Monday, September 3, 2018

Francis Frontier Days 2018

We had a great time up at Francis Frontier Days!
Andrew was the only one that did the Muttin Bustin this year.
(He REALLY didn't want to go this year, but he did it, and had a good fall, and got to go sit in the ambulance for a bit to get cleaned up--so fun memories! Ha!)

Matt, Lindsay, and Andrew all did great on their races and each won a drink!
Andrew got a medal, a drink, and a bag of candy--that he was very generous to share with Lucy.
The day ended in more tears from Andrew because for some reason, he got it in his head that he was getting bacon and eggs. Darin surprised the kids and took us all out to Village Inn afterwards (and the kids got to eat free so there was an extra bonus!)


Swiss Days

We headed up to Swiss Days this weekend.
I grew up going to Swiss Days with my grandparents that lived in Midway.
It was basically like a ward party when I was growing up, and I have great memories.
It is not the same at all.
I felt a little sad, and I think this might be our last time going.
It was SO crowded!  I couldn't believe it!

But, on the plus side, we made our first trip to Dairy Keen in Heber (not Granny's...shocker).
Lucy was HILARIOUS!  We couldn't stop laughing at her funny faces!
She LOVED the fries, fry sauce, and shakes (especially the grasshopper).

Rain, Rain, Rain!

We had a HUGE rainstorm last week.
I made the kids come out in the rain to play with me.
They didn't want to at first, but then I couldn't get them to come inside!
(I may have even woken Lucy up from her nap).

We played until the rain stopped, then came inside, got into our jammies, and sat in our doorway while reading books and drinking hot cocoa when the rain started again.  It was one of those "perfect" days!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

First Day of School

Matt started 4th grade today, and Lindsay started 2nd. 
It was the first year I didn't cry when I sent them off.
It is hard to be sad when they are both so excited!
Now I just have to wait two more hours to hear the report!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Back to School Feast

Tonight we had our annual "Back to School Feast!"
(to see our feasts of the past, click HERE).

This year our family theme is,

We started with a dinner that got rained out, so we hustled inside to finish the meal.
During dinner, we announced the new theme and sang the song, "I Am like a Star."

We talked about our goals for the upcoming year, and our hopes for our kids to be like the stars in that song.  After dinner, we ate blew out a candle on our cake to make a wish for the new school year.  (Their mother may have asked each of them to "smell the cake" then gave their face a little push). 
Following cake, the kids got their new key chains, and Darin gave each of us a Father's Blessing.

We are so excited for the 2018-2019 school year!