Monday, June 19, 2017


We survived our cross country road trip! I have a ton of amazing pictures and stories! But first I wanted to blog this picture because summer has officially started in our house. Last night the kids busted out some glow sticks and jumped on the trampoline until 11:00 at night. Andrew asked me when I wanted them to come inside and go to bed and I stopped what I was doing, smiled a big smile, and said "Whenever! It's summer!"

Monday, June 5, 2017

Peek a Boo Ian

 Our old yellow rental house has an old mail slot in the front door.
This has become Ian's favorite toy.
He often dangles things out of it like necklaces, toy fishing poles, and string.
He also loves to gather up all of the small toys in the living room or garbage and throw them outside onto the front porch via his little mail slot door.
I'm sure our mailman wonders what he will find each day.

Benson Utah

Addison did a report for her third grade class on Benson Utah.
So we drove out to snap some pictures.

Benson Marina.

 Of course there were several dairy farms.
Did you know that the city Benson is named after Ezra Taft Benson? An LDS prophet.

Low Carb

 After watching my brother drop 15 pounds doing a no carb Keto diet. I decided to give low carb eating a try. I'm not disciplined enough right now to do no carb. That just seems daunting. But I have loved doing low carb. I feel great, have more energy and I'm averaging a loss of 1.5 pounds a week! Plus I am never hungry. Seriously never hungry. Which has been amazing because often hunger and weight loss go hand in hand.

We text pictures back and forth of food we find that is low in carbs.

New PJ's and Otter Pops

What more could a little boy want!?

School's Out For The Summer!

Today is our first day of summer vacation! Yay! The kids had a great last day of school!

 Last day of school!

 Addison's teacher Mrs. Morrison who we both adored puts bright red lipstick on and kisses each of her students on the face the last day of school. Addison has a kiss on each cheek and one on the forehead.
 After I picked up the kids from school I took them to get Slurpees! Kennedy spent the weekend with us. I even got to pick her up from school on her last day too. That was fun!
Somehow Marissa got Addison's teacher to give her a kiss too. Ha!
Caleb, Kennedy, and Ian colored signs for the big school kids and we hung them on the door. They said "School's out for the summer!"

Right now on this first day of summer vacay my kids are playing nicely together in the family room and have been for about 3 hours. I have to enjoy these moments because I know they won't last.

Tomorrow we are starting our road trip to Ohio Amish Country! Wish us luck!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Treehouse Museum

Caleb, Ian, and I went on a field trip to The Treehouse Museum.
Grandma, Lauren, and Benton met us there.
Ian and Benton sure are the best little buddies and Caleb was the director of the three. Hehe.