All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

Saturday, June 27, 2009

remembering michael

I remember watching Michael on Friday Night Videos on MTV with my brothers and dancing with our old RCA TV blasted. We taped all of his videos on our old BETA tape machine and played it over and over in awe. Craig, my younger brother practiced his dance moves and is really good. Thriller changed the music video, it was a mini you remember the night it premiered on CBS? It was an event...I will never forget that night. I am truly saddened by Michael's death but thankful that his music was part of my life.

May you laugh, run, jump and play in Heaven, the way you longed to here on Earth. May you find the acceptance you so longed for...thank you for sharing your gifts with this world.

Friday, June 26, 2009


Last weekend Jackson participated in the Ski Town ShootOut in Park City. The shootout is a lacrosse tournament for teams from all over the west from Jackson's age group up to High School. I think there were 110 teams that participated. He was part of the Draper Dogs team and had a great time. His team had boys from Arizona, California, Nevada and of course Utah and even though they didn't play together long they did a great job. 5 of the boys that were on Jackson's Bengals Lightning team were also on his Draper dogs team. It was so much fun to watch Jackson play even in the wind cold and rain :) Ayden and Landon kept busy by playing on the rocks and cheering on their big brother. We had such a good time and we are so thankful to have Jackson as our son, he is such a great team player and has so much heart that it is so much fun to watch him. Way to go Jackson!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

the dentist

The boys all went to the dentist last week for their semi annual check ups. We love our dentist Dr. Chester Smyth he is so great with children.....even our little fuzzy Landon. Jackson and Landon had perfect teeth, no cavities!! Ayden on the other hand had a bit of a problem.... Ayden's baby teeth don't dissolve so his permanent teeth on the bottom came in behind his baby teeth. He had to get his two bottom teeth extracted, he was a real trooper *it helps to have the root beer smelling calming gas* He was so excited to have the tooth fairy come and liked his new nick name...he is our little Shark Tooth...not bad company with Taylor Lautner but that's a post for another time ;)

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Jackson's last lacrosse game was yesterday and his team had an undefeated season!! It was so much fun to watch Jackson this year and he improved so much. He was 1 goal short of making his personal season goal of 30 total goals...Personally I think 29 goals is fabulous!! He had a great team and wonderful coaches. Ryan was one of his coaches and we all leaned so much more about the game and had so much fun getting to know the boys on his team. We are sad to see the season end but Jackson was asked to participate on a team for the Park City Shootout tournament in 2 weeks and we can't wait! Way to go Jax we all are so proud of you and love you so much!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

last day of school

I can't believe that school is out for the summer! This year has been great and the boys both had wonderful teachers!! We look forward to a fun filled summer with lots of sleeping in *not*, swimming, and hot hot Utah days. can you believe that Jackson will be in 5th grade, Ayden will be in 2nd and my baby Landon will be in preschool!! Where does the time go??? The school celebrated the last day with a dance festival and the boys did great! The weather was a little cool but the rain held off until they were done :) Way to go boys, we are so proud of you!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

our house

Just as my beautiful Peonies started to bloom and I got my flower garden planted we decided to list our house. We have run out of space..literally, every closet is stuffed and we can't fit 1 more thing into our storage room....even after 2 trips to the DI this week and I am sure there will be many more. With the boys being so involved in soccer, football, baseball and lacrosse we just don't have the space that they need to practice and they spend at least 2 hours a night practicing something in the back yard and we would LOVE to have a bigger yard. It is bitter sweet because we couldn't have hand picked better neighbors we LOVE them and being so close to Ryan's parents has been a real blessing. We had our 1st open house last Saturday and I am going crazy keeping my house spotless for showings with 3 busy boys to pick up after. We will keep you posted on what happens :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

space derby

Is there anything more frustrating that Space Derby...the answer is no. Jackson worked really hard with his dad on his "Bengal" spaceship and had a fun (sometimes frustrating) time making it. He was really excited for the Space Derby last Thursday night and when it was finally his turn the unthinkable happened....see video below.
We luckily weren't the only parents of disappointed, sad and frustrated scouts. I was frustrated a bit too because it was so obvious that the dads on the "winners" spaceship did the whole I ask you, who is the Space Derby really for? I am so proud of Jackson and the other boys who made their own ships!! Way to go Jackson!!