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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Taylor and Cheyanne decided they wanted to be pirates this year. I was able to find matching shirts and pajama bottoms at Target and we bought some material for the headbands and sashes at Walmart. The girls cut out their own headbands and sashes and then strung beads to wear in their hair and on the headbands. Cheyanne even made a headband and beads for Monkey. Halloween morning Taylor was up at 4:30 and Cheyanne was up at 5:30 so they could do their hair and makeup before school. As always Darin had the most fun trick or treating. He loves to have any chance to socialize with the neighbors and meet new people. I don't know what Darin will do when the girls don't want to go with him anymore. I think that the girls costumes this year turned out the best yet and the best part is they can also wear them as jammies. Dang, they are cute.

Utah Museum of Natural History

Utah Museum of Natural History

We had the chance to go to the Museum of Natural History at the the University of Utah last month. Once a year they open up the basement so you can see everything that is either to delicate to put on display or they just don't have the room to display it. The moccasin in the picture is over a thousand years old. It was found in a cave by the Great Salt Lake. The girls also had the chance to find out what was in Owl pellets. Taylor found a rat skeleton, skull and all. Cheyanne found a vole or mouse skeleton also with a skull. It was an incredible experience. We were able to ask lot's of questions and take our time looking at everything. Cheyanne was in heaven between all the rocks and fossils. It was one family field trip we will be talking about for years to come.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Nightmare on 13th Haunted House

Friday night I went to my friend Brenda's 16th birthday party and we went to Nightmare on 13th. In total there was 9 of us who went, 3 of them were guys. When everyone was at Brenda's house we had ice cream and we went and jumped on her tramp for about 10 minutes and then it started raining. When we went in the haunted house they had a place where you waited, it was called Nightmare Theater. In the main part of the haunted house there was about 35 rooms. Most of them were scary, some you just got annoyed with, they had some mazes and it took our train of 9 people quite a while to get out of. The guys screamed harder, louder, and more often than all 6 of the girls did. It was pretty hilarious. We were only in the haunted house for about and hour and it seemed like 5. The sleepover after was fun we had lots of candy and watched She's the Man. - TAYLOR

Diabetes Family Camp

Last weekend, I went to Family Camp where the little kids who have diabetes go with their families and stay a weekend. The kids can have fun while seeing other kids who have diabetes, and the parents go to education classes to learn more on how they can help their kids. I was on program staff which means that I got to help with the activities. The kids were separated into age groups. The 7 and up kids went and did archery, 3-7 did the activities, and the 0-3 kids had daycare which I was what I did. Daycare was really fun I got to play with the kids. The theme was pirates, so the kids got to make treasure maps, decorate shirts and hats, and also pencil boxes. We went on a night hike with flashlights, and we had a carnival, I did bubble blowing, and we watched Princess Bride, and Muppet's Treasure Island. We also had a relay race and you had to put a lot of different things in a pillowcase, mostly diabetes supplies, and one of the program assistants, David, dressed up as a pirate and called things out and the kids had to run what he called out up to him. It was a blast! - TAYLOR

I have been learning about fossils at school so I was really excited when I found this fossil behind my house. I was rock hunting with my dad and found a cool rock and looked over and saw the FOSSIL!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

The moth adventure

This summer I have been fascinated by catching moths and butterflies. My dad caught me a really cool moth when he was helping his friend Aaron move. It's wings were spotted like a giraffe they were yellow with black spots. The body was like a bee with yellow and black stripes, and the head was red. Unfortunately it died, which made me really sad. - CHEYANNE

Red Robin before the Spa

Taylor was having none of our shenanigans.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Day At the Spa

The Wednesday before school started up again Grandma treated us to a spa day where we went and got our nails done. This was an event marking our last Girls Day Out for the summer. We also went to Red Robin and had lunch. It was Cheyanne's first time getting her nails done professionally she said, "It was fun and relaxing, I'm glad I did it."

First Couple Weeks Of School

My first couple weeks of high school have been awesome!!! I have been loving every moment of it, except for the pile of homework I get every night, besides that i've loved having the freedom, and different atmosphere of high school. -TAYLOR

Monday, August 18, 2008

Here is my first day of 10th grade picture.


First Day of School

The first day was fun. It was nice to see Dakota again. My new teacher's name is Mr. Partridge. I get to go to a brand new school this year. They are still working on the school putting on the finishing touches. Today they were putting the base boards on and putting together other rooms. I hope the computers get delivered soon. I hope the rest of the year will be fun.


First Day of School

The first day of school was fun and interesting. I can't believe I am in High school. It was nice to see how all of my friends have changed over the summer. Today was an A day I had US History Honors, EMS, Seminary, lunch, and Spanish 3. Tomorrow is a B day and I have Biology, Fitness, Algebra 2 Honors, lunch, and English Honors. I think it is going to be a good year.
P.S. don't you just love my outfit. - TAYLOR