Monday, June 30, 2008

See what a little tape can do!

The much anticipated arrival of Steve's Falcon GT Cruiser happened today. We knew that we would have to put it together ourselves, but weren't too sure how much we would have to put on. This is what it looked like when it arrived.

I proceeded to take it out of the box to see how many pieces there were and how much work that it would take to put it together. This is what greeted me.

I pulled out my tape, glue and stapler, all the necessary household items for assembling things and got to work. After some well placed gluing and taping this is what we ended up with. You be the judge.

Isn't it amazing what a little glue can do. Steve asked if it was safe. I told him that there was only one way to find out. I wonder if he will trust me after his test drive? :)

Let's get Wet!

I was given a stake assignment for our Stake youth conference. I love the youth and gladly accepted. I was put on the Music and Entertainment committee. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love to play. When I got to my first committee meeting I was excited to see my friend Amy Pratt there. She also love to have fun! We were put in charge of the water olympics. There were a lot of things that the youth wanted to do. We were able to combine a lot of things and came up with 5 events.
1. The shaving cream shoot off.
2. The back to back water balloon carry.
3. The sponge toss
4. The slip and slide.
5. The water balloon grab obstacle course.

For a tie breaker we had a tug of war over a pool. I knew that the slip and slide would be a big hit, but it seems that they were all enjoyed by the youth. There was a massive shaving cream fight in the end. I think that the youth had fun. Our kids had fun trying things out. I got to test out the slip and slide. Let me just say, WWHHHEEEE!!! I am hoping to get some pictures of the events and post them. We had a lot of fun doing this and seeing our ideas come to fruition was gratifying. It was also wonderful to get to interact with the youth of our stake. Amy and I think that we should have a neighborhood slip and slide.

And yet another split!

I received a call Saturday afternoon saying that we would only be meeting for sacrament on Sunday and to pass the word on. That got the ward buzzing. It meant that our ward was going to split. I had just gotten back from Stake Youth conference where I was transporting kids and Amy Pratt and I did the Water Olympics (another blog story). I was trying to wrap my brain around who the new bishop would be and what our ward name would be. We did know that Steve was not in the bishopric. This was cause for a moment of relief as we know that members of the bishopric are extremely busy with the ward. For this they have our deepest gratitude. It was also cause for sadness as some of my good friends would be in the other ward. It was going to be a bittersweet split. At the same time it is not like we live miles apart and will never see each other. After an hour of singing hymns because the Stake Presidency was detained with another ward split, we are now Kiowa Valley 2nd ward. We ended up with about 15 more households and 35 more dependents. This is the 3rd split and 4th bishop that we have had since moving to Eagle Mountain. There is still construction going on so it is safe to say that it will not be the last. Now there will be sitting room in Relief Society, if I get to go. I was sustained as Stake Young Women Athletic director yesterday. The Stake Young Women's presidency tried to tell me that I would be safe from any calling. We shall see. There will be a lot of callings issued over the next several weeks. It will be nice to have a more manageable ward. I along with some of my friends are awaiting the day when the ward will not split so that we will be more stable and can get to better know those in our ward. Who knows when that will be. The next split for us will probably be a stake split. We have a while before that happens. I am grateful for the split now because I am hoping that Jaxon will be able to be more comfortable when it is time to go to Primary in January. We will be meeting at 1 pm for the rest of the year. Our new bishop is the oldest bishop that we have had since moving out here. He is probably in his 40's. Weird to have one older than me. His name is Kevin Gourtzen. His first counsellor is Jeff Stanworth and second is Andrew Jensen. I wrote in my journal that I would not be surprised if Stanworth and Jensen were in there. They are good men with integrity and families who support them. I am excited for this change. Our bishop has only been in the ward for a couple months. I look forward to having the opportunity to receive my own confirmation of his new calling. It is a good chance to teach our children about sustaining our leaders and all that that entails.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


I saw the mosaic on Jill's blog and thought that I would give it a try. The pictures relate to the following questions.
1. What is your first name? DeLana
2. What is your favorite food? Thai chicken pasta from Cheesecake Factory
3. What high school did you go to? Nechako Valley Secondary School
4. What is your favorite color? Saffron orange
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Hugh Jackman
6. Favorite drink? Mojitos
7. Dream vacation? Greece
8. Favorite dessert? Creme brulee
9. What you want to be when you grow up? Restauranteur
10. What do you love most in life? Freedom, but no picture came up, so friends
11. One word to describe you. Optimistic
12. Your flicker name. Mean mommy

1. Kevin & Delana Harvick, 2. thai chicken pasta, 3. BC Vanderhoof Flood, 4. Saffron Sulfur Blue, 5. OUT17292538, 6. Mojito Power, 7. A witness of time, 8. day 58: creme brulee, 9. Mr. Vongerichten, 10. Call of the Raven (formerly Nature's Special Effects), 11. half Empty or half Full?, 12. 90.365 / Darth Mommy

If you want to do one of these, follow these steps:
1. Type your answer to each of the above questions into
2. Using only the first page pick an image
3. Copy and paste each URL for the images into
4. Right click on the created image and copy it to your desk top, then copy it to your post.

I ride my bike......

Steve and I have decided that we wanted some beach cruiser bikes. My friend bought one and after she let me ride it, I was totally addicted and needing my own. After much searching and riding, I found what I wanted on the internet. Steve got his off ebay and I got mine at If you want to go for a ride, give me a call and I would be happy to let you try it out or even tell you what sites had the best deals. It will be here Monday and I will post a picture of me on the bike when it gets here.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Do they really exist?

At first I thought that I was having a dream involving one of Stephanie Meyers books, but I rubbed my eyes and looked again. It was not a dream, it is in fact real, it wasn't from a book. I always wondered what a werewolf's foot looked like. Now I know. Beware of nail salons because if they get the chance they will turn you into a were wolf too.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I am finding that as I get older that I have less courage to try new things. I use to have so much courage and now it seems like a little bit runs away every day. I will try new foods, new clothes, but not new adventures. I am all about my kids trying new things, but I can't seem to find where I left my courage to do it myself. I have been cleaning my house to see if I can find where I have misplaced it. I really began to miss it when I was watching Mason jump over a bike jump. He showed no fear. He knew that he wanted to jump his bike off the ramp and did it. Then he decided that the first jump was not big enough and asked his dad to put the bigger one out for him. The whole time I was wishing that I could find my courage. I used to want to jump from a plane with a parachute on, to hang glide off the point of the mountain, scuba dive, get my pilots license and a bunch of others. I just have one request. If I happen to have left my courage at your house would you let me know and I will come and pick it up.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ain't that sweet......?

I love the trips down memory lane that occur with my friends. Jill triggered some for me with her blog about drive-ins. I must say that I had never been to one until I went to Ricks College. They were fun. I must admit though that I am a fire bug. I absolutely love campfires. I have been anxiously awaiting a calm night so that we could pull out the fire bowl, but alas, it has been very windy when it has not been raining. It has me pretty bummed. I remember camping with my family and Mom always getting the fire going. Ah, the tin foil dinners, breakfast in a bag, s'mores, banana boats, and cake in an orange. Those were the days. I was fortunate to marry a fire bug, so he also has an affinity for fires. I also love the way that my clothes smell after being around a campfire. I must admit that I hate to wash the smell out. My reasoning is that it keeps the mosquitoes away. I am one of those people who could camp for a week before I feel the need to wash the smell off. As long as I can brush my teeth, I am good. I also prefer to camp in a tent. I am all about bringing in as little as possible and hauling it all out. I love the sound of the crickets and watching the stars. I hope to instill in my kids the same love for camping. Anyone want to come with? Or in the mean time, come on over I have the making for s'mores and we can always take out the projector and pretend that we are at the drive-in.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

And the winner is......

I must say that the softball bug has never let go and I am back in full swing. I played 6 games last week, plus one basketball game. We won the tournament that we were in. It was a lot of fun, except when I crashed into the third baseman when both of us were going for a foul ball. That left me with a bad headache, but didn't stop me from playing. I played catcher for most of the games. I figure that I must have done about 200+ squats over the course of all the games. I wasn't near as sore as I thought that I would be. I laughed when they handed out the medals. They gave us the 3rd place medals by mistake. Oh, well. The huge trophy more than made up for it. I may not be as quick as I used to be but I sure still do love the game.