Thursday, August 26, 2010

13 Days!

I can't believe it, but we only have 13 days to go until we send Joel off for two years! It's so exciting and sad at the same time. It's been so much fun to watch him learn and grow so much the past couple of years. It also fills my heart with joy to know of his love for the Savior and the gospel and his excitement in spending the next two years of his life sharing it. It's a little sad on the other hand to think about not hearing him strumming his guitar, not spending holidays and family events with him, knowing that he and Vince most likely will not be together for four years, the withdrawal that Emma will go through without him, etc. However, I can't think of anything else I would rather have him doing with his time, money and energy! I'm so grateful that the Lord entrusted him to Rich and I. I hope that we have loved him and taught him in a way pleasing to the Lord! I'm so proud of him and can't wait to read about all of the great adventures he is about to encounter!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


My Zumba buddies, Denise and Kelly and Fabio!

This past January, I was introduced to the hottest craze in fitness at this time....ZUMBA! My friend Trish had recently gotten her certification as an instructor and just kept talking about it! One night, she came into church to pick up her son from scouts and had just finished a class! She was covered in sweat, full of energy and her calorie tracker read that she had burned 1,000 calories! So, I didn't just try it, I pulled several of my co-workers into it and we hired Trish to come to work 3 days a week and teach us! Eventhough it was hard for me at first and I had to overcome some shyness about shaking my hips and shoulders, I was instantly hooked! The music is fun, the dancing is fun, the friends are fun and the workout is amazing!

Today, I attended my first 2 hour Zumba Master Class with an amazing instructor Fabio Barros. I had done a couple of 2 hour classes already, so I knew I could do it, but I knew it would be hard! I have to say, that it was just a ton of fun! I did sweat alot and I'm a little sore right now, but it really didn't even seem like a workout! Just alot of fun! One of these days, I'll get the belly dance numbers down! :)

My friend and awesome Zumba Instructor, Trish leading one of the routines today...Cumbia Poder!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's really been a year?!

Where does the time go? I can't believe it's really been a year since I posted! I'll be updating soon....too many fun things to write about to ignore it for so long! :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Joel is Soaring...

Thursday April 16th at 7:30 pm Joel became an Eagle Scout! He has worked hard and we are so proud of him. He's not perfect by any means, but as I reviewed the points of the Scout Law in my mind, I realized that he really trys to live it. What more could a mom ask for? I'm very proud of you Joel and I love you!!!

A special thank you to Brady for spending the evening with us. We know you made sacrifices to be there and it meant alot to our family!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Monday Morning Ballet Class!

For the past few months, Emma has gotten up every Monday morning excited to go to ballet with Joy and her ballet friends. It's been so much fun and we are really going to miss our weekly trip to Joy's. I can't even begin to tell you how awesome Joy is! This was their premiere and grand finale all in one!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Lord Vinnigus is Pouting!

Overlooking my shoulder he says; "Don't I get a link to my youtube?" Well a mom must be fair!!! Here it is!!!

Glen's Obsession!

Glen is obsessed with making videos to put on youtube. He finally did it and is constantly checking to see how many views he has! Here's the link if you want to check it out...!!! I'm sure it would bring him great joy!