Friday, April 20, 2018

Jordan River Temple Open House

The Jordan River Temple has been closed for renovations for almost 2 yrs! It was neat to be able to take the kids through the temple that they see in passing every day. We went with some of Josh's family and we had a nice time.

Region Reflections Award

Apparently the emails I had been getting for Reflections had been going to my junk email, so I had no idea Brynlee had won at the district level. I hadn't heard anything so I emailed the PTA rep and she let me know that Brynlee had moved on to the Region level and was invited to attend the awards ceremony, which means she had won 1st or 2nd! We got stuck in traffic on the way and ended up being 4 min late. Of course dance was the first category announced, and we missed hearing her name by about 90 seconds. Luckily they were great and re-announced her once they knew we were there. And that's where we found out she won 1st! She moved on to state!!! We found out later that she took second place at state! We couldn't believe it! One spot away from going to nationals...maybe next year! There isn't a ceremony for 2nd place, so this was the last time she was recognized. Good job this year Brynlee!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Remembering Samantha

The kids like to read through my blog books and I often find them reading them. Brynlee grabbed one of the books randomly and was reading it. She happened to grab the year that Samantha passed away. Because she just learned to read this year I don't think she had ever read through the journaling I did from that week. I found her on the floor and on the couch for about 45 minutes reading through the book and looking at all the pictures. It broke my heart to see her struggle with it as she learned more of the details from that week. I was able to talk to her and comfort her after she finished. We love Sammie and continue to think about her all the time.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Brielle's Birthday

5!!! She's been so excited to be 5! She woke up and couldn't wait to go to school on her birthday. She opened a new outfit and was able to take some treats to her school class. We had a fun day then headed to Rock Creek for dinner...her favorite! Happy birthday sweet girl!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Early Birthday

We celebrated Brielle's birthday with the Ericson's a day early. Of course she loved all the attention! She's been counting down the days for months!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Capitol Theater Dance Comp - Teams

Saturday was another great day of competition! The girls did great and their teams continue to improve. I love watching the girls dance and I love how much fun they have with the girls on their teams.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Capitol Theater Dance Comp - Solos

What an experience! The girls don't totally know how cool this is, but they will some day. The weekends dance competition was held at Capitol Theater...which meant the girls got to do their solos on this stage!!! It was breathtaking. Kay was able to come with us and it was a wonderful afternoon. The girls did amazing! I was in tears as I watched them and was blown away at what they are capable of doing.