Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pony Express Days 5K

Ty, Anna and I ran in the Pony Express Days 5K. I'm happy to say I beat my time of my first 5K eight months ago! And, I beat SPIDERMAN!! The little boy that we were running for, loves Spiderman, so 'he' ran. And---I beat him!!

Memorial Day Weekend

Monday, July 6, 2009

Pre School Graduation

The twins have had an amazing experience at pre school this year! Their teacher is fabulous and both of my boys are reading-thanks to her and her hard work. They put on a very cute program with songs and jokes-I admit, I cried. I can't believe that pre school is over and now they're moving on to kindergarten!

Boys Will Be Boys

Our awesome neighbors accross the street got a big pile of dirt delivered to their house to go in their flower beds around their yard. They let the boys play in it and they had so much fun and got so dirty!!

Twins Fieldtrip to the Firestation

I love going on field trips with my kids. We went with the twins preschool to the Eagle Mountain Fire Station. The Firefighters were so nice to let the kids take a tour of the fire trucks and squirt the big fire hose. They were a bit dissappointed when they asked the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up and my boys both said paleontologists! (Although, one of the other little boys said he wanted to be "Edward" -the vampire from the Twilight books!!!)

More Easter

My sweet Grandpa Hofheins. What an amazing man.
My beautiful girls

Grandpa and all the grandkids. He's not looking at the camera
because he is crying. It was the first Easter without Grandma.


Monday, June 15, 2009

The Suessical

In April, Jerrica played "Mayzie" in her school's production of "The Suessical". Words cannot express the joy and amazement I felt when she walked out onto the stage. She was incredible and is so talented. It was all I could do not to jump up on the stage and hug and kiss her as she performed. I was so proud of her-and all of the rest of the cast. It was a great show. I got to help with make-up before the shows. It was so fun and reminded me how excited I got before the plays I was in when I was younger.

Baby Halle

This is my new little neice, Halle, who was born in April. She is such a beautiful baby and I try and hold her every chance I get!

Bad Haircuts

While I was away for the weekend, Tyler decided to give the boys a haircut. When I came through the door, and saw them, I screamed! They looked horrible-and Ty had taken them to church like that!! I made him shave them bald the next day. They had "crazy" day at pre-school that week, and I put their clothes on backwards and painted a face on the back of their little bald heads.

Girls' Trip!

In March, three of my good friends, Melissa, Sonia, Gail, and I went away for the weedend to a nice resort just outside of Vegas. We spent a lot of time lounging by the pool and deciding where to eat! We spent an evening on the strip (I'd never been and frankly I could go my whole life without going again!) and since we drove had a lot of chatting time! On the way there, Gail announced she was expecting!! We were all screaming and clapping and were SO excited for her! That made two pregnant women-since Melissa was seven months along. We had so much fun and I felt so rejuvinated when I got home!

My Funny Dad

For my sister's and my neice's birthdays, in March, we had a girls' night-which we always invite my Dad to, since with six daughters, he's one of the girls! He had a little too much fun with the cake!

Draper Temple Open House

In February we went to the Draper Temple open house. We parked at a stake center a few miles away, then they bussed us to the temple. It was stunning. I'm glad we got to go as a family, that the kids got to experience it. I asked them on the car ride home how they felt in the temple. The girls had a lot of profound things, like, they felt the spirit, and it was beautiful and peaceful. The boys both said they felt happy because there were cookies there.

Valentine's Day

On V day, I did my girls hair in hearts and served everyone breakfast in bed (heart-shaped waffles) which I guess has turned into a tradition. Ty and I went with our friends, Rob and Traci, to a Valentine's Day Dance where we wore matching shirts-our REAL jerseys.

New Beginnings

At our New Beginnings, they had the girls who would be turning 12 that year come and the Mom's introduced them. I went as a YW leader-and as a Mom! It was so surreal knowing that in the year to come I would have a 12 year old!


I went and saw Twilight with my Mom, my Grandma and my Aunt Ann. I met them for lunch and then we went to the movie, and my cute Grandma insisted on paying for both.