18 June 2009

Wasatch Back Relay1

I know it is way late, but I haven't checked the blog for a while. What I dummie I am. I am going to start urging everyone to check it at least each day. I love it. Our big anxiety is observing the preparation for the big relay. Boy, I have to tip my hat to these kids who are doing the running. Some of the runs are soooooooooo difficult. I will just keep my fingers crossed and keep praying. Wish you could all be there to cheer and holler for our family. I am so proud of Dallas, Joni, Angie and Abby! Wow! They are stellar examples of determination and committment. Let's all give three big cheers!!!!!! Hip hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gooooooooooooooooooooo Legstrong Armstrongs!!!!

11 June 2009

An update from Duvall!

I just wanted to share a few photos and let you all know that we are all alive! We've been in our house for almost 2 weeks now...and thanks to Mom, we're almost "there"...thank you SO much Mom! So, here are a few photos of the last month or so...

Tyler's birthday party...or should I say Darth Vadar's b.day party! The kids had a great time helping me get the decorations. They were so excited to have a Star Wars party! We found these masks, and just couldn't pass them up! And yes, that is a Darth Vadar holding the "red light saber" candle too!
This is a photo of my little Ruby...in all her glory on our "patio" in the appartment. She loved going out to "play" in the backyard, which just consisted of walking in and out of the sliding door. She was awesome to never venture into the grass...until the day before we moved out! The grass was still a bit SOGGY and she was covered in mud...so wonderful!!
In this photo of Lucy you'll need to look at her lashes extra close...yes, she has put mascara on for the first time. I've been trying hard to keep her away from wanting to wear make-up but she is a girl and really wants to wear it! I let her use powder and that has been sufficient--until this day. She had been playing with her dolls in the bathroom-doing their hair and such. I didn't think anything of the length of time she was in the bathroom-she loves to take care of her dolls and does it all the time. So, she walked out of the bathroom one day and was just playing...and I looked at her...and her eyes were so striking! I thought, wow, she is beautiful!! Then I looked a bit closer...she had found some mascara that I had discarded earlier that day...and put it on! There was no mascara anywhere but on her lashes--she did an awesome job putting it on! But, then later as she was sad, she learned why little girls don't get to wear mascara!! Yes, it runs down the face!!

Anyway, just wanted to share and say hey! I feel like I'm finally getting back to "normal". I even moped and vacuumed the floor today-which means the boxes are less and less!! YEA!! Oh, and guess what, I am going to be published in another magazine in November!! YEA!!!! xoxooxoxox

09 June 2009

Graham's School of Aquatics . . . coming soon!

Check out my new blog page, grahamsaquatics.blogspot.com. We will be starting our first swim session June 15th. Second session begins June 29th, third session begins July 19th. Of course, there will be no lessons the week of July 13th! Wish you all lived a litte closer so you could come and have your kids take lessons!! Love you all and soooo loooooking forward to seeing you all next month!! PS Just found out Elder James Graham will be landing back in Utah on July 16th!! That will be quite the homecoming, Heh!!