Sunday, July 30, 2017


Last week went by much faster than the previous week, hallelujah. Work was still slow but it's been picking up. I'm hopeful it was a July vacation time thing. We were able to go swimming to two neighborhood pools last week. We went with Anna and her kids, my kids loved that, and we went with an old ward friend who moved to Eagle. We had a great time with her as well. Swimming is so fun. I wish we had a neighborhood pool. Oh well! We went to the river with friends. The kids were having a blast and didn't want to leave even though we go there a lot. We had friends over Friday night. My favorite thing was putting up some Christmas lights in the backyard. Love! They aren't quite as good as the big patio lights but they look great. It makes me want to hang out in the back yard even more now. Other than that not much is going on. I need to start going through my kids clothes and sorting them out (ugh). It's time to get back to school organized. I can't believe it. Summer is flying by!
Gabby crafting and experimenting and mess making. 

So cute. Corbin was trying to trace a picture and Ryan just came over and copied Corbin. Cutest!

I went to breakfast with some friends and I brought home my leftovers and they got instantly attacked! 

We went to our river spot with friends.

Fabric flowers I made for a reception. 

Signs I made for a reception. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Saturday Adventure Day

This last week went by SLOWLY for me. We didn't have anything really planned but I managed to get the kids out doing something all week. We went to the dollar movies on Tuesday. On Tuesday night I had book club with my post mo book club. It was great. We read The Invention of Wings which is an interesting read and based on a true story. It deals with issues of slavery and feminism. We had a great discussion. I love those ladies.

On Friday night Scott and I went on a short date. I helped my friend clean and organize her house and in exchange she gave me a Cricut which I just figured out how to use (with the help of a friend) and she watched our kids while we went out. We went to The Habit for the first time. It was good, I am a fan. Afterwards we went to Kleiner park for a bit before we picked up our kids.

On Saturday morning we decided to drive up to Bogus Basin just for fun and check it out. When we got there we got out and walked on a path for a bit. It was fun. I love little adventures like that and I love nature. Piper was not into it and she was DRAMA mama the whole time. On the way home I decided I wasn't done playing so I thought we should have tin foil dinners and float the canal that night. After that we built a fire in our backyard for the first time ever and had smore's.

Work has not been awesome lately. I'm hoping that something is up because of summer. My bookings are really down. I usually teach a lot of trial classes and I haven't been booked for any for a couple of weeks. I don't know why. I'm on a Facebook group for VIP teachers and some people have complained about their bookings slowing down but others are completely booked. I also got asked to be a sub this week. It ended up be a disaster. I was on my computer but I couldn't tell that I had a last minute class booked and I didn't see the message until it was too late. I got 2 teacher no shows in a row. That doesn't look good for the parents and I had to pay $20. It just sucks because I was right there. The communication is not always great with the company. OH WELL! I know what to do now if that ever happens again. My bookings are really low this week. Boo! Hopefully they will pick back up.

I'm looking into subbing this year. Scott's schedule is flexible enough that we can work around each other. I'm thinking I will try to sub maybe one or two days a week. We will see. I was working on the application and it's a bear. I'm making my way through. I have to find a couple of people to write me a reference letter which is hard when I haven't worked in 10 years. I messaged a couple of people and I haven't heard back from them yet. Fingers crossed!
Settler's Park

Date night!

Bogus Basin

We are pulling our whiny Piper faces.

Tin foil dinners! Love them.

Floating the canal at De Meyer park.

A paper doll I cut out with my new cricut.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Beal Century Farm

This last week we had a few play dates and we went to the library. The highlight was the Beal reunion over the weekend. We rolled into Arco around 5:30 pm. We had dinner and chatted and the kids played. Later on in the night we worked on getting the float ready for the parade. 2017 is the 100th year for the Beal family farm. My dad has been planning this for a long time. He wanted our family to be in the atomic days parade. The family helped design and pick t-shirts and plan how to execute the float. Trisha and Jory did most of the float planning and executing. Friday night it was all hands on deck to put it all together. After that it was the usual campfire late night talk. On Saturday we all got up and ready to go be in the parade. Scott missed the memo that he needed to be early so we could get a family photo before the parade. Luckily he pulled in before the photographer left and we were able to snag a picture with everyone (minus Lindsey and Brynn who couldn't make it). 

The parade was fun and HOT. After the parade we went to my aunt Alison's house to have lunch. Several of my dad's siblings traveled for it. Doug came from Arizona, Karen from Nevada, and Richelle from Bloomington, ID. Some of their children traveled as well. My cousin Teddi came from South Carolina. It was fun to see everyone. 

The rest of the day we tried to stay cool by hiding in the shade and getting in the pool Gabe brought with him. We mostly visited all day and all night. On Sunday morning we headed home. It was a great time!

Visiting in the shade.

Pool time!

Boy Cousins!

Camfire talks. Looks like Hart is in the middle of a story.

Float prep
Painting signs

Everyone minus the Cannons and Brynn and Linsdey.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

4th of July Vacation

We are having a great summer. After the kids finished swim lessons we headed to Utah for several days. When we got there we took the kids to the splash pad and then Janet, Jeff, Clark, Scott and I went to Stadium of Fire at BYU. It was a good time. The fireworks were awesome! On Sunday we just hung out and that night we had Sunday dinner and played family games. During the day I snuck down to Lehi to visit Scott's sister Carole who is bed ridden. She had a baby a month ago and has had some complications. She had to have surgery and is stuck in bed for awhile. Jeff and Janet watched Greta and Hannah the whole time we were visiting. Hannah is a adorable but she's a lot of work. Janet said it right when she said that Jeff should sprout angel wings for taking care of Hannah. He is excellent with babies/small kids. Later that night we went and watched an outdoor movie with some friends.

On Monday we went on a hike up Albion basin. That was a BEAUTIFUL drive and hike. Ryan was a beasty and not fun on the hike but other than that it was great. After the hike we went and swam in Mandy's pool for several hours. Her pool temperature was amazing! I hate cold water. Later that night they lit off some fireworks and we played some games after the kids went to bed. 

On the 4th of July we were supposed to get up and go to the Holladay breakfast but the kids slept in so we had breakfast at home. Later that day some of us went to Wonder Woman and some went to Despicable Me 3. Later we drove to Lehi to be at Carole's house for dinner, swimming, and fireworks. Carole has a great view of Utah valley from her back patio. You can see fireworks from all over the valley.

The next day we came home. On Friday we had a BBQ with our friends and met a couple from online and they were awesome. I love meeting people from some of my facebook groups. They are the best! That's about all, trying to stay cool. It's HOT, wish we had a neighborhood pool.

These two are so cute sometimes.

We go play at the river a lot. It's free and close and GREAT!

Backyard fun.

Corbin poopped a hole in this pool yesterday. WHY??? I told Scott to not let me buy one enct year. They never last.

I made homemade jam from our own raspberries. This is a first for us! Woot, woot!

Swim lessons..

Lunch in the park after lessons.

Fort! Gabby, "See this is what happens when you make us get off electrnics." Ha.

4th of July cuties (after the 4th). Ha/

Splash pad in Utah.


Ring around the rosie.

Nicole and Rustin hosted the kids each night for bed. They are the best!

Albion basin hike.

Stadium of fire.

Nicole hosted a tea party. 

View from Carole's patio. She said a neighbor snagged this shot. 

Gabby drawings 

Nana with her iphone nerds.

Papa with his biggest fans. Popsicle cheers!

BBQ with our Boise friends and the Hamms visiting from Seattle. LOVE!