Tuesday, October 16, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 41

A fun week....last cross country race of the season, a fall festival, lots and lots (and Lots) of rain, and life is good.  Take a look at our week. . .
Sunday was General Conference for our church--The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Miss O and her roommates were able to attend in person for one of the Sunday sessions.  Here they are with one of her cute roommate's little sister.  

We have had a lot of rain this week.  6 inches Sunday night.  This falls never happens unless we have tons of rain, so we went on a walk to see the falls this week.  Later in the week, you couldn't even walk where we did because it was underwater we had so much more rain

Mr J has been begging me to make cinnamon rolls, and it finally happened!  My favorite (and the quickest and easiest) are these Flaky Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls--from (of course) Mel's Kitchen Cafe...no yeast, no rising.  You can make them and be eating them in less than an hour.  So good!

More and more rain this week.  This is a picture of our side yard...there is not supposed to be any water here at all, but we have had so much rain, that we have a lake in our side yard.  Thankfully it didn't get close to the house or in the basement.

Final cross country race for the season for this guy.  He did awesome.  Passed this guy at the end to get a medal and ended his season in the top 10 in the league.

Final cross country race for this girl.  She works so hard and her team got league champs for the 3rd year in a row!  WooHoo!  Now she is ready for basketball--her real love!  (but we have about a month until that starts, so that is good)

Love this!   Congratulating each other.  Makes my heart happy.

Our fall festival was this weekend.  It was kind of cold, but thankfully no rain.  Had a fun parade, got some yummy food, and enjoyed being together.  Life is good.

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you had a great week!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 40

Homecoming week is always busy and lots of fun.  We love our small town, the parades, activities, our schools and the awesome people who help and teach our kids!  Take a look at our week. . .
For our church youth group the kids made bottle rockets and then set them off.  Lots of fun!

During homecoming week, each day has a different theme that you can dress up as, one day this week was Fab Family Day where you could dress like a member of your family, Miss E chose to dress like Ben :)  

Cross Country race #1 for the week.  In Mr J's race, they had 10 medals.  He was running in 11th place most of the race.  During the last 50 yards he sprinted ahead of the number 10 runner and beat him right before the finish line.  It was awesome to see.  My mom is cheering him on in the background in the white hat.  Go Mr J go!

Cross country race #2 for the week.  Miss E and her team rocked their race!  Their team got 1st place and she got 5th place personally.  Woohoo!

Homecoming parade.  Miss E is the Junior Class President, and so she is in charge of the junior class float.  They had the grim reaper, a graveyard and the buried wildcat :)  

The cross country team pushed the old truck of their 76 year old coach, Mr J is back there pushing.  He has been the coach for 50 years and has had the same truck :)

General Conference was this weekend for our church--The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  We have it twice a year and receive guidance and direction from our worldwide leaders.  It is always a wonderful weekend!

Miss O and her friends at the football game this weekend.  Lots of fun!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week!

Monday, October 1, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 39

We had a good week.  Finally feeling like fall!  I love fall.  Cross country this week, helping at a soup kitchen, family time in the city, a yummy new ice cream place.  It was a good week.  Take a look. . .
Mr J helping serve at a local soup kitchen which we like to help at once a month.

Cross country meet for the week...Mr J did awesome!  He runs a 2 mile race for middle school.

Miss E's cross country meet for the week...she also did awesome!  Running a 5K is not my idea of fun, and I sure admire these kids for doing it!

Ben was able to join me at this meet.  It was fun to be there all together.

Friday night we headed up to the city to the Temple to do some service as a family.  It was great to be there together.

Afterwords Miss E had seen this video of an ice cream place in downtown KC that makes all their own unique ice cream--Betty Rae's, so we tried it out.  We got The King (banana ice cream with honey and peanut butter chips), goat cheese with apricots and candied walnuts, cinnamon, lemon poppy seed cake, creme brulee caramel, browned butter and pecans, chocolate brownie, and mint and chocolate cookies.  It was good and in an area of the city we have never been before, so that was fun to explore too.  

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week! 

Monday, September 24, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 38

Busy week....it was super hot and humid beginning of the week, and the kids had a cross country meet, ugh, but by the end of the week we felt like FALL had finally arrived--to stay (we hope!).  Got applesauce made, Miss E had another race, and I got to help feed 500 kids.  Take a look at our week..

Sunday night game playing....careers was the game of choice today

Some of our applesauce that we made and canned from our own apple trees. Yummy!

Cross country race #1 for the week for Miss E.  It was so extremely hot and very humid.  Heat index of over 100.  They ran Miss E's race, and a girl passed out.  Then they ran the boys race and a boy passed out, so then they cancelled the rest of the high school races.  Crazy!  But this girl finished and medaled and was so glad to get this race over with!!

Because of the heat, they shortened and combined the middle school races.  Mr J did awesome and medaled in his first "official" race of the season--previous races were not "official" and didn't give out medals.

These two kids showing off their well earned hardware!

Took a break one day and went to a new candy store that opened in a town nearby.  It was so cute!  They had the best macaroons, and we got some yummy candy to help us through the weekend!

This week our high school hosted a big conference for over 500 area high school kids.  I got to be in charge of helping to feed them :)  I am getting donuts out above in the blue shirt.  Lots of kids!  They had a great time!

Cross country race #2 for the week for Miss E.  This race was so much better temperature wise. Fall had finally arrived, and it was only 68 degrees when they started at 11:30.  Nice.  So much better than the meet earlier in the week!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you had a great week!

Monday, September 17, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 37

Was hoping we were getting into more fall-like weather, but summer keeps hanging on here....Hot and Humid!  Had a cross country race this week, my phone died, got a new one, and our apples were ready to pick this weekend.  Take a look at our week. . .
Sunday is totally a family relaxing day--a day of rest!  It was a cooler day, so Miss E enjoyed getting her hammock out and lots of blankets to read Sunday afternoon.

Cross country race for the week.  It was not and very humid!  But this girl rocked it!  She medaled individually and her team got 1st place!  Woohoo!

First cross country race for this guy for the season and he got 3rd!  Woohoo!  

My awesome cross country kids!

So my phone on the left died this week.  The one of the right is my new one.  Exciting!  Thankfully everything transferred very easily, and they are pretty similar so I don't have to learn new stuff :)

We have two apple trees, and we are not the best keepers of them :)  We just let them go all natural, so we don't get good apples every year, but about every 3 years, we get a good crop.  This was one of those years.  Ben picked them Saturday, and we have made apple crisp and are planning on making apple sauce.  Yum!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you had a great week!

Monday, September 10, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 36

We had a fun Labor day, my college girls started school, went to their first home college football game, had our first cross country meet of the season and got up to the city to the temple.  It was a good week.  Take a look. . .
Have you ever played pickle ball?  It is something that is kind of big in our town.  We enjoy playing it.  Out out early on Labor Day and enjoyed a game.  The girls triumphed over the boys :)

After pickle ball we took a bike ride on the trails and to town for lunch and back.  It was a fun day to be together.

Miss A's first day of school--two years of college down, two to go!

And Miss O's first day of college!!!  She is going to rock it!

With everyone back into school, I am finally catching up on some things--like my scrapbooks!   

Had our first cross country meet of the year since last week was rained out.  Miss E running varsity, and their team got 2nd place!  Woohoo!


Miss A and Miss O at the first college home football game.  They lost, but football games are always so fun, especially in the student section.  Fun to see my girls enjoy it together!

Saturday we enjoyed getting up to the city and attending the temple together.  Sure love this guy!

Hope you had a great week!  Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 35

So this week was crazy as we arrived in Utah, got both girls moved into their separate apartments, got them well supplied with food and such and then left to head home.  It was a very, very quick trip and hard to leave them, but we are very excited for their adventure!  Take a look. . .
We have a new nephew that we got to meet when we were in Utah.  He was snuggling with Miss A.  So cute!

We got to spend the night with my 92 year old grandma who is absolutely amazing!  Still baking cookies and going very strong at 92!!!  Sure love you DeeDee!


While we were gone, Mr J and Miss E stayed home because they had school, and Mr J had a camp out while we were gone.  This was a cool place they went to on their camp out.


And they are both official!  BYU has a junior back and a new freshman!  You can barely see the Y on the mountain.  They were getting lots of smoke from the California/Oregon and other wildfires around.  It was sad to see.  Feel so sorry for those who are right in the middle of those!

Miss O getting her freshman dorm room all moved in.

And I neglected to get a picture of Miss A in her new apartment, but we left and got home and Miss E was making this amazing fruit pizza!  So yum!

And now we get to skype with 2 people each Sunday!  Love it!  

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week!