Monday, November 30, 2015

Dinner, Lights on Temple Square, and Dessert

We had a really fun night on Saturday.
We met my family at California Pizza Kitchen for dinner, went to see the lights, and then had dessert at Ben and Kristy's house.

Darin and I always get a picture of our favorite spot...we call it "Lover's Lane."
Matt was our awesome photographer!

I took this picture of Lindsay and then.....

the boys jumped in for a photobomb!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

We had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!
This year we spent Thanksgiving with the Hodgkinson side.
(It has been about 4 years since we were last with my side on Thanksgiving).

We only had two problems with the whole day:
#1- We missed my sister, Heather, and her family.
#2- Our family is full of AMAZING cooks and EVERYTHING was so good that we got too full!

I didn't take a ton a pictures, because I did a lot of video this time.
(I'll post the video soon).

Here are the few pictures that I took.

Mom always sets a beautiful table.
This year was my favorite.

Dad carving the turkey!

My cute sister-in-law, Jadi did a cute play last year for the Gunnerson family.
She was nice enough to not only let me copy her, but MAILED the play, costumes, and props.
Thanks Jadi!

Happy Thanksgiving!!
I sure am thankful for this WONDERFUL family of mine!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

YouTube Night! (Y Date)

We had a fun Y date a little while ago. 
 (We actually went out of order because I wanted to make sure we did it while the weather was still nice).
We invited a few of our YOUNG friends to watch YouTube videos in our YARD.
We ate YUMMY snacks and YAPPED before and after the vidoes.
It was a fun night!

Alphabet Dates W & X

W Date

WE had a WONDERFUL W date over the WEEKEND.  WE WENT to the aquarium, WALKED around and WATCHED the fish under WATER.  After the aquarium we WENT to WAFFLE Luv!

X Date

Darin planned an eXceptional X date.  We went to TeXas Road house, but it was too busy, so we decided to eXit.  So, we went to Woods Cross (WX) to eat MeXican Food.  My plate was X-tra large and I thought I was going to X-plode! We were going to play a game on our X Box, but it was broken, so we watched a movie on NetfliX.

Friday, November 20, 2015


Since the day Andrew was born Matt has been asking if they could share a room and get bunk beds.
I tried to discourage it.  I told Matt that if they shared a room that Andrew would mess his things up.

It didn't work.

Luckily for Matt, Darin's brother came to stay with us for a little while.
It was just enough push for Matt to convince me to get the beds.

We took Andrew out of the crib and did the bunk beds.
It has gone REALLY well!
I love that those boys get along so well.
Here is their new room:

On a sad note...
this is the FIRST time in over 7 years that I've put the crib in storage.
When I was pregnant with Matt, I had his bedroom totally set up the week I found out he was a boy.
Since then, we've had to kick Matt out so Lindsay could use the crib.
Then, we kicked Lindsay out so that Andrew could have the crib.

Now, the crib and changing table sit alone in a basement closet.
I hope that one day we will be able to use it again.
Until then...sit tight little crib!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Four Seasons in Bountiful

This is the road to Matt's school.

I think it may be my favorite street in all of Bountiful!

I may have to relocate to a different part of our ward!


Monday, November 2, 2015

October Service

Here are our 4 service projects for October.

#1- We took donuts to some nurses up at the U of U (including our favorite nurse, Krista).

#2- We raked our neighbors' yard.

#3- We donated 20 care packages to the Women's Shelter

#4- We donated the majority of the kids Halloween candy to Valley View Elementary (they are collecting candy to send to the Service men and women over seas, and you can still donate if you'd like to!  Feel free to contact me for more info).

I was REALLY proud of how generous my kids were with sharing their candy.  Matt kept 7 pieces of candy for himself, and said, "Do you think I kept too much?"  Sweet boy.  Lindsay wasn't feeling as generous, but she decided to keep about 7 pieces too.  Andrew didn't have much choice.  I let him pick 3 candies and then we gave the rest away.