Our traditional Spring Break snowboarding/ski trip was spent in beautiful Brianhead Ski resort in Utah. It definitely wasn't your typical spring skiing. The weather report was snow and wind so for us fair weather Arizonians we weathered the storms and enjoyed every minute of skiing together. My all time favorite thing to do with my family is being all together on the slopes.
The boys loved the snowboarding park and took us on an adventure run to get over to the other side so we could watch all their tricks and talented footwork.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
What would I ever do without my yard men. The hard work they do every week really pays off, since our backyard looks like a resort. They take such pride in their work and really know how to get the job done. I love looking out every week and see them in action, they even do it with a smile while working so hard.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I walked in to the orthodontics to meet up with Jake for his appointment and this is what I beheld. What a fun surprise to walk in and see Laurisa taking care of her brother. She re-cemented his permanent retainer back on with a smile as you can see her it radiating through her mask. I love that the girls can both do things for their family members, the boys especially love it when they can get a haircut at the drop of a hat. We will have a dental hygentist, cosmetologist, e.r. doctor all in the family. Wow we are in good hands. We don't know what we are going to do without our cosmetologist and e.r. doc when they move to Ohio....it might be an expensive haircut with the price of airline tickets, but so worth it!
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Tonight we had Jenny, who we know from church, over to teach us about Anasazi, since she is a trail walker for them. Anasazi is a survival course for teens that teaches them a way to walk in the wilderness as well as life and to find their inner worth . Jenny and two other trail walkers taught us all about the Anasazi ways, ancient philosophy's about walking forward by using the motto "We, instead of Me", to be others oriented. They taught us how to let go of the past and that we can have a spotless future by taking steps on a new path. After the trail walkers shared about forward walking vs. backward walking and having a heart of peace vs. a heart of war and about challenging yourself to change, we tried fun recipes that they make while in the wilderness with limited ingredients. It was amazing to see all the creative food that can be made with just different ways of putting it together. Mac made us some yummy oatmeal cookie and some "wet dog". We tried apples dipped in "tang" and "cheese powder" I can see how delicious the food would be if you were starving in the wilderness. Actually it wasn't that bad, but I think Joslyn might disagree.
The night ended by passing around what they call the "talking stick" and sharing an awakening that has occured in our lives. We went around the circle sharing experiences that have been life altering in each of our lives. I loved hearing each awakening from those I love. I learn from all of you ways I can have courage to make life changes to walk forward each day in a new light. Thank you Jenny for such an inspiring family night, one we will always remember. Your light and love for others can be felt wherever you go!
Morp is Prom spelled backward and is a girl's choice casual dance. How fun for the three cousins to get asked by such cute girls and all to be in the same group. The theme was, "Out of This World" The girls took them for dinner at Organ Stop Pizza and then after the dance took them to BJ's for Pazooki's (ice cream melted on a chocolate chip cookie) These girls must have known a way to win a guys heart is through their stomach. Such a fun memory!
The boys had Monday off school for presidents day, so after they came home from taking some girls on a date we hiked the Lost Duchman trail. We missed Mitch since he had to work. I love how beautiful the desert is this time of year and you could see forever. Don't let these innocent sweet faces fool you...
this is their true selves coming out!!! They definitley entertained us as you can see. My favorite picture is the look on the tour guides face after he gave us a tour of the mine for a half an hour. I think if might have been the longest half an hour of his life. He thought Mac and Jake were twins.
What a fun day exploring an old time western town. As you can tell there isn't a dull moment with these two around!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
We are so proud of our college bound son for getting accepted to BYU. He has really earned it and is excited to be Provo bound this summer before his mission. He has always wanted to go to BYU and has really applied himself in high school to make his dream come true! We are so excited for you Mitch and your awesome future you have ahead of you...I think he would leave tomorrow if he could but we are glad to have him around for a few more months. Way to go Mitch... our BYU Cougar!