Friday, July 17, 2009

A day in SLC!

The boys and I went to Salt Lake to hang out for a day. We had so much fun!
Here are some of my favorite pictures on temple square:

Can you tell how much they loved the water at Gateway?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

It's been 22 years ...

since I met the man of my dreams ...

We met 22 years ago this very day. Little did I know I would fall in love and marry Michael Medsker. Oh yes, he'll tell you ... that I chased him and I was everywhere he was that night. Hey, he was cute! (not that I'm confirming his side of the story!) But it just sorta ended up that way! I'm glad ... I don't know what my life would be like with out him. On our first date, we saw fireworks ... really ... it makes me think of that Brady Bunch episode where Peter falls for this gal and he sees fireworks. lol! It was great! Mike has always been quite a gentleman ... and still is as a matter of fact! I love that about him! He always makes me feel special. When we were dating and going to Weber State, he would carry my art portfolio for me and that thing was huge! He would also write me cute love notes in the Signpost when we passed before our next class began. I still remember seeing him walking to meet me ... bright sunny morning, handsome guy, the sun coming up ... he just seemed to glow!
I guess I was in love!

He has always been handsome! I don't see that ever changing! He has a great smile that I love!

He is also very adventurous and likes to include me on those adventures; sometimes to my dismay! But I can say, I've seen some beautiful places that I would have never experienced otherwise.

Mike has a great sense of humor. Like the time when Sydney and I went outside for a minute and when we came back in, he had dressed the Guinea Pig in this cute outfit! I was dying laughing!

And believe it or not, he does like to put his feet up once in a while. Mike is a hard worker and does his best in every aspect of his life.

Mike, you are amazing!
You are a great husband and father!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fruits & Veggies, Yum!

This week I tried something new! It's called Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op. I heard about it from our Bishop's wife (Thanks, Mary!). I thought I would give it a try so I ordered a basket of fruit/veggies. It was great and I ended up getting lots of yummy things ... lettuce, bananas, cantelope, broccoli, 6 nectarines, 5 tomatoes, 5 apricots, 14 plums, potatoes, 3 bags cherries, carrots, 5 white onions. I thought it was well worth the cost of $15. You can also order bread. I was excited about it! When I came home with my basket of stuff, the boys were just starting to look for some breakfast. Nate ended up eating a carrot and some other fruit. Josh went straight for the apricot (although he keeps calling them avacados), then plum, then cherries. Brandon wasn't all that thrilled about it because I didn't get any strawberries. lol! Josh has kept eating fruit throughout the day which I am excited about! :D Yay for healthy eating!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mom, when I grow up ...

I want to be ...

A wood carver, a pilot, or a blimp driver.

By Joshua Medsker

PS A blimp driver is someone who pilots a blimp like in the movie "Up"

Monday, July 6, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Temple

On Friday we went to see the Oquirrh Mountain Temple Open House. We were able to see a short movie about temples and why they are so important. There were a lot of poeple visiting and we were able to enjoy the surrounding beauty of the temple grounds for a while. The boys were very patient as we inched closer and closer to the entrance. The inside of the temple was amazing! Not only because of how beautiful it was, but because of the peaceful beautiful spirit that was so abundant. The temple has such an amazing spirit there ... even when you are walking through sharing the moment with hundreds of other people. It's a feeling of warmth and goodness, love, gratitude, holiness, and peace all wrapped into one. It's hard to describe with words. The temple is a place you have to experience yourself and then you will know. I am so grateful for temples! I know it is the House of the Lord. I'm grateful to enter there and make sacred covenants and participate in sacred ordinances. I know these things are eternal in nature. I know that the family is central to our Heavenly Father's Plan of Happiness ... because of the temple, I can have my family forever. What a great blessing in my life!

Golfing Anyone?

Mike signed the boys up for some golf lessons. They were so excited! On the way to the first lesson, Josh said, "So, how do I hold the golf club?" I told him that is what he is going to learn. They had a great time!

Initial instruction with the group:

Nate taking a swing:

Nice one Brandon!

Josh getting a little help: