Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Enjoying the fireplace

Saturday, December 5, 2015

To be like M&M!

Monday, November 30, 2015

M&M was sitting on the couch studying and MJ was sitting next to her copying down the things that M&M was writing! And Kay was sitting on the other side brushing M&M's hair! It was really cute!

Sounds of the Season 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

M&M was able to participate in the Sounds of the Season concert again this year with me. It is fun being able to share this experience with her as well as with my parents!

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 28, 2015

My brother-in-law was hired to paint a mural somewhere in Salt Lake for Small Business Saturday - which is sponsored by American Express and takes place on the Saturday following black Friday. He had an unveiling party Saturday morning which we went to the tail end of. There was a snowstorm the night before and it was bitter cold for the party!!

Thanksgiving 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

I don't have any pictures from Thanksgiving this year!! I think we went to my parents' house along with my sister and her family.

BYU football game

Saturday, November 21, 2015

We have never taken our kids to a BYU football game so when I heard a deal on the radio for some discounted tickets for their last home football game, I talked DH into us going with Luke and M&M. It was a fun experience - although it got a little cold towards the end of the game! They also won which made it nice - although it would have been more exciting if the game had been a little closer! We also enjoyed watching the marching band!

Hanging Christmas Lights

Saturday, November 14, 2015

We had a few weeks of some nice unseasonably warm weather just after Halloween so DH took advantage of it and hung our Christmas lights up early. He is getting much more comfortable climbing up on the roof - and it is definitely easier at this house than at our old one! A couple of the kids wanted to give it a try as well. Luke was a little terrified, but Kitty and M&M didn't mind it.

Trick-or-Treating 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

DH took the younger 4 girls trick-or-treating. Luke and M&M were still down in St. George for their marching band competitions. I made this baker's hat for Kitty.

 I also made the wings for MJ's costume - out of some wire coat hangers and black fabric and her antennae out of a head band and some pipe cleaners!

Fall color!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Another picture of my fall mums with some of our Halloween decorations!

New Trees

Monday, November 2, 2015

We decided to plant some trees on our parking strip in front of our house. I wanted some trees that would be some good shade trees with some color to them. These are a variety of maple tree called Sunset Norwegian Maple. They are supposed to have a beautiful fall color. They are little dinky things right now though!

Unfortunately when we dug into the ground to plant them, we ran into sprinkler pipes so we had to dig up quite a bit of the ground to figure out where the pipes were and then move some of them. It ended up being quite a bit of work and DH ended up having to take a day off of work to finish it all. We also ended up having some cool, windy weather for the project! And in the end we somehow ended up with more dirt than we could figure out where to put it!!