Bad Mom

3:29 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

Not only will you think I am a bad mom because of this SECOND…or possibly third… ice cream post in the last month or so…meaning we probably eat more ice cream than I actually post…BUT LOOK AT THE COLOR OF THIS STUFF?! We went to Rite Aid, which used to be Thrify’s, and they still carry the Thrifty’s brand ice cream. Some of them actually have an ice cream spot where you can still get their signature tubular shapes scoops. I almost feel like it taste better in tube shape.

My dad used to take us there and will still come over and drop off a half gallon, here and there, of chocolate malted crunch. Yum. Or we can usually (always) expect he has a freezer full of it…and hot fudge…and there’s always some whipping cream in the fridge so almost every time we are there sundae’s are in order. I’ve inherited an ice cream addiction…I will blame it on genetics :)

Okay, I’m going off subject a little…where was I? Oh yeah. Florescent ice cream colors that can’t be good for anyone…I let the kids choose the flavor they wanted and I had hoped since the Cotton Candy flavor was at the very top, that they wouldn’t see it. They obviously did and I let them get it. Wow. When I was scooping it, I could not believe the colors…they were weirdly pretty yet very disturbing. How could any food be that color? The pictures don’t really capture the true colors!

Probably wouldn’t get it again, but it was fun once!






9:21 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

Okay, has it been a month since I updated this thing?! YIKES.

Life has been busy. It always is, right? Does it ever slow down?

Preston finished his first year of school!

Ada turned 3!

We’ve made a few trips to the bay area to visit the cousins.

Lots of pictures taken…both for work and for fun!

I ran a half Marathon!

The heat came early this year…we have already had 110 degree weather. Blah!

Lots of sprinklers and splash parks.

Here are some pictures from May:

Thank you Shaun, my awesome husband, for dragging the kids around to cheer for me! It REALLY helped at the end because I told him not to bother with coming since he would have find parking and drag all 3 kids down to the bike trail…it just sounded like a hassle to me, but as it got warmer and warmer I was losing steam there at the end  I saw my big, yellow double wide and I was SO happy to see my family cheering me on for the last 2 miles!!




Car washin’:






Folsom Lake:







Hot, dusty, poison Oak-y hiking.DSC_9391


Cute Dallin: