Sunday, June 28, 2009

Kindness Matters

I take dinner to my grandparents on Sunday afternoons and while I was there today the young men came to bring them the sacrament. My grandparents are pretty much home bound now and haven't been able to attend church for years. I was so glad that I was able to be there for this as I was touched by the willingness of these young men aged 16-17 and the kindness they showed my grandparents. They didn't just come in and get down to business. They visited with them a little and asked how they were doing and you could tell that they had been there before. They even hugged them when they left. When theses boys offered the prayers to bless the bread and water the spirit was so strong that I could never deny it. My eyes teared up and I was so thankful to these two young teenage boys who had taken the time to do this for my grandparents. There are good people in the world and kind acts of service are rendered every day. I am just glad that I got to witness this one. Thank you to all of the young men in the world who take the time to do this. I hope you know how great we all think you are. Keep up the good work!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sweet little girl

Would you take a look a look at this sweet little girl. She is just a sweetheart as well. She has such a calm little personality and she is so gentle. Maybe I'm just used to boys? We got to watch her yesterday and it was delightful. Of course I had to fix her hair and we made a hair flower to match her outfit. She was quite the little helper and pushed the broom, and dust mop around the house. It was great!!! Take a look at all of those gorgeous curls she has. She is a beauty that's for sure. Love ya Tatum.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Fun day for me

Okay, so I'm not a foot model or anything but I got a pedicure yesterday with a friend and it was so nice to put my feet up and relax. Especially after doing 20 casseroles the day before with the boys. I really don't treat myself to this very often, maybe twice a year but I sure enjoyed it. I got something patriotic with the 4th in mind. Check out my red, white & blue.
Then later that evening I met a friend for a treat. This was a friend from ShowLow that I haven't seen in years. We served in Primary together and it was just really great to get out and visit with the girls. There were others who went also and so it was just fun! I was feeling a little blah, I think just tired plus I had worked that day. I stuck a hair flower in my hair and it's amazing how that can just pick you up and add some cheerfulness to your whole being. Atleast it did for me. Camdon took my picture with the flower in because it was so pretty.
Thanks Camdon! Love my boys!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Weekend getaway

This past weekend we had a much needed getaway. It was great! We got lots of rest and relaxation. Every year at our anniversary we debate as to whether we should celebrate Father's Day or our anniversary. This year we took the kids with us and had a blast with them.
Camdon and I overlooking the balcony.
Richard and I looking a wee bit red. Lots of time by the pool will do that to you.

10 hours of sun + no sunscreen = very painful sunburn.
Not very smart on my part. This picture really doesn't do it justice but trust me when I say that I am hurting in a bad way.

We enjoyed watching HGTV and all of the home shows.
Trevon walking up to the resort we stayed in.
This is a view of the courtyard, it was a really beautiful place. Very family friendly. They had two pools and one was designed with kids in mind. They had a lazy river that floated around the resort. This is where I spent the majority of my time, reading on the lazy river. I was able to finish my book but with that came the really painful sunburn. They also have a 100 ft water slide there. We all enjoyed that, especially the kids.
Richard & the boys.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

This post is dedicated to the top 3 men in our lives.
First, to Richard who is such a great dad! He devotes so much of himself to our children and it certainly does not go unnoticed. The boys think the world of their dad! He is fun and crazy and joins right in with them. He is not afraid to try anything and loves to spend all the time he can with them. He is the best!!!!
To my Dad, whom I think is pretty wonderful! This is a dad who always sacrificed for his kids. He would often go without so that his kids could have the things they needed. One thing I really got from my Dad was the importance of spending time together as a family. We took lots of camping trips and a family vacation every year. These are great memories for me. He is kind hearted and loving. He loves to spend time with his family.

To Richards dad who still serves his family with everything that he has. This is a man who never stops. He is not only doing for his family each and every day but for his friends, neighbors, someone on the street and the list goes on. He taught Richard the value of hard work and has done this by example his entire life. He is gentle and kind and we are glad to have him in our lives.
We love you all, have a happy fathers day!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

16 years

Today is our anniversary. We have been married for 16 years. I am wondering where the time has has just flown by.
Richard has been such a wonderful husband. Every year I think how lucky I am to have someone like him. He takes good care of me and our children and loves me to pieces.
One thing about Richard, he has never really had hobbies. Our whole marriage he has never had 'things' that take him away from home. At times I have even encouraged this but his response is always the same. "I just want to be with my family" We are his hobbies and if it doesn't involve me or the boys he is just not interested in it.

Thank you for being so wonderful and for loving me completely!
I love and adore you!

Forever, Marcy

I love this

This was a special order that the boys received and I just love it. I want one for my house. The person that ordered it got it for her husband for Father's Day. What a great idea.
Check out the boys blog to read the meaning behind it.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Trevon's robot

Family members were invited to come down and view the robots that the kids had built in action. Jaron, Camdon & myself were able to go and it was really cool.
Here is Trevon with the robot his group built. They named it 'Omega'

Here are the kids who attended.

There was a 9 year old in the class who is going into 9th grade next year. Trevon said he was super smart.
Jaron checking out the student lounge area.
Camdon checking the place out.
Trevon & Mom
Big man on campus.

A short video of their robot. It didnt make it through the maze but it was the only robot to pick up the ball on the first try. Actually only one robot made it through the maze. It is alot harder than it looks.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Trevon attends ASU

A few months ago Trevon applied for a summer program at ASU. It is in the Engineering program there and he really wanted to attend it. He had to fill out an application, write an essay, get a letter of recommendation from a teacher, submit his transcripts just to apply to the program. I thought this was such a good experience for him as practice for his future college years. Well, he was accepted into the program. Only 25 students got in. We are very proud of him and his desire to learn. He started yesterday and they got to build a robot similar to Wall-E. Of course when I asked him what his favorite part of the day was he said 'lunch'. Go figure.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Richard & Trevon * Scout Camp

Last week Richard took the week off work to go to Scout Camp with Trevon & many others. They actually combined with another ward in our stake and there were approximately 25 scouts in all. Below are the boys that went from our ward.
They had many classes throughout the week where they got to work on merit badges.
They were up near the Rim and it was beautiful there as you can see.

Getting ready to raise the flag in camp.

Saluting the flag
There was a lake right where they were camped and they did lots of canoeing.
Headed down to the lake. This was their view. So lucky!

This is what it looks like out on the canoe. I think I want to go next year.
Trevon doing a little fishing.
This is the life of a boy scout. Pretty ruff, eh?

Pirates of the Pueblo

Camdon attended Cub Scout Day Camp this past weekend. They were Pirates of the Pueblo. He had a fabulous time hanging out with all of the other cubs. There was lots of water balloon throwing which they really love at this age.
They did bb guns, and archery shooting, swimming, crafts, games & more each of the 3 days he attended.
It was a great experience for him and I am so glad that he was able to go. I got to attend one of the days and that was lots of fun. Another cool thing about it was that because we are a small pack they combined us with another pack. It just happened by chance that they put us with my parents ward where my Dad is the CubMaster. He attended the same day that I did so Camdon had his Mom and his Grandpa there. How cool is that? I didn't get a picture with us but should have. As it was I took these with my cell phone. Forgot my camera that day.

The archery was his favorite.

I am not sure if you can tell but he is holding his booty bag above which he did in the craft room. He did the sewing on it on his own.
This was a race where they had to blow a ball down the lane with a straw.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Mighty Change of Heart

Jaron had the opportunity to attend Youth Conference a week ago.
The theme was 'A Mighty Change of Heart'
Grandma & Grandpa Turley were there as cooks.

Jaron & Jordan

Just a kid at heart!
Saying hello to his Grandma
and he told me didnt dance.
Hanging out with friends.
He had lots of fun.
It was in a beautiful location as you can see.
Grandma & Grandpa Turley