Monday, January 7, 2019

Cross Country Skiing

I was able to go with Makenna on her class field trip cross country skiing. It was so fun spending extra time with Makenna. The weather was beautiful, we both only fell a couple of times and we stayed warm and dry the whole time. The morning was spent playing some games with everyone on our skis so we could get comfortable on skis. Then later morning we split into groups and started up the mountain, had lunch in the woods and then came back down. We were both getting pretty good by the end of the day!

 Makenna's friend Olivia was in our group and they had so much fun being together.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Christmas Break Cont'd

The Thursday after Christmas I took the kids to Utah and we stayed till Tuesday, which was New Years Day. Our first stop was Kaysville to stay with the Ortons for a night. We went to Temple Square that evening. The lights were beautiful! 

 Friday afternoon we went and spent time at the Beynon's before we had to leave for Logan. It was so good spending time with our sweet friends!

 Friday evening I was able to see Misha, Aja, April and Tamri.

Saturday I was also able to go to the temple with Chris and we spent the rest of the day and Sunday with the Runhaars. Monday morning the kids went and played with Kira, lots of hair coloring went on!

 That afternoon we went bowling with my family. Mark and Steff came up as well. After bowling I was in charge of the New Year's Eve activities. We played some minute to win it games, decorated party hats, some balloon games, pizza and root beer floats. It was a great few days filled with lots of fun, family and friends!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018


Christmas Eve Steve had to work so I took the kids bowling that afternoon. Chase beat us all!

 Christmas Day was perfect. We all got more than enough and enjoyed lounging around, playing games, watching new shows and being together.

 Steve had the day after Christmas off also so we took the kids ice skating. This might be one of our new Christmas traditions since we went last year as well. Thank heavens they have these ice walkers, they are a lifesaver so that Caleb and Chase can go around much faster with them!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

December Activities

December started out with the kids doing their school programs(which I didn't get any good pictures). Steve and I had the Ugly Sweater Party at the Wald's. I made our sweaters this year. Mine was a Christmas tree and it even lit up. Steve won the ugly sweater contest- a mug with a sweater that has a hairy chest. I was pretty proud of our sweaters!

 I did grab a photo of Caleb after his preschool program. Santa came after too!

 Caleb didn't want to sit on Santa's lap and so I was trying to get him to come over but we took a picture with me instead.
 Steve was able to come to most of Caleb's pj/Christmas party at school and Caleb loved that he was there. Afterwards we went and had lunch with Makenna and Chase.

 Christmas Sunday the kids looked so nice for church and Caleb wanted his picture taken separately.

 After church we decorated gingerbread houses.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Family Pictures

Since it had been a few years since we had been altogether we thought we'd take a big family picture. Lauren brought her camera and they turned out so good! The weather held off and it was just cloudy so we took pictures Thanksgiving day before we stuffed our faces the rest of the day. I love these pictures so much.

Lauren even grabbed a picture of Makenna with the hamster Lily.