Thursday, May 22, 2008

Yard work....

So I feel that I haven't properly blogged for a while, now that there are no Jazz games keeping me up late and stressing, I haven't made a moment to sit. So here I am both kids asleep at 2:00 in the afternoon, leaving me a moment to think husband. Can I just brag for a moment?? Every time I step out into our yard, I am reminded how hard my husband works, we have the cutest yard (he'd kill me if he knew i said our yard was cute).


(Out the front door)
Often times at church or neighborhood functions I am asked what we do to our yard to make it so green and lush. Little do they all know, I would be the last to ask on the subject. Growing up I looked at yard work as the worst thing you could ever do, I would beg my Mom to let me do ANYTHING in the house to get out of yard work. Now my outlook has changed a bit, its still not my favorite thing, but seeing the fruits of matt's labor has changed my opinion. He is so good to come home water the flowers, and clean up the trash that the Lehi winds brought in, and he just so perfectly arranges things that makes our yard look so great.

(These are our peppers, Matt has become Farmer Smith, also planting corn, tomatoes, broccoli, pumpkins, and squash. YUMMY YUMMY SUMMER FOOD!!!)
Last Saturday he was changing some of the sprinkler heads, and I was just so amazed at how quick and effortlessly he did everything. I knew Matt was great at what he does, but it just reaffirms my thoughts of him when I can see him and his talents in action. And I wish I had better pictures for you all to see what he can truly do, he builds the most amazing waterfalls, he makes them look as if you moved your house right next to a natural river and forest. We are so lucky to have a great husband and dad to make our family look like we know what we are doing. So THANK YOU Matt for the fabulous house and yard. Saige and I love sitting by our water rock and listening to the water splash on to the cobble, all while we are eating our oranges and watching the boys across the street play on their tractors. You make our life wonderful!! WE LOVE YOU!!! Oh and Mom for the record-- I don't hate yard work anymore, its not that bad, and the little that I currently do is kind of therapeutic so now I see why you have enjoyed it for so many years, take out that frustration on those dang weeds.

( I love this tree, when we moved in it was so sad, hardly had leaves and just looked neglected NOW its loves us back)

(This is our basalt rock, its core drilled and has a pump that pushes water out the center and makes lovely sounds for Saige, Milo and Me to enjoy, it also brings perfect strangers to our yard, taking pictures, one day I will take theirs back!!)

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Well I am not quite sure where to begin. This is our where i'd insert a confused face- Mixed in with a little bit of disappointment, sadness, and shock. The blame could go out to so many aspects of the game, but what it boils down to is the Lakers wanted it more, and Kobe (as much as I don't want to admit it) is AMAZING. I truly feel 17 is now my unlucky number, I have never thought that there was ever an unlucky number for me but now I do. No matter what happened, it felt like the Jazz couldn't get passed a 17 point deficit. They would slowly get a few points closer then I'd blink and it was back down to 17, THE NEVER ENDING 17 and then tried playing catch up ALL GAME LONG!!! That was until the last 5 minutes of the 4Th quarter. Jazz started scoring, had their best defense of the game, and actually got pretty close to tying/winning, but it just wasn't their game. I must say I still had a good time and was so grateful for Jen, who did her darnedest to get those tickets (GREAT JOB JEN!!) but man how much would I have loved to see the Jazz take this thing. I will still love the Jazz, and maybe they are just waiting for us to buy season passes to take the championship, and then they will show the world how great they really are.Thanks Beau and Jen for coming with us we had a blast, (even the beer all over my legs was exciting!!) And thank you Candace and Connie for watching the kids, and chickens.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Kobe who?....

As if life isn't stressful enough, the amazing Jazz have tied the series against the Lakers 2-2. And on top of that their games are way too late for me to really be up and watching but I am to addicted and I'd be to worried to sleep anyways so I stay up, intensely watching my amazing men. And now I am so excited we were able to get tickets for game 6 back here and i am hoping and praying we win wed night. So everyone cross your fingers, say your prayers, wear your lucky underwear, dont shower, whatever your goodluck charm may be DO IT!!! And cheer them on wed and fri!!