Sunday, December 10, 2017

Family Night with D Backs

Headed to the game on our favorite/longest mode of transportation. The good old light rail.

First timers
The kids loved being there with their cousins

Always "Dabbing"
Only kid that is serious about the game. All business.

Linkin is FOUR

His big brown eyes had me since the beginning. He's got moves like Jagger, a notorious dirty look that will shake you to your bones. My favorite is when he tells me daily that when he grows up, he is going to marry me. I just love this little boy so much. He brings so much fun and character to our family.
Power Ranger Cake is what the birthday boy requested

We had fun with all his friends at the splash pad.

Celebrating with cousins at Grandmas

Baseball for Life

Another season for the books. These two were awesome and every season they continue to improve. 
Pierce is notorious for running down any ball and attempting to make a play. He can get frustrated because he is one of the better players and it is hard to make a good play because it takes two players.

Parker played 1st most of the season and sometimes 2nd. He is awesome at consistently catching the balls. His coach Jesse is amazing and really saw the potential in him and worked great with him.

Grand Canyon Prep

Doing our best to prep for the Grand Canyon. The boys hiked Flat Iron and luckily a bunch of the girls from the ward wanted to hike Camelback. It was perfect because I needed to wear my lovely hiking boots that Mike bought me for Christmas a couple years ago. I figured I should at least try to break them in so my feet wouldn't completely die at the Grand Canyon.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boy/Girl Weekend

Nothing beats a little boy/girl time. Father and sons for the boys, shopping and dessert for the girls. Wins all around except poor Sawyer who got the boot on both.
Pierce always makes me so happy with how lovey he is in group photos.
Mike's favorite place

There wasn't room for him in the Daniels car so he couldn't join the boys but Mike made sure to make it up to his favorite youngest!
Marissa and I had a fun dinner at a yummy Thai place to celebrate her starting to live with us. Its pretty amazing how far we have come in the last 30 years. From full blown nemesis growing up to one of my best friends.
I love this little girl and I love going out and doing fun things with her. We have a whole lifetime for girls nights and I love them so much! Kennidi has always had such a great sense of style. She loved this romper that she picked out and Marissa bought for her.

Linkin's notorious mad face. One of my favorite things about him.
Showing off the bugs they caught.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Angels on Earth

Natalie Breinholt will be someone I forever remember. Not only is she a really down to earth fun person to be around, but she is the kind of mom/person I strive to be like. She is so service oriented and thoughtful. I along with a bunch of people in our ward have been blessed several times by her kindness but I wanted to make sure I documented this one particular act. A little back story first. Last year Parker did scout camp and it was pretty lame and boring. So when it was time to sign up this year, I didn't think it was ultra important that he go. So we didn't sign him up. Now for the bigger reason of why we didn't sign him up... we don't have a lot of spare cash right not because things are tight. We have had several unexpected expenses, which seems to be the theme for our life. By no means can we not afford it. We still spend money on trips and other things just like everyone else. It is just sadly not on our priority list right now. And 75 dollars did not seem like a good idea to spend for him for 3 days. So we didn't sign him up which I didn't think was a big deal. People kept hounding on why I wasn't sending him if we were going to be in town. Then I get a text from Natalie asking the same question. At first, I'll be honest when I saw the text I felt a little annoyed that I had to explain myself to another person. Little did I know she was just being the angel that she is. She told me that she wanted to pay for Parker to go. She mentioned that this particular camp Herd Pueblo is awesome and every little boy should be able to go. She told me that someone did this for her when her oldest needed to go to camp. Of course I tried to talk her out of it. How could I let her pay, its not like we didn't have them money. Things are just tight. If you know anything about Natalie, its that she doesn't take no for an answer. She went on to tell me that she has been doing a 40 days of service to help her celebrate turning 40 this month. She prays every morning to know who she can serve that day. She told me that morning Parker's name came to her mind. Right away the spirit overwhelmed me and I started bawling. This made things a little weird because I was in the middle of watching kids at the daycare at the gym and I was a hot mess. She is incredible and I will always remember this. I tried to tell her that we would pay her back once things weren't as tight but of course she resisted saying that it wouldn't be service if I did. She just told me to pay it forward in 10 years! I'm so grateful for her example!

Friday, June 2, 2017


Nothing makes me happier then when the kids are do stuff together and I walk in on their cuteness. Kennidi decided to have a reading party in her bed. Even though it was past time, I had to let this one slide.
Parker has been begging to sleep in Sawyer's bed every night now that they share a room. I love the bond these two have.
Kennidi with her cute friend Harley.
Kennidi is at it again!

This boy loves accessories. Right now he always has a hair tie on his wrist. It was so cute, one time I was trying to get out of the house and he said one second and ran into my bathroom to grab a hair tie. It was pretty adorable. He was even putting them on his fingers but I put an end to that one. He loves hats, shoes really anything to add to his outfit.

My sweet Sauce woke up early from a nap and came a napped with me. Trying to soak up as much time as I can with my baby.
I knew his big belly would be helpful for something. He is officially the best floater in our family. It was hilarious, he just started doing this out of no where. He would float so effortlessly for minutes.
Sawyer loves Adalie so much. Best friends!