Saturday, June 27, 2009

Which Power Ranger was your favorite?

Treygan chose a Power Rangers movie from the library the other day and has become obsessed with it! Treygan has never been the type of kid who really gets into any specific thing; nonetheless, he has been doing "tricks" all around the house and fighting "evil." Here is the conversation that occurred after watching the movie for probably the 3rd or 4th time:

T: Mom, I'm gonna fight evil.

M: Okay.

T: Can I get out of bed when it's night and go outside and fight evil?

M: No.

T: Why? Will I get arrested?

M: No, but I might. Or, you might get hurt or kidnapped.

T: That won't happen to me. Just wait and see mom...I've got skills.

Go, go Power Rangers!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


"I wish to say without equivocation that a woman will find no greater satisfaction and joy and peace and make no greater contribution to mankind than in being a wise and worthy woman and raising good children."

-Spencer W. Kimball (former Prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Oh My Wordy...Justin's Thirty!

Justin turned 30 at the beginning of this month and I made sure it was a memorable birthday! Sadly, this is the only picture that didn't turn out fuzzy. It was taken on his actual birthday. I made him a chocolate chocolate chip cheesecake from scratch that we enjoyed as a this pic he's about to blow out his candles. The same weekend I threw a surprise party for him that I was sure he knew about given the many times Treygan kept saying things about daddy's party; but, he swears he didn't know a thing...maybe he's just humoring me? He says he must just be dense :) We had several couples over at a neighbor's house to play bingo, eat great food and open awesome gag gifts including laxatives, nair with women's bikini bottoms and a few more that may be too embarassing to mention. All in all, I think it was a great birthday and he seems to be dealing with his old age well :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Junior all star and mini diva

Trey played tee-ball again this year and Brooklyn had her first dance recital. Exciting times for the Prices!

He's so proud of his trophy

all geared up to catch
Coach Justin in action

Both of us in our costumes (the staff does a dance too)

Daddy met her with flowers after her performance

waiting patiently backstage

with her friend from class
You may not notice in this picture, but just before this, she
decided to entertain herself with my makeup bag...her lipstick
is very dark and not quite straight!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More Michigan

While the circumstances of my trip to Michigan were a bummer, there were still good times to be had with my family:

Scarlett and Taylee at my mom's. They're only 3 months apart.
Rachel and her monster at the hotel pool, her monkey was too busy going down the waterslide to get a picture.

Marley, Dana, Afton and Taylee

Tay and Scarlett at the pool

Grayson thouroughly enjoying his cupcake.

Tay and Grandpa Hardie at the HP parade.

Fia checkin' out her parade treasures.

Taylee LOVED the parade...I'm sure a sucker had nothing to do with it!

Taylee and Scarlett watching in the wagon.

Needless to say, this is what the trip did to Taylee........

Monday, June 1, 2009

Grandma Staub

This is the last picture I have with my grandparents in it. It was taken at Taylee and Scarlett's baby blessing in November 2007. Two weeks ago, I received an unexpected call that my Grandma Staub had passed away. The following day Taylee and I were on a flight to Michigan. It was a strangely familiar scene as I was there only 14 months before for my Grandpa's funeral.

Grandma Staub was an exceptional woman. I have nothing but warm, happy memories associated with her, like the time I spent a bit of the summer with them and I felt very homesick, she took me to the store and bought me a new, bright green and pink dress. It felt strange to travel to her home in Roscommon, Michigan knowing that I wouldn't be greeted with a cozy grandma hug. While the rest of my family mourned for their loss, I mourned for what I've missed. I felt very sad that my children didn't get to know her like the other great grandkids did. They knew her and loved her, but I just felt it wasn't the same. It made me miss my family. But thank goodness I have the knowledge of eternal families and really it's all thanks to her and my grandpa who joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints many years ago. I'm grateful for the peace I feel knowing she's serving the Lord right now alongside her husband.

I miss her.