Thursday, September 4, 2014

First Day of School 9.2.2014

It's back to school time!

Kyler {11th grade}
Kierstyn {8th grade}
 Trevin {6th grade}
And since this has become tradition (& it's so much fun to see how they've grown)….
2008 and 2008
2007 and 2007

Sunday, August 31, 2014


Random August happenings…

Kierstyn was hard at work planning her birthday party (a month ahead of time) :)
 A screen-free day that found Kierstyn and Trevin dabbling in some interesting makeup concoctions
 Trevin and baby Wil at the Cassia County Fair parade
 the long-awaited day arrived….Kyler is legal and my insurance premium sky-rocketed!
Just a Sunday afternoon photo shoot of my beauty in her new dress
 At Trevin's football jamboree modeling the new RRHS sweatshirts that the Booster Club is selling this year
 Go Trojans! Go #15!
 This girl got BRACES! (8/28)
 Last hurrah of the summer….trip to the Ogden temple open house, bought a new car, haircuts, mini golf, & shopping in Utah
 Checking one more thing off Kierstyn's summer bucket list--movie (well, tv show) marathon

Monday, August 25, 2014


In celebration of mine and Kierstyn's birthdays we went to Salt Lake to see Wicked!!!!!! It was seriously one of THE most amazing things I've ever seen!  If I used every positive adjective in the dictionary it wouldn't come close to explaining how awesome it was.
 Duck face peace sign selfie before the show :)
We made a stop at Trader Joe's specifically for my favorite Dark Chocolate Sea Salt almonds….and they were ALL GONE! Boo!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

So I had a birthday….

This is the one and only year I can say that I'm 39 and really mean it! :)

I had a wonderful day. It started off with a youth temple trip, I came home to a freshly baked chocolate cake and birthday decorations, painted in the shed with my favorite girl, and finished off with my favorite dinner (pizza) & my favorite show (SYTYCD)!

Got these beauties from my sweet friend Kim. I just love good mail!
Jewelee and Sadie decorated my van, filled it with balloons, baked me a cake and birthday-fied my house!
 Painting with my girl

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sweet Home, TENNESSEE!!!

We were lucky to squeeze in a trip back to Tennessee for Heath's baptism and Kenco's Founders Day in early August. The kids were excited to surprise (most of) their cousins because they thought just Kyler was coming. Kelly and I dropped the kids off at Trip and Jen's house Friday night and headed to Chattanooga for the Kenco Shareholders Meeting on Saturday. As always it was nice to see extended family and walk around our old town. Sure do miss this downtown and walking bridge and trail!
 The main reason for the trip was so that Kyler could baptize Heath. It was a super special day!
 This sweet sister missionary is from Malta! She was my Zumba buddy before she left for her mission. She just so happened to be serving in Murfreesboro while we were home. 
 The kids had a ball with all their cousins!
Chuck E. Cheese with Grandma, Calli & Molli

 Dress up, swimming, & Barbie jeep driving at Grandma's house
the piano man :)
 Sports Com with the cousins, dinner at Red Robin & an awesome evening of rock climbing
 Can't believe how GROWN UP these girls are!!!!
 Mama Mary and her Idaho spuds :)
…..til next time! We love you ALL!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014


I did the Advocare 24-day challenge this month. I really like how eating healthy food and drinking lots of water makes my body feel.
 We held a Youth Wrestling Camp and had Andrew Hochstrasser come as our clinician. He was great and the boys really loved him. He stayed at our house for 3 days and after our camp was over he went to Mexico for the Pan-Am games…where he won gold!
 My garden was pathetic but we did get a couple handfuls of peas and they were yummy. Next year...
 Cleaning out an old folder I found some cute notes from days gone by:
 My beauty all dolled up for a Vocal Camp recital
 Youth Conference 2014 was so much fun! We only had 3 girls but us leaders had a great time too. I am so grateful for the amazing women I get to work with. It was also lots of fun to watch Kyler. :)
The 3 A's, me, Des, Brooke, & Tami

Monday, July 28, 2014

Crossfit Games in CA

Kierstyn was at volleyball camp, Kyler and I went to a church Youth Conference….so Kelly took Trevin to the Crossfit Games in CA. Such a hard life he lives, haha!
Scott & Zach came along too.
Trevin enjoyed the beach and getting to hang out with Zach and his now-fiance, Chloe…riding around in Chloe's aunt's mini cooper.
 Riding go-carts!