Sunday, August 13, 2017

When He Knows Better Than You

This entry is very hard for me to write. I have been avoiding it. But, it's time.

The other day I was talking to some neighbors about how difficult it was to find out I was pregnant with Britten. It was hard. I had my family the way I wanted it and was ready to move past pregnancy, weight gain, sleepless nights, potty training, temper tantrums. We had moved past! Our 5th child was 6 and a half. I think the picture is set- I did not want to be pregnant.

I remember when I told Dustin. He fell to his knees like he was going to pass out. I don't think either one of us was scared to have another baby, or wondering how we were going to have another child. We just plain and simple did not want another child.  It breaks my heart as I write this, but it is honestly the way we felt.

I would like to shout from the roof tops, "I AM SO GRATEFUL WE HAVE OUR BRITTEN!!" We were wrong.  We did need another child. Dustin and I often talk about how old we are, but how having Britten makes us  feel young. He keeps us playful. When this home is full of teenage drama, here comes Britten with his cute dimples and happy eyes asking, "Will you play with me?" 

I watch my teenagers play superheroes, Candy Land, Trouble, cars, school. They do it without being asked. They want to play with him because I think it gives them a reason to go back in time and pretend all that matters is if Spider-Man beats the bad guy, or what color of car you want to play with today. Britten takes the worries of growing up away for a few moments. He reminds us to stay young, at least for now.

Yes, I was wrong. I thank the Heavens everyday for this baby. Everyday!











Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kate is 13!

Another teenager!! I can't believe how big my kids are getting. I know I say that all the time, but it is so true! 

Kate chose to invite a few friends to our local indoor trampoline park. She had lots of fun! They girls all live in our neighborhood and have become great friends the last few years.

The girls were jumping and having a blast. I noticed Kate was struggling. She is like me, scared to death of heights. But, I was proud of her for doing all she could overcome it. By the end she was up on walls and jumping with everyone!!















I did the annual birthday interview. Here are her answers:

favorite food- steak
favorite vegetable- broccoli
favorite color- black and red
favorite game- playing superheroes with Britten 
favorite book- Middle School series
favorite subject- CCA (College Career Awareness)
favorite candy- Kit Kat
favorite activity- softball
favorite treat- cookies

We are so happy to have Kate as part of our family. She is always smiling and helps so much with her baby brother. You can always find her playing with him. Kate is smart and works hard in school and all other aspects of her life. She has recently started mowing the lawn with her dad. This is huge because he doesn't let anyone touch his precious lawn!! We love you Kate!! Happy Birthday!!!




Saturday, April 29, 2017

Cousin Time

My sister, Alissa, has recently moved back to Utah. I was so excited! We had our first cousin sleepover. The girls went shopping to pick treats for the movie. Ashlee and I are the only ones who wanted to watch La La Land. It wasn't my favorite. I ended up falling asleep. Poor Ashlee!




The next day, went to the Clark Family Farm. They have a petting zoo every spring. My kids always enjoy it, so we thought they might too. Cutest little animals!! They also got to make their very own swords. After, we went swimming!! Thanks for coming to stay with us Wisers!
























Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter 2017

Every Saturday before Easter, we have a neighborhood Easter egg hunt. The kids love it!!





They even had real bunnies to pet!!




The next day we got up for 9 am church. What a great day to remember Our Savior and all that He has done for us. We came home and had a lovely lunch, napped, and just enjoyed our day as a family!



Sunday, April 9, 2017

A Softball Player

Kate decided she was going to try softball this year. She is a pretty good little player. At tryouts they were surprised it was her first year. They said she had a lot of potential. She has been working on her swing,catching, throwing. It's been exciting to see her want to improve. They have played a few games and have won all of them!! Way to go Pink Flamingos!!
















She has even been mowing the lawn in her cleats to break them in!! 





Thursday, March 30, 2017

Killing Winter Blues

The winter is our longest season. I admit I don't like it. I love that when Christmas comes, the ground is covered in a beautiful white blanket. Other than that, I don't care for winter. You have to come up with things to keep your mind from going crazy.

This month we went swimming,







watched Kate and Grace play church ball,





spent time with cousins,




did a few crazy things just because,



read letters from Ryan,






and made a few messes!!




Thankfully, winter is coming to an end! Can't wait for Spring!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Trips

Dustin goes out of town regularly for work. He will have the kids take turns going so he can have 1 on 1 time with them. This trip he took all the girls. They went to St George. They were able to go swimming, to the park, and it's always fun sleeping in a hotel!

While he was on a n adventure with the girls, I had the boys. Britten has always loved the temple since our tour of the Provo City Center Temple open house. He talked about it nonstop. And, he still remembers it. It's kind of weird. For a few days he kept asking if we could go back. I told him we could go visit downtown and stop and see the temple. 

It was Friday night, so Aaron had the night off. We went and got some dinner, toured Temple Square, and then went into the the newly renovated Church History Museum. Britten loved it! Aaron didn't show much emotion, but I got the feeling he was enjoying his time out too! We are so blessed to live near so much church history!!