Help outfit Michael, Sarah, and John

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Sunday was a wonderful day. We went to church and Keith received the Aaronic Priesthood! It was a wonderful thing to witness. We're so proud of him.

Anna and Tyler baked me a pineapple upside-down cake and Tyler made pineapple fried rice for dinner.

We played dominos and had a nice time. I'm so thankful for the opportunity that I have to be a mother.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Beach Day

Last Saturday, Tyler and I drove the kids to the beach for the day. I just needed to get my toes in the sand, you know? The weather was sunny and HOT and the ocean was frigid and cold, but we had a great time! I can't wait to take Michael, Sarah, and John to the beach after they come home. It's so hard just waiting for them to be here.

Barkley was excited to be outside with us, but he thought the water was TOO cold.

I told Anna that she looked like a Geisha, with so much sunscreen on! She's really into all-things-Japan, so she liked that idea!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sneaky Sheets

The other day, we were putting away laundry as a family. I was showing the children how the fitted sheets tend to end up with socks or underwear or shirts inside of them, and that they need to look through the fitted sheet to make sure it's empty before putting it away. I came up with the term of "sneaky sheets" if they were hiding something inside of them. This term has stuck, because the kids keep telling me about what the "sneaky sheets" or "sneaky backpack" or "sneaky basket" is trying to hide from us. My kids are so fun. 


We are all folding laundry. Iryna folds a towel and then looks at me and says, "Mama, watch and learn."

A friend from church gave us a bag of boy clothes. Keith LOVES his new yellow shorts!

We went over to see Paul and Kai's family. They have lots of snakes!

 I was amazed that Anna was willing to hold a snake! She is so brave - much braver than I am!

My three sons enjoying a ride on a lovely pink scooter!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Scout activities for Keith

Keith LOVES scouts. He recently had some fun at two scout activities. He was able to rescue some boys in the pool!

Look at that smile! Isn't he the cutest?!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Spring Break

We had a low key spring break this year. We stayed home and spent time playing games and the kids played with friends. I finished up Michael's quilt top! It looks great. 

Anna baked cookies with friends.

I tried making yeast doughnuts for the first time ever. Tyler LOVED them.

Tyler's new suit that he had made in China. 

Date at the Temple.

We took the kids to Sweet Frog - first time ever, and a special treat for Spring Break.