Monday, November 10, 2008


Although I have already been listening to Christmas music since August, the world is finally ready for it. I made an amazing christmas mix. Please look through the songs and add them to your collection. They are very good. Peace. Love. Joy.
Sorry about that. It is December 6th at Timpview High. ahhhh I am so excited.

Friday, November 7, 2008


I made squad for Military!! Woot woot. I am so excited. I worked so hard to get my headstand and now I am in the dance for competition. And I can finally dance now. Our football team went down to dixie for state and I got to dance there. It was really awesome. I am so excited our Prop dance is going to be awesome too. Just wait till you see them. Our first basketball game is around December 1st. Which is also when our first compition is. December 7th at Timpview High School. Ahhh the butterflies are coming. LOVE IT!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

It's autumn time, it's autumn time...

Ahhh fall is in the air. Isn't it great!? I love fall fashion especially. But I was looking up on the mountain yesterday and there is snow on Timp. SNOW!!! Too crazy. Well I was reading julie's blog and it said something about sally jean. Eventually I found her blog. Here is just a taste of her, she is hilarious. Some may not apply to us, aka number 18. But it gives you a good idea of new things to do and try:

1. Free shipping in September at Sally Jean! Yay! Celebrate September by treating yourself to a pretty little trinket...and pay no shipping! That's a few extra dollars for gas (boo) or ice cream (yay)!!
2. Go back-to-school shopping at Goodwill. You will find some great name-brands in hardly-worn clothes for your kids. This may only work until they are 12 (8 for a girl)...but the savings is great (they're going to grow out of them momentarily anyway).
3. Photograph September. Are the leaves falling? The school buses passing by? The house semi-empty? Take pictures to remember it by.
4. Wear a scarf on your head. Yes...this is best done in a convertible with a vintage scarf! But it is still fun at the grocery store (sans curlers). Tie it under your neck for a Perry Mason flashback...or by the back of your neck for an eastern European look.
5. Become a recycling fiend. Organize the cans, plastic bottles, magazines. Be sure that new purchases are "green". Visit your neighbor and organize their recycling, too!
6. Instead of an art car...have an "Art Bicycle"! Find a vintage bike and paint it your favorite color(s). Glue 3-dimensional treasures on the fenders. Hang hand-made streamers from the handle-bars. Add a huge basket on the front...maybe a pair of side baskets on the back. Don't forget the ringy-bell! Ride it proudly.
7. Concoct your own concoction (aka: create your own drink). Try different mixers (choose by color). Use your favorite liquor. Make sure to add a sugared rim (and a stick filled with fruit). Make enough for two and share it with your best friend. Giggle.
8. Make a mini-quilt for your cat...why shouldn't he have a pretty place to lay?'s a much more manageable undertaking than a bed-sized quilt!
9. Read a children's book to yourself. You can do this at home, curled up in your jammies on the sofa. Or visit your local library where the books are plentiful. You never may end up reading to an audience of 4-year-olds who are too young to go to school.
10. Use Mason Jars as your drinking glasses at home. Donate your old glasses to Goodwill. DO NOT GO BUY THEM BACK!
11. Watch a movie you haven't seen in forever. Blue Lagoon. Jaws. 9-1/2 Weeks. Star Wars (NOT!).
12. Take your children to the park after school. Swing on the swings with them. Slide down the slide (don't get stuck). Weren't slides more slippery when we were younger?
13. Indulge in a new cell phone ring tone. Have a different ring tone for each of your favorite callers. We were able to choose all U2 songs which match the personalities of our children (even Enzo - age 5 - but it is for his baby sitter's phone).
14. Get a new apron. Anthropologie always has a wonderful selection - irresistible! DON'T save it for a special occasion. Wear it. Make a mess in it. Wipe paint or cherry pie filling on it. Wash it and wear it again!
15. Document your neighborhood. Re-purpose an old game-board by painting it and drawing your neighborhood street plan. Take photos of everyones house and collage them onto the game board. Make sure to add landmarks such as swimming pools, overgrown hedges which desperately need trimming, the house you wish you had. Frame it. Or make a game out of it and invite the neighbors over to play!
16. Get yourself an over-the-top pair of fancy reading glasses. Go for color. Rhinestones. Funky shapes! Wear them at the local coffee shop when you read the newspaper. Wink at those who look!
17. Put single flowers in old bottles. Grab a few stems at your grocery store or local flower shop to help you ease the transition between summer and fall.
18. Go out with your girlfriend for a wine-tasting night! Often, local restaurants or gourmet stores offer wine-tasting. Make a night of it. Come home with a bottle of your favorite.
19. It's time to blog. Visit and sign up. Make-up a fun name! Load up the graphics. And write about your life and what you love. Don't forget the photos!
20. Take your fall clothes to the dry cleaner and freshen them up. They even do laundry by the pound and it will come back already folded! Think of the time you'll save.
21. Buy a book on Amazon">Amazon. "Browse" the selections. Take a chance on a new release. And when it arrives at your door it is like a little gift to yourself!
22. Host an Indian Summer BBQ and invite the whole neighborhood. Pretend it is July and include hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, potato salad! But then it's squash and pumpkin pie! Be sure to have a little fire-pit or everyone will crowd around the grill to stay warm.
23. See a matinee. Go by yourself (the kids are back in school...aren't they?). Be sure to get popcorn and soda. Raisinettes to off-set the butter/salt. Cry all you want if it's a tear jerker (or if it's not). Review it online.
24. Pretend you are a restaurant. Cover the dining room table with butcher paper and have little cups of crayons. Call the family to the table early to draw before dinner. You can even write the menu for them to review (or draw pictures of chicken marsala!).
25. Visit an elderly friend. Bring a bag of groceries as a surprise. Don't forget a little something for the dog or cat. Stay a while and chat. Promise to come back soon...and do.
26. Treat yourself to a shampoo. Yes...that's all. Go to the hairdresser and just get your hair washed (sometimes they give a little scalp massage). Have them blow it out. No cut. No color. Doesn't just the shampoo feel good?
27. Build a model. It might seem like a guy-thing...but after the thousand pieces are all glued together you can paint it any color you like...and collage it, too!
28. Make yourself some earrings. Get a little bit of sterling silver wire...some earring hooks...some beads or other found object. Wire it all together in an artful (or not so artful) way and wear them out on the town!
29. Paint a room. Start fall off on the right track by changing the color of one of your rooms. Maybe it's a little one like the laundry room. Or a big one like your living room. Or just one wall! The fresh new color will inspire you to rearrange your furniture (which you like to do!) and will brighten up the shorter days (even if you painted gray).
30. Try out a new recipe that falls in the Fancy French Cooking category. It MUST have an ingredient you have never used (and quite possibly never heard of). The rule: everyone must eat it! Enjoy!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Wyoming 2008

The last week in July Dad and the kids went up to Star Valley, Wyoming. It is sooo beautiful there. No smog, no loud free ways, just fields of grass and beautiful mountians. Grandma and Grandpa Lancaster are getting older but are still fun to visit with the pool table in the basement and four wheelers to ride, it never gets old. Dad went on a four wheeler ride up to the top of the mountian. Probably 10k feet. There was still snow on the tops in July!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

lancaster boys in the civil war.

Jacob and Easton took a fun trip up to camp floyd to reinact the civil war. Jacob was fighting on the Confederate side and Easton on the Union's. They were all decked out in their blue and their gray. They learned alot about why our country is the way it is today.

something to laugh at

Sorry, looking through the pictures on my dad's phone and found this priceless work of art. Dylan is in the assistant teachers arms with his hood on. He went into the corner, put his hood on and wouldn't let anyone look or talk to him. typical Dylan.


While Mom and Dad were gone to Colorado, Easton decided he needed a haircut. Hmm.. 8 year old boy with sissors. Not a great combo.

Lloyd from dumb and dumber...hmmm... could be...

take me out to the ball game...

Allie's city leage softball team made it to state this season! They had a really good team this year. State was in Payson and there were so many girls there it was crazy. Won, lost, won, won, lost. That was their record, or whatever you call it. They took 5th overall so that was good.

Dad was the assistant coach on the second day of games. And what a great coach he was.

Allie took one for the team and was hit with a pitch in the back of the leg.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

boys will be boys...

This morning dad took jake and E along with uncle brad, grandpa, uncle ryan, and cousins, tyler and trev and went fishing down to schofield. Tyler caught the longest fish but, e caught the fattest.

Dylan was pretty angry that he didn't get to go but he just said, "fine, get me a strawberry milk and turn on my show." which is usually either whatever is on nick jr. or spongebob. His new thing is getting on the 4 year old now knows how to use technology better than some adults. what is this world coming to?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


when you have snow till may, the hotness of summer comes as a surprise. with baseball games, softball games, drill practices, lake powell vactions, and family partys, we are staying busy. in the evenings at least. with mom gone to work monday through wednesday, we get to chill with dad all morning. which consists of lounging around watching t.v., fighting, more t.v., listening to dad talk on the phone, more fighting, then frantic cleaning about a half hour before mom gets home so she can be happy. we try. :) and sorry about the blank pages. if only we had a camera to take pictures with i may be able to show some pictures. ha. wishful thinking.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


D'Velles Drill team started on monday. What a change! I am making so many new friends and getting in shape at the same time. We have been practicing for the Art City days parade and it is hard work. I can't seem to get all the arm motions with the correct feet while smiling and looking above the persons head infront of me. We did all go out to breakfast tuesday in honor of learning the whole "dance" if that is what you would call it. I am so excited to start performing! More to come on drill. So be ready. fredy.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

in case you didn't know..

me and some of my friends made a video and put it on youtube. you should definatly check it out. see side bar. wont last long.

trying to figure this out..

Sorry about the hold up on all of this. No idea how to do it so as soon as julie or lezlee clues me in.. off we will go.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Here we are, finally.