Saturday, December 5, 2009

Moab Light Parade

We took two of our Fire Trucks from La Sal and put them in the Light Parade in Moab. It wasnt to bad as far as the weather went , it was alittle cold. We all had red noses by the end of the parade. The kids all had a blast riding on the fire truck and waving at all the people.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Haley's Birthday

This alittle late being posted but it's here finally. Haley had a great birhtday she got everything she wanted including a PINK BOW so she can shoot with her dad and brother.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Matthews Birthday Cake

I made this cake for Matthews Birthday. He wanted a hunting cake.
In this picture the elk decided to lay down. OOPPPPSSSSSS.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Such A Busy Life

So I haven't been keeping up with my posting. So here is the story: School started on the 20th which went really good. The kids really enjoy school. Then on the 25Th it all started going down hill. I went to wake Matthew up to get ready for school and his entire body was covered in a rash. So I couldn't send him to school. Well the next morning the rash got even worse so I called and got him into the doctors office. They told me that he had a virus with a high fever. So I was told to treat the fever. Well the fever went on for 6 days. Matthew ended up missing 6 days of school. He was finally able to go back to school on September 2ND. He started peeling like he had gotten a really bad sunburn. POOR KID!!!! Other then that all has been going good. I am getting ready to take an EMT course in October. I have been able to go with the transport team to Grand Junction, Co. It has been good training. Well that's all for now. Hope everyone is well.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Haley was so excited to go to school today. She woke up at 7 am and was dressed and had her hair done then was mad that she had to wait until 8 am to get on the bus. Sh really emjoyed her first day.
Matthew on the other hand was alittle harder to get up and going for school. He had to be out to the bus before 7 am for a long bus ride to Monticello. He came hoe and said the school was funner than he thought it was going to be. All in all I think they both had a great day.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth Of July

This 4th of July we started the day off with a parade in Blanding. Here is Matthew in front of one of the Fire Trucks that was in the parade. I was alot of fun, they was a big water fight involving the Fire Trucks and the crowd. What a great way to cool off in the heat.
Here Haley is watching the parade and waiting for the all the candy. The sun was alittle to bright for her.

What a way to end a beautiful day. We took the kids to Moab to the fireworks. Here are a few of the pictures I took.

Sorry about them being alittle blurry. I was trying differant settings on my camera.

And here I got the setting figured out. I hope everyone had a great 4th of July.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lake Family Reunion

Over the past weekend we went to the Lake family reunion. We go to a place called Bakers Ranch. David's brother Jeremy works for the company that owns it. We have been going out there for quite a few years. There is a cabin out there that we all stay in. It is always fun to get together with family that you don't see all the time. The guys usually go hiking. (Of course, if you knew these boy you would know that this is what the brother do best.)
The family can even go fishing while we are there. It is great to get out of the house and spend time with family.

Family Camping Trip

We went camping up by Medicine Lake with Mike, Daunne, Sam, Daegon, James, Justin, Scott, Pam, My parents and little brother Alan. We got snowed on alittle but it didn't stay. Thank goodness.
Matthew was being goofy. As always.

My little bug. Haley is always so happy to be outdoors. She is such a tomboy sometimes. But I guess thats what you get when you grow up in a family that loves the outdoors. Hunting , camping, hiking you name it we do it.

Here are my mom , dad and little brother Alan just chilling round the camp fire. This is their summer vacation.


We had the annual Dynamite Shoot for the La Sal Fire Department Fundraiser on June 6th. Here is my hubby(David) trying to blow up some dynamite. He didn't blow any up but he help out the fire department by giving us money. Thanks Honey. Thanks for your support.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


During the school year all the kids were asked to learn about a country. Matthew picked Mexico.
The kids were asked to stand up for the Fitness Club. Most of the kids mde it through 1 to 4 times (which one time equaled 300 miles) Our Matthew made it 5 times. Thanks to his dad and there hiking. GO MATTHEW!!!

The kids also got to perform a talent. Matthew picked a skateboard trick. It was great.

Here are the 5 students that leave La Sal Elementary and head for the big city (Monticello) this fall. From left to right Akyra, Dakota, Christian, Arron and Matthew.

Field Trip to Cortez

This is Matthew's class at the park in Cortez, Colorado after swimming.
Matthew at the Rec. Center playing in the lazy river.

Matthew trying to hide from me and the camera.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Relay For Life

Well today was our team's yard sale. It went very well. It was suppose to start at 9 am and go until about 2 pm. But we all know what really happens. Everyone shows up about an hour early and then you are really busy for about 2 hours then it dies. Well about noon we packed up everything that didn't sell and took it to the second hand store. All in all it was a great turn out.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Disneyland and SeaWorld Trip

Here Matthew and Haley are in front of some flamingos at sea world.
Matthew and Haley had a blast taking pictures with all of the characters in Disneyland.
The kids with pluto.
The kids with Goofy, what a nut.

The Lake family with Mickey Mouse.

Minnie Mouse and the kids.

This was in the Princess castle. We only had the chance to see three of the princess. She was sad because the day we went her favorite princess wasn't there. But she had fun taking pictures with the one that were there that day.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


A fun little tag :)
1. Who was your first Prom date? David my Wonderful Husband
2. Do you still talk to your first love? Nope.
3. What was the first time you drove like? I was driving my dad around to check his beehives.
4. What was your first job? Does babysitting count because I started babysitting when I was 9.
5. What was your first car? A Datsun Car!
6. Who was the first person to text you today? I didn't text today.
7. Who is the first person you thought of this morning? David of course.
8. Who was your first grade teacher? I cant remenber.
9.Who was your first best friend, and do you still talk? Matthew Smith...nope.
10.Where was your first sleepover? I honestly cannot remember.
11.Where did you go on your first airplane ride? When I was 7 months old I flew to Japan.
12. Who was the first person you talked to today? My brother Scott.
13. Who's wedding were you in for the first time? I can't remember.
14. What was the first thing that you did this morning? Started a load of laundry.
15. Who was the first concert that you went to? I haven't been to a concert really...just the ones at the fair in Monticello and at the Emery County Fairs.
16. First tattoo? Don’t have any
17. First piercing? My ears, and I was 5 it was my birthday present from my aunt Connie and Grandma Larsen.
18. First foreign country you have been to? Japan. :)
19. First movie you remember seeing? Where the red fern grows at a drive in theater.
20. When was your first detention? I had to do service hours in High School with David for being late to many times.
21. What was the first state that you lived in? Utah
22. Who was your first roommate? David :)
23. First funeral you attended? My great grandpa, i was the last grandchild to see him alive. :(
24. Who was your first kiss? I cant remember. ;)
25. What is the first thing you do when you get on the computer? Check my e-mails:)
I tag: Pam, Sam, Marilyn, and anybody who visits my blog!

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Matthew taking his shooting test for Hunter Safety.

Matthew with his target and first hunting license.

Matthew got 46 out of 50 on the written test and
25 out of 30 on the shooting test.
He really did a great job.

Monday, January 12, 2009

What have you done?

This was really fun- just copy and paste it into your own blog, then bold the things you have done! And add your own at the bottom!
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland(going the end of March)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (it doesn't say it had to sound good)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child ( I was adopted)
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run.
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies ( I buy them and eat them all by myself)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Made amends with someone who offended you
101. Flew in a small Cessna plan with just you and the pilot
102. Ran out of gas
103. Eaten fried okra
104. Swam in the Caribbean Sea
105. Peed in a swimming pool
106. Rented a beach house
107. Hosted an exchange student
108. Been a Secret Santa to a family in need
109. Worked on a political campaign
110. Coached a sports team
111. Gone kayaking in the ocean
112. Certified as an elementary teacher
113. Been the mother to twins!
114. Eaten sushi
115. Swam with sting rays
116. Laughed so hard you wet your pants.
Now it's your turn...

Great Grandparents are the Best!!!

Matthew with Great Grandma Keisel.
Matthew with Great Grandpa Keisel.

Haley with Great Grandpa Keisel.

Haley with Great Grandma Keisel.

Sledding Time!!!!

While we were in Emery County this past weekend,
we went sledding with the kids. They had such a blast.
I also think David had fun pulling them around with the four wheeler.

I also think that David's parents had fun watching the kids in the snow.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Hinckley Challange

Well I did it. I finished the Book of Mormon. I was even alittle ahead. Good luck to the rest of you. Plus I am going to start it over. I have a goal to read it atleast two times this year.