Thursday, June 25, 2009

Say a prayer

One of my mom's coworkers and a teacher in the biology department at BYU-I, Travis Wall, was involved in an accident about 2 weeks ago. He was riding his motorcycle with his 12 year old daughter when someone pulled out in front of them and he had no time to react. His daughter spent about a week in the hospital but is now home, with injuries, but should heal fine. Travis on the other hand is still in the hospital. I know him and his family could use all the prayers that we have to offer on their behalf. To follow his progress and get more of the details his wife has started a blog documenting this trial in their lives. It's Please remember them in your prayers and be grateful for those you love, you never know how quickly things can change.

Bountiful Baskets

I published a post about this co-op a while back but I have rediscovered my love for it, AND it has expanded, to UTAH.

This is an example of what we got a few weeks ago:

1 head of lettuce
2 bunches of broccoli
1 head of celery (that I had already cut up)
1 cantaloupe
2 1/2 bags of carrots (that I had already sliced up)
3 squash
8 cucumbers
11 bananas
8 apples
7 oranges
10 plums and
12 apricots.

Now can you guess the price of all of this? $15!!! I don't know what it's like in Utah anymore but that's a steal here. So if you want more info go to They try to get 50/50 of fruit and vegetables and they get whatever is in season so you never know what you are going to get which I think makes it a little fun and makes you a little more adventurous. In Utah it's an every other saturday event.

They also sell other things throughout the year. This saturday I am getting a 28 lb box of peaches to can (jams, pie filling, good ole plain peaches, etc) which comes out to about $0.60 a lb! along with a mexican pack to make some salsa. I have gotten apples and peaches from them before to can and they turned out fabulous. We also got our Christmas tree through them.

The Utah sites so far are Bountiful, Brigham City, Clearfield, South Ogden, Pleasant View, Roy, and West Point. They are constantly expanding so with a few emails of interest I am sure they will spread to Provo, SLC, Cedar City, etc. Give it a try and see if it works for your family.


We bought the wii over a year ago but seldom play it. When we moved we rediscovered. Greg was playing tennis for a while and Axton figured he could do it too. I can't believe how big Axton is getting, he looks like a little boy in this to me, not a toddler.


Axton randomly started running and sliding, I think he first discovered it when he fell on the dirt in the back yard. Now he does it nonstop. We have tried to turn it into a game of baseball so maybe some day it will be easier to teach him how to play. Guess we'll see.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ward Party

We're back!! I know it's been a while and I'll eventually get it all updated. Between moving and going out of town for over a week and then having visitors for a week, we've been busy! But we finally have the internet set up so I'll get started.

Our new ward had a fundraiser to help send the young women to girls camp. They had a bunch of water games and Axton loved going on the slip and slide and the big blow up water toy.

Axton waiting patiently for his turn. It took him a while to get the concept but after the excitement wore off a little he did better.

Daddy helping Axton witht he slip and slide.

Enjoying th eblow up toy!

They also had a silent auction where we spent way too much money! I got these adorable bibs, thanks to my mother-in-law in many ways. She kept an eye out to make sure I never got outbid.
We also got an evening of babysitting (great way to get to know at least one young woman in the ward), we are going skeet shooting with a member of the bishopric, and Greg got 10 rounds of golf.

We had a great time and are getting to know people already. I am excited to be in this ward. We also found out that Axton's pediatrician just moved in so that will be interesting. What a small world.