My Family

"Life will knock you down. You can choose to stand up again."




Friday, December 30, 2011

Our 2011


Like every other year, we have had quite the year! In no certain order:
1- The boys turned 8, 9, 10, 12. Colton was baptized. Jackson was ordained a Deacon in the Aaronic Priesthood.

2- We attended BYU, Utah State and Weber State football games as a family; we went to Bear Lake and Antelope Island; we went to Lagoon and Thanksgiving Point; the boys went on a couple of camping trips with their dad; we got to go to Discovery Gateway

3- Mommy got to go to Hawaii. I also got to go to the Nascar races with Josh in Las Vegas.

4- Uncle Victor and Auntie came to visit. The boys didn't want that weekend to end! They love their Uncle Victor!!!

5- Mommy got a new job. Full time. With health insurance!

6- Braxton broke his right arm.

7- We got a trampoline! The boys saved their money and we accomplished our goal!

8- My children decided that sushi is excellent!

9- We were able to meet Josh and Brooklyn. Brooklyn has helped to heal the boys in so many ways. They love her. They love to wrestle with her, play with her, sing with her, laugh with her. They love to take care of her.

10- We made it another year!! One step in front of the other! Life will push us down, but we choose to get back up! It takes only 20 seconds of insane bravery...

Happy New Year to everyone! We can't wait to experience our new adventures in 2012!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Our week off... so far...

Family time. A lot of family time. Is there anything better?! NOPE! We also took Braxton, Kaydon and Colton to see "We Bought a Zoo." That will be a movie we buy when it comes out! It was amazing!






Sunday, December 25, 2011

Our Christmas Weekend

Christmas with family... nothing better. The kids had a fantastic Christmas. We are so thankful!























Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Point

Last night, we took the kids to Thanksgiving Point. It was really fun! We drove through and saw all of the lights, then we got to go and see the ice sculpturor and the reindeer. Hot chocolate to end the night... really fun!




Jackson's Orchestra Concert

Jackson had his Christmas Orchestra Concert last week. He did great! He has a great teacher who loves music and has a great attitutde towards teaching children how to play. The best part... kong cones from Macey's after the concert!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas ornaments

Josh made Christmas ornaments with the boys. They were really, really cute!



While they made ornaments, Brooklyn cuddled with Nana and took a long nap... when she woke up, she was ready for her cheese balls! That girl!

This Week

My desk on my first day back... it made me want to walk back out!!!!

I went to help Colton and his class make candy houses. Apparently, I was the only mother there who allowed the children at my table to make their very own houses, because at the end our houses looked like a hurricane of candy... it was AWESOME!



Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hawaii

My week in paradise...