Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Weekend 2011

This was an awesome weekend - I'll tell you why!
1.  Jim was off.

2.  Mara came home.

3.  Seth got to have Breanne come and visit:

4.  We got strawberry jam made and in the freezer:
5.  We made these:
apparently you can't dip the strawberries directly in the chocolate - lumpy, but we ate them anyway

 6.  The Easter Bunny came to visit (at 2:00 in the morning - thanks to Mara & Seth):

Seth must be interesting

Come on - a picture for Momma - please

They think they are too old for this!!! :):)

7.  We played a bunch of card games.

8.  But the most important event:

We were all there to watch Jim ordain our son with the Melchizedek priesthood.  My parents came out & my brother Ed & his family came from Rockland.  Seth also had the bishopric (Scott, Steve, Mark), Bryce, Mike, Jordan stand in the circle - What an awesome Easter Sunday!!! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bountiful Baskets

Ever heard of Bountiful Baskets?
We love it and just started picking them up in Freedom - so much easier than trying to get to Grace.

Look at all of that goodness!!

All of that (except the blueberries) for $15.00!!
Now I just need to figure out how  to use those funky green things!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Prom 2011

She said YES - although we never did find the note in all that popcorn! But she did leave a big "YES" on our Subaru!

Posing by the Prom Door
Poor kid had to bring his mom :)

Now what?

Nice Job Breanne?

now we know who really got it pinned :)

Boys have it easy since they started the wrist corsage!
Wow - they both look good, but I think she may have out-shined you Seth!

Seth escorting Bailey Simmons on the Sr. Walk

1st Dance with his favorite girl


Another "only in Idaho" stories :)

A Goat Walks Into A Piano Store... - KIDK News Story - KIFI Idaho Falls

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Shelby is 13 - No way!

My little blue-eyed, blonde headed baby girl cannot be a tenager - it is just not possible - I will not let it happen.  Ya right, she is growing up whether I want her to or not.  Shelby's birthday came on during spring break, but Jim & I both had to work. The kids had been good sports and stayed home most of their break to help feed & take care of things at home.  Jim & I sent them to Logan on Shelby's birthday to play with Mara.  I think they had a great time.  I hear stories of bowling, shopping, movies, and pizza.  Seth went to class with his friend Zac, and also had a tour of the Ag department - along with some ultimate frisbee, etc.  The girls hit a few classes with Mara & pretended to college students.  Shelby was actually asked if she was planning on Utah State next year - HA HA.  I think maybe she should finish middle school first.  I'm hoping Mara Mae took a picture or two and will do a blog - hint, hint.
Jim & I feed Saturday morning and then headed to Logan too - we had an awesome birthday dinner at Texas Roadhouse.  Then we took off for Pocatello for Jake's fiance's Kara's bridal shower - and a movie with the boys. Whew - I'm tired thinking about it.  We got home late & enjoyed General Conference Sunday at home with the whole family (that seems to be rare nowadays).  We did finally have birthday cake for Shelby - along with a few card games.

Happy Birthday Shelby Morgan Stoor - I can't believe you are 13!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

I've spent a few hours the last two Thursdays down in Grace to visit with my cousin.  She has a sign that is hanging above her bed that catches my attention every time I am there.  I knew I had heard this before, but couldn't figure out where until now:

I can't get this off my mind.  Kimberlee, as I have watched you struggle through this challenge for the last 10 years I am amazed by your strength.  The saying will always make me think of you:  "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."   I am so grateful I have been a little part of your life - I admire you for your grace in fighting this fight and being faithful enough to accept the outcome.  

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

181st birthday

Happy 181st birthday to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!
Peter Whitmer Log Home

Organized April 6, 1830 in the Peter Whitmer home(above).  Cool, right!!!