Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My 10 year class reunion

Well after a good year of planning and hunting down classmates my class reunion was a great success! We had a great turn out- we had over 100 classmates come! It was so fun to catch up with everyone! Oh and I won a $50.00 gift card to Walmart in our door prize drawing-what a plus! Here are a few pictures from the night.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What we've been up to since the move!

Exploring Northern Utah!

Our first weekend together in Payson we decided to visit Cabela's. It's one of Wayne's favorite stores. We all had a great time looking at the fish in the Aquarium and the many animals throughout the store. We hit up Zupas (a sandwich, salad, and soup joint that many people recommended I eat at.) for lunch. It was really good. We stopped at Ikea, Quilted Bear and Sportsmans Warehouse too. It was a really fun day!

Making Strawberry Jam!

Today we went to the store and found a great buy on Strawberries and I couldn't turn it down! I decided it would be a great opportunity to teach the boys how to make jam. It was so much fun working with the boys and our jam turned out great! We ended up with 18 jars! I am also dehydrating some, I have never done with before but found a dehydrater at a yard sale for $10.00 and thought it couldn't hurt to try I love dried fruit so here we go!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


So John has been telling me his bottom front two teeth are loose for about a year now...and they haven't been until this morning! He showed me this morning and both teeth are actually loose. He freaked out to say the least! (I wish I could have gotten it on camera) He ran around the house jumping up and down asking if we could celebrate. He started rambling off what he wanted to do to celebrate and asked if we could go to Enterprise...or St. George... or PARAWON (really parawon...what the heck is in parawon?). Anywho all this excitment for his teeth being loose what's it going to be like when he looses them? What joy 6 year olds find in life!!

I will post pictures of his lost teeth as as they come out.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A New Adventure Coming Our Way

On January 4, 2012 Wayne took a new job position in the SunRoc Company as the new Manager of Sand and Gravel up North (Spanish Fork Area). To give you an idea of the promotion - Wayne was over about 5-10 guys, a wash plant and a crushers, Now he is over about 100 guys, 40 trucks, 3 full pits and a gypsum mine. Kinda an exciting jump for him- he said he is excited to start using his brain. He got a nice raise, new phone, new work truck, new office, and a new credit card (this is weird for him- he can just take his clients out for lunch, just a new world basically to get used to). He started up North the next day- His official starting date is the 9th but there were business meetings going on he needed to be involved with so he went straight up. It has been pretty overwhelming for him- there is alot of work that needs to be done up there and it all now lays on his shoulders but he is excited for the challenge and I know he will do great job.

As of moving, we can't yet. Which is making things kinda difficult but do-able. When we bought our home here in Cedar we received a First time home buyer credit of $8000. There was a stipulation that came with the money- we had to live in that home as our main residency for 3 years. Well 3 years is up in May. Since we don't have the money to pay it back the boys and I will stay here until May and Wayne will come home on the weekends. This allows John and Taylor to finish out there school years and my commitment to do the Yearbook for John's school. I also will be able to continue helping with Hollie's fundraiser too. It also gives us time to look for a home up North. So in the end it will be good- just hard through the process.

I am so excited for Wayne to have received this promotion. I know he deserved it and will do an amazing job. Its really hard to leave family and to be leaving Cedar City- it is our home, but I know we can make a new home up North. It is just the next adventure to be facing in our lives. Here we come!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Chore Chart

So I made my first attempt at a chore chart for the kiddos. I think it turned out really well. I have a picture of each of there jobs on the board- each day they complete there job they put a pin under it to mark it done. I also added a reward chart for good behavior. On the side there is a row of stars. If I catch the boys doing something the first time I ask or being really nice to there brother than I have them move there star up - when they get to the top they earn a reward. John actually prayed last night that he would be better at doing things the first time he was asked- so hopefully its working. lol.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Humphries Christmas Card 2011

Merry Christmas! You know I am still amazed that Christmas is already here. The years continue to go faster and faster.

Wayne- decided this year that he should go back to school. He is now working towards his MBA and is just slightly busy with going to school full time, working full time, serving as Elders Quorum Presidents, & being dad and hubby. I don’t know how he manages it but he is doing an amazing job at all of them. He still works for SunRoc as the Forman of the Cedar City Sand and Gravel Division. We are grateful they have been so willing to work with him so he could attend school.

Teona – Well one of the biggest things I faced this year was a huge stone in my gall bladder. After months of many doctors, many tests, & lots of pain, we figured out what was wrong and I had surgery on June 8th. What a relief to finally start feeling better- you sure recognize the blessing of health when you don’t have it. At the beginning of this month I was able to participate in the “Expedition” a 50 mile relay race in St. George. I was on a 5 person team and ran 2 legs of the race. My legs added up to 6.5 miles. I am so proud of myself for running this because the most I had trained for was 3 miles. One of my hobbies these days is a game called “Pickleball” if you don’t know what it is, Google it, and if you have a chance to play- DO IT! I love it! I have played in a few tournaments with my partner and we have done really well. I am on the PTA board at John’s school as the Yearbook Advisor and am loving being involved in all the fun events at the school. I am serving as a Sharing Time Specialist in our Ward. I do a sharing time in the Primary once a month. I love this calling because I love to teach and I love the Primary. Other than that I am home with the boys running the house.

John turned six this year and started first grade. He loves school and is doing an amazing job. He is reading on a second grade level and just absorbs everything he is taught. He shocks me daily with his smarts. The other day he asked for some milk and I told him he could have some if he could spell it. He spelled it m-i-l-k-e. I said “no, if it was spelled like that it would be pronounced milkee” John’s response was “actually you would have to add an adjacent E to make it spell milkee.” REALLY! I could not believe that my six year old was using the word adjacent and in the right way! I know he isn’t getting those smarts from me- I have to thank his dad and his teacher for that. John loves video games! He loves to play the Wii and Plants Vs. Zombies on the computer. His new favorite game is Angry Birds but we don’t have it at home so he will convince anyone that has it to let him play- even at our Ward Christmas party last week.  He also loves to exercise-whether it’s a work out video, running around at the park, or playing sports. I think he is going to be a personal trainer when he grows up.

Taylor turned 3 this year and started preschool! He loves it and is doing a really good job! He can already write his name by himself, and he loves to do it over and over and over again. He loves to drive cars around, play the Wii, Plants Vs. Zombies, Angry Birds, color, water paint, play with Playdoh, and watch movies. He also LOVES to talk on the phone to whomever I am talking to. He is growing up so fast! He will be moving into Primary next month! The Primary had him come in for singing time on Sunday and it was so cute to see him in there, I am so excited for him. He wants so badly to be big like his brother! I keep warning John that when he does grow big- he better watch out because my guess is Taylor is going to be bigger than John and there might be some retaliation for all the teasing he does to Taylor. Taylor is so anxious for soccer to start so he can play like John. I have kicked the ball around with Taylor and he is actually REALLY good at soccer- so it should be fun to get him started this next year.

We are so grateful for the blessings we received this year, for our wonderful friends and family, and for the Gospel. Thank you for your love and support you always send our way-it’s more appreciated than you probably know. We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please don’t forget what this season is really about- the birth and life of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We challenge you to try and give Him a gift this season. It could be serving others, obeying a commandment, forgiving someone or thanking someone for something they did or said that inspired you. Don’t forget “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren ye have done it unto me” –Matt 25:10
Merry Christmas,
Love, The Humphries (Wayne, Teona, John, & Taylor)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Family Pictures 2011

My dear friend Mellissa took some family photos for us last week. Here is how they turned out. I would love to know which one is your favorite. I am still trying to decide which one to hang in my home.