August 26, 2015

His Last First Day

Wow!  I can't believe he is off on his last first day of school.  I remember his first, first day of school.  It doesn't seem that long ago that I was sending my Tanner off to Kindergarten and now he's a big bad senior. He's got a pretty sweet schedule this year, just the way he wants it.  I sure love this kid.   

Tanner is really interested in the medical field and so he decided to take a
CNA course.  I think he'll really enjoy it,  Doesn't he look super cute in his scrubs?

August 19, 2015

Back to School 2015

Summer went by way too fast and so we find ourselves at the first day of school.  I was not ready for it and either were the kids.  None-the-less, they went, and all had a pretty good day.  We are jumping in full force with practices starting, homework, jobs, bedtime, and all the other joys that come with back to school.  Here's to hoping they all have a successful year!

August 14, 2015

DIY Fence and Shed

Our fence and shed have been a pretty big eye sore from the day we moved in.  We are finally able and ready to do something about it.  So, the demolition has begun.  I'm excited to get this done and to make the outside of our house look a little bit nicer.

Tanner and Ry tore the fence down pretty quickly.  Next on the list is moving the sprinkler, making the ground even and packing it down.  Then we can start on building the shed!  

Fiesta Days Parade 2015

Kenz was in the parade for the drill team.  They took turns dancing on top of the trailer and then walking.  I was lucky and got a picture of her doing both.  This girl of mine LOVES to dance and be on the drill team.  It is a huge commitment, but she is loving it.

Love these two!

Bubble Ball

Fiesta Days are always a fun time of year for us.  This year I didn't seem to get to enjoy them as much as I'd like.  We always love to go eat dinner there at least once.  After we ate one night Jo really wanted to go do the bubble ball activity.  Spencer joined her and they had a blast.  This was of course pre-broken arm for Spencer.  He looked like a little mouse running round and round in that thing.

Jo had a fun time too.  Not sure how much I would've liked something like that.  I think I might feel slightly claustrophobic.  But, the kids had a blast and really that's all that matters.

August 12, 2015

Longboarding Accident

Spencer fell off his longboard the other night.  After a couple frantic phone calls from the girls, we raced home to find a crying, broken, road rashed, boy.  We took him to the ER and they cleaned him all up and reset his bone.  He broke his radius pretty bad.  He's been in a lot of pain.  I feel really really bad for him.  One of the worst parts is that he's been practicing all spring and summer for football, and now he's out for the season right before the first game.  We went to see a surgeon on Monday and he thinks the bone will heal fine without surgery, we're crossing our fingers.  We go back next Monday to hopefully get a cast and not have surgery.  After we got that news, we thought we were in the clear, but the dr. found a broken bone in his hand.  He's going to show the x-rays to a hand surgeon.  So now we are also crossing our toes that he doesn't need hand surgery.  It's been quite the adventure for my Spencer.

He's trying to be super tough here.  You can see just a little bit of his road rash on his hip bone.  

Baby Malachi

My new nephew Malachi!  He's so cute and so tiny and so perfect!
I'm already in love!

August 9, 2015

Beehive Swimming

My friend is the Beehive Advisor and asked me if I would go with them for their swimming activity.  I was happy to go, I love swimming.  These girls were super cute together and it was fun to see them interacting and being crazy.  I'm so grateful that my kids have such wonderful youth leaders that plan fun activities and that also help them to learn and grow in the gospel!

Reservoir Fun

We went to the reservoir with some friends a little bit ago.  Her kids are much younger than mine, but we still have so much fun together.  My friend snapped this picture and it's probably one of my favorites of Tanner.  He has always been super good with younger kids and even babies.  They just seem to migrate towards him.  I'm lovin' this shot of these 2 boys!