Sunday, February 27, 2011


This is where I started my eternal family!
Who would have thought that 19 years later I would be
going back to that area to listen
to my oldest son speak in his
student ward?
Life goes by so fast--
I am so proud of my life-and
today as I sat listening to my son
bear his testimony about the
power of prayer
I was so proud of him I thought I
might burst-and I caught
a glimpse of what Heaven
will be like-
life does not always feel this
way, so today I am going to
revel in the happiness I have been blessed with!
P.S.--I think this might be the best picture I have taken so far!

Saturday, February 26, 2011


A trip to Manti gave us the
opportunity to meet Alex's college friends!
Of course a trip to Manti is not complete
without eating at Fat Jack's Pizza--
believe it or not they changed the name-
but I will forever call it Fat Jacks!
We have never been thanked so many
times for feeding someone!
What a blessing to have good friends who
encourage good choices-
Friends like that deserve to be
treated to dinner every once and a while!


Are they cute or what?
Cassidy had her first "official" date tonight!
Of course, her first date will always be the one
her older brother took her on--
but this was her first date with
someone she is not related to!!
Josh took her to Olive Garden (yummy!)
where she made sure she ordered
something with white sauce-
she is notorious for getting food ALL OVER
her face when she eats!
Then they went bowling where
her date was nice enough to bowl one
game right handed (he's left handed!).
Josh still won!
She was all smiles this morning!
As a mom, I am so grateful for young men who
open doors for their dates,
and for the wonderful moms
who taught them to be
so respectful!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


So, remember that cheer competition
that Cassidy went to in Vegas last week?
You might be interested to know
that our Westlake Cheer squad won!!
They won NATIONALS!!
I am so proud of all our cheerleaders.
They are hardworking and
dedicated athletes. (even the one's on crutches!)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I am having this printed and framing
it to put in my kitchen! You can get one, too--at


I made some peanut butter
rice krispie treats covered in
chocolate today!
It made me miss my Grandma Clark.
She always made them at Christmastime.
My first Christmas away from home,
I was feeling incredibly home sick, and
I made some of her treats, hoping that
in the process I would make myself
feel happy. I did not work.
But, then I took the treats over to my new family-
The Forsyth's-
everyone loved them.
That made me feel better!
I miss my grandma and I miss
mom and dad Forsyth--
if only rice krispie treats would help!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Presidents Day!
In case you cannot tell
this is my family
re-enacting the rising
of the flag
at Iwo Jima!
My family is so cool!


My niece.
Her name is Lou-Bug.
Not really.
Her name is Emry Lou.
But she is cute as a bug-
and much more kissable!


Two of my dearest friends!
The cute blonde is Devanie. The gorgeous one with
black hair is Hope! They are the
kind of friends you can
not see for years, and pick
up right where you left off.
I love them. I love they way
they make me feel so
good about myself. I love the way we
laugh when we are together.
I love the way they live what
they believe!
I am a better person for having both
of them in my life!

Friday, February 18, 2011


We checked the kiddo's out from school
to go have some family fun!
Lazer tag, mini golf, and
some rock wall climbing
ended up being more fun than a math test!
(Quote from Zachary Forsyth!)
We were the blue team, of course-
and we "owned" the red team!
(quote from Connor Forsyth!)

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Zachie is ready for his first
Klondike Campout!
That pack is almost as
big as him!
He is going to wish he had more body fat
to keep him warm!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2-16-2011 (p.m.)

It is a very blustery day!
This fence is across the street from
a corn field--
the wind picked up today and the whole corn
field is now stuck on this fence!!
I love that you can see my shadow in the
corn, and look at that black sky!
I love taking pictures!

2-16-2011 (a.m.)

I did not take a picture, yesterday--so today I took an
a.m. picture, and a p.m. picture!
This is Cassidy on her way to
Las Vegas with her bag
and her trusty crutches!
She will not be performing,
but she is a true cheerleader in
every sense of the word--
as she leaves to "cheer" on
her squad!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


We celebrated Valentines as a family
by going out to pizza at my new favorite
pizza joint-"Sweet Home Chicago"!
Their thin crust pizza is very delightful!
Then, inspired by our weekend of three
earthquakes, we made sure our
72 hour kits were loaded with
survival essentials!
"If ye are prepared, ye
need not fear."

Sunday, February 13, 2011


It's Valentine's Eve!
Do you have plans for your beloved?

Saturday, February 12, 2011


A valentine party with such good
friends. Food, laughs, fun, laughs,
games, more laughs, and a white elephant
gift exchange that let us experience
laughter that brings you to tears!
(the very best kind of laughter!)
Happy Heart Day to All!


So it is the rule in our
house that whoever eats the last piece of cake
has to clean the pan.
Lately, this is what ends up
sitting on the counter for a week.
A stale piece of cake and an
even harder to clean pan!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


It's a sad day around here when
the BYU football collage comes down!
Darren did the honors this year.
So we bid farewell to a season of
learning and adjusting.
I'm counting the days until
September 3, 2011
when the Cougars open
the new season against Ol' Miss!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Everyday Dustin gets a score from
his job-coach! A #1 is a really bad day-
he has never received a #1!
A #5 is a really great day!
Today Dustin received a 5!
I told him when he left for work this morning
I had a feeling it was going to be
a #5 day!
To celebrate Dustin's great accomplishment
I bought him a hot fudge sundae!
I have a feeling we are going to
see a lot of 5's in our future!


The twins were lucky enough to get the
only sixth grade teacher that
makes you do the science fair!
Saying good-bye to elementary
school is going to be really
easy for me!

Monday, February 7, 2011


She's got a sprained ankle-
and a broken heart!
Cassidy was the hero at her cheer
competition on Saturday when she
bravely tried to catch a girl all by
herself! She saved the girl,
but twisted her ankle!
The real "kicker" to all this is that
national's are only ten days away!
An eternal perspective is keeping
a smile on her face-
while the rest of us pray for a miracle
that will let her heal in
time to compete!

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Finished reading Pride and Prejudice
for the first time- it was absolutely lovely!
Started a new book- The Secret Life of Bees-
so far so good!


A lazy Saturday afternoon found us
at one of the happiest places on earth!
The Marriot Center at BYU!
New t-shirts, cougar-tails, and
a BYU win gave us
a whole lot to smile about!
(Man, my boys are cute!)

Friday, February 4, 2011


This is me in agony!
I want to be in my pj's and as
you can see my beloved pj's are
in the dryer--they are those bright
pink things swirling around in there!
Those are my ugly feet(time for a pedi!)
tapping on the dryer trying to speed up time!
It's friday night at 8:45--

Thursday, February 3, 2011


A sick day!
I spent today in bed and the bathroom! (yuck)
Reading, blogging, e-mailing, watching a movie
and sleeping--
to bad my whopper of a headache and
stomachache kept me from enjoying
it to much!


I was busy doing parent teacher
conferences, so Darren took over POTD duties!
He was in charge of a youth activity last night, and
it looks like a good time was had by all as
they "just danced" it out!!
Yes, that is my boy Connor--he's
got moves!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


It was sooooo cold this morning--
the wind was howling and the snow was
This is how my children went to the bus stop.
I want it documented that they
both do have nice heavy winter coats,
and, yes, Zach owns pants-
some battles just are not worth fighting-
and I am sure Zach was plenty warm
with that nice, heavy-duty