Tuesday, August 26, 2008


So...the last time I guess I really paid any attention to our back yard, was way too long ago. The sunflowers were shorter than me! I go out today and Whoosh...they grew overnight to twice the height of Scott! We have pumpkins growing, Katydids taking up housing on the tramp, tomatoes busting at the seams...I really need to get outside (in my own backyard) more often!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Something Fun To Do :)

Do you know the #1 song the day you were born? Go to http://www.joshhosler.biz/NumberOneInHistory/SelectMonth.htm

Mine is Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris"
Scott's is Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley

Friday, August 22, 2008

A Day At Daniels Summitt

Today, Dad, Kristin, Griffin, Scott and I loaded up the 4-wheelers and headed to Springville. Then from there up Hobble Creek Canyon. We unloaded and drove the dirt roads to Daniels Summit for some lunch. This is a pretty rocky and rough trail, but the scenery is beautiful. We drove up to Strawberry Peak and was able to view Strawberry Reservoir, Timpanogas, and Wallsburg. We didn't see much wild life this trip like we did last year when we saw lots of deer and a mother black bear with her two baby cubs. But we did see horses, sheep, cows and lots of chipmunks. Our Polaris got a flat tire and that held us up for a bit having to repair it. Luckily we had a couple repair kits and a pump in our supplies. When we got back to the truck and trailer to load up, we were all pretty brown....from all the dirt. We had some wipes we brought so we each had a sponge bath before heading home.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Today Scott was out side BBQing Steaks for Sunday dinner. He noticed our bird feeder was not straight in the ground and decided to straighten it. He assumed it was metal, but no such luck...it is ceramic. He pushed and moved the top of the feeded trying to get it into the ground better, when the whole top part shattered in his hand. I was in the kitchen getting dinner ready, when he opened the door and asked me to hand him a paper towel because he sliced his finger. I went outside and saw his hand dripping like a slow leak with blood. I wrapped the paper towel around his finger and then then took a look. YIKES! it was prettty bad. I turned off the BBQ grill and said, we are going to Instacare, you need stitches. And his comment was, "Naw it's not that bad, I'm fine." (typical for a guy, right?) But, once I said, "my gut says we need to see a doctor." He agreed. Sure enough, the sliced finger required 5 stitches! He was so sweet, on the way to the Instacare he just kept saying, "I'm so sorry I broke the bird feeder." I love my hubby!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

What a face!

Kristin's 1992 Nissan was in desperate need of break pads. She told her dad whenever she put her breaks on, she heard weird noises. So after work Scott pulled the car in the garage, and took the rear tires off off. The pads were gone, and it was metal on metal!! So Kristin and Scott spent the rest of the evening putting the new pads on her car! They were both black with grease and the garage was so dirty. The funniest thing that happened was when they pulled the hub cap off the car, a little tiny mouse head fell out of the hub cap. I wish we would have thought to get a picture of it. Scott made a funny comment that the poor little guy probably ran his guts out before loosing his head. Kristin got cleaned up too fast after helping her dad. So no picture of her face and black hands.

This is a face only a wife can love. Ha Ha ha....well maybe a mom too!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Now THIS is Livin'!!

Today we loaded up the Polaris 4-wheelers and Scott, Dad and I headed up American Fork Canyon. We unloaded the bikes at Tibble Fork and headed up the trails. OMG is was BEAUTIFUL! The sky was so blue, the foliage so many colors and green and the wild flowers, they were everywhere in reds, yellows, puples, oranges. We saw majestic trees, butterflies flying all over and the smell of the canyon was so crips, clean and sometimes even sweet. The streams were full of running water and the water was so crystal clear and cool. The temperature was in the 50's at 9,000 feet and then warmed up as we came back down the canyon. We stopped at an old mine and collected hands full of Fool's Gold. I rode with Scott this trip, and while I was riding and taking in all the beauty, I just felt loved and at peace. I was so thankful and greatful for the chances I have to go with family and LIVE!! It's so amazing that in less than an hours drive you can be away from the TV, phone and rush of traffic. You are driving along a dirt road that have a creek running to the side with huge rocks and trees and you just are so happy to be there and not at work, or at home cleaning, or anywhere else. It's like you are in another world and it is so peaceful and glorious!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Scott's Mosiac

1.What is your first name? Scott
2.What is your favorite food? Lasagna
3.What high school did you go to? Murray High School
4.What is your favorite color? Blue
5.Who is your celebrity crush? Farrah Fawset
6.Favorite drink? Ginger Ale
7. Dream vacation? Tahiti
8.Favorite dessert? Lemon Meringue Pie
9.What do you want to be when you grow up? Myth Buster
10.What do you love most in life? Guitar Hero
11.What one word describes you? Playful
12.Your favorite animal? Quails

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Lonna's Mosaic

1.What is your first name? Lonna
2.What is your favorite food?
3.What high school did you go to?
4.What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
Barry Manilow
6.Favorite drink?
Diet coke
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
Cheese cake
9.What do you want to be when you grow up?
World Travler
10. What do you love most in life?
11. What one word describes you? Content

12. Your favorite animal? Monkey

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Nice Get Away!

This morning, Scott gave his new baby (his truck) a bath since it got dirty at the Family Reunion. I cleaned the house. Then, since we had nothing better to do, we jumped in the newly bathed truck and went for a relaxing, beautiful drive to Mirror Lake. Well....there was a bike race going on in that canyon! Over 1,000 bikers!! Mirror Lake was beautiful, but very, very busy! So we decided to drive to Trial Lake, it was less crowded, but not as beautiful as Mirror Lake. Then we headed to Prove River Falls. WOW!!! what a sight! It was AWESOME! We stayed there and soaked up the beauty, smells, and cool weather. It was 20 degrees cooler than in Salt Lake City.