Sunday, July 25, 2010


Briget with her baby Deklan, Ben, Becca, Me, Leslie, Jenny, Angie, Carrie and my Dad.

We took Caleb and some friends to Classic for his birthday. The little girl in this picture was his best friend through second grade. They got along so well, and both looked out for each other. She doesn't live near us and won't be returning to the charter school this year because of the long drive. She said to me, "Do you know that Caleb has a crush on me?" I thought it was cute.

I must say that it is so much easier to take the kids somewhere for a party. I'm just not the best entertainer.

This last weekend, we had the Marchant family reunion. My mom rented a place called Warm Springs Resort. We had a lot of fun. The cabins were much smaller than we anticipated. Rachel pointed out that the bathrooms were bigger than the cabins. Think of a Tuff shed, and that's about the size of the cabins. But we made do.

There were paddle boats and kayaks. I think kayaks are a little harder than they look. The paddle boats were fun. Jenny had the privilege of pedaling with Anna. She said that Anna was riding the pedals, so she was pedaling both the boat and all of Anna's weight. I bet that was a good workout. Anna threw a major fit because she thought she should be able to go out in a kayak all by herself. Even though she is almost 5, that's not old enough to kayak alone. We let Caleb go out in his own, and he rowed in circles and hit the bank of the pond a lot.
I made all of my siblings get together for a sibling pictures. My mom conveniently left to take grandkids on a hike right as we were taking the picture. She didn't realize we were taking a picture. So, only my dad was in it with us. Its probably not the most flattering picture of all of us. We were sleep-deprived and dirty. And some people weren't happy to be in the picture. But I still wanted a picture of all of us. I don't think I've had a shot of all of us as adults ever. I love all my siblings, and my parents.
No, I'm not the shortest. I'm the second shortest. :) Jenny is a half an inch shorter than me.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Funny Thing.......

Caleb went to his baptism interview with the bishop on Sunday. He talked to Caleb about the Word of Wisdom. He asked Caleb to name some things that were against the Word of Wisdom. Caleb gave all of the usual answers, but with one extra. He told the bishop that it was against the Word of Wisdom to swallow your gum. :)
I think I need to teach my kids that its against the Word of Wisdom to eat boogers too. Not that Caleb or Rachel still eat boogers.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


About a week ago when I woke up, all of the muscles in my leg were working again. I am thrilled. Before this, I was walking pretty well. But only part of the muscles in my leg were doing all of the work. So my leg felt crappy a lot of the time and stairs were still hard for me.

When I went to PT yesterday, the physical therapists were amazed. Then they gave me quite a workout.

I got to walk 9 minutes on the treadmill. Then I got to jog for 2 minutes. It was so slow I wouldn't even call it a jog. It was about a 15 minute mile. After that, they put me on the excercise bike for 5 minutes. After all of that, and a lot of other exercises, I was exhausted.

I am now allowed to run for 1 minute a day. Woohoo! 1 minute. :) I get to increase to 3 minutes when I can do 3 sets of 10 leg lifts.

Isn't it funny that I am excited about running one minute?

I can't express how thankful I am for being able to walk easily. It is the best thing!

The picture is a picture of all of my parent's grandkids. This was taken July 4th. That's a lot of kids!
Caleb and Dan had birthdays a few days ago. I'm gonna post pics and things about their birthdays--but I have to wait till I get my camera back. I accidentally left it at my in-laws house.