Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Carlie recives her Young Womanhood in Recognition Award!

On Sunday the Bishop gave Carlie her YW Recognition award in sacrament meeting. He had her come up to the front with her parents. She received her award and the Bishop had her share her testimony. She did a great job. Carlie has a strong testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ, she lives her life with commitment to the gospel. She has worked hard for this award. She is a great example to everyone around her. We are so proud of her and the life she is living. What a great blessing to have her in our home.

For family home night we went to Cafe Rio for her favorite dessert. We love you Carlie! Your the best.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Elder Merrill J. Bateman at the Temple today.

I went to the temple this morning and Elder Bateman was there. I believe he was there for a family endowment. It was fun to see him and shake his hand. I love the temple and it was an extra treat to have been able to see him. I have always enjoyed Elder Bateman.

Elder Bateman was called to the Second Quorum of the Seventy in June 1992, then called as Presiding Bishop in April 1994. In November 1995 he was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy and appointed BYU president, which position he assumed on January 1,1996. In August 2003, he was released as President of BYU and called into the Presidency of the Seventy.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Carlie Homecoming 2009

Carlie and Jacob

OHS Homecoming Football game. Orem won!

Bad picture but you can see the different uniforms
Carlie getting ready to do her backhand spring
Carlie wearing Stacy's uniform and Mary wearing Jessie's
The cheerleaders doing push ups .
Carlie cheering at the Orem high homecoming game. She was so cute. At half time the cheerleaders had to get a former OHS cheerleader and escort them on the field. Also the cheerleaders wore the girls cheer uniform from the past. It was very fun. Jessie and Stacy both cheered for Orem.
Orem played Westlake High at new school in Lehi. We won something like 45 to 30. Yea Orem.
Carlie is going to the Homecoming dance tonight with a boy from our ward Jacob Wells. A really nice boy. Carlie and him are good friends. Should be fun. I will post pictures.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rylie's personal progress quilt.

Rylie started her quilt for personal progress. She is so excited. The only problem is she is so busy with school, homework and now cheering for Liahona. She is very busy and hasn't had much time to work on it. We are hoping this Friday to get a lot done. Will post pictures when done.

Jessie, Rylie and I made some yummy salsa.

25 cups grand tomatoes
10 medium to large onions
10 medium to large green peppers
12 Jalapenos
3-4 chili peppers (anaheim)
1 bunch cilantro chopped
1/2 c salt
1 c white vinegar
3 teaspoons chili powder
6 teaspoons oregano flakes
2 teaspoons garlic powder
3/4c sugar

Cook for 1 hour
Process for 35 minutes pint jars
or 45 minutes for quart jars

July: Pulling weeds for Aly's Williams wedding. Late post becaues of the computer problems.

My girls at work
Mitchell Williams
My dear friend Rachael
We had a ton of weeds this summer. I thought how are we going to get it all done. We work one Saturday all day. We had a swim, pizza party afterward. Then we had to hire the rest out. Wow I hope we keep up on the weeds and never have to do this again.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Carlie cheering.

Cute kids!
We went and watch Carlie cheer for Orem on Friday. Jessie and Jason came. Orem played a team from Raymond Canada. Wired. But we won. Fun night.

Avery, Boston and McCoy.

We were blessed to watch these beautiful kids while Jill and Jarom went to the temple the other night. No pictures of Avey she was busy watching a movie. So much fun. Thank Jill!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Count your many blessing!

Our water feature in the back yard.

I have had a great experience for about a month. With all the trial and hardship all around us I thought I would try and look at all the good and great things in life; to focus on my blessings. Well I have really enjoyed life a lot more lately. I am much more happy and find joy in the little things. I find that I have more faith in my God and trust in His great plan, and that it is more about God's will and not mine. I find that I smile more, hope more and enjoy more. I am truly grateful for the power of gratitude.

Going to the cabin for the weekend. Yay!!! Judy and her family will be coming! See you in a few days.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Carlie the Cheerleader and Jessie Evans the Photographer

The 11th grade cheerleaders

Jessie took pictures again this year of the Orem High cheerleaders. She does such a great job. Carlie really enjoys cheering for Orem and is have a great year. She very busy with cheering for one school and going to another. She is such a sweet, gifted, and good girls. I am very blessed to have such talented girls. To see more of Jessie's work check out her blog here.