Friday, July 11, 2014

Another Year Older!

We now have a 3 year old!!! What happened with all the time that has gone by. I find myself forgetting so much, that is until I see a picture or find something that I (luckily) wrote down. I love watching her grow and see her personality expand. She is one sweet girl.

The birthday celebration took place in the mountains at our family reunion.

When we got home we went to Build-A-Bear and little miss got a bunny that is now called Hoppy! She is so happy.

I'm so blessed to have this precious girl as my baby. She has the ability to make me smile even when I don't want to. Always has.
I love this beauty!

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!