Thursday, May 8, 2014


Jack is almost 10 and is growing up so much in every way. He told me a few months ago that he thinks he is between 7% and 10% into puberty. It's something he is aspiring to! He is such a funny guy, and if you know him at all, then you know he has great social prowess with adults. I watched him greet a friend of mine in her car outside one day by leaning in on his arm to make small talk with her through the driver's window. He just wanted to ask her how things were going. He recently bought a fedora and we try to manage the appearance of that accessory in different social situations. School is not very challenging for him, so he has recently started writing science essays for fun in his spare time (who's kid is he?). He is still learning to play the piano, but all practicing is done against his will right now. He is a spiritually sensitive kid. He loves to talk about spiritual things and is always helping me to remember to make better choices about media and my own language sometimes. He recently told me, "Mom, you started off the year really great, but you need to get back on track again." He's right. More than once recently he has come to me and said, "Mom, we are so blessed." I hope he remembers that feeling when he gets further than 10% into puberty.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Don't Laugh At Me

Drew says so many funny things that we can't help but laugh sometimes and he really gets mad at us. "Don't laugh at me!" We tell him we are just laughing with him. Here are some of the things he said recently that had me laughing right out loud. "Mom, I'd like to use Dad's phone to make a Lego movie rated PG-13." Said while crying (probably because he was denied some snack): "I'm done crying. I'm gonna put these tears back in my eye." Said when I told him to get his clothes on and get ready for school: "I can barely move my legs it's so early in the morning." Said during the same conversation about getting dressed: "Mom, your talking to me while I'm trying to get ready for school is wasting my time."

Evan's Baptism

Evan was just baptized on Saturday. It was a very beautiful day with lots of sunshine. Evan told me that morning that he was "nervous and excited." He said, "I'm excited to be baptized and nervous for all the attention." He handled it all very well. Our neighbors, Stephanie Johnson and Michelle Snow, gave the talks and Dave Johnson was presiding at the meeting. It was so wonderful to be surrounded by so many people we love so much. We hope Evan remembers all the great feelings of that day.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Raise Your Frosty Mug

Lately the boys have been enjoying chocolate milk... to excess, in my opinion. It seems the best way to really savor the Nesquick is to drink it shirtless in iced mugs from the freezer. Bottoms up!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Our E

We had these photos done of Evan recently. The rest of the family coming soon. He is so easy to deal with. We love to take him places or just hang out building Legos or making bracelets on his rainbow loom. He loves that his new job at home is taking out the garbage and I have to tell him to maybe wait until its full, since he gets pretty eager to change it.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Superman Hair

Targhee took this picture a few months ago when I was out of town for my grandpa's funeral. He told Targhee that morning before school that he wanted Superman hair that day. He says its the piece that comes down a little that makes it Superman hair. Drew says the funniest things. I'm going to write some of them down this next week and compile them.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Heeey, Brother.

We stopped in to see Jack at lunch today while we were registering Drew for Kindergarten. He loves Jack so much and tells him that he is his best friend. Drew had a sliver in his foot today and he would only let Jack get it out. Such cute brother friends.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Evan is 8

A New Start

Evan recently turned eight and there are many exciting things happening in his life right now. I want to make sure we document some of it because it really feels like the best of times right now. He went to his first Wolf meeting last night and had the time of his life. He told me that he really loves his leader, Carrie, and that he will be furious if he ever has to miss a meeting. This Scout shirt that he is wearing was Targhee's when he was 8 years old. I love that our boys get to use it now. Evan is just the kind of guy that is enjoying life and everything it has to offer.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

4th of July Fun

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Our next door neighbors, the Prices are moving soon and we are really trying to enjoy our last bit of time together. We had lots of fireworks fun with them this week. We went to the Hooper City fireworks on the night of the 4th and had to make an emergency relocation when the sprinklers came on, but that was exciting. Mostly our boys and the Price boys ran around having glow stick wars.