Friday, February 27, 2009

Trip To The Grand Canyon

The 7th grade at Taylor's school took a field trip to the Grand Canyon today. I was able to go as a chaperon. We arrived at the school at 5AM and didn't get back to the school until 11:30PM. We rode the buses up to Williams, AZ and from there we took a 2 hour train ride to the Grand Canyon. We then meet up with our Ranger for our group. I have to say it was very interesting, I learned a lot about the Grand Canyon. When you look into the Grand Canyon it looks like a painting, very pretty. After we were done with our Ranger we had time to go to the gift shop and hang out a little bit. We came back home through Flagstaff, AZ. It was pretty cold up at the Grand Canyon, but it was actually nice to go up to the cold for the day. I really enjoyed spending the day with Taylor. I was afraid that the kids in my group were going to be trouble makers, but they were so good. They were very respectful and they listened and did what they were told. At the end of the day The boys said to me "Mrs. Cluff thank you for being our chaperon." I really enjoyed having these kids in my group. We had a good time, but we were sure tired by the time we got back to the school. Just before we boarded the train Our Group
Taylor looking into the Canyon through the telescope

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Special Experience

Sister Mary Cook, first counselor in the Young Women General Presidency came down from Salt Lake to speak at a fireside at our church on Sunday the 8th. It was a fireside for Young women and their mothers, so I had the opportunity to go with Taylor. Not only did Taylor have the opportunity to go to the fireside and sit 4th row, but Sister cook went to her young womens class during our Sunday meeting earlier that day. She spoke to the girls and Taylor even received a hug from Sister Cook. Taylor really enjoyed her visit and her message, she is such a wonderful lady with such a great spirit. What a great opportunity this was for Taylor. I know I never had an opportunity like this when I was a youth, I was so happy that Taylor did.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Alyssa's Birthday

It is my Alyssa's 6th birthday today. She was so excited for her birthday that she came running into my room this morning, woke me up and said "Mom Mom it's my birthday today!" It's hard to believe that she is already six years old. I remember the day she was born, this was our only child that we didn't find out ahead of time what we were having. We already had two girls so we thought this one was going to be a boy. Surprise, out came a beautiful blond little girl. I am so greatful that my 3rd little girl came, I can't imagine our family without her. What a blessing she has been to our family, how thankful I am that she was sent to our home. I feel truely humbled to be her mother. She is such a bright little girl, she loves school and does very well. She loves all of the disney princesses, especially Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid. She loves to color, read and play games. She also loves dance class and swimming. She enjoys playing outside with her sisters and friends. She loves helping me cook. She is a wonderful sister, especially to Mikayla. Mikayla loves her so much and can't wait everyday until Alyssa get's home from school to play with her. Alyssa try's really hard to do what is right, we are blessed to have her sweet spirit in our home. We love you Alyssa!!