Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Summer Boating 2016

A little behind, but better late than never! I'm soooo excited for warm weather!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Front Yard Sledding

As an official farewell to the snow (hopefully), here's a few pictures from the fun we had in the front yard. It definitely isn't as intense as the hill we went down last year (here), but for a front yard, this hill is pretty steep! Teagan has so much fun going outside. That girl just needs nonstop adventure in her life. Austin is super laid back, and stayed by that front door as long as we'd let him.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

January, February & March Stories

How did I get so behind? I feel like not much has even happened though, so maybe that's why I haven't exactly felt the need to blog.

There were a small number of fun things that happened though, so lets start with Utah Valley University. In January, my office was lucky to get a special tour of the Stained Glass Exhibit. You can read more about it here. It is absolutely beautiful! Go see it!

My kids LOVE taking baths. The second I mention it, they head straight for the bathroom! We had a fun bath with some glow sticks and turned the lights off.

These kids have put it in their heads that whenever we pop popcorn, it must be eaten on the stairs. It gets pretty messy, but that's when vacuums become magical!

We took a trip to California to give these kids their first taste of Disneyland. More here. Teagan and I were on cloud 9! I'm already planning another trip with just us girls!

Sometimes my work gives out free Jazz tickets. I got really lucky one day and got lower bowl!

Robyne's boyfriend finished up his high school basketball career. We had so much fun going to the games!

I FINALLY signed my kids up for daycare at the gym! It is LIFE CHANGING I tell you!!! I love being able to go on my days off, and spending a full 90 minutes getting my sweat on.

Moana. All day everyday. Luckily I really like it too, so it's not bothering me...yet.

I love conference season. There is such a special spirit around Temple Square.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Nashville - Goodbye to Rayna James

Because I haven't cried this hard watching a television show since Michael Scott's last episode of the Office.

Saturday, February 25, 2017


Disneyland with a stroller is NO JOKE. Man, I knew it would be different, but it's an entire new ball game going to the Happiest Place on Earth with a double wide. Or should I say the most crowded place on earth?
Well... I guess it could've been worse. It could always be worse. But, I really wish I would've noticed on the calendar of events that Annual Pass-holder Days started that same weekend. Oh well. I'll be more careful next time. Brett says we're not going back to Disneyland with a stroller. Ever. HA! I'll go by myself if I have to! Silly Brett. Nothing could keep me away that long.

We got there just in time for 70-80 degree weather. It was BEAUTIFUL! We drove around Long Beach for a few hours, listening to Brett's mission stories. It's fun watching him get so "trunky." Does anyone else use that term?

I had heard about the yummy and cheap cookies at this place. It did not disappoint! There were students everywhere, we were definitely in UCLA territory.

We took the kids to the mall and the beach. It was such a beautiful sunset!

I'm trying to fit our 4 days of Disneyland into 1 blog post. So here we go!

Day 1:
This poor little boy, must've gotten car sick on our way. He threw up all over his cute sweatshirt. I was going to buy him a new shirt....but you can't find a shirt for a baby cheaper than $25. That's like...6 churros. So we decided to let him stink the rest of the day.

Teagan was always so excited, but nervous to meet the characters. She would start biting her fingers immediately. Ahh! I hate that habit!

I was determined to try some different treats that I don't normally get while in Disneyland.

This Matterhorn treat was GLORIOUS!

The bubbles! Every little kid had one of these. I was literally slipping on bubble juice. But this was the only souvenir Teagan wanted. And it kept them very entertained while we waited 3 hours for the parade.

By the time the parade had finally come, the kids were asleep. And Brett wasn't too happy we waited 3 hours for what was delivered. Ha! I was happy though!

Day 2:

Ariel's grotto! The princesses were perfect. It was so fun to see Teagan's face light up with each princess that came by to meet her. Our favorite was Belle.

Our crazy expensive meal. Never again. I could've had 10 churros.

Teagan was scared of the World of once again, they fell asleep not caring to watch. I am happy to report that Brett really enjoys the World of Color. It is just so darn magical!

Day 3:
There were lots of lovebirds at Disneyland on Valentines Day! I actually wouldn't mind making it a tradition, to go to Disneyland every year on Valentines.

Little Oz simply didn't care for the rides.

He was SOOO much happier being out of the stroller, running around.

Every time I look at these pictures of Brett, I laugh out loud. Those poor families that had to ride with him!

This jersey I'm wearing: my dad bought me in 6th grade! We took a family vacation to Disneyland, and I was obsessed that it said Miners on it (high school). So of course, I had to have it. It still fits!

This girl was excited to finally meet Minnie!

Day 4:
This was the hottest day of them all! We were sweating!

My yummy non-alcoholic drink!

This kid, I swear, didn't eat the entire trip, but at the end, we discovered he likes tortillas! OlĂ©!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

October, November, & December Stories

I'm playing just a bit of catch up from the last few months. I guess for the sake of history and consistency, I need to post this!
I can't believe how many things seem to happen in such little time.

Here we go!
Poor Oz was throwing up for a few days. I hate it when babies get sick and they just don't understand what is happening!

My sister's dog had puppies! The mama ended up getting an infection, that could have possibly been spread to the puppies, so they had to BOTTLE FEED the puppies! I got to help one day.

It's flu shot season!

Teagan LOVES taking pictures with our phones whenever she gets a chance.
Of herself:

Or of me: (when she wants me to hold up the "peace" sign, she says "mom, do 2!"

I just had to take a picture of the "Super Moon," one morning...because everyone else was doing it. This picture doesn't show how big it really was.

I took Teagan to see Disney on Ice! She loved every bit of that night.

Including a trip to the Disney Store.

We went to Puerto Rico in November (back here).

 Grandma Marti moved here from California the day before Thanksgiving. Sadly, 2 days later, she fell down at her new apartment, and broke her neck. She is doing much better and is no longer wearing her neck brace!

Grandma Betty gave Teagan a countdown Christmas tree! She loves playing with those stickers.

I took some Christmas pictures of my sister's family and their dogs. The puppies have gotten so big!

We drove through the Christmas in Color! It was so cool, and I think we'll definitely make that a Christmas tradition in the years to come!