Saturday, January 30, 2010


Ok, way back when In Feb 09, I promised crafts to people who read my blog, well-it's time to pay up. These are the people who get something-Maria, Kattie, Jenny H, Jennifer -my cousin married to Wes, Jennifer Lloyd. I will be trying to get your something in the next few weeks. Now do you think I should do another giveaway? Let me know, anything that is catching everyone's eye lately? Let me know.
PS Send me your snail mail so I can send you your crafty craft!! tyfree at hotmail dot com

Friday, January 29, 2010

Wrapping things up...

Ok, I have pictures of the finished sweatshirt and the flowers but I still haven't received the pictures from New Beginnings-I'm at the mercy of another. So I will post the pictures that I have and tell the Pearl story. the theme of YW New Beginnings this year was Becoming Pearls. The leaders spoke to the girls about the pearls that they are and that the Personal Progress program helps them become more beautiful. It was also explained to them how an oyster makes a pearl. Contrary to popular belief, a pearl doesn't necessarily start as a grain of sand getting stuck in an oyster but more of an "irritant" such as a particle of food. The oyster than produces Mother of Pearl to cover the irritant with a smooth surface. Layer and layer of Mother of Pearl is produced to cover the irritant. The birth a pearl occurrs when the oyster is opened and the pearl is taken out of the oyster. So this process was explained to the girls and then each of them was given an oyster to open. They wre told that each oyster should have a pearl in it, Yes they were real oysters and yes when they opened them after using knives to pry them open, there were pearls inside. All different kinds and colors and sizes of pearls. The colors ranged from WHITE (very white to cream to LIGHT pink to darker pink). Sizes were all round but bigger and smaller pearls. It was so cool to see the birth of these pearls and the parents were invovled-which makes sense because we were all at the births of our "pearls". Each girl was reminded of her incredible worth as a Daughter of God and then they gave the girls necklace that could house their pearls. Sooo COOL!! I hope that I get the pictures soon because there were some great pictures of the girls.

Next-Summer got her braces off on Tuesday (there are more braces to come) and is now wearing a retainer. She has beaver teeth now-Wyatt!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Becoming Pearls...

I want to tell you about the incredible experience we had with Lexi last night at New Beginnings but I want the pictures that were taken to go along with it. I'm working on getting them so I will post about it later.

Monday, January 25, 2010

I should be blogging about somethin'...

but really nothin' is goin' on. We went to the Phillips' house last night for dinner and card playing. We had a great time. The Phillips are Eric cousin-Amy Freeman. Our church is getting changed to start at 8:30 in Feb. We had church at 1 yesterday because it's alot easier to have one ward in the building at a time. Needless to say, I had some tired Sunbeams and some shocked Stake leaders because one of my beamers was REALLY SAD. But they do so much better in class. Anyway, that's all that's goin' on.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Gettin my craftin' groovy on

Here is what I've been doing lately, besides, pinewood derby, coaching basketball, watching basketball, chauffering a teenager to/from mutual, bus stops, and all the teenager activities that a teenager feels they need to participate in. Oh yeh and an unsurmontable amount of hair. Summer wanted her hair braided so it would be kinky but I didn't have time the night before so I had to crimp it the next AM after I finished up Lexi's hair. (Lexi's hair takes about 1-1 1/2 to curl all the way-therefore we don't do it often and she is getting so she can do it by herself-YEHH!!) But she has done it twice this week and sooo Lex, Sum and I fired up 3, yes count them 3, curling irons to get her hair done in a little over 1/2 hour so she could go to a mutual dance!Most all of the other colored flowers went in hair today at school and if you're wondering about the odd looking refurbished sweatshirt, it went on someone's back to school also. I will post better pictures of everything when they get home!! Now I'm going to go into the kitchen and attempt to make orange muffins for two basketball teams. Do you think I can do it without a complete disaster in the cooking department??

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

When being 2 is just as good as being 1


Can you believe this was my baby 2 years ago. My how time flies!! Really can it have been 2 years since you were born, Brek. I'm so glad that I'm not living my life 2 years ago because I sure wasn't feeling very good then.
But ON TO THE BABY (yes we still call him THE BABY)Blowing out candles that he's really not interested in. No he didn't blow them out at all, our cousin, Jeff did. Which was fine.Rainbow cake that I decided to make. After the last episode with the cupcakes, you think I would learn. WHYWHYWHY?? Am I taking a very unprofessional cake to my MIL's house when she decorates cakes. Again, what am I thinking? I can't decorate cakes or food of any kind, why do I think that I can?? As you can see a VERY feeble attempt at and complete failure of decorating. But the kids liked it.
You are all boy. In love with tractors, cars, Nemo, tractors, no clothes, bathes, tractors, screaming, running, did I mention tractors??We sure love you and are so glad that you came to our little family! Here we are on the way home. Exhausted! And oh so incredibly safe!!

A blog about nothing

Yep, you read it. It is really about nothing. Not much going on here. Kids are back into their routines. Eric is doing whatever it is he does-alot of paperwork at present. He has to get his sprinkler packages together? And me, nothing other than Bobcat Den Meetings, VTings, teaching Sunbeams, Brek personal go-to guy, playmate, and diaper changer, den mom for the bear pack, occassionally showing up to help Sum's BB team coach and all around great gal!! So as you can see, truly a post about nothing!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Last snow day!!

We got a lot of snow and had alot of fun in the snow the last day we were at the cabin in Cascade. It was hard to leave the fun of the snow.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

We are back from vacay

We're back from vacay and now trying to get back into real life. It's hard having to do homework and get up in the am, etc. Lexi has started BB. She is excited and a little nervous about making a team. Summer is busy with a lot of math and reading homework. Bode continues to also have math and reading each night. Brek and I just hang out and occasionally take a nap, play with geo trax and watch all the PBS shows. Eric is busy scraping muck out of cow pins and keeping all his guys busy. You know just normal everyday stuff. How exciting about BSU-way to go Broncos!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Last day of 2009

Luke playing Wii Wes playing Wii

Emma and Lizzie
Lexi and Jill
Ryan and Justin catchin' so ZZZZZ's

Lizzie, Emma and Bode

Claire, the rock star Brek, the rock star-with a rock star shirt on too!!

Nds playing with Luke, Sara and Justin

Cole, Wes and Brek


Look at how much snow there is

Cole's feet

Lots of snow

11 inches of snow since we've been here

9 inches of snow overnight-since the cars were swepted off yesterday