Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's ALIVE!!!

Yeah!!!  Last March when Russ & I went to Hawaii, I purchased this very skinny, cucumber looking thing.   I was assured that all I had to do was bring it home stick it in some dirt and it would turn into one of the beautiful PLUMERIA bushes that they have growing all over Hawaii. I did what they said and after 3 months I gave up!!! I stopped watering it...I moved it out to the plant graveyard (the deck) and forgot all about it.  It worked!!! I now have a somewhat less scary plant that smells WONDERFUL!!!
After 3 1/2 long years... today I finally got my wish!!! I got to mow my own grass!!!!  It has been 3 weeks and 1 day since we hydro seeded.  I WILL ADMIT THAT I WAS WRONG (I know that it doesn't happen very often, so make a note of it!) I was all for seeding.  It would save us money and it doesn't make that much of a difference.  Again, I was wrong!  I am very impressed with how well our grass did.  It looks spectacular!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Magic Glasses

This is Zack & Ben's friend Travis.  He is so silly!!!

Look how cute!!!

I'm so excited!  I was messing around with my vinyl cutter today and this is what I came up with!!!  It is in the hallway going into Megan's room.  I still have a few bugs to work out with the software but we are definitely getting closer!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Grass Update!!!

I thought that I would give you an update on how our grass is can obviously tell how exciting my weekend was!!!  It has been 17 days since our yard was hydro seeded.  Hopefully we will be in need of a mowing next week.  I am so excited to be the first one to mow the lawn!!!  I know that it sounds weird..but I love to mow the lawn.  I haven't been able to do it for almost 4 years!!!  

Friday, July 25, 2008

Ben grows up!!

It is sooo weird to have an almost 18 year old in the house.  Ben is getting so grown up...I cannot believe that next year he will be old enough to go on his mission.  He is a senior this next month and I know the time will fly through this next year.  
This is Ben and his date Morgan at his prom this last May.  I think he looks very handsome in his new suit!!!

24th of July

It's amazing how little boys concentrate...when they WANT to!

We had so much fun last night.  Erin planned the get together at mom's.  We just had a bbq and visited while the kids got wet!  A few of us snuck away to JoAnn's to get the cutest new scrapbooking stuff (thanks Laura, you always find so many "good things")!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

What a find!!!

What can I say??? I don't have any cute pictures, or funny stories to tell...   All we did today is try to work on the stupid (sorry Chloe, I will wash my mouth out later!!!) old computer.  This is ending up to be a difficult task.   Needless to say I will be very excited when the reboot is complete, and I can use that comp. for cutting vinyl!!!  Oh yeah, I almost forgot!!! I haven't been garage saling (I have no idea how to spell that!!!) in almost two months, but this morning Russ & I went out.   I found a complete season 1 of ALIAS!!! For THREE dollars!!!  We ave watched 4 episodes so far!!! I had forgotten so much of it.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Dark Knight

Friday afternoon we went to see Dark Knight.  We left @ 4:30.  Russ wanted to be able to get a good seat!!!  Well the theater was empty... then at 5:35 when they finally started...the 25 minutes of trailers!!!   The movie started around 6 pm.  I really liked this movie.  We took Zack (16) and Brayden (10).  They really...really...liked this movie.   I do have to add a disclaimer though...It was very violent, and at times scary.  I'm not sure that if I had seen it first, that Brayden would have been invited to go.   2 1/2 hrs. later we left the theater.  Zack was disappointed that they did not show a trailer for The Avengers!  Thanks to my friend Cami who let Morgan play w/ Ryker for the 4 1/2 hours!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Watching grass grow!!! Can there be a funner pastime???
It has been one week plus one day since we had our yard hydro seeded!!! The very nice gentleman assured us that we would be mowing our lush new lawn in 3 weeks!!! So we will see!!!  It has been a little weird this week--Zack was gone for two days,   Meg left for Bear Lake and Ben has been working ever day.  Our home just seems a little quiet!  Don't get me wrong---A mom can never have too much quiet time---It's just a little weird!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Today Morgan & I went swimming over with Liz and Co.  After we took madison home the kids are having fun being a little crazy!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Today was such a fun day!!! We all went to Cherry Hill .  This was our reward for our scripture reading. (45 days in a row!!!)  This was a pretty fun place for kids up to about 10!!!  Rus and I went down to the apple store and got our new comp.  There are alot of rebates ect. right now so we decided that now was the time.   The kids are having a blast with the photo booth option!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Today was such a milestone for our family. Morgan (our youngest) was baptized today!!! We were so happy to have all of you join us on Morgan's special day! Thanks to eveyone that could make it!!! We really enjoyed the day!!!Morgan & Russ
I am so blessed to have so many great photographers in my family!!! Thanks to Aunt Krista Morgan will have lots of cute pictures like this to remember her baptism!!! Thanks Kris

Monday, July 7, 2008

The skittles game is not for the faint of heart!!! Kim almost wins!

The Steeneck Reunion 2008

We just got back saturday from our anual Steeneck campout. It was so much fun to be with all of the cousins!!!