Monday, January 18, 2010

Swetsville Zoo

Today we visited Swetsville Zoo in Fort Collins. It's about 30 minutes from our house. Swetsville Zoo is not a real zoo, it is animals and other amazing items made out of metal. It was free and the kids loved getting out and doing something fun.
Lexi, Mason, Jordan, & Lexi

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A pure miracle!

I FOUND IT. If you read my previous post, you'll know that my diamond fell out of my wedding ring. I decided to go through the vacuum bag and found it. It was a long and tedious job, especially since I didn't even know if it was in there. I searched for an hour before I found it. Ahhhhh.....the power of prayer and faith!

Friday, January 15, 2010


I'm really sad and upset because my diamond fell out of my wedding ring today. I guess this is what happens when you don't take it in for maintenance after 14 years of marriage. I don't know when it fell out today, but I've cleaned my bathrooms, gone to the library, gone grocery shopping, among several other daily SAHM stuff. It could be ANYWHERE and I am very skeptical that it will be found.

Looking on the brighter side....this will give Doug an opportunity to get me a new ring (after, of course, we dig up some money). I think I might go white gold next time around.

What a sad day.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Every year my goals are the same:
  • Lose weight
  • Get out of debt
  • be more organized
  • read the scriptures more
  • be more consistent with family prayer
  • write in my journal
  • become more intelligent
  • be a better wife, mommy, daughter and sister
  • Read more
  • go on more dates
  • go to the temple more
  • blah blah blah

Every year I strive to become a better person, but my goals are endless. They always will be. So this year I will still focus on my endless list of goals to make me an amazing person :), but I am mainly just going to concentrate on enjoying life. Enjoy my family, enjoy my friends, enjoy laughing, enjoy not having to work yet, enjoy learning and growing spiritually & intellectually. I'm just gonna take it all in. What are your goals this year?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

We went to my sister Marilee's house for a New Years Eve party. We played games and made homemade pizza. My family was a little wild and crazy (and LOUD), but we still had a ton of fun. Here's some snapshots I took: Benjamin, Daniel, and Marilee Charles cookin' the pizza
Steven riling up the kids (Kaylee, Lexi, and Mason) And yes, Mason is spitting...we're working on that.
Nathaniel and Jordan playing the Wii.
Marilee, Doug, and Daniel

Happy New Year!