Wednesday, December 10, 2014

BSU Game

Our friend Helaman brought his family up from Salt Lake and picked up Kelly and the kids and Scott and his boys and they went to Boise for the Mountain West Championship game.

Sunday, November 30, 2014


We took Sis to a Utah State volleyball game before we headed to Iowa & Kelly headed to TN in early November. She got to watch her coaches (from volleyball camp last summer) play.
Thankful for this challenge from Mama Mary for the month of November
 BEAUTIFUL November day for a playoff game
 Young Womens in Excellence program at church
 a little snow on the road….didn't last long
 That night we thought we had a mouse in the top of our cabinet….which turned out to be the shadow of a fly circling the can light. We all got a good laugh!
 The month of November was full of basketball games and wrestling meets.
 Reminiscing my kids' first day of Kindergarten
Kierstyn spent hours and hours on this project for her reading class. It turned out amazing!
Cute Trevin excited for his first Scout Camp out!
 Dinner at Perkins after seeing Mockingjay :)
Grandma came for Thanksgiving!
 Kierstyn did a beautiful job decorating the table.
 After Thanksgiving dinner was eaten and cleaned up we made spritz cookies with my Grandma's cookie press and had Christmas.
 And all too soon she was on her way home. :( Bye Grandma!
 Trev can make anything look good.
 Zach & Chloe's wedding in the Logan temple

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Iowa - Celebration of Grandma Dirks' life

My Grandma passed away on October 30 so Kierstyn and I headed to Iowa for a few days to celebrate Grandma's long life and spend time with extended family. My grandma lived 98 1/2 years and I know she was super happy to be free of physical pain and especially to be reunited with my grandpa.

Kierstyn sang "You Raise Me Up" at the funeral and it was so, so beautiful.
 I am so glad I decided to bring her with me. She had such a fun time with my cousin's kids. 
Top: Macy, Nicole, Kierstyn, Maria, Kori
Bottom: Drew, Levi, Reece, Tade
 My cousins
 3 generations
 Flowers from the 12 great-grandchildren
flowers from Kenco Fleet Services
 There is a lake about 5 minutes from my aunt's house where Kierstyn and I went to run. It was a perfect place to reflect on my grandma's long life and the legacy she left.
 Flying home

Monday, November 3, 2014


We got tickets to go to General Conference! (Thanks, Adam!!) We went to the Sunday morning session and sat in the 11th row. It was so awesome. We met Elder Clarke (of the Seventy) in the lobby before we went in. He came over and introduced himself and shook all the kids' hands and chatted with us for a minute. Then he ended up saying the opening prayer. Pretty cool.
 I hope the kids will always remember what it feels like to be so close to a prophet of God.
 On the way home we stopped at Antelope Island and took in the Great Salt Lake. It was such a beautiful day!
In Young Womens, we held a leadership night for the girls. We talked about being builders and wreckers.

 Kierstyn went back for her 2nd orthodontic appointment and got cute new bands. :)
 Trevin spent one Sunday afternoon drawing and drawing and drawing...
 Happy Mail arrived from Mama Mary!
 One of my biggest accomplishments for the year….I FINALLY finished the quilt I started nearly 2 years ago. The whole thing is made from scraps I had leftover from things I have made over the years. It's not very perfect but I love it very much. :)
 Book Fair bulletin board
 Another finished project was my 2012 blog book. Yes, I was playing catch-up. Thankfully I have already done 2013. But it's definitely time to get started on 2014!
 Jewelee designed a logo for Kelly's gym and got tshirts made.
My sleeping buddy
After 4 weeks in a (green!) cast, Trevin finally got it off! 
 Happy boy!