Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Getting to know us
Well, this is my first time ever blogging! So for my first post, I thought I'd share a bit about me and my family! I grew up in Orangeville, Utah, where my dad worked as a coal miner for 18 years. He also was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and our family spent four years in Hanau, Germany. (I never learned the language. I flunked German class.) After my dad returned from the Gulf War, we moved back to Emery County. I love it down there! I grew up, attended Emery High School, and then went on to the College of Eastern Utah. I LOVED the time I spent at CEU. I worked for two years in the CEU Prehistoric museum's gift shop and worked summers out at the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. I made some wonderful friends. I lived in "Sessions" and we had some crazy-fun times. Then I moved on to Utah State University, where I met my husband and completed a four-year degree in Special Education. Once I graduated, my husband joined the U.S. Air Force, and we were stationed at McChord Air Force Base in Washington State. We had so many fun adventures together. We loved the thick, rain forests and collecting treasures on the beach. After our time in Washington, we moved back to Utah with our oldest son. I am now the mother of three fun, fun, sometimes- difficult- to- handle, kids. I have two boys, ages 6 and 5. (The oldest will tell you 6 1/2...can't forget that 1/2). And I have a little "princess", who is 2. We were so excited to get a girl. I worried about how to protect her from her rambunctious brothers, but now I protect "brothers" from her. It's hilarious. She's such a little tom-boy, and she loves to wrestle with daddy and the boys. I love spending time with my family. My husband works as a computer programmer in Provo, Utah and our kids keep us so busy. It can get crazy around here, and I never thought I'd see the day when "shopping" became a four-letter word. My boys love to stay busy. They love to create "science projects". I usually find half my dishes outside at the end of a day. They love to rockhound, explore new places, and they spend every minute outdoors. Rocks are the "thing" in our house. My boys and my girl love rocks and fossils. We fossil hunt most weekends, and my little girl is better at finding fossils than I am. The boys created their very own dinosaur museum in our back yard and tried to charge their friends a quarter to see it. They are definitely little Paleontologists in the making. My little girl loves "pink". Pink nail polish is her very favorite "toy". She always has to have her nails painted. She loves wearing dresses and playing in the mud. And she tries so hard to keep up with her two crazy big brothers. As a family we love to spend time outdoors. Camping, hiking and having hot dog roasts on the desert are our favorite things to do. In the summer we eat most our meals outside and cook over an open fire. So, that's me and our family! I hope you enjoy our blog and have fun keeping in touch with us!