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Sunday, March 9, 2014
We had a three day pass to the Disney parks and ended up going to Disneyland one day and California Adventure two. Baylee was so excited to ride some of the rides that she was too short for the last time we went to Disneyland and then balled her eyes out when she still couldn't ride the biggest and fastest roller coaster because she was too short. The poor girl is almost seven for heaven sakes. It just broke my heart when she was the only one who had to sit off the rides. As expected Warren and the boys complained about going to the Disney parks on the third day, they were good with only two days. We had so much fun!! One of the coolest moments for my boys was when they spotted one of their NFL football favorites that played for the Chicago Bears, Brian Urlacher. He was a few people in front of them in line to ride the California Scream'n roller coaster. Carson started to snap pictures of him and he put his hand up to cover his face when he noticed what Carson was doing. That totally made their trip! We also met up with my cousin Laura and her family and went out to dinner in Laguna. It was nice to catch up with them. I lived with them when I was in High School, when they used to live in Utah.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
We just had another great vacation in California for a week in the middle of February. We left the night before Valentine's day and drove three hours to Parowan where we stayed with the Bettridges. We then got up the next morning (Valentine's Day) and drove the rest of the day and arrived at New Port Beach in the after noon. My dad and Jana and my sister Elisa and her family all made the trip down with us. We rented a Marriott Villa on New Port Beach over looking the ocean. It was BEAUTIFUL!! As always the kids couldn't wait to go to the beach, it was a quick ten minute walk from our Villa. It was sunny around 80 degrees, I didn't think we needed sunscreen but yes I was wrong. The kids had little sunburns but loved it anyways.
There are many things that make being a mom so rewarding. I am seriously the luckiest mom ever!! One of the things that I really try hard to do is to let my children know how much I love them and as often as I can. Every now and then I get an idea and I make it happen. Lately I have been leaving my kids notes that tell them that I love them on their beds or in their lunches or where ever I can. They always are so grateful and I can see how happy it makes them! Sometimes I put candy or gum with the notes and it always brightens their day!
The other day Baylee left me a note in my room ( pictured above ) that just melted my heart. She is just the sweetest thing!! This is what it says: Dear Mom I love you because you are good at math and you are helpful and you are the best mom and you are smart and you are sweet and you make me happy. Love : Baylee to: Mom. you
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
What a fun and exciting season Connor had wrestling his first year as a freshman for Jordan High School! It all started a month before the wrestling season started when I told Connor he had to pick something to do in high school like a sport, an activity, a club etc. and we talked him into giving wrestling a try. Connor wrestled one season back when he was six or seven years old and hated it! He said he would never wrestle again, well never say never. Warren started teaching Connor some moves and soon enough Connor was addicted. The season started and Connor started out wrestling 152 and then dropped down to 145 by the second half of the season. Connor had many successes and took fourth in his first tournament and third in one of the last tournaments. He just kept on improving and after a three week rib injury he came back with a vengeance. I started keeping track of his wins because he was kicking every one's butt. The second half of the season he had 11 pins and 4 loses and in Region he won his first two matches and then lost his third and fourth matches. He even had his fastest pin in Region against a kid from Bingham, he pinned him in about fifteen seconds! Way to go Connor the next three years are going to be even better!!
Carson just finished his second year of Jr. Jazz Basketball and had a great season. Carson had a great coach and lots of friends on his team. This kid of mine is so fun to watch and at his last game he scored six points and played a great game. His team is even looking to sign up for a couple more games in a tournament play. Carson is also playing church ball right now with the young men in our ward and being the small twelve year old on the court he holds his own. I over heard some guys at one of his games talking about how good that small kid ( Carson ) is on the court and how he holds his own among the many older kids on the teams.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
A few weeks ago I went to Baylee's school to see her receive the C.E.O. award. I'm pretty sure the first time ever at Bell View Elementary the"Class Diva" award was given to my little princess! Baylee's teacher warned me a few days prior not to take it negatively but she just plain and simple is the Class Diva. This doesn't surprise me at all, Baylee is little miss social bug and loves the attention the boys give her. The second part of her award was for academic excellence; so at least I have a smart little Diva on my hands! Oh how this little girl cracks me up, I just love her to pieces!!
Monday, February 10, 2014
You would never know it by the look on Connor's face in these pictures, but he took third place in this two day tournament at West High School. He kicked some major butt, wrestling a total of seven times and only lost once. Warren and I had so much fun the two days watching him and seeing him do so well. Connor is really picking up this wrestling thing and loves it and we love to watch him! In the bottom picture if you look real close you can see his black eye that he got earlier that day during his one loss.