Sunday, May 29, 2016


We attended the Mammoth Lakes Branch for church today.  It's a very small branch and it was a fun and unique experience for our family.  These kids made up the entire Primary and Nursery today.  They normally have one or two kids but they were both gone today so it was just us.  Relief Society and Priesthood were combined and there were about 10 people total in class.  After church we laid around the condo and played games and watched TV and then in the evening we took a drive and did some exploring.  

Saturday, May 28, 2016


We drove to Mammoth Lakes, California today for a week long vacation with our friends Ryan and Brianne Larsen.  Bert's work has a vacation condo that they will rent to employees for $100 for a week.  It was a 10 hour drive but the kids did so good and we only stopped one time to eat our lunch and stretch our legs. 

Monday, May 23, 2016


Bert and I were asked to be a Ma and Pa at Trek this summer and we just found out that we will be in charge of cooking our own dutch oven breakfasts.  Bert and I don't know a thing about cooking in a dutch oven so we went over to Mom and Dad's tonight and they helped walk us through it.  We made a Mountain Man Breakfast.  It turned out pretty good.  Hopefully it will on Trek too.

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Tiff made some ring pop popsicles tonight and she had a lot of helpers.

Saturday, May 21, 2016


Grams came up for a visit yesterday.  These girls love having her here.

Friday, May 20, 2016


Tonight was Rylee and Drew's Preschool Graduation!  They have been practicing their songs for months now and did such a good job.

All of these kids have had Mrs. Young and we have loved her.  Unfortunately, this is her last year so Addi and Jordy won't be able to have her.  She's been so great and we will definitely miss her!

Thursday, May 19, 2016


I took these 3 to see Sleeping Beauty at the Hale Center Theater today.  They always do such a good job and the kids and I loved it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


I'm driving and Addi says, "Look Mom, we're married!"

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


We celebrated Tiff's birthday today by going out to dinner at The Brick Oven and then gathering at Nana's for presents and Snickerdoodle Blondies. 

Monday, May 16, 2016


Cooper made both of these art projects at school.  He did an awesome job on both of them.

Sunday, May 15, 2016


I bought these Sofia sunglasses yesterday while we were shopping up in Salt Lake.  Jordy loves them!

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Bert's been gone this week to his annual Boyz-E Invitational.  They pretty much just golf, eat, and sleep while they are there.  He was really excited to text me this picture today and tell me that he had won the tournament this year.  Now this awesome trophy and mustard jacket are going to be proudly displayed in our home until next year.  I couldn't be more excited! ;)

Friday, May 13, 2016


Erin, Mom, Becky and I planned a surprise getaway for Tiff this weekend to celebrate her birthday.  Dave, Ben and Papa were kind enough to watch all of the kids while we picked her up at her school and drove up to Salt Lake.  We checked into the City Creek Marriott and then walked to The Melting Pot for dinner.  Tiff was very surprised and we all had a great time!

Thursday, May 12, 2016


I woke up today and decided I was going to finally paint my front door.  I've been talking about doing it ever since we bought this house but it had never been at the top of my priority list.  I finally decided on a color and bought the paint and mom played with the girls and fed them lunch while I painted.  It seemed like it took forever but was really only about 4 hours.

I'm not sure how I feel about the new color.  I definitely like it better than the maroon but I'm not sold on it yet.  I think I just need to get used to it because it catches me off guard when I see it.  Hopefully it will grow on me because it was a pain to paint.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


"Mom, we're hugging.  Take our picture!"

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


It's lawn mowing season again and the boys are going to be busy.  In addition to mowing Nana and Papa's lawn they are going to be doing Conrad and Elizabeth Stone's yard too.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016


Addi threw all of her stuffed animals in Jordy's bed when they woke up from their naps.  Jordy thought it was so funny to have all of them in her bed.

Friday, May 6, 2016


We stopped at Harmon's after we picked up Ry from Preschool so I could grab a few things for our BBQ at the Wightman's tonight.  While we were in the produce section, one of the workers came up and handed the girls a coupon to have one free piece of fruit.  They all picked an orange and we went straight home to eat it with our lunch!

Thursday, May 5, 2016


Jacks participated in the Hope of America program tonight.  Tiff offered to keep the girls (which was such a lifesaver, because it was crazy down there) and Bert, Cooper, Nana, Papa and I all went to watch. The program was really good but when it was over it was total mayhem and it took us an hour from the time it ended until we got home.  I was so glad I didn't have 3 little girls to keep track of.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Rylee had a field trip today to the fire station with her Preschool.  Ben was in charge of the presentation so he invited her, Drew and their friend Tyson up to help with the role play part.

Then we went outside and the kids got to look around the fire truck and spray the water.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


This girl is crazy good at Temple Run.  We were taking turns playing it today and her turns were like 4 times longer than mine because I am not as coordinated and would run straight off a cliff.

Monday, May 2, 2016


Bert's work just moved this last weekend.  They are in a brand new building in Draper and the Front Runner stop is in the parking lot.  His commute is going to be so much shorter and easier than when he was going to Cottonwood Heights.

Saturday, April 30, 2016


The weather was perfect for Drew and Bree's last soccer games today.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016


She was just laying there and singing. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


The kids got these stepping stones in their Easter baskets and they finally got around to painting them today.

Monday, April 25, 2016


My lilac bush is loaded this year and it smells so good!

Friday, April 22, 2016


Rylee has been doing the Upstart program 5 days a week for 15 minutes since last September and it's really starting to pay off.  She's recognizing lots of sight words and has learned how to sound words out.  She's even starting to read.  I'm amazed how much she's learned from doing this program.