Sunday, December 13, 2009

Monday, August 03, 2009

Jill and Kevin's Last Day

Some people made this video after the first one (see below)... this is great!! Enjoy!!

JK Divorce Entrance Dance @ Yahoo! Video

Friday, July 24, 2009

Forever... !!!

Sa-weet moves! ;) Love this!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Do you live around here?

Tonight I went to see the fireworks with the kids. We ended up on a street in a quiet neighborhood. We watched the fireworks, took lots of pictures (I'll upload those later) and it was nearing the end when Alex, looking ahead of us, starts pointing and saying 'we don't show our tummies! she is showing her tummy!' I tried to quiet him down as I noticed a twenty-something girl walking down the street in only a skimpy bikini! Yes, it is 100 degrees outside at 10pm, but really?, I thought... couldn't you put some clothes on? lol Anyway, moments later she was right in front of me talking to me. Alex still hadn't stopped saying 'we don't show our tummies!! hey, she's immodest!!' She asked me if I live around there. I told her no. She then told me that she was at a party and she wanted to go find the fireworks and no one else wanted to. So she started walking through the neighborhood to get closer to them and now she didn't know how to get back! So here is this lady, in only a bikini, with no phone, no shoes and HER TUMMY SHOWING, for crying out loud!!! Alex was horrified!! It was so funny! So after she explained to me what happened and I told her again, that I'm sorry I don't know my way around that neighborhood she started to continue on her way. Alex stopped her by saying 'you know, we don't show our tummies. It's not modest to show your tummy'!! I was in shock!! I didn't know what she'd do!! She told him 'oh I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.' (she sounded sincere... it was funny), and then she walked away. I turned around to see where she'd gone and she was turning the corner. I know she didn't come from that direction, because she hadn't passed us before. I sure hope she found her way! I would be terrified if I were in that situation. Actually, I would never be in that situation unless it was one of those dreams where you wander around searching for something and you never have enough clothes on! That was so random and strange. I actually felt worried about her. But I feel a bit better now that Alex remembered her in his prayers tonight, asking that she make it home safely to her clothes so she can cover up her tummy! I love you Alex! You are SO funny!

Happy 4th of July!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

So Great!!!

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

I am entering to win this amazing bike! Click on the picture and you could enter to win it too! :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Photos = Happiness!

Grace and her best friend, Kendal (the Photographer's daughter)! They are so cute together! Unfortunately, they just moved away.
:( We miss them already!

So curious...

My best helper; sweetie :)

There is a nice, calm, gentle boy inside of Alex, somewhere.. here is a shot of when his 'good side' came out for a moment!

My babies :) who aren't babies anymore! Sage is turning 7 tomorrow!

My wonderful friend, Emily, took these gorgeous pictures of my kids this week! I LOVE them so much! If you look at the top right of my sidebar you can see a slideshow of many more pictures from that Happy Day!! :)

So, what do you think?

Saturday, May 02, 2009

I wonder...

We're sick. The kids and I are sitting at home, watching Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. I was just thinking, I really should read the book this movie (and Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory) was based on. Everytime I've seen a movie after I've read the book, I've always liked the book better. I wonder if it would be the same with this one. The kids and I really enjoy this movie... so we'll see.

I wonder which other books (that later became movies) would be worth reading... ?

Monday, April 06, 2009


I found this cute site that sells all kinds of clever, cute, and fun treasures. You really should check it out! I want to buy everything!

Monday, March 09, 2009

It's been so long...

Gracie is now 9 months old! And I haven't posted new pictures of her for so long... you might not even recognize her! She has changed so much and is such a joy! Here are some pictures my friend, Emily, took of Grace about a month ago... Thank you Emily! These pictures have made me so happy! :)
I hope to do some catch-up posting very soon... but here's a quick list of Grace's current new tricks! (everything she's been up to since I last posted)
pulling up to a stand
eating solids
saying things like: ba ba, da da, ma ma (occasionally)
and lots of squealing and random cute sounds!
oh and she finally moved from the pak n play in our room to her actual crib at about 8 months old (she's so grown up, sharing a room w/ her big sister!)... ok I'll admit it, I was the one who didn't want her to make the move!.. but I finally gave in to the inevitable!
How did life ever exist before Grace?? :)

Friday, January 02, 2009

10 Years

13 years ago, I met this guy..... (isn't he amazing??!!) As Debbie Gibson would say, I got lost in his eyes. It was Debbie wasn't it? Anyway, look at those eyes...

I saw him after my Spanish class (at Ricks College) and there was something fascinating about him... everyone/everything else was a blur around me... I followed him and was devastated when I lost track of him. I met up with my friend and went to the cafeteria for lunch and upon finishing my silent mealtime prayer, like all the good little boys and girls did ... I looked up and saw him right in front of me, waiting to talk to me. !!! It was meant to be. He asked if he could join me, and the rest is history!! ;)

Fast forward to just over 3 years later and here we are right after we were married in the Logan, Utah temple on January 2, 1999.

Today is our 10 year anniversary of that special day; our wedding and more importantly, our marriage to each other for time and all eternity.

I'm reminded today, and lately, that we didn't agree to be together for only the good times, but for the hard times... in sickness, health, richer, poorer. We've been experiencing the hard times lately... the parts you don't really think about when you're standing outside the temple, in pure bliss, after finally being married...

I didn't even care that it was probably 5 degrees outside!! I was in love and

Those kids didn't know what was to come! But they were sure that they could work through anything!

I know that if we can just stick together and support eachother that we'll enjoy many more milestone anniversaries in the coming years. Here's to another 10 years (for a start), Dave. I love you all the much!

Love, your Rachel

(what is this? the paper anniversary or something? Hmmm?)