for our young men and women activity we went zip lining! and since a few months ago, my girls have been begging for us to go, so i had to bring them along...they were super excited and wanted to be first, but i made them wait.
and it is definitely fall around here...love all the leaves on the ground.
isabella went first, no question... since she's so little i had to lift her up, so that we could hook her onto the zip line and then she turned to me and said..."mom i can't do this!" and not a second later she just jumped OFF! after ward i asked her if she was scared and she said NO!
gulianna was next...and she couldn't wait! until she climbed all those stairs. and then she had second thoughts for a moment. and then she jumped too!
we ended the beautiful fall evening around the campfire and roasted marshmellos and had smores. (well NOT me...i don't like smores!)
boxes for days! thankful for all these orderes we've been blessed with. and these little rascals to help me carry boxes to the post office!
sadly right after we were done dropping these off anthony and isabella were racing back to the durango, and anthony tripped over his foot, and did a flip in the air and skid his face right on the sidewalk. poor kid. this is the 4th time he's gotten hurt in 2 days.
it's sunday again! how does this happen?! we had a super busy week with prepping for the craft fair this past weekend, plus orders, and life and a wedding. my house turned into a disaster zone again. so right after church i busted my butt for 3.5 hours and cleaned it as fast as i could. levi went to work right after church) and i got done just in time to miss my ride for our stake meeting. i had to wait for levi to get home any way. i made chocolate peanut butter smoothies but left it in the blender so that he could pour them out. the kids actually waited patiently as they drooled at the blender i'm sure! i passed him on main street and went off to my meeting. so glad that the house is back to normal again. need to get my scrapbook room cleaned and organized next!
my new norwex cleaning cloth came just in time too, i threw out my old one last week. (
we live in such a beautiful valley with amazing canyons just minutes from home! every fall we have dinner around the campfire up maple canyon. this year i tried to plan to go up the beginning of september but that didn't work out, and then we were busy every day it seemed like. so we made it happen and went.
we love the outdoors! and our kids love to explore! and rock climb... we had a great evening and the best tin foil dinner ever, thanks to levi :)
this kid is almost more than i can handle right now!! a few days ago he had most of the shampoo and conditioner emptied out all over the bathroom. and my hair serum. and now the lotion. he was singing "washy washy WASHY!" so proud of his little self washing his hands, with LOTION!
so a funny story for tonight... i was on my computer going through emails and looking on pinterest, and for about ten minutes straight i kept getting after anthony to go and brush his teeth for the night. and he wouldn't listen. and i wasn't really listening to him because when i finally started to actually hear him (pinterest must have made me tune out everything! ha!) he was singing this made up song to his own tune "i can't brush my teeth because i'm stuck in the treat bucket!" over and over! so i looked underneath my table and sure enough he WAS actually stuck in his treat bucket for preschool!!! it was hilarious! better get off pinterest and tend to my kids. and i actually haven't been on pinterest in ages.
monday's are for early out days, ballet, and playing at the park until it snows.
gulianna loves to put together her own outfits and get ready for school. if only we could be on time! her hands are very calloused from playing on the monkey bars at school and when we go to the park, i told her i used to do the same when i was in school!
we survived another season of soccer...isabella is such a character to watch, she's more aggressive than gulianna when she plays but then her class clown act kicks in and she's a goof ball out on the field!
Did you know that today is the 10th annual Mesothelioma Day! And do you really know much about mesothelioma?
I didn't. Some how in my brain, I thought it was another type of skin cancer to be honest with you, like melanoma. When i first think of mesothelioma, those commercials on the radio stick in my head. "if you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma..."
Let me tell you about this amazing women who was diagnosed with mesothelioma and has kicked that cancer out! This is Heather Von St. James, isn't she gorgeous! and I love her hair! (some day i want to cut mine short)
Cameron, Lily Rose, and Heather Von St. James
In 2005 at the very young age of 36, and only 3 1/2 months after giving birth to her beautiful daughter Lily Rose, Heather was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. As if that was not enough of a shock to her, she was told that she had just 15 months to live, unless that is, she took drastic measures.
Although her husband Cameron was by her side every step of the way, it became an uphill battle for both of them as they embarked on a search to find the best treatment and care available.
They were eventually led to Dr. David Sugarbaker, a renowned mesothelioma surgeon at the Boston Based Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The doctor recommended a fairly new surgical procedure called extrapleural pneumonectomy.
Heather and her sweet daughter Lily Rose
I can't imagine what she went through at just 3.5 months of having her daughter and being told that she only had an expected 15 months to live. All those emotions of just having a baby and then cancer hit. It's amazing to hear how she was even in contact with asbestos, and who would have thought?! Heather was strong willed and full of faith, hope and optimism. There was no way she was going to let this cancer get the best of her! You have complete control over your mind and body, your thoughts are everything! She is obviously very passionate about sharing her story with others about this horrible disease and spreading awareness to all on mesothelioma and exposure to asbestos. It's been eight years since she was first diagnosed and she is living a life full of gratitude!!
I encourage everyone to take a moment to watch her video and share her story. Use social media for good! tweet, share, like, pin, instagram away!