"The future is as bright as your faith." -Thomas S. Monson

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February 2017

The kids enjoyed their valentines parties this year. I was glad that they seemed to have less candy than usual :) We also loved having our Taylor cousins spend a week with us!

Caden has been a terrible sleeper since the bad cold he had last month. I hope to one day sleep through an entire night again. He sure has a funny personality though and I love his snuggles.

Bennett had a lot of playdates this month. He's made a lot of new friends. We started a park play group in the ward. Bennett saw the Oral Surgeon again who said Bennett's jaw is getting a lot better. Bennett also had a preschool field trip to the dentist office.

Alexa started in her Lego League at school and is enjoying it. She loves dance and playing xbox kinect games with Bennett.

I went to a few fun girls lunch dates. My dad has been working hard in our back yard and we now have grass! We also got pickleball lines painted on our sports court. I am enjoying my calling with the Mia Maids.

Steve had his brother's weekend and birthday! Work is going well and he is such a great dad and plays with the kids all the time.

Alexa and Steve got to go up to Cedar Hills for Marinn's Baptism! Alexa loved the extra time to be with cousins!

Alexa had a music class performance at her school. She got to play lots of instruments and do some dancing as well.

 Parent observation day at dance.
 Alexa took some things to sell to her 2nd grade market.
 We got grass!!

 Park play date with friends.
 Spaghetti faces!
Pretty sky and fire pit.
 Alexa's valentines party.

Monday, February 20, 2017

President's Day Week With Family

We had a lot of fun with family during the week of President's Day! A lot of the days were cloudy or rainy though, so that was a bummer. We played in the church one day and had a lot of fun with four square and 5 on 5 basketball with all of the adults! Went to the train park and hiking at white rocks. We visited a lot of the Parade of Homes. We had several game nights and yummy dinners together! It was a great week!




Sunday, February 12, 2017

Steve's Birthday and Brother's Trip

Steve's Birthday was on February 12! He was able to spend the weekend in Phoenix with his brothers and dad. They did a lot of golfing and eating out! He flew home on his birthday so we got to have birthday dinner and Cheesecake with him. I'm glad he got to spend time with his brothers and have so much fun! We love you!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January 2017

January was nice, we loved being in our new home. We had some snow one day that the kids loved! Steve had to park his car down on the street the night before when it started snowing so that he wouldn't have to go down our steep driveway in the morning for work. Good thing we live in St. George and he'll only have to do that once a year or less. My dad helped us in our back yard a lot. We've hired him to basically do everything that needs to be done back there. It's going to look great!

Everyone except for Steve got a really bad cold/fever at the end of January. It was not fun at all! On January 25 Bennett had a bad scooter accident and hurt his chin really bad. (separate blog post) He fractured his jaw, broke his 4 molars, and had to get 6 stitches. It was really sad!! Alexa got first prize in her category in her school art contest. Caden keeps growing too fast and is really fun to have around :)

Alexa loves her dance class.

Poor sick Caden.

My dad doing some work in our back yard.

Biking in the neighborhood on a sunny day.

The kids dressed up on mom and dad's clothes. 

We finished reading the Book of Mormon as a family. (We each read a verse in every chapter)

A trip to Fiesta Fun is what the kids wanted as a reward for finishing the Book or Mormon.

Enjoying s'mores around our fire pit!


The whole week that Caden was sick, all he wanted to do was to be held. Poor guy!