Saturday, August 30, 2008


Cooper on Kindergarten:
"There is so much candy there... it's a WONDERLAND!"

Cooper on the slow moving car in front of us:
"Move Over JACKASS!"

Cooper on the tiny zit [if that's what it is] on his face:
"Now that I have a zit, I'm older. You and daddy aren't the boss of me anymore."

yearbook yourself

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

coop's first day

Tuesday was Coopers 1st day of Kindergarten, and he was SO EXCITED! He has a really cute teacher [Mrs Vasi] and lots of friends in his class. One of his best friends - and sometimes girlfriend - Haislee is in his class as well.

Cooper is smart and funny, nice most of the time, and very confident!
He loves ranch on everything, the Alvin and the Chipmunks CD, and Sponge Bob.
He has good handwriting, is a great athlete, and an awesome big brother.
We love you Coop!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

wells feast 08

Saturday, August 23 was the official date for the 4th annual "Wells Feast" - a huge get together in Pine Valley at the Wells family cabin. I don't think anyone got a final or official count, but I would guess there were at least 50 people there! It was fun to see lots of friends, mostly from Dixie High, and their cute kids.
Jaren & Mason cooked dutch oven, and everyone else brought something to share. The bounce house was a hit with the kids and the favorite game of the night was "corn hole."
We talked, ate, laughed, watched the kids, rode 4 wheelers, and ate more and more of Kistens AMAZING desserts!

Friday, August 22, 2008

You Are Jasmine!
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Independent and adventurous. You don't want much; just to break out of the guilded cage society has put you in and experience life to the fullest. Following orders isn't really one of your strong points, and you would rather live a life of poverty than being forced into something that you hate.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tagged by Kelly...

4 Things I Like About My Husband...
~ he is a hard worker
~ he will ALWAYS take the boys with him - no excuses!
~ he is VERY even tempered [I got the red-headed temper]
~ he loves me

4 Movies I Would Watch More Than Once...
~ Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
~ The Notebook
~ Hairspray
~ Father of the Bride

4 TV Shows I Watch...
~ So You Think You Can Dance
~ American Idol
~ The Office
~ Grays Anatomy

4 Places I Have Been...
~ Cabo
~ Cancun
~ San Francisco
~ Sun Valley

4 Places I Would Like To Go...
~ New York
~ Finland
~ Nantucket
~ Hawaii

4 People Who E-mail Me Regularly...
~ my dad
~ Camille
~ Stacy
~ Kelly

4 Things I Like To Eat...
~ Mexican Food
~ Coldstone
~ Diet Coke with Lime
~ anything with Cream Cheese

4 Thing I Am Looking Forward To In The Coming Year...
~ finishing our house
~ having a baby [this is NOT an announcement]
~ Coop being in Kindergarden
~ working with the college team

4 People I Tag...
~ Kisten
~ Marci
~ Mickell
~ Daisy

"widdew bit"

I was placing an order online yesterday when Porter walked into the room looking like this and told me, "I just needed a widdew bit of your hair stuff."
Thanks Porter.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


It hit me this afternoon while driving around, how much I love living in Cedar. We have had generous afternoon showers every day this week, which happens every summer here, and I LOVE the summer rain. I started thinking of the things I love about Cedar, here are a few:
. summer showers
. 4 seasons
. bearable summers
. white Christmas's
. great friends for us as well as the boys
. awesome schools
. a great neighborhood that my kids can run around in for hours and be safe
. "low maintenance" people (you don't have to be dressed to kill to go to wal-mart)
. a "top 10" ranked university
. enough restaurants to satisfy, but keep you excited to go to St George on the weekend
. the small town feel (the way St George was when we grew up)
. gorgeous, lush lawns and gardens

I could keep going, but these are the things that came to mind today! I never in my life pictured myself raising a family in Cedar, but given the chance, I wouldn't' trade it for anywhere else!

Friday, August 1, 2008

earth-shakin good time!

I got back last night from my trip to Anaheim with the Waukeenyans. It was lots of fun, but it's nice to be home! Here are some of the highlights:
We left Sunday afternoon, my friend Janene & I each drove an SUU van full of girls. It was fun getting to know the team on the long drive there. Monday was a full day of dancing (for the girls at least). Janene and I hit the mall in the afternoon. Christina Milian was at the camp to learn some choreography for a new movie.
We also found this great Ice Cream stand on Harbor Blvd. It's called Joes Italian Ice & Ice Cream, and if you haven't been, it's definatly worth a trip!
Tuesday Janene and I spent some time at DownTown Disney, and got back to the Convention Center JUST IN TIME for "the earthquake". It was really scary and lasted about 15 seconds. Wednesday we shopped a little more and watched the girls perform - I have an incredible team this year! We made ANOTHER trip to Joes for one last treat before heading home early Thursday morning.