Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Night with the Stars!"

We had New Beginnings tonight. It was hands down the best New Beginnings I’ve ever been to! The girls chose a “Night with the Stars” theme. We did kind of an Oscar night, complete with red carpet! These pictures don’t do justice to how awesome it looked! But, at least it will give you an idea.

The AMAZING invitations that Jena made. Aren't they super adorable!? I love them!

The refreshment table.

The cake with all our “stars” names on it.

Barbie and her husband made all of these YW torches, and each girl got one! So cute!

Two of my girls posing on the “red carpet.”

The ladies.

It was a great night.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Just because I think she's a little cute...

Lindsay is working on 3 molars right now.

Not fun for her, not fun for me.

However, I still think she is kind of cute!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Weekend.

The weekend started out a little crummy--just because this guy had to go to the Klondike with the scouts. There were over 500 scouts, 10 events, and Darin’s troop placed in 3 of the events! They got 1st, 2nd, and 3rd! I was pretty proud of them! They came back with some fun ribbons!
I was so glad that Darin had Monday off.  It made it feel like we actually had a weekend.  Darin took me out on a date Monday morning!  We ate some yummy French toast at Kneaders!  (Thanks mom and dad for watching the kiddos.)  The long weekend felt like a short one, but we still had fun!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine’s Day Part 3

Last night Darin was a few minutes late getting home from work. I heard an unexpected ring at the doorbell. When I opened the door, I found a really handsome man holding these:

(The handsome man was Darin in case you were wondering).

We had a romantic dinner for two downstairs. My handsome date:

We started out with some Swiss cheese fondue.

Followed by steak and shrimp fondue

And we finished the dinner with some chocolate fondue.

Later, as we were putting the kids to bed, Matt had something in his bed. I was worried he might have taken it from one of the kids at the party, so I decided to put Lindsay in bed then have a talk with Matt about stealing.

I was about to put Lindsay in her crib when I noticed there was something under her blanket. It was a Tinkerbelle Valentine that said, “To: Lindsay Love Dad.” I went back to Matt’s room and his was a Cars box of Chocolates that said, “To: Matt Love: Dad.” The kids LOVED their valentines—even Lindsay kept giving Tink kisses and shaking the box. I thought it was so sweet that Darin surprised the kids with valentines! He really is the best dad ever!

After the kids were in bed, I went to peak on our bed to see if Darin had left me a surprise too. I didn't see anything until Darin came in, and said, “What’s that behind the pillow?” It was a box of chocolates just for me! I dare say, BEST. HUSBAND. EVER.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Party!

We had a little Valentine party with my sisters, neighbor, and their kids. We started off with a crepe brunch.

Then my sister read some books and played some games with the kids, but I didn't get any pictures.

Next we exchanged valentines!

I know that everyone and their dogs have been making these valentines, but I just had to share, because I thought it was so cute!

Then we made cookies

...and ate cookies!

Happy Valentine's Day

A Surprise Valentine

Last night my parents brought Matt a valentine. But it wasn't just any valentine--it was one attached to a string! Enjoy this 12 second video!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Matt’s Car Birthday Party

Matt had a fun little belated birthday party with some of his friends. We had car sandwiches, fruit cars, fruit punch fuel, dipsticks, spare tires, and cake. The kids played with the car road, had car races, and made cars out of boxes. It was a really fun day!

Two Birthday's In St. George!

Last week we went down to visit Darin’s parents in St. George and to celebrate Matt and Darin’s birthday. We ate a lot, went to some fun parks, played, ate some more, relaxed a lot, and just had a good time. The only problem was, I hardly took my camera anywhere. Here are a few pictures from the week.

Darin, Lindsay, and Dad checking out the new fire pit.

Darin’s parents are still working on unpacking from the Philippines. This is one of the treasures they found when unpacking: Darin’s Halloween costume from when he was 3. Matt LOVES it! He wore it his whole birthday!

Darin’s birthday is the day after Matt’s. We started the morning by going to the St. George temple. Then Darin went golfing with his dad and brother, and didn’t get 1 picture!

The cute birthday boy!

Matt looking dapper for church.

Thanks mom and dad for the fun birthday weekend!