Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter 2017

I LOVE Easter. Mostly because of this:
Easter us a fabulous time to reflect on the gift of the Savior. Especially after the harsh winter that we had, I also love feeling like it's spring again! Although we're pretty slow to really completely enjoy spring, some days I feel like it's coming!
Here are my kids last week, just hugging each other because they love each other! I love this!

Here they are with their Easter baskets
 Reagan is so excited about her Beauty and the Beast activity mat
And Davis is Batman!
 With all of our new Easter clothes on.
 Ready to eat Easter dinner
Here we are eating our yummy Easter dinner! Yay!!

April showers

During April, we celebrated our 8 year anniversary! Wow!

I worked on painting our pantry. I love how it turned out! And I got a little boy to help me. Davis loves to help with projects!


We also had people employed by the city come to trim our trees. I told them to trim the Apple trees way down, and they said they could just take it out! We feel like we now have a yard again! Being without the tree is fabulous! And we will be able to have a garden this summer! Yayyyy!!


 Our yard minus an apple tree!
This maple tree is going to get a major facelift as well!
We went to Utah for a doctor's appointment. Thank heavens for family who lets us stay with them, and watches our kids! Reagan gave Casey a big hug when we got there. . . until she saw Hilary!
And Davis got Buzz Lightyear in the mail, which is pretty much the best. thing. ever!



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Catch up!

Oh, hi! It looks like I've been ignoring the blog for a while! Well, here we are, still alive and doing well! Here's what's been going on!

January
January was . . . January! Not much going on there. I started my UEN class, Social Studies Methods, which has been quite interesting. I finished it a few weeks ago, and here is my final project. It was actually really fun to engage my brain, instead of only doing mindless cleaning and laundry, which is what I feel like I do 90% of the time. I also signed up to work in the daycare at Apple Athletic Club, in exchange for a free membership, which is cool. Here are some fun January pictures!
 Our preschool group
 Two cute kids
 Reagan loves her hat she got for her birthday! And her birthday gloves too!
 The snow was crazy
So we stayed inside and made stuff!

February

In February, my parents left on their mission! They are serving in Cincinnati, OH and loving it. My dad is in charge of the medical for the mission, and they are currently serving in a YSA ward. If you are interested in their mission, here is their blog. After they left, we took our little family to the cabin and played. It was super fun, as it always is! Davis started taking gymnastics with his best friend, which he loves!


 At our friend's wedding. We talked about getting married with our kids. Reagan wants to marry Hilary, and Davis wants to marry Reagan. We will work on that!
 Little sisters like gymnastics too!
 Celebrating Valentine's Day at Reed's Dairy
 Reagan decided that she needs to wear a tutu every day, and perhaps every night as well.




 We love the cabin
 Reading books at the Apple.
The picture of Davis from primary. Gosh, how can you not love this kid?!

March
During March, my sweet Uncle Eldred died. It was very sad, and actually very sudden, even though he was 104 years old. We were able to attend the funeral, which was a great experience and made us want to be better people! Also, Chris's parents came to visit us! Yay! We had a ton of fun with them, and it was fabulous! They came because I was having a surgery, and they were planning on coming anyway, and I said, why don't you come and help out with the kids, and they did. They have also gotten their mission call, and will be serving in Fresno, California. They report to the MTC on July 3rd!


 Memories of Uncle Eldred
 My sweet grandma speaking at her brother's funeral.
 Playing with my cousin's kids at the funeral.
 Military rights at Uncle Eldred's funernal. Very cool.
 
 Dad helped us with home improvement projects, which was fabulous!
 We went to the cabin with Chris's parents for conference. So fun!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Growing Kids

I took the kids to our pediatrician on Friday. Here are the stats:

Davis:
  • 42.5 inches
  • 39 pounds
I can't remember exactly, but he is in the 70th ish percentile for weight, and the 88th ish percentile for height! Yep! Just as expected!

Reagan:
  • 24.12 pounds, 42nd percentile
  • 37.25 inches, 57th percentile
  • 19 inch head, 89th percentile
The doctor was asking about milestones, and asked if Reagan could make three-word sentences. I said, "Yesterday, she said to me, 'Mommy, can I have some Cheerios, please?'" So he wrote down that she is far above that!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

December birthdays

We are doing this all as one post, because it's December, and life is crazy! So, here we go!
First, it was Daddy's birthday on December 8th! Yayyy! We sure do love him and he works very hard for all of us!
 We knew that he would be working late on the day of his birthday, so we had a small party the Sunday before. Here he is blowing out his candles. He's OLD!! 38!!



Here he is on his birthday opening presents, with the help of Davis and Reagan. They are great helpers, especially with present-opening!
He got some shoes, which is a BIG surprise. Davis wanted to try them on!

On the day of his birthday, I made buttermilk pie for dessert. He had been telling me about how delicious it was for many weeks, so I tried it out. And yes, it was delicious!

Reagan's birthday is December 11th!
She cracks me up, because she KNEW that it was her birthday, and told pretty much everyone at church that it was her birthday, and that she was a princess. Both of these things are true.

We got together with my parents and grandparents and the Meservy family for the celebration.


 As you can tell, she LOVES her new snow hat!



The kids enjoying cake.

MY birthday is December 16th. . . by the time we finish Reagan's birthday, I am done and would like to cancel my birthday. Especially this year, because December 16th was when my little brother decided to get married. So here's how the day went:
  • We went to bed late the night before, because it was Casey and Hilary's reception, at which the kids got food ALL OVER themselves and thus needed to take baths before going to bed.
  • At 4:00, I woke up to use the bathroom. At 4:30, I realized that I had left my temple recommend at home, which is not good when there is a wedding happening in 4 hours. I woke up Chris. He texted a member of our Stake Presidency, and then said that he could not go back to sleep, and went to exercise in the hotel.
  • I made it into the temple with a temporary recommend. Phew!
  • After the wedding, the kids came with Whitney's sister to the temple, which was fun. It was cold, but beautiful!
  • On our way back to the hotel, Reagan fell asleep in the stroller. So, we waited until the last possible second to go to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building for the luncheon.
  • We knew that we would have a parking pass to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, but the parking lot was full. So we parked in City Creek, and then found out that even though those parking lots are connected, you can't go through them. We didn't take coats, and it started to hail. Hard. We frantically ran to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and by the time we got there, looked like wet dogs.
  • It was awful weather during the luncheon, but we were inside. Oh, and my brothers and I chose a time when the elevators were out of order to work on decorating their car. So we ran down 12 flights of stairs to get the job done.
  • After the luncheon, we searched for our car for an hour. We forgot where we had put it, because we were so frantic at the time. But, we saw old friends, and old students in City Creek, so that was fun!
  • We finally got to our car, changed our clothes, and started on our way. Of course, the other cars going to Idaho Falls were quite a bit ahead of us.
  • We pulled over at the truck stop in Downey, Idaho, and called my parents to ask if we should keep going. My mom said, "NO!!" Roads were terrible, visibility was bad, and there were a bunch of slide-offs. So, we decided to stay the night in Downey. The motel there is run by the truck stop. We actually had a somewhat decent meal at the truck stop, and then climbed in bed, which was great.
  • The next morning, roads weren't fabulous. We were glad that we weren't on them during the night and in the storm.
  • But when we got back, there was a surprise waiting for me:
  • Chris had collaborated with my friend to leave cheesecake and flowers for me at my house. Isn't he the best? That night, we went to dinner and Star Wars with my parents, which was fun.
  •  And, two days later, I opened up a small gift from my parents. Oh, the day before, I also opened up some other presents. So, all was not lost. 
Anyway, happy birthday to us!!