Lady Lynx Softball

Lady Lynx Softball
Kanab, Utah

Monday, March 30, 2009

Great Family Flicks

Looking for some good movies? I don't watch movies a lot because there's not a theatre here. I don't usually reserve the latest movies early enough, and I don't have time, but this weekend I managed to fit four movies into my schedule and got some ironing done while I enjoyed them all! Each one of these movies inspires, shows what really matters in life, and teaches life lessons for all ages to learn by. I have to say that I just love Greg Kinnear! He is so versatile in his acting roles!

GhostTown is funny, heartwarming, and makes you realize how important it to treat others well every day.

Flash of Genius is based on a true story. How one man's invention was taken by the Ford dealership. His persistance nearly ruined his life, but in the end he got what he deserved. Money isn't what matters in the end.

The Boy in Striped Pajamas is set during WWII times. A young boy makes friends with another boy in a concentration camp not knowing they are not supposed to be friends. Teaches tolerance for differences and how wrong some choices are.

The Express is another true story about Ernie Davis winning the Heizman Trophy during a time when segregation still existed and even in sports, things were not always fair or right. Dreams can come true no matter what your background or experiences have told you.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday Chores

Don't you just love the not-so-positive feedback received when it's time to line out the chores for the day? You can see how excited Abby is about chores! Thank goodness her sweet and tidy friend, Chesnee, was here to assist them with her fine organizational skills!
My girls have too many clothes to keep track of even though there are days when they have "nothing to wear", so I told them they needed to muck out their closets and get rid of clothes they don't wear or have outgrown. Abby has an aversion to anything pink, so out went all the pinks. I miss those cutsy, princess days when they would wear anything mom wanted them to. They are growing up too fast!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Discovering Delmar

After living in Lincoln County for nearly 8 years, we finally rode out and looked through the ghost town of Delmar. What once was a booming mining town of about 7,000 people and the county seat now sits remains of buildings and houses that give a glimpse into the past to a time we cannot comprehend living in. It was interesting to walk around, look inside the foundations, read the markers, and imagine what it must have been like living so primitively in the 1870's when the town was in it's prime. My dad would have loved this outing with us. Evan pulled out the 22's and let us practice our sharp shooting skills, only to be outdone by the Range Master himself every time. Check out Taylor's outfit. Let's just say she should stick with aiming the guns!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mother's Weekend at Dixie

Whitney and I had a great time together for the annual Mother's Weekend at Dixie College. We started out Friday afternoon with some pampering. . .facials, pedicures, retail therapy, dinner and a great chick flick. On Saturday morning, we met on campus for breakfast and the keynote speaker, Max Rose, (a favorite professor of mine). He told us to not let the frogs and toads of life get us down like one of the ten plagues. In his usual Max style, his words were humorous, inspiring, and encouraging for all ages. Then we attended some workshops, and came back that evening for a luau. It was a lot of fun to be together and get a taste of Spring in sunny St. George! I am pleased to say that I won a prize for being one of the youngest mothers in attendance!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

First Signs of Spring!

Well. . . I made it through January; February flew by, and now March is definitely here coming in like a lion with very windy days. I've hardly made time to blog our happenings. It's been a busy month with basketball games out of town and in town, Girls' Camp meetings starting up, YW's, and fundraising for the DC trip, in addition to all the other usual craziness around here. I just count my blessings that I always have something to do and can never remember being bored. I love that the days are becoming longer and Spring will be here before I know it! Coming home from school today, I noticed that my neighbor's daffodils have popped out! What a cheerful bit of color they are on a cold, blustery day! I love daffodils! They always promise of warmer days ahead. Just four weeks until Spring Break! Yahoo!!