Monday, July 19, 2010

Kennecott copper mines are doing free admission this whole week, so I decided to take the kids and check it out. It was actually a pretty neat place. We got to see a bunch of different minerals and watch a movie about the mine, but the kids favorite part was seeing the BIG trucks. Ryan just thought they were the coolest thing on this planet. After the mine we were on our way home and I decided to take the kids to the splash park that is in Riverton. It is a pretty cool place and the kids loved it. Jordyn got really cold after a little bit, but she still had fun. They got wet in their clothes because we didn't plan on going to the splash park. All in all it was a good day spent with my kiddos!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Jordyn lost her 1st tooth!!!

Jordyn was eating a sucker today and her first loose tooth came out!! Wow I can't believe that my "baby" is already losing her teeth. Stop growing little girl!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I took the kids to the steel days carnival today. It is kind of a tradition for us, plus it is the cheapest time to take them to the carnival because they sell their tickets in advance. The kids loved it. Jordyn is my little dare devil. She wanted to go on all the rides that were for teenagers. Unfortunately, she is to short to go on them, so she had to deal with just going on the Gee Wizz. They had a ball!
The Dragon roller coaster
The 4x4 trucks!
The big yellow slide

The Gee Wizz, their favorite ride!
The Merry Go Round

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Coach Pitch Baseball 2010!

Ryan was in coach pitch baseball again this year. He has improved so much since last year. His stance is good and he has a pretty good eye for the ball. Today was his last game. It was a pretty good game. After it was over his team, the Scorpions, did their last cheer and then were handed out their medals. His coaches wife made them all these necklaces with candy wrapped up in them, which was really cool of her! He loved it and can't wait for machine pitch next year!!!
Ryan and his coach
The last team cheer!
Ready for the ball to come his way!
Good hitter!
Chillin with the team!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Hike to Stewart Falls!

We went on a hike today to Stewart Falls up Provo canyon. It was a really nice hike. The weather was perfect and it wasn't very bad as far as going up hill and such. Becca brought her two kids she nannies and their friend, and Linda and Reggie and Julia came too. It was a great day for a hike, but not one to play in the falls. That was fine with me because walking back with wet socks and shoes really sucks. It was a great way to start the holiday weekend, which ended in us going to the Pleasant Grove fireworks. They were a little bit more exciting this year because right at the beginning, some fireworks starting shooting into the audience and then a few minutes later one actually went into the audience and blew up. Luckily no one was hurt and we finished them out then went home.............with a side detour back to the junior high to get my phone that fell out of my chair in my hurry to get out of there :)

Ryan and Lucas

Sammy, Mia and Jordyn
A squirrel in mid leap to run away from us


Cute and Festive for the 4th!!

Just wanted to share with everyone how cute my kids truly are :) These are there outfits we got them for the 4th and the hair bows that I made Jordyn. I really wanted her to wear some red leggings with her dress, but I couldn't find them anywhere. Oh well, we make due with what we have!!!
The cute hair bows I made!
Her cute hair do!
My two cute kids!
Handsome.........sorry "cool" boy!
Gorgeous girl!

Friday, July 2, 2010


So as many of you may know I went to the doctor and found out that I have a hernia. I went to a surgery doctor and she sent me to get a CT scan, and low and behold not only do I have a hernia, but I have a BIG hernia. The size of the hole is around 3 to 4 inches and 1/4 of my intestines and some of my bladder are through that lovely hole. Weirdly enough she doesn't suggest that I get the surgery right away. She suggests that I wait around 6 months and continue to lose weight as I have been, then go to a hernia specialist and get the surgery then. My BMI is high enough right now, that if I got the surgery now I would have a 50% chance of getting another hernia, and have a worse recovery from that one, because of all the scar tissue from the one I have right now. Losing weight will help my recovery time, my surgery, and help me to not get another one later down the road. So, unless I start feeling lots of pain, I am to wait 6 months to have my surgery. Good or Bad..............I am not sure what this news is, but I am going to continue to do my weight loss stuff and hope that it helps me to get this hernia taken care of.