Saturday, November 30, 2019

Christmas Tree Decorating

I honestly didn't think we would still be in this house for this Christmas, so I kinda didn't save everything for the Christmas tree...including the Christmas tree. My bad. I was able to find a Christmas tree on black friday and we grabbed what ornaments we could find to decorate the tree. I love having kids big enough to help!

Friday, November 29, 2019


The kids always get SO excited for Elfie to come after Thanksgiving! And Elfie made it! We can't wait to keep our eyes on him as he hides throughout our house!


It's always tough to round up all our snow clothes and get the kids dressed up to go play in the snow. But they loved it! They played all afternoon then enjoyed hot chocolate afterwards!

Thursday, November 28, 2019


This year we spent Thanksgiving with the Ericson family. We headed over in the early afternoon, ate so much good food, then headed to the movie theater for our annual Thanksgiving movie. This year we got to see Frozen 2! We all loved it! Josh and I had expected to get a great nap during the movie but both of us stayed awake and enjoyed the movie. we headed back to the Ericson's for pie and to play games and relax all evening. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Candy Cleanout

It was definitely time to clean out our candy cupboard. We still have candy from all the holidays LAST year. I was thrilled to throw most of it away (although the hardest part was Josh trying to save everything I was trying to throw out.) We still ended up with so so so much candy. Hopefully we can find something to do with it all!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Brayden's 13th Birthday

We have a teenager!!! Brayden has been SO excited to finally hit the big 13. It was a lot of fun to celebrate, even though we were super busy. We ended up getting Teriyaki Grill (Brayden's favorite) and took it to the Ericson's to celebrate with them. 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Cancun - Day 6 (Church, Resort)

Can we just pause for a moment and notice that not one kid on this trip is sunburned!!! I brought a TON of sunscreen and we had to buy more once we were here. I have been diligent in spraying the kids constantly so our trip doesn't get ruined by getting burned. 

Anyway, Sunday was the perfect day to be resting all day. We met the sweetest lady that works at the resort and quickly found out she is a member of our church. It was fun to chat with her every day and get to know more about her and her family. She invited us to church with her, which we had wanted to do anyway, so we got ready and headed out to find the chapel. Thanks to google maps we had a quick 20 min walk in the rain and easily found it. The problem, however, is that we were hoping to catch the 1:00 sacrament meeting and as we approached the chapel we saw lots of missionaries scattered around walking away from the chapel. It didn't take long talking to them to realize that it was stake conference and it ended at noon. Crap. I can't even count the number of times that has happened to us. Such a bummer! We talked to the missionaries a little bit and headed to the chapel anyway. Guess who showed up in a taxi as we got to the church? Claudia! She had forgotten it was Stake Conference and was headed for the 1:00 meeting as well. It was fun to talk to her and other members for a little bit, then we headed out to make the trip back to the resort. It stormed most of the afternoon so we stayed inside and did some crafts, played games, and relaxed. We don't typically swim on Sundays, but we were all dripping from the humidity after the rain that we jumped in for a few minutes at the end of the night. We wanted to eat at the Italian restaurant again but it was an hour wait. So we walked down the shopping area while we waited. Such a perfect day! And yes...Britney loves to pose for the camera.