Lady Lynx Softball

Lady Lynx Softball
Kanab, Utah

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Who You Are

I was listening to this song after a very challenging day at school. All you moms out there need to read the lyrics when you are doubting yourselves!Even better. . . go buy the CD at your local Seagull or Deseret Book! You deserve it!

I know you wonder if you'll ever have a day
When the kids stay calm, the laundry's done, and the dishes are put away
And sometimes you feel like your days are spent and gone
And the question running through your mind is what have I gotten done?
And when you finally have a moment to slow down
At the end of your day
I know Father would say:

Believe in what you're doing
Believe in who you are
Hold tight to the truth that you're a daughter of God
Believe in who you're becoming
Believe in who you are

It may seem simple -- all the little things you do
But the lives you touch matter so much
And there's no one else like you
And Father needs you to stand tall and faithful
To be all you can be
Oh, if you could see what He sees, you'd

Believe in what you're doing
Believe in who you are
Hold tight to the truth that you're a daughter of God
Believe in who you're becoming
Belive in who you are

When it's hard to believe in yourself
And you feel like you're beginning to doubt

He believes in what you're doing
He believes in who you are
Don't lose sight of the truth that you're a daughter of God
That He believes in who you're becoming
He believes in who you are

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Trent's Homecoming Game

Trent is a big stud! He plays running back for Lincoln County High School! As of this date, he has broken 1000 yards in rushing this year! They beat West Wendover 74 to 8 for their Homecoming Game. It is not unlike him to score 4-5 touchdowns per game. He gave Whitney a big stinky, sweaty hug after the game and she didn't throw a fit. Whitney was home an extra couple of days this week due to fall break. It was sure fun to have her around a little longer.

Abby - Tetherball Champ

Abby's favorite game these days is tetherball (like in Napolean Dynamite). She goes to school early in the morning so she can play before the bell rings, plays during recess, and is often seen playing until dark each evening after school. On this particular day, she was beating all the 5th grade boys! We've had to limit tetherball to after homework and chores are done or else she doesn't do them! Such a funny girl!(By the way, she chose her own outfit.)

Family Home Evening at the Schimbeck's

Taylor was happy to postpone her FHE lesson to do this activity together. She gets into anything artsy or crafty. Evan cut out the shapes and we all painted, stuffed, and created our yard decorations for the season. It was a lot of fun deciding what to put on the tombstones.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Abby's Homecoming 10 Years Ago!

It was on Columbus Day ten years ago that we finally got to bring Abby home from Primary Children's Medical Center in SLC, UT. She spent her first 114 days of life there after arriving way too early (26 weeks). You would never know she was a preemie today. She has excellent eye sight, very athletic, beautiful, smart, and sweet. We will forever be greatful for the wonderful employees and angels that reside at that facility as well as all the family, friends, and neighbors that fasted, prayed, and helped us in countless ways to endure that time of our lives! WE LOVE YOU ABBY!!

10 Things I Like/Hate About Being 40ish...

1. All my kids are potty-trained and reading well (at the same time sometimes)!
2. My kids can fend for themselves on occasion.
3. I can usually take a nap without interruption.
4. I can embarrass my kids without even trying to.
5. I can say "NO" without guilt and not care what others think of me.
6. I'm okay with Evan cooking meals and decorating the house better than me.
7. I am comfortable with myself whether I'm dressed up or not.
8. I can indulge in things for myself occasionally.
9. I am more patient and flexible.
10. I prioritize my life better than ever!

1. The "battle of the bulge" is more difficult.
2. I hate waxing.
3. I can no longer wear any old pair of shoes without suffering.
4. I can no longer eat anything I want to (without immediate results).
5. I have to act my age and be responsible.
6. I have gray hair popping up everywhere.
7. I have to dress my age or close to it.
8. I say things I never thought I would say. . . "Because I said so!"
9. I have to draw the rest of my eyebrows on.
10. I'm too weak and fat to slolem ski!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Taylor and Jill's Excellent Adventure

The other day Taylor and her friend Jill decided to try a fresh jalapeno. They didn't think it would be hot so they took a big bite right out of it. They ran inside screaming, laughing, and crying! They ate bread and drank water for about an hour. Then their mouths started to quit burning! Abby and I couldn't stop laughing, it was very funny to watch them!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Fall is definitely here! The leaves are turning orange and gold, and we had flurries of snow on Saturday. The temperature is down in the 40's, and we enjoyed our first fire of the season today! As much as I dread summer ending each year, I enjoy all of the seasons. So does Pugs, Abby's cat!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Proud Alumnist!

Evan just taught me another trick for our blog . . . posting logos such as this one! I am so proud of Whitney for being an awesome daughter, friend, sister, and student! Seeing her experience all her "firsts" of college life makes me feel old, yet young, as I reminisce of good times at Dixie! Love you, Whit!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

It's All About You Cupcake!

Have you ever had Red Velvet Cake? Cupcakes? With cream cheese frosting? This evening when Abby had her usual sweet-tooth craving, I gave the girls a new mix to try. The Harding kids were here to join in the fun of mixing "blood red" batter, and spreading a special green tinted frosting on top! (No wonder the Red Armadillo Groom's Cake was such a hit in the movie "Steel Magnolias". This treat was enjoyed by all, especially Colton!