Tuesday, July 30, 2013

June 2013

June= Summer Fun!!

Summer backyard nights are the best.

Summer chapter books with the kids. 
We started with The Witches by Roald Dahl.

Summer splash pad fun!

Summer pen pals.
Whit even wrote a letter to the 'melman'.

Summer Zoo fun!

Summer fun at Liberty Park.

More summer night time play.

Summer swim day's at aunt Cookie and uncle Steve's.

Summer cabin days.

Father's Day.

Suz's summer activity:
The Church History Museum and Temple Square.

Summer Color Me Rad.

Summer silliness.

Summer swim lessons.

We had a wonderful evening with Danny, his mission companion Brandon, and his mission president, Sister and Brother Gee.

Summer friend BBQ.

June was fun. :)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Today, My Perfectly Hidden Gem

Today was not the best of days, but it wasn't the worst.
 I lost my patience a couple of times and Danny worked until 9 PM. 
But despite all that, there were moments of sweet serenity leaving me feeling refreshed and inspired to be a better person and mom.

We started out with Whitney. Last week we went to the dentist and she had 6 cavities. Awesome. 
This week we had to fill the cavities on just 1 side. 
She did GREAT in the dentist office, but lost it the second we got in the car. 
Cried for a good 2 hours. 
Not because she was in pain, but she didn't like the filling of being numb.
We stopped at Jamba Juice and Red Box in which she picked out the Great and Powerful Oz..

..Which leads us to this. After the show, she was feeling much better so she decided to dress herself and Hank up as evil witches and ride around the house on brooms.

Later in the evening, for FHE, the kids and I found a HIDDEN GEM RIGHT IN OUR BACKYARD! {Ok not literally, but just up the street.}
We found a perfectly little park with a perfectly little stream and a perfectly little walk way which basically ended our day, perfectly.

On our walk the kids found snails. 
They love snails.
They collected and brought home about 20. 

Snail searchin'.

A perfectly beautiful night.
Feeling ultra grateful today for the beauty all around, but most importantly for the beauty in my 2 perfect creations.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

May 2013

1. I finished my first semester of nursing school and felt exactly like Muffins:
{Oh the life of a dog.}

2. Whitney sandwiches and daddy pony rides:

3.  Adios to sweet Madi who left to serve an LDS mission in Alaska:

4. We started pen pals with the grandmas:

5. We ambushed Jessie on her way home from work with water balloons:
{It didn't really go as planned- both kids ended up crying..}

6. We played at Murray Park with our family:

7. We stayed a weekend in Park City:

8. Whit graduated from preschool:

9.  And she also had her final dance recital of the season:

10. Danny saw The Great Gabsy and became obsessed with dancing to the song Young and Beautiful from the movie:

11. We used our zoo passes for the first time this season. I'm sure we will be going lots more!