Saturday, June 21, 2014

{A little Summer Recap}

Roo finished her rec soccer with a bang.
She had a fun team this year, and great coaches,
and she really learned to love the game.
And I can't tell you how much I love watching her play.
She also had her dance revue.
I think she's kinda lovely!


I got to go to lunch with this beauty.
A friend through thick and thin.
I love her so dearly!
The girls had their end of the year programs at school.
No words for how proud I am of them.
In a year where they could've sank...
they swam.
I'm raising little warriors.
Roo got to go to a restaurant with her teacher,
and I got to drive....
Holy moly.  It was a zoo in my car!
Such fun!
Katie has made it her mission to keep me from being a hermit.
Gosh I love her!
We played hookie and sluffed school for some shopping with Courtney and Cate.
A totally fun girl day!
And then that night I took Adysons friends for ice-cream late at night.
I really love being her mom!
Adyson has taken summer seriously.
She will sleep as late as I will let her!
(Pic taken at 10!)
We survived another first.
Memorial day.
My heart was warmed every time I saw another flower added to Trav's headstone.
I love knowing others are remembering him and mourning him along with us.
Gosh we miss him.



Roo loved soccer so much she tried out for a competitive team.
Future Aggie below. :)
She celebrated by a pinks.
Summer shakes.
Yes please.
Adysons class went to Trav's grave on the last day of school.
This:
I love it and hate it so much.
The last day of school.
The girls came home to welcome summer baskets...
with sunscreen, bubbles, a skip it, and darling hats.
They were thrilled.
Car dancing.
This happens daily.
The girls left me love notes while I mowed the lawn one day.
Yes, they are keepers!

A Pool day with some of our favorite friends!
My sweet niece spent a week here.
I adore her!  We had such a great time.
We met up with cousins at Lagoon one day.
That day, was a missing Travis day.
The kids had a blast though.






We spent the night in SLC for a mini vacation.
Eva's for breakfast.
YUM.
Cousin time at Temple Square.
Such a lovely morning.
And then my mom and I took them for tea time at the Grand.
So fun and girly!  I learned quick my kids don't have English tea manners!

Shopping at City Creek.
Adyson had a little photo shoot with a friend.
Aren't they darling?
Again:
Katie, making sure I smile some more.
My kids have spent a lot of time with friends.
I love this happy shot of them!
Roo:
Doing yard work all on her own.
What a kid!
Fathers day.
Fathers day was tough.
And unfair.
We sluffed church and tried to make it a lovely day anyhow.
I was proud of my girls for smiling through it.

We ended up having my family over for dinner.
And it was a decent afternoon.
My dad.
No words for how much I love him.
I got very lucky.
(The girls and I opted for polka dots..)
Someone stop her from using her peace sign...
And this shirt was made for her also.

We hope to have some more fun summer plans in store!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

{Mothers Day, Spring time}

The latest around here:

Roo took a field trip to the farm.
Clearly, she saw cows.

And I guess I'm a brand new blogger because for the life of me I can't get this sucker to rotate...
but Adyson and I have been either
A-wanting to tear each others hair out.
or 
B-being best friends.

Is this what happens when your first little one grows up?
I love it.
I hate it.
B

The girls and I have spent a few afternoons here.
Spring has sprung.
We are smitten.

The most exciting news around here?
The girls made the LIGHT team at school.
What is that?

It's a new program the school is starting next year where they implement Steven Covey's 7 habits.
They will plan and carry out a lot of activities for the school and really learn to lead.
The girls had to fill out an application on their own.
(Questions were like this: Which Disney character are you most like?
What would you do to change the school?
What makes you a good leader?)
I let them fill these out ALL ALONE and was so proud when I read their answers.

After the applications they had to go early to school to an interview.
We talked about what to expect during an interview the night before and got them all prepped.
When I walked into the other room I heard Adyson tell Sienna that 
"This is just like real life, and will really prepare them for the future."
So cute.

They had interviews, and then Friday they got told whether they were chosen or not.
One kid per each class next year got in,
and both of the girls came home grinning!
I am so excited for them and  happy for them.
What a great opportunity for them!



Insert random stunning pic of Roo's hair.
I have hair envy and feel the need to blog it.





A sign summer is coming.
Adyson doing homework at dusk outside.
We are ready!

Mothers day came.
I woke up with a lump in my throat,
that disappeared when my little girls treated my like a queen.
I realize I am very blessed with sensitive little sweeties.

Every single night I thank the Lord for trusting me with them,
for the way they remind me of Travis, and I pray that I can guide them how I need to.
They challenge me.  They make me cry and laugh and scream,
but I couldn't possibly love them, or my job raising them any more then I do now.
Thanks to my mother in law for carrying on Trav's tradition of hanging baskets for mothers day.
They are just stunning!

My mother in law was in my thoughts for the entire day.
I ached with her, for her son not being here, and my husband-who made me a mother...it was a tough day.
She had to speak in Sacrament meeting and did a beautiful job.  I was proud of her,
and I know Trav would have been too.
She raised Travis right-and should be proud.

Then my mom took the girls and bought me this darling aqua breakfast nook for my porch.

I LOVE it so much.
It's darling.

I felt spoiled.
We capped the day off at my moms house....letting her cook for us.
Bless her heart.

This year my mom has rescued me more times then I can count.
Let's be honest...the past few years shes done that.
She has helped me in every aspect of my life,
and shown me that I can do this.
I am so grateful to her,
she is a wonderful mom, and a wonderful person, and friend.
I love her so much.

Mothers day was hard, 
but we made it through another first.
I only ate 3 pieces of cake to get me through it!

(not kidding.)