People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Sophie turned 6 this year and I can't believe she is going into 1st grade.  She is a goofy, funny, social butterfly.  Our house is the kid "hot" spot, because Sophie is queen bee of the bunch.  Actually, Regan calls it "Sophie's gang".  She wants to play and eat popsicles from sun up to sun down.  She is very sweet and is very helpful with Allie.  They play so well together.

Regan, Janie, and Sophie
This picture makes me fall over laughing!  What a goof ball!
Regan and Sophie swimming at the splash pad in St. George.
Sophie helping Aspen
Crazy hair day at school.  So fun!
I made these hats for Dr. Seuss Day at school.
Sweet girl.  What a beauty!

Allie loves her big sister "Dubby"
I love that dimple of hers:)

Sophie is not as excited for school to start.  She is happy that she get's the same teacher Regan had last year, Mrs. Frampton.  I'm excited too.  Life would definitely be dull without this crazy cute girl!


Regan was with Grandma and Grandpa Joy at Chuck-O-Rama and they bumped into an old friend of Tom's.  After a minute Tom introduces Regan.  The friend said, "I'm gonna marry you".  Regan looked shocked and immediately retorted, "You'll be dead when I'm old enough to get married!"  Tom and Virginia laughed so hard and Tom jokingly told Regan she ought to go tell his wife that he wanted to marry her.  Humor is lost on Regan, and so she went right up to his wife and told her.  What a girl!

Regan's 7th birthday
We were at a BBQ with some friends and one man was getting mad at his son for being rude to another adult.  Regan goes over and told him that he needed to count to ten or he would lose his temper.  "I've already lost my temper!"  So Regan goes behind him and picks up his invisible temper and hands it back to him with a smile.  "There you go.  I found it!"  Everybody had a good laugh.  Where does she get this stuff?
Regan's birthday bike.  She is such a pretty girl!

Regan is super excited for 2nd grade to start.  She has been reading like crazy this summer and is reading at a 3+ grade reading level.  Her biggest punishment would be to not let her read.  She still has a passion for all things nature and animals and would like to be a farmer, or a wildlife biologist, or an animal human(?).  She said an animal human is someone that protects animals from harm.  Isn't that an animal rights activist?  PETA?  Heaven help me!
Janie, Regan, and Sophie at Zion National Park with Grandma and Grandpa Joy

I was looking on for a nature book for Regan.  On the cover was a bird.
Regan: That's a kiwi bird!
Me: How do you know?
Regan:  Mom, I just know.
Me:  Well is that other thing a grapefruit rat?
Regan:  No silly!  There's no such thing as grapefruit rats.
Me:  Then how do you know there's a kiwi bird?
Regan:  It's in my bird book.  I'll show you.
There it all it's glory...the kiwi bird.  She is sharp as a tack and has a great memory.  Man I hope she doesn't  remember everything!