Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bekah's Beary Special Week

This week at kindergarten, Bekah gets to share all the things that make her special with her class. Interestingly enough, one of those darling qualities is how seriously her little mind ponders the problems of the world. She is very concerned with what happens when the police break the law. Similarly, she had to have a heart to heart with Jason after watching the summer olympics one night because she was distraught over possibly being injured while thrown in the air during ice skating. Even though she has never been ice skating apparently being cut by the blades while performing a trick is a very scary idea troubling her heart. And then, she settled some questions with her fiancee Duncan on Monday night at a date to the Bees game. They decided how many kids to have and whether to cheer for the utes or the cougars.

Scripture Study

Before school one day this week, I had the kids gather in the living room to read scriptures. Rachel asked if we could just read one page and be done with it. Bekah seconded that motion and stated that we should read on page and close the freaking book. Ruthie ended it by holding up one finger and saying "And the Lord came". I have had suspicions for awhile that we were going to hell and now this just confirms it. Ha Ha.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Help!!! Prayers and sleuthing needed!

My baby sister Stephanie is pregnant and has unfortunately been victimized by a burglary of her home they are building in Traverse Mountain in Lehi, UT. They are homeless and living with family until they can move into their beautiful abode. Until the city gets power and water up there, they moved all of their belongings into the garage where someone broke in and stole so many precious items.

Please keep them in your prayers for the return of their items. You can post a flier I have below on public bulletin boards or forward it in emails. I am hoping we can catch the sneaky rats trying to sell the items. She mostly wants here personal items back like her computer that had all of her family's pictures on it and McKay's career baseball items. Thank you for your help!


Contact Lehi Police Dept with information regarding
Sunday, July 20th


IMAC G5 Computer which stored family’s entire collection of photo files.
Bats, mitts, batting gloves, Addidas & Nike shoes men’s size 9
Major League professional bags: Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, Black Louisville Slugger
50in. LG with Bose surround system, 42in & 27inWestinghouse

Criminal charges will not be pressed if the baseball memorabilia
and imac computer are returned.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Jason R. Young


Ridiculously good-looking
Ambitious, generous hubby
Plans fun travel adventures
Serious Mustang driver
Kills your husbands golfing
Loved me for half of my life
Skilled carpenter like his Dad
Smart, charming, & witty
Tender-hearted daddy
Tells me I am beautiful

I am so grateful for the miracle of Jason in my life. How blessed I was to find him so early in my life's journey. It is a constant comfort to have your best friend in the trenches with you working hard and reminding you to laugh. Making me and the girls happy is what brings him joy in life. Fortunately for us, he can hang a chandelier from the moon even with me swinging from it sometimes!

Sister Missionary Kate

Kate Gardner is off to the Oakland Temple Mission! We are so excited to celebrate her gospel adventure, so we headed down to Spanish Fork for her farewell.

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the church. The service started at 9 AM and with a 30 min drive, we had to hustle. I knew Bekah was going to be tempermental, so I was sure to give her plenty of snacks and room in the car, but it wasn't enough. They started fighting in the backseat by American Fork. It escalated somewhere near Springville when I caught her in the rearview mirror clenching little Ruthie and terrorizing her.

Needless to say, in my attempt to call my car to order, I was pulled over for swerving. Finally; I thought, I have been threatening my kids that police would have to become involved if they continued to be unruly passengers, and today was the day that they would feel the full force of the law. I unrolled my window and greeted the sheriff who I knew had no legal jurisdiction to ticket me on the freeway and promptly reported that my maniacal driving was due in fact to the disorderly conduct of my backseat passengers. I waited for him to scare the daylights out of the kids, but all he did was laugh. I expressed my dissapointment in his levity and he tried his best, the dear soul, to convince those kiddos to be more mindful of their manners.

He departed and I took off speeding just a tiniest bit knowing he would understand that I was in a hurry to get to that church because if anybody needed a religious moment right then, it was definitely me. However, my continued voyage was slowed when I noticed he was yet again behind me with his lights on. Did he not dismiss me? Was he pulling someone else over? This slow pursuit continued for a few miles before I pulled over again because I was fearful of being on the news for an OJ Simpson like chase except the headline would read something about a frazzled mom. HE FORGOT TO TURN HIS LIGHTS OFF! Seriously. My kids were happy to announce upon our arrival to church that I got pulled over twice.

Sad, they have already talked to the police at such a young age and it had no effect. We couldn't make it 2 blocks to Back to School Night yesterday. I tell people driving in a car with kids is like training for terrorist combat missions. The stress is unbelievable. Well, I better start training for our drive to Salt Lake today. xo