About Me

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

For the first time, I have a yard that requires weeding and whacking instead of a yard that needs designed or better yet, maintained by someone else! It is a wonderful feeling to be out in the sun, beautifying something you own! We had the annual St. Patty's day parade here in O'Neill. This time, the branch did a float for the parade. It was simple and we almost all froze to our seats! But it was a fun adventure. Here are some pictures of the fun we have been having lately!

Guess what kind of woodpecker this is... ( It's a Northern Flicker)

Apparently, the kind that can't tell the difference between wood and metal! (Boy- he was Loud!)

Emma couldn't decide if she was hot or cold... so this was her solution...

The kidlets all bundled up for the parade

Weldon had a Luau at school. They made grass skirts, wore leis and had a lot of fun and games! Yes- that is a mohawk on his head!

Emma wanted to be a cowgirl before church

And Haydn just wanted to be Hannah Montana!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Many of you know that when it comes to hair... I have never been overly protective! My children got their first haircut the minute it looked even remotely strange - ie. bald spots! So when Emmaline once again had hair knots that took 10 minutes of screaming to brush out... I got out the scissors again! Hair does grow, and rather quickly around here, so haircuts are a plenty in this house!

Project Complete!

The guys working on straightening the wall very slowly

Well, the basement has finally been fixed!
I feel safer and we are looking forward to getting to work on building walls to finish the basement into a living room, guest room and food storage room! Gonna be fun!

The finished project

Putting waterproofing on the outside of the wall... you can see the anchor bolts

Brackets to keep the wall from sliding at all... they are bolted to the floor
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