Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Piano Recital

I had my first Montana piano recital over the weekend. This is my third year teaching and I really enjoy being able to teach the piano and share one of my talents with others. I'm so proud of my bunch. They all worked so hard and did so well this school/piano year! This is the most I've ever taught at one time( I have 10 students, two of them couldn't make it to the recital) so some days felt a little hectic but it's so worth it!
Back from L to R: Makenna, Arleigh, Me, Kayla, London
Mid: Mayzie, Kena, Liv, Reagan,

With Kayla

L to R: Liv, Me, Kena

With Reagan

L to R: Mayzie, Me, Arleigh

With my most favorite student!

Memorial Day

For Memorial Day this year we decided to go on a hike.We went to go explore the Fairy Lake hike but when we got there there the road to Fairy Lake was still closed for the season so we hiked the road to the Fairy Lake trail. When we got to the actual trail head the kids were done so we headed back. We'll have to check it out again later this summer! It was still beautiful and we enjoyed ourselves!




 Afterwards we stopped for ice cream!
 In the evening we went to the neighbors for a bbq and Caleb was having fun playing the yard games. I really just love his outfit- his cowboy boots and shorts kill me!

Preschool Grad

Chase finished another year of preschool. He did so great this year- he knows all his letters, sounds, counting and is ready for kindergarten! We sure loved Miss Shelly!




T-Ball

 It was Chase's first year of T-Ball. He did so great and learned so much.By the end of the season he was getting people out on bases, his hitting improved and I'm pretty sure he was the fastest runner on his team. He really enjoyed playing and we enjoyed watching!



We only had maybe two evenings that were not the best weather but we stuck it out:)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mother's Day

Chase had a Mother's Day Tea at preschool and it was so much fun. I left Caleb with Steve and got to spend the whole time focused on Chase. He loved it! We had yummy snacks and the kids sang some songs. It was the cutest!

 Me and the kiddos on Mother's Day. While being a mother is the hardest thing I've ever done I wouldn't trade it for anything. They make me stretch and realize my weaknesses but they teach me so much and help me to be a better person. I love them each so much! They showered me with cute pictures and Steve took them and each got me a hanging basket (although they are living in the garage due to my previous post, I don't trust the weather yet!) Love my family!


Crazy Weather

The weather in Montana can be kind of crazy. I heard a commercial on the radio the said, Montana is the place where you could get a sunburn and frostbite in the same week, and it's so true. About a week ago it was near 80 so we made it over to the pond to play in the water with some friends.

 And then Wednesday and Thursday of this week it was snowing and Caleb wanted to head out and play in it. So I dug out the boots and snow pants and let him go out.


Billings

We made it to Billings a few weeks ago. It was ward temple day so their was babysitting available at a nearby church. We had to be out the door by 6:45 am so it was an early day but it was such a good day. Steve went with the youth to do baptisms and I went through a session, so while we weren't together doing the same thing it was nice to be at the temple together. One thing I really miss about not being in Utah is not having a temple close. Billings is 2 hours from us, so it takes quite a bit more planning and work to get to the temple. I wish I would have taken more advantage of having one close when I had the chance. It was so nice being there!
We figured we would make a day out of it and went to Cafe Rio for lunch (something else I also miss!) and it was delicious.

 We went to the Billings zoo after. It was such a beautiful day-it was almost even too hot! It wasn't too bad of a zoo. They had quite a few different animals. Their is a tiger in the background of this picture
 The wolves were our favorite. Their were 2 of them and when we were watching them they started howling, it was like they put on a little concert for us!
 They also had a pretty good playground for the kids at the zoo which the kids loved.


 And of course when you're in Billings you have to stop at the candy store!
Such a great day together!