Friday, September 11, 2009

A Day to Remember

It was 8 years ago today that I was sitting in bed with a newborn (Taylor) and I decided to turn on the t.v. The first plane had hit one of the towers. We were all wondering if it was just a horrible accident. Then the second plane hit the second tower and suddenly we knew. Our world as we knew it had forever been changed.

As hard as I try to explain it all to my kids each year, they'll never fully understand. It was tragic, horrific, uncomprehensible and completely life-changing.

Sandy City does this healing field each year. It is so amazing to see all the flags and realize each flag represents a person who died.

I wish I could write like my cousin Jordana. I have so many thoughts floating around in my head but I'm not very good at transfering them onto paper. Here is a video I love that is pretty amazing and awe-inspiring...

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Triathlon

Today Lauren got up at 6 a.m. to go and do the Murray City Triathlon. She was nervous about it but did great!! She got a cool medal and won second place in her age category. She's way too big for her bike but did great, she rocked the swim (75 yards was a piece of cake for her) and the run was hard but she did it! Way to go Lauren!!
The girl with me in the picture had most of her kids do it too, and she's the one that's been swimming with me twice a week all summer trying to make me a better swimmer :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

It's All Good

All three kids are now in school. Life is good :) Lauren is a big 5th grader and seems to be enjoying it. Taylor is in 3rd and had a great teacher who's father was the head zookeeper while she was growing up. Taylor loves her zoo stories.

Josh did it!! Parley had to take him (the teacher specifically suggested that I not do it). He played with his friends on the playground for a minute and then walked right in. After he said it was "rockin awesome." We can all breathe a sigh a relief :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

So Long to Sunriver

I realize it's school time and I need to post back-to-school pictures. Lauren and Taylor started last week but Josh doesn't start Kindergarten until Thursday so I'll post some soon. Say an extra prayer for Josh that he will go. Seriously, I'm kind of worried about it.

These last few pictures from Sunriver are the "fun" family pictures. Parley always dreads this day but I didn't think it was too bad.

The first one is my whole family with my cute grandma who just turned 90. The one with the kids in the red shirts are all of her great-grandkids from oldest to youngest!

We had more fun that we deserved and can't wait to go back next summer!!

p.s. The last picture is of our lovely blown-out tire. We were only about 3 hours into our journey home when it blew. Parley is a great driver and got us off the road safely. We found out later that the brand new back tires we bought (they recommended) from Wal-Mart just before we left were the wrong size (too small)!