Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dance Party the RIGHT way

We all know the classic "dance party". But what about a dance party with glow sticks? NO need to say more....that is what happened last Thursday night.

Words cannot explain this adventure...good thing that we have this video to explain the attractivness of our glow stick rave.

Pretty sure this will not be the last one... :0

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Apple picking adventures

Apply picking, in October? Don't mind if we do:) Last Monday for FHE Me, Kristina, Matt, and Melv-dawgs and family (this is a 84 year farmer that I became friends with 7 years ago) drove out to Mapleton to an enormous apple orchard where we picked apples till they were coming out of our ears. We filled up Melvin's aka Melv-dawgs old pick up truck to the brim with apples after a few apple picking hours. But while picking we found our fair share of rotten, worm eaten applies...and with those rotten apples we had a rotten apple fight...the competition included who could throw the apples the furthest, who could hit a tree with a apple, and who could throw a apple across the orchard into a apple bag. Sweet times....... Speaking of sweet times, the next day we went over to Melv-dawgs house in Pleasant Grove where we made fresh pressed apple cider. This is one of the reasons that I love falls so much, I am addicted to Melvin's home made apple cider. I have been brewing the apple cider with Malvin for the last four years. Taste-a-licous to the taste buds:) here are a few pictures of the apple pick adventure


And here is the glorious Home made apple cider
almost gone...that means I get to go over and make some more homemade cider.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Colby sleep talks

So the other night I wake up to Colby flailing his arms and yelling "no, NO! Stop!!!" and freaking out. Worried that he is having a terrifying dream, I try to wake him. "Colby, are you ok?! What are you dreaming about?!!"

To which he replies, "You got a red card. You are out of the game."

haha. Hope that doesn't have any deaper meaning to it.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

This is why I love this Girl

There are many different reasons why I love my wife, and her determination is one of the reasons.
Here is a story to go long with why I love Tin so much.
We were driving through Provo the other day and Kristina's eye caught a free treasure and as we passed the treasure she screamed out " free, turn around :)" I turned our car around to our new, free, treasure....the only problem that we were faced with was how we were going to fit this new find into out car. I knew that the gate in the Bronco was pretty much broken, and sometimes it took 45min to get the gate down.
Knowing that we had to be back home in 45min I gave Kristina a challenge. "if we can get the gate down in 5 minutes then the treasure is ours." boy oh boy that did not deter her from the challenge . She called it forth and went to work; she was determined, and that determination payed off. We got the gate down in record timing. We only did not set a new record in getting the gate down but we got a new treasure for the Manscill home :)
I loved here determination so much that I had to take this video of her in action, and you will get to see the treasure too. Enjoy.
Love you Tin :)

Monday, July 19, 2010


It was a hot day at Colby and Caleb's race, so we celebrated the big win by jumping into the Dam

Tandem Tangerines!

Ingredients for a shiny Trophy with a donut on it:

1 tandem bike
2 hungry, handsome, and speedy, men
a little bit of insanity
1 26-mile course
2 ridiculously awesome, matching outfits
speed like lightning
14 donuts

Put the 2 ridiculously awesome, matching outfits together and spice them up with some snazzy fake sunglasses. This recipe works even better if you don't sleep much the night before. Quickly combine with the two men, and the the tandem bike. Start your timer and simultaneously add the insanity and donuts as you go. Make sure not to hesitate with the donuts, just shove them straight down the throat directly to your esophogus, and as quickly as possible. Timing is crucial for this step; For better results, wet each donut down with water so that it takes the form of soggy nastiness before reaching your mouth. If you'd like, you can even smash a few of the donuts together into one wet, mushy ball. Lastly, cover the entire race with speed like lightning, especially during your last last lap, and sprinkle the entire experience with determination.
If followed directly, your results will be.........
2nd place in race results, and 1st place in awesomeness!!!

If this video dose not make you want to attack the Tour De Donut next year I am not sure will...enjoy the happiness.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Beginnings

I was thinking while Colby and I were in Israel that it's about time we started a blog to welcome little baby Manscill and start recording all the fun family moments; and although baby Manscill decided to pick a different due date and come to the Earth at a different time, I still think it's a good idea that Colby and I start a family blog.

I've looked forward to being a mom for several years, probably since the time that I first started having nieces and nephews. Special moments in prayer have been praying for my future children and a couple times in my life I have felt their special presence. My roommates always made fun of me in college because I loved going into baby stores, or looking at (and occasionally buying) cute clothes from the baby section of different stores. One friend even bought me a baby outfit as a joke for my birthday one year. From the day I found out I was pregnant I have imagined what my child would be like, look like, and different traditions I want to start as a mom. Right before we left to the hospital, I kept imagining holding a warm little newborn baby in my arms--hoping my faith would be enough to keep the baby alive. As I was laying in the E.R. I kept thinking that maybe Colby's "twin" wish had come true and there was still another baby hiding in my stomach somewhere.

As hard as this loss has been for us, each day becomes a little easier, and each day I'm a little more grateful. Grateful for the tender mercies, grateful for the chance to become closer to my husband, and most of all, grateful for the opportunity to draw closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. How ironic that only a few hours after spending some time in the Garden Tomb, we lost our baby. After the hospital visit Mom Manscill said to us, "I hope this isn't what you remember about your trip." But I wouldn't want my miscarriage to be connected to any other memory than the one that connected us with our Savior. In 1st Nephi, when referring to Laman and Lemual it says, "And they did murmer because they knew not the dealings of that God who had created them." I have no doubt that the timing of our miscarriage was exactly as Heavenly Father planned it; and how cool that he set up such a tender learning experience for us! Yes, it seems like a long road before I get to hold that warm infant in my arms, but we get to celebrate the opportunity for new beginnings. I get the chance to get my body to a healthy state, Colby gets a wife with more energy whom he can hike, rock climb, and enjoy his summer with, and we both get just a little bit more time to prepare to be rockin' awesome parents! :)

Tune in later this summer for pics of our triathlon. Hopefully we have time and energy to train for one now!