Saturday, June 16, 2007

Stuart Falls

We hiked to Stuart Falls today. It is always a lot further than I think it is. It was a little hot, but the water fall was pretty spectacular!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Lehi Trails Day

We had our Trails Day last weekend. The weather was perfect and the event turned out awesome! Here is a link to the newspaper article printed in the Lehi Free Press today.
Article Link

Sunday, June 3, 2007


We were visiting my bro.-in-law's church for a baby blessing today. A ten y.o. boy got up to bear is testimony and related the following story: About a year ago, when I was 9 I was wishing for a brother. I only had sisters so I really wanted a brother. So I started praying to Heavenly Father for a brother. About a month later, my mom told us that she was going to have another baby. I prayed and prayed that it would be a brother. My mom had the ultrasound a few weeks later to see if it was a boy or a girl and it was a boy! I know Heavenly Father makes miracles!
In the name of....


This brought tears to my eyes...from laughing.

Funny Fish Story

This is the picture he took.

Ok, this is a funny story that happened a couple weeks ago. We had a Pack Meeting with my scouts in May and we had a picnic at a nearby park that has a nice fish pond in it. They stock it and you can fish there without a license. Some of the trout are pretty decent size. So I was finishing up the picnic/program part of our evening and the boys (Mike and Spencer) were excited to go fishing so they took off to get started. Dave wasn’t there, so they were pretty much on their own. By the time I got down to where they were, Michael had his pole just about ready to go and Spencer was trying to find a hook. Instead of casting his line out, Michael just sat his pole down while he was messing with stuff in the tackle box, so I picked up his pole (actually it was my pole) and cast it out for him. There were other people sitting there on the dock and said that they had not seen anyone pull any fish out all evening and they we packing up to go. A few minutes later, I saw the pole bouncing and I started reeling in the first fish (of course, I had to let Michael bring it in the rest of the way so he could say he caught it). We had some guy take it of the hook for us (because I can’t stand to touch those slimy things!) and baited the hook and cast it out again. A few minutes later, another fish on the hook. This time we were able to get the hook out successfully and we let that fish go. A man came hurrying over towards us with his camera and wanted to take a picture of the boy’s silhouette fishing as the sun was going down. Mike tossed his empty hook out into the water so it looked like he was fishing, so the man could get their picture. When he pulled his line out of the water, there was another fish on it with the hook in its lip. It was just a tiny fish, but I was laughing because no matter what Michael did, he got a fish on his hook, where no one else could catch anything.

Family Update

We finally got the fence fixed on the South side of the house. The dog would jump over the fence so we put tomato cages on top and boards to prevent her from doing that. Then she found out that she could dig under the fence so we had all sorts of brick piled up so she wouldn’t get out that way either. Jake, John, Dave and I got this new fence up. My neighbor donated the sod you can see. I could just kick myself because they offered enough sod to cover both sides, but I forgot that I would need it so I said no. The sod I ended up with was all the end pieces that Zack pieced together for me to cover the one side. This used to be where my garden was. It was way too much work to keep it weeded, so we decided to put grass in. I’m thinking about putting some box planters over on the right side so I can grow a few tomatoes and cucumbers. It was all I could do to get my dog (Molly) to sit still long enough for me to take her picture. She gets so excited when she sees me, she won’t sit still for very long. That’s her “happy my mom’s taking me for a walk”, look. The fence we put up is at the end of the walk way. I put that walk way and the picket fence and the arbor by myself (well, Dave helped with cementing the posts in straight). I wish I would have taken a before picture so you could see how much better it looks. Dave got most of the sprinklers fixed. We had a cold, cold winter and two of our sprinkler pipes burst and some of the drains froze open. Dave has been spending all his weekends fixing them.