Friday, May 29, 2009

I feel old today

MIC"S GRADUATION DAY Mic had an awesome day today. He had a smile on his face the whole day. I do feel old today because I can remember my graduation day and that seems so far away and to have our son graduated from High School just made me feel old. In this pictures below he got to sit on the stand because he tried out to speak at graduation. He came so close and his tryout speech was awesome! He is sitting on the second row from back 7 over from the right. He is sitting between 2 girls and has silver cords on. He got the silver cords because he got the award for being in the top 10 % of his class in GPA.
This is Mic again on the left. The guy on the right is a speaker, so when they showed the speaker on the big screen Mic was in the background. They turned off the lights during the remaining program so you could not see Mic anymore when speakers spoke, but it was cool to see him on the big screen for a little bit.

Mic opening his gifts and he got money and was so excited!

Mic's piano cake that was fun to make.

Monday, May 25, 2009

90 rolls in one night!

You know how you spend hours making a meal and it's gone in like a half hour. I normally don't do that, but Sunday I thought I would try it, so I put a roast in the crock pot with peeled and cut carrots and potatoes and onions and seasonings and cooked it all day.. okay that part did not take me hours, maybe 1.

Then I had this idea to make rolls from scratch, my moms rolls. They are so good and I knew my kids and Andy would love me. I made the whole recipe which makes about 90 rolls, thinking we would have left overs or some to share. I made the dough and let it rise for 2 hours then punched it down right before church and rolled them out, cut them and placed them on the pan to rise for 2 more hours, but I knew it would be 4 hours before we got home so I hoped they would not rise too much.

We got home and they were perfect, then I baked them and brushed them with butter. Is your mouth watering right now? Can you smell them? Oh, they were good and all gone an hour after dinner. I kept looking at the pan and more would disappear, then they were gone. I did not even get one to save for a snack later. WE ATE 90 ROLLS!!!!! Holy cow! That's like a dozen each. Well, I did not eat a dozen, maybe 6 of them. Sorry, I was going to share but they were gone like that and I forgot to take a picture of them.

It might be awhile before I make them again cause they take a lot of time, so my family will have to wait. I might make bread sticks out of them for the Young at Heart tho.

Friday, May 22, 2009


click on this to see Parker and to watch the video of their win:

Here is Parker and the trophy. This was a huge win for Mountain View soccer and their first state title ever! Parker feels great to be a part of that. This game was up at the Rio Tinto Stadium last night and they WON! 3 to 1. Parker and his Coach
After the win

Parker and the ball

Starting of the game line up

Mic's scholarship to Dixie

Mic received the Dixie Dean scholarship to Dixie college that he is going to for a semester in August before his mission. YEAH! He also got the 10 ten award from Timpanogos. He also got honorary ropes to wear at graduation on his robe. We are very proud of him

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mic's HUGE award and VOTE for Mic!

Mic received the John Philip Sousa award in band. His name is going to be engraved on a plaque in the band room at Timpanogos for all to see. This award was given to Mic for his dedication and performance in band. This is a huge award and we are so proud of him. Great job Mic. He even got his very own first little trophy for band and of course my favorite candy bar!
This is really cool! Vote for Mic's song. He has about 60 votes so far but he needs to catch up to an Osmond who has over 1600 votes. Vote every day. Mic is the one with the the 2 little boys in overalls. That's when they were little. He is about #15 down.

Hey, this is Mic!
Remember that music showcase contest I was in?
Well its starting again for the summer showcase! Please vote for my song every day so I can get money for college!
Here's how it works:
1. Go to;
2. Then in the upper right-hand corner click: Sign up here!
3. Quickly enter in some info.
4. Now click on the SHOWCASE tab at the top and scroll down to find my name. Click it and listen to my song and vote! Vote EVERYDAY and TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!! Thanks

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mic's Seminary Graduation and Twin Sisters

Congratualations Mic!!!! Mic did a great job giving a wonderful talk and doing a musical with his friend. I can't believe he is graduating and going off to College and then a mission in 8 months. Mic was just this little guy (2) running around saying "I do, I do". That's was basically his first words and now he is all grown up. I am sad, but I am happy at the same time. I'm excited to see how he does on his own. Okay someone else has to learn to play the piano or I'm seriously going to go crazy without it! Haley is learning, but hurry up. Ha Ha!

This is my Mom Alice and Alice Ann Young. I have always thought they look alike and they have the same name. I had to get a picture. I asked Alice Ann to come and meet her twin sister.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Prom # 2 if you can see it

Here is Mic's last prom. The pictures are very small which I got off facebook. I'm waiting for a CD. Mic had a blast and they had a lot of fun. It was hard having 2 proms in one night at 2 different schools. I wanted to go to both of their houses to get pictures but they were doing them at the same time. Parker was ready and Mic's group was still going around picking up their dates, so I went to Rachel's(Parker's date) house and got pictures and I ended up not getting to Mic's to get pictures, but they are making a CD. Here are the pictures. Hope you can see them.

Monday, May 11, 2009

A GIGANTIC Mother's Day card

I love cards on Mother's Day! They are the best gifts and my kids all made me cards. Parker and Haley had a contest to see who could make me cry the most. First I read Parker's which is this one, the gigantic one(The frame by it is a 8 x 10, so you can see how big it is). His made me cry and so Haley said I am going to make Mom cry more. I was crying at all their cards. The things they wrote were from the heart. I loved it and I felt loved. This is what Parker wrote in his if you can read it. If you click on the picture you can read it better.
This is Haley's card to me.

This is Zac's card that he made at school

And this is Reilly's card he made at school. Mic's gift is not ready yet, but he has spent 3 hours on it and he also cleaned all the windows inside our house on Sat. I have wonderful kids. And I feel loved. I even got Mother of the Year award from my Mom and sisters. They gave me a big pot of pretty white flowers. Now that made me cry too. Happy Mothers Day everyone!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hope of America for the 4th time!!!

I totally love this program. We have gone to it 4 times now with our kids and we have one more to go. Those are kids in the flag with red, white and blue shirts on. It's so cool Reilly and his cousin Madi who were both in the program
The gang

Reilly's birthday was the same night so we made a big sign to hold up and Reilly saw it from the floor. We were sitting way up high. I told Reilly to look for the big green sign, that way he would be able to see where we were sitting. It worked.

Smile Reilly!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mic's Court of Honor

Congratulations Mic! We had over 90 people to come and see Mic's Court of Honor. Wow! We almost did not have enough chairs and cake. Thank you all for coming, that meant alot to Mic. Thank you for supporting him in his project and being there for him. Now we get to work on Parker. I think Mom and Dad's should have their Eagles too with all the work that goes into it. Where is my award???? Oh wait..... it's Mic and how proud of him I am. It feels so awesome to have an Eagle Scout for a son. Great job Mic! The family of the Eagle Scout.
Mic putting the Dad pin on his Dad. The Mom picture did not turn out so good.

Mic really felt that he wanted to give the mentor pin to Jeremy West. Mic really looked up to him and had some great times in scouts with him. Reilly is now in 11 year old scouts and we wish that the West were no moving. You guys are great with scouts

Mic and his Eagle we got him.

Mic and his table of all his scout accomplishments.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Prom # 1

Here is Parkers 1st prom. He was so excited for this day. He was in heaven. He has never wore a suit and he looked so good. He had a great time and he looks forward to many more. He said he is going to every dance there is. That's Parker for ya

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Womans Conference

Here is a picture of my Mom, sister Shelley and me at Womans Conference. I only went Thursday all day and we had so much fun. You guys have to go next year. I saw Sister Chipman and Sister Young there. Tons of people go and there is so many great speakers. We had a blast and got spiritually fed.