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Fun things for teens to do in the winter!


Go ice skating.
Go sledding.
Have a movie marathon.
Ski on your Wii.
Go skiing.
Build a snowman.
Make a snow angel.
Build a snow fort.
Have a snowball fight.
See this year’s cool Christmas/Winter movie.
Watch last year’s cool Christmas/Winter flick on DVD.
List your ten favorite Christmas carols in your journal.
Shovel off the porch or driveway for your family.
Write a poem about ice or snow in your journal.
Make a winter journal.
Go on a winter hike with friends.
Go ice fishing.
List your ten favorite Christmas television specials in your journal.
Eat an icicle.
Drink hot chocolate.
Knit a scarf.
Babysit for someone for free.
Donate blood.
Sketch a winter scene.
Decorate your bedroom door for the Holidays.
Make a snowflake card for a friend who lives far away.
Start a new jigsaw puzzle – then finish it.
Make a cinnamon ornament.
Try and make a fun family or winter recipe.
Start a snow shoveling business.
Snow shovel for those in need for free.
Play a game of basketball.
Go watch your high school basketball team.
Go watch your high school ski team.
Go watch your high school wrestling team.
Drink some hot cider.
Make origami ornaments.
Make and use an advent calendar.
Go snow tubing.
Learn to use a snow board or learn a new trick.
Make a snowflake.
Take a walk while it’s snowing and catch snowflakes on your tongue.
Friend someone famous on your social networking page.
Decorate your social networking page with a holiday or winter theme.
Sit or look outside and write a song.
Sit or look outside and write a play.
Start your winter fantasy novel.
Take your dog/pet for a mile-long walk.
Clean out and organize your junk drawer so you have room for this school year’s junk.
Read something that warms your heart.
Read something that makes you laugh out loud.
Go to a museum.
Start a new healthy habit.
Add or add to a folder for homework help sites to your favorite links.
Add or add to a folder for sites on a new interest to your favorite links.
Create a family newsletter to send to your whole family.
List ten thing you like about winter in your journal.
Hug your parent, a friend and yourself.
Learn a card trick.
Make place cards for your family’s holiday meal.
Create an About Me scrapbook album or add a page to the one you have.
Send holiday cards to your friends.
Join a book club.
Play with Magnetic Poetry.
Take a bath in Glistening Winter Nights Bath Salts.
Make Vanilla Lip Gloss.
Make a Winter Beaded Safety Pin.
Make a Decoupage Snowman Bookmark Craft.
Make an Ice Candle.
Go Christmas caroling.
Volunteer to read to children at the library.
Create an imaginary teen from the future.
Go on a winter photo scavenger hunt.
Plan a board game or video game tournament.
Make friendship bracelets in winter blue colors.
Learn a yoga position.
Play ice hockey.
Rearrange your bedroom.
Organize your closet: Bring out your cold weather clothes and store your warm weather clothes.
Go through your socks and underwear. Pitch the old and ask for new.
Go snowshoeing.
Go cross-country skiing.
Bake your favorite cookie.
Make a snow mural with squirt bottles, water, food coloring and a yard full of snow.
Post winter greetings on your friend’s social networking pages.
Make a New Year’s resolution, and a plan that will help you stick to it.
Make a gel candle mug.
Make a heats and pearl choker.
Start or update your checking or savings account.
Plan a Holiday Party.
Plan a Valentine Party.
Go snowmobiling.
Learn a new make-up trick.
Get a new haircut or style.
Volunteer at your community food pantry, soup kitchen or church.
Go winter camping – learn survival skills.
Make a snowflake mobile – use glitter.
Make a crazy music video to your favorite song.
Write five facts about your favorite animal/rock star/person in your journal.
Grunge up a pair of jeans.
Play outside with flashlights after dinner.


Crazy Life Lately


Wow, I kinda haven’t posted in a while!! Well we have been really busy canning like crazy people, hunting, burning myself, dancing, sewing ect . . . .  Let me clarify a little bit.

Canning ~ We’ve done tomatoes, beets, pickles, green beans, raspberry jam, and tons more to go!! Oh and while I was cutting cucumbers I took a slice off of my left middle finger. No lie a slice!! Now somebody is going to bite into their pickle and be like this is chewy.

Hunting ~ This goes hand in hand with the “Burning Myself” part. We go Archery Elk Hunting in the Uintahs every year in August and September. (so I’ve NEVER been to the fair!!)

Burning Myself ~ While we were hunting I was making breakfast on the camp chef and I had a dutch oven full of really, really hot water!! It was at a full rolling boil. And i was taking it off of the camp chef but i had forgotten that it had legs on the bottom, and the legs hit the camp chef and the boiling water spilt all down my left leg. At this point i remember setting the dutch oven on the ground and just saying “Ow, ow, ow.” Over and over again and i tried to sit down, but my mom was right there and she picked me up and carried me to where we had containers of water. Then she sat me down and turned the water on my leg. But we had pulled the fabric of my pajama pants up on my thigh and the pants were so hot (this was just moments after) that it burned all the skin that it touched just as badly as the rest. And i was just sobbing because it hurt so bad. Then my mom got our lavender oil and dripped it all over it. And my Daddy, Uncle Cody, and Grandpa Cal immediently gave me a priesthood blessing. The pain didn’t lessen any right then but i felt at peace just remembering that this is just another trial that i have to go through. And through out the whole thing i think that my pain was definetly less than it could have been. After that i still cryed for like another 2 hours straight! Then i just kept ice on it cause that’s the only thing that made it feel better at all. My whole leg from the knee down was covered in blisters and it hurt sooooooooooooooooo bad! It happened on Wen. the 22nd of August. We went home (me, mom, and my 2 youngest brothers.) on Fri. 24th. It’s a 5 hour drive. By then it was so bad that i couldn’t walk at all if i even lowered it beneath my head i would burst into hysterical tears. By Sunday it had improved enough that i could even walk on it! I had TONS of friends and family praying and fasting for me. And a lot of friends coming over just to visit. (which i needed to stay sane!) Thank you to everybody!! It’s almost better, truly a miracle! 🙂 Here’s a bunch of pictures.



So yeah these are the pictures….

You can see it as its getting a lot better. The last picture is a little outdated. It actually looks a bit better than that now. The yellow stuff on pictures 2, 3, 5, and 6 is “Doctor Christoffer’s BF ‘n C (bone, flesh and cartledge). I’m SOOOOOOO glad that it doesn’t hurt very bad anymore.
Dancing ~ Well i’m sure that many of you have heard about the Brigham City Temple. Well did you know about the Celebration Dance? I was in the Celebration Dance. It was so much work!! But it was so worth it. I’m so happy that i was able to dance with my leg. I missed a few practice’s but that’s all. We had to practice for months before. My stake did the Mexican/Latino/Hispanic dance (it was called lots of things). Go to this link to see a few pictures

Sewing ~ I’ve been sewing like crazy too. I just made a quilt for my bed (last time it was for my dad for Christmas). And my dad is going to give me 50 dollars for every quilt that I make. And  they have to be levi i usally do levi. But i did just make a blanket out of my old old sheet and some old crochet for the stuffing. It’s pretty cool.

The ect… Part ~ My mom and dad’s 14 year anniversary is tomorrow. But they’re temple anniversary is the 22nd of october. I’m taking some online classes with LEMI. My newest brother Jace is crawling. He’s six months old!!  I have tons of great and awesome friends. We had an exchange student from Japan come and stay with us. Her name is Hana. She was the third exchange student that we’ve had. She was 12 and still is. Her mom is dying of cancer. She got to go to girls camp with us it was REALLY fun. (and funny) Normally Japanese people are kinda quiet. But not Hana. Not at all!! We miss Hana a ton, Our house is so quiet without her now. 😦

~ Kylee



I am so happy!! I am now (as of 9:12 a.m on march 21.) the oldest of seven kids. At 9:12 this morning my mom had a little boy. His name is Jace Henry Ward. Cute huh. He is seven and a half pounds. Her (my moms) biggest baby. 21 inches!! He was born at home. My little brother Hyrum cut his cord. It goes me, Aubree, Braxee, Kaden, Hyrum, Georgie, and Jace.

~ Kylee