Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy birthday Summer

It's Summer's birthday today. She got 2 pairs of jeans, 1 pair of capris, mascara, lip gloss and blush and some nail polish. She also got the traditional towel. She gets to go away to girls camp for the week and then next week go get her ears pierced. Do you think she will cry? Ki took pictures of her blowing out candles yesterday so I will get them and post them.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June 22

I never felt really angry about what happened to my brother. I never hated the person who took his life but oh how I despice the fact that people choose everyday to drink and then drive. I've thought alot about my brother's accident about how it not only changed my family's life, Sara's life, Luke's life, the man who ran him over life, Kollin's co workers' lives but did you know that night (this night three years ago) someone held him as his spirit left his body, her life is forever changed. His accident was so violent and from what little we can gather, his body was thrown into moving traffic where someone else hit him, that person's life is changed forever. Yes, I'm angry about drinking and driving. I want to shack people by their shoulders and say. "please don't do this." But I also want my children to look back at this and realize how one decision can affect so many people. So when my teenager is thinking this one time won't hurt anyone but me, that's not true. Or when they think, me making this one right decision isn't going to matter, that's not true either. Each decision we make will impact those around us. Many decisions we make will directly impact our families, parents, siblings, grandparents and future children. Some decisions we make will impact complete strangers. So it does matter what you do, how you treat people and the thinking of "this isn't going to hurt anyone, or it will only affect me" isn't proper thinking. I'm sad. I'm sad for my parents. I'm sad for Sara and Luke. I'm sad for the man who killed my brother. I'm sad for the lady who held him at the end of his life. I'm sad. But I'm also at peace in the fact that I know I can see him again. That Sara can hug him again. That Kollin can take Luke into his arms and tickle him and tease him and look into Luke's eyes and tell him that he loves him. That my parents can hold their son again. That my children can know their uncle. I'm grateful for the knowledge and peace that the gospel brings. Do I want to shout from the rooftops think before you drink, you bet. But I also know that Kollin is happy and busy and moving forward in his eternal progress. I love you!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer's promotion

minus any pictures because for some reason I was kind of in charge and I didn't have time to take any pictures. I hope that I can find some some where. Anyway, Summer will no longer have to grace the halls of Basin City Elementary because she is officially a 7th grader. She did SOOOO much better on her report card this last time. She worked really hard and made sure she got all her work turned in on time and done, etc. We are proud of how far she has come. In a few weeks she will be turning 12 and going to girls camp for her first mutual activity. She also gets to wear make up and get her ears pierced. She's very excited about that..oh yeh, and she gets a pair of high heeled shoes!!

Lexi's birthday

came and went. She did get a towel and 2 new dresses and to go to her first stake dance, which she only danced one dance at. I hope that she gets braver and asks some boys to dance so she can just have a good time. She also spent all day making this necklace out of a bracelet that Erica gave her and flowers and ribbon. I think she was ready to move on to Mia Maids. She was the Pres of Beehives. She is busy playing vb and bb this summer. She has vb camp this week, bb camp at Gonzaga next week and then girls camp the week after that!! She's got alot going on. She was also selected or asked to be in the high school select choir (I think that is what it is called). She's not sure if she wants to do it though because it takes so much time but she also gets credit for it so it might be worth it. We're glad that we have Lexi in our lives. She's fun, ambitious and keeps us moving but really likes to be at home with us too.

Monday, June 7, 2010

I should be blogging...

about my Sisters' week but I forgot my camera and so I don't have any pictures. Can you make a blog without any pictures?? I will leave a schedule of what we did.
Mon-arrived, started working in Mijken's front flowerbed. Got a foot cleansing bath that night.
Tues-worked in Mijken's yard, cooked and ate alot.
Wed-went thrifting and shopping, got clothes for 2 birthday girls this month. Ate at a fun restuarant.
Thurs-recovered from shopping, went shopping again in Jerome at a thrift store and Walmart (always have to have a trip to wally world) worked in Mijken's yard and finished it up.
Fri-left for home
While I was gone my kids
Brek-went with me. Played with his cousins. Didn't hardly eat anything. Cried and ate popsickles in the middle of one night from 11:30-1.
Bode-went with me. Played with cousins, beat them up. Didn't see him eat much either. Was sad to have to go back to 6-yes count them 6-more days of school. But he has a birthday party tonight to attend so he was happy about that.
Summer-stayed home, went to school until Fri when she left with my dad to come to Id and then on to Wy for Wes' baptism. Have no idea what she did. Hopefully she got her homework done!!
Lexi-stayed home, went to school and ball practice. I have no idea what she did. Hopefully she got her homework done!!
Eric-stayed home and worked, I guess?!! If you want to see pictures all my sisters have posted some. You can go here, here and here.