Pinewood Derby 2014

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Brady had his last Pinewood Derby! I have really loved all of the Pinewood Derbys, they're such a fun night. I don't think Brandon shares my enthusiasm, but he always pull through with the clutch!

This year he went for function over form. It wasn't a fancy looking car, but it sure was fast!

His is the silver/black one on the right with a classy quarter glued on top for weight.

Two of his best buddies, ready for action

Brandon is the Cubmaster and he was excited to use the new derby track our bishop bought. It's digital and shows times and places at the end of the track.

It was a close, close race, and they had to do several runs to fairly determine the winner. Brady ended up taking second place, he was stoked! 

Thoughts for the Day

Monday, June 15, 2015

I have been really contemplating structure and routine for this Summer 2015. My kids have only been out 1 week, but I already feel like my wheels are spinning and I'm trying to gain some traction. I came across this quote that I had saved to my computer and it meant a lot to me.

"The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered, 'Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies, having never really lived.' "

I want our family to live in a way where we seize the day and value each and every day.

Boardman Wedding

I've already covered my family photos from my sister Jessica's wedding before, but I thought I'd share some of the professional photos that were taken at the rehearsal dinner, the temple, and the reception. Because it was such a gorgeous wedding and I can't get enough of it.

All photos taken by Matt's brother Travis at Travis J Photography. I love his style!

The rehearsal dinner was held at Matt's Aunt's home. I love everything about this house. It was so so dreamy inside and out. The backyard was seriously an oasis. The family built the house themselves, which makes it even more beautiful to me.

The food was so delicious to me. Healthy and fresh and just good.

 Each member of the wedding party and the family members all got a chance to say a few words about Matt and Jess.

The next morning at the Salt Lake Temple...

Of course my kids ran right up as soon as they could

Matt's grandpa Romney was able to seal them together

The Boardmans...what a beautiful family!

McKinley kids

Later that day at the reception...the flower girls

These two redheads are too cute

My darling sister-in-law Kamille

Then the party started and we hit the dance floor

The throwing of the garter was one of the funniest parts of the day. Lucy was under the impression that it was up for the taking, and she dove right in to snatch it up.

And Matt's poor brother Brigham didn't see her come out of nowhere...

Luckily she bounced right up and laughed it off! That's my girl.

Everything about this wedding was impeccable. I love Jess so much and it was so completely fulfilling to watch her have the most perfect few days. We love Matt (my boys especially adore him) and we have so much fun ahead of us together! Love you Boardmans!