Saturday, January 14, 2017

scheduled too much

Today has been super busy. We weren't sure if we would make it to all we had planned but some how we did, barely.

Mason and Brian went and helped at an Eagle Scout project at 9. They were clearing an area and stacking wood. It was around 28 degrees this morning. Super cold for working outside. There was a great turnout so they finished in less than 2 hours. While they were working CJ and I were at his first rehearsal for his next play. To say he's excited is putting it mildly. This play is a spin off of Alice in Wonderland and he's playing Tweedle Dum. 

This afternoon was a walk in clinic for pet immunizations. Murray was due so I took him in planning on it being quick so we could make it to Mason's first church basketball game. It ended up taking longer to get shots and we were about 20 mins late. (Luckily he rode with a friend and he was not late to the game.) But we did make it! He played great. Over the next 8 weeks or so our Saturday's will consist of play rehearsals and basketball games. 

Murray it did great btw. While other dogs were jumping around and barking Murray sat about a foot from my feet and didn't bark once. Not even when he got his shots. I did find out he weighs 10lbs 8ozs. He'll be 6 months old on the 20th. This week I need to schedule an appointment to get him fixed. Not fun for him but I'll be glad to have this taken care of. 

After Masons's game there was a Stake activity. He ended up staying at the Stake Center and waiting for it to start. Luckily he was able to catch a ride home. I miss having a teenage driver. It'll be nice when he can start driving himself to his activities. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

a good life

I snapped this last night. He had no idea.  He's been walking/running a couple nights a week. Brian asked him why and he simply said he didn't like the way he looked. Good for him to do something about it. He said he liked the treadmill because he can watch TV at the same time. Smart boy!

At this moment the TV is on and he's facetiming/chatting with Hayden. He's a multitasker.

Last night I FINALLY put all of Christmas away. This is very late for me. The first week of January I decided to take it easy and relax with my family. I'm glad I did. I still need to dust before I put everything back where it belongs. Hopefully by Friday the house will be back to normal.

Last week I had two different kids ask what I do all day.  It kind of made me question what I do. I started thinking maybe I need to do something different/more. Then this week I've been super busy with putting away Christmas, helping to feed missionaries lunch at the Stake Center, and meetings for my calling AND it's only Wednesday, I've decided I'm doing enough. Both Mason and Karlee think my days are pretty simple and low stress, AKA easy. I told them some days they are. Then there's visiting teaching, dr and dentist appointments, temple trips, presidency meetings, grocery shopping, laundry, house cleaning, painting rooms, gardening, running, plus endless hours house training a puppy! Yeah, I think it's plenty. I'm so grateful that Brian's job provides well enough for me to continue staying home. I enjoy being home for our kids. I enjoy baking them fresh cookies when they arrive home from school. I enjoy being able to talk with my girls in the middle of the day if they choose to call. I enjoy an impromptu lunch with my best friend. I enjoy my life.

Thursday, January 5, 2017


Karlee got this crazy idea that she wanted to make a scrappy pocket for her apron, last night. Oh man! We talked about what she wanted and she went about it a most difficult way. She sewed some together than top stitched a few then didn't like how small it was going to be so today she put it on a solid piece and sewed that on today. (Yes, there were tears.) I'm soo glad she's finished. Whew! But it's cute! Good job Karlee!

I embroidered a few towels for Christmas gifts this year.

I really liked how this reindeer turned out so I made one for me. ;)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

another new year

Our New Years Eve fun.
Usually Brian watches from the bleachers. This year he ice skated with us. I loved that we were all out on the ice together. 

Of course I pulled out the chocolate fountain. 

We played hedbanz, a crazy version of tenzi (I laughed so hard), and Mario Kart (the boys sure know how to play video games). We only have 4 controllers so who ever came in last had to give up their controller. Dad and I traded the most. 

I'm not sure what Karlee is trying to do here.

Of course we had donuts too!

Happy New Year!!

We were in bed by 12:30 then up early for 9 AM church. These two slept through part of sacrament meeting. Carson was sleeping hard.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Disney World

On Day 3 we visited the "happiest place on earth".

I asked a man to take our picture. Once we all got gathered he said, "There's a lot of you.". Yep, there is. It was a very chilly day. As soon as we could we found jackets for Retta and Adam.
That castle had my attention ALL day!

Poor Dex was tired of all the fun we were having I think. He was wonderful everyday. He's such a happy, easy baby.
We found tea cups! Adam wanted to spin and Retta and I didn't.

These two thought they were so cool to be riding all by themselves.

Here is one of the many stroller parking spots. It was crazy! I Think there were more people here than at Universal. People were everywhere.
Adam was chosen to be a pirate with Captain Jack Sparrow. He's so talented he can fight with one hand in his pocket.

Magic Kingdom was more family/child friendly than Universal. The two littles were able to ride almost everything they wanted. We did more together because of that. I love my family!

We happened to come upon this parade.

I loved the lights! It really was magical.