Saturday, May 31, 2014

Last Day of School

Today was the last day of not having a last day of school.  Did that make ANY sense? 

My friend, Camie, invited us over to celebrate the last day of school (even though none of my kids are in school, but this is the LAST time I can say that)—I still can’t believe Matt starts Kindergarten in the fall!

She had popsicles, water balloons, and water guns.  
Andrew found a little mud pile, and had some fun!
Thanks Camie!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday afternoon, we decided to go to SLC to visit a few graves.
We cut some flowers from our yard, woke the kids from their naps, and headed out.
Our kids are kind of a mess, but it was a fun drive.
I LOVE the cemetery during Memorial Weekend.

Monday, we had a nice BBQ at my sister's house.
After dinner we visited Grandpa Hodgkinson's and Grandma Welling's graves in Bountiful.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Our power was out for about 10 hours the other day. We had some workers come to fix the problem--which happened to be in our yard.
They started working about 5:30 in the morning. Around 8:30, the kids and I decided to take them some breakfast.

They finally finished working around 5:30 that evening.

Matt wanted me to take his picture by the machines. They didn't get to just stand by the machines or even in them....see the video below! The workers were SO nice to us!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fathers and Sons

I’m so thankful to have a husband that is not only good enough to take my sons camping, but to plan the whole event.

Matt had a WONDERFUL time and I think everyone else did too.

One funny story…

The morning of the campout, Darin was feeling a little overwhelmed with all he had to do.  Together we made a list of groceries he’d need to buy for the campout.  While he was at work, I decided to be an awesome wife and do the shopping for him.  After I finished (with the biggest cart of groceries EVER) I noticed the I had 5 missed calls from Darin.  He was calling to let me know that he got off work extra early and already did the shopping.  Luckily, they were really nice at the store and let me return everything I had just bought!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

While the boys are away...the girls will PLAY!

Darin took Matthew to fathers and sons for the weekend.
Lindsay and I stayed home and had a girls night. 

We started with facials and pedicures.

Next, Lindsay did my hair and makeup!

We got all dolled up and ready for our TEA PARTY!!

We took it to the backyard and enjoyed tea (aka orange vitamin water) and pastries!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The "Inside Parent" Gets Dirty

I LOVE that Darin loves to garden....because I don't particularly enjoy it.
Darin lovingly calls me the "inside parent" and he is clearly the "outside parent."

Yesterday, I spent several hours getting my hands dirty.
I weeded, I tilled, I dug, and I planted.

And I loved getting help from this little cutie.  (He wasn't so clean when we finished).

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Taylor + France

My darling friend, France, asked me to take some pictures of her family.  I am by no means a professional photographer, but I LOVE how they turned out.  They have such a BEAUTIFUL family!!