Friday, July 17, 2009

ZUMBA- my new obsession!

Just try this.....and picture doing it for a solid hour. SO FUN!! And a whole lotta booty shakin!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

4th of July Pics

I heart the 4th of July! When I was a kid, we were in the Murray parade because my dad was a volunteer Fireman. We would ride in the truck and throw candy out to the other kids. This year, with my kids at that same parade, I had to get the picture of the Murray firetruck passing.

We had a busy but fun day. Easton was working with the Murray Youth Chamber of Commerce, and walked the entire parade route passing out flags. Then he worked at Murray Park at a booth putting tattoos on kids all morning and afternoon!

I'd bother giving you the Jello recipe for the dessert above, but it was way more work than it was worth. I also did Pioneer woman's Jalapeno Bacon wraps.....oh wow. We did the traditional BBQ at my Grandma's and watched the Murray fireworks from her lawn. The kids had a great day!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Easton conducting Honors Band!

In a post below, I talked about how Easton received the Clove award for Music at Hillcrest Jr. High! In his final Honors Band concert this year, there was a big surprise in the concert. For the last song, Easton conducted the band! He didn't tell me or anyone we invited that he was doing this so it was a huge surprise! Eric knew, but that was it. Here's a video from that night. You'll notice at the beginning Easton's band teacher was really emotional talking about the class. It's wonderful to know that Easton has such wonderful mentors at his school and teaching him such great things!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

stop and smell the fya-yees

well, that's what Jane calls them, anyway.
fya-yees = flowers.

She loves going through the yard, smelling (and unfortunately picking) the flowers. I can't trust her alone with a special plant for a minute or every flower would be beheaded. But it's fun to see hear soak in nature!

PS. If you're wondering, that's feverfew!

my new favorite thing

My parents got me the Jack LeLanne Juicer for my birthday, and we have used it every day since. My produce bill has gone (way) up, but we're drinking pure juice instead of concentrated. The kids LOVE it. We've gone through more apples, oranges, pineapple, carrots, and yes, even cucumbers than I can imagine. I highly recommend it!