Monday, June 17, 2013

My Gymnastics Girl!

So, Emery has one more competition for this season. I am so proud of my baby girl.  At the beginning of her 3rd grade school year, she had taken 4 maybe 5 gymnastics classes.  We were in a better financial situation so we decided to put her in gymnastics.  I was super excited!!! So we put her in a recreational gymnastics class and it was soon discovered she was advanced.  They (the gymnastics teachers) put her in a gymnastics class that was more advanced and still she needed something more challenging.  One day, I asked about competitive gymnastics.  The coach tested her and said she was a quick learner....and at the age of 8, she was young to start.  haha! The coach said she could practice with the competitive team, since they were forming the teams for the next season.  They put her in Level 3 and a couple months later she was a Level 4.  It has been so fun to see her learn and grow.  Sadly, Emery chose not to do competitive gymnastics next year.  =( I am kindof one sad momma...but can understand.

I have a few videos of her last competition but am having problems putting them on here.  So sorry! You'll have to do with some pics. =)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Couch to 5k: Day 1

I have been feeling like my body needs to move, so I decided that I would "secretively" do a couch to 5k program. Then I thought that I could hold myself somewhat accountable if I blogged about it. So I did!
Walked for 4 min and Ran for 1. Feeling pretty good. Do have a little side stitch.
So I am out of shape and am excited to feel better about myself. I guess not so much in my weight on the scale. I have lost like 35lbs since the baby! But feeling healthy overall. So here is to feeling healthy!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Baby Girl

Well, today was a special day for the Wright Family. It was the day that my beautiful daughter got baptized on her birthday! The program was beautiful...Emery was beautiful! I am just so proud of my baby girl that she chose to be baptized and become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She helped plan the whole program. We had two dear friends give talks on Baptism and the Holy Ghost. My hubby and I sang a song. My friend and her daughter played the piano and violin as welcoming music and as the interlude music. My mom said the closing prayer and Ethan gave the opening prayer. So many people came to show their love and support. I am just grateful for them and everyone who helped. And of course, I cried like a baby. My little girl was growing up and the Spirit filled my heart.

Emery's words of the day: "I was happy, scared, nervous and excited" She was so gracious with all of the gifts she received. My mom gave her scriptures with a cute ruffled scripture case.

*More pics to come*

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Being "Single"

So, I have a few minutes before I Skype with my I thought I would jot down some happenings.

I have been a "single" parent for 4 days....and I'm ready for my sweet hubby to be back.

Thursday: Soccer Practices. Every Thursday, Emery and Ethan have soccer practices. Ethan has his at 4:30 and Emery's at 5:00. It is nice that they overlap a 1/2 hr...but that means I have to entertain my two youngest for an hour and a half. So bring on the snacks....and craziness.

Friday: Went to Movie Night at the kid's school. They showed National Treasure. They just had it on the football field. It was actually pretty fun. If you call playing Tag with six 2nd graders...then wohoo! Yes, I had to take several time-outs. haha. There was Chick-fil-a, a jumping castle and kids to play with. We didn't stay for the whole movie...but Miles was so interested in the stars. He kept on pointing to them and making me look with him. Cute boy!

Saturday: 9am-Soccer Game; 11-Lunch; 12-Soccer game; 2-Birthday party; 2:30-pick up apples for applesauce; 3:30-Pick up Emery from Birthday Party; 4-Diaper run; 5-Pizza and Movie

Sunday: Went to church. Sang in a duet for ward choir. It went well. Skyped with my parents. Made applesauce. (So this applesauce is a recipe that Ethan got in kindergarten) The applesauce is awesome!

10 apples, peeled and sliced
1 lemon, juiced
1 Cinnamon stick
Put in crockpot for 3 hours on high. Smash apples. Eat and enjoy!

Totally yummy.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

...I love

...I love that every morning, Miles cuddles with me. He has his routine of getting a pillow and putting it next to my head. After he gets his pillow next to mine, he puts the "boppy" (the nursing pillow) and puts it on top of his pillow and then we name off the parts of the body he knows. (eye, ear, nose, head)

...I love how Miles is starting to repeat words. Balloon (th-oon), drink, pillow, ow, no...are some.

...I love that Ethan is learning his alphabet and the sounds to the letters. He spelt fox all by himself and then Emery played a game with him. She thought of three letter words and Ethan had to spell them out. And he did great!

...I love how Emery cleans her room up every night. She says she can't sleep when it is messy.

... I love that Emery insists on having a salad for her "sack lunch." She saw a friend who had a salad in her lunch and thought it was a good idea.

...I love how Preston prays that he'll be happy in his prayers. But not only does he pray that he'll be happy...but Mom, Dad, Emery, Ethan, Miles will be happy on earth.

...I love how Jac works unbelievably hard for his family. I love that he works hard so that I might be able to stay home and be with my beautiful children. Yes, difficult sometimes...but my treasures.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


I've been looking at other blogs, and thought I would just jot down some April happenings.

WE RENTED OUR TOWNHOUSE IN UTAH!!! (Yay! After a year+ of being vacant!)

We had 3 visitors this month! Jac's brother Tyler had a conference in Denver and stayed with us for a night. My parents and brother came and visited on their way to Texas. And Glendon, Jac's best bud, stayed with us overnight on his way to Iowa. We've been blessed to have 3 visitors in a month.

Birthday celebrations galore. My 30th birthday. Had a party at a friends house, and it was a blast! Jac's 31st bday....partied while parents were here.

Helped with a Sock-hop for our ward. It was fun and loved dancing with all my kids.

Busy with my baby, Miles. He has learned to push the kitchen table chair over to the counters so that he can climb on the chair, climb on the counter, open the kitchen cabinets to get to the candy that is supposed to be hidden. (at 15 months!) Needless, to say, nothing is safe.

Had Easter at our friends, the Estes. Wonderful dinner and DELICIOUS ham! Actually everything was good. I am so grateful that Jesus died and suffered for our sins. I am so grateful that He was resurrected. I find joy and peace knowing that I too will be resurrected and live again with my family.