Monday, December 31, 2012

Week 48!!!

-Jr. Wildcat’s Travel Team took 2nd in the Doug Robinson Memorial Tournament! -We learned to run the scoreboard and Mason sat in the score box with us.-Put our 12 ft. tree up for the last time. Half the lights are out! -I took the Mia Maids to Appletree Assissted Living to Make cards with the ladies. -Easton learned the hard way that Good & Plenty’s don’t belong in the nose! Luckily he was able to blow it right out. -Mason had his Midevil fair at school. -The boys went Ice Skating before Carson’s game. -Carson and his friend Cooper Mills went to the Ogden Mustangs game.

week 47

-The boys were so excited to go meet their new cousin Carter! He was born November 16. -Jim and I went and saw The Addams Family at Capitol Theater and the davis High production of Phantom of the Opera. -We had the Jones Family to our house for Thanksgiving. Jim and the boys went to the shooting range. The cousins had fun playing games, hanging out, having a sleepover and celebrating Amberlynne’s birthday. -I had my first Black Friday shopping experience.

week 46

-Grandpa Knight came to the Veterans Day Breakfast and Carson and his classmate Emily Hart had to take pictures for the yearbook.- Easton made a turkey hat at school. -Mason loves to play in the snow with his friends! -Carina and Sara brought Zach over to play and stuck around to entertain me! -Easton was so excited to tend Baby Dallin (who belongs to our friends the Gardner’s)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Week 45

This week we got to celebrate Great Grandpa Hornickel’s 90th Birthday!And
Finally some snow the boys had a great time playing in it!

FINALLY!!! Week 44

-We had cake and Ice cream with family for Eastons birthday. -Easton had a fieldtrip to the Pumpkin Patch. He picked out pumpkins for him and his brothers! -We carved the pumpkins! -Happy Halloween! Mason was a Ninja, Easton was “Awesomest Prime”, Carson was Axl Heck from “The Middle” Jaxon went to the Haunted House Nightmare on 13th with some of his friends. Easton was very possesive of his candy and freaked out when anyone came near it. Of course Uncle Alan played on that. - Jim and I voted early! Who will it be? Obama or Romney? -So proud of Carson he made the Jefferson Academy Boys Basketball Team! -Carson had his first hockey game in Logan against the Aggies. They won! He played an awesome defense.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Week 43

-Sunday we went to Bannock, a little ghost town outside of Dillon.Then once again the painful goodbyes to the Pepiots and the end of a fabulous weekend! -Mason got his braces off! -Happy 4th Birthday Easton! He got to take treats to school, had a costume party with his primary class and Conner then off to the ward Halloween party! What a day!!! -First snow of the season! I am so not ready for winter! -Off to Vegas! Jaxon’s last tournament of the year with Clutch Performance. While inVegas we drove past the Gold and Silver Pawn shop. Where the show Pawn Stars is filmed, people were lined up out the door to go inside.

Week 42

-Conner got to go to Sunbeams with Easton. They learned about the Stripling Warriors. -The boys were out for Fall Recess so we went to the Ogden Dinosaur Park. -We headed North to meet the Pepiots in Dillon. We spent Wednesday night with the Palmer’s in Rexburg. Thursday we spent the day in Yellowstone. We saw bison and elk. Friday we left West Yellowstone and drove over thru Ennis and Twin Bridges to Dillon and saw a Bald Eagle. - Friday afternoon Shannon took our Family Pictures. -Saturday we went to the Montana Western football game to cheer on Jackies boyfriend #7 Will Fields. Mason and Easton almost made it through 2 quarters before we headed back to the hotel.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Week 41

-The Jenkins girls came over between General Conference Sessions to say one last good bye and the boys convinced them to have an airsoft war!-We decorated for halloween! -Such a good feeling when we get the storage room is clean. It was way past due! -Carson thought it was Hilarious that Easton fits in his locker. -Mason had a fieldtrip to This Is The Place. They got to pull handcarts. -Conner came and spent the weekend with us. Him and Easton are Best Buddies and  Mason loved reading them bedtime stories. -The boys had a yard sale!

Friday, October 12, 2012

week 40

- Mason and Easton picked the pumpkins we planted! Mason took 20 “Jack-Be-Littles” to school for his class! Not a bad crop, just no big pumpkins for carving.  -Last month we attended the baptism for our good friend Emily Cox. She is adorable and we all love her. Easton would not leave until Gayle (Emmi’s Mom) took their picture together! -Carson Had an AWESOME cross country season! He finished his last race at region in 15:05! Way to go Carson, we are so proud of you! -It only took the dentist telling Carson he would have to have some teeth pulled because the permanent ones were coming in behind them to light a fire under him! He pulled 3 teeth by himself in one week! - Jaxon and his friends had a big surprise after school. Makenzie Jenkins came back from Pennsylvania to visit for the weekend and no one knew she was coming! They had a great time going to the Haunted Corn Maze, Night Games, Smores and just hanging out! We miss that girl. -Mason is so glad football season is over because it really interfers with his social life! Zach can now have late nights and sleepovers again! -General Conference Weekend! The first session Pres. Monson announced changes to the missionary program. Young Men can now go at the age of 18 after graduation and Young Women can go at the age of 19.(photo of Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles discussing the changes in a press conference following the session) - Saturday evening Carson attended his first Priesthood Session with Jim and Jaxon.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

week 39

- Carson had another Awesome Cross Country Meet. He is consistently beating his previous time with a time a of 15.39. After the race the Easton ran up to Carson and got right in his face and said “Good Job Cars!”. - Easton is so funny! I asked him to pick up his toys and he replied “I’m Busy Mom.” while laying in the chair. -We went on a “Fall Colors” drive. We drove up the Mirror Lake Highway. Stopped for a little hike, before it started raining.It was a fun time! -Mason had his 4th grade Mtn Man Rendevous. -After baseball Bentley Fuller came and played with the boys. I took them to GetAir Trampoline Park. They had a blast! Easton was full of personallity. At first I was not going to take him but he informed me he didn’t have any so he needed to “Get some Air”. Then he found this block in the foam pit and said it was his best friend “boxy”.

Friday, September 28, 2012

week 38

-Carson’s cross Country time for this week 15.41! His goal was to beat his previous time and he did by 10 seconds. - Mason and Easton are such “Troopers” They are always there to cheer on their brothers. It always helps when the other teammates have younger siblings also. Mason looks forward to Carson’s meets because his friend McCall is there. -Mason had his first Raingutter Regatta. - The Marlins played in the Cache County Tournament. - I ran the Big Cottonwood Half Marathon. I beat my Personal Record by more than 13 minutes and made my ultimate goal of under 2 hours with a time of 1:59.58 ! I loved the course and it helped that it was all downhill.

Week 37

- We attended the Brigham City Temple Open House. It was BEAUTIFUL! I am so thankful for such great boys that know the importance of the temple and how excited they were to go see the Brigham City Temple. How grateful I am to know our Family is Forever!   -Carson had his first Cross Country Meet. He ran 2 miles in 15 minutes and 5l seconds. Good Job Carson!-Jaxon and Jim went to Las Vegas for a tournament with Clutch Preformance. -Easton was excited to get “Aliens in the Attic” at Walmart. That boy knows how to watch a movie, He ran into my room and yelled “Mom get my favorite drink and some popcorn for my show!”

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Week 36

-After months of thought and stress we sold our Allstate Agency. This was a tough decision after 18 years. Jim has had an offer with an agency in Salt Lake, American insurance and Investment. We are excited to start a new chapter in our lives. -Clutch played their  2 games that were rained out on Saturday. - First day of school for Jaxon 8th grade and Easton’s first day of Preschool! He was so excited. -Jefferson Academy Carnival is always a good time with friends.

Friday, September 7, 2012

week 35

-Jaxon was ordained to the office of a Teacher at church.-Carson is on the Cross Country Team at school. -Easton learned how to plug the sink which can be really bad when he leaves the water running! -Trevor Lewis from the L.A. Kings, the first Utahn to have his name on the Stanley Cup, was in Salt Lake with the Cup itself. We went to see it at the Maverick Center. There was a huge crowd to see it so he did a walk by. -We borrowed Grandma’s Ping Pong table a few weeks ago and Jaxon and his friends have loved it! -We went out to dinner with the Hornickel Family. This is all the Grandsons and Great Grandsons of Harry and Lucille Hornickel.-Easton loves Mud Balls or Cocoa  Botts ( Cocoa Puffs) This morning he informed me he likes them “squishy”! Yuck!! -Labor Day Tournament! -Saturday Games cancelled due to Thunder, Lightening and Rain. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Week 34

-Carson was ordained a Deacon and recieved the Aaronic Priesthood. - We had the Family Birthday Party for Jaxon and Carson. -Carson and Mason Started school! _-Happy 14th Birthday to Jaxon! - Mason decided he wanted to share a room with Easton. They were both excited to get bunkbeds! -Easton loves to have stories read to him! -My Zinnia’s are HUGE this year. We have recieved so many compliments of how beautiful they are. -Carson had his first 12 year old backpacking  campout! - Easton had his pre-school open house. He is so excited to go to Miss Cindy’s. -Jim and I finally got to see Wicked at Capitol Theatre. We have had our tickets almost a year. ! We both loved it. -Kaysville just opened a Splash Pad the boys had alot of fun. -Opening Day for fall season of the Miami Marlins of Kaysville.

Week 33

-Early morning run from Snow Basin down into Mtn Green. My awesome running group- Lindsey, Heidi, Lisa, Bekki, Me. -Easton gave his first talk in primary. -I guess I finally accepted my baby is growing up. We took down the crib! -Makenzie Jenkins is moving to Pittsburgh and came and hung out with the boys. They loved it! She will be missed! Ryan Cox came too! Jaxon was surprised to see his friends here hanging out with his brothers when he returned from baseball! -Easton’s first dentist appointment! -Mason and Zach had there Bricks For Kids Lego space camp this week and loved it! -Carson had his 6 month check-up at PCMC. Everything looked great! No      tears from the needle! We have come a long way and are so blessed! -Happy 12th Birthday to Carson! -Grandma and Grandpa Knight took us to the Zoo!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Week 32

-Fun night at Lagoon! The Sunset was amazing from the Skyride. - The AMAZING Mia Maids of The Mill Shadow Ward at the Bountiful Temple. - Easton always entertaining! -Easton loves Kaitlyn Jenkins and always tells everyone she is his best girl! We are so sad her family is leaving our neighborhood and moving to Pittburgh.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Week 31

-Hogle Zoo! We checked out the New Rocky Shores, It was fun having Bears back at the zoo. Shannon’s Niece Tiffany and her kids Olivia and Kaden joined us. -Mason and Mia took on the Rock Star appearance and even got Easton in on the act! -We hate saying Good-Bye to the Pepiots but another memorable visit came to an end but we were thrilled they extended 2 days so we could make “Bath Bombs”! -With mixed emotions we  decided to Officially take our house off the market. -Jim took Carson and Mason on an overnight backpacking trip to Mary’s Lake up by Brighton Ski Resort. They had a great time. On the way back down they ran into 2 Bull Moose.

Week 30

-Happy Pioneer Day! Our neighbors put on quite the fireworks show! -Shannon and Gracie came for a visit! -Lunch and Shopping with Jen, Reta and Shannon for my B-Day. -Another snake in the yard. -Jaxon and I got to spend a few days with 50 plus youth and Leaders from the Mill Shadow ward for Youth Conference. We did a Sunrise hike up Ensign Peak, Service Project at The Christmas Box House, Search for the Prophets at the Salt Lake City Cemetery and Games and other activities at the U of U Institute. - Happy 40th Birthday to me! After spending most of the day wrapping up Youth conference I came home to fun presents and dinner at Johnny Rockets with my Favorite People Jim, My Boys, Shannon and Gracie!

Week 29

-Jaxon and his friends! (Bryan,Ryan, Dom, Josh) -Baseball Buddies! Easton and Cooper Rigby!
 -Easton finally figured out Jumping into the pool. -Jaxon sprained his ankle in the All Star semi finals. Our first real experience with Essential Oils! A little Lemongrass and Deep Blue Rub and he was back on the field the next morning. We might be believers! -Eye Black! - Tournament of Champions! Cutest Boys at the Park! -Easton found the coolest Caterpillar. -Look who is sleeping in a big bed! -Easton was excited about his “Fancy Hair”! -Backyard Campout! It lasted about 5 minutes then moved to the basement, tent and all! -Bandits BBQ and team sleepover at the Rigby’s cabin! We couldn’t ask for a better group of boys (and parents) for Jaxon to be associated with. -Ogden All Stars! It is always fun when Jaxon and Ryan Cox get to spend time on the field together!

Week 28

-One of my favorite summer wake up calls! The Davis High Band practicing through our neighborhood. Easton was so excited that the Parade came to our house! -Bowling with the Cousins! - Jaxon is playing with the Krush in the Ogden Allstar tournament!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Week 27

-Ashley came to go to E.F.Y. at BYU and surprised us by coming to Sunday dinner with Grandma. Easton loved her fancy glasses! -The 4th of July was a fun day! I ran the Kaysville 10K that morning. then we spent the rest of the day with the Jones’ we went to the Parade, Chinese food for lunch then off to Lagoon-A-Beach which was surprisingly not crowded. - Easton doesn’t have nighttime accidents very often but when he does he says “I didn’t have an accident Carson sprayed me!” That’s his story and he is sticking to it! -Mason had Camp Kiesel Cub Scout Day Camp. -I love the 3 year old phase where  Cowboy Boots look good with shorts! -Firecracker Tournament in Heber City! It was nice to have the tournament start on the 5th so we could enjoy the holiday festivities!

Monday, July 23, 2012

week 26

-We spent the week getting ready for Jonesfest and camped at the Lava Hot Springs KOA Wednesday- Saturday -I love how obvious it is that my boys have learned to put on their own shoes! -We love Jonesfest and Cousin time! Zach, Allianna and Mason. -Zach and Mason found a little pool in camp that they called their “cold tub” instead of a hot tub. -It was so fun for Easton, Conner and Isaac to play together.- River Time! - Pretty Girls! Sara, Carina and Briarleigh. -Carson was so determined to catch this fish. He stalked it for a day and a half before Aunt Jennifer took pity on him and made him a net and bought him a rod. It all paid off! He Succeeded! - The pool!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Week Twenty-Five

-Ironing 101. -Happy Father’s Day! Mason made this lego card for Jim. We had all the grandparents over for dinner. -Summer Camp Week! Jaxon was not to thrilled to head off to Scout Camp. It gave me great comfort when his scout master texted me a picture of him having fun. Carson could not wait for Hockey Camp every day and Mason went to a Lego camp one day and took it upon himself to plan “Grandma Camp” for whoever wanted to come, Grandma couldn’t say No. It consisted of a couple sleepovers and some trips to the Dollar store! -Lagoon with the DuPaix’s. -after 5 years Mason was excited we finally got some cherries on our tree! -We took the boys hiking up to Mary’s Lake by Brighton Ski Resort. Jaxon decided to stay home having just returned from scout camp. The boys had a blast. It was alot of fun!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Week Twenty-Four

-Summer Fun! Swimming Goggles, Slip-n-Slide, Snow Cones, Lagoon-A-Beach, Friends and catching snakes! -Carson got new hockey skates. -I was able to go to Mona, Ut. and see my cousin Janette and her cute girls Emalie and Makenna. We haven’t seen each other in over 10 years.-Another day at the ball park wasn’t enough Jaxon came home and hit balls with our neighbor Noah “Bootie”. He likes baseball about as much as Jaxon. -Mason is actually enjoying the ball park this year and comes prepared with a lot of activities. -Easton’s favorite song, “Take me out to the base-ball  game, Take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and cracker JAX-ONS, I don’t care if I ever get back. It’s root,root,root for the Bandits. If they don’t win it’s a shame. For it’s 1-2-3 strikes your out at the old base-ball game!”

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Week Twenty-Three

-When the Tournament was over we headed to Coor’s Field and watched the Rockies beat the Dodgers! We sat in “The Mile High Seats” The row of purple seats measure 1 mile above sea level, Easton loved that they also had a playground for the “little guys”! -On our way home we took the scenic route thru Rocky Mountain National Park. It was Beautiful! We hiked to a waterfall, played in a stream, had a picnic, saw elk and moose and at the very top pass that was more than 2 miles above sea level there was still ALOT of snow! -Mason and Carson started Summer Hockey.-Jim and Carson worked all day to fix the water fall and we got a bad pump. It quit working by bedtime.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Week Twenty-Two

-Our annual cemetery tour! We love visiting the graves of our loved ones and sharing our memories. -The Bandits won the Championship of the Memorial Day Tournament! -The Last Day of School! The boys all had a successful year. Jaxon got a 3.5 or higher every term. Carson recieved an award for scoring 95% or higher on the NWEA test in science. (nationwide end of level testing, his teacher told us he scored a 10th grade level) Mason improved in many areas. Easton can’t wait to start pre-school in the fall! - We started off our summer with a trip to Denver, Co. Went to the Pepsi Center where the Colorado Avalanche play. - Jaxon played in the “Super NIT” tournament with the Spanish Fork X-treme. The park they played at was great for everyone. It had a fun “Splash Pad” and playground.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Week Twenty-One

-Mason is running for Treasurer for Student council. So proud of him! -Easton is a funny kid! Recently he has decided he likes his pajamas in “pieces” (no more footie pj’s) - Carson had his piano recital. He played “The Entertainer”. He has decided to be done with piano. -Easton is the best lunch date! He loves to go to “the lunch House” (restaurant) with me. -Our neighborhood pool opened for the season. Tha boys love it. -Mason had his end of year music program. -Carson had his Science Fair. He did it on if age, weight and height affect your speed on roller blades. -Mason had Colonial Days and thought it was pretty cool there was an actual TeePee! -Mason got the election results, he didn’t make student council. He was sad, but that all changed when I found his Ipod that had been misplaced for a couple weeks and he got to got to florider (indoor surfing) for his friend Brady’s birthday! -Memorial Day tournament! Play Ball! It was cold, but the rain held out and all gamesgot played. We were in Lehi so Carson, Mason and Easton went to Uncle Scott’s and Aunt Cristin’s and got to play with and tend Conner!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Week Twenty

-Happy Mothers day! I am so blessed!-When did my baby grow up? Easton gave the scripture in primary 1 Nephi 3:7 -Jim and I had a date night. Penny and Virgil couldn’t use their Hale Centre Theater tickets so we got to see “Father Of The Bride”. - Carson had a big week at school. He was awarded a citizenship award  and had his 5th grade Waxless Wax Museum. He was King George. -Mason earned his Wolf at Pack Meeting. “Mr. Personality”! -Father’s and Son’s campout! Easton couldn’t wait and kept telling everyone he was going camping with Daddy! - I ran the Ogden Half Marathon! I had a horrible cold all week and was just happy to finish. My time was 2:17:10.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Week Nineteen

- Jim got Easton ready for bed. The pants and shirt didn’t match. He threw a fit until we found the PURPLE shirt that matched the pants. -Mason wanted a mullet and I wanted him to have shorter hair for summer, so we compromised. -It has been a long time since we have seen all of the cousins. The boys were so excited them to all start arriving! - Mason's class had a Mothers Appreciation party at school. I am One Lucky Mom! -Stephanie and Stuart got married!

Week Eighteen

-Grandma Jones took Carson shopping and got some Duct Tape. Carson is all over making Duct Tape crafts! -silly Easton! He has mastered the computer mouse and the Ipod. He loves doing head stands in the chair. -Jaxon decided to try some salad for dinner. At least he didn’t go overboard on the serving size! -I took Sonia’s senior pictures and made her graduation announcments.

Week Seventeen

-Mason’s family Birthday Party! -Mason went to his first Bear den meeting and they got to carve soap. - Easton LOVES to play with his friend Sophie! - Jaxon played in the Slugfest tournament. They got to play on High School fields and had some games at my high school, Bingham High School. -We participated in a neighborhood multi-family yard sale. Carson and Mason had so much fun buying stuff from the neighbors and selling our stuff.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Week Sixteen

-Easton was so excited to go to the park and feed the ducks with Conner! -Pinewood Derby! -Wow, Mason turned 9! he had a late night with friends. - Carson loves the gun museum in Pioneer Village at Lagoon.

Week Fifteen

Happy Easter! The boys were thrilled to get new hats from the Easter Bunny! We went to church and then dinner at Grandma and Grandpa Knight’s. -I took Easton and his friend Nixon to the park to feed the birds. -We headed to Spanish Fork for Pizza Factory Tournament and decided to make a little vacation of it! We went swimming at the hotel, ate at Pizza Factory and watched the Bandits win the tournament!

Week Fourteen

Spring Break!! -We started the week off with an invite from the Cox’s to go out to Antelope Island. The boys had a BLAST! We saw Bison, Antelope, Deer and an Owl. Easton loved the cowboy hat! We found a rocky shore and the boys loved hiking, throwing rocks and just being with friends. Shannon and Gracie cam down for a few days and brought Shannon’s sister Sheree and her daughter Carsyn. We had a fun few day checking out the new City Creek Shopping Center, Ikea, Eating out and going to the movies. We finished off the week getting Lagoon season passes!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Week Thirteen

- I totally slacked on pictures this week. However I think the most important thing is that we had Parent Teacher Conferences! Carson and Mason both got good reports. We were THRILLED! to hear Carson has significantly improved his reading scores!!! - Later that night we had Carson end of season party for the Jr. Wildcats. Carson was excited to get a hockey trophy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Week Twelve

-I love the first signs of Spring! Flowers blooming, Little boys in the sand box! Brothers teacheing Easton how to play baseball! - Carson had his end of season URL tournament Friday and Saturday. Saturday he got to play with the Logan team. Some of his teammates were complaining about wearing another teams jersey and he told me after he wanted to Quote Mario Lemieux (his hockey role model) “I think we need to show some pride in the Jersey that we are wearing”! I am so proud of that boy! -Jim and I Celebrated our 20th wedding Anniversay. After Hockey games we went out to dinner, Shopping, I got new shoes and a new phone then went to the movies and saw Hunger Games.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Week Eleven

-We finally got all of Grandma Hornickels temple work done. She is now sealed to her parents! -Mason had to do a planet report on Saturn. - Jim and Jaxon went to St. George for the March Madness Tournament. Bandits made it to the Semi Finals! - Mason had a Fieldtrip to the Weber State Planetarium. Unfortunately he was home sick. -Potty Training! Easton helped me make cupcakes for a “potty treat”! -4:54 a.m.! Carson had a 6:00a.m. hockey game so an early start to the day. Great day of Hockey he was Assistant Captain in his first game and CAPTAIN in his second game!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Week 10

- Getting ready to drive back to the airport in Spokane after an awesome weekend. -Oreo clelbrates their 100th anniversary with Birthday Cake flavored filling. Not sure I’m a fan. -We listed our house with a realtor. Hopefully things start moving. - I got to go on Carson’s fieldtrip to the Utah Symphony. - Jaxon has decided he likes bagels and cream cheese. (he did not want his picture taken). - Easton Loves his Brothers! - Mason, I love HIM! - Jaxon is registered for 8th grade. - Mason and Zach, Best Buddies! Mason loves to play with Zach anytime he can.

Week 9

-For Family Home Evening Carson planned some “Minute To Win It” Games. -Carson had to do a presentation book report on Mario Lemueix.-Carson got his tenderfoot and first class at the Court of Honor for Scouts. -Easton’s favorite foods these days are Turkey and Cheese for lunch cut like “X’s” and “Mud Balls” (Coco Puffs). He also refuses to get dressed on days he wears his orange monkey pajamas. -I was not happy to wake up to this blizzard on the day I was flying out to spend the weekend at Shannon’s. -I got to celebrate Alyssa passing her written drivers test, we went to lunch at Subway in Libby, MT. -We were well stocked for treats in Shannon’s Craft room. Jim really didn’t believe me that we hardly left her craft room but we got so much done!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Week 8

-New baseball helmet. The Bandits changed their logo and colors this year. -I scrapbooked with some ladies in my neighborhood and finished 32 pages! -Spring Fever! painted toe nails and flip flops! -Jaxon’s bedtime snack!?! - Mason has been working so hard to improve his handwritting. I complemented him on it while studying his spelling words and he said “yep, Mrs. Goble tells us We can do hard things with a smile”. We love Mrs. Goble! -Nothing better than coming home from a 10 mile run and snuggling with my boys on a Saturday morning!- Jaxon played his last rec. basketball game today. He will miss the last few due to baseball conflicts. So we snapped a quick team picture although a few of his teammates weren’t there.

Week 7

-Valentines Day! Mason made a robot for his box and Carson made a Hockey Puck. They both recieved Candy Grams from friends at school. One of Mason’s was from a 6th grade girl! Not sure how I feel about that other than I think we will have a few heartbreakers in the future. - Mason and Mia are such good friends! -Easton loves to play “Blockus” (or atleast create patterns with the pieces). -Wow! Can’t believe it has been 2 years! Carson had his final scan today! All results were good. Now just labs for another year, hopefully. -Mason had The Blue and Gold Banquet for Cub Scouts. It was a western theme. - Long weekend for Presidents Day. We went to GetAir a trampoline park. Mia and Noah Austin came along. They all had alot of fun.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What I've Been Up To! Organization!

I have the best BFF in the world. Though hundreds of miles separate us, she is always excited to here about my projects. I have been on a roll lately. I am determined to have my craft room organized in hopes that my house will sell in the near future and make it alittle easier to move my stash! So hopefully these projects will be easier to see the details in pictures.
These drawers are right inside my craft room door. A drawer for each boy where I put school projects, awards, etc. that need to be scrapbooked and a couple for the family where I put memoribilia from vacations or announcments we recieve.

I came to the realization that there is no way I can fit all the boys stuff in their scrapbooks and their drawers are overflowing. So I got a file box for each boy to file those projects, journals etc. that I can't just throw away ( I do not keep every art project either). I have filed all their stuff according to grade. I just scrapbook their class picture report cards and ny major events or awards that happened throughout the year.

I have found a new love. Becky Higgins Project Life Big Envelope Pages. I love to keep pictures and letters we get each year for Christmas. These have also been shoved in my drawers waiting for me to figure out what to do with them. A big envelope for each year and out of the drawer and into the scrapbooks!

I wish I had taken a before picture. Another job that has been long over due is chronilogically labeling my scrapbooks. They were kind of labeled with a handwritten ripped piece of paper shoved in the label holder. This project kind of lit a fire under me to get everything else organized. Now all my binders have a nice typed label.

My other new find. I am loving everything in the Becky Higgins Project Line. I have followed Becky for years and have put off buying the Project Life kit for a few years. Well I bit the bullet this year and bought both her paper and digital kits.

This little white box has taken my photos that I have developed and have been sitting in my cupboard from



I completed almost an entire year all in one night of scrapbooking thanks to the help of Becky Higgins and Project Life. I kind of sound like an add for the product. This is not an add. It has just been a life saver for me.

It is amazing what a good feeling it is to get Organized!