Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Tia went with this "cutie pie" Lauren....
to Newport Beach for a week.
Clark went with these guys...Ryan, Jacob, David, Nick and Jace...

and Bennett went with these guys...Tanner, Stockton, Hunter and Vance...
to Mountain View Basketball camp at Embry Riddle University in Prescott.
We will catch up with them on Friday to see all that they have learned.
It is pretty quiet around here with just Haley and Cassidy.
Although there is not as much laundry, the house stays cleaner and I am doing NO COOKING...Yipee!!
I still miss them all sooo much!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all that I have called "FATHER"...Couldn't ask for a better father for my children.
He is a wonderful example of all the things I try to teach my children daily...

Curt loves his work and no matter what his job, he has a passion for it.

This guy knows how to play hard.
Ultra competitive doesn't even come close to describing him in a game or competition.

Curt loves people. It doesn't matter the social status, religion, culture, or the language, he just wants to get to know them. He seriously makes friends EVERYWHERE he goes.

I don't think there is a piano recital, game, swim meet, parent teacher conference, awards assembly or church talk that Curt has missed his children participate in. He loves his kids!

He honors his priesthood through his leadership and love to us and to those he serves in whatever position he is called.

Each year, one of his gifts is a photo tie with a picture of his kids.
He, as well as the kids, are always surprised to see which picture he will proudly display!

The tie wearing tradition has come a long way.
This was what he sported in 2000, just 9 years ago!

My dad...
What do you say to the man who loved you, raised you, taught you and still to this day continues to do all those things through his example.
My father-in-law...
The sweetest, most humble and gentle man you would ever want to meet.
We see so much of our "Grandpa Chuck" in Curt. It brings us comfort and many a laugh as we realize "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree". We miss you, Grandpa!
To all these men...I LOVE YOU!
Happy Father's Day!

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Book Thief

I just love to see my kids reading...especially when they are supposed to be in bed!

Bennett loves anything with animals!
He just finished "Born to Trot"

Clark has been enjoying "Faith of Our Fathers".
He unfortunately made the mistake of telling his Dad how good it was.

He has now lost the book to the family book thief!
Clark has tried hiding it, but to no avail.
He is now just patiently waiting for Curt to finish it!
Cassidy just finished "Finding Faith"...loved it!

Haley is not so discriminating. She loves any cheesy LDS novel or dorky highschool romance book.

Tia is busy reading and re-reading her missionary mail along with "Jesus the Christ".

As for me, I am too busy reading my calendar several times a day to make sure I'm not missing any activities, swim meets, sports practices, meetings or appointments.

Who needs a book, besides as soon as I start one, someone ALWAYS steals it from me!