Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Homestead…a family tradition!

Ever since I can remember my Grandpa Evans had taken us to the Homestead in Midway, Utah for the Memorial Day weekend.  Since Grandpa is gone my parents have tried to continue the tradition.  While it is not as extravagant with horseback riding, golf, crater swims,etc. as the days when Grandpa took us, we still look forward to the weekend with the family.  We made the annual trip to Midway this weekend and enjoyed our time with the Jensens’, Evans’ and Thorups.  When it was time to go Avery kept saying that she didn’t want to leave.

I asked her why and she replied,   “Just because I love that place”.

My sentiments exactly!

Until next year…

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The Prophet said to Plant a Garden…So that’s what we did!

We have gone a little wild a crazy in the garden department this year.  A couple of years ago we built 2 garden boxes and have planted peas, tomatoes and cucumbers.  This year we looked at our weed filled flower beds and thought we would fill them with more productive plants.  So off to J&L Garden Center we went.  An hour later we came home with 9 tomato plants, 2 green pepper plants, 2 cantaloupe plants, 1 honey dew, 2 watermelons, and a pumpkin to add to the peas, beans and cucumbers we had already planted.  We also have a pear tree that is bearing fruit for the first time this year.  We are pretty proud of our harvest and our thumbs are looking greener every day!

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tomatoes anyone!?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Wheels on the Bus…

So the big day finally came.

They met at the bus stop and jumped on hand in hand giggling all the way. 

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I can’t believe that we have a kindergartener, but seeing her so excited makes it all okay.  So many friends have asked if I cried when she went, but really I think I was as excited as she was.  Seeing her go off to school almost made me miss teaching, but not enough to go back to it.

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I have enjoyed having some one-on-one time with Chloe in the mornings.  She is learning so many things and really has a cute personality.  She is totally into shoes.

Mine, hers, Avery’s, dad’s and even these…


and yes, she is out on the sidewalk…

Avery had gone to walk Ella home and Chloe was bound and determined to go too.  She got herself down the garage steps without breaking an ankle and then clomped off down the driveway without a second glance at her mother who was calling her back home.


you’ve gotta love the girly girl!