Tuesday, May 11, 2010

BYU Women's Conference

A group of ladies from my neighborhood went down to BYU's Women's Conference at the end of April and we had a great time. (Jason was a sweetie and took off work to stay home with the kiddos W-Sat.)

We stayed at Heritage Halls and after dropping off our bags on Wednesday evening, we went over to the BYU Creamery to have ice cream (I, of course, did not have any, but I still enjoyed the company).

The actual conference was awesome!! I attended great classes this year and went to most of them with my friends. There are a lot of great ideas that I want to implement in my own life. One of the best classes we went to was taught by Jack R. Christensen. This picture below shows how long the line was that we waited in to get into the class . . . well worth it. (It's funny, because when I got home and told Jason about his class, he said that Jack Christensen is his bus buddy. They ride the same bus in Lehi up to SL each day and Bro. Christensen and him have gotten to know each other. Jason said he is one of the nicest people he has ever met. Pretty awesome!)

On Thursday evening, they had a music concert with a bunch of LDS artists and it was a lot of fun. Hilary Weeks was the MC and she was a total hoot! The Fab Five, from America's Got Talent, also came and performed and they were very good! When I was 8-12 years old, I was on Shaundalee Whitear's clogging team - My older sister was on LaChere's clogging team and LaChere's husband was my sister's duet partner for a few years. Small world, huh? We used to have group clogging parties at the Whitear's home in Morgan, Utah - that was the first time I saw "Peewee's Big Adventure" - I'm still a little spooked by the diesel drivers eyes!!! ;)

Kristie and I wanted to get pictures with Hilary Weeks and The Fab Five, but it was SO cold outside waiting. Jamie and Jennie were doing the funniest little dance to keep themselves warm (Kristie and I thought it was funny because they looked like they needed to use the bathroom.)

When we got to the front of the line and I approached Shaundalee to see if she remembered me, I heard in the background, "MINDI?!!" I turned to look and it was one of my clogging coaches,
Bonnie Steele. I was SO excited to see her!! We embraced and of course I had to have her come join Kristie and I in the picture. What a small world!

These are some awesome ladies and some of the greatest friends to spend time with!! Jennie B. was my roommate and we were like two young college girls giggling for hours into the night. I think the earliest we went to bed was 1:30 a.m. - the others stayed up and played games until about midnight.

Next year we hope that more women from our neighborhood will be able to join us!!! It really is a blast, for any of you who are reading this and did not join us this year ;)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I came in the living room the other day and Landon was being so darling with Keira. I tried to capture the moment, but these pictures just don't do it justice. I hope they grow up to be best buds! :)

Daddy Makeover

This is what happens when you let a six year old make you over ;)

I, particularly, like the di under his big toe

Corbyn's Guitar Recital

Corbyn performed in his first guitar recital a couple weeks ago and he did GREAT! He played and sang "Two Dollar Bill" - it was so adorable!! I am so proud of him!!!

Time for Solids

It's time for solids . . . and Keira did great!

Cute Headbands

Grandma Barker gave the girls these darling headbands and they were super excited to wear them to school. Of course they had to pose for a picture for mom :)

Day at the Park

A few weeks ago, my sisters and I decided to get together at a park for pizza and fun. Of course, the day that we picked happened to be overcast, windy, and cold . . . but so what - we went anyway and we had a great time. We played baseball most of the time and the kids LOVED it!

St. George

We decided to go down to St. George for Easter and we had a great time. Jason's parents also came and we stayed at their place. We celebrated "Easter Bunny" Easter on Saturday morning, then enjoyed both sessions of conference. In between sessions, we went to Cafe Rio and we lost the steering in our Suburban (it was freaky trying to pull into the parking lot and not being able to!). We had the car towed to a shop and they spent the next few hours fixing it. While Jason and his dad went to the Priesthood Session, Jason's mom took me to pick up the car and it took them two more hours to fix it because they had installed the wrong part and it broke; it was kind of frustrating, but not a big deal.

On Sunday, we enjoyed celebrating "The Savior's Resurrection" Easter and we watched the final two sessions of General Conference. The kids were REALLY good and loved doing their Conference activity sheets that I prepared beforehand. We went on a walk in the evening and it was really nice.

Overall the trip was great! Biking, Hiking, Swimming, Running, Exercising, etc. I can't wait to go back!!