Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Halloween


This was the first year they didn't want to match:(  Such a hard thingfor me to accept...but I think I can recover.  This was the best halloween yet.  Nobody tripped as they ran from house to house, we actually had time to eat dinner before trick or treating, and NOBODY had a melt down!  Usually Halloween can be a really frightening day for moms, with all of the sugar and high expectations, but we enjoyed ourselves and took it all in stride.  Over all it was a successful holiday!  Can't wait to celebrate next year with this little pumpkin, cave girl, and monster high girl.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Jack Family Halloween Party


Daryl and Sally invited us over for the best little Halloween Party Ever!  A Halloween Dinner complete with mummy hotdogs, bone french fries, Spooky cupcakes, and blood juice.  Then onto spooky fortunes with reappearing words and a ghost hunt!  Seriously so creative.  We had a lot of fun!
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Sweet Hair!


Crazy hair and sock day for homecoming week at school.  The cotton candy hair was Allie's idea!    The cupcake hair was perfect for miss Bria.  These girls rocked the sweet hair.
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We got Game

Tyler has a favorite little hunting spot and captured this sweet picture with his game camera.
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Comfortable Now?

Came downstairs to check on the girls before going to bed and found this...Luckily the TV wasn't on.  I guess their beds weren't comfortable enough
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For the record...I am terrible at bowling!  To the point where I would rather do ANYTHING else, but I am the only one in the family that feels that way:)  So, $40 later and another shameful display of guttering the ball almost every time...I am sticking to the notion that next time, I will take pictures and let my family have at it without me.
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Back to School

Allie- 2nd Grade

Walking home together- we live just down the street from the school. 

What they would like you to believe....

Yep...that's more like it:)

Cloe-Pre School

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The girls wanted to do a skit for Family Home Evening- I love that I got to be the "queen";)  Sometimes Monday night rolls around and Tyler and I are so tired we almost dread having to do the song and dance of FHE, but the girls look forward to it and I know it makes us stronger as a family.  The girls all take part in the planning, and we try and keep it simple.  I know I will never regret the extra effort to make this happen each week.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

More Pics from the zombie date night


Haha!  I am not sure if Tyler will ever forgive me for roping him into this, but watching the reactions of people as he chased them with his chain saw...priceless.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tyler's Surgery and Lots of Distraction

Tyler recently had some surgery on his heart to fix a problem he has been having with his heart rhythm.  It was a pretty serious surgery, and we had to go the University of Utah for a few days.  The Bake family was already their on a family vacation, and me and the girls decided to join in on their festivities while Tyler recovered.  It ended up being a crazy time!  I was so grateful to have my sister and her family there to keep the girls distracted from the difficult time Tyler and I were going through.  I was torn between keeping the girls entertained, driving all over that CRAZY-TOO-MUCH-TRAFFIC-ONLY-PLACE-I-EVER-GET-FLIPPED-OFF-SALT-LAKE-CITY, and worrying about how Tyler was doing and wishing I could be with him.  The girls were oblivious:) 

I wished we lived a little closer to cousins.  They play so well together and really love eachother. 

Man, we have a lot of kids between my sister and I (She of course is the greatest contributer...haha)

After four days of being in Salt Lake, we were all pretty tired.  I think I could have slept for two days straight. These last two pictures say it all.  Tyler is doing really well now, and I am glad we caught the problem as early as we did.  We need a healthy daddy!  He is irreplaceable.
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Friday, August 16, 2013

*sigh* It finally came...

I graduated back in May with my Associate degree.  Let me just take a moment and say, this was a HUGE accomplishment for me.  I was a terrible student in highschool, and really wondered if I would ever go to college.  As I grew up and learned to discipline myself, I realized I could do it if I really wanted to.  I have been going to school on and off since 2004.  I finished a CNA course with the intent to become a nurse, but changed my mind after the babies came. Having the three girls so close together threw me for a loop and I took a break from school.  After moving to Monticello, I decided to go part time, taking night and online classes so that I could still be a mommy.  It worked out great, even though doing homework meant some late nights at the computer or during nap time.  I am so grateful I pushed through it.  I am taking a year off while Tyler finishes an administrative course and plan on going back to finish my Bachelors.  I may be slow, but I am determined to do it.  I want my girls to realize how important education is and I can only do that by setting an example for them. 
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Another Zombie Race...


Tyler and I were Zombies at our local zombie race.  It was our date night with a few other couple!  haha- we have a disturbed group of friends here.  Check out the view I had as I waited on unsuspecting victims!  So amazing that we live in this beautiful place, this is a mile from my house!  Love it.
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