Thursday, October 12, 2017

Night Before School

The kids got their traditional fathers blessing and I got one too since it helped so much last year.
They have all their stuff ready to go.
I can't believe Bela is starting Jr High!
The twins are excited to have Claire's old teacher and be together.
Claire is nervous and excited to start 4th grade.
Should be a fun year!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dear Bella on the night before 7th grade

I can't believe you are starting Jr high!!
I have been so worried and nervous for you for the past few month. Worried about friends, school work, friends, who you'll eat with at lunch, will people like you, will you do okay in school? And then dad gave you a blessing tonight and I was reminded of what an amazing girl you are. You have been so great with reading your scriptures, writing in your journal and making friends. You've been great at that since you were little really. Always including others and being a peaceful non judgmental friend. 
I know you may not always remember the things dad said in his blessing. But I hope you'll remember the way you felt and that you got up gave him a hug and wouldn't let go. That was the spirit touching you that the words dad said were true and that he loves you so much.
We both do!
I feel so blessed to be your mom.

I know it will be a great year and I have no doubt you'll do a great job!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dentrix Job for Bre & Claire

Bre and Claire booked a job for Dentrix. Actually they said whatever twin wanted to come could and Syd said Bre could. But I think she regretted it because she was bored. But it was fun to watch them and we enjoyed the food while they worked.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Starvation Lake & Dinosaur Land

Seth has been dying to try out Starvation lake. but we wait too long and weren't able to get a camping spot. We also hit bad weather and only stayed 2 days. But the kids had fun and they liked dinosaur land.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Home Remodel

IN July I set out to paint the upstairs. I did the living room, hallways and bathroom in 2 days.
Then we moved to outside. That has taken longer. The first plan was to power wash the porch fence and then re paint it. But all the bids came back so high we decided just to rip it down. 
Then came painting the brick. I had been told by a lot of people that I could do it. but just prepping to do it took 5 hours a day for two days. I had also done all of the rain gutters, fachia and garage. Which took a long time. So I decided to get bids to see what it would cost. It was worth it. So while SEth was at scout camp I had someone come and spray it. He was glad I had hired it out. Then Seth wrapped the old white pots in cedar wood. We get lots of compliments on them. Later I stained them and finished the back shed. It was so much work but saved us a lot of money and I have more pride in it when I see it.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Bathtub Hike in Farmington

We tried another hike but this one wasn't that successful. We never made it to the top. The kids were tired and complaining. Claire cried most of the way and even sat down in protest. but we kept going so she had to catch up. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4th of July

On the 4th of July we took the Harris's, the Stewart's, and the Peterson's to Wilard to jetski, paddleboard and play in the water. It was a lot of fun! They are all families who never do stuff like this so it was fun to share it with them.

Monday, July 3, 2017


We decided to go to Eaglewood to watch fireworks this year and skipped out on the neighborhood party. WE needed some time as a family and we hadn't been since the twins were 2. It was a lot of fun. The kids really liked it. And luckily getting home wasn't too bad.