Thursday, May 28, 2009

School Days...

The End of the school year means a Field trips to the Zoo...

And a super fun Water Party outside...
Hunter really loved His teacher and friends in first grade.
He wrote his teacher a sweet letter that said she was a great teacher with a good reading voice. I thought that was exactly what a first grade teacher would like to hear. We loved first grade!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Matt and James...

We celebrated both Matt and James Birthdays on Wed May 6th.
The celebrations started with birthday french toast.
We decorated the dinning room with Buzz lightyear pictures colored by the boys. Grant and Hunter were thrilled about how everything looked.

James was super excited to open presents. He was so happy that they were for him.
His favorite gift was a pop gun from Grandma and Grandpa Haymond.

Shoe Crazy...

So I'm making my daughter love shoes before she is even born...
I was pretty proud of myself for figuring out how to crochet these little flowers. It has opened a whole new world of cute creations...

Monday, May 11, 2009

My Sweet Grandpa... We will Miss Him!

Seth Lee Phillips 1936 ~ 2009

Seth Lee


1936 ~ 2009

Seth Lee Phillips, long-time resident of American Fork, passed away on Friday morning, May 8, 2009 following a courageous battle with leukemia at the age of 72. He was born October 4, 1936 to Dora Lucille Deveraux and Seth Wayne Phillips, in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He was a graduate of the American Fork High School class of 1955, and married his sweetheart, Pearl Athene Pappas, on October 15, 1955. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Lee was a building contractor in the plastering trade for much of his career, and also worked for several years as Director of Maintenance at the Utah State Developmental Center. He was a true horseman, and enjoyed his service as President of the American Fork Riding Club in 1966. Lee was an avid fisherman (understatement), and found great joy in spending time fishing, hunting, and camping with family and friends.

Lee is survived by his wife Athene, American Fork; son Russell Lee (Kathleen), Provo; son Dan Wayne (Stacy), Lehi; daughter Lauri, American Fork; and daughter Susan (Jerry) Valerio, Orem; as well as siblings Thomas Jack Phillips, Pleasant Grove; Louise Rasmussen, Orem; and Glen Roy Phillips, Monroe. Lee was preceded in death by son, Rodney Seth Phillips and brother, William Jay Phillips. Lee and Athene embraced the role of grandparents, and delight in their 18 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The family wishes to express heart-felt thanks to Dr. Douglas Mower and Dr. Wendy Bryer for their excellent care. Special thanks is also given to Lauri Valerio, for her loving care of her dad.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday May 12, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork 4th Ward, 455 East 300 North. Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, Am Fork. and Tuesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment in the American Fork City Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Girls Best Friend...

This is what I'm making the Mother's in my life for Mother's Day.

A wallet is defiantly a girls best friend, as long as it has a little money in it. Sure hope the ladies like it.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Mother's day...

I came into the kitchen the other day to find this sweet moment, Hunter happily reading to James. Moments like this are few and far between, but they sure make being a Mother worth while. Happy Mother's day to you all.

Fun on the Farm...

We live in a boys paradise... There is so much for the boys to do here on the farm. I love that I can send them out the door to play.
The kids love to ride the wheeler, ride their bikes down the drive way and do jumps in the field, run around, and get dirty.
The boys especially love to be on the farm working with their Dad. Ive never seen kids so excited to get their work clothes on and work on a Saturday. We love the farm.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Out with the Old...

In with the New...

I went right out and bought this new Baby Lock sewing machine when my old one ate my fabric on a project. The old Machine was totally done and I decided if I'm going to keep on sewing I'm going to need something a little more reliable. So happy Mother's day to me. This machine is a dream!