Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dad's 1950 3600 Three Quarter ton Chevy Truck

Dad left his truck to his boys and I have taken the initiative to try to get it up and running. It's a beautiful truck but it has been sitting for 10 plus years... so seeing as I am no mechanic, any suggestions?!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Carrying Developing Offspring Within the Body

Umm...this is an old random picture of me cliff jumping at good ol' powell!

24 weeks baby!!!

This is me sayin hi to my baby!

Some advice: DO NOT attempt to force piggy back rides on ornery prego ladies!

Danl would like to preset this post by noting her trepidation of me taking her picture while with child. We have had some requests to see Danl's "baby bump" and this is it, I'm no Ansel Adams, or Toni Carroll, or Erin Langford BUT I'm pretty sure I captured the essence of little Kade!

*** Note from Danelle. I know you are all thinking that by the looks of me I am going to give birth in a month... but no, I have four more months! Yeah, I know!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Suggestions please!

So at work I sit at a computer all day and its kinda boring, but I can listed to Cd's and such so I would like to listen to some books on CD to help pass the time. I of course, as many of you have already guessed, am listening to harry potter right now ha! But I want to read/listen to something new. So give me some ideas. Oh and if anyone suggests those dumb twilight books I will remove you from my friend list... I am not kidding :) So the moral of the story is give me book ideas but no twilight. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thank You!

This blog has been for the purpose of keeping a journal more than anything. I just wanted to take a second and thank everyone for their love and support. Dinners have been prepared, cards, flowers and cookies have been brought, phone calls have been made, and condolences sent. Experiences like this help you realize what true friendship means. A quick word about my sweet wife, she has been working so so so hard AND been very sick. Not only did she do all that, she was always there for me when I needed her, late nights and early mornings at the hospital, and on the phone all of the time. She is amazing! Anyway, thanks again to everyone!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A funny!

Its a new week and we thought we would post something a little more light-hearted. We are due right? Enjoy!

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Dad's Obituary

David Milner Skelton
David Milner Skelton
Born in Redding, California on Dec. 20, 1944
Departed on Nov. 11, 2008 and resided in , UT.

Visitation: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008
Service: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008
Cemetery: Bountiful City Cemetery
Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions.

David Milner Skelton

David Milner Skelton

December 20, 1944 to November 11, 2008

David Milner Skelton, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, passed away on November 11, 2008 in Bountiful, Utah surrounded by his family and friends.

David was born in Redding, California on December 20, 1944 to Brant (Tony) and Mary Milner Skelton, spent his first few years in Tooele, and later grew up in Woods Cross, Utah. David was a humble strong person who had a deep faith in God, which was developed through trials and adversity. David served an LDS mission to South Africa. Following his mission, David was able to baptize his mother and witness his parents sealing in the temple. Soon after, he met and courted his eternal and devoted sweetheart, Cheryl Hawkes. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 14, 1969.

David graduated with a degree in English Literature from Weber State College. He was a dedicated worker who taught Jr. High English Literature for five years, worked as a forklift operator at Garrett (ANR) Freight for 18 years, and ended his career working for the LDS Welfare Program at the Central Bishop's Storehouse.

David will be remembered for his unmovable love toward his family, friends and neighbors. He was always there for those who needed a helping hand. Those who knew him know of his talent for fixing anything and inventing such things as camping luxuries and a 70 ft. tree house. He was an active, strong man who had a knack for building things and working with wood. He had a deep love of literature and history. Those who heard him teach knew of his capacity for deep thinking and his command of the English language. Grandchildren would gather around at his knees knowing that sooner or later a piece of candy or a new toy would find its way into their hands. His wood working projects will keep his artistic legacy alive for generations.

The majesty of perfected manhood was sanctified within his course exterior. His intimate relationship and knowledge of the Gospel shone in his eyes. From the corridors of a pre-existent sphere, our best friend has taught us the meaning of life, in so doing leaving a covenant, sealed family.
David is survived by his wife, five children, Andy (Laura), Bryan (Tiffany), Dallin (Sarah), Alex (Danelle), and Marné, eleven plus grandchildren, younger sister (Denise Litster), and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his older brother (Brant).

Funeral services will be held at the Bountiful 9th Ward building, 500 East Center Street, Bountiful, Utah on Saturday, November 15th at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held on Friday, November 14, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main St. and Saturday at the ward prior to services from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for the kind nurses, doctors, and hospice workers who cared for him with loving respect during his final days.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

David Milner Skelton, my Father

The man I call Dad quietly slipped through the veil with his family by his side this afternoon. What an amazing man of God he is. In Dad's words... What a Guy!
I love you Dad, I miss you, I will try to make you proud.

Monday, November 10, 2008


I am not very good at putting things into words as eloquently as Alex is. These past few days have been very humbling as I have watched Alex's father deteriorate. I tell you not much in life is harder than watching your husband lose his father. I have all new levels of respect for Alex watching the way he has been handling things. Alex has always spent a lot of time helping his family. He and his brothers have so many memories helping dad with his projects. Alex is so willing to serve. He has been such a support for his Mom at this time. I can't even describe how incredible Alex is and has been through everything. I wont list everything he has done but he sure amazes me! He has an incredible father and it has been a very sweet experience sharing memories of him as the family has waited in the hospital room the past few days. This has been something we knew would happen as Dad's health has gone down hill the past few years but it is still so hard to watch and go through. We have had so many amazing friends and family that have supported us. Thanks to you all. Here are a few pictures of Alex and his Dad over the years. They have a very special relationship and Alex has learned so many valuable lessons from his dad. I love you Alex!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Ashamed of the Prophets?

This is a great quote I stole from a friend ( thanks Ryan ), which sums up my feelings of the latest events and the events I am sure that are to come. President Monson is absolutely not JUST the Prophet for our church. He is called to be the Prophet of the WORLD. Those who find it hard to follow him will find themselves on scary paths. In or out of the Church.

"Make no mistake about it, brothers and sisters, in the months and years ahead, events are likely to require each member to decide whether or not he will follow the First Presidency. Members will find it more difficult to halt longer between two opinions. President Marion G. Romney said, many years ago, that he had 'never hesitated to follow the counsel of the Authorities of the Church even though it crossed my social, professional or political life..'

"This is hard doctrine, but it is particularly vital doctrine in a society which is becoming more wicked. In short, brothers and sisters, not being ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ includes not being ashamed of the prophets of Jesus Christ. . . . Your discipleship may see the time when such religious convictions are discounted. . . . This new irreligious imperialism seeks to disallow certain opinions simply because those opinions grow out of religious convictions."

"Before the ultimate victory of the forces of righteousness, some skirmishes will be lost. Even in these, however, let us leave a record so that the choices are clear, letting others do as they will in the face of prophetic counsel."

"Jesus said that when the fig trees put forth their leaves, 'summer is nigh.' Thus warned that summer is upon us, let us not then complain of the heat."

From "A More Determined Discipleship" by Elder Neal A. Maxwell of the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy. Found in Ensign, Feb 1979, 69–73. An address delivered at Brigham Young University, 10 October 1978.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Broken Record?

Proposition 8 has been through the thickets time and time again and it probably will not stop. This post is not to go over the specifics. I just spent a lot of time researching BOTH sides. When all is said and done a Prophet of the Lord has asked us to support proposition 8. I decided a long time ago that if the Prophet asked me to follow him into hell, I would do it with no question. God's mouthpiece has spoken, will we have courage to follow? It really doesn't matter what I think, or my small personal opinions, call it blind faith, I don't really care. In the Temple I made certain covenants. If I go against those covenants I automatically forfeit blessings and the Holy Spirit. President Monson asked me to support something, I have faith in the living Messiah, so I WILL FOLLOW!


Following Suit

Along with a lot of you we also feel it necessary to go private. We want all of your e mails so please leave them! We'll keep it open probably for another month or so. Thank you.
If you leave your email as a comment on the blog then we will delete it when we get it or you can email it to me at danelle_3@msn.com. Thanks!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

What was I thinking?!?!

Yeah I made it about an hour and a half into the day before I realized not taking unisom was a bad idea. Thank heavens for good neighbors named Cinda who donate from their unisom supply!
Its amazing how much of a difference unisom really makes! Thanks Cinda!

Friday, October 31, 2008


We haven't posted in a while ... not much has been happening. Today I wish I could either trick-or-treat OR that my sibling could still trick-or-treat, then I could raid their candy. Its my job as big sis right? PLUS that can by my payment for all the rides being given to them. They really don't know how lucky they are, I never had a big sis to give me rides. Ok.. that's not what I am blogging about today, and I really don't know what this blog will entail. So far the best point has been the fact that I want some candy. (Thank heavens for an awesome mother in law who so generously donated from her stash!) Being pregnant has its benefits :) On the pregnant note, tonight I am going to be brave and not take my unisom and b6. It has been heaven sent for the past three months or so but I am all out and want to make sure I don't need it before I buy more. I have been feeling a lot better lately so I am thinking this will be good. I have figured out a pattern, I can go four days with out throwing up. THAT'S NOT TOO BAD!!! I could handle this for another five months! So.... we shall see how this goes. I know I know this is like the best post ever huh? I don't really have much to say, except for one more thing. Alex is just an awesome guy and is so caring and service oriented. Every spare minute he has had lately he has been helping his brother remodel their house and helping his mom with various tasks. He is just awesome. And my niece and nephew are crazy because they are climbing on the roof!!! They are nuts. I don't think they understand how scary it really is. I think I will post a random picture just so this post isn't so boring. :)
Maybe our little Skeltonator will be some kind of mix of these...

This is just a random picture from when we were dating. I know... I was skinnier then :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Baby Boy Skelton!!!

It took the doctor a little while to find anything but he eventually found the "third leg"! It is so fun watching our little boy move around I look forward to seeing it every month! This time it was harder to see than last time because he is getting so big! The Doctor said everything is going well and our little guy looks healthy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tomorrow is like CHRISTMAS!!!!!

We find out what our baby is tomorrow night at 7:00!!!!!!! EEEKKK!!! I wonder if I will be able to sleep tonight!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

On Occasion . . .

There are certain "mormonisms" if you will that have the tendency to leave a sour taste in your mouth, either from sheer abundance and overuse or . . . well that's all. Hence the reason you can find most of them in certain mormon movies. If you notice 98 percent of them are actually true, even though we continue to exert our efforts to mock them. On occasion I find this one in particular to be true, painful as it is to vocalize. "Look at the bigger picture", or "eternal perspective", there are different versions, but I am sure you get it.
The word remember is frequenced so much in the gospel because said Pres. Eyring, He knew we would forget that "big picture". Yesterday I almost completely forgot. I did however remember how cheap and unfair this mortal test can be. . .
I also remembered on a quiet hill named golgotha there were covenants perfected, standards kept, promises fulfilled, and a Gethsemane visited twice, in a sort of reverenced understanding without complaint, and how my seemingly harsh lynchings were but dross, and really not that bad when all is said and done, in comparison to the seething hell that was placed upon the shoulders of him who is the "finisher of our faith." Looking, on occasion at the big picture, really can make a difference, and if I can maybe remember some part of that miracle at least once a day, somehow I will come out of the Lord's furnace a bit brighter than yesterday.
All of these daily events, comings and goings, who is better than who, who thinks they have more power than they really do, who has more toys, who can complain more, which guy would be better to run our country into the dirt, who gets the bigger paycheck ETC.
ALL will fade into a simple background as we kneel and account for our actions, and our heart, before our Judge. It is my job to see that moment accomplished purely and with an unshakable testimony, no matter how hard my Gethsemane "seems" at the time and in the moment, just as the Master did I need to be ready and willing to fight as Elder Maxwell put it "in the shade of circumstance" and not to be a "summer soldier and sunshine patriot."

Monday, October 13, 2008

You know you're pregnant when.....

... you can't decide between a butter finger shake from Iceberg or a princess keva from Keva Juice and your husband gets sick of waiting for you to decide and gets you both. Ha! Alex is the best!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Some of our Passions

Danl wanted to share her piano with everyone, before her Grandma passed away she said she wanted Danelle to have her piano and music! It is a blessing to have Grandma Paulsen's piano in our home, Thanks Grandma! Danl plays amazingly even though she would never admit it. She is very very good, not just any ordinary pianist. And she is hot.

My brothers and I participated in the 2008 Tour de Cure this past summer. We try to go every year. The one on the left is Dallin (the ultimate sprinter) and the one in the middle is Andy (the ultimate climbing machine). My other brother, Bryan used to have mad cycling skills and was amazing on a bike, but unfortunately he has numerous health issues and cannot participate in sports like he used to. We have had an extreme passion for cycling ever since we were little, Andy could easily be a Domestique but he chooses to be a seminary teacher and a father, Dallin really could be an amazing sprinter but he would have to be away from his family, something he probably doesn't want to do. Anyway we love riding together!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

This cute little girl is one of the girls in our ward that I nanny. The fun part about nannying in the ward is that I get to go with the Mom's group. We have some awesome people in our ward and I love hanging out with them. I stole these pictures from my friend Alisha. She is an awesome photographer! (Thanks for the pictures!) The biggest reason I took these pictures is because there some that are just hilarious! They make these big slides on stacks of hay bales. We climbed up to the big one to find that it was really steep and .... too scary. Cinda and Kristen were the only ones braves enough to try it. I for sure was not so I was glad that Lucy didn't want to either. So the first slide picture is Cinda going down the big slide and the other two are of me, Lucy, and Ryan going down the LITTLE slide. The sad part is look how scared I look! I am such a freak I know! I am a big wimp!

What a loser!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Silly ol' Danl!

Sometimes I feel like this clown, actually more often than not I do!

I feel the need to make some points of clarification on my sweet wife's last blog. Most of the guys, I am sure (at least those that take the time to read these), noticed that the date I performed the calling of home teaching was the last day of the month! (kudos to me!) Therefore forfeiting all blessings that would have come if not for procrastination. Those of you who read it must have also been thinking, "Well my husband, brother, uncle, grandpa, nephew, father etc. has, or is done or doing, all of that AND MORE! And they go about it with no recognition or glory. I do not profess busy-ness, greater than thou-ness, or more on my plate than you-ness! I, like so many others reading this, try my best in going about my daily duties as a Husband, Father to be, citizen, and any callings I may possess and in so many instances push when "Someone" is telling me to pull- only through the fact that the Lord in his wisdom feels sorry for me that I "don't get it" yet. I seek no glory or rewards for the infinitesimal tasks I attempt to complete on a daily basis. At the same time I thank Danl for the sweet comments she has made. Thanks to all of you, that have had anything at all to do with Danl or I.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Kudos to Alex!!

Ok I just have to tell everyone how amazing and perfect Alex is. I am not as good at making things sound all beautiful and perfect like he does but he really is so awesome! He gets up so early every morning and goes to work till four thirty then he goes to school till about nine thirty every night. Then he comes home and does homework till like eleven. I realize that so many people in the world also do this but it amazing to me how positive he is about it. He does it with out complaint at all! And the best part is that he comes home and cleans!! I know this is my job and I am a total slacker but I also say I feel too sick. And as true as that is it is still a lame excuse for me to leave that to slave man Alex. Yet he comes home so happy and upbeat and is so cute to me being his silly fun self, and does the dishes, homework, and all the million other things he does with out stopping. Oh yeah, and last night he walked in the door and said sorry I will be back in a minute but I have to go do my home teaching! Even as busy as he is he still finds home teaching important! I know I am rambling and you dont find this as great as me, but I just wanted everyone to know how amazing my husband is!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok thats all!

On a side note....
A; Sorry for the no pictures thing. I need to get a new USB cord for our camera so we can put pictures on the computer. We used to use our camera's on our phones (Lame I know!) But they are both broken now so... that's why.
B; We had our second doctors appointment last week. I have had lots of good intentions to blog about it but the main reason I haven't yet is because I wanted to put up the picture but I need to scan it and haven't yet. So that's why. But everything went well. I was a blast to be able to see the baby so well. It is a busy little baby. It kept kicking the side and bouncing up over and over again. Yeah, I know that will be fun when I can actually feel it! So... everything is going well. We are in the second trimester now so we shall see how things go! I am looking forward to the awesomeness everyone says the second trimester is!! Oh, and we find out what our baby is on OCTOBER 22ND!!!!! CANT WAIT!!!

Ok shut up Danelle. I know no one likes to read long posts with no pictures! LOS CIENTOS!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dedicated to Danl!

Yesterday I had the unfortunate, sobering experience of watching, as my dear sweet wife struggled for the words as she said her last mortal words of goodbye to her Grandma Paulsen. Danelle had a close connection with her Grandma and has many many sweet memories of her. She has been such a strength to her whole family through all of this, and on top of all of that, she takes care AND puts up with all of my shannanigans (oh and she is carrying our child). I just wanted to quickly acknowledge her strength and love. Danl you are truly one of my greatest heroes and my best friend. Love you!

Monday, September 8, 2008

If Alex were in the marching band...

So this weekend we were at my parents and my Dad brought this instrument into the room. And Alex being the so cute husband that he is said "Look honey its your favorite instrument!" Alex is so sweet in remembering that I love the French Horn but... this is a Marching TUBA!! HAHA!! I guess they kinda look the same because there are circles in the tubing of both and to give Alex credit he had never seen a Marching Tuba before. He was so fascinated by it that he wanted to try it and my Dad taught him how to play Mary had a little lamb. It was so fun to watch him! haha! Enjoy the pictures!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

First doctors visit :)

We had been soo excited for this appointment that it was like Christmas morning yesterday! I woke up at 6 and couldn't get back to sleep I was so excited! We have an ultrasound picture but I am still figuring out how to get it on here, so you will see it eventually. Even though you can't really tell much. haha!! We also got to hear the heartbeat! He said you can't really hear it tell week 12 or 14 but he said we got lucky because we heard it! And we have it on our little DVD so we can listen to it whenever we want! Also, we thought I was about 9 1/2 weeks but we are actually at 8, as you will see the digression in our little floating baby. It is such a gift to have a week and a half of morning sickness back. ha! Ok I know it would have been the same anyways, but I was counting how many days I thought I had left. haha! But its really not that bad. We are just sooo excited! Alex is so cute and excited! He told me he had to take the ultrasound picture to work so he could make copies, which he did. But I think a lot of that reasoning was so he could show off the picture, which is also did! He has been so sweet to me and he is really going to be the greatest dad ever!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

2 year Anniversary

Yesterday was our 2 year anniversary! I really cannot believe how fast these two years have gone by. Part of my feels like I was just single going to college and on institute council. The other part of me feels like I have been with Alex forever and I can't even remember not being with him. He is so amazing! Falling in love with him was the funnest and best thing I have ever done! He is so fun to be married to! He is always making me laugh and coming up with crazy things. I am so so blessed to have him. He is sooo good to me! He will be such a wonderful Daddy!

Last Friday we went to a Bed and Breakfast in Salt Lake. It was fun to get away but we were a little disappointed with the place, but that's OK. The saddest part was when we tried to turn on the Olympics, channel five was the only one that wouldn't come it. So after they were over we figured out that if you push the T.V. video button channel five works just fine! So we missed some precious Olympic time! ha! After dinner we walked down to watch the tour of Utah face that was in down town that night. It was actually really exciting to watch. It was a time trial so they went around a couple blocks for an hour and a half. Alex was so cute and excited about it! I have a video of it and that is about all I have from the weekend. Anyways... Thanks Alex for such an awesome 2 years!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry its so fuzzy. It was taken with my phone because that is what I had available! Ha!

Thursday, August 7, 2008


There are three things I want to do with my blog but I haven't a clue how! So if anyone could give me some guidance that would be greatly appreciated!

A : I want to get one of those this is what your baby looks like right now things. haha!!
B : I would like to have one of those things that tells you the last update under the blog name of all our friends.
C : I don't know how to make certain words a link.
I know I am crazy but it frustrates me that I cant figure these stupid things out!!! hahahaha!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Pre-mortal hitchhiker!!

We are going to be parents!! Woo hoo we are so excited!!! We have been wanting and praying for this for almost a year and we can't believe it is really happening! Its been incredible because we were told by the doctor that it was not going to happen this month! So we were totally shocked and we couldn't be happier! Alex has been telling everyone he talks to that he is going to be a daddy! He is so excited! He is already talking to my belly. He says "Baby.. I am your father!" Yeah he must think he is Darth Vator or something! Hahaha! But anyways we are sooo very excited!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I know I already posted about Jeralyn aka Sister Turnblom leaving, but I just had to tell this funny story. So after the movie was over and they said the closing prayer Jeralyn got up and said "Love you guys! See you later" and ran out the door. We thought she was kidding and was going to come back in, but she never did!! Kinda wierd I know! So there was no hugging or goodbyeing that was it! Maybe it was easier for her! Everyone was in shock, and my Mom and Dayna took it the hardest. So now we are punishing her with no letters for the next 3 months! ha - jk!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Good luck Jer!!

My little sister Jeralyn had her farewell speech yesterday. She did such a great job! We are so excited for her and we are going to miss her while she is gone!! We had a lot of fun visiting with the cousins at my parents house after church. There are five of us about the same age group that get a long really well. The older three of us all got married within four months of each other and now the younger two are going on missions with in a couple months of each other. So we spent a lot of time talking together and it was a blast!

I had a hard time finding pictures of her and this is an old one from my wedding but its a fun sister picture!

Isn't she a cutie?! She will be an awesome missionary!

This is my cute Grandma and Grandpa on my Dad's side. After 57 years of marriage they still hold hands! Awww! My grandpa told us that day that he still likes to spank her when she walks by! Hahaha!! I thought that was cute! I told her he said that and she rolled her eyes and laughed in a cute little giddy way! Now that's how I want to be when I grow up! They have been such good examples for us! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa T!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


make AleWe hope you like our next blog design and also hope that it doesn't made you dizzy. Alex decided to be the new blog designer and I don't know if he just couldn't decide on a color or what, but this is what we ended up with! Hope you enjoy it! Oh and P.S. I did not make Alex Blog! :)


I'm not a huge movie buff like some, but I love the batman movies! THIS BLEW THEM ALL AWAY!!! Actually it blew everything away and the best part . . . No Sex! No Swearing! It's clean! Danl wanted to come but was unable to attend, so I took my little sister.

Too bad Heath is gone because he was quite amazing!
P.S. Danl made me blog.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

American Idol Concert!!

In case you were wondering, this is the stage. We couldn't get very many good pictures because it was too dark. But the concert was a blast!! I know I am crazy but I couldn't believe that we were actually there watching them live! My favorites were Michael Johns and Carly Smithson. That girl has one heck of a voice! She knocked everyone's socks off she was so amazing!!!! We didn't get to hear much of David Archuletta's singing just because everyone was screaming the whole entire time!! But I am sure I would have loved his performance as much as the other two if I could have actually heard him sing! Every time someone said something about Archuletta the crowd would go nuts!!

This is the best picture we could get of us since there wasn't much lighting. But notice I am plugging my ears because the screaming was soooo loud!! My ears were ringing for at least an hour after the show.

I know the picture isn't very clear here, but this is our drunk friend. When we sat down next to him Alex thought he was going to pass out because his beer smell. And I noticed that his drink was almost gone then told Alex soon he wouldn't have to worry about it. But he went and got another, then another and kept on doing so the rest of the night! He assured us that he was only there to support his wife. But she sat down the whole time while he was up and dancing and singing at the top of his lungs! He was nuts!! But quite entertaining I suppose!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Memory Lane

Here's a fun tag for ya:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together (this goes for either Alex or I). It doesn’t matter if you knew me a little or a lot, if we’ve actually met in person or not, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. If you don’t want to play on your blog, or if you don’t have a blog, I’ll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


I just wanted to let everyone know that if they need to get ahold of us Monday night we will not be available because we are going to the AMERICAN IDOL CONCERT!!!! WOOO HOOO!!!!! I am so stinkin excited! Alex Skelton AKA: The best husband in the world bought us floor seats to the show because he wanted to surprise me because he is cute and knows how obsessed I am. He is seriously so awesome! Not only did he sit through every single episode with me he totally indulged me in having to talk about the show all the time! And now he got me tickets!! Oh he is so awesome!!! Only Five more days!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Water Fight!!!

I was minding my own business, when Danl out of the blue just randomly starts making fun of me! I warned her multiple times that I would get her wet if she did not stop! I gave her an ultimatum then I soaked her foot as she was sitting on the porch.

Danl swiftly ran to the next hose and turned it on, I ran into the house as she was squirting the door, then I tactfully charged and tackled her gently and soaked her to the bone!

What most of you may not know about Danl is that she is FREAKISHLY strong! She violently flipped me over and soon I was also soaked! We were rolling around on 200 East in Farmington with hoses on full blast and laughing our heads off like 2 school kids!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sod day!

So today we drove to down to Spanish Fork to help Alex's
brother Andy lay sod. We are still finding dirt in our ears,
pockets and everywhere else!

This is Andy & Laura before the sod was down.

This is cute little Daniel he carried his little wagon of scraps
around the whole time ready to help patch in the holes!

Then the boys installed a new front door, which didnt really fit.
So Alex got out the sawzell and made the door space a little bit bigger. :)
This stupid door took longer to put in than laying sod in the whole yard!

Isn't he so cute?!?

ABC now you know Alex!!

A: Attached or single? Attached at the hip! And I love every minute of it!
B: Best friend? Danl!
C: Cake or pie? Pepperidge Farm frozen CAKE!
D: Day of choice? Any day with Danl is a good day
E: Essential item? My orbea . . . and Milk
F: Favorite color? Blue but depends on what it is for
G: Gummy bears or worms? I like those glowie sour worms
H: Hometown? Bountiful
I: Favorite indulgence? Cycling
J: January or July? July (Tour de France month)
K: Kids? I wish, I love em!
L: Life isn't complete without? Danl! Cycling and Family
M: Marriage date? A good thing to memorize
N: Number of brothers and sisters? 1 sister 3 brothers
O: Oranges or apples? Oranges
P: Phobias? Moose, exploding computers, hairy women
Q: Quote: "Can she fit comfortably in an average sized row boat?", "Wait, buffalo are'nt real."
R: Reasons to smile? Waking up next to Danl, covered wagons, the peace treaty between the Netherlands and the Balkan Islands, Jamaican people, babies.
S: Season of choice? End of summer into fall
T: Tag 3 people?
U: Unknown fact about me? I love the zoo!
V: Vegetable? Steamed asparagus, broccoli
W: Worst habit? High pitch whistle that sometimes only dogs in China can hear
X: X-ray or ultrasound? I don't see the point of this question
Y: Your favorite food? Cottage cheese,mandarin oranges, kool aid jello, and cereal
Z: Zodiac sign? Have no clue, don't really care!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


So I just wanted to post Alex's newest accomplishment. He learned how to do front flips the other day and is rather excited about it. So here are a couple of videos to show. The first one he doesn't quite land it, but its fun to watch so I added them on. Sorry they are kinda hard to see, I used my camera phone


Alex's sister Marne', gave Alex tickets to see Stomp at Capital Theater
for his birthday. We went last Friday night with his Mom and Marne'.
It was awesome and so much fun!! Thanks Marne'!

We ate at Olive Garden before the show.

Mom and Marne'

Dont worry about Alex's big thumb in the middle of the picture!

This is Alex and I and the stomp stage behind us!