Tuesday, July 8, 2014


The upside to having the older two girls gone is that the two younger girls are finally getting along. It is so fun to watch them play so well together.

And I can tell you that I love this mess right now.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day

I love the 4th of July! It makes me happy that we can celebrate our nation and the freedoms that we have.
I especially love that I get to spend it with my family.
This year we were missing two important little girls, but we managed.

The girls were having their own fun.

Our day consisted of Einstein Bagel, a parade, stickers, hanging out at Dan's sisters house, playing games, eating, and finally fireworks. It was a lovely day and ended really late.

It wasn't as scorching as last year, but it was still hot. We got prepared by finally buying us some misters and a shade thing.

The only thing that would have made it better would have been to have our girls with us.

Happy 4th!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Ty has been taking swim lessons. She is awesome!! She is learning so much and despite the cold, is having so much fun.

Dan went to scout camp for a week. Oh boy did he have some incredibly funny stories when he got home.

Because he was gone, the crazies and I decided to take a girls trip to Utah.

We went to the Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti.

This girlie was mad at me because I wouldn't buy her a snow cone. Apparently I am the worst mother. But the funny thing is she wouldn't leave my side all night and even sat on my poor lap almost the entire pageant.

We had kiddos pretend that they were pregnant.

When I was young, every once in a while on Sunday we would get together with a few family friends and have "treats". Everyone would bring a treat and the adults would sit around and chat and us kids would play night games and whatever else we could think of. It is such a great memory of home. We were able to have "treats" while we were there and it was so fun to see my kids running around playing with all the other kids and to also chat with my "family"!

We went to the Rez.

We also went horse riding.

A couple of my crazies went solo. Jo Jo rode without ANY help. She held the reigns and rode the horse all by herself. GiGi also rode by herself, but she had someone walk the horse. I was a proud and nervous momma. I am hating that I didn't get a pic of GiGi. At one point miss Jo Jo decided that she wanted to have the horse run and so Morgan got on with her and they had the horse gallop. Oh my gosh, she smiled forever after that. I haven't seen her that excited for a long time.

Jenna came down the night before we left. She took my twinners back to her house to stay there for a few days. And I came home with only 2 of my crazies.
I'm so grateful for this family of mine!

Sunday, June 15, 2014


These girls are very blessed!!

Happy Father's Day!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014


This girl can multi-task!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Anniversary and Daddy-Daughter Dance

I had finally decided that I would go play soccer with the rest of our Family Home Evening group. I had to go by myself because my roommates were busy, which kind of sucked, but when I got there, there were three new guys and they were pretty cute.

I'm not the chatty type and so after the game I was just going to leave, but those guys called me over and we talked for a bit. Turns out they had just moved into the neighborhood, they were very funny and I was excited to get to know them. We started to hang out every now and then and we would see each other at church functions every week. Me and one of those guys started to flirt constantly and one day he finally asked me out.

Ten years later we are still together, have 4 crazy, beautiful girls, and I can't seem to get enough of him. I'm so blessed!

And because I am so wonderful, I let him go out on a date (on our anniversary) with two beautiful girls. It was a 50's theme dinner and dance. They had SO much fun!