Sunday, August 23, 2009


So my brother used to ride bikes. He trained as part of the US cycling team in the Olympic training center along with Lance Armstrong. He traveled around the world racing and was good at it. He turned 19 and decided to go on an LDS mission. Long story short he got married, had four boys, finished school, went to law school and now has his own law firm. Needless to say, he has been busy but has always kept his passion for cycling. This year he has been in full training mode and has been racing, breaking records and KILLING IT! I just wanted to send a shout out to my bro for keeping the dream alive and rocking at it! Proud of you Dave!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Last Trip of Summer

Before wrapping summer up I decided to pack the kids and do a road trip and visit some more family and friends. We stopped in at Vegas and saw Sam receive the Priesthood and celebrate my Dad's birthday. I had a fun time with Emily and had a great ride with my brother David. The kids had a blast, no pics :(. We picked up my mom in St. George and headed to Sarratoga Springs UT to visit my bro Matt and his fam and my grade school friend Autumn.

We saw Dinosaurs

Visited the gardens at Thanksgiving Point

hung out with my best friend

made smores and ran along a beautiful river with my forever friend Autumn


hiked Mt. Timpanogas and visited the caves

watched a snake swallow a chipmunk! Definitely a highlight!

carried Charlie the whole way up and back down. It was either that or have a heart attack watching her walk along the edge of the cliff. The kid is fearless!

the heart of the cave

Cousins in the cave.

Had an awesome time jamming with Matt on the guitar and chasing kids with Kliss.

Stopped in St. George and of course woke up with the sun and went for a run with my dad.
Came home to a super cute and happy to see me hubby then rocked with him at
the Kings of Leon concert.
an amazing summer

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Potty Talk

Charlie is as cute as a button but a little rough around the edges. She has a potty mouth, can toot on demand (it comes in really handy when she is sitting on top of Max or Abby) and sometimes burps louder than Ryan. We have tried to put a stop to her potty talk by saying she can only say potty words in the bathroom but every time she is in the bathroom I feel like my sweet baby girl has turrets syndrome or something. She is nonstop. Calling out poop, diarrhea, toots, boogers and even made up words that mean who knows what.

Last night she came to Ryan crying and saying that Max and Abby kept hitting her in the nuts. Ryan tenderly explained that she didn't have any nuts. She came to me later and told me that if she was a boy she would have nuts and then Abby and Max could hit her in the nuts.

Today she came to me and said. . .
Mommy, smell my bum, it smells like unicorn magic.
Me: No Charlie, I'm not going to smell your bum! (she's already asked me to smell it 5 times already but this is the first time she told me it smelled like unicorn magic.)
Charlie: Oh please!, unicorn magic smells like strawberries, raspberries and salsa.
Me: No thank you Charlie.
she walked away in a huff and bewildered that even though she had listed her favorite mythical creature and some of my favorite foods it still didn't entice me enough to fulfill her request.
I heard her go in the other room and ask Abby if she wanted to smell unicorn magic.

Hopefully she will grow out of it soon. It's really hard to keep a stern face when she sings a song called "poopy poopy toot toot".