Friday, November 20, 2009

Love is Wonderful

Thanks Tracey! You did such a great job!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Divorce and Marriage

We so you all know I am recently the good news, I am getting married! I know, I know...I must be insane! Well not exactly. Dave and I have known each other for 14 years and have been wonderful friends that entire time. We've spent the last couple of months just getting to know and love each other all over and we are SO excited to let everyone know that we will be joining our lives and families together. We got engaged Friday night, yes, he even got down on his knee and proposed. He is SO good to me and makes me happier than I have ever been in my life. I love him so much! More pictures and info to come when I'm not SO tired!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Red Cliffs

We had so much fun at Red Cliffs there were so many rocks to climb over and under and through.....

We also had a fun day at Red Cliffs just hiking and playing.

We carved pumpkins.....
This was a VERY cool tree we found at Red Cliffs

Grand Canyon!!

I have NEVER been to the Grand Canyon, until now!! It was just as scary as I thought it would be, but it was SO incredible!! We had so much fun!

Another view of the Grand Canyon

Leaning over a rock to look down! I was SO SCARED!!

We went to Mt. Trumble and this is what Andrew found! You can't believe how exciting that was!

What a find!!

Andrew in his Halloween Parade

Sammy in her parade

Andrew at the Raptor Romp

Sammy enjoying pizza at the Raptor Romp

Sammy and Kelly hanging out.

We've been having so much fun, I don't know where to start! First the annual Raptor Romp which is always SO much fun! Then Halloween at school!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Got My First Deer!

So I was headed home from Salt Lake tonight and got just about to cove fort when I got myself a deer. Luckily I was in my mini-van and that thing is TUFF!! Broke the grill and left me some blood and guts, but other than that, it's no worse for the wear!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Donut Falls

The kids had a great Labor Day weekend with Grandpa and Grandma Cluett. While they were there I had a great weekend in Salt Lake at my nephew's baptism and niece's blessing. Some of my family and I went hiking up to Donut Falls. It is up Big Cottonwood Canyon, and it is SO beautiful!
A Moose we saw on the way up the trail.

One of the small falls on the trail up.

Up behind the "donut hole" looking back down.

The beautiful scenery behind the fall.

The water falling through the Donut Hole into the pond that is inside a cave.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Sammy!!

Sammy is 9 today! We mostly celebrated yesterday since her birthday fell on a Sunday this year. Andrew and I decorated while she was at Grandma's. This is when she first came home, she got to walk through "happy birthday" streamers.

She LOVES green and Frogs right now. This is her homemade card that her mommy made her becauese I love her SO much!

She had to go on a treasure hunt to find her presents, Andrew's idea.

Probably her favorite present a "snow caterpillar"

With her froggy cake that we made. Happy Birthday Sweetie! We love you SO much!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Apparently I am not responsible with glass ware. I don't know if you remember a preceeding post about "exploding pans" well I have to take a meal to a family in the ward tomorrow night and now that I'm working full time I decided to just prepare it today so I can come home, stick it in the oven and be done. I made lasagna. I decided to make two pans, one for the family in the ward and one for us for dinner tonight. We were eating at mom's so I had taken it over earlier and put it in the fridge. Well I heated the oven up and then went to put the lasagna in. Instead of just being a normal person and opening the oven and then picking up the pan and putting it in, I tried to open the oven while holding the pan. As you can see, the end result was a BIG mess!! I tell you. I'm just not meant to be a cook!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Outside fun

So yesterday mom had the day off, a slight miracle in itself, and we decided to go to Cedar Mtn. and enjoy some cooler weather and some fun! It was MUCH cooler. Unfortunately it was quite windy. We did find some fun new places to explore though. This is the ice cave, look at the colors on the wall! It is SO dark you can't see them but when the flash on the camera went off, it was AMAZING!

We also went to the Mammoth Cave, I've never been here before. It is amazing. Looks like a hole in the ground from up top but it goes for about a 1/4 mile underground. It is PITCH black and our flashlights weren't very good. Andrew made it about half way through but then made me turn around. He did NOT like it. Mom and Samantha made it all the way though. They said it was really hard at the end and they had to crawl through on their bellies in the mud. I didn't get a picture of where they came out, it was a tiny hole in a grate. But they MADE it! We also say Clarissa and Josh there. There was a youth conference group and a cross country team there when we got there. We were glad to have them show us the way.

This is a view from the inside.

This is the metal grate that we had to go through to get in. The one where they came out is about a 16th of this size!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rash, Rash, GO AWAY!

Slapped cheek syndrome

Lacy disease

Fifth Disease

Whatever you want to call it.

It's been here for the last month, between the two kids! Sammy got it first and we never could decide for sure what it was. We thought maybe it was just really bad hives of some kind but it went on for a week or so and kept moving all down her body. Then about a week after her rash was completely gone Andrew stated with it. His has progressed and become much more typical of fifth disease. It is also lasting much longer. He's had it for over 10 days already.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Andrew

Yesterday was Andrew's birthday, he turned 6 not 8 as some people may have thought! As usual it fell duing Renaissance faire. Grandpa and Grandma Cluett always have a booth so we usually try and go celebrate his birthday at the fair.

Here he is with his jungle cake we made.

Grandpa and Grandma bought all the kids a camel ride.

Here he is in all his faire attire.

Homemade cards from Sammy and I

Opening presents at home before we went to faire.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Who Knew.....

Zuccini could grow SO big!!

To the far left is my size 8 womans shoe, to give you some idea of how huge these things really are. Ryan has to use both hands to reach around one! These things must be on steroids or something!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Inside pictures

We didn't get a really good one of just Sammy and I

He was trying to do pictures of Ryan and I and Andrew was hiding behind us trying to get in the picture. SO CUTE!

There are several good ones of Ryan and Andrew

Ryan is a little cheesy in this one but it is a GREAT one of Andrew!
Sammy and I just aren't quite as photogenic as the boys!

Family Pictures

Well after nearly 3 1/2 years we finally got some family pictures taken. Thanks Wayne from Wayne Photography for taking them! We are SO happy with them. Here are a couple of other poses.