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Favorite Piano Guys Songs~


Okay, my ABSOLUTE favorite one is Code Name Vilaldi~

Then I am in love with Mission Impossible where they teamed up with Lindsey Sterling~

And of course Secrets!

Moonlight – Electric Cello

What makes you beautiful is a MUST~

Oh, A Thousand Years~

And, CAROL OF THE BELLS!!!!!!!!!

Okay, maybe I kinda got carried away there… 😀 BUT DON’T YOU JUST LOVE THEM!!!!


Mother Daughter Retreat


This is going to be SSSOOOOOOOOO absolutely amazing!!! (I didn’t want to type this whole thing up and upload pictures, so I stole it from my mom!) 🙂


2013 Mother Daughter Retreat

We are so excited to announce one of the premiere events of the year! The Mothers and Daughters who attend this spectacular weekend will make meaningful memories that will last a lifetime.
This location is a brand new beach resort nestled in a remote gated location within close driving distance of Logan and the Wasatch Front. (We are renting the entire resort!)
When : April 25, 26, 27 2013

Arrival Time : Thursday April 25, 2:00 P.M.

Departure Time : Saturday April 27, 8:00 P.M.

Where : Bear Hollow Lakes Resort, Click here! Only 15 minutes west of Logan or 40 minutes north of Ogden. (Close enough for convenience, far enough away for a retreat!

Who : Home Educated Girls, Ages 8 and up, plus their mothers. Some activities will have an LDS world view but all faiths are invited and encouraged to attend.

Theme : Jenny Phillip’s book, ‘Beautiful’
Click here for more details about Jenny’s products!

Guest Speaker : TBA

Activities Included Are : Free time games, Special guest speaker, All yummy & healthy meals included, Hot tub, Gas Fire pits, Scavenger Hunt, Walk around the lake, Tennis courts (Frisbee Dodgeball), Hands on Cooking Classes, Sewing project, Story time with Jenny Phillips book, Full size theater, Night games, Make new friends and connect with others! Fun for you and your daughter(s) in a safe environment. The ambiance of this beautiful resort is unforgettable!

Outside Of The Lake Lodge
Outside Of The Beach House
The Living Room @ Lake House
The Tiki Theater Room can seat 10 or more! Kids Tunnel Too!
Beautifully Decorated!
Everything is Five Star!
Children’s Room With Loft, Tunnel, Toys, Huge!
They call this room “The Eagles Nest” because of 5 bald eagles that live right outside!!
Privacy for when you need it, 6,500 sq ft!!
Front Entryway & Great Room: Couch seats 22 adults, plus 5 love sacs!
Stunning, Massive Kitchen
Kitchen Two
Manicured Lake Grounds, all for just us in this private, gated resort!
As you can see, this is a 5 star resort! I went for a tour with my daughter today and it took our breath away. These pictures, as beautiful as they are… do NOT do this amazing venue justice.
 (Me again) 🙂 And we just went there again yesterday (making sure everything was alright) and it has a TON of awesome swings, hanging from the trees, swing sets, EVERYTHING!! And then there’ the hot tub, all the BALCONIES!! It’s going to be SOOO cool!!

Word Study


Word Study: Herb

I chose the word herb in Genesis 1: 29-30  

29 And God said, See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30  Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food; and it was so.

List of just a few common herbs ~

  • Catnip: When taken as a tea, catnip can help ease a chronic cough or help you fall asleep.
  • Chamomile: A soothing, relaxing herb, chamomile is a great anti-anxiety treatment when taken in a tea.
  • Dill: A digestive tonic to help soothe indigestion.
  • Echinacea: This gorgeous purple flower is a well-known immune booster that is commonly taken when sick. Coupled with other herbs, such as goldenseal, echinacea is an amazing immune fighter.
  • Feverfew: This pretty little flower can help to calm migraine headaches and calms feverish chills.
  • Garlic: A wonderful antibacterial that is great for treating colds and bacterial infections. Boosts immunity and helps clear out toxins.
  • Ginger: This spicy little root can help ease all sorts of digestive problems, such as nausea and indigestion. Taking it in a tea or adding a little to your food every day helps regulate the overall function of the digestive track.
  • Peppermint: Mint has many uses, such as in aromatherapy where it is used to help ease depression and in classical internal medicine where it is used to treat all sorts of digestive problems. Try taking peppermint tea if you are sleepy or experiencing indigestion.
  • Valerian: Another great herb for helping get to sleep, Valerian can relax anxiety and help you fall asleep. Commonly doubled up with California poppy for making for a powerful, yet gentle sleep help.
  • Yarrow: Good for healing colds, cramping, inflammation, and literally everything!
  • Dandelion: This common weed is a great digestive tonic. It helps stimulate the kidneys.
  • Lavender:  This purple sweet smelling flower is a great healing source, especially in an oil form.
  • Oregano:  Sickness, germ fighter.
  • Aloe Vera: Good soother for burns.
  • Arnica: Arnica works miracles on raising blood pressure, bruises, joints, muscles, arthritis, burns, ulcers, eczema, and acne.
  • Comfrey: Aids in healing respiratory ailments, arthritis, fractures, mucous membranes, lungs and wounds.
  • Rose Hips: Used to fight infection & curb stress. It is the highest herb in Vitamin C content and contains the entire C-Complex
  • Goldenseal: Helps cure impotence; relieves inflammation, an excellent blood purifier; aids rheumatism, heartburn, hormones, gout, fever ad mucous buildup; also used to promote perspiration.
  • Ginseng:  Energy, diabetes, radiation protection, colds, and chest problems. Ginseng promotes lung function, enhances the immune system, stimulates the appetite, and normalizes blood pressure. It also stimulates the activity of RNA & DNA in your cells, thus helping retard the aging process.
  • Licorice Root: Licorice contains many health benefits. The Egyptians and the Greeks recognized the herb’s benefits in treating coughs and lung disease. Used in treatment of the spleen, liver,  kidney, coughs, hoarseness, sore throat, and bronchitis.
  • Kava Kava: It’s a safe non-addictive anti-anxiety medicine. It has been shown to improve concentration, memory, and reaction time for people suffering from anxiety. Kava has been clinically demonstrated as a means of achieving a state of relaxation without the adverse side effects.
  • Sarsaparilla: Helps cure impotence; relieves inflammation, an excellent blood purifier, aids rheumatism, heartburn, hormones, gout, fever ad mucous buildup; also used to promote perspiration.
  • Yucca Root: Yucca root is a therapeutic anti-inflammatory with the ability to break up inorganic mineral obstructions and deposits. Its primary uses are in pain relieving combinations for arthritic and joint pain, and sediment caused by inflammation such as gout, rheumatism, and cystitis.

Baby’s of 2013


Sooooooooo! You all remember the “Baby Heaven” post of April last year? Well, the time for baby’s have come again!! 🙂 Okay, well towards the end of February (Sad! I can’t even remember the exact day!) we lovely goat Lili had a kid!! It is a little billy goat, and we named him Bambi! 

And we are starting the incubator for new chicks soon!! 🙂 Probably no new bunnies this year though… 😦 And we are not quite sure on kittens yet. We will probably have three or four batches within the next month and a half though! 

And I might be able to buy myself a horse!! If we can get a handle on my brother’s allergies… 

I will post pictures later!! 🙂



A few favorites


Here a a few of my VERY favorite songs ~ (can you tell that i’m a swifty!!!)

This one is my absolute  favorite!!! > Our song, Taylor Swift

Then there’s, Rosemary’s Granddaughter, Jessica Andrew

Picture To Burn, Taylor Swift

Love Story, Taylor Swift

You Belong With Me, Taylor Swift

Something To Be Proud Of, Montgomery Gentry

And then I really like, Carrie Underwood,

Britt Nicole,

Miranda Lambert,

Faith Hill,

and basically anything Country.

My favorite book is~ Messiah: Toni Sorenson

My favorite food is~ Lemon chicken

My favorite color is~ Aquamarine!

My favorite thing to do is~ Ride horses

My favorite animal is~ A horse

My favorite person is~ P. S. (it’s initials, and a secret!)

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