Friday, January 20, 2012

Sadie's first cheer comp

Sadie had her first competition of the season. She has worked so hard this year on getting her back handspring and round off back handspring. After a lot of work and a little bribing from her mom She finally got it!! She did such a great job in her routine and did all of her back handsprings. Sadie loves Cheerleading and loves competing with her team. They were a little disappointed when they took 3rd place but they looked great and did their best! We have a few more competitions to go and then off to California for the final one in the Spring.

Brinley and Hailey love watching Sadie! Hopefully one day Brinley will have a turn at Cheerz!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Snow Day!!

The girls had so much fun on the first real snow day of winter. They were out bright and early shoveling the snow with their Dad. Hailey tried out her bum sled but it wasn't working to well! She had fun building a snow fort with Sadie and her Dad. They spent most of the day out working on it. It turned out really cool and they love it!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Start of 2012!

I have been thinking about the past year and all of the ups and downs life brought to us and I was really impressed with an article I read in the Ensign called Living the Abundant Life by President Monson. It talked about 3 ways we can live an Abundant Life. 1- Have a positive attitude- So much in life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference. To do the best we can and then choose to be happy about our circumstances, whatever they may be, can bring peace and contentment. 2- Believe in yourself
B is for Believe in yourself, in those around you, and in eternal principles. Be Honest with yourself, with others, and with your Heavenly Father. 3- Face Challenges with Courage- Courage is required to make an initial thrust toward one's coveted goal, but even greater courage is called for when one stumbles and must make a second effort to achieve. Have the determination to make the effort, the single-mindedness to work toward a worthy goal, and the courage not only to face the challenges that inevitably come but also to make a second effort, should such be required. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says "I'll try again tomorrow."
I am so grateful for a prophet that is so in tune with things that we need to know and work on. I know that 2012 will be a great year if we remember these important ways to live a more abundant life.

New Years Day

We once again made our way up to Soldier Hollow for a fun afternoon of sledding. We were a little concerned when we had received only a little bit of snow this winter. As we were driving to the mountain you could spot it a mile away. There was one patch of snow where the sledding hill was. I guess we were going to be ok. This year it was fun to have Marlin with us. The kids loved sledding down the hill with Marlin and Grandma. This year was especially fun because it was about 50 degrees up there. It was so warm we shed our coats and just about every other layer we had on by the end of the afternoon. The conditions were perfect and the kids had a smile from ear to ear. This is a really fun tradition that we look forward to all year!

New Years Eve

Sadie spent the afternoon making a 2012 cake for our party at Brooke's house. She did a fabulous job and did the whole thing by herself. She even made fondant star's and numbers to put on it. It was a yummy cake!

We had a fun New Years Eve party at Brooke's house. We had yummy food and the girls loved playing with their cousins. The best part was banging pots and pans to bring in the New Year!

We had lots of fun over the Christmas break putting together our 1,000 piece puzzle. It was quite an accomplishment!

We had a fun day of bowling and arcade games at Boondocks. It had been a while since we had been bowling but the girls got the hang of it and loved it. Of Course Brinley won us all!