Tuesday, September 30, 2008

General Conference!

We are very excited for General Conference. But I have to tell you a funny story leading up to Conference this weekend. It all begins about 2 years ago, we decided to purchase Direct TV, and discovered that they have the BYU channel. (Before Direct TV we had Dish Network for 2 years and before that we had Bunny ears.) We really enjoyed having all the fun channels. But about 3 or 4 months ago we decided to get rid of it, (children not obeying parents, abusing the rights to watch TV, etc., we have all been there before) so I canceled Direct TV. We have not missed it at all.(All of our TVs are on the older side so they don't even have internal antennas, so we weren't getting any channels.) The girls didn't even squawk at the fact that they couldn't watch Hannah Montana or Wizards of Waverly Place any more. It has been really nice, the girls have learned to play with each other again. But a couple of Sundays ago we were reminded that last weekend was fast Sunday because Conference is this weekend. Jared and I at the same time looked at each other and said in unison, "We can't watch conference in our PJ's!". It was funny! (had to be there, kind of moment) So we have been trying to decide what we were going to do for conference:

1. Get dressed up in our Sunday best both Saturday and Sunday and go to the Stake Center to watch conference
2. Or go out and buy rabbit ears so we can watch Conference on our TV at home and in our PJ's.

We opted for #2, I went and purchased one of these so that we could enjoy Conference in the comfort of our home

Monday, September 22, 2008

LPP Ward Camp out!

We just had our Ward camp out. It was at Fort Tuthill. It is an old Military Base. The girls and I went up on Friday afternoon and came home Saturday afternoon. Jared had to stay in town to take an NRA Shotgun course. Our friends the Urichs pulled our trailer up to the camp out for us (so the girls and I didn't have to pitch a tent, we are so spoiled now) and they stayed in the trailer also. It was fun to be had by all. I thought that I would be able to get more pictures, but even with the girls older it was still hard having only one adult. Breanna was the one taking the pictures for me so she isn't in any of the pictures. But we had a very nice time in the COOL pines of Flagstaff. On the way home we stopped off at Beaver Creek (a creek with running water in AZ, I know can you believe it, we do have running water) and the girls played in the water for a little bit, and of course ate lunch. It was really a nice relaxing time. Now the girls are asking what we are going to be doing this weekend. (Jared is finishing up the NRA course this weekend.) I voted to stay home.

All of the cute little girls that were at the Ward Camp out!
Amber with her friends Shelby and Jade!

(Sorry the pictures are so fuzzy! I think that my camera is starting to crap out on me. Bummer! Guess what I'm getting for Christmas!!!)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Yes, we have another Student of the Month in our family!
On Friday Morning Candace was awarded "Student of the Month" for her class for the Month of September. Way to go Rosie we are so proud of you!!! This is what Mrs. Pope had to say about Candace:
"Candace comes to school every day prepared to learn. She puts an extra effort into every task. She is a team player and shows exemplary behavior."

Candace is in the front row 1st child on your left.

And our Amber received a "TRRFCC Ticket" on Friday morning also. Way to go Amber we are so pleased with your decision to help others. Mrs. Gray her teacher had this to say about her:

"Amber is a very caring person she helped another student clean up their mess."

Just to let you know, TRRFCC stands for: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


It is a wonderful day here at the Lee house! Breanna has GRADUATED from Speech Therapy! We are so excited for her, it has been a long time coming. She started speech in the 1st grade and is now in the 6th grade. Congratulations for accomplishing your goal Breezy! We love you!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We are truly at the next step in our lives! Jodi has started school and is thoroughly enjoying it. The girls are all settling into their new school schedules. I have started working part time for a friend Gayle Juhl. She and her husband own a home based business called Metro Site Inspections! I work from 7:30 in the morning to about 10:00 or 10:30 in the morning. I am really enjoying working for Gayle. It is proving to be very challenging though. The hours that I am working are normally the hours that I try to get chores done around the house. I try to get them done before Jared goes to sleep, so I don't wake him when he is sleeping. Jared has helped out allot since I have started working. He will empty the dishwasher and load it for me, he will vacuum the floors for me. There are many perks to having all your children in school. Our home stays clean, it never gets as messy as it used to. It is working out very nice. Although I do miss the morning time that I would get to spend with Jared if I were home. I know that my hours are not full time, but we are still trying to adjust to me working at all. Having been home for over 10 years it is really strange. Love to all! The Lee's

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Our Weekend!

We had a very nice weekend! We were supposed to go the the Cinders with the Larson's, Cuthbert's, and the Lowry's, but our plans changed. And when I was talking with all of the other wife's, they were also HAPPY that we ended up not going, because that meant that they didn't have to go also. Kinda funny, these husbands of ours will not go riding anymore with out each other. So our weekend started out Jared sold an engine that we have had in the garage for over 12 years (YES, he has had it longer than we have been married. I can't believe that I let him move it to AZ!). Then he went with his buddy Dax and they loaded all of the dirt bikes and quads onto the trailer so that the guys could go riding on Saturday morning. On Saturday Jared went riding with the guys, and the girls and I cleaned Candace and Jodi's bedroom. In the afternoon we went over to the Cuthberts home for a swimming party and BBQ. We had a blast! At about 9:30 Saturday night Jared got called into work, and was home within an hour. At 5am Sunday morning Jared got called back into work and was gone all day Sunday. APS has been working around the clock since last Thursday, when we had a very bad storm here. They called the storm that we had a "Hurricane on Land". Winds were steady over 100 mph. Jared and I were very excited about him being called in. He will get paid Double time! Yippee! Then on Monday we got up and cleaned the house, because we had Jared's family over for a BBQ, before Jared and his Dad had to go to bed so that they could work that evening. All in all it was a fun and relaxing weekend! I just wish that I had pics of the girls swimming! But I forgot to take my camera!