This is why I want to start blogging about all of my photos on this memory card. I know where I am headed and what I was doing BUT no idea who I was with (well, I have a couple ideas). This is another picture from college.  We were headed up to Monkey Rock in Idaho and a farmer was herding his sheep accross the road. It was completley random and I remember thinking it was forever until they moved… FOREVER! I will try to find photos of Monkey Rock.

I found a picture of Monkey Rock:
Monkey rock

A website describes Monkey Rock as,”Monkey Rock is a popular swimming hole for locals and nearby Brigham Young University-Idaho students who have learned about it from locals. The water temperature is fairly cool, which by no means is unwelcomed during the hot summer months. The waterfall is a fun feature at Monkey Rock, not to mention a popular engagement photo backdrop. The name “Monkey Rock” is derived from the crazies who jump off the rocks at the top of the falls to the pool below. Though not a great height, it’s important to be careful and only jump into areas clear of rocks and other hazards. Please use caution. Water levels fluctuate depending on the time of year, so use common sense when jumping off the rocks. When the water level is low, however, there is a water slide of sorts upstream from the falls.”

I remember times when the falls were INCREDIBLY strong. Guys would have to shove us under the water because we weren’t strong enough to make it. IT WAS STRONG! Once you were under the falls, it was so hard to breath. I remember having some fun times at Monkey Rock.

College Days



Not really sure when these were taken, besides it was with Elise Carlin Blatter.  She was one of my favorite college roommates.  I learned a lot from her. I probably shouldn’t say this but the first time I met her she was RUNNING to the bathroom… I will never look at magnesium citrate  the same.

Too many memories…


I really do not think there is such a thing BUT I look back  at all the photos on my cell phone memory card and want to write them all down before I forget.

Look at how beautiful Ashlee is!!! This is the day after Ethan was born. Ashlee had her first sleepover with me AND away from her mommy. I remember pulling out of the hospital parking lot and in the saddest  little voice Ashlee tearfully said, “Mommy?” It was so sad I cried too. Ashlee did go to work with me for a little bit before we went to meet Ethan.

We slept in the Covington house back living room. I hardly slept all night because every five minutes I was checking to see if Ashlee was breathing. It was a nerve-wracking night. Ashlee did wake me up one time with “Wolfie” in her arms growling at me like a bear that she was scared. I couldn’t figure out why until I heard my roommate in the front room snoring…. SHE SOUNDED LIKE A BEAR.

I have a huge soft spot in my heart for Ashlee. I alway hear about this tremendous amount of love a mother has for their newborn children. I can only imagine how strong it is because my love for my nieces and nephews is extremely strong.  



Samuel graduates from kindergarten tomorrow. My little munckin is growing up. This past one and a half years has been so much fun watching him grow up… he is making me feel old 😦 Anyways, yesterday we all went shopping to find graduation outfits. He wanted me to try on this blue, diamond-covered, poofy princess dress. Of course I did it… and no I did not take pictures BUT he said he would buy me the dress to get married in.


… WHEN I get around to it, I will post the video of my ifly experience…. it was fun. Do you ever get those times when you are so busy you don’t even know what you have done? That has been my life these past couple of months… so this afternoon I will go through my camera”S” and seen what I can find. I did do ifly the beginning of May at a retreat for work… it was amazing amounts of fun!

ImageI also have some serious plans for this summer… well craft plans. I want to get more in touch with my creative SEWING side so I am going to repair my sewing machine and try to repurpose/upcycle old clothing or clothes I find at garage sales… just for something fun to do. I see people do it on pinterest and I want to give it a try…

Nail tutorials will be coming soon too.