Thursday, August 28, 2014

Violet starts Kindergarten!!

My sweet little Violet is off to Kindergarten!!!  I am sad that my little side-kick will be at school half a day but excited for her!  She has Mrs Peterson for a teacher and is so excited!!!
Off she goes!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Jenny Oaks Baker!!

Dorothy was lucky enough to participate in the Jenny Oaks Baker workshop, she had to learn a few songs and then they learned how to play them with more feeling and expression.  They put on a concert after the workshop, and Jenny played for about 30 minutes after the kids did.  She also talked about violin and what motivated her.  She was so amazing and such a wonderful example of a successful LDS woman.  She has been nominated for 2 grammy's and yet talks about how that is meaningless compared how important being a role of mother is.  She also talked about how her parents (apostle Dallin H Oaks) influenced who she became.  She said that the Lord has superseded any expectation she ever had for her life and she knows that is because she always tries to follow the spirit.  She does a few workshops a year and performs a few times a year as well.  She is one of the world's most talented violinists yet she chooses to stay home with her kids!  She is an amazing example of a woman to look up to!
She was so sweet and beautiful!

During the concert!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Off to School!!

Every year as Summer ends I am pretty much counting down the days till school starts!  I know most mom's cry, I celebrate!  My kids love to be busy and during the summer it just drags on too long!  I am soooo ready every Spring for school to end so I guess I am always ready for whatever is next!!!  Dorothy is starting 5th Grade and has Mrs Naccarato and Preston starts 2nd grade with Mrs Meacham!!
Off they go!!!

Little Ruby was not too happy about them leaving!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Liquid Gold!!!

After all Summer of collecting pollen out bees produced enough honey to take some!!!  They are thriving and doing so well that we had to add another box on top!  We only took two slats of honey and scraped it off with our tool, then put it through a colander and then through cheese cloth.  The honey is AMAZING!!!  If you have never had raw honey before words cannot describe how wonderful it is!!  I am really hopeful that our little bees will do even better next year!!
We ended up with about 6 half pints

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sundance full moon lift!

We decided it was time for a date night and our good friends Tori and Lewis were totally in!  We went to dinner at Sakura and then drove up to Sundance to ride the full moon chair lift.  It was surprisingly cold so Lewis had to borrow Tori's sweater!!  We had a wonderful time!!!