Sunday, June 5, 2016

A few highlights from May, 2016

Stockton's great soccer season playing defense for Sky View! 

Skyping with Cardon on Mother's Day, May 8, 2016

Stopping the whole bus for free donuts after track meets in Provo!
Krispy Kreme or bust!

Getting to see Brooke and Brenna when having meets in Provo!
They are so awesome!!

Doing the JAHA cheer each day with the Sky View girl's track team!
Let's Go!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I am back! We will see how I do this time. This picture isn't even current but I am just practicing so I had to pick whatever I could find. We have had a great summer so I will try to get organized and blog about it. Wish me luck!

Friday, May 29, 2009

My day

It all started with a visit to the kindergarten program where all of the parents had several cameras each.  I didn't have any but thankfully Garrett didn't sing anyway so it was better left unmemorialized.  Then it was time to take the pony to Stockton's class.  I decided to walk her there because she has a tendency to be a little high strung and I thought that she may be mellow after the long walk to school.  Oh yeah, I had two kittens in a backpack as well.  Stockton forgot to tell the teacher that we were coming so it came as a complete surprise to her.  She decided that it would be great if each of the students had a ride on the pony (with no parent release form or legal release signature - I love her!!).  All of the kids survived and so did I even though I came close to heat exhaustion on the way home.  

The evening began with the boys heading out on the father's and son's outing.  All of a sudden the girls were gone with friends and I found myself alone.  When does that happen with a family of 7?!  What did I do with my time you ask?  I hooked up the horse trailer and went to pick the horses up from the spring pasture (I should have taken a bubble bath!).  As I drove up to the pasture, a wild animal that I at first thought was a cat went running by.  Then I noticed that 3 cows were out - but out of where because we don't have any cows.  As if this ride needed more confusion, I suddenly saw that there was a skunk between me and the horses.  I sat in the truck for awhile but the skunk seemed completely unworried.  I honked the horn and nothing.  By now our dog who was in the truck noticed the skunk and was going crazy.  I decided to open the gate and drive into the pasture to scare away the skunk.  Here I came with a big truck and 3-horse trailer and the skunk just slowly sauntered into the ditch and through the irrigation tunnel.  

I had to drive way into the pasture which has very uneven ground in order to get far enough away from the skunk.  I parked and began trying to catch the horses.  One was interested enough in the grain that he let me catch him but when I tried to put him in the trailer, he ran off.  I was not about to lose this battle without a fight so I ran too (holding onto the leadrope).  The horse was running, I was running, and who knew where the skunk was (or the plethora of snakes that inhabit this particular field).  Finally I got outpaced by the horse and the rope flew out of my hand.  I did some kind of a front flip.  I have grass stains to prove it.  I finally got the horses caught and loaded and home just in time to prepare for Brooke and all of her friends to come.  They were coming over to watch a movie outside.  We have couches, blankets, and a TV set up in our backyard (white trash - I know).  It is all set up by out bonfire pile so I stoked up the flames for them and laid down on the couch to wait for them.  I watched a bit of Bedtime Stories while I babysat the fire.  They came and I went in and now I am very tired.