Thursday, January 19, 2017


Love that Kate will play with Legos as much as the boys. 
Love that Kate and Finn play together. 
Love that they look like each other. 

Especially since these two have been giving me a run for my money lately!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

It's Santa!

Kate REFUSED to get near this guy.

We had a big morning! 
Brandon's mom works at BYU 
and invited us to join her and B's dad at a Christmas Party 
that BYU put on for their faculty and staff. 
The best part? We got to meet Santa.

For these two little boys, it was very exciting.
They thought hard about what they wanted to ask him,
and when their turn finally came...they were star struck.

I say "finally", because it was a long wait in line.
But Santa is ALWAYS worth it.

And donuts and juice made it easier to stand for so long.

So did Grandma. :)

Of course we couldn't leave until we made a "quick" stop at the BYU store
and took a picture with our favorite mascot.

And Liam represented the Texas Longhorns.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

First Snowman

It snowed last week. 

The boys begged me to let them go play. We never got around to it. 
It snowed again yesterday and this morning I caved. 
We finished our morning chores, put everyone in their snow gear, 
and headed out the back door. 
The children and I made our first snowman. 
He's just a little guy, but complete with a carrot nose! 
(The boys were ecstatic when I brought that out. It's the little things, right?)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Let's go!

What I see when I utter the words "Let's get ready to go!":

1. No shoes.
2. Missing shoes.
3. Shoes covered in mud, and thus unavailable for use.
4. Lounging children.
5. Children uninterested in the words I speak
6. Children moving s..l..o..w..l..y...
Tried something new with Kate's hair today.
And just because she's cute.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

17 months

Kate is 17 months today. 

She talks a TON. 
A lot more than my boys did at her age. 
Even more than my boys did at age 2. 

She is, however, NOT walking. Still.
We have Kids on the Move coming once a month
to work with her and teach us exercises.
But, she refuses. And, ya know what?
I'm okay with it.

She may be the only kid in nursery still crawling,
but we like to shake up the norm.
No round hole for this square peg!

Also, Miss Kate loves bath time.
If you couldn't tell. :)

Friday, November 25, 2016

Setting up Christmas

The children have been talking about this day for MONTHS. 
Christmas? No. Setting up Christmas! 

They woke up, ran into our room, and asked 
"Mom, it's after Thanksgiving! Can we set up Christmas decorations?" 

I remember getting so excited when my mom got out the Christmas decorations.
She would let us help her decorate the tree and hand her ornaments.
My favorites were her dainty little glass figurines.
 She always had the most beautiful tree.

I don't know how our tree compares to my mom's works of art.

We basically threw every ornament we have at it.
But it was made with love by excited little hands.

I love it.

And these goofy critters.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

We spent Thanksgiving dinner with the Johnson Family this year. 
Lots of laughter, wrestling with cousins, and making forts.
Lots of food and fun with people we love.
So much to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!