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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from our family to yours! Sean and Roxy came down to celebrate Easter with us. The Easter Bunny came over on Saturday morning and the children had to look for their Easter Baskets, hidden somewhere in the house. We also dyed some Easter Eggs.

On Sunday, we went to church and I sang VIA DOLOROSA in Sacrament meeting. The primary children sang GETHSEMANE. I love listening to children sing. We came home and had a wonderful time talking and playing games together. I am so thankful for Jesus Christ and that He was resurrected! He is Risen.

Tyler picked up the yellow ties during his month in China for work.

Watching Easter Parade with my kids. I love that they watched the whole thing.

My two little rabbits!

Easter dinner with sparkling grape juice.

Lemon cheesecake.

Carrot cake.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

General Conference Weekend

I love General Conference Weekend. I love hearing from the general authorities and our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson. Sean and Roxy came down to spend the weekend with us. #LDSGENCON

Everyone was so relaxed!

Snuggles with my pup, Maggie.

Lots of coloring.

Tyler returning from China late on Saturday night. 

He crashed on Saturday afternoon. Jet lag isn't fun!

It was Keith's first time to attend the general priesthood session. Since I was driving to pick up Tyler from the airport, Sean took him. Keith had a great time. :)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day is a holiday that my family didn't celebrate growing up, but I have decided to make new traditions with it for my own children, as I do have Irish heritage. 

Four of my lil' leprechauns!

Wearing my lovely Irish earrings, which were a gift from my best friend, Nichole, who brought these back from Ireland for me. 

The leprechaun's dyed the milk green! And we had lucky charms cereal for breakfast.

I made a 12 layer rainbow jello!

We had Irish beef stew for dinner. I also bought some rainbow goldfish crackers and skittles to put in their lunches. 

An unrelated activity to St Patrick's Day - however it occurred that evening - was a get-together with some fabulous spanish-speaking ladies! We had a great time chatting, laughing, and eating some sumptuous Mexican and Peruvian foods. Yum!