Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sweet Serendipity

A few weeks ago Ryann and I had a Serendipity night. We made Frozen Hot Chocolate and watched the movie. I had not watched the movie in a way long time, but it was so much fun to see how they sit at the same table Ryann and I sat at in New York, we really lucked out! I love that show, I love that place, I love New York!
I bought a recipe book when we were there that has all of their specialty sweets and drinks in it. Yum! I am so glad I bought it! Our Frozen Hot Chocolate tasted almost exactly like the real stuff!
Let me know if you want to try it, I will be happy yo make it again anytime!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Deseret News 10K

I ran the Deseret News 10K on the 24th of July. It was a fun race. I went with Liz Royall at 5:00am (I still do not love the early-ness of races!) to Salt Lake where we met Sarah Reeder. We headed to the start line and waited for a few minutes. Then it was on! It took me an hour and three minutes to finish. I just wasn't feeling 'on' that day, oh well.

After the race we went and had some yummy breakfast at Paradise Bakery and then were home by 9:00am.

Overall the race was fun! It is always a great experience to do races. I don't know what it is that would make someone want to do this, but once you have done it you just want to do it again!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Down in Sugarland...

Just picked up this beauty. I can't wait to listen to the whole thing. So far my favorite is the cover they do of Matt Nathanson's 'Come on Get Higher.' I LOVE it! I am sure I will love more once I hear them.

Happy listening!

Monday, July 21, 2008

{Another Birthday Shout Out}

Today is my dad's birthday and my niece Laci's birthday. Happy birthday to you both!
This is my dad fishing in Alaska last year
This is Laci bug at the Bar J in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
My dad and Laci doing the Alpine slide in Jackson Hole

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bott Girl Party!

On Saturday July 12th my cousin Vicki started an awesome new tradition in my family. Bott Girl Party! It was so much fun to get together with all the beautiful Bott girls to eat a yummy lunch Vicki made, talk, laugh, cry and have a little gift exchange.

I am so blessed to have all of these amazing women in my life to look up to and learn from. This day made us all miss mom and Jan very much, but I am glad we have each other to care for and love.

Thank you Vicki for starting this and for hosting it and for the delicious lunch! Thanks everyone for coming and making this a fun new tradition! I love you all. See you in January at the winter party!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

{Birthday Shout Out}

Another one...
Today is cute little Cady's birthday! When I say cute, I mean CUTE! Just look at her!
Happy birthday Cady! I love you lots and lots!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Memory Lane Tag...

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you.

Fun, right?!

Monday, July 14, 2008

{Birthday Shout Out}

Today is my oldest nephews birthday. Happy birthday Cullen! I still remember the day you joined our family 9 years ago! I love this little guy SO much! I love seeing him grow up and become a little man! Being the first, I think he will always hold a special place in my heart.

I love you Cullen!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


My sweet grandpa Bott passed away on Saturday night.
He was one amazing man. He lived a long full life, he would have turned 89 this September. I am so blessed to have had him in my life. I have so many fond memories of him. I love him and will miss him dearly but I am so happy and thankful to know that he is with his sweetheart again dancing to Blue Spanish Eyes. I know that he is in a better place, one with his true love Ruth, and my sweet mommy. What a reunion!

Thank you grandpa for all you did for this family! I love you!

Ralph M Bott 1919 ~ 2008 BOUNTIFUL- Ralph M Bott, 88, passed away peacefully, at home surrounded by family and loved ones, on Saturday, July 5, 2008. Ralph was born September 19, 1919 in Brigham City, Utah. His parents were Joseph Jensen and Florence Wright Bott. He graduated from Pocatello High School, and then enlisted in the United States Army, to serve his country during World War II. He was stationed for 39 months in the remote Dutch Harbor base in Alaska, and was involved in the conflicts known as the "Bloody Aleutians". Ralph was married to his eternal companion, Ruth Leone Poole, during the war on September 10, 1942. They were later sealed together in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on May 17, 1944. Ruth was Ralph's loving and devoted sweetheart for 53 years and then she passed away in December of 1995. Ralph later married Winifred Jensen Davidson, for time in the Bountiful Temple, April 14, 1999. She has spent nine years with Ralph as his devoted companion, caring lovingly for him during his recent illness. Wini survives him and cherishes the time they had together. Ralph was a great father, grandfather, husband and friend, who cared deeply for everyone that he knew. A more generous man is hard to find, and that was the example he was to his family and friends. As a father, he loved to hunt and fish with his boys, and spend time with his family at their Star Valley cabin in Wyoming. He was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served with dedication in many callings during his lifetime. He established The Bountiful Memorial Art Company in 1952, where all of his sons worked closely with him, and learned from him. Ralph is survived by his four sons, Dennis (Martha), Robert, David, and Roger (Diane); 22 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Wanda Cottam. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, two brothers, his beloved wife, Ruth and two special daughters-in-law, Jan and Kris. A special thanks goes to those who provided Ralph with hospice care. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at the Bountiful 11th Ward Chapel, 115 Wicker Lane, Bountiful, Utah. Friends and family may call Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Wed. morning from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at

Monday, July 7, 2008

Mr. and Mrs. Buie

One of my very best friends got married last week. Sophie Bailey married Isaac Buie July 3, 2008 in the Manti Temple.

We went down to Ephraim Wednesday afternoon. We ate dinner at the Malt Shop, went bowling and just had a fun time.

Thursday was the wedding! Nicole and I helped Soph get all ready and then her and Isaac went and took some pictures around the temple. She looked amazing! After the pictures they went to the temple. After the ceremony we did pictures at the temple and then went and did pictures at the Malt Shop. We had a quick pistachio shake and then headed back to Salt Lake.

I dropped Sophie off at Isaac's house, then I went home fast, changed, and headed back out to Salt Lake to the Lion House for the wedding dinner. It was lovely!

I am so glad that Soph and I are friends! I am happy that I got to share this special day with her and Isaac and their wonderful families! They are so happy and in love! I am so happy for them and wish them the best of luck in their eternal marriage!

I love you guys!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Fireworks in Siena...sure wish I was there.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

All because two people fell in love...

This past weekend was our big Tolman Family Reunion in Star Valley Wyoming. Good times were had by all! I look forward to this trip every year. It is fun to be with everyone and catch up, swim, go to the Cottonwood Lake, eat, play games and just enjoy being together. Here is an overload of pictures from the weekend. Thanks grandma and grandpa for making it possible for this all to be...

{Some of the kids hanging out at the cabin}

{Me and Lukas at the pool working on our tans}

{Kristy, me and dad}

{Me and Carson at the Cottonwood Lake}

{Me and Kristy at the lake}

{Me and Avery}

{Me and Lincoln}

{Me, Granny and Kristy}

{Ammon and Dad - this is beginning of a what turned into a huge shaving cream war}

{Mike, Dad, Rex - the dads wore shave cream hats and their kids got to throw candy at them}

{Marcus, Wes, Megan and Nate after the game gout out of hand!}

{Me at Billy's - maybe the best hamburgers ever!}

{We decided to try something new this year. The Alpine Slide in Jackson. So much fun!}

{Me and Aves coming down! She loved it!}

{My family}

{Bar-J Wranglers}

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Goodbye June

I feel like June was a BUSY month for me. I feel like all of my summer activities and festivities were jam packed into June. (Probably because they were!) Between:

T-ball games
Baby showers
Park City Outlet shopping
A hair appointment
A mission (not mine, a friend)
Ward activity to Zion
Father's Day
A dentist appointment
Finishing Italy scrapbooks
Making strawberry jam
Wedding luncheons
Wedding receptions
Ward activities
Home teachers
Family Reunion

I am a little bit glad this busy month is over! It is going to be a bit rough getting back into the real world and actually working five days a week, full time is not my thing so working three or four days a week this past month has been wonderful! But it will be nice to have some down time. Last night I had Soph's shower and that ended the busy month. Her wedding is Thursday but after that I am open for more summer adventures. (Just maybe not all at once!)