Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day 2017

I think Mother's Day is a great holiday to celebrate all the women that I love so much! And I'll be honest..it's fun to have my little family celebrate me too! Even though my four-year-old ruined all the surprises (like bringing up the gift and saying, "Here's your mother's day present! It's running shoes!" and telling me right before I opened my card that, "It has Cookie Monster in it!"), I wouldn't have it any other way! I also love my mom and mother-in-law so much! Happy Mother's Day!



Friday, May 12, 2017

Prayers again!!

We are SOOOO blessed! Each time we have done in vitro, it has worked, and we have two beautiful children; one boy, and one girl! So, here we go! For the third time! Another round of IVF! This time, we are being as aggressive as possible, because we nearly didn't get Reagan last time. We are excited and nervous and every emotion wrapped in one! But we are asking for your prayers in our behalf! Thanks! We will keep you posted on what happens!
A HUGE sigh of relief happened last night . . . I talked to the nurse, and she said that we can make it so that all of my cycle can be done here in Idaho Falls. This is huge! Child care will be easier, and we won't have to travel or get a hotel or anything like that! Phew! And medicine is ordered, so it's getting REAL now!

Salt Lake half marathon/a week in Park City

We traveled to Utah on April 20th for the Salt Lake half marathon that Chris was running on the 21st. We stayed in Park City, with our good friends who got a condo for a really good deal. Chris stayed through Sunday, and then went home to work, and we stayed and played in Utah. It was a super fun week!
 Chris did the race in 2 hours and 37 minutes! Yay! He never tries to break his personal record, and some other runners said that he was their pacer in the race, because he is so consistent!
 Chris and Davis with their medals for the race.
 Some other racers gave their medals to Davis and Reagan
Our condo had a heart-shaped bathtub in it. Marcela's brother came to visit, and the kids played in the tub after they realized that the pool was outdoors and COLD!!
 Kids riding bikes in the parking garage of the condo.
Kids sleeping in the pull-out bed together.
 In the trolley in downtown Park City


At Utah Olympic Park
 Reagan got her favorite "gull" at IKEA







 Is there anything better than playing with your best friend and the water? I submit that there is not!
At the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point. This museum is like a paradise for kids. It pretty much is an entire museum of places to play for kids. But it is also really easy to lose your kids! I found a lost kid in it, and I feel like I was constantly looking for my kids! It was super fun though! The internet said that most people spend 2 1/2 hours there. We were there for like 5 hours! We thought that our girls would take naps there. Ha!
On our way home, we were able to see Whitney and Noah! It was fun to play in Salt Lake with them!

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!