Wednesday, September 24, 2008


We have a big old Aspen tree in our yard that always turns golden and loses it's leaves before any other tree around. Yesterday the kids I and raked up the leaves that had fallen from it. Then they had some fun. Here are some cute pictures of it!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


We are expecting our 3rd baby this April! We are excited. I've been feeling good for the most part. From like week 3 to week 8 I didn't feel too great. I never threw up of anything, but I just felt bad. I told Bryant I must be a lot older this time, or I was having more than one. Well, its wasn't twins, so I guess I'm just older! Since the first Dr. apt. I've been feeling good most of the time. I've been having cravings this time and I really didn't with Ashelynn or Bryson. Mostly for veggies. A weekand a half ago I needed a big turkey dinner with gravy, rolls, and everything. The craving didn't hit me until about 4 in the after noon and I almost panicked because I didn't have time to cook a turkey that day! I bought a turkey the next morning and still had to wait because it was frozen solid! Today a craving for Cafe Rio or Baja Fresh hit me, but there is nothing I can do about it because we live so far from either place. We are going to CO this weekend, so I'll have to wait until then! I think I am starting to pooch out. At the end of a day I can really tell because my pants start to get tight and I have to put on a good pair of sweat pants. I'm still not too far along, but after doing this twice my body just seems to know that it has to lose all shape as fast as possible!
I'll keep you updated!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Here are the latest cards I've made. 2 for card group and the one for Bryant to use to help him sell prints of a painting at the art competition (He didn't like the bow buy the way. I had to change it to a line of ribbon instead). I've decided if I want them to look any better I'd better start buying all of those crafty things one needs to make very cute and creative cards.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Last part of Summer

School has started and fall is in full swing here. Ashelynn had to wear a jacket again on the first day of school. It seems that the weather here automatically changes the day school starts! But before I get into that, I need to talk about the last bit of summer.

At the end of July Ashelynn broke her wrist. She was at a birthday party for a friend and with 10 mintues to go until the party was over, she was pulled off of a chair and landed on her wrist. Its a bit of a long story, but the little girl that pulled her off of the chair felt sooo bad that it broke her wrist. The next day she and her mom came to the house with balloons, a gift, a letter, and $10 from the girl's allowance to help pay for the Dr. It was pretty sweet. Since Ashelynn's wrist was broken she had to stop soccer and swimming for the rest of the summer. She was pretty sad about it, but she has since grown attached to the brace. We went to the Dr. today and they told her to she could take it off, but now she doesn't want too!

In August we went to Flamming Gorge with Bryant's family. We had a lot of fun boating and stayed in a great camp ground in the mountains about 5 minutes from the lake. Ashelynn was sad she couldn't water ski or knee board, but she did go on a lot of tube rides with her cousins. Bryson liked the tube, but loved the wave runners and riding on the boat. Bryant got in several good knee boards and skis. He and his brother tried to knee board on the same board. It was pretty funny. They stayed up for a while before they crashed. We rafted the Green River with everyone near the end of the trip. It was really fun and there were a few rapids here and there. We also saw a family of river otters. So here are a bunch of pictures!

The week after wer got back Bryant did the "Art On The Green" competition again. He was in the professional division this time. He started his painting on a Friday evening, painted until 4am, came home and slept for 3 hours, ate, then went back and painted until 2 pm. He sold a print of the painting he did last year and also sold his painting this year in the auction banquet that followed the competition. Here is his latest masterpeice!
Ummm, I'm not sure why its sideways, sorry! Click on it to view it then you can rotate it!

Ashelynn's 6th Birthday was right after the competition. My mom and dad got to come up for our fun filled weekend so they got to be there for her birthday and the art competition. About 3am on her birthday she woke up with a terrible stomach ache and threw up. So her acutal birthday was spent laying down and watching TV almost all day. But she did feel good enough to have a little family party with us, my parents, and Bryant's parents. My dad didn't feel good either unfortunately. He and Ashelynn got food poisoning from the restaurant they had gone to the night before. Ashelynn rebounded pretty quickly, but my dad ended up in the hospital for several days! Thankfully he is doing fine now. Ashelynn had a big birthday party the following Tuesday so it made up for being sick on her birthday. There were about 18 kids there and we had a luau. It was quite a party! I couldn't have pulled it off without the help from my friends and mother in law. A couple of the kids thought it really was Hawaii (poor kids had obiouvsly never been there!) Again here are a bunch of pics!

Well this was long enough! It was about time I updated!