Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Church Calling

I just got put into the primary presidency today at church (2nd counselor). It will be fun to work with such awesome ladies.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Laughs

Our family got a kick out of  a couple of videos this Christmas break...

Tribute to John Williams

All the Single Ladies

An Ode to his Taste in Art

Yesterday Trevor and my sister were discussing cameras and photos that they liked. Here is a little taste of some of Trevor's art.

Christmas Day 2008

Talvyn and Daxtyn were so cute playing with their new toys and admiring the general splendor of it all. After we had the morning to ourselves, my family came over for family dinner at 3:00. We and Deny & Family, Danny, Dina & Family, all enjoyed a large meal of prime rib, fish, baked potatoes, salad, rolls, veggies, punch, and too many goodies to name. We played the Wii, watched the Celtics loose to the Lakers (boo), and glutonized ourselves all afternoon. It was a good day. We just needed the rest of the family to be here...

Christmas Morning

My favorite clone commander.

Christmas Eve 2008

For Christmas Eve this year we got together with Dina's family. We ate nachos, had drinks (7-up with a plethora of syrup flavors and limes), read the Christmas story, and had a good time just being together.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Lettuce Wraps

P.F. Changs Lettuce Wraps

Last night I tried to make lettuce wraps and came across this recipe. My sister loves these, so this recipe is for you DeAnna. We loved them.


The other day I watched an info-mercial about a reading program(your baby can read) for babies. I was pretty intrigued because Talvyn seemed really interested. I went on line with Talvyn and watched the demo videos. He was so excited. He then went into his bedroom and picked out a book that I hadn't read to him before and he read it to me. It was a very simple book A is for apple, B is for bear, etc. I am so proud that he recognizes letters, uses context clues, recognizes sight words, and is trying to spell words on his own (as shown below in his oven picture, spelled uvn). He is so excited to learn how to read, and I am so excited for him.

More of Talvyn's Schoolwork

For One Brief Moment

The laundry is completely washed, folded, and put away.

The house is clean.

My children are content on their own.

The house is quiet and calm.

Dinner is almost ready.

For one brief feels like I am winning.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Tale of Two Chopsticks

Today we watched Kung Fu Panda as a family. While watching the 'extras' about chopsticks, we decided to practice using chopsticks. Trevor and I practiced while Talvyn was out of the room. We had finally learned and were picking up food when in walks Talvyn. He immediately wanted to learn. To disway his eager interest, I almost said, "it is too hard," but my wonderful husband interrupted saying sure and begins teaching him. He layed the straws (our closest things to chopsticks) in Talvyn's hands and backed away saying now you pinch with them. Talvyn immediately reaches towards the food with his 'chopsticks,' picks up a piece of chicken, and starts eating.

This reminds me that children learn so fast if we are willing to teach them, and that things aren't always going to be as hard as they look.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving 2004

I keep hearing that Talvyn and Daxtyn look so much alike, so for kicks I thought that I would post a picture of Talvyn during his first Thanksgiving. For informational purposes, Daxtyn hasn't grown into these clothes yet and Talvyn was only 4 months old when these pictures were taken. (Talvyn was a fatty.)

We had dinner that day in Emmett with Dale's family (my brother in law). We were living in Grangeville at the time.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Daxtyn is Six Months Old

November 27th was also the 6 month mark for Daxtyn.
* First time in a high chair.Things he is doing:
*Eating rice cereal or oatmeal cereal and loving it.
*Waving (in mimicking style not on his own yet)
*Rolling everywhere
*Sits up on his own
*Cooing and baby babble
*Bottom two teeth coming in
*Always a smile


This year we decided to have an unconventional/traditional Thanksgiving. Trevor and I hosted the event, but there are not any rooms in our house large enough to host 14 people comfortably. We decided to feed everyone in our garage. My wonderful sister and I assigned food to different people. I brought the punch, turkey, turkey gravy (which mom made), and all of the place settings. Dina brought ham, ham gravy, green bean casserole, and stuffing (she tried Rachel Rays advice and made it crunchy by cooking it in muffin tins). Jenn brought the veggie tray. Mom brought mashed potatoes, 2 jello salads, and rolls. With everyone contributing it makes the meal pretty simple. We served it buffet style with everything on my kitchen table and counters, and everyone sat in the *clean* garage and ate (my Dad brought tent heaters to heat the garage--it stayed warm).

Then for dessert we made seven cheesecakes. Dina and I love cheesecake as do the majority of the members of our family, so we decided to experiment with cheesecakes. We made two key lime cheesecakes using a recipe that is supposedly the cheesecake factories key lime recipe. We made one junior mint cheesecake, two chocolate coconut cheesecakes, one sour cream cheesecake, and one sugar free cheesecake (for those diabetics).

We sat around and played games (tunebaya & last word) and later in the night we played the wii. It was a hoot to watch people try to hula hoop on wii fit. We munched all day and into the night drinking our punch (which is my mom's famous punch, but we added fresh limes to it) and eating a Fuhrmann family favorite dill pickle dip.

The kids ran around dancing in front of the webcam and dancing with their disco lights in Talvyn's room when they were not eating or playing the wii.

Weird huh? Eating in a garage, eating all day, no pumpkin pie-or any pie, and watching people flail their bodies around in a circle to an imaginary hula hoop. Our kind of day!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

One Cute Kid

Apple Crisp

So the other day I made not one, but three apple crisps. I gave one to the neighbors, fed the missionaries one night and served one for dessert, and the third...well I ate it myself. It takes me back to my single days when I lived with this cool chick named Kristi. It seems like we made this stuff all the time and just left our two forks in the pan to take bites whenever we walked by. I disgust myself!!!

More Talvyn Quotes

After we ate Chinese food the other night, Trevor stretched and said that he was full. Talvyn then looked at Trevor's belly and said, "you need to go jogging, Daddy."

Talvyn likes to say that he loves us more than we love him. Tonight as we were getting him all tucked into bed he told us that he loves us more, so I asked him if he would be willing to give up his Legos for Trevor. He said, "no, but you could have my curtains."

Here are some more pictures of Talvyn and his school work. I throw it all away and save the pictures. If you look close there is even some Sunday school work--he is pretty proud of himself.

Date Night!

Trevor and I went on a date on Friday. Guess what we did? We went and watched the movie Twilight. Crazy! There were teenage girls screaming, hyperventilating, and crying. I really liked the movie, but not enough to scream as Edward enters a room or cry from the agony of young lust (I mean love). A couple of girls in my Sunday school class talked about their reactions during and after the film (crying, screaming, etc.). One girl even asked, "Sister Williams, is love really like that?" I could tell that she was serious and so I responded kindly with, "no." I truly hope that young women out there would find it a little naughty that a girl cuddles in bed every night with her boyfriend (even if he is a vampire) or that she says that she is so mature when she can't seem to put a bridle on her hormones. We also took Wrangler and Jesica out to Chinese food for watching our kids during the movie.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

OH, Talvyn!

On Thursday, Talvyn had to take something for show and tell that started with the letter N. My mom was here and she sent him to school with an empty can of nuts. When I picked Talvyn up from school, his teacher laughingly said that Talvyn got out his show and tell and told the class that he brought a can of NOTHING (for the letter N). The teacher said that they asked if it was supposed to be a can of nuts , but he insisted that it was a can of n-n-Nothing.

This morning I made Malt O Meal (porridge) for breakfast. We all sat down at the table and Talvyn looked in his bowl and then at me and said, "What do you think we are... a bunch of bears or something?"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Talvyn's Schoolwork

The story on his face says it all...
...he loves having his picture taken.


I keep thinking that my son is growing up too fast. Lately he has not wanted to hold my hand in parking lots or stores because he is "big ." He has always been independent, but now that independence has started to turn to defiance and intolerance for others. I really love this child and hope that he will be a force for good in this crazy world of ours.

On a side note, last night for Family Home Evening we talked about the first presidency of our church. We asked Talvyn who they were after the lesson and Talvyn said President Monson, President Eyring, President Uchtdorf, and the black one. It took us a minute to figure out that he meant President elect Obama. Presidents of the church, President of the all sounds the same to him.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Secret Passage

Trevor and I had recently watched a show about houses with secret passages. Talvyn watched parts of it with us, but mostly played with his toys while we watched. Well earlier today Talvyn ran into the kitchen and came out to the living room with a butter knife. I asked him what he was doing with the knife and he said,"making a secret passage." I thought to myself that he had a good imagination until he knelt down on the floor and started sawing the carpet with the butter knife. I then asked, "what are you doing?" I then got "the look" and the answer, "I am making a hole for my secret passage." Ahhh. The knife got taken away and we had to explain that we couldn't make a seret passage that way. Bummer!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Day with Talvyn

Today Talvyn and I went on a date this afternoon. We went and watched Madagascar II. We had popcorn, drinks, and a treat for Talvyn (he had to have the exact same as Drew). When Talvyn got home he would not tell his daddy anything about our date (which he had strategized in the car). He still has not answered any questions concerning our date. I guess he likes to have his own private jokes.

Later in the evening Trevor and I discussed who would go to the stake conference adult session and who would stay home with the kids. Trevor thought that maybe he should stay home with the kids and do some work on IDLA (Trevor teaches an on-line class here). Trevor then said that maybe he wouldn't get any work done because the kids would be here. Later Trevor told me he would go and Talvyn said, "(Daddy) you stay home because you're not going to get any work done said." My kid says the darnest things to get what he wants.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Well today is that blessed day, when political smearing, advertisements, television shows, and phone calls that are trying to tell us which way they would like for us to vote will end.

I already went and voted. I spent 5 minutes just staring at the presidential candidates. I wish they were all different. We are either going to head for a mass lesson on "hope and change" or going to be taught how to get "maverick-y." Maybe we will just "drill baby drill." Good luck to us all and God bless America (I think that we are in trouble whichever way it goes).

I thought this fight sums up our country right now. Fight-fight-fight-stupidity!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween-The Justice League

Well we decided to sit at our photobooth and take a picture of our Halloween family. We made a quick attempt as the Justice League. I am Supergirl. Trevor is Green Lantern. Talvyn is Batman (he wore an actual Batman costume over his Batman pajamas). Daxtyn is Spiderman (for you nerds, yes, we do know that spiderman is actually a Marvel character and not DC--Justice League member).

Our neighbors (down the street) decorate extensively for Halloween with bonfires, torches, skeletons, witches, etc., so Trevor got up the gumption and took Talvyn there first. We then headed to our ward party. We skipped the dinner part and made it in time to socialize and let Talvyn decorate a cookie. Finally Trevor took Talvyn outside to trunk or treat. (I would like to give a special thank you to the wonderful Kaskel family who gave out our candy, so that I could stay inside with Dax.)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Preschool Halloween

Talvyn (Bruce or Batman) with his teachers, Sharon and Sandi.

What to do with a gold medal

During the Olympics this summer, Trevor and I had a few discussions on what to do with a gold medal. I told him that I would sell it and pay off our house. He got angry and told me that I was crazy.

I teach at Emmett Jr. High and today we had an anti-drug assembly. Our guest speaker was Kristin Armstrong the Olympic gold medalist in cycling. It was so awesome. She spoke about how she gets high on life and her "highs" of cycling and then she pulled out that gold medal. I started crying. I get so emotional when I see people who work so hard at sports. Then she talked about the feeling she got as she stood on the medal stand and listened to our national anthem.

So after today, I would not sell that imaginary gold medal. I would probably share it with others as Kristin did. (by the way--she has the most perfect legs ever.)

Monday, October 27, 2008


I am so bummed. I have been looking forward to seeing "Wicked" for some time and knew that it was coming to Salt Lake in April. Well tickets just went on sale and the cheap ones are $196. Ouch!!! I am so mad! In Portland the cheap tickets are $86. I think this is a plot against the Mormons. :) How wicked!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mexico and other random tales...

MEXICO...We went to a local Mexican restaurant the other night.  When we got inside the hostess quietly took us to our table and brought us menus and water.  It was obvious that she didn't speak English very well.  Talvyn then stated, "we are in Mexico, aren't we?"  We said no we are in Emmett still. He then said, "She speaks Spanish."  He then preceded to tell us that one of the painting in the place was from the Book of Mormon.  It was really familiar to some paintings from the B of M.  The best part of the night was when the waitress came to our table to refill our glasses.  Talvyn timidly said, "gracias." The waitress smiled at him and said good.  He was very proud of himself for being able to communicate in Spanish.

DARTH VADER THEME...Talvyn has been saying everything to the tune of Darth Vader's theme music.  I'm done, done, done, du-done, du-done, done.

KNOCK, KNOCK...Talvyn loves knock, knock jokes.  His newest one is "Knock, Knock"  "Who's there?" "Nobody." He then closes his lips tight and grins.

DRAGGING HIS BROTHER...Talvyn has been dragging Daxtyn around the house by his feet.  He also has been pushing him around in his bouncy seat.  We tell him not to do it, but Talvyn will then tell us that Daxtyn is tough.  Sad part is that he is right and Daxtyn smiles as he is getting dragged/pushed around the house. 

I'M DUUUN...I know that one day I will miss this, but for right now these are the words that I dread.  Time to wipe.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

AWW! It's Over!

Yes, volleyball is over. We did not do as well as I would have liked at districts, but my girls are still awesome. I was really pleased with the way they learned to handle themselves under difficult situations and the choices that they made. I am still just trying to teach myself that winning isn't everything.

Now I get to go back to real life (normal sleep, bed times, no more convenience food, and getting to see my husband).

Monday, October 20, 2008

What would you do to fit in?

I have been pondering lately what some teenagers and adults are doing to fit in. I notice that kids are so dishonest and that the only people they seem to be true to are those friends that are doing bad things. I notice that cell phones are becoming a means of communicating porno. Kids are sending pretty graphic photos of themselves to other kids and then they are sent to everyone else. (side note-parents if you don't think that kids are doing this then think again. My volleyball players will sit on the sidelines before games and all at once I will hear "eww." They will then tell me which naked picture they just saw. Boys and girls are doing it.) Nothing new, but kids are partying at younger and younger ages. Kids are bringing alcohol to school and some try to sell it. Kids don't want to put forth effort to get good grades anymore. I am so tired of mediocrity being alright. What happened to putting forth your best effort? What happened to dressing up for important things (school, work, church, etc)? What happened to language being more uplifting instead of being so vulgar and degrading? I am so tired of kids trying to fit in with the crap of society and parents allowing them to do it. Shouldn't we all make our children pick it up?

The other day we went on a family date to Olive Garden and Talvyn had on some play clothes. We told him that he needed to wear more appropriate clothes for eating out, of course he was mad that he couldn't wear his little Incredible Hulk shirt to lunch. When we got there, we noticed many other people dressed like slobs. How do I explain this to my child, who had to change? Luckily it didn't come up and hopefully he learned that we still expect him to do certain things that we deem are appropriate. I just wish that society would step it up and stop trying to fit in to mediocrity.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


My friend tagged me to do this post about six of my quirks. Here it goes...

1. I don't ever send forwards or tag people to do anything. I immediately delete forwards because I fear that they are loaded with a virus and I don't tag people because I don't want them to feel obligated do do anything they might not like. I am breaking the rules of this tag because I am supposed to tag others, but because of my quirk I am not tagging others and hope that I am forgiven by that person who tagged me (Jen B).

2. I rub my hands together all the time (for excitement, nervousness, boredom, and even frustration). I don't even recognize that I am doing it half of the time. My students used to ask me why I did this and I would reply because my hands are cold. Luckily my hands are always cold because this is a great scapegoat for me.

3. I binge read. Forget the rest of the world, once I start reading a book I can't put it down until I am finished.

4. I love music. I constantly have some theme song playing in my head during the day and occasionally it will burst forth from my lips. Right now I seem to like manly, rocker voices singing ballads. Other times its show tunes and sometimes is weird techno dance music.

5. I wipe my plate clean. I even scrape my plate with my fork to get everything off or use bread (if we have rolls or bread sticks with the meal). I can always tell who ate off which plate at dinner because of this quirk.

6. I hate making phone calls. I put off phone calls as long as possible and have to take deep breaths before I call anyone (even family and close friends). The worst part about this quirk is that my hubby has the same one. You should see how devious we can get when the phone rings at our house because neither of us wants to answer it. Unfortunately, Trevor has been training Talvyn how to answer so that he won't have to anymore.

AND #7. I hate touching peoples hands (besides my husbands). I hate that sweaty feel. I hate high fives to my VB girls and shaking hands before and after games. I am so grateful for hand sanitizer.

Hat or Headband

I picked up Talvyn from school last week and noticed that they made cute little headbands with real leaves stapled on the outside. As I walked Talvyn to the car I listened as the other students told their mom to look at their hats (of course, my child never volunteers any information about his day unless he finds something terribly stupid). When Talvyn and I got into the car I told him that I liked his hat (I assumed hat because that's what I heard the other kids say). He looked at me like I was on something, rolled his eyes, and then said, "it's not a hat; it's a headband." Why did he have to inherit the worst part of my personality?

Someone said...

Sometimes it is hard to have faith when you live in the world that we do. On this principle I heard that absolute best thing today in church. Brother Madsen gave a great talk in our ward about faith. He said, "to worry about the bad things that might happen is just making yourself experience them twice (if they do happen)." I know that worry is the opposite of faith, but sometimes I still do it. Why can't my logical side rule out the worry? I know from experience that things always work out for my own good, but I still make myself experience the bad things twice. I hope that I can get better at this.

Just call me Bruce

Talvyn wants to be Batman for Halloween. He has been walking around tonight in his Batman pajamas with his Batman mask and cape saying, "you can just call me Bruce."


Daxtyn started rolling a couple of weeks ago. Why do they get so mobile so fast?


Yes, I am behind on my posts, but oh well life is busy. Talvyn started preschool on October 7. Day 1: Talvyn tells the teacher that the book that she is reading is dumb and that she should read a different one. He told me that the book was for babies. Day 2: "I learned nothing." Day 3: I am pulled aside by the teacher to talk about an incident that Talvyn and another kid had during the day. The kid licked Talvyn's paper so Talvyn refused to have that paper. While the teacher was telling me this Talvyn notices that we were talking and throws rocks up into the air hitting many other students to distract us from talking. His plan worked, but he got into worse trouble for throwing rocks.

Now we have finished week two and it seems much better. He still believes that he "learns nothing" but I have seen an increased desire to learn words. We walk in the store and pick out letters and now he will say things like "E--L--K, what does that spell?" I hope that this desire continues.

Here he is on his first day!

Monday, September 29, 2008

We need a What?

Talvyn thinks that we need a gun. Talvyn informed Trevor that Grandma was going to get him a pistol tonight. We don't have any guns in our house nor do we hunt or anything of the like, so Trevor asked Talvyn what he was talking about. Talvyn told Trevor again that Grandma was going to get him a pistol. Trevor blew it off and started talking about his ninja skills and some ninja weapons that he might use, but Talvyn continued to get angrier and angrier telling Trevor that those things were "stupid." Talvyn then told Trevor to look at the scratch on his (Talvyn's) forehead and that he needed a pistol for it. Trevor asked why and Talvyn said it was to protect him from the monters. Talvyn believes that he got the scratch from a fat fire monster with a huge head, no body and short legs. Trevor said they should use a fire extinguisher to put out the fire monster, but Talvyn thought it would be better to go get the hose and set it up to spray automatically inside the house to put out the monster's fire. I think that Talvyn would still prefer the pistol.

Riddle Me This

On the way home from church Talvyn asked, "what is under a house and another house?"

I had no idea what he was getting at and asked for him to repeat his question, so with real impatience in his voice he asked again, "what is under a house and another house?"

I said, " I don't know...dirt?"

He then yelled, "No, a sewer you IDIOT!"

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sick Kids

Trevor was sick this weekend and now Talvyn is sick too. Both boys have colds, but Talvyn is vomiting. I didn't believe Talvyn when he told me that his tummy hurt and that he threw up when Grandma was watching him. I made him eat lunch and get in the car to go to a volleyball game in Mountain Home. (Gee-I am such a great mom.) When we got in the car he started compaining that he wanted to go home. We had made it about 10 minutes and then he covered himself and that car in vomit. We made some major modifications in our travels and I drove to Nampa instead of Mt. Home to give Trevor the duty of tending a sick child. After a few more puking outbursts and a trip to Wal-Mart for some new clothes for Talvyn, I dropped Tal off at Trevor's school. I then drove to Mt. Home with my mom and Daxtyn. My girls won the game in a set of three, but the whole time I thought of my sick child and how I should be home with him. I wish that I lived in the baby boomer era where men could work and women could stay at home with their children while still having a nice home, two cars, and health insurance. I sure hope that my kids don't hate me for draging them on these crazy adventures.

Busy Life!

Thought I would give a quick update on what we are doing everyday, so that everyone understands that we are not mad at anyone or being reclusive on purpose. We really are just busy. Trevor and I get up and go to work. I leave at 7:20 and Trevor leaves at 6:35. I get home at 11:15 and Trevor gets home around six o'clock. Trevor then starts on his second job at IDLA (correcting papers and answering questions online). I leave the house at 2:40 and go to volleyball practice and arrive home around 6 o'clock at night. On game nights it is a different story we leave around 2:3ยบ and get home around 10:00. Life is crazy and I feel like we are going so much faster than we a physically able. The extra time goes to my very neglected children. My house is trashed, but oh well. We still love everyone and think of you during our split seconds of free time. I promise that we will resurface after volleyball ends. I know that everyone feels like this in their lives. When will it ever slow down to a nice moderate pace? Does it ever?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Volleyball Update

Our record is pretty good so far. We won the Kuna tournament. We barely lost to Mt. Home and Middleton. We beat Nampa, Columbia, and B.K. So far I think that these young girls are doing pretty well. They are a tough defensive team. We play at Emmett on Tuesday the 16th if anyone wants to come watch us play Kuna.

Monday, September 1, 2008

First Day of School

Some of you might not know that I am going to be teaching P.E. at Emmett Jr. High beginning tomorrow. I will be teaching 3 periods a day (7:30-10:40). I am pretty excited because this allows me to have a paycheck and coach volleyball. I will no longer be bringing home large stacks of papers, stressing about ISAT, IRI, or Iowa Basic Skills tests, or working for the spawn of Satan any longer. Heavenly Father has definitely looked out for me "even when I didn't understand...He rejected my demands and gave me the better part." I am truly thankful for a Heavenly Father that gives me what I need instead of what I want. This is better than what I thought that I wanted for myself. So wish me luck on my new adventure. Oh and Trevor starts teaching the kids at his school tomorrow. He doesn't need the luck thought because he is already pretty awesome!

Kuna Klassic Champs!

The girls on my team are really short and really young. I picked some nice girls that were going to work really hard for me. The expectations have been really low because of their ages and lack of experience, but sure enough they are causing some heads to turn. My volleyball team won the Kuna Klassic Volleyball Tournament this past weekend (12 teams were involved).

My three freshman!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


I am back in the gym again. After taking the past two years off from the world of coaching I am back at it. Here is a list of some of the things that have happened thus far:
-I ran 15 open gyms this summer
-I held 2 camps this summer (with help from some of my great coaching staff)
-Had try-outs on the 15th, 16th, & 18th (made cuts that day--yuk)
-Was puked on (my leg) by one of the girls running the mile
-Had many girls vomit from being out of shape
-Had a JV girl quit
-Practicing hard
-Running new offenses and defenses that I haven't ever coached before because my team is really short

For a warning I will be in my own little world for the next little while. I will try to remind myself that there is another world out there that I need to stay in contact with.

Big Smiles

Daxtyn will be three months old on the 27th. He has the sweetest personality. He smiles, talks (babbling noises), and mimics. He is grabbing objects and trying to stick things into his mouth. He loves having his diaper changed. He shows that he loves his family by giving gigantic smiles when he sees them, like the one in the above picture.

Lego Mania

Talvyn loves Legos! I have been meaning to take pictures of items as he builds them, but just haven't gotten around to it. Here is a picture of his latest creations (The Tumbler and the Joker's Ice Cream Truck).

Sunday, August 17, 2008

For those who truly know me...

need I say more? (click on the picture to see the quote)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Living Planet Aquarium

Dina and I decided to visit our sister, DeAnna, in Utah. We spent 6 days there cleaning, organizing, and shopping. We also decided to take all of the kids to the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy. Here are the pictures of that adventure.