Monday, March 13, 2017

Lindsay's PCMC appointment

Last week we had Lindsay's yearly appointment with her neurosurgeon. 
It was a great report!
Her head is still really big, and far off the charts, but everything looks good and he said we can wait TWO YEARS before her next MRI!  Wahoo little Lindsay!!

And, we had to make a quick stop for a celebratory lunch!!




Friday, March 10, 2017

32nd Birthday!

I had THE. BEST. 32nd Birthday!!

Darin and the kids made me a delicious breakfast in bed, my parents took me to El Matador, and Darin took me to Cheesecake Factory for my first time!  I also felt overwhelmed with cards, calls, texts, social media, and gifts!  Thanks for all the love everyone!  32 is going to be a great year!








Monday, February 20, 2017

Beaver, Utah!

We drove a long way on Sunday, but we were too tired to make it all the way home, so we stopped in Beaver!  The kids LOVE any chance to stay in a hotel!

Monday morning, Darin took us to a cute little Cafe for breakfast! It was SOOOOO good!!  (I think they deep fried my french toast...I'm sure it was terrible for me, but it was SOOOOOO yummy!)





Sunday in Gilbert

Sunday morning, after going to Grandma's ward, we went for a quick visit to the Gilbert Temple.
It was my first time and it was beautiful!

Afterwards, we went to my cousin, Amy's house for a DELICIOUS lunch!




I kind of love this picture that my brother Rick took of us.....it is much more realistic!









Grandma's 90th Birthday Party!

We had a wonderful 90th Birthday Party for my Grandma Hodgkinson!
Everyone that planned it did such a great job!
We had a yummy dinner, dessert, a little program and more!




Lindsay had a great time with so many of her darling 2nd cousins!
Wish we got to be with them more!


Andrew quickly became best friends with my cousin, Todd.
HE LOVES TODD!!


My niece, Annie, took this picture of us!
When I got the camera back, I also had this picture of Matt!  haha!












Matt being a goof, standing right under the gutter where the water was dripping.




Sweeties Candy


My sister in law, Jadi, recommended that I take my kids to see Sweeties Candy!
It was a really cool store with nearly every candy you could think of!
So many childhood memories for multiple generations!

My mom offered to buy everyone any candy under $1.00
Rick was so funny and got really excited and said, "Circus Peanuts!!!  Those are my FAVORITE!  Oh, wait, it is $1.05, I guess I can't have it."  He is such a tease, but makes everything so fun!

At the end, I had the kids take a picture with my mom and their candy, and one of the workers offered to let us pose with two of their big lollipops.  We did, and then afterwards, he offered the kids "smaller versions" of the lollipops, but they were still HUGE!  They were so so nice to us!

It was a great day!











This last part, might be my favorite.  I bought Andrew a WarHead and took a video of him eating it---it was SOOOO funny!  When we came back and showed my dad, he said, "They're not REALLY that sour are they?"  We gave him one too, and this was his face.....




Fun at Great Grandma Hodgkinson's

Our first stop in Mesa was to Grandma's pool!
The kids had fun swimming, picking fruit, and playing pickle ball in Grandma's backyard!
We are so excited with all the yummy fruit we got to bring home!!

Thanks grandma!!








Dallin was so cute with the kids doing Math problems underwater!


Everyone loves Aunt Sue!!


I have VERY similar pictures playing with my cousins on this court when I was their age!