Monday, September 15, 2008

An Amazing Vanilla Joy Give Away

I could hardly believe my eyes this evening when I was reading Kelsey's Vanilla Joy Website! This week she is giving away a massive prize. It's called The MiniBox by the Original Scrapbox. Talk abour getting organized! Holy Cow!! You can go to her website and you can make a comment on the post and have a chance to win. If you blog about it, you will be able to earn extra entries. Thus, the reason for this post today. :) It's an amazing prize and I wish everyone luck!
Fingers crossed!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

More Uglies

Well, imagine our surprise when we received an email from Cary's mum regarding her latest arrival! This little fellow is...something else! Dad had said that a pig would go with their solar light frog wonderfully, so I guess the ugly pig fairy granted him this treasure.

Tammy has two more pink flamingos in her yard with green polka dots and google-y eyes! I guess the flamingo fairy visited her last night.

I mean, I *think* Tammy has two more....I can't be sure because we were not in Orem last night. No, we weren't.
Here is a picture of the flamingos! Purdy, ain't they?!

:) heh

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Vanilla Joy Giveaways- Fabulous!!

Okay everyone, I am excited to share this little tidbit with you. is one of my favorite blog sites. She is an amazing gal who puts freebies up on her blog and allows EVERYONe a chance to win. It's incredible and I dont know how she finds the time or sanity. This week it is a chance to win some of the most incredible announcements I've ever seen. is the photographer and creator of the announcements and I love them. I watched her "Family" slideshow and it made me cry. I love that song that plays! I need to find out who does it! If anyone knows after listening, please let me know! If you go to the 's website you can enter for your chance to win by leaving a comment. She is also doing a Yoplait yogurt giveaway that you can enter as well. Go check it out! :)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Saturday Afternoon in American Fork Canyon

So, this afternoon my friend Shanna, her four loverlies, me, and my niece Hannah decided that we should go up in the canyon. We thought it would be a fun (and cheap) way to spend the day with the kids. We didn't anticipate the excitement!! We all rode in Shanna's Expedition so that we could ride together and not take two vehicles. We couldn't find a spot along the way, so we decided to follow the signs to Silver Lake! What an adventure! It's a good thing we had her big honking SUV because there were so many boulders, dips, valleys, turns, lions, and tigers, and bears OH MY! It was only three miles on the dirt road, but it certainly felt like 30! My advice, go to the bathroom a couple times before embarking on this journey. We finally made it up there and it was BEAUTIFUL!!

We thought we were so prepared for this trip and we were patting ourselves on the back for getting it together so quickly....however we got up there and realized we forgot our cooking sticks! We built a big fire and when it was time to roast the hot dogs, UGH! We had to find real sticks to cook them on and they were all way too big. We would shove the hot dog on and if it didn't break in that process, then it would explode as we cooked it and fall into the fire! It's a good thing I had a massive pack of dogs! We sat around the fire and laughed and talked and the kids would get in trouble for scaring Shanna or some such nonsense, but it was a whole lot of fun! We roasted marshmallows and made smores with chocolate covered shortbread cookies (the best smores I've had by the way!) and the kids played for ages.

I'm grateful for such good friends, times, and wonderful memories!

The top photo is the view as we were coming down. The little blip of a lake is Tibble Fork Res. The other photo is looking up at the mountain from Silver Lake. We were SOO SUPER close to the top! yoinkS! :)