Thursday, January 28, 2010

Get Down With Scrapbooking

Cute Trinkets for all who attended.

Last weekend, Jan 22-23, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a charity scrap booking event for the Down Syndrome Foundation of Utah. My wonderful niece started this event a few years ago because her husband Karson has three amazing siblings who have Downs and this is a way that they felt they could give back . I even was able to get a few layouts done - it is always nice to accomplish something to! My niece Marlene

This year she had the help of others which - my sister Annette, my niece Angela and her two friends Anisa & Cami. They did a super job with all the raffles, giveaways and classes. Way to go ladies. I was so great getting together with so many awesome women, many who have made a great impact on my life. It is always great to be with so many people but most important that it was to help out such a worthy cause. Thanks again for making such a wonderful event happen.

A group picture - minus a few

Friday, January 15, 2010


Last night Mark and I attended the Utah Jazz - Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game. It was a great game but when the Jazz got down by 5 point with 35 seconds to go Mark decided we should leave that it was over. However I ran in to a guy I used to work with at Granite Furniture so upon stopping to visit we heard the Jazz start the come back so we went back in to finish watching the game. I must say it was one of the most amazing endings I have ever seen live. Kyle Kover made an amazing shot over the backboard to put the Jazz within one point. They then fouled and the Cav's missed the first free throw and made the second which put them up by two. Then the magic happened - with 5.7 seconds the Jazz inbounded the ball to Kyle Korver who did not have a shot so he passed to Ronnie Price who the passed to Sundiata Gaines, a rookie signed to only a 10 day contract, who put in the winning three pint shot. The team and fans went crazy. It was such and awesome ending. We would have missed it had it not been stopping to talk to a former co-worker.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

2009 Year in Review

2009 was a great year. We had success in our jobs and enjoyed many good times with our familes and friends. Here are some of the higlights:

On Januay 2nd we got together with some of my family to cheer the University of Utah football time to victory in the Sugar Bowl - BCS game. They beat the Alabama Crimson Tide. The finally score was 31-17. What a great year to be a Ute fan.

Later that month I attended the charity scrapbook event - Get Down with Scrapbooking hosted my my neice Marlene. It is a great event and all the proceeds go to the Down Syndrome foundation of Utah. I had a great time and even got some pages completed.

We had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Draper LDS Temple open house with my inlaws and had a wonderful experience. It is such a blessing to have another wonderful Temple dot the Salt Lake Valley. What an amazing experience.


We headed to Las Vegas to the Mountain West basketball tournament to see both the Utah Utes and BYU Cougars play. BYU played San Diego State which they lost and Utah played Wyoming and advanced toe the championship game which they won. Phil, Natalie and Nicole attended the games with us. On Saturday we headed up to St. George to spend the remainder of the weekend with Paul, Catherine, Hallie, John Tracy, Aaron, Aidan, and Addi. It was a nice little get away.

Made it through another tax season of working lots of hours but the day after Mark and I joined his parents in Maui for a much needed vacation. We spent a week of relaxing and enjoying the sunshine and Mark got some golf it at the Kapalula golf course. We took a ride on the road to Hana, shopped, ate a great restuarants and relaxed by the pool and at the beach.


We had new wood floors installed and boy did it make a difference and began work painting the bedrooms.

For Memorial weekend we headed to Jeff Maynes family cabin were we spent the time with many of my family. It rained to whole weekend so we spent the time indoors. It was nice to be together.

We had the privledge of attending the wedding of my nephew Phil and his beautiful wife Nichelle. We are so excited to have Nichelle and her darling daughter Haley in our family.

We also got to attend to open house of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. What a beautiful temple.


Mark, his dad and two of his brothers, John and Paul, went to San Francisco to meetings for work. They also went to a the San Francisco Giants base ball game where they got to see a no hitter. Then they met up with their Uncles & Aunts, Lavor & Barbara and Doyle & Karen, who live in Livermore for a day of golf and b-bque. For the 24th of July holiday we headed to the condo in St George where we spent time with the Neuenswander from vegas, saw Footloose and the Tuachan theater, attended the Ivans town carnival and spent time catching some rays by the pool.


Our amazing Grandpa Benjamin Gunn Evans passed away at 98 years old. The whloe family minus, Kelly, Ava, Luke & Logan made the trip to Helena, Montana to pay or respects to a wonderful man and example to us all. We love him and will miss him but look forward to being with him for eternity

Later Mark had some business meeting in Phildelphia so I flew out and met him so we could spend some time with Dave, Kelly, Ava & their new twin boys, Luke and Logan. We had a great time with them. We were able to attend the Phillies - Atlanta baseball game, dinner at Cheescake factory, play with Ava and feed and hold the two boys. It was a great time.


Mark headed to Boston for business and the Neuenswander form New Jersery came out for a visit. It was great to have them here. The best part is that I got to spend two nights babysitting the adorable Luke and Logan.Logan & Luke


We headed down to the BYU-UNLV game in Las Vegas with John, Tracy, Aidan, Addie, Paul, Catherine, Val & Benda, Ron & Kerma, Doyle & Karen and Phil, Natalie & Nicole. We had a great time and ate lots of yummy food and spent time enjoying being together.


We celebrated our 13th anniversary and can say it has been an amazing journey. I love you more everyday. Could not have asked for a better husband and enternal companion.


What a wonderful time of year. We got to do so many wonderful things this month but most of all we ere able to celeberate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Without him none of this would have been possible. Look for to many more blessing in 2010.