Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Utah Jazz

My phone camera isn't the best, but at least I have some documentation of my first Jazz game! We had such a good time! Betsy babysat for us and we did some shopping at Gateway mall and froze our buns off! I really enjoyed the busy fast-pace of everything they had at the game. I even watched some basketball! What a fun date! Thanks for the tickets Mom!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas! 2013 Style -At the Festival of Trees!

A New Friend

I was recently contacted by a remarkable woman named Heather. She is a cancer survivor trying to get the word out that with hope the odds can be beat in the fight against cancer. At first I was skeptical...what does she want, is she selling something? I had never had a comment on my blog from a stranger before. As I skimmed over her blog though, I realized she had a genuine motive and that is to give hope and reach out to others who might find themselves in the same situation as she was. You see, Heather was diagnosed with Mesothelioma just 3 months after the birth of her first child. She was given 15 months to live. I cannot imagine what that would be like. She had so much to live for, so she looked for a way to beat the odds and she succeeded! As a mother I know how much love a mother has for her child and the hopes and dreams that we have for our children's' future. I relate to her struggle to find a way and do anything it takes to get better. It was a risk I'm sure, to go out and find the right doctor. I don't know if I would be able to do that. But being as blessed as I am with so many loving family members I'm sure I would have the support I needed to conquer even something as daunting as a terminal cancer diagnosis. Thanks to my friends and family who support and love me despite my many flaws. I love you. You can read Heather's story at

Friday, July 26, 2013

U-Dig Trilobite Quarry

Yesterday we went to the western Utah desert, past Delta, past Hinkley right up into the Swasey Mountains to a dusty dirt road to find some particular rocks. Rocks with Trilobites in them! At the U-Dig rock Quarry we found several very nice specimens of Trilobites. Trilobites are fossils of sea creatures that came into existence as the first invertebrate way before even the dinosaurs lived!  These rock-like copies are not very interesting to some, but for our little crew to go out and smash rocks and find fossils to take home was very exciting. Not only that, but they got to feel what it's like to enjoy satisfying work. I enjoyed smashing some shale too and I must say it was well worth our while in the hot summer sun to find those little hundred-thousand year old fossilized creatures. Good thing we had the Geologist with us to help us find the best rocks! It was a good day :)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bunny Day 2013

 Here's the group of egg hunters, ready to go out and finds some Easter eggs!
 The little kids hunted eggs in the front yard...

 The big kids hunted eggs in the back yard...