Saturday, June 20, 2015

Visiting The Burns in Texas...

 Four of the kids and I took off on a road trip to visit the Burns in Abilene Texas.  We had SOOO much fun and the trip went by WAY too fast!!  We went to movies, ate lots of good food, I got to go to Dallas with Mike and Robyn, went shopping, and strengthened our bond!!  We have missed this family so much since they moved from Heber last year. I wish we could've taken the entire family but with Brandon's work schedule it just wasn't gonna happen. 

The Burns had just been presented their new home the week before we got is BEAUTIFUL.  I am beyond happy for them! 

 Their Home

We went fishing one afternoon at a lake nearby. 
 Uncle Mike and Porter
 Me & Robyn
 Uncle Mike and Porter
 Mike taught me how to bait my hook...Yes this is the first time I have ever had to bait my own hook.(He wouldn't take pity on me and do it for me:)
 Amelia & Uncle Mike
 I was the only one that caught a fish that day...and I actually caught 2!!  Mike also taught me how to release them...nope haven't ever had to do that either!
 Pops and I

Took the kids to the Zoo the last day we were there.  I was quite impressed with the Abilene Zoo! 
 Keyghan, Payton, Amelia, Ashley, Porter, Kayleb, Zach, and Miles
 The Gang
 The night before we left

 Crazy girls!
 Best Friends!!...Kayleb and Miles


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Taylor Stake Trek...

 I am beyond grateful for the opportunity I had to help with photography on the Taylor Stake Trek this year.  I have seen the Trek from a couple different angles...18 years ago as a youth, 4 years ago as an adult child, and this year from behind the scenes taking photos.  Each time it has blessed my life tremendously.  It was fun to get to watch my two oldest experience the Trek as well.  What a beautiful church we belong to that provides experiences like the Trek for our youth.  I will forever be grateful for the lessons I learned 18 years ago.(that post will come later)

I have a lot of favorite photos from the Trek but I can't share them just yet...I have to wait until after the Trek fireside so the kids see them for the 1st time then. 

 My two little Trekers...Eva and Tristen
 Kim, Kay, and Eva enjoying their last meal:)
 Tristen just waiting to start the fun
 The Heber Crew
 The whole crew

I had a blast hanging out with my longtime friend, Jared Hatch.  We have known each other for ever and it was fun to catch up.  Lots of laughs!
Jared and his drone
Through this experience I was able to make some new friends.  Heidi and Vic Chapman were the ones in charge of the Photography and asked me to help.  They are wonderful people!!
Heidi and I

Friday, June 5, 2015

Little League...

 Every year I tell myself we aren't going to sign the kids up for Little League...but every year I do...and every year I'm glad I did.  The kids love it and I have some kids with natural born talent.  I won't lie the end of the season I'm ready for it to be over! 


 Where Paul spent most of his season...on the bench in trouble!
 Miles and his best buddy Rudger

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Miles & Mallori's Birthday...

 Can someone please stop the time??  With Miles and Mallori only a year and 3 days apart we always celebrate their birthdays together.  I'm sure eventually they will want their own birthday parties but for now they seem just fine with it!!  What a blessing both of these little monkeys have been in our lives. 

 Mallori and Miles...the birthday kids!

Miles turned 7 and Mallori turned 6

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Maron's Preschool Graduation...

We debated for a couple months on whether or not to start Maron in Preschool this past year since she isn't old enough to start Kindergarten this year, but after a couple of months of the other kids being in school and her being absolutely bored we decided to send her.  She LOVED it!!  She had a good group of kids in her class and she LOVES Mrs. King.  I don't like how fast she is growing up but we are having fun along the way!!

Start of Graduation
Doing a Nursery Rhyme
 Receiving her Diploma:)
 Her class with Mrs. King...Jett, Paisley, Taelee, Maron, and Alonna
 So glad these two cousins are best friends!
Maron and Mrs. King

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sweet 16!!!

 I can't believe our beautiful Eva is 16!  It seems like yesterday she was 8 and we were meeting her for the 1st time.  She has been an absolute blessing to our family.  She is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the out.  She has a kind heart and it accepting of others!!  We are so proud of the young lady she is.
Happy Happy Birthday Speves!!!  
We love you!!

We threw her a surprise party...and boy was she surprised!  I took her to dinner with a couple friends and while we were gone the kids came over.  I was glad we were able to pull it off!! 

 Eva & Kim
 Kay, Eva, And Kim...photobombed by Gabe Horn
 Kim, Hannah, and Eva
 Having Fun
Olivia, Kim, Eva, and Kay

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pinewood Derby...

 This is the first time in 5 years that I haven't been in charge of the pinewood derby!!!  I must admit that I enjoyed it a lot more from the stands!!(even though it's still not my favorite thing!)  We tried our usual bribing with the boys but they wouldn't have any of it.  Thank heavens Uncle Bruce took pity on us and decided to help the boys.  I made Bruce promise we wouldn't have any winners and what happens?  Yep, Zach took 1st!!!  So Zach is off to Districts this Saturday!! 

The Boys had a Blast...and that is what it's all about!!!
 Tough guy Caden
 Crazy Face Morgon!!
 Goofy Paul
 Caden, Brian, and Morgon
 Adrian, Tyton, Zach, and Kyson
 Caden getting ready to race

 Paul, Zach, Morgon, and Caden...doesn't Morgon look so happy??
Love this pic of Paul