Monday, December 7, 2009

Snow Days~!

One thing you can be sure of in Flagstaff is.......Snow Days~!  They have been warning us that a big storm was on the way and of course anyone of school age was excited and hoping it was a REALLY big one so they would get a snow day......last year they were out the entire week before the Christmas break and then had their normal two weeks off...Merry Christmas to them huh!?  Well, unfortunately when it was time for school to start this morning the storm was just coming in and so off to school they went...only to hear an announcement during second hour that if anyone wanted(like who wouldn't) to be excused at lunch(10:45) just needed the permission of their parents and they could head for home!!!!  Man would I have loved to hear that when I was in school.
Anyway, Paul picked Justin up and then headed downtown and brought ME home from work early too!!! I LOVE SNOW DAYS~!

Hope you all get to experience a "Snow Day".....I think they are even more fun if you are still a teenager and know that has already been cancelled for tomorrow.  Life Is Good~!
Rock On!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Next Step

Sorry, this is the best shot I could get.... It is all cut out, laid out and ready to pick up and get sewing!!
Wish me luck....

Monday, November 9, 2009


Well, there is a new project in the works.
I am going to make a quilt....I know most of you reading this are thinking...I didn't even know she could sew?!!  Well.....You gotta start somewhere right?  I am choosing to start with a quilt.  Of course it will be a simple quilt made with squares, nothing tricky.  I can only attempt this because Terri is willing to be my helper/teacher...Thanks Terri.  I thought I should hurry and post this so that I can't back out and not attempt this project.  I will post the finished project and who knows....I might not even be embarrassed..

Friday, October 16, 2009

Clark Family Update

It has been a really long time since I last posted.  Things here at the Clark home are going well.....we are just moving along, day by day.  We did have the opportunity last weekend to be in the Las Vegas Temple with my sister and her family as they were sealed together and it was A-mazing!!  There is just nothing like sweet adorable kids all dressed in white.  Thanks Royell and Adam for letting us be a part of your weekend.......we love you all.

While we were in Vegas we were lucky enough to meet up with some amazing girls who had just finished the Ragnar Relay......almost 200 miles in a 24 hour period.....I don't know about you but I am amazed and inspired by these ladies for such a huge accomplishment.  It was great to see you all........

You better get training - 2010 Ragnar will be here before you know it!!!!!!

Justin has his learners permit and is driving Paul and I all over town!!  I am amazed to say it but.......he really is a pretty good driver.  It is so fun because all of a sudden he is willing to go places with us know...just so he can drive:)
We are all healthy and most of the time we are happy too! At the moment we are both employed and that in itself is a great thing!!  And if anyone is counting(like me) we are under 300!!!!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad

I just wanted to give a "Happy Birthday" shout out to my dad.....I hope you have a great day today and know that we are thinking of you.

We love you dad,
Paul, Leslie, Justin and Elder Clark


Labor Day Weekend

We got to spend the Labor day weekend in Utah!!  We were able to spend time with family and friends and it was great.  Thanks everyone for making time to be with us. Do wish I had taken more pics though.
We had a BBQ at my brother Clint's home - Good Times 
We gathered around Grandma Clark's table for Sunday dinner made by Karen - Delicious

We also got to have lunch with our good friends the Vincent family and Melanie Fisher at "Five Guys" burgers and fries..... - Yummy
It was a fun trip.  Thanks everyone!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Tea Anyone?


We spent our family night at a political Tea Party here in town.  It was very interesting and we actually had a really good time.  It is good to see so many people who are passionate about the things that are happening to our country. 
This was my favorite sign of the night.  All I can say is AMEN to that~!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Quick Trip

This past weekend Paul, Justin and I made an unexpected quick(15hr. drive.) trip to El Dorado Kansas.  Paul's stepdad, Dalin, passed away from renal failure.  He has been a very sick man for a very long time including the fact that he lost his sight many years ago.  He will be greatly missed but we find peace in our knowledge that he is no longer experiencing serious health issues and that his sight has been restored.  We do not get to see Paul's mom Karen and his half sister Katie near as much as we would like to so it was so great to be able to be there with them.  We also got to see Paul's grandmother Twila who we have not actually seen since Justin's 4th birthday and her 80th!! They happen to share the same birthday.  It was also great to see her.
Karen(mom), Katie, Justin, Paul, Me
Karen, Katie and Twila

(Aunt)Katie and Justin
Our prayers are with Mom and Katie as they deal with the loss of their husband and father.
We Love You Guys~!

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Well, Justin has been gone for almost a week now and Paul and I have been left home to our own devices.... Well, I decided that while Justin was away we would make a few improvements to his bedroom, you know, so he can't shoot down any of my ideas!!  This is my favorite project.....Paul and I got down right crafty as we created this license plate magnet board, too fun.

We also got a really great letter from Elder Clark this week.  He has been made Senior companion and he is nervous and excited all at the same time.  He is excited he has come up on his "year" mark and excited for the experiences of his final year.  He is also becoming very skilled in the kitchen.....................I think thy call him the pancake king~!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Gotta Love a Wedding

Congratulations and Good Luck
Riley and Treesa Creps
Just last week I had the privilege of attending my nephew Riley's wedding. His adorable bride is Treesa and I am glad I was able to be there.   I was able to spend some time with family and it was great fun. I went to a wedding, saw a great movie, had a sleepover and helped to build a fence.  The only thing that would have made this trip perfect was if Paul and Justin could have come too....hopefully next time~!

Family Photo

Me and the newlyweds and cute nephew.

Saturday's fence building crew.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Here's wishing my wonderful husband the happiest of birthdays...
  I LOVE YOU!!  Thanks for being my best friend, have a great day.

Friday, May 22, 2009

My How Time Flies

Well, today our son turns 20!!! Wow, it seems like just yesterday that he was just a little boy.  
It really is hard to believe that not only is he NOT a little boy anymore(although he will always be MY little boy) but now he is all grown up and oh so far from home this birthday.
It is our first birthday apart and we are wishing him a wonderful day and hope he knows that we feel blessed to have him as our son.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS, ENJOY YOUR DAY~!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Parents Come to Visit

We have had a fun week with my parents here visiting.  We spent a day in Sedona, we walked around, did some shopping (mostly window shopping) and made a plan to go back next time they come to town, now that we know it could be a lot more fun with little extra spending money!!

As you can see from the fact that we are all wearing jackets, it was windy and cool but still a very beautiful day.  Just look at the view behind us!!  
Look at this amazing flowering cactus
We had a good time and invite you all to come visit us, there are a lot of beautiful things to see here in Northern Arizona.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Just a quick update on the employment status of the Clark household:
Paul was finally blessed with new employment and started his new job on Monday, yay!!  He will be working for a company called Pearsall/Poole Refrigeration.  He is their new sales/marketing/website guy.  There are a lot of new things to learn and people to meet so he will be very busy.  He will no longer have to sit in a cubicle(that is a good thing).  We want to thank you for all of your prayers on his behalf.  We will keep you posted.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Payton, Blaine, Erica, Terri, Leslie, Justin, Paul
We had a fun day Saturday(Justin's 15th Birthday). We spent the day in Prescott, Az.
We first went to a Mt. Bike race that Blaine was participating in, it was in a really nice area and the weather was cool yet nice, we all came home with sunburned faces.  After the race, which Blaine took 3rd place, we had lunch at the Red Robin, walked the mall and just had a fun day out.  
They sang "happy birthday" to Justin
Justin and his dad
We love you Justin and hope you had a good 15th birthday~!
As with most teenagers, this will probably be the longest year of your life as you anticipate being 16 so you can drive and worst!!  Just know that for us, your parents, it will probably be a very SHORT year - YIKES~!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I Love Weddings

Well, last Saturday we had the pleasure of a trip to Utah~! I always look forward to a trip back "home" but was especially looking forward to this one as we were attending the wedding of my niece Olivia...  She was a beautiful bride.  I pray that she and her new husband Zane will be as happy throughout their marriage as they were on this special day.  Christopher was very bummed out that he was not here for this event as he and Olivia are the best of know he loves you and wishes all the best for you Olivia....anyway, it was a very fun day....

We also spent a few days just hanging with family and friends, attending the 9th ward and driving around to see how things have changed since we left.  It seems that no matter how long we go in between trips to Utah, there are always changes.  Justin also brought a friend from Flagstaff with him and it was his first trip to Utah.  He was amazed by the MANY churches on every corner!  and he was able to see 3 Temples.  It never used to even faze me as to how many churches there are in that area until we moved away and go back.  When you pull off the freeway and look towards P.G. there are steeples everywhere!! Here in Flag we have just three... Well, for those of you that we were able to see, it was great.  For those of you that we did not get to see, we hope to next time...and remember, Flagstaff is a great place to visit so come see us!!

Justin P. and Justin C.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sometimes Life Calls for a Day in the Sun~!

Well, as some of you already know, Paul was laid-off from his job on Thursday(not one of our better days!)
But this post is not about that crappy news.  First I share a picture with you..........

Yes, this picture was taken TODAY and those are shorts and short sleeve shirts we are wearing!!
Today we had the pleasure of spending the day in Phoenix, out of the snow and cold of Flagstaff.  We went for Blaine's bike race and it was a beautiful day filled with "sunshine and warmth", a day to forget about Thursday and just enjoy being with family.  It was a great day and Blaine came in third in his bike race which was very awesome!!

Ready to race!

Race is over, Blaine is a WINNER!!

Blaine, hot off the medal's podium!!

Justin, hanging with his cousin Payton.

Friday, January 9, 2009


High School basketball is so much fun~!

Justin and Miclaine Bendel
Justin is in the middle of basketball season and despite messing up his ankle pretty badly right before Christmas, he is back on the court and winning games!!  These pics are from tonights game with a rival school here in town (Coconino Panthers) and yes, Justin's team kicked butt!!  It was a great game and fun to watch.  They are always more fun to watch when they win!!
 Justin is the rebound KING~!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Elder Clark

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and wish you health and happiness in the New Year. 
The holidays for us were only missing one thing.........Christopher.  It was a strange thing not having him here with us.  We did get to talk to him on Christmas day and it was AWESOME!!  He is speaking Portuguese very well and had trouble with his English words! We got to talk to him for about an hour and a half.  He is loving everything about his mission service and had a wonderful first Christmas away from home thanks to the wonderful people of Brazil.  Here are a few pictures of his first Christmas in the mission field.
Elder Clark has been out for 5 months and he says it is going by quickly (most days).  I hope to be able to say that one day as right now it seems he has been gone for a very long time and we miss him daily...
It is such a blessing that he is well and finding joy in serving the Lord.  He tells us that he is aware of his daily blessings from his Heavenly Father and loves what he is doing.. Thanks for all of your love and support of Elder Clark.