Friday, April 24, 2015

Recent School happenings....

I think Brady is handling high school ok!

Eden tried out for the track team and was the fastest fourth grader and one of only 4 fourth graders to make the team of 30 kids.  They will be practicing for the district elementary track meet that is held in May.
She was doing some running poses for me to get the picture....
.....but then I caught this action one candidly!
Kolby and Jordan had to each do a demonstration for their leadership class.  Jordan taught some sign language and this is Kolby practicing for his food demonstration.
Of course, there is the usual awards assembly with the exact same picture as every other time, but I can't miss that Tucker and Eden both got a bunch of awards.  Jordan and Kolby also got awards but they didn't even want me to come to their assembly and I'm not sure they even went themselves!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Valentine's Day

I was going to go meet Sam at Disneyland on Valentine's Day so I planned a special day for the kids with different things to open throughout the day (the bags above with times on each one) and they had fun opening each one up even though I didn't end up going with Sam because I was blocked.  I did meet him for dinner in Downtown Disney and we had a nice evening!

We did our family Valentine's dinner the next Day on Sunday and we happened to be having the missionaries over for dinner so they got to join in the candlelight.  They had fun playing with the candles and wax just like our kids!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Scout dinner

For the last two years I was in the Primary Presidency at church which meant I was over the cub scouts but I was released in January (and Sam was released as cub master) so I thought I might actually get a break from all things cub related for a year until Tucker starts but that was not meant to be.  A month later I was called to be the cub committee chair.  This picture is actually during that month in between, I went with my friend Linda to a scout dinner to see her receive her Silver Beaver award, she along with her husband our Bishop, do so much for the scouts in our ward.  I also was in the middle of the Mind, Body, Spirit Challenge and that week we were supposed to use small plates as a bonus challege so I had to get a picture to prove that I moved my food to the smaller plate!

Friday, April 17, 2015


I loved being in college and dreamed about going back for years, but now that my kids are all in full-time school, I finally dove in!  It's definitely different from BYU where I have my degree and I still miss that, but it is fun to be in a college atmosphere for one class.  I'm just retaking my Sign Language classes and it's fun to be the older, wiser and experienced class member with all these 18 and 19 year olds!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Random blog catch-up pictures!

Everyone loves artichokes and we served them to the missionaries one night, both of which had never had them so we started thinking it might be more of a California thing and conducted an informal facebook poll to find out!

Eden prepared and taught an FHE lesson that the Stake Primary presidency gave out during Ward Conference about Jesus' parables.
I snagged this picture from a friends instagram post after we went to the temple one Tuesday morning!

Brady had a late study group one Friday afternoon so we picked him up and he joined us on our date night.  I think he enjoyed getting burgers, not sure if he enjoyed getting the grocery shopping done at Winco!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The girl with curls...

She wanted curls for school so of course we had to get some pictures and the letter is what she wrote to us for open house at school.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015


The boys really wanted to watch the Super Bowl so that had to rig a set-up for the antenna but it still only worked most of the time when someone touched it!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Talent Show

 We had another ward talent show come around some of course I volunteered to come up with some skits and Sam was the Emcee.  Jordan wanted to have a turn at the Synchronized Swimming Skit I've taught the men in the past so we gathered up a bunch of the boys and made it happen!  I didn't get any pictures so here are a few screen shots of the video.   Kolby is the one in front in the next picture, and I think Jordan is the one with the pink cap and I think Brady has the white cap

 Tucker was excited to sneak in at the very end and be the one lifted!

Eden played a couple of songs on the piano.
Jordan also got to play air guitar during a song.
And probably the hit of the night was when the little girls had their big brothers as their hands. I don't think the girls realized what they were in for, but it was pretty funny.  I was their activity day leader with Brady as my hands and I was teaching them how to do make-up for their activity.