Thursday, July 24, 2008

this is the place!

We left Wednesday afternoon and headed to Beaver Mountain for a short camping trip. I have been overwhelmed with the house, SUU dance camp (we leave Sunday for 5 days in Cali) and Mohey, oh and 2 crazy boys! Jaren had been asking to go camping, so I told him if he took care of EVERYTHING and I just had to show up, I was game. Well he did and it was great! Some of the highlights were: a great dutch oven dinner cooked by Jare (including dessert), a gorgeous camp site right by the lake, seeing the boys in nature and loving it, Coop the pyro, sharing a tent, a great breakfast, a long ride on the mule (UTV, not animal) and an even longer nap in the mountain air while Jaren shot his bow with the boys!

While it was fun to be in the mountains for a few hours, I am grateful I was not a Pioneer... props to those who crossed the plains so we can enjoy what we have here in Utah. If you ask us, it IS the place!

Friday, July 18, 2008


Memory Lane..I got this from a friend's blog. I thought it would be fun! I hope you will play along. Here are the directions:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Monday, July 14, 2008

I'm a Porsche 911!

You have a classic style, but you're up-to-date with the latest technology. You're ambitious, competitive, and you love to win. Performance, precision, and prestige - you're one of the elite,and you know it.

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

pine valley 2008

Every summer the Scotts (Jaren's immediate family) get together at a cabin in Pine Valley for a few days together. This year one goal was to get a family photo - who knew it could be SO DIFFICULT! Here are a few of my favorites; Porter is the crying blur in the 1st picture, and the family photos were all done with timers - hence the laughter:

After the traumatic photos, the 3 days were filled with lots of fun. We laughed, talked, played games, made crafts, relaxed, rode the ATV's, made a great dutch over dinner, spotlighted, shot guns, and massacred our favorite songs with SingStar (or SingSong, right Daisy?).

We can't wait for next year!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


We started building a new house when we got back from Cabo, and it's now framed! We were fortunate enough to sell the house we built in Cedar 2 years ago, so we could build again. It is close to our last Cedar house and we couldn't be more excited for it to be done.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

a good reminder

I read this on my friend Janene's blog and stole it to pass on. It's a little long but it kinda makes you think!
A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete... Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent. Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.