Sunday, September 28, 2008


Paul and I and many other family members just spent the weekend with my sister Royell and her family who live in Las Vegas.  Her Husband Adam and her daughter Mckenzie were bapised into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Saturday!! What a wonderful weekend.  I am so excited and happy for my sister and her family.  I am also grateful to the missionaries for coming to their home and sharing the gospel with them.  We had a great weekend enjoying this wonderful event with them and spending time with family. 
Congratulations Adam and Mckenzie.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

High School Project??

Yep, Justin came home and announced his first project of his High School years!! and yes, this was it!!
This, my friends and family, is a......Purple Heather Bird!!
I know, you are wondering if I am serious and YES, I am.  This is what the english teacher gave her class as an assignment after they read a book.  They were all to create a purple heather bird.  What the heck is a purple heather bird I asked Justin and all he could say was, "Mom, I have absolutely no idea" Well, this is our interpretation of a purple heather bird and this sweet looking bird cost us an amazing $9 to create.  Oh boy, this should be an exciting first year of high school for Justin, don't you think??

As much as that project is so NOT Justin...... This picture is more like what a 14 year old freshman enjoys doing.....Driving!!
We went camping this past weekend, Yes, I did say camping.  I didn't even complain too much and it ended up being alot of fun.  Justin logged alot of time behind the wheel of our dunebuggy.  He had friends come out to our camp and he drove them all over the forest.  He is actually a pretty good driver.  I could no more drive a stick shift when I was 14 than fly to the moon, but he is a natural.  He has a bit of a lead foot like his dad and loves to take the muddy corners a bit fast with his mother in the vehicle but there was tons of muddy fun had by all.  This is what happens when Justin follows Paul on the quads and eats his dust!!
I am not saying that I want to camp every weekend now but I will try not to complain too much if we go every once in a while.  Life is Good~!


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

High School Tag

Well, I have to thank my good friend Wendy @ View From The Grove for tagging me with this little trip down memory lane...So, here goes..

1. Did you date someone from your school?
Yes, I dated the same person through most of my jr.high and high school  years.  I can not complain, it was good times! The relationship came to an end the summer after graduation, we were able to go our seperate ways and remain friends.

2. What kind of car did you drive?
A Chevy Vega--It was green with one light green fender and one yellow fender, it was a real beauty.  My dad paid $100 for it and i thought it was great!

3. Were you a party animal?
I would have to say,"NO". I liked parties as much as the next girl but i didn't go "crazy" or anything.

4. Were you considered a flirt?
No, yes, maybe, I don't think so.

5. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
Nope, no musical talent here...I was in the "Pep Club" my sophomore year, and i hated it.  But I have the sweater with my name on the pocket to prove it. I should have been a flag twirler!!

6. Were you a nerd?
Gosh, I hope not!

7. Were you on any varsity teams?
No, no sports for me.

8. Did you get suspended/expelled?
Heck no. Only had to go to the principal's office one time!

9. Can you still sing the fight song?
Of course I can... All hail to you ol' PG High for you, our banner's in the sky.  Our colors white and blue, etc. etc. Long song, I won't sing it all but it is a good one!

10. Who were your favorite teachers?
Teachers? I was only interested in the social aspect of H.S.

11. Where did you sit during lunch?
7-11, Taco Amigo, Purple Turtle, anywhere but school most of the time.

12. What was your school's full name?
Pleasant Grove High School

13. School Mascot?
AViking. Go Vikings!

14. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
Are you Crazy? Not a chance!

15. What do you remember most about graduation?
Our V. Principal was leaving and he used to give students that were dressed nice a quarter as they walked down the halls, so as we crossed the stage at graduation, every student gave him a quarter.  His pockets were pretty full by the end of the night.

16. Where did you go senior skip day?
I will have to plead the 5th on this one!!

17. Were you in any clubs?

18. Have you gained weight since then?

19. Who was your prom date?
Prom night was spent with the boyfriend of course.  Only we did not go to the dance, we borrowed his dad's corvette and went to dinner in Salt Lake, good times!

20. Are you planning on going to your 20 year reunion?
It was last year and NO, I did not attend.  I do not DO class reunions.

Ok, I will be passing this tag on to a few great women: Tammy @ merryweather mama and Ginger @ Joyous Day  Love ya girls!