caught the boys with their pants down doing their duty! Their bums are so cute, I had to snap a picture!


My Sister-in-law (Kelly) calls me up yesterday and we chat for awhile. Then she says, well "I have a surprise for you! But I have to take another call, I'll call you back in 5 minutes." So Shane and I began to think...what could be the surprise? Chad and Kelly are pregnant? Or, maybe they are moving to New Mexico? We couldn't come up with anything. Then someone comes to the door but I think nothing of it because it seems we had visitors all day. Guess who it was?? KELLY!! I was so shocked and excited! That was the best surprise I could have ever received!! Except, of course if they were moving to New Mexico!

Monday, March 10, 2008


Our kids really enjoy family home evening. FHE was the perfect opportunity to get Kyle to stop sucking his thumb! Kyle would suck his thumb all day long. He'd grab his "dee-dee" or blanket, and leave the family so he could suck his thumb in private and not be bothered about it. I resolved that I HAD to get him to stop before it was too late and he ended up with the problems I had with my teeth (I sucked my thumb until I was 8 yrs old). I decided to center FHE around Kyle. I explained what happens to the teeth when one sucks his thumb. I showed pictures of buck teeth, braces, etc. Then we had a surprise visit from our family dentist, Dr. Brian Goodwin. He came to our home in costume. Kyle could not believe his eyes. There standing in the doorway was HIS DENTIST. The Dentist was here just to see KYLE! The dentist asked Kyle many questions. He brought a pair of white teeth and asked Kyle what things we do and don't put in our mouth. He read out loud a list of rules that I had written for Kyle. We made Kyle sign a contract in front of all of us that he would stop sucking his thumb. In return, he would receive a big reward-a ride on Dad's snowmobile. Until then, he would get an elmo sticker for every time he did not suck his thumb (morming, afternoon, evening). I am pleased to announce that after 2 months Kyle has kicked the habit! We can tell that his teeth are already going back in to place! Alright!!