Friday, November 28, 2014

Temple Square Lights

Friday night we headed down to Temple Square with my family to see the Christmas lights. I'm pretty sure the entire valley went down there too. It was the only night that worked for all of us, which happened to be the night they turned the lights on. So many people! We could hardly walk anywhere. We ended up splitting up and doing our best to enjoy it. We were glad we went and it was a warm and pleasant evening. Afterwards we played in the empty parking garage (bc we parked so far away) and had donuts and hot chocolate. 

Desert Star Playhouse

The day after Thanksgiving all the girls in the family (4 and over) headed to Desert Star for a fun girls day out! We saw How the Grouch Stole Christmas and we all loved it. I was a little worried with how Brynlee would do since she was so young, but she hung in there and ended up loving it! I hope this becomes a tradition!

Thursday, November 27, 2014


This year we did Thanksgiving with my family. My dad has been working on finishing their basement so they weren't able to have it at their house so we ended up hosting. It was fun to be able to fit the whole family comfortably in our basement and use the basement kitchen to do all the food. We had a yummy afternoon turkey dinner then we hung out all evening. Ryon and Jana ended up staying with us for the weekend, so it was fun to spend extra time with them.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Baptism Photo Shoot

I love my next door neighbor's front porch wall, so I end up taking lots of pictures over there. I quickly snapped a few shots of Brayden so I could send out his baptism invitations. Can't believe he's getting baptized!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Brayden's Birthday Party

I was not about to put together a home birthday party for a bunch of 8 yr old boys, so we decided to head to the rec center and take 15 boys swimming. It ended up being SO fun and SO easy! I was afraid of having to watch them all by myself while I had my 3 girls, so luckily Rachael came to help. But the boys for the most part took care of themselves and had a great time! We had presents in the party room then got a bunch of pizzas. What a fun day!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Brayden's Birthday

Brayden turned 8!!! He's been counting down the days for SO long and was thrilled when the day finally came. I was able to go to his school class and talk about him for 10 minutes which was fun. After school we quickly got all homework, reading, and piano done and headed over to Boondocks. The kids played games, played in the jungle gym area, and we all ate pizza. Josh's family all came so it was fun to see everyone and celebrate Brayden's special day.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Festival of Trees

Cindy, my mom, Celeste, Ali, and Rachelle all came over to help decorate Sammie's tree. We decided to do a small tree this year. It was a lot harder to find a nice 5 ft tree, but it was fun to decorate. We stuck with the penguin theme, as Sammie's special animal was a penguin. We all loved how it turned out!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pregnancy Update - 21 Weeks

I continue to feel great as we hit 21 weeks this week. The baby doesn't move much, but she is starting to. I'm not too uncomfortable and not sick so I am enjoying every minute I have with our last little one!