Thursday, September 29, 2011


Just once I would love to leave the doctor's office with excellent news instead of the bad or only half-good news that seems to come out of every visit. Is that too much to ask?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Watch This!

This is my new favorite video. (If you come to my YW class next time I teach you'll get to see it.) I just think it is so empowering to see so many young adults choosing to remain chaste -- young people that aren't even members of our church.

Way to go!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

University of Utah vs Brigham Young University

We invited the family over for the big game the other night. While we all mostly enjoyed the final score I think we had more fun with the sideline entertainment happening live in the living room.

Our very own concert pianist. This baby loves to play and sing at the piano. I can hardly wait to see his talents blossom in the coming years.

(Sorry, I can't figure out why this wants to go sideways.) Here the young brethren of the family discussed the game, stats, score, players, etc. The future elders quorum.

She dressed up and staged her very own dance party. The keyboard, playing its pre-programmed songs, was her stereo. She stood on a stool and danced her heart out while telling all the younger kids to follow her. It was hilarious!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Love the Utah State Fair

I LOVE the Utah State Fair! I really don't know why, except that I have fond memories of Aunt Sherri taking me a couple of times when I was younger. So for the past few years I have pretty much forced my family to come with me. I think they are finally falling in love with it too!

It wouldn't be the Fair without trying out the big yellow tractors.

All the kids love the Little Hands Farm - maybe its because they've learned how to use the cow as a water gun.

If you're lucky you might end up at the Fair on the All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream day. $3 for Aggie Ice Cream, BYU Creamery, Farr's, Creamies, etc. As much as your tummy can hold.

This little girl's expression makes me laugh - look at those eyes.

Doesn't this just make every kid want to live on a farm.

Another great year at the Fair!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Aunt Linda's Carnival

We arrived just minutes before Aunt Linda's Carnival ended but we still had plenty of time to play on the big blow-up toys. So. Much. FUN!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

How to Host a Labor Day Pool Party

1. Check a few days before that no one has the Clubhouse reserved.
2. On Labor Day morning arrive at 8:25 and stake your claim in the Clubhouse kitchen.
3. Wait for the family to arrive - they'll trickle in from 8:30-9:00am.
4. Enjoy a fabulous breakfast of bacon pancakes, quiche, fruit, and cereal.

5. Change into your swim suits and go swimming, despite the threatening clouds above.

6. Lots of Hinckleys together in the pool will intimidate all other people already swimming and before you know it you have the entire place to yourself. Awesome!

7. Swim your heart out for an hour or two. (It never does rain.)
8. Reluctantly get out, dry off, clean up, and head on to other activities for the day.