Sunday, November 12, 2017

This Past Week

We are busy as always and I really kind of love it.
I love being busy as long as I can get a bit of quiet time here and there.

 Every Wednesday Ian and I meet Andrew for lunch. Ian almost always picks Chic Fi La. After lunch last week we swung into Andrew's building on campus and looked at the big tractors that the students are learning how to fix. Ian was in heaven.

 Inside the tractor building I spotted this photo hanging on the wall. My grandpa had the same photo hanging I think is his office for as long as I can remember. It says "you been farming long?" I snapped a picture and texted it to my grandma. Good memories.

 Marissa was busy with Young Women in Excellence this week. She learned how to make chicken Tika Masala. She also made a cute sign to go into her future home that says "an attitude of gratitude." This amazing girl has stopped doing drama. Sniff. Sniff. I loved watching her perform but she has started up with some serious swimming. She wants to join the swim team here in town. So we found a great private instructor to get her ready to try out for the swim team.

 We took Logan and Addison to a USU hockey game this weekend. Logan brought along his school class gorilla Lucky who he got to "watch" over the weekend. We built Lucky an enormous habitat that Logan is very proud of and is going to bring to school tomorrow to show his class. I will be sure to snap some pictures.

 Addison at the hockey game. She really was not feeling well. We have been passing around a cold but she really wanted to stay. She was a trooper.

 The final score was USU 16 to 2. It was a great game! We slaughtered the other team (UVU) and there was one huge fight. At one point there were 6 players in the penalty boxes at the same time. Ha! I love that!

 I snapped this picture at Walmart for Addison because she is counting down till Christmas. Actually she is really counting down until Max our elf on a shelf shows up. She is super excited to see what he does this year.

 I've started a new business. Here is a hint as to what it is going to be. I'll write more about this later.

Logan, Caleb, and Marissa are doing the Art Reflections contest this year at school. Logan chose to do photography for his entry. He snapped this picture of the sunset from the front porch of our house.

 Caleb is still having a hard time. He is not loving school. He is not loving being at home still with me 1/2 of the day. I'm not sure what to do. Marissa and I were talking about all the moving we have done today and I realized that my sweet 6 year old Caleb has moved 8 times in his little life. I worry about him. My sweet little man. I'm hopping a little time, a little love, and a little patience will get my sweet Caleb back.

 These are some of the books we have been reading lately.

 Ian got new snow boots and loves wearing them around the house.
Logan got his first scout shirt which he is pretty darn proud of. I found this amazing stuff on Amazon to stick patches on with. No sewing. No ironing. It's a miracle product. Logan (as I knew he would be) is absolutely and totally in love with scouts.

And those are some of the things we have been up to the past week.

Friday, November 10, 2017


At breakfast time my children are Hobbits. This morning I (with a little help from Andrew) cooked...

scrambled eggs
stinky eggs
egg white eggs
blueberry muffins
12 pieces of toast
and hot chocolate

The sad thing is, you want to know what I ate?

A nut bar.


A prepackaged nut bar.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Family Photo Shoot 2017

 In all the craziness of moving into our new house, unpacking, and getting situated I scheduled a family photo shoot up at Tony's Grove in Logan Canyon. My kids were insane! I am so not kidding. They were OUT OF CONTROL! But our new photographer was AMAZING! He ran them around and let them fly his drone camera and by the end he had won their hearts over and they did anything he asked. Ha! Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

 I woke up super early this morning and started doing everyone's make up. Sheesh. We had a lot of make up this year. This is a picture of Marissa's improved Alien make up. We learned a lot from the first try.
 Andrew dressed as a Portland Punk to wear while he taught today.
 Ian snapped this picture of me this morning. I have no idea how he made it look like this.
And last but not least Hannah Banana in her Little Mermaid costume! Ha!

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Logan the Working Man

Utah State Campus

 We headed to Utah State's campus yesterday. The kids love riding their bikes around and the fall colors are gorgeous still. The kids asked questions about how Andrew and I met in our class at Old Main Hill (pictured above). Logan surprised me by asking the most questions like "which building was it?" and "Who spoke first?" Then he got this very serious and calculating look on his face. Man! I wish I knew what he is thinking about when he does that. Ha!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Halloween Costumes

 The Astronaut

 The Skeleton.

 The Zombie.


The Alien.