Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February Highlights

The time can drag on forever in the winter. Boy, do I feel it! I am not used to having no sun for long periods of time, it is rather depressing. I love the sun! I love the warmth! February is anything but those. It is right in the middle of cold season for Utah. Because of this, we must see all the positive and look for things to keep us happy. Here are a few things that brightened our days in a cold winter month!

1. We sure love getting letters from Elder Merritt! We also will get random texts from people he is eating dinner with. They make the ordinary days brighter.

2. Even though it's cold, we try to make it outside. I love the sunsets!

3. Becca's winter concert. She plays the trumpet just like her sisters, just like my dad!

4. We took some of the kids bowling. Grace and Becca were with their friends, but Kate, Aaron, and Britten went with us. It was Britten's first time that he remembered, and he loved it. We took a selfie, but Aaron wasn't having any of it. "Mom's don't take selfies."

5. We ended the month by adding to our bunch. Grace had to take care of a robot baby for Child Development. She was little paranoid about everything. I didn't know how to take care of babies and Dustin almost broke a toe by teasing her too much that he was going to drop it. Good times! Glad it's over!!

Lots of eventful things to make the dull a little more exciting!! We're pretty much ready for spring!!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Britten is 4!!

Britten insisted on a Minion birthday theme this year. He also requested a party. I wasn't quite sure because he really doesn't have a ton  of friends his age. But, he loves the little neighbor kids who are older than him and I was so happy they would attend and make this little guy's day!! Thanks, Ananbelle, Logan, and Brayden!!

We had cake and ice cream as a family the night of his birthday.

The next day, a party! Anabelle gave him a disc shooter, flarp, a coloring book, and candy.

Logan and Brayden gave him a Nerf gun with a laser!

They all took home some candy and awesome glasses!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year's Eve and The New Year

It was our first New Year's Eve party as a family. Is it weird that my kids have never stayed up to ring in the New Year? I think it is. Honestly we have always done an activity with friends, so our kids stayed home and went to bed. Our older boys don't date, or hang out with friends, so they are home, or at work.
 We decided it was time. We watched the ball drop, we got hats, noise makers, and poppers. They kids loved it- as much as bigger kids can. I guess we missed the magical age of enthusiasm (Grace went to bed because she does not do late)...but we did it. And, we'll do it again!
 Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Snapshots of 2016

I found some random pictures that I took. They are just snapshots of my family throughout the year. 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas 2016

We had a quiet Christmas at our home. It was just us. We went to church and then we waited to hear from Ryan. They can call home on Christmas day. He finally Face Timed us at noon. We were able to talk to him for over and hour! It was great! The best present of all!

We did open presents, of course. That was the second best thing!!