Friday, October 3, 2014

End of Summer, Park City, First Day of School and Soccer

We capped summer off with a few really great days.
I was able to go to Pickleville with a few of my favorite friends.
It was the Best night...we laughed till we cried and got the special Pickleville treatment.
(We had a Pretty good in!)

The kids forced me to go to the fair...and the rodeo.
It actually was a blast.  Thanks to Katie and Brandie for the great night!

I love this shot...
The only time I can get them to snuggle me.
Bunco night.
A date with my favorite girls.
For my Birthday my awesome cousin Linsey gave us a night away to play in Park City.
Our first stop: Build a Bear.
Dinner on Main.
It was the BEST weekend.
We drove around and looked at mansions,
ATE great food,
went on the rides and shopped.
The funnest weekend to cap off our summer.

Sienna joined a competitive Soccer team...and we've spent an awful lot of time
carpooling and watching games, but it has been a blast!
We love her team, and it has been a great experience for Roo.
Our Annual Back to School Dinner, with half the neighborhood and Miguel.
First Day of 5th
5th!! How?
I love this kid!
And First Day of 3rd.
Love her.
So far both girls are doing wonderful in school.
I am so proud to be their mom,
and so proud to see them flourish despite what life has handed them.
They are amazing kids and teach me something every single day.
Adyson is a stunner with her pink locks.
The girls made the light team at school this year and had to be in the first day of school assembly.
They were darling.
Roos darling team.
I celebrated what would have been Trav and My 12th anniversary at the Temple with a few of my favorite people.
They get me through life.
The girls did their annual vistaun camp-and were darling.

The time I told the girls I'd give them a dollar if they danced really crazy in front of the guy at Sonic.
Guys, I am such a mature mother.
Did you know, Hammer pants are back in?
They are. 
And my girls are nailing them.
Just a selfie at church with Candi.
Nothing shocking here.
Sienna's soccer club had Aggie night at a REAL game.
She was able to escort a player on the field.
(second from the right).
It was an absolute blast.
She was beaming and the game was amazing.

More Soccer.
This time for SKY VIEW.
One day I went to help in Siennas class at school and someone had
left rotten milk in their backpack and it spilled all over the classroom.
It smelled absolutely awful.
Sienna's teacher told me Sienna cleaned it all up with clorox wipes.
After school I asked her why and she replied,
" Because I'm a leader mom, that's just what I thought I should do to help."
I am so proud of this kid!
Adyson at her checkup-
Poor kid will probably have a surgery in the works.
I'll update on that later.
October is a tough month for me,
and it's been looming over me.
I was so grateful to an in tune friend who left this on my stoop to welcome the month.
The people who have held me up over the past year never forget us and are selfless wonderful people.
We are so blessed.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer Happenings, Ragnar, Pink Party, Bday Partying

We can feel it...Summer is quickly winding down.
I am ready, and not ready all at once.

Here's what we've been up to.

This has been the summer of the cousins!  And they aren't complaining.
My sister and her husband have needed my mom to help watch her kids multiple times..
for camps and trek for their ward.
So we've had the little ones in Utah for weeks at a time,
and I'll tell you what!  My kids wont leave their side.
Bless my moms heart...she has just had a house full and loved every second of it.
The memories these cousins and friends have made are priceless.
And I caved,
and ran the Wasatch Back.
I don't really run,
don't love races,
and hate the competition of it...
but man, we had fun.
I wouldn't have done it without a crew of awesome,
amazing people.
I sure love them.

We ran for T.
It was so awesome of them to do that,
and an experience I surely wont ever forget.
I've never laughed so hard,
wanted to sleep so badly,
ached so much,
or had so much fun.
I sure love my dear friends.
After Ragnar my friend invited a bunch of us to this party in Provo for the blogger
The Alison Show.
It was a pink, dance party...
and I tell you what, us middle aged, Mormon moms know how to get down.
It was the BEST night.
Seriously, we acted 20.

Just looking at these pics makes me wanna go back!
And then!
July hit!
Birthday month began!
First Celebration: 
Sushi with a few of my absolute favorite ladies.
I adore them.
And my Birthday.

And fireworks.
It was a tough year, but I think we ended with a lot of smiles!

And then....
And you know what?
It was fun.
My whole family,
and Aunt, Uncle and cousins.
We ate a lot,
went to the lake,
and took the kids on a snipe hunt that ended in REAL tears.
Great memories.
I slept by this kid,
and she kept me up all night telling me stories.
It was the best.

The Johnsons rented a jet ski and we had an absolute blast at the beach.
I now, NEED a jet ski.

After 2 weeks,
the cousins said goodbye...
But don't worry, 
they found their way back a few weeks later.
Free slurpees on 7/11.
Favorite little buddies.
The ladies and I running on the track.
This pic kills me.

Pool time.

A visit with their favorite Second cousins, and fast friends.
These 4 adore each other.
A "one week left" party at Midnight with my friends...
Katie always thinks of the details.
A minute with Candi fixing those pesky roots.
The cousins, back for one more quick visit.
Love this shot!
A Bday breakfast with a few of my favorite ladies.
Love them!
My friends threw me an amazing Bday party this year.
They are so dang good to me...
they made sure I  felt all the love I could, and it really helped fill the void.
(A few are missing)...
Dinner at Elements.
A party at my house.
We acted like really immature college kids (or maybe teenagers?)
We ate a lot,
took a ton of silly pics,
talked about all sorts of inappropriate things,
took a late night drive,
and laughed. A LOT.
It was such a wonderful night!
I have the best friends and treasure each of them so much.
The cousins, and second cousins on a rainy day at the splash pad.
We were so happy to see them one more time before they left us.
My actual Birthday was spent with the women in my family shopping and eating all day.
I am so grateful for them.
I have the funniest, kinest, strongest women in my life.
It was a great day.
And the BEST night.....
We put my moms Christmas gift to good use and went to Wicked.
Taking my girls was a dream come true.
They LOVED it,
and I loved watching them watch it.
I could go again tomorrow.
Birthday month is over...
I'm feeling the void.
I'm so grateful to everyone who went out of their way to make me smile this month.
We plan on making the next 2 weeks before school starts count!