Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

This morning we watched the movie "Finding Faith in Christ" to remind us of the true meaning of Easter.
We thought about the Savior all morning.

When Daddy came home from work about 4pm, the kids went on an Easter egg hunt, and then they hunted for their Easter baskets.

Joyanne received "Twister" for her birthday and we all had fun playing it tonight.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Birthday, Dear Joyanne!

It's been 14 wonderful years with this daughter of ours.
She spent the day skiing with her cousin, Bree.
Then the birthday celebrations really began.
We had orange chicken over rice for dinner.
Cheesecake was her birthday cake.
She loved all the presents she received.

Overall, it was a marvelous day for her.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pack Meeting Robots

For Scout Pack Meeting we took recyclable materials and created a robot.

Fun times!

Daddy has been doing some training in West Jordan for the last 2 weeks.
Tomorrow is his last day to go.
I can't wait, it's been a LONG 2 weeks.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cereal Sale and a New Delegate

My friend, Elizabeth, told me about a great cereal sale going on at Kent's grocery store.
So Jaden helped me load up our car, and now our food storage is full of cereal.

So I went to the caucus meeting and ended up coming out of it as an alternate State delegate and a County Delegate.
I guess I'm now involved in politics.
I'd better start studying the candidates a little better.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Rare Napper

Grant asked me to play cars, blocks and games with him while I was trying to clean house.
Then he asked if I would take a nap with him.
I was all for that.
Grant rarely takes a nap.
So we laid on the couch and within 15 minutes, we were both out.
I woke up before Grant and caught this precious moment of him sleeping peacefully.

Jaden spent a while, this afternoon, creating an outdoor maze for us.
We had fun winding our way through the tricky lines.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Temple Time

Participating in the Provo Temple Dedication was quite special for us.
Only James and Grant couldn't go.
It was Jaden's first time to go to a temple dedication.
We missed not going to church, but we were grateful for the experience of the temple.

We love our Sunday evening game time.
We played with Uncle Joseph and his kids "The Spirit Moves".
Afterwards Noah introduced us to Chinese writing game, then we picked a topic from the jar and had to talk for 1 minute on it.
We also played Psychiatrist.
We are still learning lots about not being so competitive and being good sports.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Grant and I spotted a leprechaun in our house.
We chased it and found a pot of gold and green necklaces it left behind.

Lucky Charms was our breakfast with dyed green fetticini and green salad for dinner.
And that's pretty much how we celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
The boys had fun, festive activities at the school in the evening for the family.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Piano Lessons

Joyanne stays true to practicing the piano and progressing weekly in her lessons.
We all love to listen to her play and she still continues to compose new pieces all the time.

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Life of a Busy Mom

I've put aside a lot of the things I love to do, like reading, family history, playing the piano, watching shows and crocheting, to get the house clean.
I woke up at 6am and worked on cleaning the house, helping kids or cooking until 8pm.
There are great rewards for staying focused and getting the job done.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Happy Birthday, Jaden!

Jaden turned 9 years old, and one of the first things he asked for was a later bedtime.
Now he goes to bed at 8:30pm instead of 8:15pm.
He anxiously looked for all his presents and was pleased with all he received.

Jaden wanted an ice cream cake, so that's what he got.
It was store bought and I decided next year, I'll make it myself.
So, besides a glass 8x8 dish exploding in the morning, he had a great day!
We are so happy to have this smart, amazing boy apart of our family.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Happy 15 Years to Us!

We have been married now for 15 years.
Daddy took me on a surprise date to one of my favorite places to eat, "Cafe Rio", and then to a play, "The Sound of Music".
Our good friends, the Richards, joined us.
The food was good and the play was amazing!

Being married to this man had been wonderful.
He makes life fun and fulfilling.
Hopefully we have many more years together. ❤

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Happy Birthday, Noah!

Noah turned twelve years old on Friday.
He had to wait until after school to open his presents.
But, he sure like all the gifts he received.
He had a birthday party with 6 of his friends.
They played games at the church.
They came home and watched a movie.
Noah has a great day!

Today Noah was set apart and ordained to the Aaronic Priesthood as a Deacon by his dad.
Now Noah holds Heavenly Father's power through the priesthood.
He is excited to hold such a special power and can't wait to pass the sacrament.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Last Game of the Season

Joyanne had her last basketball game of the season.
They lost, but they had fun playing.

Joyanne was quite the go-getter and was great at defense and getting the ball down the court.
Good game, Joyanne!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Beautiful Music

Joyanne had an orchestra concert.
She has really improved over the year.
Her songs were exciting to listen to.
She's been a hard worker in many aspects of her life.