Friday, August 28, 2009

Daybreak update

We attended the association meeting for Daybreak and it was very interesting. It was great to hear the opinions of others and know that we are not alone in many of our frustrations. There were several women who attended that live right across from the lake. They had a list of things that have gone on over the summer and I thought I would share them with you.

1. They have caught skinny dippers almost every night of the summer.

2. The homeowners around the lake have to pick up the over flow from the trash bins as it blows up their streets.

3. There have been large drinking parties held there in the evenings.

4. Family reunions held at the lake

5. A Youth event held at the lake.

6. Kids swimming in lake with out swim diapers

7. In one day there were 80 cars parked on the road so a fire truck could not get through.

8 And my woman has had over 40 people knock on the front door of her home to ask to use her bathroom this summer.

Gotta love it people! Needless to say many solutions were given and the commitee will be making changes really fast. In a room of 60 people at the meeting the question was asked " How many of you have regularly used the lake this summer?" and only one person raised their hand. The reason why? Its too damn crowded for the residents to use!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Latest project

I have been a slacker about posting this fun little project. The day before the dry wallers were coming to finish the basement I decided I wanted a playroom under the stairs. A big thanks to Steve and our friend Matt who granted my wish. They changed the framing for it that night! I have a great neighbor who has her own vinyl business. I told her what I was thinking and she took the time to design the fish and saying for me. We found an old door at an antique store and cut it in half. I still need to build a little window some how and hang up a mailbox we got for it.

Caleb will even do his homework in here!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Daybreak users

Since I live in Daybreak I thought I would pass some info on to those of you that don't. There is going to be a final meeting next week to determine if "Daybreak ID cards" will be checked at all the outdoor facitilities.

Those of us that live in Daybreak pay a HUGE HOA every month that provides us with the use of the community center, our yards and sidewalks taken care of and a HUGE amount of it goes to the lake and parks. There has been a total uproar in the community as people have come from all over the valley to use our lake and beach. Often times it has been so busy we don't even stop to play. I even have a neighbor that has documented families unloading their children and a days worth of supplies to hang out at the beach.

I am totally one to share and I love having friends join us at the lake. But I will have to agree with many in the comminty who think it's getting a little out of control. When it gets to the point that our community feels like they can't use the facilities because they are too crowded it's time to do something about it. Just wanted those of you who use the facilities to be aware that you might get your ID checked in the near future. If you not a Daybreak memeber you may be asked to leave..pass the info on!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Our comings and goings

These guys started school two weeks ago! They are in year round school. We now have a 2nd, 4th and 6th grader. We love each of their teachers. Caleb has been offered the opportunity from his teacher to do his math assignments ahead of time. This will allow him and another student to work on a film that will be entered in the district film contest at the end of the year.
We have been working on putting our armor on each day!
We have another seamstress in the house! Alexa had been dying to learn how to sew. We have started with a few hand sewing projects.
Showing of her wristbands that she made. So cute! She made them for several girsl at school....the FLOWER POWER GANG!

This little guy was entertained for an hour and a half with salt dough. I kept asking myself that afternoon why I had not thought of this much earlier!!! I pulled out a pizza cutter, spatula and cookie cutters. It was heaven for him and me!!!

Basic Salt Dough Recipe


  • 1 cup of fine salt
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of water (may add more)


  • In a large bowl, combine the salt and the flour
  • Make a well in the salt/flour mixture and add the water
  • Knead until smooth and shape into a ball
  • When not in use, wrap in plastic or store in an airtight container
  • You may want to add a teaspoon or two of vedg. oil this will help it not stick to things.
  • The batch I made was 4 times this. That seemed to be a good amount.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Today I have such a thankful heart for my three little monkeys. You could not have convinced me 4 years ago that I would marry a man with 3 kids. Now I can't imagine it any other way. I can trully say that every moment in my life prepared me to be a mother to them. It was meant to be. I have not been myself lately due to lots of different medications I am on. Sometimes I feel like I am just too hard on them and I don't know if it's the meds talking or me :). A while back I decided to just let the little things go.....Currently I have a dirty kitchen floor, I have wet laundry sitting in the washing machine and I am pretty sure there is still underwear sitting on the kid's bathroom floor. Letting the little things go has given me time to enjoy the special moments with the kids like........

Alexa verbally acting out how she thinks Nephi's brothers talk when they are complaining (rofl when she was doing it)

Watching Jonah talk to the dogs when he thinks no one is looking..."Rookie you have such big eyes and I love you, I love you, I love you" (in a high pitched voice)

Seeing Caleb excited to go to school each morning to be on Safety Patrol

These are the moments that light up my life and make every hard thing melt away! Letting the laundry go and the syrup on the floor stay allows me to cherish it all!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My own Vidal Sasoon

I am known for always changing my hair color. You would think the kids would be used to it.

This morning Jonah was watching me do my hair in the bathroom.
He looked at my hair very puzzled and said "So you died your hair red?".
I said "Yep" and then he said "and you meant to do it?"

I guess Jonah doesn't approve of the new hair-do!