Sunday, June 27, 2010

YW Values handout :)

The bottom one we printed as 5x7s and gave to the YW as a hand out @ our recognition night - if you'd like a copy, please just leave a comment and I'll get it to you. We use the theme of "A call to Virtue" as a theme for the night and had a board where we pinned up statements the girls made about what they would do to live more virtously - it was really neat :D
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No, I don't have the promised ballet photos yet - whoops!  It's been quite a few weeks! First off, we were sprinting to get things ready for a big YW recognition night on June 16th and then on Father's Day my parents came in town for a week to hang out and celebrate Alysse's graduation from 'beauty school'!  She'll start in on the Skin Academy and become a master esthetision  (sp?) starting in the fall - she's amazing and I'm sure will do big things!  Then next week we'll take a little trip to Wisconsin for a while and leave Joe here while we hang with the Lemke, and hopefully some of the Heaton clans!
This last week has really been a ton of fun, with my mom helping me organize and clean out the kids clothes, my dad cutting down trees and mile high weeds and just playing, having fun with all of the cousins with movie nights, swimming, jump on it, boodocks and lots of other fun adventures!  I think one of the neatest things is that P. was finally big enough to do more of the fun things and the second neatest thing is that I wasn't so big, so I could do some of the things as well! :D  It's been a blast being able to do things with her and just have fun without worrying about a big ol' belly... well, at least not quite as big!! :D
In another note, Brayden has got to be the smiley-est kid ever!!  That baby is always flashing a smile and mom, dad and even strangers!  Its so funny because almost every time you ask him a question, he replies with a grin - we are just so blessed by our crazy and happy kiddos!  We'll see if we can post Alysse's grad. invite and some of the YW stuff I've worked on lately - have a beautiful day!
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Dancing Queen!

AH! I just realized I never blogged about Priya's first day at dance class!! Well, here's a teaser with more to come :)

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

It's been a year...

So, I guess I'm waxing a bit nostalgic tonight. It's been a year since we've moved into our house today and I can't help but reflect on all of the fun, amazing, sad & tragic things that have happened in that year. I can't help thinking about the Grandmas and Uncle we lost, some with more warning than others, and how much I ache, missing them here on earth with me. I am sad none of those who have gone got to meet my baby in the flesh, though I'm sure many were with him before. I miss their laughs, I miss their love and I miss having them here in my life.

I can't help also thinking of this crazy house we have and all that has come with it, for good or for... less good :) I think of our neighbors, our church responsibilities and all of the other things that have changed just because we moved a few miles south. Just over a year ago we had tenants that were some of our best friends, not to mention family and now, we have wonderful tenants in a totally different place, yet it's just not the same. At least Robert and Beth moved too, so its not like it's our 'fault' that one changed :D

I can't help also thinking of all of the beauty and growth of this year. Another pregnancy, this time with a toddler in tow! A beautiful boy that is healthy and oh so VERY very happy! A joyful, dancing, singing, performing, dirt-playing, every-day dress wearing 2 year old that offers a new reason to laugh (or cry :) about every 20 minutes. I also can't believe she finally has hair! And it's oh so cute too! (even if it is out-of-control nap hair! :D)

Mostly, I can't stop thinking of how grateful I am... grateful for my family...near and far, immediate and less so...grateful for my children and husband that I love more every day... grateful for my brother getting ready to deploy, even though I'm scared... grateful for new friends, new responsibilities.... new chances to honor and remember and reflect on the lives of those who have passed - to remember stories they told, try recipes they made, learn more about the lives they lived and hopefully live to be with them again someday.

Believe it or not... it's only been a year.

Hangin with Dru part 2

So as promised, here are a few more photos from when we were all hanging out the other night, along with comments :D feel free to add your own (hint hint-ooo I'm so subtle, I know!)
We had a lot of fun and are just happy we'll get to hang out for another day or two in WI before he heads off for a year. PLEASE be safe, little bro! <3 Enjoy!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Hangin with Dru...

Dru deploys soon, but before he does, we spent a little time hanging out at his place with a few friends and family. We had a fun time and look! We even got Dru to hold a baby! (don't you love the face :) More photos to come - I know, you can't hardly wait, can you ;)
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1st trip to TGP - take 2!

Ok, I'm trying something new... I THINK this will link to an online album, but who really knows :D Here are a few more photos from last Thurs. trip to TGP (no Dad Heaton, not 2 Girl Party- nice try though!) They're not edited or anything, but I'm hoping to make a few edits if I get the chance... especially of my monkey girl and hopefully one of this cutie boy too :) What a cute group of kids, huh?

Saturday, June 05, 2010

TGP round 1!

Ok, I was going to wait to post these till I had the rest from our Thanksgiving Point trip ready, but I couldn't wait any longer :D  I was just so happy with the way these turned out!  Last Thurs. we went to TGP Farm with my good friend Wendy and her 2 kids and had a great time!  Ok, more honestly, we survived dealing with 2 2 year olds and 2 2 month olds and even got some time hanging out with another adult so I would count that as a super success and a smashingly good time :D  Oh, and I think the kids had a good time too :D

These two girls have been friends since birth!  Here's to hoping they'll be friends for life! :D  Love you guys!

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010


No, not 300 hot guys killing people.... my 300th Post!!!  And it's only taken 4 little years to do it in ;)
Happy 300 to you, Silly Little Things!  With all the catching up I should do, we'll be at 400 in no time! haha :D

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

More of Grandma's Visit!

I was so sad when I realized I didn't take any photos of our Wii playing and all the other fun thing we did with the fam while Grandma Heaton was here!  We had a great time with the 'ray ray', 'ry'?, 'jon-o' and 'rainy' but apparently that's all only documented in video :)  Maybe we post that another day - Mom beating Joe at Wii sword fighting was pretty intense! :D  And Jon and Joe jamming was definitely over too soon!  So much talent it's out of control!  Hopefully Jon will get a chance to share some of the tracks he and his brother in law are recording someday soon!
What I DO have is a few photos from after church Sunday- first my Peewee again :)  Then here are my 2 dapper dudes :)  Joe had to go get his suit-coat.  You'd think now that he's kind of a leader at church (EQP) he'd wear a coat with his suit pants more often, but no :)  Still the same Joe!
Below that is Grandma, then me - notice my photographer didn't have quite the same skill level as in the other shots ;)
At the bottom is a picture Mom got from Grandma Ella's house - it was Grandpa Garth's and I believe his dad is in the photo... is that right Mom?
Well, that's us for now!  Enjoy your day and my cutie fam!

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Dru's unit on Memorial Day

This is Dru and his M.I. unit! Like he said,
"Check out utah news ksl for what we did today besides kill things wit dis 50 Cal machine gun 141 Military intelligence" this was a text :)
Here's the link: - Utahns, deploying soldiers pay tribute to service men and women

A few other things he sent by text yesterday :D Too bad I can't get the tank vid to work :)