Tuesday, May 13, 2014

April 2014

4/2 Wednesday - Today we bought a Saanen Goat. She was $225.00 and in July she will be 2 years old. She is expected to be pregnant which we are really hoping for. Her mother milked over 2 gallons a day and the owner just loved her. This goat was pasture raised with her sister so she is very skittish. We are hoping with lots of love and attention we will be able to be friend her. Bowdee is going to sell his CC and buy this one to replace her. We have given her the special name of Crystal Bell, I sure hope she turns out!

4/3 Thursday - Ted's mother passed away this last week. She was really struggling and not doing well, she was in the hospital for quite a while before passing on. So today Terry and I went out with Kaye and Chuck to Wendover to attend her services. She seemed to do many good things for their community and always being so giving of her time and generous with her blessed creations. She was a quilter and it made her heart so happy to give one of her beautiful handmade quilts away. Tammie was sweet enough to pick one out so I could keep this little treasure forever. So sorry for your loss Ted and Tammie we love you both!

After the services we rode back to Kaye and Chucks which was such a great ride with those two wonderful people. Anyway I just love watching Chuck and Terry together. They do so many of the same actions and get kicks out of so many of the same things. I love my in-laws like crazy I don't think they will ever realize how much I appreciate them! Look how cute this photo is!

4/9 Wednesday - Spring Break is finally here! We don't have big plans because we are still teaching horse lessons and we have a big vacation in June. So when Tara C. talked about doing something little and close just us and the kids we jumped on it. So we headed to my parents cabin to enjoy a couple nights. The kids enjoyed the hot tub and playing in the snow.

4/10 Thursday - Tara and I enjoyed a little yoga but we mostly enjoyed watching the kids get along and play. They were so cute the last night we were there they all made a scary movie together. This was hilarious little Eva was even in it and she had some seriously scary parts. Love these kids and love the memories we just created!

4/11 Friday - Terry sent me an email that listed all we would need to do before going rock hounding in the desert. He figured we wouldn't get it all done so to plan on leaving on Saturday. I thought if we are going camping it IS going to be for at least 2 nights so I busted my butt all day and with the kids help we completed everything on the list and we were ready to leave when Terry got home from work at 5:00 we got out there late but we did see the wild horses on the way! This made all the work worth it to see Matia get so excited to see these wild amazing animals.

4/12 Saturday - So we took Dolly and Dash and left Daisy with mom and dad. Dolly did a lot better then we expected and turned out to be so much fun on the trip. We found quite a few geodes and were getting ready to move on to Apache Tears (which was wonderful) then Topaz Mountain when this lady told us about fossil mountain. So we thought maybe we will give it a try after Topaz. Topaz was a bust, I found one small topaz but nothing to exciting.

So then we headed to Baker Hot Springs just outside of Delta. Terry and Bowdee had been here with the scouts and they were excited to share it with the family. So even though a storm was rolling in we took the time to stop and enjoy the hot springs. I am so glad we did, it was such a great experience for the kids and nobody was there!

We headed to Delta for gas and a treat then out to fossil mountain. This is the one thing we would have done differently. It was a VERY long drive out there and by the time we got there it was dark and we couldn't find the area we were looking for. So we just parked the trailer made a quick dinner of Dinty More Soup and headed to bed. The next day we drove all over that mountain looking for the dig sight and found nothing! It was very disappointing and cost us an extra $80 in gas!

4/13 Sunday - After the disappointment in Fossil Mountain we headed to the Trilobites and we didn't have any luck there either but we did find a Hoola Monster (a lizard that runs on his back two legs) Terry and Bowdee tried to catch it and couldn't. So they called Dash over. He was quick to catch it and just held it in his mouth for Bowdee to pick up. We held him and he got cold so when we put him on the rock to run away he just stayed there getting warm. Treg went back over later to check on him and he ran away for him. That was fun for them to watch though.

4/19 Saturday - Let the soccer games begin! Yep it is that season again where we start with soccer, then baseball, then swimming then soccer again, then football it just doesn't stop once spring hits. We do love it and I love watching my kids be active and not just home being bored. Sometimes they wish we were the parents that would let them lounge around being bored but I think one day they will be thankful we encouraged them to live an active life. Getting out and meeting new people and challenging their minds and bodies. Yes it takes most of our time and it does cost a shiny penny but they are worth every bit of it!

4/20 Sunday - Easter what a hard day for me. I love being home with my family to celebrate but I always feel like I should be to church showing God how I do care for him and love him. I just hope he can feel those feelings even though I choose to stay home and be with Terry and the kids. I am very thankful for our Lord and all he does for us. I do have a testimony of the church. I love the gospel and find it very rewarding to be part of this church. I love the things it teaches my children and how we should not be selfish and always think of others.

After all the Easter hunt and fun we invited my parents over to enjoy a nice ham dinner. I can not explain to you how much these two people mean to me. I love the example they are to me and what a great people they are to everyone around them. I love living near them so my children can feel their influences as often as possible. Love you so very much mom and dad! Thank you for being a part of our lives!

4/22 Tuesday - The day before Easter Treg bought this darling little bunny from a cute lady in American Fork. He loved this little bunny naming her Charlie (because we were not sure if she was a girl or boy) anyway last night he cuddled her for a little before bed then put her in her cage and went to sleep. When I went to wake him up this morning she was cuddled up to Daisy on Daisies bed smothered. Somehow she had gotten out of her cage and Daisy licked her like her puppy and it was to much for this little bunny and she passed away from too much love. Treg was simply heart broken!

He told me what he thinks happened. He thinks "the bunny had a bad dream and tried to sneak down to him during the night for a cuddle. Treg was too asleep to notice so Daisy tried to make her feel better." My heart just broke to watch his heart break. I took him to buy a new bunny and let him stay home with me today but it really didn't make it better. He still misses his Charlie. I am so sorry Treg but I do know Tonia will give Charlie extra loves for us until we meet her again. Bugsy is a cuddler and very sweet but just not as entertaining as Charlie was.

4/23 Wednesday - Oh this DANG thistle! Last year our back pasture had so much thistle in it that we spent many hours with many hands digging it out hoping to get rid of the roots and hauling it away. Well it is coming back and it seems to be upset of our attempts to kill it last year. I spent $100 dollars on some spray and many hours out spraying this thistle hoping to clear our land of this curse!!!!

4/24 Thursday - In the last two weeks I have had the opportunities to enjoy lunches with many of my very dear friends, Denise, Mindy, Christina, Jerianne, Tara, Mindee, Kami, Holly, Angela, & Tonya and these are just the few that I got to see these weeks. I have so many good friends I feel so incredibly blessed to be a part of their lives. I can not tell you what my friends mean to me but I sure hope they can feel my love and appreciation to them. I don't know what I ever did to deserve such great friends but they do make a difference in my life always helping me want to be a better person. Love you ladies!

4/25 Friday - My parents ROCK! I just can't tell you how many times my mom and dad have stepped up to bat and hit homeruns in my book! They are always there for me just willing to help out whenever I am in need. They are leaving for a month on vacation and I just don't know what I will ever do without them... So Sad, thanks dad for trimming my goats hooves that was well over due!

4-27 Sunday - This morning Terry spent his time trying to fix the Ty-rod in our Honda. Of course after hours of working on it he finished the job. I can't tell you what a blessing it has been to our family for him to have this talent and ability to do these jobs. After that yucky job him and I snuck away to do a little fishing at Strawberry. The weather sucked with cold temps and lots of wind so no work was going to get done and we hoped to charge our souls with fresh fish. Well the fishing was no good but we enjoyed our time together as we always do!

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