Individual Medley

>> Thursday, June 25, 2015

Alayna had another swim meet tonight. We weren't sure she would even make it. That morning she wasn't feeling well and missed practice. By that evening she felt she could tough through it and she did. :)

They raced in Individual Medley, which is butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. It's a lot of swimming for these guys. They come out completely exhausted! :P

She ended up with 4th place!! She did great for not feeling well! Way to "push your limits" baby girl! :D


Men and Women

Eli and I were watching the President give a speech this morning. He was telling me about a girl in his class who said she wanted to be the 1st female President. I said I think we are closer to that happening than ever before. 

He then went on to say, "I think a woman President would be really good." 

I asked, "Why do you think that?"

He replied, "I just think if you got the right woman in there, she could do a way better job than a man. I think women can do things a man just can't."

It's moments like these that make parenting fun. Watching your children form ideas and discussing things with them. Hearing their views and opinions and why they think the things they do about different matters. Mostly....seeing them become pretty awesome people. :) 

Anyway, who am I to disagree that women rock and would make an awesome President!! LOL!! :D


Please Remember.....

Today when I logged into FaceBook it popped up a post I made a year ago. 

Alayna: "If I go out with a boy and he only like me because I'm pretty and not for who I am inside....I won't go out with him anymore."

PLEASE remember this in about 9 years sweet girl!!! :) 

When I read this today it made me smile. I pray she will always remember her worth is great! She is after all a daughter of God!!! :D 

Love you Laney Bugs!


Happy Father's Day!

>> Monday, June 22, 2015

 It was Father's Day weekend! On Saturday we took Grandpa Morrison out to lunch to celebrate! :)

Jared went BIG on his lunch! That's a HUGE steak!!! LOL!!

He did share with this girl. She's chanting..."I want steak, I want steak!" Hahaha! She loves her red meat! :P

 We had a nice lunch with my parents. It's always nice to spend some time with them. :) 

After we left lunch we took Jared to see "Inside Out". 

This was a cute photo op they had in the lobby of the theatre. We couldn't resist!

"Inside Out" was REALLY good. The whole family LOVED it! Jared was cracking up the entire movie. Way to go Pixar! :D  

We got home and Jared and I changed and headed to the Temple and had dinner with our good friend's the Watts. When we got home around 8:30pm we walked in the house and it was HOT! We don't know what it is with us and a/c's right now. 

The a/c was dead and the temp was 84 degrees and climbing. :( We called an a/c place but they said it wouldn't be until midnight before they could send out a tech. We are so grateful for the Watt's who let us crash at their house until we got things fixed. 

Don't they looked thrilled?!? LOL!

I felt so bad that this was happening on Father's Day weekend. I won't go into all the details but, I'll impart some wisdom.....If you can wait until regular business hours, or for your cousin who works on a/c's for a living to get back to you, do it!!! sigh...

Sunday we were super exhausted. I don't think I even fell asleep until after 2am. So we didn't even make it to church. Instead we made sure to enjoy our newly fixed a/c...LOL! 

Jared loves me to cook for him and so I made him coconut french toast. It was to die for! I'm drooling thinking about it! :D

For lunch he wanted a BIG salad. I thought it was sorta funny..not very "manly" then he said how about a BIG steak salad! :P The steak turned out beautifully and I made a new dressing. It was scrumptious! :D And yes...that's Jared's serving, that's not to share! Hahaha! He also loves Henry Weinhard's Root Beer so he washed it down with one of those! :D

For dessert I broke out my torch I got for Christmas that I still hadn't used. :P I made creme brulee cookies. Jared said they were DELICIOUS! :) 

I was going to make dinner, but after all that no one was hungry. :) 

We did our best to spoil our Dad's. I think it worked! :D

Happy Father's Day Jared! We love you! Thanks for being an amazing Dad to our kids!!

Alayna made this cool coaster for him at Activity Days! :)


He's Home & All In One Piece!

>> Friday, June 19, 2015

Walker is home from Scout Camp!!! :D

He was utterly exhausted but had a BLAST! He said they had so much fun! 

I'm so thankful my boys get to have these character building experiences. They learn so much about themselves and what they are capable of. I'm thankful for amazing leaders who volunteer their time and do all they can to help our boys become strong future leaders and men. Their testimonies in the Gospel and of their Heavenly Father also grow as they share in these activities. They have devotionals each night and always have a Spiritual message/moment. It's a perfect way to end the day. :)


"Pushing Her Limits"

Alayna had her 3rd swim meet last night. She had been in the pool all day. She went to practice that morning, turned around and went to her friend's swim birthday party for 4 hours, had an hour to eat and go back out to her meet!! Whew!

When I picked her up from her friend's party she was exhausted, a little fussy, and not sure if she was up for the swim meet. I admit, I was on the fence if we should go, not only because she was really tired, but because it was 115 degrees outside! :P It's HOT sitting on those bleachers...LOL!

We got her some food to put in her belly, let her relax for a bit and then she said, " I think I want to go. I want to see if I can push my limits!" My heart melted.....I couldn't argue with that!!!!! And just like that her attitude changed and she was ready to take on the world! :P This girl amazes me! 

So we packed up water bottles, our cooling towels, squirt bottles, everything we needed to stay as cool as we could as we cheered our Laney on! :D

The 1st race was butterfly. She told us all week it wasn't her favorite, she wasn't all that good at it, she didn't know how well she was going to do. Well.....

Look at that determination!

She got 4th place!!!!! 

Not too shabby for it not being her favorite!!! She was so thrilled and we were too!!

The 2nd race was the breaststroke. She competed in the breaststroke last week and placed 2nd. It's quickly become her favorite stroke. 

I love seeing her cute little face pop up out of the water! :D

"Pushing it to her limits!!!"


1st place!!!!!!!!!!

She was over the moon ecstatic over getting 1st! She was jumping up and down! We were all jumping up and down! She rocked it!!!

Way to go Alayna! What a great lesson in determination and reaching ones goals you have shown us! Love you...our little mermaid! :D


High Adventure Scout Camp

>> Monday, June 15, 2015

 Just as one son returned we blinked and now we are dropping off the other one! :) 

Walker left this morning for his Scout High Adventure Camp up in Beaver, Utah. It's a loooong drive. They will be mountain biking, rock climbing and repelling, and participating in the COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) course and activities. From what I understand they will do a zip line, shooting, whitewater raft, and engage in a a military battle with foam swords..LOL!!

Ummm..can I come??? It sounds like so much fun!!!! :D


Happy Flag Day!

>> Sunday, June 14, 2015

Happy Flag day from Troop 789!


He's Back!

>> Saturday, June 13, 2015

Eli made it back from Scout Camp! It was so good to see his cute face. 
We missed him around here! :)

He said it was so much fun and he earned himself the nickname "Hawk-eye". I guess he's quite the master when it comes to archery and was hitting bulls-eye after bulls-eye! 

They were gone 5 days and not a single drop of water touched them! He got home, took off his shoes, and we heard him yell from the bathroom, "Oh my gosh!!!" He came out and showed us his feet!!! LOL!!!!!!! He took a nice, long, hot shower and then crashed on the couch for a few hours! :) 

Glad to have you home son! 


Alayna's 2nd Swim Meet

>> Friday, June 12, 2015

 Alayna missed her swim meet last week since we were out of town. She was dying for Thursday to come so she could compete again. This girl loves competition! :P 

She's in the 4th lane (standing next to the life preserver). :)

This week they competed in breaststroke and backstroke. 

  Getting her time....

She did SO well this week! It was a huge difference from the 1st week. We definitely think nerves played a big role in her performance last time as well as it not being the pool she normally practices in. This week she killed it!!!

 She got 2nd place in breaststroke and 3rd place in backstroke!!!! 

I was a nervous wreck the entire time! LOL! I know how much she wants to do well and to see her achieve her goal just makes me want to do cartwheels! :D

She ran over as fast as she could after she found out she got 2nd place....and then again when she got her 3rd place ribbon. She was just beaming!!! 

We are SO proud of you Alayna! You can do hard things!! We love you! Can't wait to see how you do next week! :D


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