Monday, May 26, 2014

Photo Dump

I give up trying to update as often as I'd like. Here's what we've been up to the last couple months.

Chandler's preschool class visited the planetarium.



We went on a few fun family outings, including a homemade scavenger hunt and a trip to a local pottery studio. The kids loved decorating their bowls.



Ben spent a lot of time getting really messy. :)



Sweet Jessica


My silly Benjamin


In April, Michael's mom came to visit. It was so great to have her here. One of the things we did was drive down to Ft Lauderdale for the new temple open house. It was beautiful and we're so excited to have another temple in Florida.






We decorated Easter eggs.


Danny is growing up and we're not too happy about it. :)



Michael is growing up too. :) 33 on April 24th. 
Happy birthday Love!
(and thanks Debra for the awesome cake! Best gift ever.)






























Chandler finished up preschool. :( 
What is happening to everyone getting so old!? This is Chandler with his teachers, Mrs. Shepherd and Mrs. Gibson. I won't post pics of Chan with the other kids in his class, but they are all cuties!

Laura and Danny went to LA for an annual "Girl's Weekend" that Michael's mom throws. 
So fun! She goes ALL OUT! We have a yearly theme ("under the sea" this year) and things are decorated to perfection. We ate (a ton!), threw a bridal shower for my future sister (yay!), shopped, and even went stand-up paddle boarding (which was crazy-fun). Thanks for an amazing weekend Melody!








Jessica's class did their end of year presentation. Jessica read some stories and poems she'd read. It's been a great year.




The next day she ran her first 5K with Laura. 31.40. Amazing for a seven year old!

Finally, Chandler and Ben got their summer buzz-cuts. Ben was not very excited about the idea. :) Hopefully they'll be happier now in the FL heat. 

Before:


After:


Well, if you're still reading this then you're impressive. No promises on how long it'll be for the next update. :)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Trying to play catch-up... again.

I need to come to grips with the fact that I'm just a terrible blogger. :)

Since I last posted...

Chandler and Michael took a trip to LA/San Diego for a basketball game, lots of food, and some visits with old friends. They had a great time, but were happy to be back with Mommy when it was all over.








Jessica finished up her cross country season this year. She's learned a lot about working hard and it's paid off. She got fifteenth at her county meet and right around the same at the "Smile Mile." She's a tough little cookie.




And these two cuties are my buddies while the others are away during the day. Love them!

Danny gets a little scary when he's excited/tired. He'll eat your face right off with kisses.