"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Sunday, June 29, 2008


This past week was Rochesterfest. We had a fun weekend filled with parades, water ski shows, BBQs, and moon glows!

The kiddos really look like they're enjoying themselves, don't they?

I can't stop laughing at this last picture. Some pictures just don't need words to describe them, and this picture is definitely one of them!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I know I know..

I am horrible at blogging. I know. When was my last post? About a month ago? ARRG! Well, here's a months worth of random activities all in one post!

Home made play dough! It was Tyler's first time playing with it, and he discovered really quickly that it doesn't taste very good!
We found a gently used bike trailer at a rummage sale a few weeks ago. The kids love to ride fast, and we love the family outing every evening.
Mike and Molly Johnson brought over a home made coconut cake for my birthday. Thanks guys! It was soooo tasty!

We took the kids up to the Mall of America a couple of weeks ago and, surprisingly, we had a great time. They stayed in the stroller (for the most part) and as long as they were going on rides they were happy!

Tyler found some of Kamrie's old sunglasses and walked around the house with them on one morning saying, "sweet". What a stud muffin.

Tyler's first hair cut with the clippers. Doesn't he look handsome? He got a sucker at the end for being so brave.