Cherish the Moments

Familly and Friends,
We have some frieds that were in our ward, but are not anymore because of a ward split. We just hear the most terrible news, that their 7 month old daughter has stage 4 cancer. What a blow to a family to bring a beautiful little child into the world, and then that fast have a chance to lose her.

President Monson taught us so perfectly this last conference to live in the moment. The Mom in this family commented on her blog how they had a park day last Saturday, and went and played at the park as a family. This was before they found out about their daughter. She said she watched as her husband played with their boys as they ran down the hill. She told of how their daughter lit up anytime her dad walked into the room with her. She mentioned how great it was and how she was able to basically count her blessings of the opportunity to be parents and to have such beautiful children.

How wonderful to have had that experience. How sad to have the one they are in now.

So my thoughts...we need to listen to all that the Prophet and other leaders teach us. We need to listen in our prayers, and what we are being asked to do. And we really do need to live in the moment. Not that we don't plan for the future or learn from the past, but living in the moment lets us enjoy every stage of life, every experience, and have those experiences tucked away as memories that we can cherish always.

I appreciate and love my family, and will be trying harder to live in the moment. I extend to all of you, the same council from President Monson, live in the moment.

Have a good week, and have fun on Halloween night. Be with your family, and have fun. Even you Dad's, step up and be a bigger part of your kids days. I'm going to do the same.



Busy Weekend

Rilee was on the swim team this year, and ended up swimming the longest race, the 500 free. It's 20 pool lengths, and she was 12th at regionals, and moved up to 10th after finals. Sadly, they only took the top 8 to state competition. Next year!

And of course we have soccer. Usually 5 games on Saturday. Today we just had 1. Cole played Thursday, the girls played Friday night and Jase didn't play today. Anyway here is Delaney taking charge of throwing the ball back in the game. Notice how they run after the ball no matter what position they play?

Here is Clay enjoying the game. This is a very rare shot of Clay sitting still. This never happens.

Jase went to Home Coming with Jessica and a bunch of friends. They all went in the van, went to dinner and then to the dance. They had a great time. Crazy that he is this old and doing these things. Check out the shoes on Jase. Grandpa Dave's old top siders, yes light blue, dark blue and white. Jase took them last time in California, thinks they are the coolest shoes in the world.

Last but not least, Clay has learned a new trick. Escaping from the crib. Here we go...The other night he woke up, got out and ran into the door of his room because it was dark. So now we make sure the door is wide open.

Just some of our events this last weekend. Always something going on. I know there is a lot going on in your lives too. Just remember to cherish the moments. It's hard sometimes since we are focused on income and diffenent things. Don't take advantage what we have in life. Have a good week.



You Have Got to Watch these videos!

I found this on the camera, and just had to share with you what we get on a daily basis around here. Never a dull moment. It's funny, one minute they are bugging each other and picking at each other, and the next they do things like this and look like they are best friends. Hope you enjoy.

And the oldest geek of the family was a cheerleader for the powder puff football game. I thought I had a better picture of him showing his socks and shorts, but you can get the idea what he looked like with the headband.

Here you go, our oldest in action. Wow what a great bunch of fun kids. We are so proud! I look forward to your comments.

And here he is again...



Temple trip with Grandma and Grandpa Warner...started in Las Vegas, then to St. George, spent the
night with the Monsons. Then went to Manti, then on up to Provo. Went to the Provo Temple, then
the next day to Mt. Timpanogus, Jordan River, and Salt Lake City. Then on Saturday they went
to conference to the afternoon session. Then the boys went to Priesthood session. lots of fun and
320 baptisms. Grandpa Dave did all the baptisms and didn't complain. Actually he only complained
about the kids at night not going to bed, and having ice fights.
Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for a great trip!

At the Conferenct Center

BYU and Salt lake City in the rain


Things going on...

Cole, Jase and I want motorcycle riding the other day. The kids were still out of school, and Cole has been begging me for a couple weeks to take them. We had a good time, though it wasn't long enough.

Then the three of us went to the lake with the Craigs and went wakeboarding. Of cours, I took the pictures, so there is not one of me. But I did wakeboard too.
School is back in session this week, which is a good thing. We get so tired during breaks because the kids nover go to bed! Nice to have them going to bed on time again. Robin and I actually have some time at the end of the day to watch tv and talk.
Hope all is well for everyone, have a good week.


Two postst today-please read on

Cole teaching Clay the proper place for a boy, and the things to know how to fix a motorcycle!

Making brownies in the kitchen. You can see everyone's part in the system!
And Jase is in his normal position!!!

Fun in the Family Room

Some shots of the Geeks!

Just having some fun! This is one of those times 6 kids is a good number!!!

Can someone tell me how to get the pictures side by side instead of one on top of the other. I just shoot from the hip on this stuff.

So an update on the diet...I did it for 8 days. I was supposed to do it for 10 but couldn't take it anymore. I craved the taste of something other than lemonaid! Funny thing is I really was never hungry from not eating since the lemonaid fills you up, but my sense of smell was increased and I could smell all kinds of great smells and they were always from food. So I got back to food. For the first day however, my food was orange juice instead of lemonaid. On the second day, dinner was soup broth, soup from scratch, which was all vegies no meat. Third day was back to food and I had a burrito which gave me heart burn. Anyway, I'm back to all food now, but I don't drink soda anymore and I'm trying to cut out the fast food. Good experience!

So two more days off and the kids will be back in school. Sometimes these breaks are too long. It messes up our getting up time and going to bed time.

All are invited to our yearly Halloween party at our house. Also, we are staying here for Thanksgiving again this year, and extend an invite to any family in California that would like to come out and stay with us. This is unoficial, but it's extended to everyone. Amy and Ken are going to Utah, and I'm not sure what Jillian and Todd are doing. We heard some talk that some people would like to come out, so we are inviting.

Have a good week all!



OK, just want to clear this up. I, Sean, wrote the last entry. I am the one being cleansed! (I am so craving food.) Robin is thinking about it. I am now down about 10 pounds, but I think I'm done. 7 days of no food so far, and tomorrow I really can't eat anything except soup broth. It was worth it though, I feel much better, lighter and healthier.


Fall break to California

Well, the kids have 2 weeks off for fall break, so we went to California. Mainly to take the van to my Mom and Dad. They took our 4 oldest and a cousin to Utah to go to conference. On the way they went to several temples and did baptisms at each one they visited. Thanks Mom and Dad, awesome trip! So Robin, Delaney and Clay stayed in Brea and visited family and friends and went to Sea World. Me...what did I do...oh yeah, I drove out with them and stayed a couple days and flew home. Someone has to work so they can play! Can I tell you, I was bored to death. While being bored, I decided to take Uncle Jimmy's challenge to do the Master Cleanse and cleanse my body. I have gone 6 days with no food, except for a special lemonade and herbal tea. The tea is called "Smooth Move", I will let you figure out what it's for. So, I have lost about 8 pounds, my sense of smell is much more sensitive, and I crave food. Strangely I am not really hungry, just crave tastes. Oh well, I'm trying to do it for 10 days. Jimmy just finished and did it for 18 days. Crazy.

Everyone add Delaney's new blog to your list. She is very excited and would love comments.