Baylee's 6th grade class went to Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah and needed parent volunteers so I decided to go. We went there to go cross country skiing and that was where the 2002 Olympics Cross Country Skiing Venue was. Baylee was not excited from the get go and I WAS excited. So she and I went around the track once and Baylee was done! She told me over and over again that she would much rather go down hill skiing which is the complete opposite of me. So she went inside the lodge with some of her friends and I went around the track a couple of more times and went off on some other trails. I loved it!! Very therapeutic and what a workout!! I think this might be my new passion!
I've been told that I need to update my blog and I sat here and had a ton of things run through my head that I wanted to write about. Christmas was wonderful, we spent it in Moses Lake, Washington with Mindy and her family. We had a great time!!!! We went ice skating, shopping, to Mindy's work ( a gym) and the kids got to play on a tramp, rope swing and a bounce board. They had a blast!!!! We went to the movies, played games, had a white elephant gift exchange and the cousins got to play with the cousins!!!! That was the best of all!!! Oh, and I also got to make a wanket (blanket) for Ellie!!! We had amazing food, and of course, we ate and ate and ate!!! The 3 youngest were off track after Christmas break, so we took a couple of trips to St. George to visit the cousins. The weather was much better there. J.P., Baylee and Brock are in basketball right now. Baylee and Brock are in Jr. Jazz and doing great. J.P. tried out for the South Hills Middle School basketball team and he made it. He's doing great. Kamryn is in dance and loving it. She does jazz, ballet and some hip hop. John has changed jobs and is no longer with Infopia. He is with a company named Swarmbuilder. He loves it. He has had to travel quite a bit, but as long as he is loving what he's doing it, then that's ok. Baylee and Kamryn are still in piano. Kamryn is ready to quit, but needs to stick with it for a little while longer and Baylee is enjoying it still. She is a natural. Brock is in orchestra at school and is playing the viola. He was in a Christmas concert in December and did a great job. I got a sewing maching for Christmas and now I don't know how I lived without one. I have made pillows, hemmed many pairs of pants and mended some of my kids clothes. I'm really enjoying it. The weather is still quite cold, of course, and I am very ready for Spring. Ready to get out and do some yard work. Everything is going very well for us right now and I feel very blessed!!!
John and the boys love to watch the show Nitro Circus. It's a show on MTV about guys and a girl that are basically adrenaline rush junkies!!! They love to test their skill on any bike, car, airplane, tricycle, I mean just about everything!!!! Anyway, we were able to go to the Nitro Circus movie Premiere for 2009 at the Energy Solutions Arena. The boys had a blast!!! And got to take pictures with a few of the stars!! Their favorite, being Travis Pastrana.
Well, this year's Halloween wasn't as warm as last years, but that didn't stop the kids from going out and getting as much candy as they could. J.P. was a snow skiier, Baylee was Mother Nature, Brock was a dead dirt bike rider and Kamryn was an Asian Princess.
So there is a favorite yogurt place that I love to go to called Hogi Yogi. I have been going there for a yummy chocolate yogurt with Reeses Peanut Butter Cup since I moved here to Utah. When I lived in So. Jordan, there was a Hogi Yogi close by in West Jordan that I would go to often, then it closed and I was very bummed. Then another Hogi Yogi opened in Riverton and I have been going there for the last 10 years. That was also the place that I would take the kids to get a healthy yummy treat. So instead of going to Iceberg or Arctic Circle for a fattening ice cream, we would go to this yogurt shop to get non fat yogurt. Well, I drove by there today with J.P. and had to pull over to the side of the road, because the store has CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so bummed out!!! John, of course, is excited, because it wasn't the cheapest place to go, but again, it was healthier than all the other places. I AM BUMMED!!!!
My mom and dad just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. It was wonderful. My brothers and sisters all came to Hurricane, Utah to celebrate with them. We had such a good time. The grandkids did dances and lip synced to the Jackson 5 "I Want You Back". It was so nice to be together with everyone.
Well we got our second batch of chickens a couple of months ago and the kids have loved taking care of them. We had a few chickens about 2 years ago and they all ended up dying or running away. The kids were devastated, so we decided to get some more and get a legitimate place for them to stay in. We bought this coop and the kids painted it!!! FUN!!