September 22, 2016

Surgeries

I had my knee scoped on the 18th and Tanner had his wisdom teeth out on the 19th.  We stayed on the couch like this together for several days.  Both of our recoveries were kind of rough, but at least we got to do it together.  Tanner was such a big help to me.  It was easier for me to sleep on the couch, so we would stay up late watching movies and fall asleep in the middle of them.  Then we would sleep in in the mornings because we didn't sleep well at all.  I had several alarms set all day and all night that we would wake up to.  Pain meds for each of us, anti-inflammatories for both of us, antibiotic for T, nausea med for me, stool softener for both of us, Benadryl to stop the itching caused by the pain meds.  We were like a little pharmacy.  I was the keeper of the meds, and he was the drink getter, ice machine filler, and even helped me get up so that I could go potty.  We made quite a good team.  It was nice for me to spend that time together even if it was because we were both out of commission for a little while.

Aren't we pathetic?
At least we were pathetic together!

Stuff that Happened in August

FINALLY, an update!
My sister will be so proud!

Jo & her cute cousin Nina went to Education week.  At first they were both thinking that they would try to survive one day.  They weren't super thrilled to be going.  But they ended up having a blast!  Big thanks to Sarah for taking them.  It was just what Jo needed right before a new school year.

They got to meet Brad Wilcox who they said was an excellent speaker!  I love that there are programs like this for our youth to enjoy and to be uplifted.  In this crazy messed up world that we live in, it's just what they need!

I found this old picture of the two of them from several years ago and had to take a screenshot of it just because it is just too darn cute!

My beautiful, fun, talented, graceful Kenzie!

Jordyn is my sassy, energetic, crazy, sweet girl!

And, Spencer who is tender-hearted, fun-loving, busy, and smart!

School started, and of course I was not ready for that.  I really just enjoy having my kids home.  I love the time we spend together.  I love not having homework, or bed time, or trying to get them up in the morning.  I love late night movies or walks outside.  I love the easy going care-free time that comes with summer.  But, I guess it has to end at some point.  Kenzie is a Senior this year and is super excited and ready to enjoy her last year of high school.  Jo is a Freshmen.  She started at a new school this year and I'm excited and anxious to see how it works for her.  Spencer is a Sophomore and so ready to be in the high school scene.  I have high hopes that it'll be a successful school year!


We finished up some mission shopping, suit altering, and supply getting.

Penny had a late night with us and had an agenda planned that included dancing, making cookies, doing makeovers, painting toes, reading stories, hugs and laughter.  Love that Penny girl!

August 7, 2016

This Week


It feels like as soon as August hit, we've been busy, busy, busy.
Jo had cheer camp all week.  Each day they had a different theme to dress up as.  My favorite was superhero day, but I didn't get a picture.  That's ok because military day was pretty cute too!
Kenzie has been busy with drill every day.  They have been working those girls hard, but I'm pretty sure it's all going to pay off!  She's also worked a few days this week, spent time with friends, and enjoyed the chance to take naps!  Spencer has been busy with football.  As the beginning of school approaches they are having more and more practices.  He's loving it and is very dedicated to going each morning.  He's also been mowing lawns, and hanging out with friends.  Tanner has been working his little buns off.  And, he's also enjoying sleeping in.  We told him to enjoy it now, because in a few weeks there will be no more of that.  He's been on several dates and is having a blast!  Ry and I have been busy with work as well.  Seems like that's how life is for us right now.
Busy, busy, busy!

August 1, 2016

Stake YW Presidency


I have had the wonderful opportunity of serving in the Stake YW Presidency with these amazing women!  We've learned together, grown together, laughed together, cried together, and loved together.  I'm so grateful for the opportunities that are given to us to serve and meet new people along the way.  I love these women and am so glad they are a part of my life!

July 29, 2016

Target Shooting

The Young Women went target shooting for their activity this week.  Jo has pretty good aim.  What a fun activity for the girls.  I would like to give it a try sometime.  I've never been shooting, I wonder how I'd do?

I'm so glad my girls have such good leaders who take some much time to prepare fun activities, who love them, and who want the best for them!

July 26, 2016

Fiesta Days 2016

Today was our famous Fiesta Days parade.
Kenz danced in it again with the drill team.  She's been dancing in parades since 3rd grade, I can hardly believe this is her last one.

Kenzie and Tamsen 

After the parade we had a bbq with some friends and then came home and took naps.  After we all woke up went to get some yummy shaved ice.
Spencer went to the movies with his friend and Tanner went to the reservoir.  In the evening, Ry and I ran errands, went out to dinner with Tanner, and then the kids all went to enjoy the fireworks!

The perfect way to cool off on a hot hot day!

7 Peaks Fun

We've been enjoying a few days at 7 Peaks here and there.  We didn't get passes last year, but decided to get them this year.  We don't go super often, but when we do it's fun.  I love spending time in the warm sun and then cooling off in the water.  These beauties had a good day together.

July 21, 2016

Enjoying Life

Jo loves to cook and has been dying to go make homemade chicken & noodles with Grandma Davies.  She went over the other day and they made that plus this yummy Italian lemon pound cake.  Everything was delicious!  Jo is becoming quite good at making this meal, she loves it!  And, so do the rest of us.  I'd be perfectly happy if she wanted to make it for us from time to time.  So lucky that she has such a wonderful grandma who enjoys spending time with her and making memories!

We love Sunday game days!  We've been playing games with the Huntingtons' for a long time.  It's so easy to get together with them.  The kids all get along, we get along, we enjoy each other very much, we snack together, laugh together, and hope to continue doing so for many years to come!

One of my best friends from high school came to visit with her cute family.  I love them so much!  Tara is such a wonderful mom and best friend.  Even though we don't see each other often or talk as much as we should, we have a special bond that will never be broken.  Here we are sitting with our mini me's.  I'm so so glad they were able to stop by and spend some time with us.

Our first borns hanging out together.


No visit is complete without a quick game of basketball!

Spencer has his permit and always want to drive.  Tanner made sure to buckle up while he rode in the back seat of the car while his younger brother was behind the wheel:)

Reservoir Fun

We spent a fun afternoon with family at the reservoir, enjoying the sun, playing soccer, eating snow cones, and watching the little run about.

My little Jo!

The boys decided that Jo needed to cool off!
And then it didn't end there, they tried to get Greg and Clayton in the water too.  So grateful for family that enjoys spending time together.

HAPPEE BIRTHDAY KENZ!

Kenz is a big Harry Potter fan and wanted her cake to be like Harry's cake that Hagrid made for him.  Jo made it and I think it turned out pretty darn good.  It tasted yummy too!


This beautiful girls of mine turned 17!

We went out to lunch with some of her friends to celebrate her big day!

17 things I adore about Kenz:
~she is very caring
~she always tells me good night and says "I love you!"
~she's smart
~she's a hard worker
~she's obedient
~she helps out around the house
~kids love her
~she is wild & crazy
~she is a beautiful dancer
~she loves life
~she's stylish
~she's a daughter of God
~she is respectful
~she's witty
~she has many friends
~she's adventurous
~she's my girl

Tanner's Day

On July 5th we went to the Payson Temple with Tanner so he could take out his endowments.  What a special day.  When we were driving there, I thought it was going to be so weird with him in the temple with us, but it was just PERFECT!  Seeing him there all dressed in white was amazing. 

I'm so thankful for temples.  For the promises and covenants we make within the walls of the House of the Lord.  For the knowledge that families can be together forever.  What a blessing to us.  I need to get to the temple more often.  The peace I feel there is something I need more of in my life.  I'm so glad we got to spend that beautiful day with Tanner and that he has kept himself worthy to partake in the blessings of the temple!

Afterwards we went to IHOP for some yummy food!
Loved spending time with family and am so grateful that they wanted to share in Tanner's special day!

July 10, 2016

4th of July 2016

We celebrated the 4th with the hubby's side of the family!
We BBQ'd and watched Kyle give a lovely firework display!

With my cute girlies, and yes I'm wearing the same firework shirt!
I have to get all the use out of it that I can:)

Everyone is all ready for the fun to begin!

Mom

Last week we celebrated this beautiful lady's birthday!
My mom is a wonderful mom.  She always has the best of interest of all her kids' at heart.  She's kind, caring, sweet, a lover of babies, a wonderful seamstress, always willing to serve, spiritual, loving, a great game player, and much more.  How blessed I am each day knowing that she will always have my back no matter what.  Love you to the moon and back Mom!

Fireworks and Fun

My sister and her family came to visit!  I love, love, love when they are here.  We went to 7 peaks in the morning and then headed over to the temple grounds for a day of fun and an evening of fireworks!

Cute cousins!

Some of the boys!

Lana is always on the ball and taking pictures, so I often "steal" from her:)  For whatever reason, this is one of my faves of the day.  Just family enjoying time together!


We had plenty of games, coloring books, footballs, frisbies, food, and fun to keep us busy for the afternoon while we anxiously awaited the fireworks!

It was a great day to spend outside, not too hot. 

Marshall is such a little man, I love it!
Lana is such a fun sister! 
Actually all of  my sisters are.  I wish they were all there!

What a great group of cousins, Aunt Andrea, and Uncle Yoho!

Reggie and Noah enjoyed playing "Pretty Pretty Princess" with the girls!

I sure love this crazy family of mine!