Thursday, February 19, 2009

How Can I Be

This is my very favorite You tube! I was hoping Ben or Darren could teach me how to play the Ukelele - Derek and Lauren said I would have to be a fat samoan to pull it off - I think I could do it!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Jackiepalooza in full swing!!!

Jackie and Justin came home for the weekend! So we had a little birthday celebration for Jackie! Her birthday is next week but all the kids wanted her to open her presents while she was home! It was really fun to have them home!
I believe her comment at dinner was she had the celebration pictured
a little bigger in her head! hehehehe Gotta love the Birthday Girl!
Lauren got her a baby outfit for her birthday! Lauren wants a
baby nephew REAL bad!
No she is NOT pregnant! She has 2 more years of
Remission before she will even try!

This is the all the kids getting in on the birthday HUG that Derek started!
Someone usually ends up crying from being
hurt in one of Dereks loving hugs -
but this time everyone came out unhurt!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Winter at the Lake!

We spent some time at the Lake! It has been so cold that the lake is frozen so the kids spent some time playing around!
The lake is so low - it was hard to walk on the ramp! Look how far out the ice goes!
Grace and Ashley playing in the fire, burning the pine needles
Darin Harding (visiting from Canada) helping Grace slide around on the ice
The crew out on the ice

Friday, February 13, 2009


BYU here she comes!!!!!
13 Feb 2009

Dear Lauren:

The Admissions Committee is delighted to inform you that you have been admitted to Brigham Young University to begin Fall 2009. Through your preparation and personal achievements you have distinguished yourself from a very strong group of applicants. We believe you will make a positive contribution to our BYU community. It is a great pleasure to welcome you to our campus to pursue your educational goals.

Best wishes as you finish this school year. We encourage you to continue to excel in the classroom and to maintain the standards outlined in the University Honor Code. Congratulations on your accomplishments!

Warmest regards,

R. Kirk Strong
Director of Admission Services

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Grace made her valentines tonight - airplanes made out of Fruit rollups, stick of gum
& Life savers! I love 2nd graders!! They are so fun!

In Memory of Samuel Asher McClam
A good friend is hard to find, difficult to lose, and impossible to forget...
The funeral was today for Laurens friend who died last Friday. He was such a nice kid and it showed, there were hundreds of people who came to show there love for him and his family! It was a very hard day for all the kids at Moscow High School! Laurens comment was cute after when she came home tonight - she said her friend Spencer (who was one of Sams Best friends and is LDS) and her were talking how right now he (Sam) is finding out that they were right about everything!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Birthday, Basketball & Skiing

Steve had a birthday on Thursday, Derek had a basketball game today (still undefeated 18-0), Savannah had a basketball tournament 1-2 (She did some great rebounding!) and Lauren went skiing with her friends! We had to celebrate Steves Birthday on Friday - so we had his favorite - Hamburgers and watched a movie! It was great fun! We love him! Such a good example to the kids of how to balance career, church & family! He gives 110 percent to everything he does! And still so cute!!!!
On a sad note, one of Laurens really good friends Sam died Friday morning in a car accident. It has been really sad, he was also a senior and will really be missed! Lauren and Annie decided they needed a distraction so they hooked up with Randall Hansen (only has 1 1/2 weeks left till he leaves on his mission) and went skiing! They had a great day!
This will be a hard week for all the seniors at Moscow High School!

Grace gave Steve a stuffed penquin and a tie! He loved it!
Derek on Defense!
Savannah going for the ball
Lauren & Randall

Lauren & Annie

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Even Grace gets in on it!

Grace started basketball tonight! Lauren and her friend Storey are the coaches! I love watching Graces' games they are so fun! Lauren has a team who the only one who has ever played before is Grace! At one point they had 6 players on the court, they have one little girl who just runs with the ball, when the coaches say get back on defense they don't have any idea what that means!!! hehehehe By the end of the game they were getting it. They even scored 12 points! YAH!!!
Lauren giving her team a pep talk at half time!!
Grace and her mad offensive skills!
Look at those hands up on defense! GO GRACE!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

US History Project PLEASE!!!!

Okay, Lauren is really out of control! She CAN not just do a project - she has to really over do it!!! Here is another example of her creativity! She has a very entertaining reenactment of events that she believes influenced our country! Enjoy! If you check out her You tube account there are many other great projects she done - including a redition of Hamlet!!