Wednesday, September 28, 2011


For Karl's birthday I got him tickets to go to the UFC 135 Jones vs. Jackson event in Denver, Colorado.  It was a quick trip but we had a lot of fun.
Sights of Denver
Denver Bronco's Stadium
UFC Fight Night
This was the stadium as we were waiting for the event to start.  Once it got started it was packed.
Karl made a new "friend" while at the fights.  The guy next to him was completely wasted.  The poor chap couldn't even stay awake.  When he did he would start screaming whatever came to his mind like he was all into the fights.  During one of his dosing spells the guy ended up dumping his beer all over himself and onto Karl.  Karl was a good sport about it and found it mostly humorous.
On the way home we drove through Vernal. Vernal has one of the new smaller temples.  I had never seen one so we stopped to take a picture.  It was cool.  It really wasn't any bigger then some of the older two-story church buildings.  It was neat to see. 
Overall we had a great time.  It was nice to have a weekend with the hubby.

A Family Fun Weekend

I'm a little behind on this particular post but a couple of week ago we had the opportunity to hang out with Karl's family.  Craig and Lori came down for the BYU/UTAH game.  They weren't here for very long but while they were here we made the most of there visit.
On Friday we all got together and went swimming. All the kids had a good time.  Fischer really had a great time in the water.

Friday night the girls went out on a much needed girls night. We went out for dinner and enjoyed talking and catching up. Joyce decided to stay home and spent some time with the kids.  
Saturday before the game we took the kids up to bridal Vail falls.   
Fischer was all geared up for the game.  GO COUGARS! 
While the older kids went to the game. Brooke, Lori, Myself and the younger kids went to the Farm at Thanksgiving Point. 
Fischer was a pro on the pony ride.  He was quite the little cowboy.  He really didn't even need me standing next to him.   

 We are so glad when we get to hang out with family.  We had a great time!

Saturday, September 17, 2011


This is how I found Fischer when I went to go and get him yesterday morning.  Needless to say he wasn't very thrilled with me leaving to grab a camera. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Memory

Ten year's ago America became victim to one of the saddest events in history.  Thousands died, millions dramatized, and everyone changed.  I lost a part of myself that day, I think we all did.  We no longer felt safe.  I was attending college, I was still living at home at the time and my mother and I were on our way to campus when we heard about the first plane hitting the twin towers.  I remember asking my Mom "is this for real?" As we arrived to BYU we tried to get on the Internet to see what was going on.  The server was too busy and we ended up huddling around a computer of a co-worker of my Mother's as we watched the second plane hit.  I was in class when I learned the first tower fell.  My professor turned on the TV and we all watched as the second tower fell shortly after.  We all sat there shocked.  I remember being in class and learning of a former student whose Dad worked next to the towers.  She had not heard of the attacks until she arrived in class. Many huddled around her offering support as she desperately tried to find the whereabouts of her father.  I stood and watched not knowing what to say or do to help.  All I could do was just stand there numb but praying.  Relief overcame all of us when we learned her father was sick that day and didn't end up going to work. I remember walking around campus and we looked at each other all wondering if we should feel safe and what we should do.  It was such a somber feeling.  Students gathered around TV's and computers as we all wondered what this meant to each one of us and what was going to happen next.  We learned of the Pentagon and the other plane.  The world as I knew it seemed to be in utter chaos and no one new what to do about it.  The weeks that followed were hard.  Life went on like it always did but it wasn't the same.
My heart continues to go out to those who lost a loved one that day.  May we always remember those who served diligently in rescuing others.  May we hold or little ones a little longer, be a little kinder, and love a little stronger.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pretty Flower

I decided this week I would do more of a traditional flower for my toes.  I had just got back from a FABULOUS Pedi with Katy who owns Sugar and Spice Nail Salon and she had this amazing earthy gray that I just had to have on my toes.  As she was painting I thought a cute yellow flower would be a perfect touch to this already amazing color.  So when I got home I brought out my paints and went to work. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Team Spirit

In honor of the football season starting I thought I would dedicate my toenails to the team I love most.  GO BYU COUGARS!!

Family Night-Golf

We always look forward to family nights at our house.  This past Monday we went to the driving range.

Girl's Weekend-St. George

Last weekend the Christensen Girls (Clara, Joyce, Brooke, Kaylee, Kinsley and I) decided to go to St. George to see the Little Mermaid at the Tuacahn Theatre.  It was SO much fun.  We only wish Lori and her girls could have joined us.  It was a short trip but a trip we will remember for a lifetime.  We played at the pool, went to the theatre, walked the local farmers market, and did a small hike up Snow Canyon. 
Waiting for the Little Mermaid to Start

Snow Canyon

Kinsley & Brooke

Clara with her daughter JoAnn.  We were glad she got to spend some time with us while we were in St. George. 

Grand Canyon

Karl recieved an awsome opportunity from his work to be part of a 10 day river rafting trip down the grand canyon. He had such a fun time.  Here are a few pictures and videos from his trip.

Picturgraphs and Landscape

Local plants and wildlife

Natures Waterslide
A Fun Ride