Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Dentist

These girls went to the dentist today. Emerson had her appointment all scheduled last week and told Paige all about it. Since she had to have a tooth pulled and Dr. Magness is her uncle, Paige scheduled her appointment at the same time so they could experience it together! Paige had one HUGE molar pulled and Emerson had 3 teeth (2 little and 1 big) pulled. Joe (Dr. Magness) gave them both masks to wear so they wouldn't be embarrassed at having crooked smiles from the numbing medicine.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Day in the Life

I can't believe that we are coming up on two years of keeping this blog. I have enjoyed keeping a journal of sorts through this little site and even Kurt has come to appreciate it in his own way! I have seen this idea on several other blogs and thought it would be a good idea to do the same thing. I just want to list things about our family now----not in any particular order----just as they come to my mind. I think it will be fun to look back years down the road and see what we were doing, what we liked, etc.

Our family goes through milk, cereal and yogurt like there's no tomorrow!!!

Emerson is playing on an Orem City girls basketball team. Most of her friends are on the team. Kurt and Mike Young are the coaches. I'm proud of her for trying something new and she LOVES it!

Montana just finished reading the Book of Mormon for her Virtue value project. She is on target to receive her Young Womanhood Recognition by the time she turns 17 in June. I am so proud of her. She has worked hard to accomplish all those goals.

Kurt is still serving as 1st counselor in a bishopric on BYU campus. He's coming up on his second year and loves it.

I am still serving in Relief Society as the 2nd counselor.

Finn is getting close to earning his Eagle. He only has a few more (hard) merit badges and his Eagle project.

Indy continues to work on merit badges also.

Finn and Indy are OBSESSED with going to Woodward skateboard camp. It is expensive!!! Like over $1000 per week for one kid!

Montana drives herself to school every day. I love that she can drive and it will be so nice when she can drive Finn next year!

Emerson and Paige are BFF!

Montana and Mo are BFF (except for when they're fighting....)!

Finn and Indy are BFF-----awww, I love that.

Math is Montana's strong subject this year. She is taking pre-calculus and has gotten 100% on more than one test this year!

Spanish is the least favorite class for Montana, Finn AND Indy.

I have boycotted putting my hands in dirty, wrong-side out socks and underwear when I am doing the laundry. Gross! I'm sure we will have family business about this more than several times before the year is over.

Kurt's dad is doing a round of radiation right now. At the beginning of the year he had a PET scan which showed that tumors had not grown or spread since the last scan! We are very happy and have high hopes that it will remain this way.

Kurt and 2 of his brothers are in bishoprics right now!

For one of the few times in our married life, we own cars instead of leasing them.

It looks like everyone in our family but Emerson will be going on Pioneer Trek with our stake in June.

Kurt gets up every morning to make the kid's school lunches.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Do you think....

Kurt needs any more t-shirts???!!!!!!!
Or shoes???
Do most guys have this many shoes? I think he has more than me! And this picture was taken AFTER I had taken 4 or 5 pair out of the closet.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I'm a convert!

To XM Radio that is! We first had XM about 3 years ago when Kurt got his Ridgeline. Then I had it in my Pilot. But once the free year's subscription ended we weren't really interested in renewing it. I didn't think it was that great. But since I got my Tahoe last month, XM is all I have listened to! The kids love it and I love it. I relive my high school years every time I get into the car as I listen to 1st Wave on Channel 44!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Good Read

I LOVE to read! I go through periods when I can't read enough! It seems like I just fly through book after book. I have to have another one waiting in the wings so I can immediately start reading a new story. There is nothing better to me than curling up with a good book in front of the fire-----especially at this time of year when it's kind of gloomy and cold outside. But I also love to have a good book when I'm heading to the beach. I remember taking a trip to Cancun with the Hunters. The boys decided to certify to scuba dive. Jil was pregnant at the time so I decided to stay and hang out with her. I think, during those 3-4 days, Jil and I went to the pool every day and didn't move from the time the guys left until they came back at the end of the day. Thank heavens for poolside service! This is the latest book I have been reading. I love it. It's right up my alley. I never knew Mary Todd Lincoln was the subject of such controversy in her day!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Preference 2010

Montana & Brad
My beautiful daughter and handsome husband!

Preference was Saturday night and, once again, I was not home to be a part of the festivities! How has this happened for 2 dances in a row! Anyway, Kurt did a great job taking care of everything. What a good dad he is.

New in 2010!

Our good friend Matt Galland started a magazine this year called Rocky Mountain Running & Triathlon. For some reason, he wanted me to submit recipes for a section of the magazine! Matt LOVES my doughnuts and we take him homemade bread and jam on occasion but I think it's funny that he would give ME a cooking section! I'm really not a cook. But it's kind of fun anyway. So there I am on page 35 of the January issue up in the right hand corner. BTW-the recipe isn't even mine. They had some copyright issues with the one I submitted and so they had to scramble to find something else because I was unavailable (at the ranch) at the time!

Monday, January 4, 2010


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