Sunday, November 9, 2008
Makayla and Landon are official volunteers at the Utah Humane Society. They enjoy it so much..... when we go we are usually there for at least a couple of hours. Of course we have to have the "no, we can't take all 50 dogs and 30 cats, 7 rats, 9 gerbils, and 5 rabbits home with us" talk each time we go to leave!
Friday, October 24, 2008
It's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL time!!!!! I can't tell you how excited I am I mean my kids are for this movie! We are headed to the theatre today at 2 pm.... we really wanted to go at midnight last night but some of us have school!!! I'll keep you posted on my day with Sharpay and the gang! Simply FABULOUS!!!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
And I, the tdchavis, started my new job today at the new elementary school. It was tons of fun, a little unorganized right now but it is only the first day and the school is not complete yet. I'll keep you posted!!!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
We have a new addition to our family..... well, until the 25th! Derick is here visiting with us while his mommy and daddy are taking a little vacation! We have had so much fun with him. He has made lots of new friends and already the kiddos come over and ask, "Can Derick come and play"?!! The kids were excited to get online and learn a few "signs" so they are able to speak to Derick. He loves the mirror and making everyone laugh. He loves to dance and sing to the HSM Wii.... hmmm I wonder where he has heard those songs before? :) It's so much fun to watch Landon and Derick interact...... Landon can't wait to go in his room in the morning and start their day of play! Derick absolutely loves Roxy dog and Roxy adores Derick.... He loves to sit with her and lay on her belly! She is just excited to have so much attention! I love the random hugs I get just for smiling at Derick. He is an amazing little boy with a really big heart. Our family is so blessed to have Derick in our home for a bit..... he has made such an impression on the kids not to mention Alan and I! Derick ROCKS!!!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
- Alan and I took another trip to Las Vegas to catch the Kenny concert.... it was really amazing, especially our seats..... We stayed at the MGM and had a total blast. Took in the O show on Saturday night and lounged by the pool.... took advantage of the IN and OUT burger on our way home!
- Daybreak Elementary carnival was totally fun. The kids got wristbands and was able to ride and slide and even climb all they wanted. Our plans were to stay for maybe an hour but it turned into 3.... they had way tooooo much fun!
- Oh the fun Stake Primary Activity...... It was all about the Book of Mormon and Mormon himself was even there... Makayla went as Sariah but Landon just went as the cool dude he is! It was really cute and the kids enjoyed it!
- Makayla, Abbey, Landon and I decided to stalk the HSM set..... we drove by and they were filming.... they would not allow photos to be taken but I.....
- We went to the Salt Lake Bee's game with Landon's baseball team... it was really lots of fun and we sat front row right behind the Las Vegas 51's pitchers and catchers... they were really nice and allowed me to take a few "extra-terrestial" photos! Bee's won, it was all good!
- After the game, we took a burger break at Hires Big H...... it's not a Whataburger but it was good!
- We took a trip to Park City to take advantage of the Alpine Slide..... fun fun fun we visited with our friends and the kids had fun playing with Gavin! Their front yard is a great background for some great pics!!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
A big thank you to our troops, the men and the women, that have and are continuing to fight for our many freedoms. Today is a special day to remember those who have sacrificed their lives to save ours.....they should be thought of daily..... all that we do and all that we say are products of the blood that has been shed to give us those rights. I am honored to be called an American and live in this amazing country. Thank you is not enough but I do want to express my appreciation for those who don't even know me but are fighting for me..... and my family...... You are truly heros!
Today being Memorial Day we as a family went to Chick fil A for lunch and then off to the popular Memorial Day hang out.... the movies! WE saw Iron Man and I have to tell you... it was just awesome! Loud and crazy super hero movies are fascinating to me! And Robert Downey Jr. has NOT lost his hottness factor! He is a, I mean the movie is a must see! :)
Friday, May 23, 2008
Oh what a glorious recovery. After my complete devastation of losing the title of 2008 American Idol, well I didn't lose it personally but I felt like I did when David Archuleta's name was not announced...... I was able to recover quicker than you can say "Eat More Chicken" thanks to the new Chick fil A that has opened just about 139 seconds away from me. It is the only chick fil a within 10 miles and is now my focus to help me get over the AI disappointment. Thank you Chick Fil A! I vow to visit often!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Ok.... so all of you can understand my utter disappointment that little David was not named 2008 American Idol. I have come to realize that there was I believe heavenly hands in this.... ok, so it sounds silly but come on..... he's too "good" for hollywood.... I do know that we will be seeing an Archie CD in stores soon.... but look at it this way..... he's not owned by FOX and he has more freedom to become more successful and sing what HE wants to sing..... so David, you will always be our American Idol.... with benefits!!! We all know WHO the more talented one was last night and it's not the crowned "winner"!!!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The dueling David's will find out tonight who is the next American Idol..... This is a tough one when you really stop and think about it..... I REALLY love little David Archuleta and want him to take the title I just do not want Hollywood to "TAKE" him. He is my choice for the next American Idol.....
David C....... I like him too..... he can be a little cocky at times but I really think he is talented in his own way..... I think with his ruggedness and experience he might could handle the HOLLYWOOD pressures.....
So is it "good" vs. "evil"???? My hubby seems to think so.....
Hmmmmmm..... we will find out tonight on...... AMERICAN IDOL (that's my Seacrest impersonation)
Vegas was nice..... a warm 110 but we just soaked it in......
Thursday, May 15, 2008
If you watched last nights Idol did you happen to notice the awesome radio station featured? That would be my hubby's station.... 101.5 The EAGLE..... David actually visited 2 stations but the EAGLE was THE only one featured!! You can imagine we are "flyin' high" right now!
Yesterday was an awesome one..... not only did David make us proud BUT I got to have lunch with 2 other American Idols and their "mini-me's"..... Chanda and Candice featuring AJ and Hayes....... look for their debut single in Zupa's soon!!! :) We had a great time visiting and being showered in gifts and fruit loops! I love those girls, they are tons of fun and it was so nice to have a little "girl" time! Thanks for including me you guys!!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tomorrow they are having a pep-rally at Murray High School for David's homecoming! You bet your diet coke WE will be there! I'll share pics so be sure to stay tuned!!!
On another cool note.... Alan and I are headed to Vegas in a couple of weeks for the AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS!!! I am sure I will be hanging with George, Tim, Faith, and Kenny.... so I will make sure I document my visits with snap shots..... HA HA I am sooooooooo excited..... this will be my first ACM award show!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Happy Birthday Rachel!!!!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The Maquire's are back in town......
SPIES like us.......
Lauren's double blind date......
Lauren's rockin' "girls pref"......
Tee opens her oh so awesome gifts from TEXAS.....
Alan, aka: Cody, makes the news, Fox news.....
Murray High School.....
MJ and Lan, Tony Hawkin' it up....
Da Valley Idol, LRC.......
Visit with Elder Hartman......
The Long and Short of the "boards".....
MJ's knew do......
DC shoes, all the hype......
HSM 3 starts filming May 3rd, stalking Zac/Troy........
Heading to the ACM's in Vegas baby..........
My Texas trip dilemma......
Got the swimsuit, flip flops, new do, big sunglasses, and even a tan.... just need the HEAT!!!!
And much, much more
Monday, April 7, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
We were able to attend our neighbors baptism a few Saturdays ago. It was really special. These are the neighbors that were first to welcome us into the area. I at the time assumed they were members and many times opened mouth and inserted foot about church. Their family started coming back to church the Sunday we were here---- BODY BAR...anyone.... I have been taking a class called Body Bar at the community center. It's quite a workout and yes I am very sore afterwards. It's lots of fun and its 7:30am-8:30am on Saturdays.... so i feel I have started my weekend off right!!---
Lauren was in Texas for a visit recently. She was able to see most of her friends and attend drill team competition in Burleson! While she was gone I went to her parent teacher conference. I was quite impressed considering I could never get her teachers to respond to me at Central. All the teachers at Bingham were available for 2 days in the gym. They all were set up in ABC order and we could go and discuss our kids grades.... grades are good....attendance not so much! She's working on it though!
Here at Daybreak elementary they have something called a "walking report card" for the kindergarteners. I didn't know what to expect but was quite impressed again. I went in and was able to sit with Landon for 1 1/2 hours seeing what he had learned by watching him complete a 7 page packet that included reading/comprehension, math with adding and subtracting and a couple of multplication problems, 2 word problems, and discoving he is apparently reading on a second grade level. I am really impressed with the schools so far... I was a little worried but they say that we are in a good area for schools.
We as a family were able to take a drive up to little cottonwood canyon and check out where the pioneers took the granite from the side of the mountain to build the SLC temple. We saw mountain goats as well..... it was a nice experience. We topped our day off by eating at the infamous Guadalahonkey's a Utah favorite for Mexican food, on a scale from 1-5 I give it a 3!
The kids and I went swimming at the South Jordan Rec center. It's like Keller point with the indoor slides and fountains. We had so much fun, the weird part, it was snowing while we were swimming...
Our Stake conference was interesting.... Alan was asked to give the opening prayer and Elder Pingree of the seventy was there. It was a great conference and was really focused on the youth which was awesome!
It got really warm here like 45 or so, we decided to roast marshmellows and make smores outside with our fire pit. It was so much fun.... the whole courtyard came out and the kids played!
Alan went to Nashville last week for the Coutry Radio Seminar... he was able to see some of his friends in the business and participate on a panel for texting. It was a fast trip and he was back in time for the Rascal Flatts concert which Landon and I attended. It started out with the whole family going then Lauren got a date, Makayla was invited to spend the night with a friend so Landon and I drove to Sandy and hopped on the TRAX to head to SLC. He was so excited to ride the train. The concert was awesome and I saw Jackie from afar... we waived and texted back and forth!!!
We had our enrichment Tuesday night, it was the RS bday party.... we all wore out PJ's and had pizza and ice cream, played "I NEVER", mixed and mingled.... it was fun!
We have been cooking out alot thanks to the weather...
The Buckle opened up in the district...... working details to come!!!
I finally signed Landon up for baseball. I saw signs that said "BINGHAM BASEBALL" sign ups call a certain number..... I talked to the baseball coach at Bingham and he referred me to the right person......long story short, Landon ended up on the same team as Sprencer, our neighbor whose dad was just baptized!!!
WHOOOOO! More to come later!!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Please forgive me, for I have NOT blogged. Everytime I think about posting I unthink it just as fast. I miss you all and I am going to attempt to catch you up on the last few weeks, here it goes..... We have been busy with school, school, school, and school. My normal everyday errands take up a little time as well. Alan and I had a date night and went to the big ol' town of Ogden. We went to the comedy club called Wiseguys...the morning show host for the the Eagle owns it and he invited us out to see Joel McHale, The Soup guy..... he was really funny, more so in person.... I guess because it was his own material and not written out and trying to be funny!! I really enjoyed it! We took a little family drive to Thanksgiving point to have some one on one time with the animals.....As you can imagine, the Longhorn really bonded with our family....being from Texas and all! We went to a Monster Truck Rally...... LOUD...... the kids LOVED it. Gymnastics college style was so much fun. It was held at the U and hosted U of U, SUU, and Utah State. We have two new members of our family, Max and Shadow. They are MICE, yes I said MICE. The kids earned money and this is what they deciced on. I will never say, You can buy whatever you want, again!!! You will notice a picture of Landon on the phone... he was talking to AUSTIN! (Just had to throw that in there) The mountains are of course still beautiful with lots of snow on top. Thankfully the snow is melting and the sun is shining. We are bustin' out the flip flops and shorts..... the kids are all over the place riding their bikes. One Saturday night we decided to take a drive to Bountiful to see the Temple at night.... it's beautiful. We were amazed on the drive up all the deer in the residential areas..... a hunters dream. On our way back we stopped at the most amazing frozen custard joint called, and I know this is why it's so good, Nielson's Frozen Yogurt...... YUMMY!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Just when we thought the snow was gone, we woke up to 11" on Sunday morning. As we drove our .25 miles to our church building (which starts at 9 am now, whoo hoo) and realized how deep it was we were very happy to have my 4 WD..... oh she is so good to me...... we were a little surprised to see half of the hand full of ppl that made it to church stuck in the parking lot....... wouldn't ya think a 4WD would be a must here? And they say TEXANS don't know snow...... well, maybe not but we sure are prepared! You can acually see some of Lauren's car in the pics but that wasn't the case earlier that morning. The Bishop cancelled the last 2 hours of church and requested that we go home, grab our shovels, and help clear the sidewalks and driveways for those who may have trouble....... the kids were excited to grab their shovels and help out around the area clearing sidewalks and of course playing in it! And Roxy was right in the middle of it!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Alan and I were blessed to attend the viewing of our beloved prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley. No words can describe the peace that was felt. It was truly a spiritual experience. President Hinckley will be missed but his legacy will live in all who loved him.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Austin Dixon is my best friend. We played t-ball and baseball together since we were 3. He lives in Texas still and I miss him alot! When I go to visit my Meme I always get to see him. I can't wait until he can come see me in UTAH. Austin is the bestest friend anyone could have. Go Red Sox!