Monday, July 9, 2012


I ran into my friend, Shelly, a couple of weeks ago at a wedding reception and she said, "Polly!!?  You haven't been blogging and I don't know what's going on with you anymore!!!"

My friend, Delanie, came and stayed with me for a week last month and said, "P-Dove, I just started looking at your blog again and I check every night for a new post.  No offense, but we are tired of seeing the twins' graduation announcement.  You need to post something new!"

And then several days ago, my friend Diane called me and said, "It's June 30th."

I wasn't sure of the significance of it being June 30th so I had to ask her.  She said, "You need to do a blog post today.  If you don't, it will be the first time since you started your blog that you have gone a whole month without even one post."  She said, "Just do something, anything, so you don't miss a month!"  (Bless her cute little heart.)

You know how we all have our "stories?"  And sometimes we can tend to get a little wrapped up in our stories?  And then our stories end up just being excuses or rationalizations or justifications?!  Well, my story about why I haven't been blogging stems from the fact that I don't like the changes that were made on blogger and (especially) over at photobucket.

A couple of my more recent posts have had lots and lots of pictures.  And while I love taking lots and lots of pictures, I have preferred to condense them somewhat by making several of them into a collage.  With the changes in photobucket, I hadn't been able to figure out how to do a collage and it was making me just a little bit crazy.

I had been downloading pictures of my daughter, Haley, to do a post about the Utah Blaze (our team for the AFL - Arena Football League).  And since the Blaze game was super exciting for us, and super fun that Haley is one of their cheerleaders, naturally I took about 665 pictures.  How do you condense 665 pictures into a post without the help of a collage?!  That was my challenge.

But Diane, having heard my frustration, did a little investigating and called me back over this past weekend with a secret tip on how to find a place to do a collage so that I could get a move on with my blog.  (Again, bless that girl's little heart ... thanks Di.)

So this is my long awaited (for me and Haley anyway) post about the Utah Blaze and my Utah Blaze dancer!

If a picture says a thousand words, I will spare you any further commentary.  Suffice it to say, I am a proud momma and we LOVE BLAZE GAMES!!!!

At one of the games, the cheerleaders had family members join them for a Michael Jackson tribute dance. Haley asked Elliott to be her partner.

That's Elliott out on the field, arms outstretched, doing his best MJ stance ... gotta love it.

The teams say a prayer together after the game ... Love that too.


  1. So glad you are back!! I missed your updates. Great pictures!!! Teri

  2. Woot Woot! Me and Logan loved it! (He's on my usual. Sucking his thumb...the new usual.) LOVED the pic of Chloe w/ the DC. LOVED E-Man. LOVED Del. LOVE LOVE Haley!!! GO BLAZE!!!

    Yay collages!!!

  3. Hi Polly, you did a great job with the pictures, I don't know how to do that! What fun for your daughter, and she is so gorgeous, bet everyone says you two look alike too! Nice to see you blogging. Since going to St. George so much my blogging comes down to about once a week or two weeks..then it's 3 posts! Oh well, it will be my book. I have gone from 80-100 comments a post to about 20 but that is ok, I don't have to keep up with SO MUCH! :)

  4. Yahooooo...I have missed you too. Such sweet photos you share today my friend..could there be a better bunch of good looking kids in anyother place anywhere...NO! Your kids are always adorable and Happy! Glad you are back! xoxo

  5. YAY! I am glad you are back. I have been very sporadic with my blogging lately. Life's stories definitely get in the way. :D

    WOOT WOOT for your daughter!! That is awesome!!

  6. This seems like such a blast for the entire family.
    Haley looks adorable out there!
    And you all go and fun!
    Wish I could be there to go with you! :D