Friday, June 25, 2010


A couple of weeks ago we took a hike to see some waterfalls that only happen every few years. The Gunlock reservoir overflows and it creates these beautiful waterfalls. It was breathtaking. The kids had fun wading in the water and hiking around. I felt like we were in some tropical location like Hawaii. It was lots of fun.
I was trying out a new lens I got for Christmas on my camera so I took lots of pictures especially of the girls since they were with me most of the time. As soon as we got back to the car it started to rain...really hard. It was a fun Saturday spent as a family and always our hearts were missing Wyatt. I couldn't help but think of how hard this hike would have been keeping a 2 year old out of the water and safe. Oh, how we miss our Wyatt.

Tyler and Derek hiked to the top.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

You'll be in my heart

We had the wonderful opportunity to go see Tarzan at Tuacahn last night. What an amazing show!! I would highly recommend anyone and everyone to see it. It's truly fabulous. I have seen many shows at Tuacahn but I have to say this is on the top of the list of favorites for me. It's simply amazing! You will have to see it to understand what I'm talking about.

There is a song that I call my Wyatt song. When I first heard it a few months ago while listening to the soundtrack I fell in love with the lyrics and decided it was my Wyatt song. Though I had heard this song before it takes on so much more meaning to me since Wyatt's death. I have shed many tears while listening to this song and held back those tears last night. Love these words because they are sooooo true!

You'll be in my heart

This bond between us
can't be broken
I will be here
Don't you cry

'Cause you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more
You'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be here
in my heart always......

I love Hollyhocks...they are so beautiful!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer "do"

This post is for Emily's grandma that wanted to see her new haircut. Emily has wanted her hair cut for a long time now. This morning I woke her up and told her to get dressed because I had a surprise for her. She had no idea where I was taking her and was excited when we pulled up to my very talented friends house that does hair. This is the haircut Emily has wanted for so long. I think it will be a fun "do" for the summer and the best part about it is she LOVES it!
I love the back.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer fun

Part of our daily schedule each day we do something fun. So far we have gone swimming a couple of times, planted sunflower seeds and made these bracelets. Tyler spent the day golfing with his dad so we decided to do a girly thing for our fun activity today. I found this idea from the Idea Room. Click here if you want the directions. She has lots of other great ideas that we are going to try this summer along with a bunch of other ones I've come up with. This was a really simple and fun project and my girls had a lots of fun making them.

Monday, June 7, 2010


I finally had a moment tonight to update a few things that the kids have done the past month. Most pictures are from my phone so the quality is really bad. For some reason I kept forgetting my camera...oh, well. We were very busy in May with lots of performances. Here are a few.

Tyler played in band this year. He was part of the percussion section and he really enjoyed it. He hauled his percussion kit to school each day on his bike. It was not a little thing. I wish I would have gotten a picture of him with his backpack tied to the back of his bike and the huge percussion kit strapped on his back. We were so proud of what he has learned and how well he did in his concert. He liked percussion so much that he is going to do it again next year. Emily performed in the play Alice and Wonderland at her school. She was the Dodo bird and did a great job. She had a bigger part than we thought. She even had a couple of solo singing parts. She did a wonderful job.

Emily had an end of year violin concert. She did great. She is one of those blurred yellow shirts. :) Got to love phone cameras. We are so proud of her and how hard she has worked to learn the violin.

Hayley graduated from preschool. This is actually a picture I took last August when she started school and didn't know I had it on my phone. She loved preschool this year and especially enjoyed this fun house that was built into the preschool. She will miss the friends she made and she will especially miss her awesome teacher.

Dance review

Emily had her end of year dance review. It's such a special night where she gets to be escorted out by her dad and then they have a daddy daughter dance to butterfly kisses. After the dance with the dads they get to perform all the dances they have learned through the year. It was a really nice that will be remembered.

Dancing to "Butterfly Kisses". She is growing up way too fast!

Some fun..

When we went up north for mothers day the girls had fun dressing up with their cousins.

We have some of the greatest friends. We feel so blessed that they are in our lives. For memorial day we spent the evening amongst some of them. There was great food and lots of fun had by all.

Hayley LOVED the slide.

Slide train.